Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (23 August 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (23 August 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 23, 2021


Dilapidated (adjective) خستہ حال، شکستہ، برباد شدہ

(of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.
Example: “old, dilapidated buildings”
Synonyms: run down, tumbledown, ramshackle, broken-down, in disrepair, shabby, battered, rickety
Antonyms: smart, intact


Abut (verb) ملا ہوا ہونا، متصل ہونا

(of a building or an area of land) be next to or have a common boundary with.
Example: “gardens abutting Great Prescott Street”
Synonyms: adjoin, be adjacent to, border, butt up against/to, be next to, neighbour, verge on
Antonyms: retreat, recede, dull, diverge


Pecuniary (adjective) دولت سے متعلق، روپے سے متعلق

relating to or consisting of money.
Example: “he admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception”
Synonyms: financial, monetary, money, fiscal, economic, capital, commercial, budgetary
Antonyms: nonfinancial


Empathy (noun) ہم آہنگی پیدا کرنے کی صلاحیت

the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Synonyms: affinity with, rapport with, sympathy with, understanding of, sensitivity towards
Antonyms: distance


Humiliation (noun) ذلت، شرمندگی

the action of humiliating someone or the state of being humiliated.
Example: “they suffered the humiliation of losing in the opening round”
Synonyms: embarrassment, mortification, shame, indignity, ignominy, disgrace, dishonour, discomfiture
Antonyms: honour


Righteous (adjective) نیک، متقی، پارسا، سچا

morally right or justifiable.
Example: “feelings of righteous indignation about pay and conditions”
Synonyms: good, virtuous, upright, upstanding, decent, worthy, ethical, principled, moral
Antonyms: wicked, sinful, unjustifiable


Entice (verb) ورغلانا، ترغیب دینا

attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
Example: “a show which should entice a new audience into the theatre”
Synonyms: tempt, allure, lure, attract, dangle a carrot in front of, appeal to, invite, persuade
Antonyms: repel, repulse, turn off, disenchant


Rescind (verb) منسوخ کرنا، واپس لینا

revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement).

Synonyms: revoke, repeal, cancel, reverse, abrogate, overturn, overrule, override, annul
Antonyms: enforce, enact


Diligence (noun) نگہداشت، جانفشانی سے

careful and persistent work or effort.
Example: “few party members challenge his diligence as an MP”
Synonyms: conscientiousness, assiduousness, assiduity, industriousness, rigour, rigorousness, punctiliousness
Antonyms: laziness, carelessness


Discretion (noun) صوابدید، اختیار، قوت فیصلہ

the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offence or revealing confidential information.
Example: “she knew she could rely on his discretion”
Synonyms: circumspection, care, carefulness, caution, wariness, chariness, guardedness, tact
Antonyms: indiscretion, rashness


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