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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
We are putting in extensive work to develop your vocabulary. All you have to do is be regular with this section and check out this post daily. This is your repository of commonly used words; essentially, we are posting a list of daily used words. Hence, this has significant practical application as it teaches you words that are commonly used in leading publications mentioned above.
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Word-1: Proclamations
Meaning: An official announcement / a formal public statement.
Synonyms: Edict, decree, publication, promulgation, notification, pronouncement, manifesto, broadcast, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The Great Seal is affixed to proclamations.
2. It is not wise politics to sit back and wait for presidential vetoes and proclamations to bail us out of every jam.
3. He is himself a realist, not a racist, and not now given to making proclamations.

Word-2: Shoddy
Meaning: Showing little respect, thought, or care / of poor quality or inferior workmanship.
Synonyms: Inferior, run down, shabby, shameful, base, common, gaudy, junky, makeshift, mean, plastic, poor, broken-down, cheap, cheesy, dilapidated, dingy, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, ignominious, inglorious, not up to snuff, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. He was accused of shoddy craft.
2. It is a reasonably shoddy way to treat an employee.
3. Blame for shoddy work is frequent.

Word-3: Abiding
Meaning: Memory or interest is one that you have for a very long time.
Synonyms: Continuing, enduring, eternal, everlasting, lasting, persistent, steadfast, fast, persisting, steady, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Some features were abiding.
2. Why should law-abiding citizens pay extra?
3. His father had an abiding interest in nature.

Word-4: Statecraft
Meaning: The skill of governing a country / the art of conducting state affairs.
Synonyms: Negotiation, politics, address, artfulness, craft, delicacy, discretion, expedience, finesse, poise, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. How to practice statecraft without states.
2. Centuries of statecraft have refined the concept of sovereignty.
3. Chinese statecraft always recognised the problem of corruption and nepotism.

Word-5: Firebrand
Meaning: A person who causes political or social trouble by opposing authority and encouraging others to do so.
Synonyms: Demonstrator, guerrilla, instigator, malcontent, protester, rabble-rouser, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Ronald Reagan was lamented as a firebrand who might bring on a nuclear war.
2. He had a reputation as an ambitious firebrand.
3. We kindled a firebrand in the cave.

Word-6: Lament
Meaning: To express sadness and feeling sorry about something.
Synonyms: Bemoan, deplore, regret, bawl, bewail, bleed, cry, howl, hurt, moan, rain, repine, rue, sing, sob, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. People lament the passing of the good old days.
2. It is the lament of an impoverished peasant.
3. I lament the loss of humanity in some people.

Word-7: Cobble
Meaning: A rounded stone used on the surface of an old-fashioned road.
Synonyms: Assemble, complete, construct, create, fabricate, mass-produce, synthesise, accomplish, carve, cast, compose, execute, fashion, forge, form, frame, machine, make, mill, mold, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Enjoy the narrow cobble stone streets and quaint atmosphere.
2. The warm stones strewed their flakes upon the cobble.
3. My person cobble to play by.

Word-8: Bonhomie
Meaning: It means that you are a cheerful friendly sort of person. Keep it up.
Synonyms: Agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiableness, congeniality, cordiality, friendliness, geniality, good-naturedness, graciousness, niceness, pleasantness, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. Jamie, by nature, is a cheerful soul, but somehow his bonhomie conjured a shadow.
2. Beer and whisky flowed freely amid much back-slapping and bonhomie.
3. They sat on folding chairs around a plywood table, drinking brown beer until they had achieved a state of alcoholic bonhomie.

Word-9: Pretensions
Meaning: A claim or belief that you can succeed or that you are important or have serious value.
Synonyms: Airs, swank, vain pretensions, vaporing, etc.
Usage Examples:
1. The group don’t have any pretensions to be pop stars.
2. His pretensions, it seems, are based on economic advantage.
3. Nice, laid-back, old pub with no pretensions.

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