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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 158

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 158

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A Newspaper is a printed or online publication that provides readers with news and articles i.e. the current affairs of a country and the world. Current Affairs play a prominent role in several government related recruitment exams in India. To better understand the current state of affairs, a candidate should acquire rich vocabulary primarily used by editors and publications of newspaper articles and editorials. SPLessons has made an effort to provide a comprehensive list of commonly used words in newspaper articles and editorials. Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 158 provides the readers with a collection of useful vocabulary for newspapers.


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Protocol (Noun) the official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions.
  • etiquette
  • conventions
  • formalities
  • customs
“protocol forbids the prince from making any public statement in his defence”
Arbitrate (Verb) reach an authoritative judgement or settlement.
  • adjudicate
  • judge
  • adjudge
  • referee
“the board has the power to arbitrate in disputes”
Breached (Verb) make a gap in and break through (a wall, barrier, or defence).
  • break (through)
  • burst (through)
  • rupture
“the river breached its bank”
Precept (Noun) a general rule intended to regulate behaviour or thought.
  • principle
  • rule
  • tenet
  • canon
  • code
“the legal precept of being innocent until proven guilty”
Niceties (Noun) a fine or subtle detail or distinction.
  • fine point
  • subtlety
  • nuance
“legal niceties are wasted on him”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Repercussion (Noun) an unintended consequence of an event or action, especially an unwelcome one.
  • consequence
  • result
  • effect
  • outcome
“the move would have grave repercussions for the entire region”
Contention (Noun) heated disagreement
  • disagreement
  • dispute
  • disputation
“the captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries”
Imminent (Adjective) about to happen.
  • impending
  • at hand
  • close
  • near
“they were in imminent danger of being swept away”
Straddled (Verb) extend across or be situated on both sides of.
  • lie on both sides of
  • be situated on both sides of
“a mountain range straddling the Franco-Swiss border”
Frenzied (Adjective) wildly excited or uncontrolle
  • franti
  • wil
  • freneti
  • hecti
  • fraugh
“a frenzied attack”



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