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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 294

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 294

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Prompting (Noun) the action of saying something to persuade, encourage, or remind someone to do or say something.
  • encouragement
  • reminder(s)
  • reminding
“after some prompting, the defendant gave the police his name”
Consensus (Noun) a general agreement.
  • agreement
  • harmony
  • concord
“there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”
Accord (Verb) give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition).
  • give
  • grant
  • tender
“the powers accorded to the head of state”
Refrained (Verb) stop oneself from doing something.
  • abstain
  • desist
  • hold back
“she refrained from comment”
Unprecedented (Adjective) never done or known before.
  • unparalleled
  • unequalled
  • unmatched
“the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Envoys (Noun) a messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission.
  • representative
  • delegate
  • deputy
“the UN special envoy to Yugoslavia”
Culminated (Verb) reach a climax or point of highest development.
  • come to a climax
  • come to a crescendo
  • come to a head
“weeks of violence culminated in the brutal murder of a magistrate”
Warp (Verb) make or become bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp.
  • buckle
  • twist
  • bend
”moisture had warped the box”
Incursion (Noun) an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one.
  • attack on
  • assault on
  • raid on
“incursions into enemy territory”
Coveted (Noun) yearn to possess (something, especially something belonging to another).
  • desire
  • be consumed with desire for
  • crave
“I covet one of their smart bags”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Theological (adjective) relating to the study of the nature of God and religious belief
  • religious
  • scriptural
  • doctrinal
“So if you like, a theological religious foundation was being laid for social action”
Clinch (Verb, Noun) confirm or settle (a contract or bargain).
  • grip
  • clasp
  • settle
“They are hoping to clinch a major deal to supply computers to the army.”
Veteran (Noun) a person who has had long experience in a particular field.
  • experienced
  • seasoned
  • expert
  • skilled
“He is a veteran parliamentarian whose views enjoy widespread respect.”
Linger (verb) stay in a place longer than necessary because of a reluctance to leave.
  • loiter
  • stay
  • remain
  • wait
“There’s no need to linger over this stage of the interview.”
De facto (Adverb) in fact, whether by right or not.
  • actually
  • in fact
  • in reality
  • in effect
“With the death of his father, he became the de facto head of the family.”

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