Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (11 November 2020)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
November 11, 2020


Efficacy (noun) اثر ، تاثیر

the ability to produce a desired or intended result.
Example: “there is little information on the efficacy of this treatment”
Synonyms: effectiveness, success, successfulness, productiveness, fruitfulness, potency, power
Antonyms: inefficacy


Zealous (adjective) پرجوش، سرگرم، متعصب

having or showing zeal.
Example: “the council was extremely zealous in the application of the regulations”
Synonyms: fervent, ardent, fervid, fiery, passionate, impassioned, devout, devoted, committed
Antonyms: apathetic, indifferent


Sanctity (noun) تقدس، پاکی، صفائی

the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly.
Example: “the site of the tomb was a place of sanctity for the ancient Egyptians”
Synonyms: holiness, godliness, sacredness, blessedness, saintliness, sanctitude, spirituality
Antonyms: wickedness


Ridicule (verb) تمسخر، مذاق، تضحیک

subject to contemptuous and dismissive language or behaviour.
Example: “his theory was ridiculed and dismissed”
Synonyms: deride, mock, laugh at, heap scorn on, hold up to shame, hold up to ridicule, expose to ridicule
Antonyms: praise


Calamitous (adjective) مصیبت زدہ، تباہ کن

involving calamity; catastrophic or disastrous.
Example: “such calamitous events as fires, hurricanes, and floods”
Synonyms: disastrous, catastrophic, cataclysmic, devastating, dire, tragic, fatal, ruinous
Antonyms: good, advantageous


Peril (noun) خوف، ڈر، خطرہ

serious and immediate danger.
Example: “you could well place us both in peril”
Synonyms: danger, jeopardy, risk, riskiness, hazard, insecurity, uncertainty, menace
Antonyms: safety, security


Ostensibly (adverb) بناوٹی طور پر، ظاہراً

as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.
Example: “the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health”
Synonyms: apparently, seemingly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface
Antonyms: genuinely, really, truly


Obstacle (noun) آڑ، روک، رکاوٹ

a thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress.
Example: “the major obstacle to achieving that goal is money”
Synonyms: barrier, hurdle, stumbling block, bar, block, impediment, hindrance, snag
Antonyms: advantage, asset, aid


Hesitant (adjective) ہچکچانے والا، جھجھک

tentative, unsure, or slow in acting or speaking.
Example: “clients are hesitant about buying”
Synonyms: uncertain, undecided, unsure, doubtful, in doubt, dubious, tentative, half-hearted
Antonyms: certain, decisive, confident


Venerate (verb) احترام، لحاظ

regard with great respect; revere.
Example: “Philip of Beverley was venerated as a saint”
Synonyms: revere, reverence, respect, worship, adulate, hallow, deify, idolize, hold sacred
Antonyms: despise


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