Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

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

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


Assertion (noun) حتمی موقف، اقرار واثق، دعویٰ

a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.
Example: “his assertion that his father had deserted the family”
Synonyms: declaration, contention, statement, claim, submission, postulation, averment, opinion
Antonyms: bashfulness, confusion, consternation


Purport (verb) مفہوم، مطلب پایا جانا

appear to be or do something, especially falsely.
Example: “she is not the person she purports to be”
Synonyms: claim, lay claim, profess, pretend, set oneself up (as), appear, seem, be apparently
Antonyms: deny, gainsay


Stash (verb) گنجینہ، قیمتی چیزوں کا ذخیرہ، تجوری

store (something) safely in a hidden or secret place.
Example: “their wealth had been stashed away in Swiss banks”
Synonyms: store, stow, pack, load, cache, garner, hide, conceal, secrete, hoard
Antonyms: waste lose sell act erase


Throttle (noun) گلا گھونٹنے کا عمل، حد مقرر کرنا

attack or kill (someone) by choking or strangling them.
Example: “she was sorely tempted to throttle him”
Synonyms: choke, strangle, strangulate, garrotte, asphyxiate, smother, suffocate, stifle
Antonyms: free, release, restore, revive, let go


Expediency (noun) ضرورت، مفید، حکمت عملی، مصلحت

the quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.
Example: “an act of political expediency”
Synonyms: convenience, advantage, advantageousness, usefulness, utility, benefit, profitability
Antonyms: disadvantage


Clamour (noun) عوامی آواز، شور، زور دار چیخ

a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.
Example: “the questions rose to a clamour”
Synonyms: din, racket, loud noise, uproar, tumult, babel, shouting, yelling, screaming, baying
Antonyms: silence


Atrocity (noun) ظالمانہ طرز عمل، سفاکی، بے رحمی

an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.
Example: “a textbook which detailed war atrocities”
Synonyms: act of barbarity, act of brutality, act of savagery, act of wickedness, cruelty, abomination
Antonyms: mercifulness, decency, quality, humane


Upheaval (noun) کھلبلی، انقلاب عظیم

a violent or sudden change or disruption to something.
Example: “major upheavals in the financial markets”
Synonyms: disruption, upset, disturbance, trouble, turbulence, disorder, disorganization, confusion
Antonyms: stability, tranquillity


Virulent (adjective) زہریلا، شدت

(of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects.
Example: “a virulent strain of influenza”
Synonyms: poisonous, toxic, venomous, noxious, deadly, lethal, fatal, mortal, terminal
Antonyms: non-toxic, harmless, safe, non-contagious


Acutely (adverb) تیزی کے ساتھ، شدت کے ساتھ، کڑے طور پر

(with reference to something unpleasant or unwelcome) intensely.
Example: “the whole situation was acutely embarrassing”
Synonyms: extremely, exceedingly, very, markedly, severely, intensely, in the extreme, deeply
Antonyms: slightly


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