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
• 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.
Visit the website daily to learn words from leading Indian newspapers.
Meaning: Something that hides, covers, or keeps something else secret.
Synonyms: Camouflage, mantle, mask, shawl, veneer, beard, blind, cape, capote, disguise, facade, face, etc.
1. He pulled the hood of his cloak over his head to avoid recognition.
2. Today most of England will be under a cloak of thick mist.
3. The author prefers to hide behind a cloak of anonymity.
Meaning: Of a quality which you are born with, or which is present naturally.
Synonyms: Deep-seated, elemental, inborn, ingrained, inherent, instinctive, intrinsic, intuitive, congenital, connate, connatural, constitutional, essential, hereditary, inbred, etc.
1. Luckily, she had an innate ability to quickly judge people-if they were honest, loyal, tricksters or leeches.
2. The strategy is innate, though the program must include steps for measuring the relevant variables when necessary.
3. To her eye, Ferraris were masterpieces of elegantly understated design, with fine lines and an innate animal grace.
Meaning: To describe an action that continues or repeats without interruption.
Synonyms: Ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, endless, interminable, nonstop, perpetual, relentless, round-the-clock, unceasing, unending, unrelenting, unremitting, etc.
1. The incessant rain has meant that many matches had to be cancelled.
2. Quite apart from the borders’ incessant claims on the tsar’s attention, they tied down his troops.
3. At other times, they waged an incessant guerrilla war, attacking isolated Roman garrisons, ambushing caravans, cutting supply routes.
Meaning: To explain something that is difficult to understand or is mysterious; to become clearer or easier to understand.
Synonyms: Clear up, resolve, disclose, explain, sort out, unriddle.
1. Detectives are still trying to unravel the mystery surrounding his death.
2. His government began to unravel because of a banking scandal.
3. When did communism begin to unravel in Eastern Europe?
Meaning: To notice something or someone by using sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell.
Synonyms: Anticipated, recognized, felt, grasped, heard, heeded, noted, noticed, observed, sensed, touched, understood, witnessed, picked up, reacted to.
1. They perceived that they were unwelcome and left.
2. Risks are perceived differently by different people.
3. Such fallacies are not easily perceived.
Meaning: To frighten or threaten someone, usually in order to persuade the person to do something he or she does not wish to do.
Synonyms: Alarm, awe, bully, coerce, constrain, daunt, dishearten, dismay, scare, subdue, terrify, terrorize, badger, bait, bludgeon, bluster, etc.
1. Challenge him, eyeball him and intimidate him.
2. Large audiences don’t intimidate him.
3. The parent tries to intimidate or scare the child into backing down.
Meaning: Used to tell someone that they should forget about unpleasant things that happened in the past, and especially to forgive and forget.
Synonyms: Ancient, dead, departed, former, lost, antiquated, archaic, belated, dated, defunct, down memory lane, erstwhile, extinct, forgotten, gone, gone-by, in oblivion, late, of old, of yore, etc.
1. He had impeccable manners that somehow always reminded you of an older, bygone age.
2. Pearloid sheet has been used for the scratchplate, again reminiscent of bygone days.
3. His iron-grey hair was parted in the middle and he had the mutton-chop whiskers of a bygone age.
Meaning: Being studied or decided in a law court at the present time.
Synonyms: Contentious, dubious, controversial, disputable, doubtful, moot, open to question, questionable, uncertain, unsure.
1. I will not make a statement; the case is sub judice.
2. If still sub judice, it would be very undesirable to discuss it here and prejudice the case.
3. I seek your advice in respect of a sub judice matter.
Meaning: Interested only in the amount of money that you can get from a situation.
Synonyms: Warrior, hireling, slave, soldier of fortune, legionnaire, merc, professional soldier.
1. More than eight hundred mercenaries, but not in battle order.
2. Colombian police said the mercenaries were hired by drug traffickers.
3. Identity confirmed: shinobi mercenaries employed by the Nakatomi conglomerate.