Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (17 July 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (17 July 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
July 17, 2020

Erratic (adjective) آوارہ، ڈانوڈول، غیر یقینی

not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.
Example: “her breathing was erratic”
Synonyms: unpredictable, inconsistent, changeable, variable, inconstant, uncertain, irregular, unstable
Antonyms: predictable, consistent

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Ham-fisted (adjective) بھدا، بھونڈے کام کرنیوالا

clumsy; bungling.
Example: “a ham-fisted attempt”
Synonyms: clumsy, bungling, incompetent, amateurish, inept, unskilful, inexpert, maladroit
Antonyms: expert

Sow (verb) بیج بونا، پھیلانا، افزائش کرنا

plant (seed) by scattering it on or in the earth.
Example: “fill a pot with compost and sow a thin layer of seeds on top”
Synonyms: scatter, spread, broadcast, disperse, strew, disseminate, distribute, drill
Antonyms: destroy, raze, dig, gather, harvest, reap

Apprehension (noun) خوف، فکرمندی، خدشہ

anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
Example: “he felt sick with apprehension”
Synonyms: anxiety, angst, alarm, worry, uneasiness, unease, nervousness, misgiving
Antonyms: confidence

Assertion (noun) حتمی موقف، اقرار واثق، دعویٰ

a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.
Example: “his assertion that his father had deserted the family”
Synonyms: declaration, contention, statement, claim, submission, postulation, averment, opinion
Antonyms: bashfulness, confusion, consternation

Indictment (noun) الزام دینا، چالان، استغاثہ

a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.
Example: “an indictment for conspiracy”
Synonyms: charge, accusation, arraignment, citation, summons, allegation, imputation, plaint
Antonyms: acquittal

Lackadaisical (adjective) سست، مصنوعی نزاکت کا، فکرمند

lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
Example: “a lackadaisical defence left Spurs adrift in the second half”
Synonyms: careless, lazy, lax, unenthusiastic, half-hearted, uninterested, lukewarm, indifferent
Antonyms: enthusiastic, excited

Ominous (adjective) بدنما، نحس، منحوس

giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen; threateningly inauspicious.
Example: “there were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead”
Synonyms: threatening, menacing, baleful, forbidding, sinister, doomy, inauspicious, unpropitious
Antonyms: promising, auspicious, propitious

Trajectory (noun) مدار، خط حرکت

the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.
Example: “the missile’s trajectory was preset”
Synonyms: course, route, path, track, line, orbit, flight, flight path, ambit, direction

Devious (adjective) بے راہ، بیچ دار، ٹیڑھا، بے ربط

showing a skilful use of underhand tactics to achieve goals.
Example: “he’s as devious as a politician needs to be”
Synonyms: underhand, underhanded, deceitful, dishonest, dishonourable, disreputable, unethical
Antonyms: above board

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