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Daily Vocabulary Words: List of Daily Used Words in Leading Indian Newspapers
Hi there. Welcome to this special section @ Wordpandit. Our endeavour here is straightforward: highlighting daily vocabulary words that you would come across in leading newspapers in the country. We have included the following newspapers in our selection:
• The Times of India
• The Economic Times
• Hindustan Times
• Mint
• Indian Express
We are putting in extensive work to develop your vocabulary. All you have to do is be regular with this section and check out this post daily. This is your repository of commonly used words; essentially, we are posting a list of daily used words. Hence, this has significant practical application as it teaches you words that are commonly used in leading publications mentioned above.
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Word-1: Casino
Meaning: A building or room used for social amusements; specifically: one used for gambling.
Synonyms: Betting house, big store, dance hall, dice joint, gambling den, Monte Carlo, pool hall, bank, club, clubhouse, dive, hall, honky-tonk, house, joint, roadhouse, rotunda, saloon, track.
Usage Examples:
1. Lights were strung across the promenade; around the Casino.
2. Runyan plans to open a casino.
3. Bally Entertainment Corp. is a hotel and casino operator.

Word-2: Prohibitive
Meaning: Serving or tending to prohibit or forbid something.
Synonyms: Excessive, exorbitant, preposterous, steep, expensive, extortionate, financial means conditional, forbidding, high-priced, limiting, preventing, prohibiting, proscriptive, repressive, restraining, sky-high, suppressive.
Usage Examples:
1. Hotel prices in the major cities are high but not prohibitive.
2. I was excited to participate in a real blood-and-guts battle against a prohibitive odds-on favourite.
3. Especially for an extensive word list, the memory requirements are prohibitive.

Word-3: Infrastructure
Meaning: The basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively.
Synonyms: Base, framework, footing, groundwork, root, support, underpinning.
Usage Examples:
1. Recently, money has been thrown at physical infrastructure.
2. Do significant infrastructure investments count as current expenditures?
3. Privatization could hold the key to upgrading the infrastructure.

Word-4: Pummeled
Meaning: To hit someone or something repeatedly, esp. with your fists.
Synonyms: Knock, pelt, trounce, punch, crush, thrash, smack, batter, bash, wallop, lash, flog, maul, whip, pound, hit, club, cudgel, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The victorious get to dream about a winning streak before being pummeled again the week after.
2. Since August, currencies like the Brazilian real and Mexican peso have plummeted against the U.S. dollar, while stock markets in Russia and China were pummeled to multiyear lows.
3. Think of the civil rights movement and the photos of protesters being attacked by police dogs and pummeled by high-pressure fire hoses.

Word-5: Swamped
Meaning: To cover a place or thing with a large amount of water.
Synonyms: Active, unavailable, working, buried, employed, engaged, engrossed, hustling, occupied, overloaded, persevering, slaving, snowed, already taken, assiduous, at it, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Huge waves swamped the vessel.
2. The waves swamped the little boat.
3. The flood swamped the whole village.

Word-6: Wobbly
Meaning: To move or proceed with an irregular rocking or staggering motion or unsteadily and clumsily from side to side.
Synonyms: Insecure, precarious, rickety, unbalanced, uneven, unstable, unsteady, weak, wavering, fluctuant, rattletrap, rocky, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. “Look, I’ve got a wobbly tooth,” my little daughter proudly said.
2. The front wheels on the car seem wobbly.
3. Local councils Wobbly could a local council go bust?

Word-7: Choked
Meaning: Unable to speak or almost crying because of sadness or strong emotion.
Synonyms: Afraid, apprehensive, careful, concerned, distressed, fearful, fidgety, jittery, nervous, restless, scared, uneasy, uptight, aghast, antsy, basket case, bugged, butterflies, clutched, disquieted, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. He choked back his tears.
2. The drainpipe is choked up with rubbish.
3. She almost choked to death in the thick fumes.

Word-8: Enormous
Meaning: Is marked by extraordinarily great size, number, or degree, especially: exceeding usual bounds or accepted notions.
Synonyms: Colossal, excessive, gargantuan, gigantic, huge, humongous, immense, mammoth, massive, monstrous, prodigious, tremendous, vast, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The problems confronting the new government were enormous.
2. The main bedroom is enormous.
3. This is an enormous field of which l can touch only the fringe.

Word-9: Torrent
Meaning: A sudden large or too large amount, especially one that seems to be uncontrolled.
Synonyms: Cascade, deluge, downpour, flood, outburst, spate, stream, tide, waterfall, cataclysm, cataract, cloud bur, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. A torrent of water flowed down the street.
2. Then, the bellowing animals were driven into the torrent.
3. After heavy rain, the little stream becomes a raging torrent.

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