Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (12 January 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (12 January 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
January 12, 2021


Accustomed (adjective) مانوس، عادی

customary; usual.
Example: “his accustomed route”
Synonyms: customary, usual, normal, habitual, familiar, regular, routine, ordinary, typical
Antonyms: unusual, unaccustomed


Catastrophic (adjective) تباہ کن، تباہی، بربادی

extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful.
Example: “catastrophic mismanagement of the economy”
Synonyms: disastrous, calamitous, cataclysmic, ruinous, tragic, fatal, dire, awful
Antonyms: fortunate, beneficial


Drubbing (noun) مکمل شکست، بڑی ہار، پٹائی

a beating; a thrashing.
Example: “I’ll give the scoundrels a drubbing if I can!”
Synonyms: beating, thrashing, walloping, thumping, battering, pounding, pummelling, slapping, smacking
Antonyms: win


Abysmal (adjective) انتہائی،اتھاہ، بے پناہ

extremely bad; appalling.
Example: “the quality of her work is abysmal”
Synonyms: very bad, dreadful, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable
Antonyms: superb


Aberration (noun) گمراہی

a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.
Example: “they described the outbreak of violence in the area as an aberration”
Synonyms: anomaly, deviation, divergence, abnormality, irregularity, variation, digression, edge case
Antonyms: normality, usualness, conformity


Debacle (noun) شرمناک ناکامی، زوال، اچانک حادثہ

a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.
Example: “the only man to reach double figures in the second-innings debacle”
Synonyms: fiasco, failure, catastrophe, disaster, disintegration, mess, wreck, ruin, downfall
Antonyms: accomplishment, attainment, blessing


Lacklustre (adjective) ڈھلمل یقین ، بے نور، بلا چمک

lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.
Example: “no excuses were made for the team’s lacklustre performance”
Synonyms: uninspired, uninspiring, unimaginative, dull, humdrum, colourless, characterless
Antonyms: inspired, brilliant


Stark (adjective) واضح، کھلا، سخت

severe or bare in appearance or outline.
Example: “the ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky”
Synonyms: sharply delineated, sharp, sharply defined, well focused, crisp, distinct, obvious
Antonyms: fuzzy, indistinct, pleasant, comfortable, ornate


Decay (verb) خرابی، سڑنا، مرجھانا

(of organic matter) rot or decompose through the action of bacteria and fungi.
Example: “the body had begun to decay”
Synonyms: decompose, rot, putrefy, go bad, go off, spoil, fester, perish, deteriorate
Antonyms: improve

Muddle (verb) الجھانا، مکدر کرنا، بدترتیب کرنا

bring into a disordered or confusing state.
Example: “I fear he may have muddled the message”
Synonyms: confuse, mix up, jumble, jumble up, disarrange, disorganize, disorder, disturb
Antonyms: be in (good) order, orderly


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