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Daily Dawn Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 28, 2019
Proficient (adjective) ماہر، قابل، لائق
competent or skilled in doing or using something.
Example: “I was proficient at my job”
Synonyms: skilled, skilful, expert, accomplished, experienced, practised, trained, seasoned,
Antonyms: inept, inexpert, incompetent
Adequate (adjective) کافی، معقول
satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity.
Example: “this office is perfectly adequate for my needs”
Synonyms: sufficient, enough, ample, requisite, apposite, appropriate, suitable
Antonyms: insufficient, inadequate, unequal to
Belligerent (adjective) لڑاکا، جنگ آور، شریک جنگ
hostile and aggressive.
Example: “the mood at the meeting was belligerent”
Synonyms: hostile, aggressive, threatening, antagonistic, pugnacious, bellicose, truculent,
Antonyms: friendly, peaceable
Scruple (noun) چند رتیوں کا وزن
hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong.
Example: “she doesn’t scruple to ask her parents for money”
Synonyms: hesitate, be reluctant, be loath, have qualms about, have scruples about, have misgivings about,
Antonyms: jump at the chance
Atrocity (noun) ظلم، سنگدلی
an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.
Example: “a textbook which detailed war atrocities”
Synonyms: act of barbarity, act of brutality, act of savagery, act of wickedness, cruelty, abomination
Antonyms: agreeableness, delightfulness, pleasantness,
Coherent (adjective) مربوط، تسلسل، جڑا ہوا، ربط کے ساتھ
(of an argument, theory, or policy) logical and consistent.
Example: “they failed to develop a coherent economic strategy”
Synonyms: logical, reasoned, reasonable, well reasoned, rational, sound, cogent;
Antonyms: incoherent, muddled
Barbarity (noun) بربریت، غیر مہذب
extreme cruelty or brutality.
Example: “the barbarity of the act outraged millions”
Synonyms: brutality, brutalism, cruelty, bestiality, barbarism, barbarousness, savagery,
Antonyms: benevolence, civilization
Presumably (adverb) شاید، قیاس کی بنیاد پر، مان لینے کے طور پر
used to convey that what is asserted is very likely though not known for certain.
Example: “it was not yet ten o’clock, so presumably the boys were still at the pub”
Synonyms: assume, expect, believe, imagine, dare say, would have thought, doubtless, undoubtedly, no doubt, pparently, seemingly
Antonyms: implausibly, impossibly, improbably
Usurp (verb) غصب کرنا، قبضہ کرنا
take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.
Example: “Richard usurped the throne”
Synonyms: seize, take over, expropriate, take possession of, take, appropriate, steal, wrest, arrogate,
Contemplate (verb) غور و فکر، نیت کرنا
look thoughtfully for a long time at.
Example: “he contemplated his image in the mirrors”
Synonyms: look at, view, regard, examine, inspect, observe, survey, study, scrutinize, scan, stare at
Antonyms: ignore, overlook, waive, abandon