Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (25 June 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (25 June 2020)
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
June 25, 2020

Gauge (verb) ناپ، ناپنے کا آلہ

estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of.
Example: “astronomers can gauge the star’s intrinsic brightness”
Synonyms: measure, calculate, compute, work out, determine, ascertain, count, weigh, quantify
Antonyms: surmise, guesstimate, scale, estimate

Complacency (noun) اخلاص، اطمینان، خاطر جمعی

a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
Example: “the figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency”
Synonyms: smugness, self-satisfaction, self-approval, self-approbation, self-admiration, self-congratulation
Antonyms: dissatisfaction

Bequeath (verb) وصیت کرنا، میراث کے طور پر چھوڑنا

leave (property) to a person or other beneficiary by a will.
Example: “he bequeathed his art collection to the town”
Synonyms: leave, leave in one’s will, will, make over, pass on, hand on, hand down, cede
Antonyms: take, keep, receive

Manipulative (adjective) سلجھانا، سلیقہ سے کام کرنا

exercising unscrupulous control or influence over a person or situation.
Example: “she was sly, selfish, and manipulative”
Synonyms: scheming, calculating, cunning, crafty, wily, shrewd, devious, designing
Antonyms: ingenuous

Lumber (verb) بھدا، بیکار سامان

move in a slow, heavy, awkward way.
Example: “a truck lumbered past”
Synonyms: lurch, stumble, shamble, shuffle, reel, waddle, trudge, clump, stump, plod
Antonyms: nimble, agile

Euphemism (noun) خوش کلامی، بری بات کو نرم الفاظ میں ادا کرنا

a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
Example: “the jargon has given us ‘downsizing’ as a euphemism for cuts”
Synonyms: polite term, substitute, mild alternative, indirect term, understatement, underplaying, softening
Antonyms: dysphemism, calling a spade a spade

Catastrophe (noun) تباہی، بربادی

an event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster.
Example: “an environmental catastrophe”
Synonyms: disaster, calamity, cataclysm, crisis, holocaust, ruin, ruination, tragedy, blow
Antonyms: salvation, godsend

Impunity (noun) چھٹکارا، استثنیٰ، آزادی، بریت

exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
Example: “the impunity enjoyed by military officers implicated in civilian killings”
Synonyms: immunity, indemnity, exemption from punishment, freedom from punishment, exemption
Antonyms: liability, responsibility

Envisage (verb) غور کرنا، گمان کرنا، تصور کرنا

contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
Example: “the Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers”
Synonyms: foresee, predict, forecast, foretell, anticipate, expect, think likely, envision
Antonyms: actual, existent, existing, real

Expropriate (verb) بے دخل کرنا

(of the state or an authority) take (property) from its owner for public use or benefit.
Example: “their assets were expropriated by the government”
Synonyms: seize, take away, take over, take, appropriate, take possession of, requisition, commandeer, claim
Antonyms: cede, deliver, forfeit, give up

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