Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (18 January 2020)

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Daily Dawn English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
January 18, 2020


Flawed (adjective) عیب دار، نقص، خامی

having or characterized by a fundamental weakness or imperfection.
Example: “a fatally flawed strategy”
Synonyms: unsound, defective, faulty, distorted, inaccurate, incorrect, erroneous, imprecise
Antonyms: sound


Absurd (adjective) مضحکہ خیز، بے معنی، بے تکا، نامعقول

wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate.
Example: “the allegations are patently absurd”
Synonyms: preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, laughable, risible, idiotic
Antonyms: reasonable, sensible


Emphasize (verb) زور دینا، تاکید

give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing.
Example: “they emphasize the need for daily, one-to-one contact between parent and child”
Synonyms: bring/call/draw attention to, focus attention on, highlight, point up, spotlight, foreground
Antonyms: understate, play down


Scarce (adjective) قلیل، کمی، ناکافی

(especially of food, money, or some other resource) insufficient for the demand.
Example: “as raw materials became scarce, synthetics were developed”
Synonyms: in short supply, short, scant, scanty, meagre, sparse, hard to find, hard to come by
Antonyms: plentiful, abundant


Squander (verb) اصراف کرنا، فضول اڑانا، ضائع کرنا

waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner.
Example: “£100m of taxpayers’ money has been squandered on administering the tax”
Synonyms: waste, misspend, misuse, throw away, dissipate, fritter away, run through, lose
Antonyms: manage, make good use of, save


Aggravate (verb) بگاڑنا، شدید تر کرنا، بھڑکانا

make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious.
Example: “military action would only aggravate the situation”
Synonyms: annoy, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, put out, nettle, provoke
Antonyms: calm, conciliate


Lukewarm (adjective) نیم گرم، گنگنا

(of liquid or food that should be hot) only moderately warm; tepid.
Example: “they drank bitter lukewarm coffee”
Synonyms: tepid, slightly warm, warmish, blood-hot, blood-warm, at room temperature
Antonyms: hot, cold


Moribund (adjective) بے حرکت، مرنے والا، جس پر موت طاری ہو

(of a person) at the point of death.
Example: “on examination she was moribund and dehydrated”
Synonyms: dying, expiring, on one’s deathbed, near death, near the end, at death’s door, breathing one’s last,
Antonyms: thriving, recovering


Enthusiastic (adjective) پرجوش، ولولہ، سرگرمی

having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
Example: “he could be wildly enthusiastic about a project”
Synonyms: eager, keen, avid, ardent, fervent, warm, passionate, zealous, lively
Antonyms: apathetic


Obscure (verb) غیر واضح، دھندلا، مبہم

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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