Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (21 August 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (21 August 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 21, 2021


Perpetual (adjective) ہمیشہ رہنے والا، دائمی

never ending or changing.
Example: “deep caves in perpetual darkness”
Synonyms: everlasting, never-ending, eternal, permanent, unending, endless, without end, lasting
Antonyms: transitory, temporary, intermittent,


Abash (verb) شرمسار کرنا، شرمندہ کرنا، پریشان کرنا

make (someone) feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.
Example: “if anything was officially done or said to him, it did not abash him”
Synonyms: embarrassed, ashamed, shamefaced, remorseful, mortified, conscience-stricken, humiliated
Antonyms: unabashed, undaunted


Palpable (adjective) چھو کر محسوس کرنے کے قابل، لمس کے لائق

(of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible.
Example: “a palpable sense of loss”
Synonyms: perceptible, perceivable, visible, noticeable, appreciable, discernible, detectable
Antonyms: intangible, imperceptible


Ambiguous (adjective) مشکوک، مبہم

open to more than one interpretation; not having one obvious meaning.
Example: “ambiguous phrases”
Synonyms: equivocal, ambivalent, open to debate, open to argument, arguable, debatable, Delphic
Antonyms: unambiguous, clear


Subliminal (adjective) تحت الشوریٰ، عروج پر

(of a stimulus or mental process) below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone’s mind without their being aware of it.
Synonyms: subconscious, unconscious, hidden, concealed
Antonyms: explicit


Thwart (verb) ناکام بنا دینا، رکاوٹ، آڑا

prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
Example: “he never did anything to thwart his father”
Synonyms: foil, frustrate, balk, stand in the way of, forestall, scotch, derail, smash
Antonyms: assist, facilitate


Patronage (noun) تائید، حمایت

the support given by a patron.
Example: “the arts could no longer depend on private patronage”
Synonyms: sponsorship, backing, funding, financing, philanthropy, promotion, furtherance, help
Antonyms: disapproval, invalidate, disprove, disapprove


Vigilant (adjective) ہوشیار، خبردار، چونکنا، محتاط

keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.
Example: “the burglar was spotted by vigilant neighbours”
Synonyms: watchful, on the lookout, observant, sharp-eyed, keen-eyed, gimlet-eyed, eagle-eyed
Antonyms: negligent, inattentive


Plight (noun) خطرناک صورتحال، بری حالت، گت

a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.
Example: “we must direct our efforts towards relieving the plight of children living in poverty”
Synonyms: predicament, sorry condition, sad state, trouble, difficulty, mess, dire straits, extremity
Antonyms: advantage, solution, benefit, boon


Erode (verb) کاٹ دینا، کسی چیز کو کھا جانا، کم ہونا

(of wind, water, or other natural agents) gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land).
Example: “the cliffs on this coast have been eroded by the sea”
Synonyms: wear away/down, abrade, scrape away, grind down, crumble, dissolve, weather
Antonyms: destroyed, build, construct


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