Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

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

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


Perish (verb) تباہ ہونا، مٹ جانا، فنا ہونا

die, especially in a violent or sudden way.
Example: “a great part of his army perished of hunger and disease”
Synonyms: die, lose one’s life, be killed, fall, expire, meet one’s death, be lost, lay down one’s life
Antonyms: be born, be immortal, begin, come into being


Stupor (noun) صدمہ، بے حسی، غفلت

a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility.
Example: “a drunken stupor”
Synonyms: daze, state of stupefaction, state of senselessness, state of unconsciousness, inertia, torpor
Antonyms: consciousness, wakefulness, activity, interest


Platitude (noun) ہلکا پن، مقالہ، چلتا لفظ، فرسودگی

a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.
Example: “he masks his disdain for her with platitudes about how she should believe in herself more”
Synonyms: cliché, truism, commonplace, banality, old chestnut, bromide, inanity, tag
Antonyms: sophism, laconism, enigma


Lackadaisical (adjective) سست، ناتواں، پھیکا

lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
Example: “a lackadaisical defence left Spurs adrift in the second half”
Synonyms: careless, lazy, lax, unenthusiastic, half-hearted, uninterested, lukewarm
Antonyms: enthusiastic, excited


Deplorable (adjective) افسوسناک، برا، بدقسمتی

deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.
Example: “children living in deplorable conditions”
Synonyms: disgraceful, shameful, dishonourable, disreputable, discreditable, unworthy, shabby
Antonyms: admirable


Manoeuvre (verb) حکمت عملی، تدبیر، داﺅ کرنا

move skilfully or carefully.
Example: “the lorry was unable to manoeuvre comfortably in the narrow street”
Synonyms: steer, guide, drive, negotiate, navigate, pilot, direct, manipulate, move
Antonyms: cessation, ignorance, inaction, inactivity


Malicious (adjective) دل کا برا، بدخواہ، حاسد

characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm.
Example: “he was found guilty of malicious damage”
Synonyms: spiteful, malevolent, hostile, bitter, venomous, poisonous, evil-intentioned
Antonyms: benevolent


Profess (verb) اقرار کرنا، اعلان کرنا، مدعی ہونا

claim that one has (a quality or feeling), especially when this is not the case.
Example: “he had professed his love for her only to walk away”
Synonyms: declare, announce, proclaim, assert, state, affirm, avow, maintain, protest
Antonyms: dispute, refuse, renounce, be quiet


Contrary (adjective) برعکس، الٹ، برخلاف

opposite in nature, direction, or meaning.
Example: “he ignored contrary advice and agreed on the deal”
Synonyms: opposite, opposing, opposed, contradictory, clashing, conflicting, antithetical, incompatible
Antonyms: compatible, same


Neutrality (noun) علیحدگی، غیر جانبداری

the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartiality.
Example: “during the war, Switzerland maintained its neutrality”
Synonyms: impartiality, lack of bias, lack of prejudice, objectivity, open-mindedness, disinterestedness
Antonyms: partiality, bias, participation, taking sides


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