Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (13 January 2020)

Daily English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (13 January 2020)
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Daily Dawn English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
January 13, 2020

Alacrity (noun) تیزی، پھرتی، مستعدی، شوق سے

brisk and cheerful readiness.
Example: “she accepted the invitation with alacrity”
Synonyms: eagerness, willingness, readiness, enthusiasm, ardour, fervour, keenness, joyousness
Antonyms: apathy

Curtail (verb) تخفیف کرنا، مختصر کرنا، حذف کرنا، کم کرنا

reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
Example: “civil liberties were further curtailed”
Synonyms: reduce, cut, cut down, cut back, decrease, lessen, diminish, slim down, tighten up
Antonyms: increase, lengthen

Exorbitant (adjective) بے حد، بکثرت، زیادہ

(of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high.
Example: “some hotels charge exorbitant rates for phone calls”
Synonyms: extortionate, excessively high, extremely high, excessive, sky-high, prohibitive
Antonyms: reasonable, competitive

Bungle (verb) فاش غلطی، اناڑی پن سے کام لینا

carry out (a task) clumsily or incompetently.
Example: “he bungled his first attempt to manage a group of professional players”
Synonyms: mishandle, mismanage, mess up, make a mess of, botch, spoil, mar, ruin
Antonyms: succeed in, manage successfully

Lacklustre (adjective) بے نور، بے جوش خوش، ڈھلمل یقین

lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.
Example: “no excuses were made for the team’s lacklustre performance”
Synonyms: uninspired, uninspiring, unimaginative, dull, humdrum, colourless, characterless,
Antonyms: inspired, brilliant

Lethargy (noun) سستی، غنودگی، کاہلی

a lack of energy and enthusiasm.
Example: “there was an air of lethargy about him”
Synonyms: sluggishness, inertia, inactivity, inaction, slowness, torpor, torpidity, lifelessness
Antonyms: vigour, energy, animation

Proliferation (noun) پھولنا، بڑھنا

rapid increase in the number or amount of something.
Example: “a continuing threat of nuclear proliferation”
Synonyms: rapid increase, growth, multiplication, spread, escalation, expansion, build-up
Antonyms: decrease

Elicit (verb) واضح، ظاہر کرنا، کھولنا

evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone.
Example: “I tried to elicit a smile from Joanna”
Synonyms: obtain, bring out, draw out, extract, evoke, bring about, bring forth, induce
Antonyms: hide, placate, repress, cover, give, supress

Acrimonious (adjective) تند، تیز، تکلیف دہ

(typically of speech or discussion) angry and bitter.
Example: “an acrimonious dispute about wages”
Synonyms: bitter, rancorous, caustic, acerbic, scathing, sarcastic, acid, harsh, sharp
Antonyms: smooth, sweet, pleasant, goodnatured, bland

Confound (verb) حیران کن، منتشر کرنا

cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by not according with their expectations.
Example: “the inflation figure confounded economic analysts”
Synonyms: amaze, astonish, dumbfound, stagger, surprise, startle, stun, stupefy, daze
Antonyms: arrange, classify, order, allocate, distribute

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