Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (20 November 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (20 November 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
November 20, 2020


Intend (verb) چاہنا، ارادہ رکھنا

have (a course of action) as one’s purpose or intention; plan.
Example: “the company intends to cut 400 jobs”
Synonyms: plan, mean, have the/every intention, have in mind, have in view, have plans, aim, propose
Antonyms: go, take away, refuse


Bode (verb) اشارہ کرنا، نشاندہی کرنا

be a portent of a particular outcome.
Example: “their argument did not bode well for the future”
Synonyms: augur, presage, portend, foretell, prophesy, predict, forebode, foreshadow, herald
Antonyms: relate, record, narrate, remember


Sabotage (verb) تخریب کاری، توڑ پھوڑ

deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.
Example: “power lines from South Africa were sabotaged by rebel forces”
Synonyms: wreck, deliberately damage, vandalize, destroy, obstruct, disrupt, cripple, impair
Antonyms: obey, energize, energise


Prevail (verb) باقی رہنا، قائم رہنا، قائل کر لینا

prove more powerful or superior.
Example: “it is hard for logic to prevail over emotion”
Synonyms: win, win out, win through, triumph, be victorious, be the victor, gain the victory
Antonyms: be defeated, come short, fail,


Urgency (noun) فوری ضرورت، لاچاری

importance requiring swift action.
Example: “the discovery of the ozone hole gave urgency to the issue of CFCs”
Synonyms: importance, top priority, imperativeness, weight, weightiness, gravity, necessity
Antonyms: unimportant, insignificant, trifling


Contraction (noun) اختصار، چھوٹا کرنے کا عمل، تنگی

the process of becoming smaller.
Example: “the general contraction of the industry did further damage to morale”
Synonyms: shrinking, reduction in size, shrinkage, decline, decrease, diminution, dwindling
Antonyms: expansion, growth


Buoyant (adjective) خوشگوار، تیرنا، اچھال

cheerful and optimistic.
Example: “the conference ended with the party in a buoyant mood”
Synonyms: cheerful, cheery, happy, light-hearted, carefree, bright, glad, merry
Antonyms: depressed, pessimistic


Subdued (adjective) دبا کر رکھنا، زیر اثر رکھنا، مطیع کرنا

(of a person or their manner) quiet and rather reflective or depressed.
Example: “I felt strangely subdued as I drove home”
Synonyms: sombre, low-spirited, downcast, sad, dejected, depressed, low, gloomy
Antonyms: lively, cheerful, loud, noisy


Hobble (verb) کڑی، زنجیر، لنگراہٹ

walk in an awkward way, typically because of pain from an injury.
Example: “he was hobbling around on crutches”
Synonyms: limp, walk with a limp, walk with difficulty, move unsteadily, walk unevenly, walk lamely
Antonyms: stride


Reluctance (noun) ہچکچاہٹ، ناراض، نارضا مند

unwillingness or disinclination to do something.
Example: “she sensed his reluctance to continue”
Synonyms: unwillingness, disinclination, lack of enthusiasm, hesitation, hesitance, hesitancy
Antonyms: willingness, eagerness


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