Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (18 June 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (18 June 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
June 18, 2020


Provoke (verb) غصہ دلانا، مشتعل کرنا، اکسانا

stimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one) in someone.
Example: “the decision provoked a storm of protest from civil rights organizations”
Synonyms: arouse, produce, evoke, cause, give rise to, occasion, call forth, draw forth
Antonyms: allay

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Escalate (verb) بڑھاوا، تیزی

increase rapidly.
Example: “the price of tickets escalated”
Synonyms: increase rapidly, soar, rocket, shoot up, mount, surge, spiral, grow rapidly, rise rapidly
Antonyms: plunge


Peculiar (adjective) نرالا، انوکھا، خاص، مخصوص

different to what is normal or expected; strange.
Example: “he gave her some very peculiar looks”
Synonyms: strange, unusual, odd, funny, curious, bizarre, weird, uncanny, queer
Antonyms: normal, ordinary


Ignominious (adjective) شرمناک، ذلت آمیز،روائی

deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
Example: “no other party risked ignominious defeat”
Synonyms: humiliating, undignified, embarrassing, mortifying, shameful, disgraceful, dishonourable
Antonyms: glorious


Unbridled (adjective) بے لگام، بے ضبط، بے روک ٹوک

uncontrolled; unconstrained.
Example: “a moment of unbridled ambition”
Synonyms: unrestrained, unconstrained, uncontrolled, uninhibited, unrestricted, unchecked, uncurbed
Antonyms: restrained, controlled


Allegiance (noun) بعیت، تابعداری، اطاعت

loyalty or commitment to a superior or to a group or cause.
Example: “those wishing to receive citizenship must swear allegiance to the republic”
Synonyms: loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, obedience, fealty, adherence, homage, devotion, bond
Antonyms: disloyalty, treachery


Arrogate (verb) تکبر کرنا، مطالبہ کرنا، غرور

take or claim (something) without justification.
Example: “they arrogate to themselves the ability to divine the nation’s true interests”
Synonyms: assume, take, take on, take over, secure, acquire, seize, expropriate, take possession of
Antonyms: renounce


Blatant (adjective) واضح، کھلم کھلا، اودھم مچانے والا

(of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.
Example: “blatant lies”
Synonyms: flagrant, glaring, obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, overt, open, transparent
Antonyms: inconspicuous, subtle


Elusive (adjective) انوکھا، بچ نکلنے والا، گریزاں

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
Antonyms: facing, honest, available, accessible


Squabble (verb) تکرار کرنا، جھگڑنا کرنا

quarrel noisily over a trivial matter.
Example: “the boys were squabbling over a ball”
Synonyms: quarrel, row, argue, bicker, have a row/fight, fight, fall out, disagree, fail to agree
Antonyms: accord, harmony, likeness


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