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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
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Word-1: Diligence
Meaning: The quality of working carefully and with a lot of effort.
Synonyms: Alertness, earnestness, intensity, quickness, vigor, application, assiduity, assiduousness, attention, attentiveness, briskness, constancy, exertion, heed, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Efficiency comes from diligence. The idler destroyed the shortage in the play ground transportation into Si.
2. Talents come from diligence, and knowledge is gained by accumulation.
3. No opportunity for the lazy, but diligence can make the most common variable opportunity.

Word-2: Purgatory
Meaning: The place where Roman Catholics believe the spirits of dead people are sent to suffer for their sins before they go to heaven.
Synonyms: Limbo, abyss, gehenna, hades, perdition, pit, suffering, underworld, Abaddon, bottomless pit, everlasting fire, fire and brimstone, infernal regions, lower world, nether world, place of torment.
Usage Examples:
1. He surrendered all he had fought for, accepting even the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation and the existence of purgatory.
2. At a distance, the figures of Lucier and Izzie stood like souls in purgatory, chest-deep in the seething vapour.
3. She landed on the altar and spoke of her journey through heaven, hell, purgatory, and back.

Word-3: Rechristened
Meaning: To give a new name to (a place, thing, or person), esp officially or formally. In 1967 the Paris.
Synonyms: Retitled, rebaptized, changed name.
Usage Examples:
1. She was rechristened Nancy Blackett in honour of the redoubtable Amazon pirate who had, in a sense, paid for her.
2. February 1966: A 16-year-old model named Lesley Hornby, recently rechristened “Twiggy, ” is featured in the British Daily Express as “The Face of ’66.”

Word-4: Vandalized
Meaning: Something to damage something, especially public property, deliberately and for no good reason.
Synonyms: Deface, demolish, raze, smash, trash, wreck, annihilate, damage, despoil, disfigure, impair, mar, ravage, ravish, ruin.
Usage Examples:
1. Riggs said the protesters vandalized his office and assaulted his employees.
2. Since then, his name has been vandalized, and the weather-worn inscription from Nuptials at Tipasa is already difficult to read.
3. After her death, it was vandalized and eventually bulldozed into nothing.

Word-5: Sinister
Meaning: Evil, or suggesting that something evil is going to happen.
Synonyms: Dire, evil, malevolent, mischievous, ominous, perverse, threatening, adverse, apocalyptic, bad, baleful, baneful, blackhearted, corrupt, deleterious, disastrous, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The more sinister explanation is that he is about to make mischief in the Middle East again.
2. In your remarks, you alluded to a specific sinister design.
3. The sinister atmosphere of the place left an indelible imprint on my memory.

Word-6: Eschewed
Meaning: To avoid something intentionally or to give something up.
Synonyms: Abandon, avoid, forgo, forswear, renounce, shun, shy away from, swear off, abjure, abstain, double, duck, elude, evade, refrain, sacrifice, shy, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Under John Lasseter, a young animator who Disney rejected, Pixar started to develop a new kind of cartoon that eschewed fairy-tale plots and entertained adults and children.
2. China may own $1.2 trillion in U.S. Treasury obligations, but from the get-go, Biden should have eschewed playing defence and gone on the offensive.
3. Even before establishing the Germ theory of disease, traditional practices eschewed water in favour of beer, wine and tea.

Word-7: Appetite
Meaning: Any instinctive desires necessary to keep up organic life, especially: the desire to eat.
Synonyms: Craving, demand, fondness, greed, hunger, inclination, longing, lust, passion, penchant, propensity, stomach, taste, thirst, weakness, willingness, yearning, zeal, zest, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Like many politicians, he had an insatiable appetite/desire/hunger for power.
2. The symptoms of depression can include poor appetite and weight loss.
3. We worked up a natural appetite for climbing in the mountains.

Word-8: Conundrum
Meaning: A problem that is difficult to deal with or a confusing problem or question that is very difficult to solve.
Synonyms: Enigma, mystery, riddle, brain-teaser, mystification, poser, problem, puzzlement, why, closed book.
Usage Examples:
1. Arranging childcare over the school holidays can be quite a conundrum for working parents.
2. This is partly a humid, faintly Graham Greene-like love story, partly a conundrum about opaque and enigmatic behaviour.
3. Physics also tells us that there is a logical answer to the seeming conundrum of species diversity.

Word-9: Wrangle
Meaning: To argue with someone about something, especially for a long time.
Synonyms: Altercation, bickering, brawl, brouhaha, disagreement, falling-out, flap, fracas, hassle, quarrel, ruckus, squabble, tiff, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The wrangle was finally resolved in January last year.
2. What was looming was the protracted constitutional wrangle over Lloyd George’s budget and the House of Lords.
3. Thus began a long and bitter wrangle between Beck and the private power interests.

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