Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (09 July 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (09 July 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
July 09, 2020


Foray (noun) اچانک حملہ، چھاپا، حملہ کرنا

a sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something; a raid.
Example: “the garrison made a foray against Richard’s camp”
Synonyms: raid, attack, assault, incursion, swoop, strike, charge, sortie, sally, rush
Antonyms: flight, retreat, recall, decampment


Mitigate (verb) اصل سے کم کا اندازہ لگانا، تخفیف کرنا

make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
Example: “drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem”
Synonyms: alleviate, reduce, diminish, lessen, weaken, lighten, attenuate, take the edge off, allay
Antonyms: aggravate, increase, intensify


Invade (verb) چڑھائی کرنا، دھاوا بولنا

(of an armed force) enter (a country or region) so as to subjugate or occupy it.
Example: “during the Second World War the island was invaded by the Axis powers”
Synonyms: occupy, conquer, capture, seize, take (over), annex, win, gain, secure
Antonyms: withdraw from

Ostensibly (adverb) بادی النظرمیں، بظاہر

as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.
Example: “the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health”
Synonyms: apparently, seemingly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface
Antonyms: genuinely, really, truly


Conglomerate (noun) مرکب، گول ڈھیر بنانا، رکمہ

a thing consisting of a number of different and distinct parts or items that are grouped together.
Example: “the Earth is a specialized conglomerate of organisms”
Synonyms: mixture, mix, combination, mingling, commingling, amalgamation, amalgam
Antonyms: split up


Ascendant (adjective) بالا دست، غالب، غلبہ پانا، عروج

rising in power or influence.
Example: “the newly ascendant liberal party”
Synonyms: rising (in power), in the ascendant, on the up and up, on the way up, up-and-coming, on the rise
Antonyms: declining


Chaos (noun) بے ترتیبی، ابتری، انتشار

complete disorder and confusion.
Example: “snow caused chaos in the region”
Synonyms: disorder, disarray, disorganization, confusion, mayhem, bedlam, pandemonium, madness
Antonyms: order, orderliness


Legitimate (adjective) قانونی، جائز، شرعی

conforming to the law or to rules.
Example: “his claims to legitimate authority”
Synonyms: legal, lawful, licit, legalized, authorized, permitted, permissible, allowable
Antonyms: illegal, illegitimate


Gargantuan (adjective) دیو قامت، بہت بڑا

enormous.
Example: “a gargantuan appetite”
Synonyms: enormous, extremely big, extremely large, massive, huge, colossal, vast, immense
Antonyms: tiny


Dampen (verb) قابو کرنا، تر کرنا

make slightly wet.
Example: “the fine rain dampened her face”
Synonyms: moisten, damp, wet, dew, water, irrigate, humidify, bedew, sparge
Antonyms: dry, drench


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