Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (02 January 2021)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
January 02, 2021


Devastate (verb) برباد کرنا، تباہ کرنا، اجاڑنا

destroy or ruin.
Example: “the city was devastated by a huge earthquake”
Synonyms: destroy, ruin, leave in ruins, wreck, lay waste, wreak havoc on, ravage, ransack, leave desolate
Antonyms: repair, success, enrich, underspend, inactivity


Ambit (noun) دائرہ کار، حدود، حلقہ

the scope, extent, or bounds of something.
Example: “a full discussion of this complex issue was beyond the ambit of one book”
Synonyms: scope, extent, bounds, confines, limits, range, breadth, width, reach, sweep
Antonyms: angle, area, center


Autonomous (Adjective) خود مختار شخص، خودمختاری، تصرفہ

(of a country or region) having the freedom to govern itself or control its own affairs.
Example: “the federation included sixteen autonomous republics”
Synonyms: self-governing, independent, sovereign, free, self-ruling, self-determining, autarchic
Antonyms: unfree, dependent


Dubious (Adjective) مشکوک، مشتبہ

hesitating or doubting.
Example: “I was rather dubious about the whole idea”
Synonyms: doubtful, uncertain, unsure, in doubt, hesitant, undecided, unsettled, unconfirmed
Antonyms: certain, definite


Unrestrained (Adjective) کھلا ہوا، بے قابو

not restrained or restricted.
Example: “a display of unrestrained delight”
Synonyms: uncontrolled, unconstrained, unrestricted, unchecked, unbridled, unlimited, unfettered, unshackled
Antonyms: restrained, restricted


Conquer (verb) قبضہ کرنا، فتح کرنا

overcome and take control of (a place or people) by military force.
Example: “he conquered Cyprus”
Synonyms: defeat, beat, vanquish, trounce, annihilate, triumph over, be victorious over, best
Antonyms: lose to, liberate, lose


Sagacious (Adjective) دانشمند، عالم، دانائی، فہم، فراست

having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement; wise or shrewd.
Example: “they were sagacious enough to avoid any outright confrontation”
Synonyms: wise, clever, intelligent, with/showing great knowledge, knowledgeable, sensible
Antonyms: stupid, foolish


Dormant (Adjective) غیر فعال ہونا، معطل، بے حس و حرکت

(of an animal) having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time; in or as if in a deep sleep.
Example: “dormant butterflies”
Synonyms: asleep, sleeping, slumbering, resting, reposing, drowsing, comatose, supine
Antonyms: awake, active


Brandish (verb) ہلانا، جھولا، لہرانا

wave or flourish (something, especially a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement.
Example: “a man leaped out brandishing a knife”
Synonyms: flourish, wave, shake, wield, raise, hold aloft, swing, twirl, wag, swish, flap
Antonyms: stay, arrest, suspend


Chauvinist (noun) اپنی بالا دستی ماننے والا، جنگجو، وطن پرست

a person displaying excessive or prejudiced support for their own cause, group, or sex.
Example: “we don’t want to lay ourselves open to charges that we’re chauvinists”
Synonyms: sexist, male chauvinist, misogynist, woman-hater, anti-feminist, male supremacist
Antonyms: fair, happy, impartial


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