Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (04 May 2020)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
May 04, 2020


Succumb (verb) شکار ہونا ، ہار ماننا، مجبوراً ہار تسلیم کرنا

fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force.
Example: “we cannot merely give up and succumb to despair”
Synonyms: yield, give in, give way, submit, surrender, capitulate, cave in, be overcome by
Antonyms: resist, conquer


Grim (adjective) سخت، شدید، سنگین، ڈراﺅنا

very serious or gloomy.
Example: “his grim expression”
Synonyms: stern, forbidding, uninviting, unapproachable, aloof, distant, formidable, strict, dour
Antonyms: amiable, pleasant


Ghastly (adjective) بھیانک، وحشت ناک، خوفناک

causing great horror or fear.
Example: “one of the most ghastly crimes ever committed”
Synonyms: terrible, frightful, horrible, grim, awful, dire, frightening, terrifying, horrifying
Antonyms: pleasant, trivial, excusable


Flinch (verb) درد پر فطری ردعمل، ہٹنا

make a quick, nervous movement as an instinctive reaction to fear, pain, or surprise.
Example: “she flinched at the acidity in his voice”
Synonyms: wince, start, shy (away), recoil, shrink, pull back, back away, shy away, draw back
Antonyms: stand firm


Archaic (adjective) دقیانوسی، بہت پرانا، قدیم

very old or old-fashioned.
Example: “prisons are run on archaic methods”
Synonyms: obsolete, obsolescent, out of date, anachronistic, old-fashioned, outmoded, behind the times
Antonyms: new, modern


Unfettered (adjective) بے محل، آزاد، قید و بند سے آزاد کیا ہواس

not confined or restricted.
Example: “his imagination is unfettered by the laws of logic”
Synonyms: unrestrained, unrestricted, unconstrained, free, unbridled, untrammelled, unchecked
Antonyms: restricted, fettered


Enact (verb) فرمان جاری کرنا، قانون وضع کرنا

make (a bill or other proposal) law.
Example: “legislation was enacted to attract international companies”
Synonyms: make law, pass, approve, ratify, validate, sanction, authorize, accept
Antonyms: repeal


Suppression (noun) روک، پابندی، دبا دینا

the action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication.
Example: “the heavy-handed suppression of political dissent”
Synonyms: subduing, defeat, conquering, vanquishing, repression, crushing, quelling, quashing
Antonyms: incitement, encouragement, publication, disclosure


Elusive (adjective) انوکھا، بچ نکلنے والا،

difficult to find, catch, or achieve.
Example: “success will become ever more elusive”
Synonyms: difficult to catch/find, difficult to track down, evasive, slippery, shifty, always on the move, cagey
Antonyms: facing, honest, available, accessible


Slay (verb) قتل کرنا، مار ڈالنا

kill (a person or animal) in a violent way.
Example: “Tasbeel slew the dragon”
Synonyms: kill, murder, put to death, do to death, put to the sword, butcher, cut down,
Antonyms: raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, reviv


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