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