Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (11 April 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (11 April 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
April 11, 2021


Revamp (verb) تجدید کرنا، اختلاف پھر سے دور کرنا

give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to.
Example: “an attempt to revamp the museum’s image”
Synonyms: renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul
Antonyms: break, unpin, detach, unbuckle


Irony (noun) طنز

the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
Example: “‘Don’t go overboard with the gratitude,’ he rejoined with heavy irony”
Synonyms: sarcasm, sardonicism, dryness, causticity, sharpness, acerbity, acid, bitterness
Antonyms: sincerity


Lethal (adjective) مہلک، جان لیوا

sufficient to cause death.
Example: “a lethal cocktail of drink and pills”
Synonyms: fatal, deadly, mortal, causing death, death-dealing, life-threatening, murderous, homicidal
Antonyms: harmless, safe


Dissension (noun) اختلاف رائے، نزاع، جھگڑا، رنجش

disagreement that leads to discord.
Example: “these issues caused bitter dissension in the party”
Synonyms: disagreement, difference of opinion, dispute, dissent, variance, conflict, friction
Antonyms: agreement, harmony


Persuade (verb) اکسانا، راغب کرنا، قائل کرنا

induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.
Example: “it wasn’t easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing”
Synonyms: prevail on, talk someone into, coax, convince, make, get, press someone into, induce
Antonyms: dissuade, discourage, deter


Persecute (verb) اذیت دینا، ستانا، پیچھے پڑنا

subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.
Example: “his followers were persecuted by the authorities”
Synonyms: oppress, abuse, victimize, ill-treat, mistreat, maltreat, discriminate against
Antonyms: abet, aid, assist, help


Ominous (adjective) منحوس

giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen; threateningly inauspicious.
Example: “there were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead”
Synonyms: threatening, menacing, baleful, forbidding, sinister, doomy, inauspicious
Antonyms: promising, auspicious, propitious


Permissive (adjective) جائز، آزاد خیال معاشرہ، اجازت دینے والا

allowing or characterized by great or excessive freedom of behaviour.
Example: “a permissive parent”
Synonyms: liberal, broad-minded, open-minded, non-restrictive, free, free and easy
Antonyms: intolerant, strict


Obligatory (adjective) لازمی، ضروری، فرض

required by a legal, moral, or other rule; compulsory.
Example: “use of seat belts in cars is now obligatory”
Synonyms: compulsory, mandatory, prescribed, required, demanded, statutory, enforced
Antonyms: voluntary, optional


Stipulate (verb) بیان کرنا، شرط لگانا، معاہدہ کرنا

demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.
Example: “he stipulated certain conditions before their marriage”
Synonyms: specify, set down, set out, lay down, set forth, state clearly, demand, require
Antonyms: break, break off, calculate, confuse


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