Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

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

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


Purveyor (noun) داروغہ رسد، فراہم کرنےوالا خاص کر کھانا

a person who sells or deals in particular goods.
Example: “a purveyor of large luxury vehicles”
Synonyms: seller, vendor, trader, retailer, supplier, provider, stockist, tout, trafficker, pedlar
Antonyms: buyer, purchaser, customer, client


Volatile (adjective) بدلتے مزاج والا، کافور صفت

(of a substance) easily evaporated at normal temperatures.
Example: “volatile solvents such as petroleum ether, hexane, and benzene”
Synonyms: evaporative, vaporous, vaporescent, explosive, eruptive, inflammable, unstable
Antonyms: stable, calm


Sceptic (noun) شک کرنے والا، شکی، وہمی

a person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions.

Synonyms: cynic, doubter, questioner, scoffer, pessimist, prophet of doom, Pyrrhonist, minimifidian
Antonyms: believer


Grotesque (adjective) بگڑی ہوئی شکل، بھدی شکل، بے جوڑ

comically or repulsively ugly or distorted.
Example: “a figure wearing a grotesque mask”
Synonyms: malformed, deformed, misshapen, misproportioned, distorted, twisted, gnarled
Antonyms: ordinary, normal


Stagnate (verb) بہنے سے رک جانا، کھڑا ہونا، جم جانا

(of water or air) cease to flow or move; become stagnant
Synonyms: stop flowing, become stagnant, become trapped, stand, become foul, become stale, fester, putrefy
Antonyms: flow


Jittery (adjective) گھبرایا ہوا، دباﺅ کا شکار

nervous or unable to relax.
Example: “caffeine makes me jittery”
Synonyms: nervous, anxious, worried, apprehensive, on edge, edgy, tense, strained, stressed
Antonyms: cool, calm, relaxed, laid-back


Prelude (noun) آغاز کرنا، شروع کرنا

an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important.
Example: “a ceasefire had been agreed as a prelude to full peace negotiations”
Synonyms: preliminary, overture, opening, preparation, introduction, start, beginning, curtain-raiser
Antonyms: conclusion, postscript


Impend (verb) واقع ہونے کو، منڈلانا، قریب ہونا

(of an event regarded as threatening or significant) be about to happen.
Example: “it seemed certain that some great trial of strength impended between the opponents”
Synonyms: imminent, at hand, close, close at hand, near, nearing, approaching, coming
Antonyms: abate, decline, de-escalate


Pragmatic (adjective) حقیقت پسندی، عملیت

dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations
Synonyms: practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, sensible, down-to-earth, commonsensical, hard-headed
Antonyms: impractical, unrealistic, idealistic


Dissension (noun) مخالفت، بگاڑ، نااتفاقی، اختلاف، پھوٹ

disagreement that leads to discord.
Example: “these issues caused bitter dissension in the party”
Synonyms: disagreement, difference of opinion, dispute, dissent, variance, conflict, friction, strife
Antonyms: agreement, harmony


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