Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (22 March 2020)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
March 22, 2020


Flatten (verb) ہموار بنانا، چپٹا کرنا

make or become flat or flatter.
Example: “her hair had been flattened by the storm”
Synonyms: make/become flat, make/become even, make/become smooth, smooth (out/off), level (out/off)
Antonyms: roughen, make uneven


Ease (verb) آسانی سے، آرام سے، سہولت

make (something unpleasant or intense) less serious or severe.
Example: “a huge road-building programme to ease congestion”
Synonyms: relieve, alleviate, mitigate, assuage, allay, soothe, soften, palliate, ameliorate, mollify
Antonyms: aggravate


Apparent (adjective) ظاہر

clearly visible or understood; obvious.
Example: “for no apparent reason she laughed”
Synonyms: evident, plain, obvious, clear, manifest, visible, discernible, perceptible, perceivable
Antonyms: unclear, obscure


Inconsequential (adjective) غیر یقینی، بے نتیجہ، بے ربط

not important or significant.
Example: “they talked about inconsequential things”
Synonyms: insignificant, unimportant, of little/no importance, of little/no consequence, of little/no account, of no moment
Antonyms: significant, important


Dismal (adjective) مایوس کن، افسردہ

causing a mood of gloom or depression.
Example: “the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening”
Synonyms: dingy, dim, dark, gloomy, sombre, dreary, drab, dull, desolate, bleak, cheerless
Antonyms: bright, cheerful


Disastrous (adjective) مصیبت خیز، تباہ کن، آفت انگیز

causing great damage.
Example: “a disastrous fire swept through the museum”
Synonyms: catastrophic, calamitous, cataclysmic, tragic, devastating, ravaging, ruinous, harmful
Antonyms: fortunate, successful, beneficial


Grapple (verb) قلاب، کنڈا، چیزیں پکڑنے والا آلہ

engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle.
Example: “passers-by grappled with the man after the knife attack”
Synonyms: wrestle, struggle, tussle, brawl, fight, scuffle, clash, combat, battle, close
Antonyms: let go of, release


Incarcerate (verb) قیدکرنا

imprison or confine.
Example: “many are incarcerated for property offences”
Synonyms: imprison, put in prison, send to prison, jail, lock up, take into custody, put under lock and key
Antonyms: free, release


Squalid (adjective) گھٹیا، بدعنوان، پست

(of a place) extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect.
Example: “the squalid, overcrowded prison”
Synonyms: dirty, filthy, grubby, grimy, mucky, slummy, slumlike, foul, vile, low, poor, sorry
Antonyms: clean, pleasant


Sceptical (adjective) شکی، وہمی

not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
Example: “the public were deeply sceptical about some of the proposals”
Synonyms: dubious, doubtful, having reservations, doubting, questioning, cynical, distrustful, mistrustful
Antonyms: certain, convinced, optimistic


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