Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (12 February 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (12 February 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
February 12, 2020


Glance (verb) جھلک، نظر ڈالنا

take a brief or hurried look.
Example: “Ginny glanced at her watch”
Synonyms: take a quick look, look quickly, look briefly, peek, peep, glimpse, catch a glimpse of
Antonyms: gaze, scrutinize

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Capricious (adjective) غلط رویہ، متغیر، موجی

given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.
Example: “a capricious and often brutal administration”
Synonyms: fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, volatile, erratic
Antonyms: stable, consistent


Tyranny (noun) ظلم، استبداد

cruel and oppressive government or rule.
Example: “refugees fleeing tyranny and oppression”
Synonyms: despotism, absolutism, absolute power, autocracy, dictatorship, undemocratic rule
Antonyms: democracy, liberality


Sordid (adjective) سخت، کمینہ، گندا، خستہ حال

involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
Example: “the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams”
Synonyms: sleazy, seedy, seamy, unsavoury, shoddy, vile, foul, tawdry, louche, cheap
Antonyms: high-minded, respectable


Blight (noun) فرسودہ، جھلسا دینا، کیڑا لگنا

a plant disease, typically one caused by fungi such as mildews, rusts, and smuts.
Example: “the vines suffered blight and disease”
Synonyms: disease, canker, infestation, fungus, mildew, mould, rot, decay
Antonyms: blessing


Flaunt (verb) اکڑ دکھانا، شان دکھانا

display (something) ostentatiously, especially in order to provoke envy or admiration or to show defiance.
Example: “newly rich consumers eager to flaunt their prosperity”
Synonyms: show off, display ostentatiously, draw attention to, make a (great) show of
Antonyms: be modest about, hide


Aloof (adjective) بے تعلق، علیحدہ، دور

not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.
Example: “they were courteous but faintly aloof”
Synonyms: distant, detached, unresponsive, remote, unapproachable, forbidding, stand-offish
Antonyms: familiar, friendly


Scarcity (noun) قلت، کمی، قلیل

the state of being scarce or in short supply; shortage.
Example: “a time of scarcity”
Synonyms: shortage, dearth, lack, want, undersupply, insufficiency, paucity, scarceness, scantness
Antonyms: abundance, excess, surplus, commonness,


Lingering (adjective) سست رو

lasting for a long time or slow to end.
Example: “there are still some lingering doubts in my mind”
Synonyms: remaining, surviving, persisting, abiding, nagging, niggling, gnawing, lasting, residual
Antonyms: short-lived


Imperative (adjective) لازمی، اشد ضروری، آمرانہ

of vital importance; crucial.
Example: “immediate action was imperative”
Synonyms: vitally important, of vital importance, all-important, vital, crucial, critical, essential, of the essence,
Antonyms: unimportant, optional


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