Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

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

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


Sustain (verb) جاری رکھنا، بڑھانا،سہارادینا

strengthen or support physically or mentally.
Example: “this thought had sustained him throughout the years”
Synonyms: comfort, help, assist, encourage, succour, support, give strength to
Antonyms: torment, plague


Autonomy (noun) خود مختاری، اختیار

freedom from external control or influence; independence.
Example: “the courts enjoy a considerable degree of autonomy”
Synonyms: self-government, independence, self-rule, home rule, sovereignty, self-determination
Antonyms: dependency, nonautonomy


Dubious (adjective) مشکوک، مشتبہ

hesitating or doubting.
Example: “I was rather dubious about the whole idea”
Synonyms: doubtful, uncertain, unsure, in doubt, hesitant, undecided, unsettled, unconfirmed
Antonyms: certain, definite


Jingoism (noun) جارحانہ وطن پرستی،شدید قوم پرست

extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy.
Example: “the popular jingoism that swept the lower–middle classes”
Synonyms: extreme patriotism, blind patriotism, chauvinism, extreme nationalism, flag-waving, xenophobia
Antonyms: disloyalty, internationalism, multiculturalism


Atrocious (adjective) ظالمانہ، سفاکانہ

horrifyingly wicked.
Example: “atrocious cruelties”
Synonyms: brutal, barbaric, barbarous, brutish, savage, vicious, wicked, cruel, nasty, ruthless
Antonyms: admirable, kindly


Indulge (verb) مطمئن کرنا، مزے اڑانا،بخشنا

allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.
Example: “we indulged in a cream tea”
Synonyms: wallow in, give oneself up to, give way to, yield to, abandon oneself to, give rein to
Antonyms: stifle


Brute (noun) حیوانی، بے رحم

a savagely violent person or animal.
Example: “he was a cold-blooded brute”
Synonyms: savage, beast, monster, animal, sadist, barbarian, devil, demon, fiend, ogre
Antonyms: atrocious, barbaric, barbarous


Abet (verb) غلط کام کے لئے مدد کرنا، اکسانا

encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime.
Example: “he was not guilty of murder but was guilty of aiding and abetting others”
Synonyms: assist, aid, help, lend a hand, support, back, encourage, cooperate with
Antonyms: hinder


Lamentable (adjective) بدقسمتی، افسوسناک

(of circumstances or conditions) very bad; deplorable.
Example: “the industry is in a lamentable state”
Synonyms: deplorable, regrettable, tragic, terrible, awful, wretched, woeful, sorrowful
Antonyms: august, beneficent, commanding, dignified


Delinquent (adjective) غیر ذمہ دار، طفل خطا کار

(typically of a young person) tending to commit crime, particularly minor crime.
Example: “delinquent teenagers”
Synonyms: lawless, lawbreaking, criminal, offending, errant, badly behaved, troublesome
Antonyms: well behaved, conformist


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