Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

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

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


Resilient (adjective) لچکدار، ابھرنے کی قوت

(of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.
Example: “babies are generally far more resilient than new parents realize”
Synonyms: strong, tough, hardy, quick to recover, quick to bounce back, buoyant, difficult to keep down
Antonyms: vulnerable, sensitive


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


Stipulate (verb) بیان کرنا، شرط رکھنا

demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.
Example: “he stipulated certain conditions before their marriage”
Synonyms: specify, set down, set out, lay down, set forth, state clearly, demand, require, insist on
Antonyms: break, break off, calculate, confuse


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


Contradictory (adjective) تردید کرنا، متضاد

mutually opposed or inconsistent.
Example: “the two studies came to contradictory conclusions”
Synonyms: opposed, in opposition, opposite, antithetical, contrary, contrasting, conflicting, at variance
Antonyms: consistent, compatible


Frighten (verb) خوفزدہ ہونا، ڈرانا، ڈرا ہوا

make (someone) afraid or anxious.
Example: “the savagery of his thoughts frightened him”
Synonyms: scare, startle, alarm, terrify, petrify, shock, chill, appal, agitate, panic
Antonyms: reassure, comfort, comforting


Trajectory (noun) مدار، خط حرکت، گزرگاہ

the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.
Example: “the missile’s trajectory was preset”
Synonyms: course, route, path, track, line, orbit, flight, flight path, ambit, direction
Antonyms: deviation, wrong way


Intermittent (adjective) وقفے وقفے سے، باری کا

occurring at irregular intervals; not continuous or steady.
Example: “intermittent rain”
Synonyms: sporadic, irregular, fitful, spasmodic, broken, fragmentary, discontinuous, disconnected
Antonyms: continuous, steady


Precaution (noun) پیش بندی، پہلے سے احتیاط، خبر گیری

a measure taken in advance to prevent something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening.
Example: “he had taken the precaution of seeking legal advice”
Synonyms: safeguard, safety measure, insurance, defence, provision, backstop
Antonyms: carelessness, thoughtlessness, improvidence


Mitigation (noun) تخفیف، کمی

the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.
Example: “the identification and mitigation of pollution”
Synonyms: alleviation, reduction, diminution, lessening, easing, weakening, lightening, assuagement
Antonyms: intensification


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