Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (28 August 2021)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 28, 2021


Discernible (adjective) قابل مشاہدہ، ظاہر ہونا، عیاں ہونا

able to be discerned; perceptible.
Example: “the scandal had no discernible effect on his career”
Synonyms: visible, detectable, noticeable, perceptible, observable, perceivable, distinguishable, recognizable
Antonyms: imperceptible


Scathing (adjective) سخت تنقید کا نشانہ بنانا، ضرر رساں

witheringly scornful; severely critical.
Example: “she launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister”
Synonyms: devastating, withering, blistering, extremely critical, coruscating, searing, scorching
Antonyms: mild, gentle, complimentary


Reveal (verb) راز فاش کرنا

make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others.
Example: “Brenda was forced to reveal Robbie’s whereabouts”
Synonyms: divulge, disclose, tell, let out, let slip, let drop, let fall, give away, give the game/show away
Antonyms: hide, conceal


Annihilate (verb) بڑی تعداد میں ہلاک کرنا، فنا کرنا، مٹا دینا

destroy utterly; obliterate.
Example: “a simple bomb of this type could annihilate them all”
Synonyms: destroy, wipe out, obliterate, wipe off the face of the earth, wipe off the map, kill
Antonyms: create, build, establish


Absorption (noun) ملانے کا عمل، حل، تحلیل، جذب

the process by which one thing absorbs or is absorbed by another.
Example: “the country’s absorption into the Ottoman Empire”
Synonyms: soaking up, sucking up, drawing up/in, taking up/in, blotting up, mopping up, sponging up
Antonyms: boredom, distraction, rejection


Calamity (noun) قہر، المیہ، سانحہ

an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster.
Example: “emergency measures may be necessary in order to avert a calamity”
Synonyms: disaster, catastrophe, tragedy, cataclysm, devastating blow, crisis, adversity, blight
Antonyms: godsend, blessing


Ruinous (adjective) مضر، تباہ کن، خستہ حال

disastrous or destructive.
Example: “a ruinous effect on the environment”
Synonyms: disastrous, devastating, catastrophic, calamitous, cataclysmic, crippling, crushing
Antonyms: beneficial


Merely (adverb) صرف، بس، صرف اس لئے

just; only.
Example: “Gary, a silent boy, merely nodded”
Synonyms: only, purely, solely, simply, entirely, just, but
Antonyms: considerably, endlessly, forever


Harbinger (noun) خبر رساں، بشارت دینا

a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.
Example: “witch hazels are the harbingers of spring”
Synonyms: herald, sign, indicator, indication, signal, prelude, portent, omen, augury
Antonyms: reporter, narrator, relator


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, enormity
Antonyms: good behavior, kindness, pleasantness


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