Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (16 April 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (16 April 2020)
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
April 16, 2020

Grim (adjective) کج خلق، سخت مزاج

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

Friable (adjective) بوسیدگی، نرم

easily crumbled.
Example: “the soil was friable between her fingers”
Synonyms: crumbly, easily crumbled, powdery, dusty, chalky, soft, dry, crisp, brittle.
Antonyms: elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant, resilient.

Ostensibly (adverb) بناوٹی طور پر، بظاہر، بادی النظر

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, to all intents and purposes.
Antonyms: genuinely, really, truly.

Populace (noun) عوام الناس، عام لوگ،رعایا، آبادی

the people living in a particular country or area.
Example: “the party misjudged the mood of the populace”
Synonyms: population, inhabitants, residents, natives, occupants, occupiers, community, country, public.
Antonyms: best, upper crust, A-list, society۔

Complacency (noun) اخلاق، خاطر جمعی، اطمینان

a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
Example: “the figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency”.
Synonyms: smugness, self-satisfaction, self-approval, self-approbation, self-admiration, self-congratulation.
Antonyms: dissatisfaction.

Belittle (verb) گھٹا کر بتانا، بے عزتی، نفی کرنا

dismiss (someone or something) as unimportant.
Example: “she belittled Amy’s riding skills whenever she could”
Synonyms: disparage, denigrate, run down, deprecate, depreciate, downgrade, play down.
Antonyms: praise, magnify.

Arduous (adjective) جفا کش، کٹھن ، مشکل

involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.
Example: “an arduous journey”
Synonyms: onerous, taxing, difficult, hard, heavy, laborious, burdensome, strenuous, vigorous, back-breaking.
Antonyms: easy, effortless.

Parochial (adjective) علاقائی، مقامی

having a limited or narrow outlook or scope.
Example: “parochial attitudes”
Synonyms: narrow-minded, small-minded, provincial, insular, narrow, small-town, inward-looking.
Antonyms: cosmopolitan, broad-minded, liberal.

Engulf (verb) گھیر لینا، وقف کرنا، نگلنا

(of a natural force) sweep over (something) so as to surround or cover it completely.
Example: “the cafe was engulfed in flames”
Synonyms: inundate, flood, deluge, immerse, swamp, wash out, swallow up, submerge.
Antonyms: dehydrate, dry, parch

Bequeath (verb) وصیت کرنا، مرنے کے بعد چھوڑ جانا

leave (property) to a person or other beneficiary by a will.
Example: “he bequeathed his art collection to the town”
Synonyms: leave, leave in one’s will, will, make over, pass on, hand on, hand down, cede, consign.
Antonyms: withhold, alienate۔

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