Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (24 June 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (24 June 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
June 24, 2020


Rite (noun) رسم و رواج، ریت،شعار

a religious or other solemn ceremony or act.
Example: “the rite of communion”
Synonyms: ceremony, ritual, ceremonial, observance, service, sacrament, liturgy, worship
Antonyms: inobservance, disuse, obsoleteness

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Curtail (verb) گھٹانا، کم کرنا، حذف کرنا

reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
Example: “civil liberties were further curtailed”
Synonyms: reduce, cut, cut down, cut back, decrease, lessen, diminish, slim down, tighten up
Antonyms: increase, lengthen


Antiquity (noun) نوواردات، قدیم رسوم یا رواج، نہایت قدیم

the ancient past, especially the period of classical and other human civilizations before the Middle Ages.
Example: “the great civilizations of antiquity
Synonyms: ancient times, the ancient past, classical times, former times, the distant past, times gone by
Antonyms: currency, currentness, freshness, modernity,


Pestilence (noun) وبائ، پھیلنے والی بیماری

a fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.
Example: “neither prayers nor demonstrations halted the advance of the pestilence”
Synonyms: plague, bubonic plague, the Black Death, disease, contagious disease
Antonyms: advantage, health


Mingle (verb) ملانا، شریک ہونا، ملاوٹ

mix or cause to mix together.
Example: “the sound of voices mingled with a scraping of chairs”
Synonyms: mix, blend, intermingle, commingle, intermix, interweave, interlace, combine
Antonyms: separate, be separated


Seldom (adverb) کبھی کبھار، بہت کم

not often; rarely.
Example: “Islay is seldom visited by tourists”
Synonyms: rarely, infrequently, on rare occasions, hardly ever, scarcely ever, hardly, scarcely
Antonyms: often, frequently


Soar (verb) جلدی زخم

fly or rise high in the air.
Example: “the bird spread its wings and soared into the air”
Synonyms: fly up, wing, wing its way, take off, take flight, take to the air, ascend, climb, rise
Antonyms: plummet


Dread (verb) خوف، فکرمندی

anticipate with great apprehension or fear.
Example: “Jane was dreading the party”
Synonyms: fear, be afraid of, worry about, be anxious about, have forebodings about
Antonyms: look forward to


Mitigation (noun) تخفیف، کمی

the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.
Example: “the identification and mitigation of pollution”
Synonyms: alleviation, reduction, diminution, lessening, easing, weakening, lightening, assuagement
Antonyms: intensification


Flawed (adjective) عیب، خامی، نقص

having or characterized by a fundamental weakness or imperfection.
Example: “a fatally flawed strategy”
Synonyms: unsound, defective, faulty, distorted, inaccurate, incorrect, erroneous, imprecise
Antonyms: sound


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