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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 62

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 62

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Enact
(Verb)
Make (a bill or other proposal) law
  • Pass
  • Approve
  • Ratify
  • Validate
It was finally enacted as a law in 2013, and came into effect on January 16, 2014.
Stern
(Adjective)
(of an act or statement) strict and severe.
  • Strict
  • Severe
  • Stringent
  • Harsh
  • Drastic
Ultimately, it was the court’s stern ultimatum to appoint a Lokpal within a timeframe that worked.
Verdict
(Noun)
A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest
  • Judgement
  • Adjudication
In a verdict in April 2017, the Supreme Court rejected the excuse and said there was no legal bar on the selection committee moving ahead even if there was a vacancy.
Pertain
(Verb)
Be appropriate, related, or applicable to.
  • Concern
  • Relate to
One amendment pertained to including the leader of the largest party in the Opposition in the selection committee.
Unrealistic
(Adjective)
Not realistic.
  • Impractical
  • Impracticable
  • Unworkable
It may be unrealistic to expect any dramatic impact on the lives of the common people.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Patchy
(Adjective)
Not of the same quality throughout; inconsistent.
  • Fragmentary
  • Deficient
  • Inadequate
The BJP is acutely aware that its presence has been patchy across regions and social groups, historically.
Sophistry
(Noun)
The use of clever but false arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving.
  • Sophism
  • Casuistry
  • Quibbling
  • Equivocation
The Hindutva party’s foray into the Northeast in the past often involved legal sophistry and manoeuvring.
Saturated
(Adjective)
Holding as much water or moisture as can be absorbed; thoroughly soaked.
  • Soaked
  • soaking
With its strength saturated in its strongholds, the BJP has compulsions to look for fresh terrains to grow but its efforts in the Northeast are significant for more long-term reasons.
Strident
(Adjective)
(of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.
  • Harsh
  • Raucous
  • Rough
  • Grating
In its efforts to woo the Northeast, here the party has soft-pedalled its strident cow protection agenda that has a sharp anti-minority edge.
Debate
(Noun)
Argue about (a subject), especially in a formal manner.
  • Ponder
  • Deliberate
  • Reflect
  • Contemplate
The fundamental contradiction between the ethnicity-oriented politics of the region and the BJP’s religion-inspired politics is visible in the debate on the Bill.