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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: Wrenching
Meaning: Pull or twist something/somebody/yourself suddenly and violently.
Synonyms: Eradication, abstraction, derivation, drawing, elicitation, evocation, expression, extirpation, extrication, pulling, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Wrenching the swing door open, she strode out of the building and headed for the street.
9. Her flailing hand slipped to the pack, wrenching its cords open just as cruel fingers seized her arm.
10. They were wrenching but necessary for Chrysler’s survival.

Word-2: Mayhem
Meaning: To the gruesome crime of deliberately causing an injury permanently disfiguring another.
Synonyms: Anarchy, commotion, destruction, fracas, havoc, pandemonium, violence, disorder, trouble.
Usage Examples:
1. The consequent revaluations would cause mayhem, chaos and enormous bills for those on the receiving end.
2. A sequence of poor weather forecasts threatened mayhem, but the only significant break of play had been on the opening day.
3. Everything had gone from mayhem to a sombre, peculiar hush.

Word-3: Perpetrators
Meaning: A person who perpetrates, or commits, an illegal, criminal, or evil act.
Synonyms: Assassin, butcher, cut-throat, enforcer, executioner, killer, murderess, slaughterer, slayer, triggerman, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Perpetrators of such crimes are legally permitted shorter prison terms than those who commit similar crimes for other reasons.
2. The storm would imprison the coup’s perpetrators for twenty-four hours.
3. After all, it is not that the perpetrators of these shenanigans were indigent, let alone indentured enslaved people.

Word-4: Undaunted
Meaning: You are not at all afraid or worried about dealing with something.
Synonyms: Fearless, indomitable, steadfast, undeterred, audacious, coming on strong, courageous, dauntless, fire-eating, gallant, icy, intrepid, not discouraged, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Our team of ballot counters, undaunted by the mammoth task before them, faithfully recorded your favourites.
2. Undaunted, she added more tracks to make the incline less steep and the ending less abrupt.
3. Undaunted, he nibbled her earlobe as fine hair brushed his face.

Word-5: Resounding
Meaning: To make a loud, prolonged, or reverberating sound.
Synonyms: Earsplitting, electrifying, emphatic, forceful, loud, ringing, roaring, thrilling, thundering, thunderous, beating, booming, echoing, enhanced, full, heightened, intensified, mellow, pulsating, pulsing, reverberating, round, throbbing, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The answer has to be a resounding no.
2. They achieved immediate and resounding success.
3. That resounding success, moreover, was followed by others.

Word-6: Boomerang
Meaning: A curved stick that returns to the person when thrown in a particular way.
Synonyms: Backlash, react, rebound, recoil, return, reverse, ricochet, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The boomerang kid phenomenon has become a nationwide social problem.
2. He risks defeat in the referendum he called but threatens to boomerang against him.
3. Diets work for some. Numerous studies show both the failure rates of boomerang diets and an inherited susceptibility to obesity.

Word-7: Prohibit
Meaning: If someone prohibits something, they forbid it or make it illegal.
Synonyms: Ban, block, constrain, enjoin, forbid, freeze, halt, hinder, impede, inhibit, outlaw, preclude, prevent, proscribe, restrain, restrict, rule out, cool, cork, debar, disallow, forfend, hamper, hinder, kill, nix, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. A number of the Take-over Panel rules prohibit trading based on inside information.
2. The previous proposal to prohibit vehicles using the southern junction has been discontinued.
3. The tax laws prohibit you from trying to recover from your employee’s taxes that you were required to pay on their behalf.

Word-8: Mourning
Meaning: A loud crying people in some countries make when someone dies.
Synonyms: Grief, aching, bereavement, blackness, crying, darkness, grieving, keening, lamentation, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. His funeral was a great occasion of public mourning.
2. The colour black is traditionally associated with mourning.
3. She was in mourning for her mother.

Word-9: Regressive
Meaning: When something is progressive, it gets better and more advanced.
Synonyms: Counterrevolutionary, die-hard, old-line, orthodox, retrogressive, rightist, rigid, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Another useful classification is between progressive, proportional and regressive taxes.
2. Here, in the regressive, infantile wish for the perfect parent of early childhood lies the germ of the police state.
3. Critics point out that a sales tax is regressive, and supporters counter by suggesting that low-income taxpayers could get rebates.

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