Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

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

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


Dazzle (verb) گھیرا دینا، اپنی مہارت سے حیران کرنا

amaze or overwhelm (someone) with a particular impressive quality.
Example: “I was dazzled by the beauty and breadth of the exhibition”
Synonyms: verpower, overcome, overwhelm, impress, bedazzle, strike, move, stir, affect
Antonyms: enlighten, illumine


Unenviable (adjective) ناگوار، مشقت و محنت کا، ناقابل رشک

difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant.
Example: “an unenviable reputation for drunkenness”
Synonyms: disagreeable, unpleasant, undesirable, difficult, nasty, horrible, painful, thankles
Antonyms: enviable, desirable


Partisan (noun) کٹر، سخت گیر، متعصب

a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
Example: “partisans of the exiled Stuarts”
Synonyms: supporter, follower, adherent, devotee, champion, backer, upholder, promoter
Antonyms: impartial, unbiased


Dilute (verb) ملاوٹ، کمزور

make (a liquid) thinner or weaker by adding water or another solvent to it.
Example: “bleach can be diluted with cold water”
Synonyms: make weaker, weaken, thin out, thin, make thinner, water down, add water to
Antonyms: concentrate


Ambition (noun) تمنا، آرزو، ہوس

a strong desire to do or achieve something.
Example: “her ambition was to become a pilot”
Synonyms: aspiration, intention, goal, aim, objective, object, purpose, intent, plan, scheme
Antonyms: indifference, inappetency, contentment, moderation


Fortunate (adjective) مبارک، خوش قسمت

favoured by or involving good luck; lucky.
Example: “she’d been fortunate to escape serious injury”
Synonyms: lucky, favoured, blessed, blessed with good luck, in luck, born under a lucky star
Antonyms: unfortunate


Pertinent (adjective) عین مطابق، ٹھیک

relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
Example: “she asked me a lot of very pertinent questions”
Synonyms: relevant, to the point, apposite, appropriate, suitable, fitting, fit, apt, applicable
Antonyms: irrelevant, inappropriate


Merely (adverb) صرف، بس

just; only.
Example: “Gary, a silent boy, merely nodded”
Synonyms: only, purely, solely, simply, entirely, just, but
Antonyms: multiple, inclusive, unfair, unfairness


Languish (verb) مردہ دل ہونا، کمزور ہونا

(of a person, animal, or plant) lose or lack vitality; grow weak.
Example: “plants may appear to be languishing simply because they are dormant”
Synonyms: weaken, grow weak, deteriorate, decline, go into a decline, wither, droop, flag, wilt
Antonyms: thrive, flourish


Daunt (verb) ہمت ہارنا، جی چھڑانا

make (someone) feel intimidated or apprehensive.
Example: “some people are daunted by technology”
Synonyms: intimidate, abash, take aback, shake, ruffle, throw, demoralize, discourage, deter
Antonyms: encourage, hearten


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