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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 38

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 38

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Arrant (Adjective) Used to say how bad something is.
  • Utter
  • Absolute
  • Complete
  • Thorough
Because of her arrant devotion to her family, she volunteered to go to the labor camp with them.
Breviary (Noun) A short statement of the main points.
  • Summary
  • Conspectus
  • Encapsulation
  • Outline
The Second Vatican Council revised the Breviary and changed its name to Liturgy of the Hours.
Coup (Noun) An instance of successfully achieving something difficult.
  • Accomplishment
  • Achievement
  • Attainment
  • Triumph
Since our team is usually eliminated early in the competition, we considered it a major coup when we won the championship.
Fabled (Adjective) Mythical; imaginary.
  • Fictitious
  • Hypothetical
  • Apocryphal
  • Allegorical
Long after the kingdoms of southern Arabia disappeared, the fabled riches of the region live on in the popular imagination.
Fawning (Adjective) Displaying exaggerated
or affection;
  • Sycophantic
  • Ingratiating
  • Subservient
  • Cajoling
Because Larry really wants a promotion, he spends a great deal of time fawning over his boss.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Furlough (Noun) Leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the services or a missionary.
  • Break
  • Rest
  • Recess
  • Day off
I have just learned that Cousin George has got his furlough extended thirty days.
Leaven (Verb) Permeate and modify or transform (something) for the better.
  • Permeate
  • Pervade
  • Transform
  • Modify
One should always try to leaven one’s knowledge.
Reprobate (Noun) An unprincipled person.
  • Rogue
  • Scoundrel
  • Villain
  • Wretch
Although the old man pretended to be a reprobate in public, in private he did a lot of good deeds for the homeless.
Smug (Adjective) Having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.
  • Bighead
  • Conceitedness
  • Ego
  • Vainglory
Because Amit had a smug attitude during his meeting with the principal, he projected the image he was proud of his misdeeds.
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?