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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 289

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 289

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Expertise (Noun) expert skill or knowledge in a particular field.
  • skill
  • skilfulness
  • expertness
“technical expertise”
Overdue (Adjective) not having arrived, happened, or been done by the expected time.
  • late
  • not on time
  • behind schedule
“the rent was nearly three months overdue”
Emphasise (Verb) give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing.
  • bring/call/draw attention to
  • focus attention on
  • highlight
“they emphasize the need for daily, one-to-one contact between parent and child”
Nurtured (Verb) care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing.
  • bring up
  • care for
  • provide for
“Jarrett was nurtured by his parents in a close-knit family”
Catastrophic (Adjective) extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful.
  • disastrous
  • calamitous
  • cataclysmic
“catastrophic mismanagement of the economy”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Unprecedented (Adjective) never done or known before.
  • unparalleled
  • unequalled
  • unmatched
“the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence”
Devastated (Verb) destroy or ruin.
  • destroy
  • ruin
  • leave in ruins
“the city was devastated by a huge earthquake”
Evacuation (Noun) the action of evacuating a person or a place.
  • removal
  • clearance
  • shifting
”there were waves of evacuation during the blitz”
Reckoning (Verb) the action or process of calculating or estimating something.
  • calculation
  • estimation
  • computation
“the sixth, or by another reckoning eleventh, Earl of Mar”
Soar (Verb) fly or rise high in the air.
  • fly up
  • wing
  • wing its way
“the bird spread its wings and soared into the air”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sedition (Noun) conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
  • incitement
  • fomentation
  • provocation
  • agitation
“The extended geographical jurisdiction for offences is being used here not just to cover sedition, but also treason”
Cartel (Noun) an association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition.
  • consortium
  • alliance
  • union
  • confederation
“In their attempts to stem cut-throat price competition, railway leaders repeatedly formed cartels to set prices and allocate traffic”
Externality (Noun) a consequence of an industrial or commercial activity which affects other parties without this being reflected in market prices.
  • upshot
  • effect
  • repercussion
  • reverberations
“Network externalities occur when markets characterized by network effects fail to allocate resources properly”
Beleaguer (Verb) put in a very difficult situation.
  • bedevil
  • troubled
“The board is supporting the beleaguered director”
Stringent (Adjective) not allowing for any exceptions or loosening of standards
  • brassbound
  • cast-iron
  • exacting
  • hard-line
“There are stringent rules against unauthorized persons being in our building”

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