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Daily Dawn Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
May 02, 2019
Vulnerable (adjective) غیر محفوظ، خطرناک
exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
Example: “we were in a vulnerable position”
Synonyms: in danger, in jeopardy, in peril, at risk, unsafe, endangered, unprotected, ill-protected,
Antonyms: well protected, resilient, invulnerable, immune to, above
Stagger (verb) ڈگمگا کر چلنا، لڑکھڑا کر چلنا
walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall.
Example: “he staggered to his feet, swaying a little”
Synonyms: lurch, reel, walk unsteadily, sway, totter, teeter, stumble, move clumsily, wobble,
Antonyms: advance, continue
Adolescent (adjective) جوانی، بالغ،بلوغت کی طرف بھڑتا ہوا
(of a young person) in the process of developing from a child into an adult.
Example: “many parents find it hard to understand their adolescent children”
Synonyms: teenage, pubescent, teenaged, youthful, juvenile; young, informalteen
Antonyms: adult, mature
Impediment (noun) رکاوٹ ، مزاحمت
a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.
Example: “a serious impediment to scientific progress”
Synonyms: hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, barrier, handicap, bar, block, curb, check, brake,
Contravene (verb) جھگڑا، خلاف ورزی کرنا
offend against the prohibition or order of (a law, treaty, or code of conduct).
Example: “he contravened the Official Secrets Act”
Synonyms: break, fail to comply with, breach, fail to observe, infringe, violate, offend against,
Antonyms: uphold, comply with
Compatriot (noun) وطن ساز، ہم وطن، ایک دیش کے باشندے
a fellow citizen or national of a country.
Example: “Stich defeated his compatriot Boris Becker in the quarter-finals”
Synonyms: fellow countryman, countryman, fellow countrywoman, countrywoman, fellow citizen,
Antonyms: alien, immigrant, foreigner,
Equivocal (adjective) مشتبہ،مشکوک، ذومعنی، مبہم
(of a person) using ambiguous or evasive language.
Example: “he has always been equivocal about the meaning of his lyrics”
Synonyms: ambiguous, non-committal, indefinite, vague, imprecise, indeterminate, inexact,
Antonyms: unequivocal, definite
Chaotic (adjective) افراتفری، ابتری سے،بے ترتیبی، درہم برہم
in a state of complete confusion and disorder.
Example: “the political situation was chaotic”
Synonyms: disorderly, in disorder, disordered, in chaos, disorganized, in disarray, topsy-turvy,
Thwart (verb) ناکام بنادینا، ترچھا
oppose (a plan, attempt, or ambition) successfully.
Example: “the government had been able to thwart all attempts by opposition leaders to form new parties”
Synonyms: foil, balk, frustrate, stand in the way of, scotch, forestall; derail, dash; smash, stop,
Antonyms: assist, facilitate
Stipulate (verb) مقرر کرنا، بیان کرنا، وعدہ کرنا، شرط لگانا
demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.
Example: “he stipulated certain conditions before their marriage”
Synonyms: specify, set out, set down, lay down, state clearly; set forth, demand, insist on, require,
Antonyms: break, disagree, imply