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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 293

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 293

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
sovereign (Noun) a supreme ruler, especially a monarch.
  • autonomous
  • unlimited
  • ascendant
  • chief
“Rumi-naui himself enters and receives the thanks of his sovereign”
Rhetoric (Noun) using language effectively to please or persuade
  • bombast
  • fustian
  • gas
  • grandiloquence
  • hot air
“Devices of rhetoric are used to bring imagery to writing”
Desist (Verb) to stop doing something, especially something that someone else does not want you to do
  • abstain
  • bring to an end
  • discontinue
“She was ordered to desist from playing music after 11 p.m”
Cognisable (Adjective) capable of being known
  • appreciable
  • audible
  • detectable
  • discernible
“They are cognizable by the admiralty court, according to locality”
Riot (Noun) a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.
  • hoot
  • knee-slapper
  • laugh
  • scream
“The riot had now changed into open mutiny among these marshmen and miners”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Evacuation (Noun) the action of emptying the bowels or another bodily organ.
  • expulsion
  • clearing
  • discharge
  • emptying
“An amusing aftermath of the evacuation by the French and Irish Divisions”
Engulf (Verb) powerfully affect (someone)
  • deluge
  • drown
  • flood
  • gulf
  • overflow
“We were expecting every second to be engulfed with the house”
Devastate (Verb) destroy or ruin.
  • ravage
  • raze
  • ruin
  • wreck
“The gale hurried on to devastate fresh fields and pastures new”
persecution (Noun) the continuation of a course of action with a view to its completion.
  • pursuit
  • accomplishment
  • achievement
  • execution
“The zeal which the latter evinced in his Prosecution of Hastings”
clout (Noun) a heavy blow with the hand or a hard object.
  • influence
  • prestige
  • sway
  • weight
“As for the clout I gave Master Peter, here is a groat to mend it”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Curiously (Adverb) in a strange and unusual way.
  • oddly
  • strangely
  • bizarrely
  • inquisitively
“The neighbours curiously peered through windows at me”
Explicitly (Adverb) (in reference to representations of sexual activity) graphically and vividly.
  • expressly
  • clearly
  • obviously
  • strongly
“The essay should state explicitly how the facts support the thesis”
Exemption (Noun) the action of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.
  • freedom
  • release
  • dispensation
“This firm is assisting the organization in resolving problems related to its tax exemption”
Portal (Noun) a website or web page providing access or links to other sites.
  • doorway
  • gate
  • entrance
  • archway
  • platform
“The main portal to the estate is an elaborate wrought-iron gate on the side facing the road”
Disclosure (Noun) the action of making new or secret information known.
  • revelation
  • reporting
  • exposure
  • declaration
“The court ruled to prevent public disclosure of the contents of the documents”



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