Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (15 June 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (15 June 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
June 15, 2020


Succumb (verb) مغلوب ہو جانا، شکست مان لینا

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

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Unforeseen (adjective) غیر متوقع، ناگہانی

not anticipated or predicted.
Example: “our insurance package enables you to protect yourself and your dependants against unforeseen circumstances”
Synonyms: unpredicted, unexpected, unanticipated, unplanned, accidental, unlooked for, unsought
Antonyms: expected, predictable


Catastrophe (noun) تباہی، بربادی

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, blow
Antonyms: salvation, godsend


Precarious (adjective) غیر مستحکم، فرضی

dependent on chance; uncertain.
Example: “he made a precarious living as a painter”
Synonyms: uncertain, insecure, unreliable, unsure, unpredictable, undependable, risky
Antonyms: safe, secure


Upheaval (noun) کھلبلی، اچانک تبدیلی، انقلاب کا عمل

a violent or sudden change or disruption to something.
Example: “major upheavals in the financial markets”
Synonyms: disruption, upset, disturbance, trouble, turbulence, disorder, disorganization, confusion
Antonyms: stability, tranquillity


Distraught (adjective) پریشان خیال، مخبوط الحواس

very worried and upset.
Example: “distraught parents looking for a runaway teenager”
Synonyms: worried, upset, distressed, fraught, devastated, shattered, overcome, overwrought
Antonyms: self-collected, gladdened, tranquil


Beleaguer (verb) محاصرہ کرنا، تنگ کرنا، پریشان کرنا

lay siege to.
Example: “he led a relief force to the aid of the beleaguered city”
Synonyms: besieged, under siege, blockaded, surrounded, encircled, hemmed in, under attack
Antonyms: achromatic, brighten, consume, praise, dissuade


Elusive (adjective) سمجھ سے باہر، بچ نکلنے والا، دغا باز

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


Maim (verb) زخمی کرنا، نکما کر دینا

wound or injure (a person or animal) so that part of the body is permanently damaged.
Example: “100,000 soldiers were killed or maimed”
Synonyms: injure, wound, hurt, disable, put out of action, incapacitate, impair, mar, mutilate
Antonyms: aid, assist, cure, help


Perish (verb) ہلاک، تباہ ہونا، فنا ہونا

die, especially in a violent or sudden way.
Example: “a great part of his army perished of hunger and disease”
Synonyms: die, lose one’s life, be killed, fall, expire, meet one’s death, be lost, lay down one’s life
Antonyms: be born, be immortal, begin


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