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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 31

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 31

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Apotheosis (Noun) The highest point in the development of something; a culmination or climax.
  • Peak
  • Pinnacle
  • Summit
  • Zenith
When my teacher said that my sculpture was the apotheosis of all the other pieces of art in the class, I was thrilled.
Badinage (Noun) Humorous or witty conversation.
  • Banter
  • Chaff
  • Raillery
  • Repartee
The president was in a good mood as he walked through the crowd and made several voters laugh with his witty badinage.
Excoriate (Verb) To Criticize harshly and usually publicly.
  • Assail
  • Castigate
  • Vituperate
  • Imprecate
The stern judge will excoriate the behavior of the repeat offender by sentencing him to thirty years in prison.
Fractious (Adjective) Irritable and quarrelsome.
  • Grumpy
  • Cantankerous
  • Peevish
  • Irascible
During the concert, police officers were on hand just in case the crowd became fractious.
Inchoate (Adjective) Just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.
  • Budding
  • Inceptive
  • Incipient
  • Nascent
Having just come into existence a few years ago, the new political party is considered inchoate by many historians.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Incorrigible (Adjective) Not capable of being reformed.
  • Inveterate
  • Incurable
  • Irredeemable
  • Intractable
Even after spending a year in jail, the young man remains incorrigible and unafraid of the law.
Mellow (Adjective) (especially of a sound, flavour, or color) pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness.
  • Dulcet
  • Euphonious
  • Melodious
  • Mellifluous
His mellow voice and his qualitative
speech made everyone applaud him.
Protracted (Adjective) Lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
  • Expanded
  • Lasting
  • Prolonged
  • Sustained
Three years of long
and protracted
negotiations characterized
the proposals for an indoor-events arena.
Splurge (Verb) To spend extravagantly or ostentatiously.
  • Waste
  • Squander
  • Dissipate
  • Disburse
Should I splurge on the really nice camera or just buy one of the cheap models?
Wrangle (Noun) A dispute or argument, typically one that is long and complicated.
  • Quarrel
  • Tussle
  • Clash
  • Brawl
The two countries fell out in a bitter wrangle over imports.