Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (27 September 2020 )

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (27 September 2020 )
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
September 27, 2020


Scourge (noun) کوڑا، سزا دینا

a whip used as an instrument of punishment.
Example: “the scourge of mass unemployment”
Synonyms: whip, horsewhip, lash, strap, birch, switch, flail, bullwhip, rawhide
Antonyms: blessing, godsend


Stir (verb) ہلچل، گھولنا، ملانا

move a spoon or other implement round in (a liquid or other substance) in order to mix it thoroughly.
Example: “Desmond stirred his tea and ate a biscuit”
Synonyms: mix, blend, agitate, beat, whip, whisk, fold in, muddle
Antonyms: go to bed, retire


Atrocious (adjective) ظالمانہ، سفاکانہ

horrifyingly wicked.
Example: “atrocious cruelties”
Synonyms: brutal, barbaric, barbarous, brutish, savage, vicious, wicked, cruel, nasty, ruthless
Antonyms: admirable, kindly


Caricature (noun) تضحیکی خاکہ، بگاڑی ہوئی تصویر

a picture, description, or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.
Example: “a crude caricature of the Prime Minister”
Synonyms: cartoon, distorted/exaggerated drawing, distortion, parody, satire, lampoon, burlesque
Antonyms: portraiture, representation, resemblance


Elicit (verb) حاصل کرنا، نکالنا، ظاہر کر دینا

evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone.
Example: “I tried to elicit a smile from Joanna”
Synonyms: obtain, bring out, draw out, extract, evoke, bring about, bring forth, induce
Antonyms: hide, placate, repress, cover


Spate (noun) بہاﺅ، سیلاب

a large number of similar things coming in quick succession.
Example: “a spate of attacks on holidaymakers”
Synonyms: series, succession, run, cluster, string, outbreak, rash, epidemic, explosion
Antonyms: trace, touch, taste


Sedition (noun) بغاوت

conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
Synonyms: incitement (to riot/rebellion), agitation, rabble-rousing, fomentation (of discontent)
Antonyms: union, allegiance, fealty, pacification


Guise (noun) بھیس، آڑ، پوشاک، لباس

an external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something.
Example: “he visited in the guise of an inspector”
Synonyms: likeness, external appearance, appearance, semblance, form, outward form, shape
Antonyms: character, person, individual


Apprehensive (adjective) خوفزدہ، فکرمندی

anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
Example: “he felt apprehensive about going home”
Synonyms: anxious, alarmed, worried, uneasy, nervous, concerned, agitated, restless, edgy
Antonyms: confident


Aggravate (verb) خطا کرنا، شدید کرنا، زیادہ کرنا

make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious.
Example: “military action would only aggravate the situation”
Synonyms: annoy, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, put out, nettle, provoke, incense
Antonyms: calm, conciliate


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