Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (20 July 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (20 July 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
July 20, 2020


Splinter (noun) ٹکڑے ٹکڑے کرنا، پارہ پارہ ہونا

a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, or similar material broken off from a larger piece.
Example: “a splinter of ice”
Synonyms: sliver, shiver, chip, shard, needle, fragment, piece, bit, shred, spell, spillikin
Antonyms: chunk, hunk, lump, slab

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Barely (adverb) مشکل سے، عریاں طور پر ، صرف

only just; almost not.
Example: “she nodded, barely able to speak”
Synonyms: hardly, scarcely, just, only just, narrowly, by the skin of one’s teeth, by a hair’s breadth
Antonyms: easily


Offhand (adjective) تیاری کے بغیر، سرسری، بے ساختہ

ungraciously or offensively nonchalant or cool in manner.
Example: “you were a bit offhand with her this afternoon”
Synonyms: indifferent, casual, careless, uninterested, unconcerned, cool, distant, aloof, nonchalant
Antonyms: planned, considered, deliberate


Cursory (adjective) لاپرواہ، برائے نام، سرسری

hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.
Example: “a cursory glance at the figures”
Synonyms: perfunctory, desultory, casual, superficial, token, uninterested, half-hearted, inattentive
Antonyms: thorough, painstaking


Ostensible (adjective) بظاہر، بناوٹی طور پر، نمایاں

stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
Example: “the real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint”
Synonyms: apparent, seeming, outward, surface, superficial, professed, supposed, avowed
Antonyms: real, genuine


Heinous (adjective) سفاکانہ، وحشیانہ، عظیم

(of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked.
Example: “a battery of heinous crimes”
Synonyms: odious, wicked, evil, atrocious, monstrous, disgraceful, abominable, detestable
Antonyms: admirable


Depraved (adjective) اخلاق باختہ، مسخ شدہ

morally corrupt; wicked.
Example: “he was a depraved lecher”
Synonyms: corrupt, corrupted, perverted, deviant, degenerate, debased, degraded, immoral
Antonyms: virtuous, moral


Noxious (adjective) مضر، صحت کے لئے نقصان دہ، فاسد

harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant.
Example: “they were overcome by the noxious fumes”
Synonyms: poisonous, toxic, deadly, virulent, harmful, dangerous, pernicious, damaging
Antonyms: innocuous, safe, pleasant


Outrageous (adjective) ہیبت ناک، خوفناک، غضب آلود

shockingly bad or excessive.
Example: “an outrageous act of bribery”
Synonyms: shocking, disgraceful, scandalous, atrocious, appalling, abhorrent, monstrous
Antonyms: acceptable, mild, moderate


Stringent (adjective) بہت سخت، شدید

(of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting.
Example: “stringent guidelines on air pollution”
Synonyms: strict, firm, rigid, rigorous, severe, harsh, tough, tight, exacting, demanding
Antonyms: lenient, flexible


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