Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (01 July 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (01 July 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
July 01, 2020


Anecdotal (adjective) روایات کے مطابق، سنی سنائی، واقعہ

(of an account) not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research.
Example: “while there was much anecdotal evidence there was little hard fact”
Synonyms: informal, unreliable, based on hearsay, unscientific
Antonyms: experimental, scientific


Circumstantial (adjective) تفصیلی، مفصل

pointing indirectly towards someone’s guilt but not conclusively proving it.
Example: “the prosecution will have to rely on circumstantial evidence”
Synonyms: indirect, inferred, inferential, deduced, presumed, conjectural, contingent
Antonyms: provable


Vigilant (adjective) ہوشیار، خبردار، چوکنا ، محتاط

keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.
Example: “the burglar was spotted by vigilant neighbours”
Synonyms: watchful, on the lookout, observant, sharp-eyed, keen-eyed, gimlet-eyed, eagle-eyed
Antonyms: negligent, inattentive


Complacency (noun) اطمینان، اخلاق، خاطر جمعی

a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
Example: “the figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency”
Synonyms: smugness, self-satisfaction, self-approval, self-approbation, self-admiration, self-congratulation
Antonyms: dissatisfaction


Manipulative (adjective) طاقت کا ناجائز فائدہ اٹھانا

exercising unscrupulous control or influence over a person or situation.
Example: “she was sly, selfish, and manipulative”
Synonyms: scheming, calculating, cunning, crafty, wily, shrewd, devious, designing
Antonyms: ingenuous


Indignant (adjective) دلبرداشتہ،خفا، ناراض

feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment.
Example: “he was indignant at being the object of suspicion”
Synonyms: aggrieved, resentful, affronted, disgruntled, discontented, dissatisfied, angry, distressed
Antonyms: content


Lumber (verb) بھدا

move in a slow, heavy, awkward way.
Example: “a truck lumbered past”
Synonyms: lurch, stumble, shamble, shuffle, reel, waddle, trudge, clump, stump, plod
Antonyms: nimble, agile


Blatant (adjective) کھلم کھلا، واضح، اودھم مچانے والا

(of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.
Example: “blatant lies”
Synonyms: flagrant, glaring, obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, overt, open, transparent
Antonyms: inconspicuous, subtle


Euphemism (noun) خوش کلامی، بری بات کو نرم الفاظ میں ادا کرنا

a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
Example: “the jargon has given us ‘downsizing’ as a euphemism for cuts”
Synonyms: polite term, substitute, mild alternative, indirect term, understatement, underplaying
Antonyms: dysphemism, calling a spade a spade


Catastrophe (noun) المیہ، سانحہ، آفت

an event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster.
Example: “an environmental catastrophe”
Synonyms: disaster, calamity, cataclysm, crisis, holocaust, ruin, ruination, tragedy
Antonyms: salvation, godsend


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