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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: Balmy
Meaning: Pleasantly warm/mild and refreshing; soft; soothing.
Synonyms: Mild, moist, pleasant, temperate, tropical, moderate, refreshing, summerlike, summery.
Usage Examples:
1. There were days when the air was almost balmy.
2. The breeze was almost balmy.
3. Citron’s flesh is a white character, has a balmy taste, and gets the masses’ welcome.

Word-2: Beloved
Meaning: Loved very much / person, thing, or place is one that you feel great affection for.
Synonyms: Admired, cherished, dear, esteemed, favourite, hallowed, loved, popular, prized, respected, revered, treasured, venerated, well-liked, darling, dearest, pet, pleasing, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. People who can hurt me are all my beloved.
2. Some fans swooned at the sight of their beloved stars.
3. They were devastated that they had to leave their beloved homeland.

Word-3: Demurred
Meaning: Implies hesitation caused by objection to an outside suggestion or influence.
Synonyms: Hesitate, vacillate, waver, pussyfoot, disapprove, resist, strain, protest, scruple, pause, fight, doubt, dispute, cavil, balk, combat, object, stick, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. He had not demurred when Helms raised the matter before the closed-door meeting.
2. The cardinal demurred, prompting a noisy debate between the temporal and ecclesiastical peers.
3. He demurred; he asked for time to think, consult his wife, and propose the proposal to his daughter.

Word-4: Skullduggery
Meaning: Is behaviour in which someone acts in a dishonest way in order to achieve their aim.
Synonyms: Chicanery, trickery, crafty.
Usage Examples:
1. His defence, which seems credible on the evidence so far, is that the bank masked its skullduggery so wholly that no regulator anywhere in the world.
2. Defence, which seems credible on the evidence so far, is that the bank masked its skullduggery so wholly that no regulator anywhere in the world could.
3. Specifically, it can uncover disciplinary partiality, ideology, hidden interests, professional skullduggery, deception and illusion.

Word-5: Byzantine
Meaning: Complicated and difficult to understand/relating to, or characteristic of the ancient city of Byzantium.
Synonyms: Daedal, complicated, convoluted, detailed, devious, difficult, elaborate, intricate, involved, labyrinthine, tortuous.
Usage Examples:
1. The Byzantine period, between the fourth and seventh centuries AD.
2. Covering artists from Byzantine times to the nineteenth century should allow scholars to establish under-drawing styles for individual painters.
3. Byzantine Follis I enclose wax impressions and a rubbing of what I think to be a coin.

Word-6: Enshrined
Meaning: To contain or keep in a place that is highly admired and respected.
Synonyms: Holy, sacred, anointed, beatified, blessed, consecrated, dedicated, divine, honoured, sanctified, inviolable, sacrosanct, unprofane.
Usage Examples:
1. November 9, 1989, is a crucial date in 20th-century European history.
2. The right to free speech is enshrined in the Constitution.
3. The right to freedom of speech is enshrined in law/in the Constitution.

Word-7: Infirmities
Meaning: Illness, especially for long periods or because of old age / a physical weakness or ailment.
Synonyms: Affliction, ailment, deficiency, frailty, ill health, imperfection, malady, confinement, debilitation, debility, decay, decrepitude, defect, disease, disorder, failing, fault, feebleness, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. To redress these wrongs, sweeping new regulatory powers will treat the infirmities that ail us.
2. Such is the case with a new experiment that flushed old, broken-down cells from the bodies of mice, slowing their descent into the infirmities of age.
3. The fear of lightning is one of the most distressing infirmities a human can be afflicted with.

Word-8: Punitive
Meaning: Relating to, involving, or with the intention of inflicting punishment; inflicting, concerned with, or directed toward punishment.
Synonyms: Disciplinary, penal, punishing, retaliatory, vindictive, punitory, castigating, correctional, in reprisal, in retaliation, retaliative, revengeful.
Usage Examples:
1. He said companies should face punitive civil penalties running into millions of pounds.
2. The US could impose punitive tariffs of up to 100 % on some countries’ exports.
3. Other economists say punitive measures against foreign companies would hurt US interests.

Word-9: Malicious
Meaning: Intending to cause harm, esp. by hurting someone’s feelings or reputation.
Synonyms: Malevolent, malignant, mischievous, nasty, pernicious, petty, spiteful, vengeful, venomous, vicious, virulent, wicked, awful, bad-natured, baleful, beastly, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. One cannot accustom oneself altogether to such malicious criticism.
2. The malicious rumours compromised her excellent reputation.
3. He complained that he’d been receiving malicious telephone calls.

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