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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 299

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 299

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Expedition (Noun) a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, research, or war.
  • journey
  • voyage
  • tour
“an expedition to the jungles of the Orinoco”
Trampled (Verb) tread on and crush.
  • tread
  • tramp
  • stamp
“the fence had been trampled down”
Entice (Verb) attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
  • tempt
  • allure
  • lure
“a show which should entice a new audience into the theatre”
Inconspicuous (Adjective) not clearly visible or attracting attention.
  • unobtrusive
  • unnoticeable
  • unremarkable
“an inconspicuous red-brick building”
Acquisition (Noun) an asset or object bought or obtained, typically by a library or museum.
  • purchase
  • accession
  • addition
“the legacy will be used for new acquisitions”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Trespassing (Verb) enter someone’s land or property without permission.
  • enter without permission
  • intrude on
  • encroach on
“there is no excuse for trespassing on railway property”
Manoeuvring (Verb) move skilfully or carefully.
  • steer
  • guide
  • drive
“the lorry was unable to manoeuvre comfortably in the narrow street”
Overhaul (Verb) take apart (a piece of machinery or equipment) in order to examine it and repair it if necessary.
  • service
  • maintain
  • repair
”the steering box was recently overhauled”
Sweeping (Adjective) wide in range or effect.
  • extensive
  • wide-ranging
  • global
“we cannot recommend any sweeping alterations”
Revamp (Verb) give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to.
  • renovate
  • redecorate
  • refurbish
“an attempt to revamp the museum’s image”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Expeditious (Adjective) done with speed and efficiency.
  • speedy
  • swift
  • quick
“an expeditious investigation”
Revelation (Noun) a surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others.
  • disclosure
  • surprising fact
  • divulgence
“revelations about his personal life”
Clause (Noun) a particular and separate article, stipulation, or proviso in a treaty, bill, or contract.
  • section
  • paragraph
  • article
“The risk fee covenant clause is associated with the incentive fees on contract”
Unequivocal (Adjective) leaving no doubt; unambiguous.
  • unambiguous
  • unmistakable
  • indisputable
“an unequivocal answer”
Intriguing (Verb) arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
  • interest
  • be of interest to
  • fascinate
“I was intrigued by your question”

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