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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 59

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 59

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Persuasive
(Adjective)
Good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation
  • Convincing
  • Effective
  • Cogent
Its decision on Masood Azhar is shocking — but India must keep up persuasive diplomacy
Dossier
(Noun)
A collection of documents about a particular person, event, or subject.
  • File
  • Report
  • Case History
It reached out to several governments, and shared a dossier on Azhar with each member of the Security Council, who are all members of the 1267 ISIL and alQaeda sanctions committee.
Foil
(Verb)
Frustrate the efforts or plans of
  • Thwart
  • Frustrate
  • Counter
  • Oppose
From 2016 to 2018, India’s proposals to list Azhar, with evidence of JeM involvement in the Pathankot airbase attack, were also foiled by China.
Emanate
(Verb)
originate from; be produced by
  • Emit
  • Evolve
  • Exhale
  • Expel
  • Expire
China is unwilling to align itself with India on its concerns on cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan.
Regrettable
(Adjective)
(of conduct or an event) giving rise to regret; undesirable; unwelcome.
  • Undesirable
  • Unfortunate
  • Unwelcome
China’s stand is regrettable and condemnable, and it has been consistent on this issue.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Coercion
(Noun)
The action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.
  • Force
  • Compulsion
  • Constraint
New Delhi must now consider whether it wishes to accept this as a fait accompli, or confront Beijing to try to persuade it to change its stand by means of incentives or coercion.
Concerted
(Adjective)
Jointly arranged or carried out; coordinated.
  • Joint
  • United
This is a challenge, as any kind of concerted international pressure from the Western countries in this regard has in the past only served to be counterproductive.
Unravel
(Verb)
Investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling).
  • Solve
  • Resolve
The agency must swiftly unravel the sexual assault and blackmail racket that has victimised a number of young women.
Piteous
(Adjective)
Deserving or arousing pity
  • Sad
  • Pitiful
  • Pitiable
  • Pathetic
  • Distressing
Sourced from the phones of those who were arrested, it had a woman piteously pleading with her abusers to leave her alone.
Accentuate
(Verb)
Make more noticeable or prominent.
  • Highlight
  • Spotlight
  • Foreground
  • Feature
Given the timing, with the Lok Sabha polls and critical Assembly byelections around the