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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 320

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 320

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Endorsement (Noun) the action of endorsing someone or something.
  • support
  • backing
  • approval
“the issue of full independence received overwhelming endorsement”
Potent (Adjective) having great power, influence, or effect.
  • powerful
  • strong
  • vigorous
“thrones were potent symbols of authority”
Succour (Noun) assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
  • aid
  • help
  • a helping hand
“the wounded had little chance of succour”
Maverick (Noun) an unorthodox or independent-minded person.
  • individualist
  • nonconformist
  • free spirit
“he’s the maverick of the senate”
Dexterity (Noun) skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.
  • deftness
  • adeptness
  • adroitness
“her dexterity with chopsticks”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Spur (Noun) a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive.
  • stimulus
  • incentive
  • encouragement
“wars act as a spur to practical invention”
Sway (Verb) move or cause to move slowly or rhythmically backwards and forwards or from side to side.
  • swing
  • shake
  • oscillate
“he swayed slightly on his feet”
Stint (Verb) be very economical or mean about spending or providing something.
  • skimp on
  • scrimp on
  • be economical with
“he doesn’t stint on wining and dining”
Bonhomie (Noun) cheerful friendliness; geniality.
  • geniality
  • congeniality
  • conviviality
“he exuded good humour and bonhomie”
Moratorium (Noun) a temporary prohibition of an activity.
  • embargo
  • ban
  • prohibition
“a moratorium on the use of drift nets”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Accord (Verb) give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)
  • agreement
  • harmony
  • concord
“Such an order would not be in accord with our system”
Deflect (Verb) cause (something) to change direction; turn aside from a straight course.
  • divert
  • avert
  • distract
  • deviate
“The goalie deflected the ball with his hands”
Perception (Noun) the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses.
  • understanding
  • feeling
  • awareness
“We have to change the public’s perception that money is being wasted”
Complicit (Adjective) involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong.
  • accomplice
  • co-conspirator
  • confederates
  • partners
“His complicity with the former government had led to his downfall”
Mooted (Verb) raised (a question or topic) for discussion; suggested (an idea or possibility).
  • debated
  • discussed
  • argued
“It’s a moot point whether Rohan or Sohan is a better player”

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