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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 315

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 315

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Endeavour (Verb) try hard to do or achieve something.
  • try
  • attempt
  • venture
“he is endeavouring to help the Third World”
Jest (Noun) a thing said or done for amusement; a joke.
  • joke
  • witticism
  • funny remark
“he laughed uproariously at his own jest”
Exemption (Noun) the action of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.
  • immunity
  • exception
  • dispensation
“vehicles that may qualify for exemption from tax”
Disbursed (Verb) pay out (money from a fund).
  • pay out
  • lay out
  • spend
“$67 million of the pledged aid had already been disbursed”
Prodding (Verb) stimulate or persuade (someone who is reluctant or slow) to do something.
  • spur
  • stimulate
  • stir
“they attempted to prod the central bank into cutting interest rates”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Forbearance (Noun) patient self-control; restraint and tolerance.
  • tolerance
  • toleration
  • patience
“his unfailing courtesy and forbearance under great provocation”
Thrive (Verb) prosper; flourish.
  • flourish
  • prosper
  • grow vigorously
“education groups thrive on organization”
Codify (Verb) arrange (laws or rules) into a systematic code.
  • systematize
  • systemize
  • organize
“the statutes have codified certain branches of common law”
Proviso (Noun) a condition or qualification attached to an agreement or statement.
  • condition
  • stipulation
  • provision
“he let his house with the proviso that his own staff should remain to run it”
Pertaining (Verb) be appropriate, related, or applicable to.
  • concern
  • relate to
  • be related to
“matters pertaining to the organization of government”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Perception (Noun) the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.
  • understanding
  • impression
  • notion
“The television has irreversibly changed our perception about the Royal Family”
Delegation (Noun) a body of delegates or representatives; a deputation.
  • deputation
  • commission mission
  • assignment
“He’s been chosen to lead the delegation to the conference”
Clampdown (Noun) a concerted or harsh attempt to suppress something.
  • suppression
  • prevention
  • crackdown
  • limitation
  • restraint
“The ensuing clampdown resulted in at least 128 people being killed across Sudan, according to protest organizers”
Blockade (Noun) an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
  • block
  • barricade
  • siege
“They attempted to break the blockade by using submarines”
Erode (Verb) (of wind, water, or other natural agents) gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land).
  • corrode
  • diminish
  • wear away
“Over time, trivial lawsuits will erode the significance of the justice system”

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