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Daily Dawn Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
January 21, 2019
Salvation (noun) نجات، بخشش، بچاﺅ
preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss.
Example: “they try to sell it to us as economic salvation”
Synonyms: lifeline, preservation, conservation, means of escape
Antonyms: damnation, downfall, destruction
Goad (verb) اکسانے والی بات
provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction.
Example: “he was trying to goad her into a fight”
Synonyms: provoke, spur, prick, sting, prod, egg on, hound, badger, incite, rouse
Antonyms: counterincentive, disincentive
Construe (verb) تشکیل، تعبیر کرنا، معنی لگانا
interpret (a word or action) in a particular way.
Example: “his words could hardly be construed as an apology”
Synonyms: interpret, understand, read, see, take, take to mean, parse,
Antonyms: confound, confuse, obfuscate
Treason (noun) غداری، باغیانہ، اپنے ملک کی بدخواہی، بے وفا
the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill or overthrow the sovereign or government.
Example: “they were convicted of treason”
Synonyms: treachery, lese-majesty; disloyalty, betrayal, faithlessness,
Antonyms: allegiance, loyalty
Cajole (verb) چاپلوسی کرنا، خوشامد کرنا، پھسلانا
persuade (someone) to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery.
Example: “he hoped to cajole her into selling the house”
Synonyms: persuade, wheedle, coax, talk into, manoeuvre, get round, prevail on
Coerce (verb) مجبور، جبر، دباﺅ،زبردستی
persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats.
Example: “he was coerced into giving evidence”
Synonyms: pressure, pressurize, bring pressure to bear on, use pressure on, put pressure on,
Obscenity (noun) فحاشی، فحش، بے شرمی، بے حیائی
the state or quality of being obscene.
Example: “the book was banned for obscenity”
Synonyms: indecency, immorality, impropriety, salaciousness, smuttiness, smut, lewdness,
Antonyms: goodness, innocence, morality
Imbroglio (noun) گتھی، پیچیدہ صورتحال، پیچیدہ معاملہ
an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.
Example: “a man caught up in a political imbroglio”
Synonyms: complicated situation, complication, complexity, problem, difficulty, predicament
Antonyms: agreement, harmony, peacemaking
Dismal (adjective) مایوس کن، افسردہ، بھیانک
causing a mood of gloom or depression.
Example: “the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening”
Synonyms: dingy, dim, dark, gloomy, sombre, dreary, drab, dull, desolate, bleak,
Antonyms: bright, cheerful, cheering, cheery
Absurd (adjective) مضحکہ خیز، بے معنی،لغو،نامعقول
wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate.
Example: “the allegations are patently absurd”
Synonyms: preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, laughable, risible; idiotic, stupid, foolish,
Antonyms: reasonable, sensible