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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: Leapfrog
Meaning: To improve your position by moving quickly past or over something that blocks your way.
Synonyms: Bounce, dive, drop, fall, hurdle, plunge, rise, upsurge, vault, bob, bound, buck, canter, caper, capriole, gambol, hop, hopping, jerk, jolt, lurch, nosedive, plummet, pounce, saltation, shock, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Some of these companies, it is said, are prepared to pay more to leapfrog the queue.
2. Do your intelligence officers know where the bad guys plan to use this leapfrog tactic?
3. I hope to see Guo Jingjing’s big sister, which radiated power and vitality, standing at the 10-metre platform, such as swallows flying in the sky as if to leapfrog into the water like fish.

Word-2: Complicity
Meaning: Is involvement with other people in an illegal activity or plan.
Synonyms: Collaboration, collusion, connivance, guilt, involvement, manipulation, abetment, agreement, concurrence, confederacy, engineering, guiltiness, implication, intrigue, machination, partnership, complot.
Usage Examples:
1. Recently, several police officers were sentenced to death for their complicity in the murder.
2. Dawson may not have masterminded this sophisticated and influential forgery, but his complicity in the affair was strongly suspected.
3. The robot was working within the substance of the hydra and with its apparent complicity.

Word-3: Dissent
Meaning: Strong disagreement or dissatisfaction with a decision or opinion.
Synonyms: Discord, dissension, disunity, objection, opposition, protest, resistance, schism, strife, bone, clinker, conflict, contention, denial, difference, disaccord, dissidence, flak, hassle, heresy, heterodoxy, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Stability only exists in the country because dissent has been suppressed.
2. The regime tried to silence dissent with a programme of mass murder.
3. Anyone wishing to dissent from the motion should raise their hand.

Word-4: Hoodwink
Meaning: To deceive by false appearance/ to deceive or trick someone.
Synonyms: Bamboozle, bilk, defraud, dupe, mislead, swindle, victimise, bluff, buffalo, burn, cheat, con, fake, fleece, fool, gull, hoax, hornswoggle, kid, scam, screw, trick, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. He says they’ve been hoodwinked, and the noise intrudes on their lives.
2. On board the ship, he invariably tried to hoodwink other people, even a cabin boy, into paying for his sherry.
3. But don’t be hoodwinked into thinking that gifts and other offerings are the way to bring lasting happiness.

Word-5: Voyeur
Meaning: A person who gets sexual pleasure from secretly watching other people in sexual situations or watching other people’s private lives.
Synonyms: Peeper, ogler, scopophiliac, watcher.
Usage Examples:
1. His photographs were highly stylised essays in erotica with the spectator cast as a voyeur.
2. As in other albums, the listener is promoted to voyeur of miserablism: each track has a feel of a torn-out diary entry, left to wilt on a deserted marital bed for our perusal.
3. He’s come to the same conclusions as me, only he’s sorted rather than just an organisational voyeur like me.

Word-6: Gawk
Meaning: To look at something or someone foolishly without thinking.
Synonyms: Gape, glare, ogle, bore, eyeball, gaze, gloat, goggle, look, peer, rubberneck, yawp.
Usage Examples:
1. Aborigines frequent the roadhouse and are gawked at by foreign travellers as if they were walking souvenirs.
2. Riker and I walked along the narrow sidewalk, gawking at the strangeness of it all.
3. I just stood, gawking and shivering, as it disappeared into the hurrying crowd.

Word-7: Sartorial
Meaning: Relating to the making of clothes, usually men’s clothes, or to a way of dressing.
Synonyms: Vestiary, zooty, elegant, flashy, impeccable, sharp, stylish, stylistic, trim.
Usage Examples:
1. The two leading candidates for London’s mayoral election were also given the sartorial thumbs-down.
2. Jeans have a powerful egalitarian message but are far more likely to be a sartorial deathtrap for politicians.
3. Jeans can send out a powerful egalitarian message but are far more likely to be a sartorial deathtrap for politicians.

Word-8: Unbridled
Meaning: Not controlled or limited, done, felt, or expressed freely and uncontrolled.
Synonyms: Unchecked, uncontrolled, crazed, berserk, chaotic, crazy, enthusiastic, hysterical, madcap, noisy, rabid, riotous, turbulent, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. But now he and Han Dan cried with unbridled joy.
2. Britain’s customary stoicism had been overwhelmed by raw, unbridled grief.
3. Each man lacks the stamina to confront the disastrous consequences of unbridled and law-breaking greed.

Word-9: Prejudice
Meaning: An unreasonable opinion, especially about a particular group of people, formed without thought or knowledge.
Synonyms: Animosity, bias, bigotry, chauvinism, discrimination, enmity, injustice, intolerance, preconception, predilection, predisposition, racism, sexism, xenophobia, ageism, antipathy, apartheid, aversion, contemptuousness, detriment, disgust, dislike, displeasure, illiberality, mindset, narrow-mindedness, partiality, pique, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. He continued to smoke to the prejudice of his health.
2. Your bad spelling may prejudice your chances of getting the job.
3. They accused him of having a prejudice against his women employees.

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