Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

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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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