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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: Muses
Meaning: To think about something carefully and for a long time.
Synonyms: Brood, cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, dream, feel, meditate, moon, percolate, ponder, reflect, revolve, roll, ruminate, speculate, think, weigh, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. With his lyre and the sweet accents of the choir of the Muses at Olympus.
2. But I think I prefer Ferrari, even though they are more expensive, “muses the former farm boy, who has made a fortune as a yacht salesman.
3. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe.

Word-2: Infinitesimal
Meaning: Extremely small.
Synonyms: Imperceptible, insignificant, microscopic, minuscule, negligible, little, miniature, minute, atomic, tiny, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The person is infinitesimal and helpless.
2. This paper discusses the application of equivalent infinitesimal substitution on method to limit operation.
3. Theorem 1, the sum of a finite number of infinitesimal is infinitesimal.

Word-3: Superfluous
Meaning: More than is needed or wanted/being more than is sufficient or required.
Synonyms: Excessive, expendable, gratuitous, redundant, unneeded, useless, abounding, de trop, dispensable, excess, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, inessential, in excess, excessive, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Parents will become superfluous; the robots will nurse and play with children.
2. And what precise beauty! Not a single superfluous gesture, or bow, or turn.
3. He can use stock motifs and patterns and retain superfluous work to cater to future demand.

Word-4: Jettison
Meaning: To get rid of something or someone not wanted or needed.
Synonyms: Abandon, abdicate, discard, dump, junk, scrap, shed, unload, cashier, cast, deep-six, expel, heave, hurl, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Can you jettison cargo forward to refloat?
2. No jettison of cargo shall be made well as the general average unless such cargo is carried according to the trade’s recognised custom.
3. Mr Pinault senior decided to jettison its European operations and focus on Africa.

Word-5: Certitude
Meaning: The state of being specific or confident / a state of being free from doubt.
Synonyms: Assurance, assuredness, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, inevitability, inevitableness, positiveness.
Usage Examples:
1. And over the years, those increments of certitude had made me the perfect foreigner.
2. Legalities aside, the loss of any certitude that real communication has transpired represents a cost-deficient nightmare.
3. But self-confidence in the sense of psychological certitude is not the same thing as absolute certainty in the philosophical meaning.

Word-6: Motley
Meaning: Consisting of many different types, parts, or colours that do not seem to belong together.
Synonyms: Disparate, kaleidoscopic, assorted, conglomerate, dappled, diversified, mingled, mixed, mottled, rainbow, variegated, discrepant, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. These confiscated nets were a very motley collection.
2. Gaz slowly gathers a motley group of losers.
3. The party is not a motley collection of ageing hippies but an arm of a wealthy and complex organisation.

Word-7: Adulation
Meaning: Very great admiration or praise for someone, especially when it is more than is deserved.
Synonyms: Applause, commendation, blandishment, flattery, sycophancy, worship, audation, bootlicking, fawning.
Usage Examples:
1. How do you feel about all this adulation and hero worship?
2. History abounds with great men worthy of adulation and emulation.
3. Minnelli is a born performer – she loves excitement and adulation.

Word-8: Muffled
Meaning: To make a sound quieter and less clear / to make something less strong or clear.
Synonyms: Faint, muted, suppressed, deadened, dim, dull, mute, obscure, silenced, stifled, strangled, subdued, flat, indistinct.
Usage Examples:
1. He walked out into the snow, heavily muffled in a thick scarf and warm overcoat.
2. I caught the muffled thud of a car door slamming in the street.
3. I was muffled up against the cold in a scarf and hat.

Word-9: Profound
Meaning: Felt or experienced very strongly or in an extreme way / having intellectual depth and insight.
Synonyms: Deep, intelligent, philosophical, serious, subtle, thorough, weighty, abstruse, acroamatic, difficult, discerning, enlightened, erudite, esoteric, hermetic, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Tolstoy’s experiences of war had a profound effect on his work.
2. I give you my profound thanks for saving my life.
3. Life is a profound book. Other’s notes cannot replace your understanding. May you find and create something new in it.

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