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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 322

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 322

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Perceptions (Noun) awareness of something through the senses.
  • discernment
  • appreciation
  • recognition
“the perception of pain”
Envoy (Noun) a messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission.
  • representative
  • delegate
  • deputy
“the UN special envoy to Yugoslavia”
Detention (Noun) the action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody.
  • custody
  • imprisonment
  • confinement
“the fifteen people arrested were still in police detention”
Relent (Verb) abandon or mitigate a severe or harsh attitude, especially by finally yielding to a request.
  • back-pedal
  • back down
  • give way
“she was going to refuse his request, but relented”
Leverage (Noun) the power to influence a person or situation.
  • influence
  • power
  • authority
“the right wing had lost much of its political leverage in the Assembly”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Conviction (Noun) a formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offence.
  • sentence
  • judgement
“she had a previous conviction for a similar offence”
Endorsed (Verb) recommend (a product) in an advertisement.
  • support
  • back
  • approve (of)
  • be in agreement with
“he earns more money endorsing sports clothes than playing football”
Wrath (Noun) extreme anger.
  • anger
  • rage
  • fury
“he hid his pipe for fear of incurring his father’s wrath”
Proxies (Noun) the authority to represent someone else, especially in voting.
  • deputy
  • representative
  • substitute
“Britons overseas may register to vote by proxy”
Elude (Verb) escape from or avoid (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skilful or cunning way.
  • evade
  • avoid
  • get away from
“he tried to elude the security men by sneaking through a back door”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bonhomie (Noun) cheerful friendliness; geniality.
  • affability
  • amiability
  • sociability
“There was a casual bonhomie between the actors at rehearsals”
Turbulence (Noun) a state of conflict or confusion.
  • disturbance
  • agitation
  • turmoil
“Yesterday, I had a very smooth journey with no turbulence at all”
Protracted (Adjective) lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
  • extended
  • lengthy
“Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer”
Slew (Noun) a large number or quantity of something
  • oodles
  • heap
  • plurality
  • many
  • multitude
  • lot
“Dipak Misra sworn in as chief justice of India, inherited a slew of challenges”
Spook (Verb) frighten; unnerve
  • frighten
  • scare
  • startle
  • alarm
“The little girl was spooked by scary masks”



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