Daily Vocabulary Words: List of Daily Used Words in Leading International Newspapers
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Our endeavour here is very simple: to highlight important daily vocabulary words, which you would come across in leading newspapers in the country. We have included the following newspapers in our selection:
• The New York Times
• The Washington Post
• Scientific American
• The Guardian
• Psychology Today
• Wall Street Journal
• The Economist
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Meaning: Describes someone’s mood when feeling worried, upset, or annoyed, describe the condition of a piece of cloth or material with the threads at the edge coming loose.
Synonyms: Battered, broken, dilapidated, disorganized, fragmented, frazzled, jagged, mean, notched, patched, rent, rough, serrated, shredded, torn, badly dressed, badly worn, contemptible, etc.
1. Frayed tempers at the end of the match led to three players being sent off.
2. This old jumper of mine is frayed at the sleeve cuff.
3. Relations between us have become frayed through a series of misunderstandings.
Meaning: You do more than raise your voice at them; berate implies putting someone down by insulting their character.
Synonyms: Revile, castigate, scold, chide, upbraid, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, blister, chew, jaw, censure, vituperate, rate, reprove, scorch, bawl out, chew out, etc.
1. Heidi Withers was berated as graceless and unladylike in a vitriolic email from Carolyn Bourne, the stepmother of her future husband, Freddie Bourne, a businessman.
2. He berated me for letting down the President by not restricting the number of NSC participants.
3. A significant general at his side berated the festival organizers as traitors before stomping out with his wife in tow.
Meaning: Involvement in a crime or some activity that is wrong.
Synonyms: Collaboration, collusion, connivance, guilt, involvement, manipulation, abetment, agreement, concurrence, confederacy, engineering, guiltiness, implication, intrigue, machination, partnership, complot.
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.
Meaning: Covered with a thin layer of gold or a substance that looks like gold.
Synonyms: Luxurious, ornate, festooned, aureate, gaudy, meretricious, prosperous, tawdry.
1. In the United States, the Gilded Age saw the new industrial economy engulf the entire continent.
2. Wind and sun had gilded her arms and legs honey-brown, hiding the last of the fading bruises.
3. They came in tooled leather, gilded and embossed with special paper made in Florence.
Meaning: Art, decorative objects, or designs are considered by many people to be ugly, without style, or false but enjoyed by other people, often because they are funny.
Synonyms: Sleazy, tacky, vulgar, blatant, brazen, chintzy, common, crude, dirty, flaring, flashy, flaunting, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, glaring, glittering, glitzy, jazzy, junky, loud, etc.
1. Its church was typically kitsch but we relished the tranquility.”
2. The decor was simple Balkan style: classy but rustic, without the element of kitsch.
3. They ask, quite reasonably, how can you tell the difference between kitsch and tacky?
Meaning: The act of lying or rolling around slowly in deep, wet earth, sand, or water.
Synonyms: Flounder, lurch, totter, blunder, immerse, lie, loll, reel, roll, sprawl, stagger, stumble, sway, toss, tumble, etc.
1. Elephants come to wallow in the mud.
2. We should not wallow in the Walley of despair.
3. He was wallowing self-righteously in self-pity—and for what?
Meaning: Having unlimited power and ability to do anything.
Synonyms: Almighty, divine, godlike, mighty, supreme, unlimited, unrestricted.
1. How can a loving, omnipotent God permit disease, war and suffering?
2. He is an omnipotent bureaucrat.
3. Money is not omnipotent, but we can’t survive without money.
Meaning: A person, especially a political leader, wins support by exciting the emotions of ordinary people rather than by having good or morally right ideas.
Synonyms: Agitator, firebrand, fanatic, fomenter, hothead, incendiary, inciter, instigator, politician, rabble-rouser, radical, rebel, etc.
1. Only a demagogue could persuade so many people to rebel against authority.
2. The arrogant demagogue made a crazy speech which did not appeal to the educated elite.
3. A dwarf bicycled on his hands, and a standup comic shouted like a moustachioed demagogue at the furniture.
Meaning: Government by a single person or small group with unlimited power or authority, or the power or authority of such a person or group.
Synonyms: Despotism, dictatorship, oppression, tyranny, absolutism, monarchy, monocracy, czarism, totalitarian government.
1. She ceded all power to her son-in-law, who now runs the country as an autocracy.
2. Later, revolutionaries venerated the affair as the opening round in their battle against the autocracy.
3. Trade unions implied a host of civil rights, beginning with freedom of association, incompatible with autocracy.