Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (18 January 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (18 January 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
January 18, 2021


Ignominious (adjective) شرمناک ، ذلت آمیز، باعث رسوائی

deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
Example: “no other party risked ignominious defeat”
Synonyms: humiliating, undignified, embarrassing, mortifying, shameful, disgraceful, dishonourable
Antonyms: glorious


Disembark (verb) ساحل پر اترنا

leave a ship, aircraft, or train.
Example: “the passengers began to disembark”
Synonyms: get off, step off, leave, go ashore, debark, detrain, land, arrive, alight from
Antonyms: embark


Nepotism (noun) اقرباپروری، اپنوں کو نوازنے کا عمل

the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.
Example: “he promised an end to corruption and nepotism”
Synonyms: favouritism, preferential treatment, keeping it in the family, the old boy network
Antonyms: impartiality


Mediocrity (noun) اوسط درجے کی صلاحیت

the quality or state of being mediocre.
Example: “the team suddenly came good after years of mediocrity”
Synonyms: ordinariness, commonplaceness, lack of inspiration, passableness, adequacy, indifference
Antonyms: excellence


Fraudulent (adjective) فریبی، مکار

obtained, done by, or involving deception, especially criminal deception.
Example: “fraudulent share dealing”
Synonyms: dishonest, cheating, swindling, corrupt, criminal, illegal, unlawful, illicit
Antonyms: honest, above board


Catastrophe (noun) تباہی، بربادی، سانحہ آفت

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
Antonyms: salvation, godsend


Negligible (adjective) حقیر، معمولی سا

so small or unimportant as to be not worth considering; insignificant.
Example: “he said that the risks were negligible”
Synonyms: trivial, trifling, insignificant, unimportant, minor, of no account, of no consequence
Antonyms: significant, considerable


Hefty (adjective) طاقتور، ہٹا کٹا، بھاری شخص

large and heavy.
Example: “a hefty young chap”
Synonyms: burly, heavy, sturdy, strapping, bulky, brawny, husky, strong, muscular
Antonyms: slight, gaunt, light


Dissipate (verb) بکھر جانا، منتشر ہو جانا،برباد کرنا

(with reference to a feeling or emotion) disappear or cause to disappear.
Example: “the concern she’d felt for him had wholly dissipated”
Synonyms: disappear, vanish, evaporate, dissolve, melt away, melt into thin air
Antonyms: grow, develop


Peripheral (adjective) محیط، بیرونی

relating to or situated on the edge or periphery of something.
Example: “the peripheral areas of Europe”
Synonyms: outlying, outer, on the edge/outskirts, outermost, fringe, border, surrounding
Antonyms: central, vital


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