Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (5 August 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (5 August 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 05, 2020

Erstwhile (adjective) اس سے پہلے، قدیم، سابقہ،پچھلا

Example: “the erstwhile president of the company”
Synonyms: former, old, past, one-time, sometime, as was, ex-, late, then, previous
Antonyms: present, future

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Bastion (noun) گڑھ، قلعہ، برج

an institution, place, or person strongly maintaining particular principles, attitudes, or activities.
Example: “cricket’s last bastion of discrimination”
Synonyms: stronghold, bulwark, defender, support, supporter, guard, protection, protector, defence
Antonyms: weak spot, weakness

Charisma (noun) گیرائی، کرشمہ

compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.
Example: “he has tremendous charisma and stage presence”
Synonyms: charm, presence, aura, personality, force of personality, strength of character, individuality
Antonyms: unpleasantness, distastefulness, disagreeableness

Havoc (noun) تباہی، اجاڑنا، خراب

widespread destruction.
Example: “the hurricane ripped through Florida causing havoc”
Synonyms: devastation, destruction, damage, desolation, depredation, despoliation, ruination, ruin
Antonyms: peace

Ostensibly (adjective) بناوٹی طور پر،ظاہراً

as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.
Example: “the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health”
Synonyms: apparently, seemingly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface, to all intents and purposes
Antonyms: genuinely, really, truly

Imbroglio (noun) پیچیدہ معاملہ

an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.
Example: “the abdication imbroglio of 1936”
Synonyms: complicated situation, complication, complexity, problem, difficulty, plight, trouble
Antonyms: agreement, ease, harmony

Urgency (noun) عجلت، فوری ضرورت، لاچاری

importance requiring swift action.
Example: “the discovery of the ozone hole gave urgency to the issue of CFCs”
Synonyms: importance, top priority, imperativeness, weight, weightiness, gravity, necessity
Antonyms: incidental, low-pressure, minor

Diligence (noun) محنت، حفاظت

careful and persistent work or effort.
Example: “few party members challenge his diligence as an MP”
Synonyms: conscientiousness, assiduousness, assiduity, industriousness, rigour, rigorousness, punctiliousness
Antonyms: laziness, carelessness

Swarm (verb) بھیڑ، مکھیوں کا گروہ، فوج

(of flying insects) move in or form a swarm.
Example: “a plague of locusts swarmed across the countryside”
Synonyms: flock, crowd, throng, stream, surge, flood, seethe, pack, crush.
Antonyms: paucity, sprinkling, scantling, rarity

Implacable (adjective) کٹھور، سنگ دل، سخت، ناقابل تسخیر

unable to be appeased or placated.
Example: “he was an implacable enemy of Ted’s”
Synonyms: unappeasable, unpacifiable, unplacatable, unmollifiable, unforgiving, unsparing, grudge-holding, inexorable
Antonyms: appeasable, placable, conciliable, mitigable

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