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Daily Dawn Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
March 13, 2019
Prudent (adjective) محتاط، دانائی، ہوشیاری سے
acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
Example: “no prudent money office manager would authorise a loan without first knowing its purpose”
Synonyms: wise, judicious, well judged, sagacious, advisable, sage, shrewd, sensible
Antonyms: unwise, incautious, imprudent, extravagant
Ostensibly (adverb) ظاہری طور پر، بناوٹی طور پر
as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.
Example: “the office manager resigned, ostensibly from ill health”
Synonyms: on the surface, supposedly, apparently, outwardly, seemingly,allegedly
Antonyms: genuinely,truly, really
Autonomous (adjective) خودمختار، نامحکوم
(of a country or region) having the freedom to govern itself or control its own affairs.
Example: “the federation included seventeen autonomous republics”
Synonyms: independent, self-governing, sovereign,self-determining, free, self-ruling, autarchic
Antonyms: dependent, subservient, subject
Lucrative (adjective) منافع بخش، سودمند، مفید
producing a great deal of profit.
Example: “a lucrative career as a stand-up sportsman”
Synonyms: profitable,moneymaking, profit-making, gainful,advantageous; remunerative, paying
Prerequisite (noun) لازمی، اولین شرط،ضروری
a thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist.
Example: “sponsorship is not a prerequisite for any project”
Synonyms: necessary condition, condition, precondition,qualification, essential, requirement
Antonyms: unnecessary, non-essential
Travesty (noun) توڑ موڑ دینا، شکل بدل دینا
a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
Example: “the absurdly lenient sentence is a travesty of justice”
Synonyms: poor imitation, misrepresentation, distortion, parody, perversion, corruption
Antonyms: homage, tribute
Extricate (verb) بچانا، نجات دلانا، مشکلات سے نکالنا
free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty.
Example: “he was trying to extricate himself from official duties”
Synonyms: extract, free,withdraw, let loose, release, unfasten, unclasp, disentangle, get out
Antonyms: entangle, involve
Clumsy (adjective) اناڑی، بھدا، بے ڈھنگا
awkward in movement or in handling things.
Example “the cold made his fingers clumsy”
Synonyms: awkward,blundering, uncoordinated, ungainly, maladroit, graceless, ungraceful
Leniency (noun) نرمی، تحمل روادی،رحم دل
the fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency.
Example: “the court could show leniency”
Synonyms: mercifulness, forbearance, mercy,forgiveness; clemency, lenity, tolerance
Antonyms: strictness, severity
Conscientious (adjective) فرض شناس، باضمیری، راست بازی، ایماندار
wishing to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly.
Example: “a conscientious man, he took his duties very seriously”
Synonyms: diligent,assiduous, industrious, punctilious, particular; religious,painstaking, sedulous