Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (30 December 2019)

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Daily Dawn English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
December 30, 2019


Pledge (noun) گروی، کفالت، عہد، وعدہ کرنا

a solemn promise or undertaking.
Example: “the conference ended with a joint pledge to limit pollution”
Synonyms: promise, undertaking, vow, word, word of honour, commitment, assurance
Antonyms: breach, break


Hefty (adjective) ہٹا کٹا، طاقتور، زبردست، بھاری شخص

large and heavy.
Example: “a hefty young chap”
Synonyms: burly, heavy, sturdy, strapping, bulky, brawny, husky, strong, muscular
Antonyms: slight, gaunt, light


Arduous (adjective) کٹھن، مشقت سے بھر پور

involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.
Example: “an arduous journey”
Synonyms: onerous, taxing, difficult, hard, heavy, laborious, burdensome, strenuous
Antonyms: easy, effortless


Culpability (noun) سزا کا مستوجب، قابل مواخذہ

responsibility for a fault or wrong; blame.
Example: “a level of moral culpability”
Synonyms: guilt, blame, fault, responsibility, accountability, liability, answerability, guiltiness
Antonyms: innocence


Problematic (adjective) پریشان کن، مبہم، مشکوک

constituting or presenting a problem.
Example: “the situation was problematic for teachers”
Synonyms: difficult, hard, problematical, taxing, troublesome, tricky, awkward, controversial,
Antonyms: easy, simple, straightforward


Illustrate (verb) مثالوں سے سمجھانا، روشن کرنا

provide (a book, newspaper, etc.) with pictures.
Example: “the guide is illustrated with full-colour photographs”
Synonyms: decorate, adorn, ornament, embellish, accompany, provide artwork for,
Antonyms: obscure, misinterpret, mystify, confuse, misrepresent


Thwart (verb) ناکام، ترچھا، آڑا

oppose (a plan, attempt, or ambition) successfully.
Example: “the government had been able to thwart all attempts by opposition leaders to form new parties”
Synonyms: foil, frustrate, balk, stand in the way of, forestall, scotch, derail, smash, dash
Antonyms: assist, facilitate


Malleable (adjective) قابل عمل، نرم، آسانی سے مڑنے والا

(of a metal or other material) able to be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking.
Example: “a malleable metal can be beaten into a sheet”
Synonyms: pliable, ductile, plastic, pliant, soft, workable, shapable, mouldable, tractile,
Antonyms: hard


Paltry (adjective) معمولی سا، حقیر، ناکارہ

(of an amount) very small or meagre.
Example: “she would earn a paltry Rs. 300 more a month”
Synonyms: small, meagre, trifling, insignificant, negligible, inadequate, insufficient, scant
Antonyms: considerable, substantial


Unnerve (verb) تنگ کرنا، چھکے چڑھانا، بے آرا کرنا، ہمت پست کرنا

make (someone) lose courage or confidence.
Example: “the journey over the bridge had unnerved me”
Synonyms: demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, deject, daunt, cow, alarm, frighten, ,
Antonyms: encourage, hearten


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