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Daily Dawn Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
February 07, 2019
Seemingly (adverb) بظاہر ، دکھاوے کے طور پر
so as to give the impression of having a certain quality; apparently.
Example: “a seemingly competent and well-organized person”
Synonyms: apparently, on the face of it, to all appearances, as far as one can see/tell
Fringe (noun) محیط، محدود، حاشیہ، جھالر
an ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material.
Example: “a long grey skirt with a fringe”
Synonyms: edging, edge, border, hem, trimming, frill, flounce, ruffle; tassels; archaicpurfle
Antonyms: mainstream, middle
Erstwhile (adjective) سابق، اس سے پہلے، پرانا، پرانے وقتوں کا
Example: “the erstwhile president of the company”
Synonyms: former, old, past, one-time, sometime, as was, ex-, late, then; previous, prior,
Antonyms: present, future
Vicious (adjective) نااہل، فاسق، شیطانی، بدکردار، بدکار
deliberately cruel or violent.
Example: “a vicious assault”
Synonyms: brutal, ferocious, savage, violent, dangerous, ruthless, remorseless, merciless,
Antonyms: gentle, kindly, benevolent
Willy-Nilly (adverb) چاروناچار، چاہو یا نہ چاہو، پش و پیش کرنےوالا
whether one likes it or not.
Example: “he would be forced to collaborate willy-nilly”
Synonyms: whether one likes it or not, necessarily; one way or the other; nolens volens;
Populace (noun) عوام الناس، 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
Anecdotal (adjective) واقعاتی، قصہ، روایت کے مطابق
(of an account) not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research.
Example: “while there was much anecdotal evidence there was little hard fact”
Synonyms: informal, unreliable, based on hearsay; unscientific
Antonyms: experimental, scientific
Agitation (noun) بے تاب، ہلچل
a state of anxiety or nervous excitement.
Example: “she was wringing her hands in agitation”
Synonyms: anxiety, perturbation, disquiet, distress, concern, trouble, alarm, worry, upset
Antonyms: calmness, relaxation
Doom (verb) طے ہونا، یقینی ہونا، عدالت کا سزا دینا،فتویٰ
condemn to certain death or destruction.
Example: “fuel was spilling out of the damaged wing and the aircraft was doomed”
Synonyms: destine, fate, predestine, ordain, preordain, foredoom, mean, foreordain, consign
Antonyms: happy, lucky, promising