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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 172

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 172

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Deliberate (Adjective) careful and unhurried.
  • careful
  • cautious
  • unhurried
“a conscientious and deliberate worker”
Consensus (Noun) a general agreement.
  • agreement
  • harmony
  • concord
“there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”
Exhortation (Noun) an address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something.
  • urging
  • encouragement
  • persuasion
“exhortations to consumers to switch off electrical appliances”
Stipulations (Noun) a condition or requirement that is specified or demanded as part of an agreement
  • condition
  • precondition
  • proviso
“they donated their collection of prints with the stipulation that they never be publicly exhibited”
Augur (Verb) portend a good or bad outcome.
  • bode
“the end of the cold war seemed to augur well”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Tenuous (Adjective) very weak or slight.
  • slight
  • insubstantial
  • flimsy
“the tenuous link between interest rates and investment”
Propping (Verb) support or keep in position.
  • hold up
  • shore up
  • bolster up
“she propped her chin in the palm of her right hand”
Blockading (Verb) seal off (a place) to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
  • barricade
  • close up
  • block off
”the authorities blockaded roads in and out of the capital”
Staunchly (Adverb) very loyal and committed in attitude.
  • loyal
  • faithful
  • trusty
  • committed
“the Government staunchly defended the project”
Ousted (Verb) drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place
  • drive out
  • expel
  • force out
throw out

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