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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 116

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Divisive (adjective) Tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people.
  • Alienating
  • Estranging
  • Isolating
  • Schismatic
“The highly divisive issue of abortion”
Agonise (verb) Undergo great mental anguish through worrying about something.
  • Worry
  • Fret
  • Fuss
  • Upset oneself
  • Rack one’s brains
“I didn’t agonize over the problem”
Introspection (noun) The examination or observation of one’s own mental and emotional processes.
  • Brooding
  • Self-analysis
  • Soul-searching
  • Heart-searching
“Quiet introspection can be extremely valuable”
Remorse (noun) Deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed.
  • Contrition
  • Deep regret
  • Repentance
  • Penitence
  • Guilt
“They were filled with remorse and shame”
Mobilization (noun) The action of making something movable or capable of movement.
  • Convening
  • Convocation
  • Muster
  • Mustering
“Mobilization of the shoulder can be resumed within 10 days following injury”
Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Recurring (adjective) Occurring again periodically or repeatedly.
  • Happen again
  • Reoccur
  • Occur again
“Gratitude is a recurring theme in the book”
Condoning (verb) Accept (behaviour that is considered morally wrong or offensive).
  • Deliberately ignore
  • Not take into consideration
“The college cannot condone any behaviour that involves illicit drugs”
Embellish (verb) Make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.
  • Decorate
  • Adorn
  • Ornament
  • Dress
“Blue silk embellished with golden embroidery”
Tenacity (noun) The quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip.
  • Pertinacity
  • Determination
  • Perseverance
  • Doggedness
“The sheer tenacity of the limpet”
Slackening (verb) Make or become slack
  • Loosen
  • Make looser
“He slackened his grip”

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