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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 297

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 297

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abrogate (verb) repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement).
  • abolish
  • annul
  • invalidate
  • nullify
  • quash
“To abrogate one iota of his power was to abrogate the whole”
Beckons(verb) appear attractive or inviting.
  • entice
  • invite
“She was beckoning them in to shore”
Moot (Adjective) subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty.
  • debatable
  • arguable
  • problematic
  • contentious
“It is again a moot point whether India’s ASAT test and its positioning as a critical element in India’s strategic defense capability, will have the desired impact that the nation’s leaders hope for”
Adhere (Verb) to continue to obey, believe in, or support something, esp. a custom or belief
  • comply
  • heed
“College coaches have to adhere to the rules about recruiting high school students”
Invigorate (Verb) to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • amp (up)
  • animate
  • brace
  • energize
  • enliven
“The fresh air and sunshine invigorated the children after a long winter indoors”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Garner (Verb) gather or collect (something, especially information or approval).
  • gather
  • collect
  • accumulate
  • amass
“the church members are trying to garner enough funds to purchase the pastor a new house”
Proclivity (Noun) a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
  • liking
  • inclination
  • tendency
  • leaning
“His proclivity for cooking made him a big hit in the homeowner’s association”
Repine (verb) feel or express discontent; fret.
  • mope
  • languish
  • despondent
  • lament
“The soldiers repine for their families when they are stationed overseas”
Embellish (verb) to make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality
  • adorn
  • deck
“Grandma likes to embellish her knitting by hiding secret messages in the pattern”
Culling (Verb) select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
  • elect
  • select
  • choose
  • pick
“In nine months, we as a group, tracked an unknown number of missing children, culling out two hundred and eleven How attempted to locate”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Radicalization (Noun) process of making someone more extreme in religious belief
  • fanaticism
  • infatuation
“This was the period of growing radicalization of the working class”
Segregation (Noun) keeping apart, separation
  • discrimination
  • seclusion
“The community fought to end segregation in schools and housing”
Hackles (Verb) erectile hairs which rise when angry or alarmed.
  • chop
  • clip
“The dog continued to growl, its hackles raised”
Abrogation (Noun) repeal or abolition of a law or agreement.
  • annulment
  • ending
“Article 371 was abrogated in 2019”
Spurt (Noun) gush out in a sudden forceful stream, spray, fountain
  • outburst
  • eruption
“He cut his finger and blood spurted over the sliced potatoes”

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