Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (18 August 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (18 August 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 18, 2021


Constrained (adjective) پابندی کا، مجبوری کا

appearing forced or overly controlled.
Example: “he was acting in a constrained manner”
Synonyms: unnatural, awkward, self-conscious, mannered, artificial, wooden, stilted, strained
Antonyms: relaxed


Impede (verb) روڑے اٹکانا، روکنا

delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.
Example: “the sap causes swelling which can impede breathing”
Synonyms: hinder, obstruct, hamper, handicap, hold back, hold up, delay, interfere with, disrupt
Antonyms: facilitate


Impetus (noun) قوت، دھکا

the force or energy with which a body moves.
Example: “hit the booster coil before the flywheel loses all its impetus”
Synonyms: momentum, propulsion, impulsion, impelling force, motive force, driving force, drive
Antonyms: block, discouragement, check, hindrance


Futile (adjective) بے نتیجہ، بے اثر، ناکارہ

incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.
Example: “a futile attempt to keep fans from mounting the stage”
Synonyms: fruitless, vain, pointless, useless, worthless, ineffectual, ineffective, inefficacious, to no effect
Antonyms: useful, fruitful


Naught لاشے، ناکام رہنا، کچھ نہیں

nothing.
Example: “he’s naught but a worthless fool”
Synonyms: nothing, nothing at all, nought, nil, zero, nowt, zilch, not a dicky bird, nix
Antonyms: anything, being, something, thing, everything


Aghast (adjective) خوفزدہ کرنا، حواس باختہ

filled with horror or shock.
Example: “she winced, aghast at his cruelty”
Synonyms: horrified, appalled, astounded, amazed, dismayed, thunderstruck, stunned, shocked
Antonyms: affrighted, afraid, alarmed, fearful,


Hubris (noun) گھمنڈ، غرور

excessive pride or self-confidence.
Example: “the self-assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s”
Synonyms: arrogance, conceit, conceitedness, haughtiness, pride, vanity, self-importance, self-conceit
Antonyms: modesty


Depredation (noun) تباہی، بربادی، لوٹ مار

an act of attacking or plundering.
Example: “protecting grain from the depredations of rats and mice”
Synonyms: plundering, plunder, looting, pillaging, robbing, robbery, raiding, ravaging, sacking
Antonyms: boon, construction, goodness, miracle


Befall (verb) واقع ہونا، نازل ہونا

(especially of something bad) happen to (someone).
Example: “a tragedy befell his daughter”
Synonyms: happen to, overtake, come upon, fall upon, hit, strike, be visited on, happen, occur
Antonyms: go, disappear, expire, cease


Embodiment (noun) اوتار، کسی کا کردار ادا کرنا، عملی اظہار

a tangible or visible form of an idea, quality, or feeling.
Example: “she seemed to be a living embodiment of vitality”
Synonyms: personification, incarnation, incorporation, realization, manifestation, expression, representation
Antonyms: disorganization, exclusion


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