Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (17 August 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (17 August 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 17, 2021


Persuasive (adjective) قائل کرنے والا، راغب کرنے والا

good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation.
example: “an informative and persuasive speech”
Synonyms: convincing, effective, cogent, compelling, potent, forceful, eloquent, impressive, weighty
Antonyms: unconvincing, weak


Notion (noun) گمان، خیال رائے

a conception of or belief about something.
Example: “children have different notions about the roles of their parents”
Synonyms: idea, belief, concept, conception, conviction, opinion, view, thought, impression
Antonyms: being, concrete, reality, ignorance


Dominate (verb) غالب ہونا، حکومت کرنا، تسلط حاصل کرنا

have power and influence over.
Example: “the company dominates the market for operating system software”
Synonyms: control, influence, exercise control over, be in control of, command, be in command of, be in charge of
Antonyms: follow, lose, mismanage, neglect


Forge (verb) جعلسازی، پگلانے والی بھٹی

make or shape (a metal object) by heating it in a fire or furnace and hammering it.
Example: “he forged a great suit of black armour”
Synonyms: hammer out, beat into shape, found, cast, mould, model, fashion, form
Antonyms: genuine


Curtailment (noun) کانٹ چھانٹ، پابندی، روک، تخفیف

the action or fact of reducing or restricting something.
Example: “the curtailment of human rights”
Synonyms: reduction, cut, cutback, decrease, lessening, diminution, retrenchment, shrinkage
Antonyms: increase, expansion


Ravage (verb) تباہی، بربادی

cause severe and extensive damage to.
Example: “the hurricane ravaged southern Florida”
Synonyms: lay waste, devastate, ruin, leave in ruins, destroy, wreak havoc on, leave desolate, level
Antonyms: bear, free, give, let go


Immensely (adverb) بے اندازہ طور پر، نہایت، لامحدود طور پر

to a great extent; extremely.
Synonyms: extremely, very, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, extraordinarily, tremendously, vastly
Antonyms: slightly, by no means


Exorbitant (adjective) گراں، مہنگا، بہت زیادہ

(of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high.
Example: “some hotels charge exorbitant rates for phone calls”
Synonyms: extortionate, excessively high, extremely high, excessive, sky-high, prohibitive, outrageous
Antonyms: reasonable, competitive


Traction (noun) کھینچنے کا عمل، چلایا جانا

the action of drawing or pulling something over a surface, especially a road or track.
Example: “a primitive vehicle used in animal traction”
Synonyms: grip, friction, adhesion, purchase, resistance, pull, haulage, propulsion, drag
Antonyms: disbelief, discredit, misgiving, uncertainty


Notorious (adjective) بدنام، فاش

famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.
Example: “Los Angeles is notorious for its smog”
Synonyms: infamous, of ill repute, with a bad reputation/name, ill-famed, scandalous, well known, famous
Antonyms: unknown, anonymous, faceless


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