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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: Epiphany
Meaning: A usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something.
Synonyms: Flash, insight, inspiration, realisation, vision, oracle, sign, surprise, bombshell, discovery, lightning bolt, shocker.
Usage Examples:
1. My Epiphany came while trying to make a large castor wheel for a parade float.
2. They believe that holy water blessed on Epiphany has unique healing qualities.
3. As the time before the sudden Epiphany, they do not know Renqingshigu.

Word-2: Reminiscent
Meaning: Making you remember a particular person, event, or thing.
Synonyms: Evocative, redolent, similar, bringing to mind, implicative, mnemonic, nostalgic, recollective, remindful.
Usage Examples:
1. White flowers with yellow stamens and a fragrance reminiscent of a freshly opened packet of tea.
2. The first was a thump, reminiscent of the women pounding millet back in Mbarara.
3. Green introduced some novel ideas in earlier paintings, perhaps reminiscent of pan pipes.

Word-3: Universalism
Meaning: The philosophical and theological concept that some ideas have universal application or applicability.
Usage Examples:
1. Over the past twenty years, Unitarian Universalism has undergone a shift in consciousness.
2. In the modern phase, Universalism, internationalism and Particularism Nationalism lead the role one after another.
3. The author also introduced traditional theories on universalism, territorialism and the burgeoning theory of new pragmatism and commented on them.

Word-4: Ghettos
Meaning: An area of a city, especially a very poor area, where people of a particular race or religion live closely together and apart from other people.
Usage Examples:
1. It focused on improving training, employment prospects and housing and breaking up ghettos.
2. New York’s been on a severe gentrification trip for 50 years, but when I was a kid, you could still feel the reverberation of the ghettos.
3. He wrote these words as part of a policy brief to help President Lyndon Johnson understand the distressed social conditions in urban ghettos.

Word-5: Blitzkrieg
Meaning: A fast and intense military attack that takes the enemy by surprise and is intended to achieve a very quick victory.
Synonyms: Assault, attack, blitz, bombardment, offensive, onslaught, raid, rush.
Usage Examples:
1. The German military in World War 2 achieved most of its great victories with the Blitzkrieg tactic.
2. Without warning, Ukrainian troops attacked with speed not seen since the Blitzkrieg of WWII.
3. He became Prime Minister as the Blitzkrieg descended upon Britain’s outposts.

Word-6: Lineage
Meaning: The members of a person’s family who are directly related to that person and who lived a long time before him or her.
Synonyms: Clan, descent, genealogy, origin, pedigree, birth, blood, breed, descendants, extraction, family, folk, forebears, heredity, house, kin, kindred, line, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. A woman is born into one lineage but is transferred to her husband’s lineage as soon as she is married.
2. Jean de la Moussaye can trace his lineage back to Louis XIV.
3. The sanctity of traditional ownership and lineage are hoisted like clannish flags.

Word-7: Provocative
Meaning: It is intended to cause sexual desire/serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate.
Synonyms: Challenging, disturbing, exciting, inspirational, insulting, offensive, outrageous, annoying, galling, goading, heady, incensing, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. In a deliberately provocative speech, she criticised the whole system of government.
2. This book is designed to be provocative rather than a watertight piece of economic analysis.
3. Some adolescents might be more sexually mature and provocative than others.

Word-8: Conundrum
Meaning: A problem that is difficult to deal with or a confusing problem or question that is very difficult to solve.
Synonyms: Enigma, mystery, riddle, brain-teaser, mystification, poser, problem, puzzlement, why, closed book.
Usage Examples:
1. Arranging childcare over the school holidays can be quite a conundrum for working parents.
2. This is partly a humid, faintly Graham Greene-like love story, partly a conundrum about opaque and enigmatic behaviour.
3. Physics also tells us that there is a logical answer to the seeming conundrum of species diversity.

Word-9: Dualistic
Meaning: The belief that things are divided into two often very different or opposing parts.
Synonyms: Dual, binary, coupled, duplex, duplicate, duplicated, geminate, paired, repeated, second, twice, twin, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Since Descartes’s dualistic proposal, body – mind relationship has been an unresolved complicated problem.
2. Then, introduce the third dimension using dualistic fractal interpolation, forming a project IFS.
3. The solution to the dualistic simple indeterminate equation is proposed in this issue by using integer division with arithmetical compliment and iterative division.

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