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Daily Vocabulary Words: List of Daily Used Words in Leading Indian Newspapers
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• The Times of India
• The Economic Times
• Hindustan Times
• Mint
• Indian Express
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Word-1: Volatility
Meaning: A rate at which the price of a security increases or decreases for a given set of returns.
Synonyms: Impermanent, inconsistent, buoyant, capricious, erratic, fickle, unstable, transient, variable, ephemeral, unsteady
Usage Examples:
1. The dignity of the law has met the volatility of Nature and has been forced to retreat.
2. The fundamental cause of higher volatility, however, is that dividend income is in decline.
3. Currency volatility is putting jobs at risk.

Word-2: Conquered
Meaning: To be controlled or possessed, often by force.
Synonyms: Humbled, overpowered, overwhelmed, routed, baffled, bested, circumvented, cowed, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. He has never conquered his addiction to smoking.
2. The world champion conquered yet another challenger last night.
3. Modern medical science has conquered many diseases.

Word-3: Figurative
Meaning: Used not with their basic meaning but with a more imaginative meaning to create a special effect.
Synonyms: Allegorical, descriptive, fanciful, florid, metaphoric, metaphorical, pictorial, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Through figurative abstracted works on paper, Tempe artist Ron Bimrose taps into light themes like transition, fate and personal choice.
2. It is a miracle in the figurative sense, since although we do not know how cells evolved, entirely plausible scenarios have been proposed.
3. This figurative habit of his mind crippled his judgement.

Word-4: Seismic
Meaning: Of enormous proportions or effect.
Synonyms: profound, tumultuous, unstable, cataclysmic, disastrous, massive,
Usage Examples:
1. I have never seen such a seismic shift in public opinion in such a short period of time.
2. But it would be naive to pretend that seismic political change can be avoided.
3. It would be a seismic shock today if Italy scored more than two tries.

Word-5: Hassle
Meaning: Something is annoying or causes many problems.
Synonyms: nuisance, commotion, difficulty, inconvenience, annoyance, struggle, tussle, trial
Usage Examples:
1. It was such a hassle trying to change my bank account that I nearly gave up.
2. He gave me so much hassle I decided it wasn’t worth it.
3. Package holidays take all the hassle out of travel arrangements.

Word-6: Infantilise
Meaning: To encourage or force someone to behave like a child.
Synonyms: baby, indulge, favor, patronize
Usage Examples:
1. He argues that giving money to the poor infantilizes them and stops them from helping themselves.
2. Technology, marvellous as it is, can infantilize us.
3. Obviously, people are trying to be nice, but the effect is to infantilize people.

Word-7: Dismal
Meaning: Showing or causing unhappiness or sad feelings, not warm, cheerful, etc.
Synonyms: Depressing, dim, discouraging, disheartening, dull, ghastly, horrible, horrid, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The team’s dismal season has reached a crisis point.
2. The house was filled with the cello’s dismal squeaks and groans.
3. The main part of the hospital is pretty dismal, but the children’s ward is lively.

Word-8: Breached
Meaning: To break the law, promise, agreement, or relationship.
Synonyms: Breach, contravene, disobey, encroach, impose, intrude, meddle, etc. Usage Examples:
1. They breached the agreement they had made with their employer.
2. The bomber had breached security by hurling his dynamite from a roof overlooking the building.
3. Fire may have breached the cargo tanks and set the oil ablaze.

Word-9: Alienated
Meaning: Feeling that you no longer support or agree with a person or group or their ideas.
Synonyms: Disaffected, alone, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. He felt that his experiences had alienated him from society.
2. Very talented children may feel alienated from others in their class.
3. Young people are often alienated from the ideas of their parents.

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