Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (08 January 2020)

Daily English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (08 January 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
January 08, 2020


Cagey (adjective) چالاک، پر فن

reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion.
Example: “a spokesman was cagey about the arrangements his company had struck”
Synonyms: secretive, guarded, non-committal, tight-lipped, reticent, cautious, circumspect
Antonyms: frank, open

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Dissent (verb) مخالف ہونا، اختلاف رائے

hold or express opinions that are at variance with those commonly or officially held.
Example: “two members dissented from the majority”
Synonyms: differ, demur, diverge, disagree with, fail to agree with, express disagreement with
Antonyms: assent, agree, accept


Haste (noun) جلدی، پھرتی

excessive speed or urgency of movement or action; hurry.
Example: “working with feverish haste”
Synonyms: speed, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, swiftness, rapidity, rapidness, quickness
Antonyms: slowness, delay


Reluctant (adjective) اڑیل، ناراض مند

unwilling and hesitant; disinclined.
Example: “today, many ordinary people are still reluctant to talk about politics”
Synonyms: unwilling, disinclined, unenthusiastic, grudging, resistant, resisting, opposed
Antonyms: willing, eager, ready


Scepticism (noun) شک کی نظر سے دیکھنا، لاارادی،

a sceptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something.
Example: “these claims were treated with scepticism”
Synonyms: doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, a pinch of salt, lack of conviction
Antonyms: conviction, belief, faith


Confiscate (verb) قبضے میں لینا، ضبط کرنا

take or seize (someone’s property) with authority.
Example: “the guards confiscated his camera”
Synonyms: impound, seize, commandeer, requisition, appropriate, expropriate, take possession of
Antonyms: return


Defamation (noun) بدنامی، رسوائی، بہتان

the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel.
Example: “she sued him for defamation”
Synonyms: libel, slander, character assassination, defamation of character, calumny, vilification
Antonyms: commendation


Gauche (adjective) بے ڈھب، بے ڈھنگا، بے سلیقہ

unsophisticated and socially awkward.
Example: “a shy and gauche teenager”
Synonyms: awkward, gawky, inelegant, graceless, ungraceful, ungainly, bumbling, maladroit
Antonyms: elegant, sophisticated


Intrigue (verb) سازش، فریب، ریشہ دوانی

arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
Example: “I was intrigued by your question”
Synonyms: interest, be of interest to, fascinate, be a source of fascination to, arouse someone’s curiosity
Antonyms: bore


Obscure (verb) غیر واضح، دھندلا کرنا، مبہم، تاریک

keep from being seen; conceal.
Example: “grey clouds obscure the sun”
Synonyms: hide, conceal, cover, veil, shroud, screen, mask, cloak, cast a shadow over
Antonyms: reveal


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