Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (14 April 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (14 April 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
April 14, 2021


Formidable (adjective) ڈراﺅنا، خوفناک، ہولناک

inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
Example: “a formidable opponent”
Synonyms: intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable, daunting, alarming, frightening, terrifying, petrifying
Antonyms: pleasant-looking, comforting, easy, weak


Hone (verb) چھری تیز کرنے کا آلہ، سان پر لگانا

sharpen (a blade).
Example: “he was carefully honing the curved blade”
Synonyms: sharpen, make sharper, make sharp, whet, strop, grind, file, put an edge on
Antonyms: blunt


Sardonic (adjective) جلی کٹی، تمسخرانہ، طنزیہ

grimly mocking or cynical.
Example: “Starkey attempted a sardonic smile”
Synonyms: mocking, satirical, sarcastic, ironical, ironic, cynical, scornful, contemptuous, derisive
Antonyms: genial, hospitable, good-humored


Sabotage (verb) توڑ پھوڑ، تخریب کاری،شرارت انگیزی

deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.
Example: “power lines from South Africa were sabotaged by rebel forces”
Synonyms: wreck, deliberately damage, vandalize, destroy, obstruct, disrupt, cripple, impair
Antonyms: obey, energise, strengthen, focus


Prevent (verb) روکنا، منع کرنا،مزاحمت کرنا

keep (something) from happening.
Example: “action must be taken to prevent further accidents”
Synonyms: stop, put a stop to, avert, nip in the bud, fend off, turn aside, stave off, ward off
Antonyms: allow, cause, encourage


Acrimony (noun) تلخ مزاجی، بداخلاقی، کھردرا پن

bitterness or ill feeling.
Example: “the AGM dissolved into acrimony”
Synonyms: bitterness, rancour, resentment, ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility
Antonyms: goodwill


Mince (verb) قیمہ کرنا، پرزے پرزے کرنا، بنا کر بولنا

cut up or grind (food, especially meat) into very small pieces, typically in a machine with revolving blades.
Example: “use a food processor to mince the lamb”
Synonyms: chop up, cut up, chop/cut into small pieces, grind, dice, crumble, cube, hash
Antonyms: exaggerate, amplify, magnify


Appeasement (noun) ڈھارس، طمانیت، رفع

the action or process of appeasing.
Example: “a policy of appeasement”
Synonyms: conciliation, placation, pacification, propitiation, palliation, allaying, reconciliation
Antonyms: provocation, aggression


Suffuse (verb) پھیلانا، رنگ کرنا،پانی سے ڈھک دینا

gradually spread through or over.
Example: “her cheeks were suffused with colour”
Synonyms: permeate, spread over, spread throughout, cover, bathe, pervade, wash, saturate
Antonyms: deprive, dehydrate, divest, close


Nurture (verb) تربیت، پرورش

care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing.
Example: “Jarrett was nurtured by his parents in a close-knit family”
Synonyms: bring up, care for, provide for, take care of, attend to, look after, rear, support
Antonyms: neglect, hinder


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