Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (26 February 2020)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
February 26, 2020


Aggravate (verb) بڑھکانا، بگاڑنا، شدید تر کرنا

Example: make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious.
“military action would only aggravate the situation”
Synonyms: annoy, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, put out, nettle, provoke, incense
Antonyms: calm, conciliate


Strenuous (adjective) سخت محنتی، توانا، توانا

requiring or using great effort or exertion.
Example: “the government made strenuous efforts to upgrade the quality of the teaching profession”
Synonyms: arduous, difficult, hard, tough, taxing, demanding, exacting, uphill, stiff, formidable
Antonyms: easy, effortless, half-hearted, feeble


Groan (verb) کراہنا، آہ، غم کی آواز

make a deep inarticulate sound conveying pain, despair, pleasure, etc.
Example: “Marty groaned and pulled the blanket over his head”
Synonyms: moan, murmur, whine, whimper, mewl, bleat, sigh, wail, howl, sob
Antonyms: giggle, cackle, chuckle, titter, laugh


Populace (noun) عوام الناس، عام لوگ

the people living in a particular country or area.
Example: “the party misjudged the mood of the populace”
Synonyms: population, inhabitants, residents, natives, occupants, occupiers, community, country
Antonyms: A-list, society, fat, peerage, pride


Stupendous (adjective) عظیم الشان، حیرت افزا

extremely impressive.
Example: “the most stupendous views”
Synonyms: amazing, astounding, astonishing, extraordinary, remarkable, wonderful, prodigious
Antonyms: run-of-the-mill, ordinary


Contentious (adjective) متنازعہ، جھگڑالو، فتنہ ساز

causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Example: “a contentious issue”
Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable, disputed, contended, open to question/debate
Antonyms: uncontroversial


Disdain (noun) نفرت کرنا، حقیر سمجھنا

the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one’s consideration or respect.
Example: “her upper lip curled in disdain”
Synonyms: contempt, scorn, scornfulness, contemptuousness, derision, disrespect, disparagemen
Antonyms: admiration, respect


Echelon (noun) ترتیب دینا، طبقے یا اختیار کا درجہ

a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
Example: “the upper echelons of the business world”
Synonyms: level, rank, grade, step, rung, tier, stratum, plane, position, order, division, sector
Antonyms: unemployment


Destructive (adjective) تباہ کن، مہلک، برباد کرنےوالا

causing great and irreparable damage.
Example: “the destructive power of weapons”
Synonyms: devastating, ruinous, disastrous, catastrophic, calamitous, cataclysmic, pernicious, noxious
Antonyms: non-violent, creative


Ambition (noun) خواہش، امنگ، ہوس

a strong desire to do or achieve something.
Example: “her ambition was to become a pilot”
Synonyms: aspiration, intention, goal, aim, objective, object, purpose, intent, plan, scheme
Antonyms: indifference, inappetency, contentment, moderation


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