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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 318

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 318

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Accord (Verb) give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition).
  • give
  • grant
  • tender
“the powers accorded to the head of state”
Ferment (Noun) agitation and excitement among a group of people, typically concerning major change and leading to trouble or violence.
  • fever
  • furore
  • frenzy
“a period of political and religious ferment”
Factions (Noun) a small organized dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics.
  • clique
  • coterie
  • caucus
“the left-wing faction of the party”
Confined (Adjective) restricted in area or volume; cramped.
  • cramped
  • constricted
  • restricted
“her fear of confined spaces”
Heinous (Adjective) utterly odious or wicked.
  • odious
  • wicked
  • evil
  • atrocious
“a battery of heinous crimes”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Moot (Adjective) subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty.
  • debatable
  • open to debate
  • open to discussion
“whether the temperature rise was mainly due to the greenhouse effect was a moot point”
Bonhomie (Noun) cheerful friendliness; geniality.
  • geniality
  • congeniality
  • conviviality
“he exuded good humour and bonhomie”
Inception (Noun) the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.
  • establishment
  • institution
  • foundation
“she has been on the board since its inception two years ago”
Fray (Verb) show the effects of strain.
  • strain
  • tax
  • overtax
“as the temperature rose, tempers frayed”
Munificence (Noun) the quality or action of being extremely generous.
  • generosity
  • bountifulness
  • open-handedness
“we must be thankful for his munificence”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Intermediary (Noun) a person who acts as a link between people in order to try and bring about an agreement; a mediator.
  • broker
  • mediator
  • middleman
  • agent
“He served as an intermediary between the workers and the executives”
Infringe (Verb) actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.).
  • violate
  • breach
  • break
  • transgress
“They claim that his use of the name infringes their copyright”
Traceable (Adjective) able to be found or discovered.
  • trackable
  • referable
  • attributable
  • identifiable
“We will need to trace the electrical wires through the walls”
Encrypt (Verb) convert (information or data) into a code, especially to prevent unauthorized access.
  • encode
  • encipher
  • code
  • inscribe
“The software will encrypt the message before it is sent”
Validity (Noun) the quality of being logically or factually sound; soundness or cogency.
  • effectiveness
  • efficacy
  • legitimacy
  • authenticity
“Some researchers have questioned the validity of the test results”

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