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: The persecutors of a person or group treat them cruelly and unfairly, especially because of their religious or political beliefs or race.
Synonyms: Baiters, harassers, hecklers, mockers, needlers, quizzers, ridiculers, taunters. teasers, tormenters, etc.
1. Agencies who intervene are in danger of finding themselves in the role of persecutors!
2. Most rulers and a few city councils did little to protect Jews; Pope Clement threatened to excommunicate their persecutors.
3. He sought every opportunity to retaliate on his persecutors.
Meaning: To make something or someone better so that people admire it/ them more.
Synonyms: Dignify, elevate, exalt, magnify, glorify, honour, aggrandize, enhance, raise, canonize, etc.
1. No, my young friend, the virtues exist to ennoble us and make us fully human.
2. Grace notes like these can ennoble any ceremony, no matter who the hosts are. But there must be a less sleazy venue for giving prizes to movie stars.
3. The total effect of Aristotle’s thought is to ennoble humanity and to increase personal responsibility.
Meaning: To write or draw something quickly or carelessly.
Synonyms: Illegible, indecipherable, unreadable, scrawled, incomprehensible, untidy, hurried, jotted, dashed off, squiggly, unintelligible, etc.
1. Her host’s calm demeanour, as he scribbled a few notes and went on to the next call, calmed her fears.
2. John Betjeman scribbled verses on the backs of envelopes and read them aloud in his car.
3. The eyes of the Scribbled Anthias have a mysterious metallic green lens.
Meaning: Expel (a foreigner) from a country, typically on the grounds of illegal status or for having committed a crime.
Synonyms: Banished, exiled, expatriated, expelled, ousted, transported, extradited, evicted, repatriated, cast out, displaced, relegated, etc.
1. Thousands of illegal immigrants are caught and deported every year.
2. All the men were being deported even though the real culprits in the fight had not been identified.
3. Many refugees were forcibly deported back to the countries they had come from.
Meaning: Turn away eyes or thoughts, prevent an occurrence.
Synonyms: Prevent, forestall, stop, preclude, obviate, foil, avoid, deter, deflect, halt, frustrate, help, forfend, divert, shunt, stave off, etc.
1. Talks are taking place in an attempt to avert a strike.
2. Efforts are being made to avert war and find a diplomatic solution.
3. We tried to avert our thoughts from our massive financial problems.
Meaning: Planned or done together for a shared purpose.
Synonyms: collective, collaborative, cooperative, combined, joint, united, shared, pooled
1. The richer countries of the world should take concerted action to help the poorer countries.
2. There has been a concerted campaign against the proposals.
3. He’s making a concerted effort to improve his appearance.
Meaning: They do things carefully and with great attention to detail.
Synonyms: Painstaking, conscientious, detailed, particular, strict, thorough, perfectionist, exact, punctilious, careful
1. Some persons objected that the announcers’ articulation was too meticulous to be natural.
2. Years of meticulous research made her precise in her working methods.
3. The painting was executed with meticulous attention to detail.
Meaning: Cruel, violent, and without feelings.
Synonyms: Harsh, cruel, savage, vicious, callous, heartless, violent, brutal, ferocious, inhuman, ruthless, sadistic, atrocious,
1. This was a ruthless and cowardly attack.
2. With one brutal wallop, Clarke flattened him.
3. They lived in happy insulation from brutal facts.
Meaning: Without something, it is difficult for you to do something.
Synonyms: Free, free as a bird, disencumbered, unburdened, quit, relieved, unrestricted, rid, released, unhampered, clear, shut off, unfettered, etc.
1. The carrying no longer caused a strain, and his right hand could hold the pen unencumbered by other duties.
2. It was where you could be unlicensed, where you could be anonymous, unencumbered, no past, free.
3. Amused by her burgeoning vanity, she dawdled over the unpacking to give Mrs Wallington plenty of unencumbered time with her son.