Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (18 August 2020)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 18, 2020


Thrive (verb) تیزی سے بڑھنا، اضافہ ہونا

(of a child, animal, or plant) grow or develop well or vigorously.
Example: “the new baby thrived”
Synonyms: flourish, prosper, grow vigorously, develop well, burgeon, bloom, blossom, do well
Antonyms: decline, wither, fail, stagnate


Stinking (adjective) بدبودار

foul-smelling.
Example: “he was locked in a stinking cell”
Synonyms: foul-smelling, evil-smelling, stinking to high heaven, reeking, fetid, malodorous, pungent
Antonyms: sweet-smelling, aromatic


Hapless (adjective) قابل رحم، قابل افسوس، ابھاگی

(especially of a person) unfortunate.
Example: “the hapless victims of the disaster”
Synonyms: unfortunate, unlucky, luckless, out of luck, ill-starred, ill-fated, jinxed, cursed
Antonyms: lucky


Scant (adjective) عجلت میں کام کرنا، عجلت برتنا

barely sufficient or adequate.
Example: “companies with scant regard for the safety of future generations”
Synonyms: little, little or no, minimal, hardly any, limited, negligible, barely sufficient
Antonyms: abundant, ample, sufficient


Accusation (noun) الزام دہی، شکایت

a charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong.
Example: “accusations of bribery”
Synonyms: allegation, charge, claim, assertion, asseveration, attribution, incrimination, imputation
Antonyms: blamelessness, innocence, guiltlessness


Hallow (verb) پاک کرنا، احترام کرنا، مقدس

honour as holy.
Example: “the Ganges is hallowed as a sacred, cleansing river”
Synonyms: holy, sacred, consecrated, sanctified, blessed, blest, revered, reverenced
Antonyms: cursed


Subservient (adjective) تابع

prepared to obey others unquestioningly.
Example: “she was subservient to her parents”
Synonyms: submissive, deferential, acquiescent, compliant, accommodating, obedient, dutiful, duteous
Antonyms: domineering, independent


Abdication (noun) ذمہ داری چھوڑنا، تخت چھوڑنا، دستبردار ہونا

an act of abdicating or renouncing the throne.
Example: “Edward VIII did not marry until after his abdication”
Synonyms: resignation, retirement, relinquishment, renunciation, giving up, surrender, abjuration
Antonyms: coronation


Retard (verb) تاخیر، سست

delay or hold back in terms of progress or development.
Example: “our progress was retarded by unforeseen difficulties”
Synonyms: delay, slow down, slow up, hold back, set back, keep back, hold up, postpone
Antonyms: accelerate, expedite


Stigma (noun) کلنک کا ٹیکہ، داغ

a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.
Example: “the stigma of having gone to prison will always be with me”
Synonyms: shame, disgrace, dishonour, stain, taint, blot, blot on one’s escutcheon
Antonyms: honour, credit


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