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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: Artisan
Meaning: Make attractive and creative work with their hands, like jewellery or pottery.
Synonyms: Builder, carpenter, craftsman, professional, artificer, master, hand craftsman.
Usage Examples:
1. Science subjects and laboratories were almost absent, and applied science was the province of artisan workers, not gentlemen.
2. If he was exploited by landowners and the merchant and artisan classes, this did not result in total dependence on them.
3. more than any other, the textile industry made relatively large-scale production possible in a still traditional artisan world.

Word-2: Defunct
Meaning: Whether publicly traded or private, that has gone bankrupt and has ceased to exist.
Synonyms: Non-existent, obsolete, vanished, asleep, ancient, cold, dead, deceased, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Its extraordinary jurisdiction in civil matters was compared with the unique jurisdiction of the now-defunct Star Chamber in criminal cases.
2. Oxford Instruments is to buy the Cambridge-based thin films group, which was part of the now-defunct Cryogenic Consultants company.
3. Now they are being embalmed – dutifully and reverentially, as befits faithful but defunct servitors of humanity.

Word-3: Weary
Meaning: Lacking strength, energy, or freshness because of a need for rest or sleep tired.
Synonyms: Bored, disgusted, exhausted, fatigued, impatient, jaded, overworked, sleepy, beat, bushed, discontented, drained, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Young people weary of countless restrictions and impediments.
2. She forced her weary, fuddled brain to work.
3. They’re getting weary of this silly war.

Word-4: Vaunted
Meaning: To vaunt is to brag, boast, flaunt, and go on and on about how great something is.
Synonyms: Prate, boast, crow, gasconade, strut, brag, flaunt, display, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Nevertheless, the vaunted Spartan army was defeated by Thebes in 371 BC at the Battle of Leuctra.
2. Few dictionaries other than the vaunted Oxford English Dictionary provide enough usage examples.
3. Here, modern art’s vaunted reductivism is stopped just short of an essentialist zero-degree; rather, it takes shape as stylization.

Word-5: Consumerism
Meaning: Consumerism is the selfish and frivolous collecting of products or economic materialism.
Synonyms: Business, capitalism, commercialism, industrialism, merchandising, trading, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Green Believers must quicken these connections. Green consumerism is a hopeful token of more substantial change.
2. Green consumerism is a hopeful token of more substantial change.
3. And green consumerism is a step in the right direction.

Word-6: Martyrdom
Meaning: The suffering of death due to adherence to a cause, especially one’s religious faith.
Synonyms: Persecution, affliction, agony, anguish, crucifixion, devotion, distress, mortification, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Especially on a rainy day, simply martyrdom.
2. For our part, we prefer martyrdom to success. John Brown is more significant than Washington, and Pisacane is greater than Garibaldi.
3. He said that martyrdom’s most significant act is standing up for what is faithful and just.

Word-7: Decadence
Meaning: The act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay.
Synonyms: Corruption, debasement, decay, declension, decline, degeneracy, degeneration, degradation, devolution, dissipation, dissolution, downfall, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Tongue Numerous stones shake out the decadence of spring.
2. I do not want your decadence and emptiness, confusion, and Zaojian themselves hurt others.
3. Because of its decadence, few want to understand the art taking place in the bullring.

Word-8: Ordained
Meaning: To officially make someone a priest or religious leader in a religious ceremony.
Synonyms: Appointed, commanded, determined, established, ordered, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The church voted to allow women to be ordained as priests.
2. The King ordained that deer should not be hunted without a royal licence.
3. Is it ordained in heaven that women should work in the home?

Word-9: Steadfast
Meaning: Staying the same for a long time and not changing quickly or unexpectedly.
Synonyms: Abiding, adamant, ardent, dedicated, faithful, inflexible, intense, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Though there are strong opponents, munchkin aficionados remain steadfast.
2. Be steadfast and pledge yourself that you will no longer compromise in any way.
3. He has been a steadfast supporter of balanced budgets and shrinking the size of government.

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