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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: Yore
Meaning: Of a long time ago / time past and especially long past.
Synonyms: History, antiquity, yesterday, yesteryear, days gone by, former times, good old days, long ago, olden days, old lang syne, old times, time immemorial, times past, years ago, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Houses to house, like the Fuller’s brush salesman or carbon-crusted chimney-sweep of yore.
2. I realize that this is where the Joliet Tonellis of Yore most likely lived.
3. San Pedro was once a major staging post for the great cattle drives of yore but is now a staging post on the excellent gringo trail.

Word-2: Insufferable
Meaning: Extremely unpleasant and therefore difficult to bear / very bad or unpleasant too unpleasant to deal with or accept.
Synonyms: Unbearable, detestable, distressing, dreadful, impossible, insupportable, outrageous, painful, unacceptable, unendurable, unspeakable.
Usage Examples:
1. I suppose I must include my insufferable relatives in the wedding party.
2. Suffering from a second bout of mental depression in 1993, Roth becomes paranoid, suicidal, insufferable and inscrutable.
3. As usual, Santos, the long-suffering Becker, and Margolin, the insufferable Angel, provide solid support.

Word-3: Mediocrity
Meaning: The quality of something that is not very good the quality or state of being mediocre.
Synonyms: Normality, averageness, commonness, commonplaceness.
Usage Examples:
1. Because they are so good, so bright, they stand out like beacons in a sea of mediocrity.
2. I pointed out that we would court mediocrity by slackening our programme efforts.
3. local authority treatment could descend to little more than fashionable mediocrity elsewhere.

Word-4: Lambast
Meaning: To criticize someone or something severely.
Usage Examples:
1. Only months ago, the idea that Mr Bush would publicly lambast America’s corporate bosses was laughable.
2. Goalkeepers, outfield players and coaches all lined up to lambast the Jabulani.
3. Some sceptics feel so strongly that they have started airing their own advertisements to lambast CCS.

Word-5: Pastiche
Meaning: A piece of art, music, literature, etc., that intentionally copies the style of someone else’s work or is intentionally in various styles, or the practice of making art in either of these ways.
Synonyms: Collage, compilation, hodgepodge, reproduction, assortment, collection, copy, imitation, paste-up, patchwork, potpourri, synthesis, mishmosh, reappropriation.
Usage Examples:
1. It turned into a pastiche of stereotypes in a battle zone before an unsatisfying ending.
2. The modified Mercalli scale is a pastiche of psychological, engineering, and geological criteria.
3. Collage and pastiche are two essential parody techniques employed in Ulysses.

Word-6: Grit
Meaning: Very small pieces of stone or sand.
Synonyms: Dust, gravel, lumps, pebbles, powder, sand, foreign matter.
Usage Examples:
1. The team showed their true grit and played a magnificent game.
2. Staying up to a bully like that takes sheer grit.
3. you must grit your teeth and persevere when things get complicated.

Word-7: Gumption
Meaning: The ability to decide what is the best thing to do in a particular situation and to do it with energy and determination.
Synonyms: Acumen, cleverness, courage, good sense, initiative, resourcefulness, savvy, shrewdness, ability, astuteness, discernment, enterprise, get-up-and-go, industry, judgment, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. He suspected that deep down, she admired him for having the gumption to disagree with her.
2. She won’t tell him because she hasn’t got the gumption.
3. The signs had all been there if only she’d had the gumption to read them.

Word-8: Relinquish
Meaning: To give up something such as a responsibility or claim / to unwillingly stop holding or keeping something.
Synonyms: Abandon, abdicate, cede, drop out, forgo, hand over, quit, renounce, surrender, vacate, waive, withdraw, yield, abnegate, cast, desert, discard, ditch, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Even the Church will today readily admit this while remaining unwilling to relinquish many of the benefits obtained by the deception.
2. His court appearances drew so much flak that he was forced to relinquish his role at Microsoft.
3. To create a demise or bareboat charter, an owner must relinquish possession, control and navigation of the vessel to the charterer.

Word-9: Exodus
Meaning: The movement of a lot of people from a place / a going out; a departure or emigration.
Synonyms: Departure, evacuation, flight, migration, withdrawal, egress, egression, emigration, exit, journey, retirement, retreat, exiting, going out, off going.
Usage Examples:
1. The medical system is facing collapse because of an exodus of doctors.
2. I arrived just after noon on a Friday, so the weekend exodus was starting.
3. An integral element in the great city’s life became the daily weekday ingress and exodus of commuters.

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