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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 166

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 166

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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 166 provides the readers with a collection of useful vocabulary for newspapers.

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Unanimously (Adverb) without opposition; with the agreement of all people involved.
  • without opposition
  • with one accord
  • with one mind
“a committee of MPs has unanimously agreed to back his bill”
Unimpeded (Adjective) not obstructed or hindered
  • unrestricted
  • unconstrained
  • unhindered
“an unimpeded view across the headland”
Augurs (Verb) portend a good or bad outcome
  • bode
“the end of the cold war seemed to augur well”
Coercion (Noun) the action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.
  • force
  • compulsion
  • constraint
  • duress
I wouldn’t be surprised if he wouldn’t bring in a coercion bill at any minute.
Rhetoric (Noun) the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
  • oratory
  • eloquence
  • power of speech
“he is using a common figure of rhetoric, hyperbole”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ratcheted (Verb) a situation or process that is perceived to be changing in a series of irreversible steps.
  • force up
  • heighten
  • increase
“the upward ratchet of property taxes”
Paucity (Noun) the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts.
  • scarcity
  • sparseness
  • sparsity
“a paucity of information”
Moot (Adjective) subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty
  • debatable
  • open to debate
  • open to discussion
”whether the temperature rise was mainly due to the greenhouse effect was a moot point”
Impinge (Verb) have an effect, especially a negative one.
  • affect
  • have an effect on
  • have a bearing on
“several factors impinge on market efficiency”
Litigant (Noun) a person involved in a lawsuit.
  • litigator
  • opponent in law
  • opponent
  • contestant
Number One is the represented litigant who is compensated for both costs and counsel fees.

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