Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (16 December 2020)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
December 16, 2020


Strident (Adjective) اودھم مچانے والا، شور سے بھرپور

(of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.
Example: “his voice had become increasingly strident”
Synonyms: harsh, raucous, rough, grating, rasping, jarring, loud, stentorian, shrill
Antonyms: soft, dulcet


Aversion (noun) نفرت کا احساس، کراہت

a strong dislike or disinclination.
Example: “they made plain their aversion to the use of force”
Synonyms: dislike of, distaste for, disinclination, abhorrence, hatred, hate, loathing, detestation
Antonyms: liking, inclination, desire


Frown (verb) تیوری چڑھانا، ماتھے پر بل ڈالنا

furrow one’s brows in an expression indicating disapproval, displeasure, or concentration.
Example: “he frowned as he reread the letter”
Synonyms: scowl, glower, glare, lour, look sullen, make a face, look daggers, give someone black looks
Antonyms: smile


Arable (Adjective) قابل کاشت، قابل زراعت

(of land) used or suitable for growing crops.
Example: “acres of arable land”
Synonyms: farmable, cultivable, cultivatable, ploughable, tillable, fertile, productive, fruitful
Antonyms: infertile


Theoretical (Adjective) خالص عمل، تھیوری، نظریہ

concerned with or involving the theory of a subject or area of study rather than its practical application.
Example: “a theoretical physicist”
Synonyms: not practical, conceptual, abstract, pure
Antonyms: practical, applied


Distinctive (Adjective) خاص، مخصوص، امتیازی

characteristic of one person or thing, and so serving to distinguish it from others.
Example: “juniper berries give gin its distinctive flavour”
Synonyms: distinguishing, characteristic, typical, individual, particular, peculiar, idiosyncratic
Antonyms: common


Fragility (noun) نازک، جلد ٹوٹنے کی صلاحیت

the quality of being easily broken or damaged.
Example: “osteoporosis is characterized by bone fragility”
Synonyms: frailty, flimsiness, weakness, delicacy, daintiness, fineness, brittleness, frangibility
Antonyms: robustness


Scarcity (noun) کمی، قلت

the state of being scarce or in short supply; shortage.
Example: “a time of scarcity”
Synonyms: shortage, dearth, lack, want, undersupply, insufficiency, paucity, scarceness
Antonyms: abundance, excess, surplus, commonness


Ambush (noun) گھات لگانے کا عمل، چھپی ہوئی فوج

a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position.
Example: “seven members of a patrol were killed in an ambush”
Synonyms: surprise attack, trap, snare, pitfall, lure, ambuscade
Antonyms: refrain, activity, idle, show


Peasant (noun) دیہاتی، کسان

a poor smallholder or agricultural labourer of low social status (chiefly in historical use or with reference to subsistence farming in poorer countries).
Example: “peasants left the farms to work in industry”
Synonyms: agricultural worker, small farmer, rustic, son of the soil, countryman, countrywoman, farmhand
Antonyms: cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, sophisticate


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