Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (26 December 2020)
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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

Dampen (verb) مبہم کرنا، گیلا ہونا، گیلا کرنا

make slightly wet.
Example: “the fine rain dampened her face”
Synonyms: moisten, damp, wet, dew, water, irrigate, humidify, bedew, sparge, humify
Antonyms: dry, drench

Extent (noun) رقبہ، گنجائش، حد

the area covered by something.
Example: “an enclosure ten acres in extent”
Synonyms: area, size, expanse, length, stretch, range, scope, compass, proportions
Antonyms: diminution, restriction, limitation

Formidable (adjective) ڈراﺅنا، خوفناک

inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
Example: “a formidable opponent”
Synonyms: intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable, daunting, alarming, frightening, terrifying, petrifying
Antonyms: pleasant-looking, comforting, easy, weak

Vouchsafe (verb) ضمانت، بلا خوف و خطر ہونے دینا

give or grant (something) to (someone) in a gracious or condescending manner.
Example: “it is a blessing vouchsafed him by heaven”
Synonyms: grant, give, accord, award, offer, hand, confer on, bestow on, yield to
Antonyms: withhold, refuse

Soar (verb) اوپر چڑھنے کا عمل، چڑھنا

fly or rise high in the air.
Example: “the bird spread its wings and soared into the air”
Synonyms: fly up, wing, wing its way, take off, take flight, take to the air, ascend, climb
Antonyms: plummet

Criterion (noun) پہچان معیار، کسوٹی، اصول

a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided.
Example: “they award a green label to products that meet certain environmental criteria”
Synonyms: basis, point of reference, standard, norm, yardstick, benchmark, touchstone, test
Antonyms: unorthodox, abnormal, irregular, uncommon

Disillusioned (adjective) غلط فہمی سے آزادی، وہم دور کرنا، حقیقت بینی

disappointed in someone or something that one discovers to be less good than one had believed.
Example: “the minority groups were completely disillusioned with the party”
Synonyms: disenchanted, disappointed, let down, cast down, downcast, discouraged, disabused
Antonyms: trusting, enthusiastic

Frivolous (adjective) خفیف، غیر سنجیدہ

not having any serious purpose or value.
Example: “frivolous ribbons and lacy frills”
Synonyms: flippant, glib, waggish, joking, jokey, light-hearted, facetious, fatuous, inane, shallow
Antonyms: serious, practical, important

Habitual (adjective) عادت کے مطابق، حسب معمول

done constantly or as a habit.
Example: “his habitual use of heroin”
Synonyms: constant, persistent, continual, continuous, perpetual, non-stop, recurrent, repeated, frequent
Antonyms: infrequent

Antidote (noun) تریاق، زہر توڑ اثر کرنا

a medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison.
Example: “there is no known antidote to the poison of the pufferfish”
Synonyms: antitoxin, antiserum, cure, remedy, neutralizer, neutralizing agent, counteragent
Antonyms: falsify, unhealthful, soften, stay

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