Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

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

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


Scarcely (adverb) دقت سے، مشکل سے

only just; almost not.
Example: “her voice is so low I can scarcely hear what she is saying”
Synonyms: hardly, barely, only just, almost not
Antonyms: often


Robust (adjective) طاقتور، صحت مند، مضبوط

strong and healthy; vigorous.
Example: “the Caplan family are a robust lot”
Synonyms: strong, vigorous, sturdy, tough, powerful, powerfully built, solidly built, as strong as a horse/ox
Antonyms: weak, frail


Assert (verb) قسم کھانا، حق جتانا، وثوق سے کہنا

state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully.
Example: “the company asserts that the cuts will not affect development”
Synonyms: declare, maintain, contend, argue, state, claim, propound, submit, posit, postulate
Antonyms: deny, contradict, contravene, waive


Acquaintance (noun) شناسائی، جان پہچان، روشناس

knowledge or experience of something.
Example: “the pupils had little acquaintance with the language”
Synonyms: familiarity, conversance, conversancy, contact, acquaintanceship, knowledge of, experience of
Antonyms: ignorance, unfamiliarity, inexperience


Tangible (adjective) ٹھوس اثاثے، چھو کر محسوس کرنے کے قابل

perceptible by touch.
Example: “the atmosphere of neglect and abandonment was almost tangible”
Synonyms: touchable, palpable, tactile, material, physical, real, substantial, corporeal
Antonyms: intangible


Lament (verb) غم میں چیخنا، رونا، نوحہ

express passionate grief about.
Example: “he was lamenting the death of his infant daughter”
Synonyms: mourn, grieve (for/over), weep for, shed tears for, sorrow, wail, moan, groan
Antonyms: celebrate, rejoice


Persuade (verb) راغب کرنا، قائل کرنا، اکسانا

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


Efficacy (noun) تاثیر، اثر پیدا کرنے کی قوت

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


Plague (verb) خطرناک بیماری، موذی مرض

cause continual trouble or distress to.
Example: “he has been plagued by ill health”
Synonyms: afflict, bedevil, cause suffering to, torture, torment, trouble, beset, dog, curse
Antonyms: comfort, support, good fortune


Repercussion (noun) واپس پلٹاﺅ، پیچھے پلٹنا

an unintended consequence of an event or action, especially an unwelcome one.
Example: “the move would have grave repercussions for the entire region”
Synonyms: consequence, result, effect, outcome, by-product, reverberation, backlash
Antonyms: impact, stroke, shock, collision


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