Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (16 February 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (16 February 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
February 16, 2021


Lacklustre (adjective) ڈھلمل یقین،بلا چمک

lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.
Example: “no excuses were made for the team’s lacklustre performance”
Synonyms: uninspired, uninspiring, unimaginative, dull, humdrum, colourless, characterless, bland
Antonyms: inspired, brilliant


Shoddy (adjective) گمراہ کن، نقلی، بناوٹی، مصنوعی

badly made or done.
Example: “we’re not paying good money for shoddy goods”
Synonyms: poor-quality, inferior, second-rate, third-rate, low-grade, cheap, cheapjack, tawdry
Antonyms: well made, careful


Superficial (adjective) اوپری، سرسری، سطحی ہونا

existing or occurring at or on the surface.
Example: “the building suffered only superficial damage”
Synonyms: surface, exterior, external, outer, outside, outermost, peripheral, slight
Antonyms: deep, thorough


Debilitate (verb) ضعیف کرنا، کمزور کرنا

make (someone) very weak and infirm.
Example: “he was severely debilitated by a stomach upset”
Synonyms: weakening, enfeebling, enervating, enervative, devitalizing, draining, sapping, wearing
Antonyms: restorative


Incarceration (noun) اسیری، حبس

the state of being confined in prison; imprisonment.
Example: “the public would not be served by her incarceration”
Synonyms: imprisonment, internment, confinement, detention, custody, captivity, restraint, penal servitude
Antonyms: freedom


Averse (verb) نفرت، مخالف، کراہت، ناراض

having a strong dislike of or opposition to something.
Example: “as a former CIA director, he is not averse to secrecy”
Synonyms: opposed to, against, antipathetic to, hostile to, antagonistic to, unfavourably disposed to
Antonyms: keen


Emanate (verb) خارج ہونا، ظاہر ہونا

(of a feeling, quality, or sensation) issue or spread out from (a source).
Example: “warmth emanated from the fireplace”
Synonyms: emerge, flow, pour, proceed, issue, ensue, come out, come forth, spread out
Antonyms: terminate, culminate, end, evene


Amenity (noun) سہولت، آسائش، خوشگواری

a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place.
Example: “the property is situated in a convenient location, close to all local amenities”
Synonyms: facility, service, convenience, resource, utility, system, appliance, aid, advantage
Antonyms: unpleasantness, moroseness, harshness


Distinction (noun) اختلاف، تفریق، فرق

a difference or contrast between similar things or people.
Example: “I was completely unaware of class distinctions”
Synonyms: difference, contrast, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, divergence, variance, variation, division
Antonyms: similarity


Hitherto (adverb) اب تک، اسی جگہ تک

until now or until the point in time under discussion.
Example: “hitherto part of French West Africa, Benin achieved independence in 1960”
Synonyms: previously, formerly, earlier, so far, thus far, before, beforehand, to date, as yet
Antonyms: afterward, later, subsequently


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