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
• Indian Express
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Meaning: An occasion when an army or country uses force to enter and take control of another country.
Synonyms: Aggression, assault, breach, incursion, infiltration, infringement, intrusion, offensive, onslaught, raid, violation, entrenchment, foray, infraction, etc.
1. After the invasion, people were forbidden to fly their national flag.
2. The D-Day invasion was a concerted exercise by the armed forces of Britain, the US and Canada.
3. She complained that the photographs were an invasion of her privacy.
Meaning: To shine with or reflect a subdued, tremulous light, gleam faintly.
Synonyms: Bright, glistening, glittering, glowing, shining, sparkling, etc.
1. Dry-mouthed, she smoothed down the shimmering folds of her robe with fingers that shook slightly.
2. As earthbound concrete replaced shimmering glass, so crude functionalism was to supplant soaring aspiration.
3. Both would be very pretty in shimmering pale blue or silver lurex for evening wear.
Meaning: A word-formation device used to express such meanings.
Synonyms: Little, mini, miniature, minuscule, minute, petite, small, tiny, bantam, Lilliputian, peewee, pint-sized, etc.
1. Duck of both races like diminutive duck Mallard, with black and green speculum and whitish belly.
2. Peter was a shy, diminutive man who seldom said anything to anyone.
3. Their diminutive size makes them suitable for even the smallest, most overcrowded garden.
Meaning: You are enthralled by something, you enjoy it and give it your complete attention and interest.
Synonyms: Beguile, bewitch, enchant, enrapture, fascinate, hypnotize, intrigue, mesmerize, preoccupy, rivet, subdue, etc.
1. She kept her audience enthralled throughout her twenty – minute performance.
2. The audience was enthralled for two hours by a sparkling, dramatic performance.
3. The children listened enthralled as the storyteller unfolded her tale.
Meaning: Penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge.
Synonyms: Acroamatic, difficult, discerning, enlightened, erudite, esoteric, heavy, hermetic, informed, intellectual, knowing, etc.
1. I feel a profound antipathy to using any weapon.
2. The indirect effects of climate change may be profound.
3. His mother’s death when he was aged six had a very profound effect on him.
Meaning: To excite or stupefy by alcohol or a drug especially to the point where physical and mental .
Synonyms: Baffle, bewilder, daze, disorient, distract, dumbfound, fluster, muddle, puzzle, stupefy, etc.
1. Intoxicate in green mountain green water between, enjoy natural baptism.
2. Power will intoxicate the best hearts as wine the strongest heads.
3. Their Name, their Garb, and Work did so intoxicate and bewitch me.
Meaning: Looking or tasting extremely good and giving great pleasure.
Synonyms: Appetizing, delicate, delightful, enticing, exquisite, heavenly, luscious, palatable, satisfying, savory, tasty, yummy, adorable, etc.
1. This delectable recipe from her book can be served as an entree or alongside grilled fish or chicken.
2. Why not make an extra batch for a delectable Christmas present?
3. I typed out a rhapsody about the delectable meal I had eaten.
Meaning: The roof of the mouth separating the mouth from the nasal cavity.
Synonyms: Bias, partiality, penchant, tendency, attraction, inclination, etc.
1. To freshen the palate we finished with summer fruits in a delicate sugar basket with a strawberry coulis – a mouthwatering combination.
2. He savoured the weasel on his palate for seconds, and then breathed her into his lungs.
3. Diaz’s food is as scrumptious to the palate as the bank lobby is beautiful to behold.
Meaning: The monitoring of behavior, many activities, or information for the purpose of information.
Synonyms: Care, control, examination, inspection, scrutiny, supervision, vigilance, wiretap, bug, direction, eye, lookout, spying, etc.
1. The company is planning to place surveillance equipment at both ends of the tunnel.
2. The army carried out covert surveillance of the building for several months.
3. The police are keeping the suspects under constant surveillance.