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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: Dilemma
Meaning: A situation in which a choice has to be made between possibilities that will all have results you do not want.
Synonyms: Difficulty, embarrassment, impasse, messplight, predicament, problem, puzzle, quandary, bind, box, corner, fix, hole, hooker, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. I couldn’t see any way out of the dilemma.
2. All things conspired towards the present dilemma.
3. He was thrown into a dilemma.

Word-2: Rhetoric
Meaning: Speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people
Synonyms: Hyperbole, oratory, address, balderdash, bombast, composition, discourse, elocution, eloquence, fustian, grandiloquence, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Objective truth adjusts itself to the flow of rhetoric.
2. His decision was clothed in the rhetoric of constitutionalism.
3. The anti-conspiratorial rhetoric of the Vanguard argument has its place in the general National Front argument about tactics.

Word-3: Righteous
Meaning: Acting in accord with divine or moral law : free from guilt or sin.
Synonyms: Conscientious, ethical, honorable, law-abiding, noble, pure, spiritual, upright, virtuous, angelic, blameless, charitable, commendable, creditable, deserving, devoted, devout, dutiful, equitable, exemplary, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Her righteous anger moved him, filled him with a weird sense of shame that jarred him.
2. No matter how good and righteous you think your cause is, you cannot break the law.
3. The great goddess Nemesis, which means righteous anger, undertook to bring this about.

Word-4: Disquiet
Meaning: To deprive of calmness, equanimity, or peace; disturb; make uneasy.
Synonyms: Angst, anxiety, ferment, foreboding, nervousness, restlessness, uneasiness, ailment, alarm, care, concern, disquietude, distress, disturbance, fear, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The leader’s decline in popularity is causing disquiet among supporters.
2. We shall find reason for disquiet about this argument.
3. There was widespread disquiet in the media and elsewhere.

Word-5: Endowments
Meaning: A gift of money that will provide an income for a college or university, a hospital, or other organization.
Synonyms: Bequest, donation, fund, funding, grant, income, inheritance, largess, nest egg, pension, revenue, stipend, subsidy, trust, award, benefaction, benefit, bestowal, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. She wanted university endowments to be used to fund poor preachers and scholars from humble backgrounds.
2. There were no endowments to finance the upkeep of the building and the work inside it.
3. The extreme case of favorable physical resource endowments is, of course, the Persian Gulf oil states.

Word-6: Prowess
Meaning: Great skill at doing something academic/athletic.
Synonyms: Accomplishment, aptitude, dexterity, excellence, expertise, genius, mastery, readiness, talent, address, adeptness, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Heroes represent individuals of exceptional prowess and courage.
2. Although he liked to be admired for his prowess, he didn’t like male-talk of that kind.
3. It was where physical prowess was under constant assessment and where a boy’s self-respect could be built up or crushed.

Word-7: Intangible
Meaning: Something that exists but that cannot be touched, exactly described, or given an exact value.
Synonyms: Ethereal, unreal, abstract, eluding, hypothetical, impalpable, imponderable, slight, abstruse, airy, dim, elusive, evading, evanescent, evasive, imperceptible, inappreciable, incorporeal, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Intangible winds gripped the wizard’s robe, flapping it out in eddies of blue and green sparks.
2. Customer goodwill is an important intangible asset of any business.
3. The plus factors are all the intangible attributes that are additional to the job description.

Word-8: Rescinded
Meaning: Revoked, repealed, or canceled, sometimes because invalidated by later action or a higher authority.
Usage Examples:
1. Over the decades of the 1970s and 1980s, the regulations adopted to prevent a recurrence of the Great Depression were rescinded.
2. If she is successful, final approval for the research project will be delayed or even rescinded.
3. Efforts to improve matters by raising prices and reducing subsidies led to open resistance and had to be rescinded.

Word-9: Tenacity
Meaning: The determination to continue what you are doing.
Synonyms: Chutzpah, courage, determination, firmness, grit, guts, perseverance, persistence, spunk, steadfastness, application, backbone, clock, doggedness, follow-through, gutsiness, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. He showed great fortitude and tenacity in carrying on his professional work in spite of adversity resulting from enemy action.
2. I always admired him for his tenacity of purpose and dedication – and envied his super brain-power.
3. They are noted for their strength, tenacity, magical powers and skills in metallurgy.

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