Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

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


Heighten (verb) زیادہ ہونا، زیادہ کرنا

make or become more intense.
Example: “the pleasure was heightened by the sense of guilt that accompanied it”
Synonyms: intensify, increase, enhance, make greater, add to, raise, augment, boost
Antonyms: reduce


Innumerable (adjective) بے شمار، بے حساب، بہت زیادہ جو گننا مشکل ہو

too many to be counted (often used hyperbolically).
Example: “innumerable flags of all colours”
Synonyms: countless, numerous, very many, manifold, multitudinous, multifarious, untold
Antonyms: few


Befit (verb) زیب ہونا، موزوں دینا

be appropriate for; suit.
Example: “as befits a Quaker, he was a humane man”
Synonyms: in keeping with, as befits, fitting, appropriate to, fit for, suitable for, suited to, apt for
Antonyms: out of keeping with


Staunch (adjective) پکا، کٹر، ٹھوس، پرعزم، وفاداری

very loyal and committed in attitude.
Example: “a staunch supporter of the anti-nuclear lobby”
Synonyms: stalwart, loyal, faithful, trusty, committed, devoted, dedicated, dependable
Antonyms: disloyal, unfaithful, unreliable


Stifle (verb) سختی سے کچلنا، بیخ کنی، دم روک دینا

make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate.
Example: “those in the streets were stifled by the fumes”
Synonyms: suffocate, choke, asphyxiate, smother, very hot, sweltering, airless, suffocating
Antonyms: cold, chilly


Unscrupulous (adjective) بے ایمان، بے اصول

having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.
Example: “unscrupulous landlords might be tempted to harass existing tenants”
Synonyms: unprincipled, unethical, immoral, amoral, conscienceless, untrustworthy, shameless
Antonyms: ethical, honest


Extricate (verb) رکاوٹ دور کرنا، بوجھ سے نجات دلانا

free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty.
Example: “he was trying to extricate himself from official duties”
Synonyms: extract, free, release, disentangle, get out, remove, withdraw, let loose, loosen, unloose
Antonyms: entangle, involve


Arduous (adjective) مشقت سے بھرپور، کٹھن، مشکل

involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.
Example: “an arduous journey”
Synonyms: onerous, taxing, difficult, hard, heavy, laborious, burdensome, strenuous, vigorous
Antonyms: easy, effortless


Apathetic (adjective) بے حس، بے پرواہ، مردہ دل

showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
Example: “an apathetic electorate”
Synonyms: uninterested, indifferent, unconcerned, unmoved, unresponsive, impassive, passive, detached
Antonyms: enthusiastic, eager, passionate


Subdue (verb) دبا کر رکھنا، زیر اثر رکھنا، محکوم

overcome, quieten, or bring under control (a feeling or person).
Example: “she managed to subdue an instinct to applaud”
Synonyms: conquer, defeat, vanquish, get the better of, overpower, overcome, overwhelm, crush, quash
Antonyms: aggrandize, exalt, fortify, strengthen


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