Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (24 September 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (24 September 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
September 24, 2020

Ablaze (adjective) دھکتا ہوا، فروزاں، جلتا ہوا

burning fiercely.
Example: “his clothes were ablaze”
Synonyms: alight, aflame, on fire, in flames, flaming, burning, blazing, raging, fiery, lit
Antonyms: extinguished, dark

Ostensibly (adverb) بناوٹی طور پر، بادی النظر میں ، بظاہر

as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.
Example: “the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health”
Synonyms: apparently, seemingly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface, to all intents and purposes
Antonyms: genuinely, really, truly

Discard (verb) نکال پھینکنا، برطرف کرنا

get rid of (someone or something) as no longer useful or desirable.
Example: “Hilary bundled up the clothes she had discarded”
Synonyms: dispose of, throw away, throw out, get rid of, toss out, reject, jettison, scrap, dispense with,
Antonyms: keep, acquire

Expediency (noun) ضرورت، مفید

the quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.
Example: “an act of political expediency”
Synonyms: convenience, advantage, advantageousness, usefulness, utility, benefit, profitability
Antonyms: disadvantage

Tangible (adjective) قابل قدر، چھو کر محسوس کرنے کے قابل

perceptible by touch.
Example: “the atmosphere of neglect and abandonment was almost tangible”
Synonyms: touchable, palpable, tactile, material, physical, real, substantial, corporeal
Antonyms: intangible

Engulf (verb) وقف کردینا، نگلنا

(of a natural force) sweep over (something) so as to surround or cover it completely.
Example: “the cafe was engulfed in flames”
Synonyms: inundate, flood, deluge, immerse, swamp, wash out, swallow up, submerge
Antonyms: drain

Extortion (noun) بھتہ خوری، استحصال، زبردستی لے لینا

the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.
Example: “he used bribery and extortion to build himself a huge, art-stuffed mansion”
Synonyms: demanding money with menaces, exaction, extraction, blackmail, shakedown
Antonyms: inactivity, insecurity, disapproval, nonpayment

Solace (noun) تسلی دینا، دلاسہ دینا

comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness.
Example: “she sought solace in her religion”
Synonyms: comfort, consolation, cheer, support, relief,
Antonyms: ache, agony, anguish, distress, pain

Atrocity (noun) ظالمانہ طرز عمل، سفاکی، بے رحمی

an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.
Example: “a textbook which detailed war atrocities”
Synonyms: act of barbarity, act of brutality, act of savagery, act of wickedness, cruelty, abomination
Antonyms: agreeableness, delightfulness, pleasantness, pleasurableness

Ascertain (verb) دریافت کرنا، تعین کرنا، معلوم کرنا

find (something) out for certain; make sure of.
Example: “an attempt to ascertain the cause of the accident”
Synonyms: find out, discover, get/come to know, work out, make out, fathom (out), become aware of
Antonyms: disregard, misunderstand, confuse, forget

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