Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (24 August 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (24 August 2021)
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 24, 2021

Sarcasm (noun) اہانت، طنز، تعریفیں

the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.
Example: “she didn’t like the note of sarcasm in his voice”
Synonyms: derision, mockery, ridicule, satire, irony, scorn, sneering, scoffing, gibing
Antonyms: accolade, commendation, compliment

Chasm (noun) خالی جگہ، کھائی

a deep fissure in the earth’s surface.
Example: “a chasm a mile long”
Synonyms: gorge, abyss, canyon, ravine, gully, gulf, pass, defile, couloir, crevasse
Antonyms: closing, closure, junction, juncture

Scion (noun) پیوند، شاخ ، نونہال

a descendant of a notable family.
Example: “he was the scion of a wealthy family”
Synonyms: descendant, offshoot, heir, successor, child, issue, offspring
Antonyms: ancestor, predecessor

Grievance (noun) گلہ، شکوہ، شکایت

a real or imagined cause for complaint, especially unfair treatment.
Example: “a website which enabled staff to air their grievances”
Synonyms: injustice, unjust act, wrong, injury, ill, offence, disservice, unfairness, evil
Antonyms: commendation

Cordial (adjective) دلی، خوشگوار، مخلص

warm and friendly.
Example: “the atmosphere was cordial and relaxed”
Synonyms: friendly, warm, genial, affable, amiable, pleasant, fond, affectionate, warm-hearted
Antonyms: unfriendly

Demure (adjective) شرمیلا، اعتراض، شک

reserved, modest, and shy (typically used of a woman).
Example: “a demure young lady”
Synonyms: modest, unassuming, meek, mild, reserved, retiring, quiet, shy, bashful, diffident
Antonyms: brazen, shameless

Formidable (adjective) خوفناک، ڈراﺅنا، ہولناک

inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
Example: “a formidable opponent”
Synonyms: intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable, daunting, alarming, frightening, terrifying, petrifying
Antonyms: pleasant-looking, comforting, easy, weak

Apparatus (noun) آلات، کسی مقصد کو پورا کرنے کےلئے بنائی گئی مشین

the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose.
Example: “firemen wearing breathing apparatus”
Synonyms: equipment, gear, rig, tackle, gadgetry, paraphernalia, appliance, instrument, tool
Antonyms: surface ship nonsubmersible

Thwart (verb) ناکام بنا دینا، 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, dash, stop
Antonyms: assist, facilitate

Quirky (adjective) چالاک، غیر رسمی، غیر روایتی

having or characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits or aspects.
Example: “her sense of humour was decidedly quirky”
Synonyms: eccentric, idiosyncratic, unconventional, unorthodox, unusual, off-centre, strange
Antonyms: conventional

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