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
• Indian Express
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Meaning: An official announcement / a formal public statement.
Synonyms: Edict, decree, publication, promulgation, notification, pronouncement, manifesto, broadcast, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. Some features were abiding.
2. Why should law-abiding citizens pay extra?
3. His father had an abiding interest in nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.