Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (13 April 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (13 April 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
April 13, 2021

Sordid (adjective) بدعنوان، برا، خراب

involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
Example: “the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams”
Synonyms: sleazy, seedy, seamy, unsavoury, shoddy, vile, foul, tawdry, louche, cheap
Antonyms: high-minded, respectable

Dogged (adjective) اڑیل، پکا، ضدی

having or showing tenacity and grim persistence.
Example: “success required dogged determination”
Synonyms: tenacious, determined, resolute, resolved, purposeful, persistent, persevering, pertinacious
Antonyms: hesitant, half-hearted

Implicit (adjective) بلواسطہ، اشارتاً، پورا

suggested though not directly expressed.
Example: “comments seen as implicit criticism of the policies”
Synonyms: implied, indirect, inferred, understood, hinted, suggested, deducible, unspoken
Antonyms: explicit, direct

Myriad (noun) بے حساب، بے شمار، بہت زیادہ جو گننا مشکل ہو

a countless or extremely great number of people or things.
Example: “myriads of insects danced around the light above my head”
Synonyms: multitude, a large/great number/quantity, a lot, scores, quantities, mass, crowd
Antonyms: bounded, calculable, countable

Repression (noun) قابو پانے کا عمل

the action of subduing someone or something by force.
Example: “students sparked off events that ended in brutal repression”
Synonyms: suppression, quelling, quashing, subduing, crushing, squashing, stamping out, squelching
Antonyms: freedom, liberty

Browbeat (verb) ہراساں کرنا، دھونس جمانا، ڈرانا

intimidate (someone), typically into doing something, with stern or abusive words.
Example: “a witness is being browbeaten under cross-examination”
Synonyms: bully, hector, intimidate, force, coerce, compel, badger, dragoon, cow, bludgeon
Antonyms: encourage, rally, countenance, support

Skulduggery (noun) فریب دہی، غیر آبرومندانہ کارروائی

underhand, unscrupulous, or dishonest behaviour or activities.
Example: “a firm that investigates commercial skulduggery”
Synonyms: trickery, swindling, fraudulence, double-dealing, sharp practice, unscrupulousness, underhandedness
Antonyms: understatement, truth, roughness

Medieval (adjective) قرون وسطی کا، پانچ سے پندرہویں صدی کا

resembling or likened to the Middle Ages, especially in being cruel, uncivilized, or primitive.
Example: “without other people around I would let my flat degenerate into medieval levels of squalor”
Synonyms: primitive, antiquated, prehistoric, archaic, antique, antediluvian, old-fashioned
Antonyms: modern

Dislodge (verb) نکال دینا، اکھڑنا، بے گھر ہونا

knock or force out of position.
Example: “the hoofs of their horses dislodged loose stones”
Synonyms: remove, move, shift, displace, knock out of place, knock out of position, knock over, upset
Antonyms: stick, deposit, lodge, wedge

Forthright (adjective) دو ٹوک، صاف صاف، کھلم کھلا

(of a person or their manner or speech) direct and outspoken.
Example: “his most forthright attack yet on the reforms”
Synonyms: frank, direct, straightforward, honest, candid, open, sincere, straight
Antonyms: secretive, dishonest

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