Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily Dawn Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning 16 August 2019 | English Grammar

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Daily Dawn Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 16, 2019

Barely (adverb) بمشکل، عریاں طور پر، فقط

only just; almost not.
Example: “she nodded, barely able to speak”
Synonyms: hardly, scarcely, just, only just, narrowly, by the skin of one’s teeth, by a hair’s breadth,
Antonyms: easily

Dereliction (noun) ترک مال، چھوڑا ہوا، کوتاہی

the state of having been abandoned and become dilapidated.
Example: “a 15th-century farmhouse has been saved from dereliction”
Synonyms: dilapidation, disrepair, decrepitude, deterioration, ruin, rack and ruin;
Antonyms: fulfilment

Catastrophic (adjective) تباہ کن، انقلاب عظیم

extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful.
Example: “catastrophic mismanagement of the economy”
Synonyms: disastrous, calamitous, cataclysmic, ruinous, tragic, fatal, dire, awful,
Antonyms: fortunate, beneficial

Autocracy (noun) خودمختاری، استبدادی، شخصی حکومت، آمرانہ حکومت

a system of government by one person with absolute power.
Example: “the Grand Duchy of Tuscany was an autocracy”
Synonyms: absolutism, absolute power, totalitarianism, dictatorship, despotism, tyranny, monocracy
Antonyms: democracy

Curtailment (noun) تخفیف، کمی کرنا، کاٹ چھانٹ

the action or fact of reducing or restricting something.
Example: “the curtailment of human rights”
Synonyms: reduction, cut, cutback, decrease, lessening, diminution, retrenchment, shrinkage;
Antonyms: increase, expansion

Heighten (verb) اونچائی، زیادہ کرنا، بلند کرنا

make or become more intense.
Example: “the pleasure was heightened by the sense of guilt that accompanied it”
Synonyms: intensify, increase, enhance, make greater, add to, raise, augment, boost,
Antonyms: reduce

Unravel (verb) سلجھانا، دریافت کرنا، عقدہ حل کرنا

(of twisted, knitted or woven threads) become undone.
Example: “part of the crew neck had unravelled”
Synonyms: untangle, disentangle, straighten out, separate out, unsnarl, unknot, unwind
Antonyms: entangle, tangle

Endure (verb) برداشت، سہنا، جھیلنا، ضبط کرنا

suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently.
Example: “it seemed impossible that anyone could endure such pain”
Synonyms: undergo, go through, live through, experience, meet, encounter;
Antonyms: fade, short-lived

Ostensibly (adverb) بناوٹی طور پر، ظاہراً، نمایاں

as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.
Example: “the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health”
Synonyms: apparently, seemingly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface,
Antonyms: genuinely, really, truly

Inherent (adjective) مورثی، پیدائشی، ذاتی طور پر

existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
Example: “any form of mountaineering has its inherent dangers”
Synonyms: intrinsic, innate, immanent, built-in, inborn, ingrained, deep-rooted;
Antonyms: acquired, alien


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