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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