Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (19 February 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (19 February 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
February 19, 2021


Plummet (verb) پنسال، شاقول

fall or drop straight down at high speed.
Example: “a climber was killed when he plummeted 300 feet down an icy gully”
Synonyms: plunge, fall headlong, hurtle, nosedive, dive, drop, crash, descend rapidly
Antonyms: rocket, ascend, soar, rise, skyrocket


Deferment (noun) تاخیر، التوا

the action or fact of putting something off to a later time; postponement.
Example: “deferment of the decision”
Synonyms: postponement, deferral, suspension, putting off/back, adjournment, delay, shelving
Antonyms: advance, move to an earlier date


Lucrative (adjective) مفید، سود مند، نفع بخش

producing a great deal of profit.
Example: “a lucrative career as a stand-up comedian”
Synonyms: profitable, profit-making, gainful, remunerative, moneymaking, paying, high-income, well paid
Antonyms: unprofitable


Exacerbate (verb) بدتر کرنا، شدید کرنا، بگاڑنا

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
Example: “the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”
Synonyms: aggravate, make worse, worsen, inflame, compound, intensify, increase, heighten
Antonyms: calm, reduce


Underlie (verb) سہنا، بنیاد ڈالنا، کسی کے نیچے واقع ہونا

be a significant cause or basis of (something) even if not necessarily manifest or obvious.
Example: “the fundamental issue that underlies the conflict”
Synonyms: fundamental, basic, basal, primary, prime, first, cardinal, central, principal
Antonyms: subordinate


Prudent (adjective) دانشمند، ہوشیار، سیانا

acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
Example: “no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose”
Synonyms: wise, well judged, judicious, sagacious, sage, shrewd, advisable, well advised, politic
Antonyms: unwise, imprudent, incautious, extravagant


Diligence (noun) مستقل مزاج، محنتی

careful and persistent work or effort.
Example: “few party members challenge his diligence as an MP”*
Synonyms: conscientiousness, assiduousness, assiduity, industriousness, rigour, rigorousness, punctiliousness
Antonyms: laziness, carelessness


Profound (adjective) نچلا ، گہرا

(of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense.
Example: “profound feelings of disquiet”
Synonyms: heartfelt, intense, keen, great, very great, extreme, sincere, earnest, deep
Antonyms: Superficial, mild


Treacherous (adjective) ناقابل اعتبار، غدار، بے وفائی

guilty of or involving betrayal or deception.
Example: “a treacherous Gestapo agent”
Synonyms: traitorous, disloyal, perfidious, faithless, unfaithful, duplicitous, false-hearted, deceitful
Antonyms: loyal, faithful


Demeanour (noun) سلوک، برتاﺅ، رکھ رکھاﺅ، ڈھنگ

outward behaviour or bearing.
Example: “his happy demeanour”
Synonyms: manner, air, attitude, appearance, look, aspect, mien, cast, bearing, carriage
Antonyms: impropriety, improperness, properness


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