Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (12 August 2020)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 12, 2020


Fracas (noun) اودھم، غل غپاڑہ، پرشور ہنگامہ

a noisy disturbance or quarrel.
Example: “the fracas was broken up by stewards”
Synonyms: disturbance, quarrel, scuffle, brawl, affray, tussle, melee, free-for-all, fight, clash
Antonyms: calm, happiness, peace, harmony, truce, agreement


Emphasize (verb) زور ڈالنا، زور دینا، تاکید کرنا

give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing.
Example: “they emphasize the need for daily, one-to-one contact between parent and child”
Synonyms: bring/call/draw attention to, focus attention on, highlight, point up, spotlight, foreground, play up
Antonyms: understate, play down


Flimsy (adjective) بودا، بے اعتبار، کوئی کمزور چیز

insubstantial and easily damaged.
Example: “a flimsy barrier”
Synonyms: insubstantial, slight, light, fragile, breakable, frail, shaky, unstable, wobbly, tottery
Antonyms: sturdy


Defiant (adjective) نڈر، ڈھیٹ، بے باک

showing defiance.
Example: “a defiant gesture”
Synonyms: intransigent, resistant, obstinate, uncooperative, non-compliant, recalcitrant, confrontational
Antonyms: apologetic, cooperative


Ambitious (adjective) حوصلہ مند، آرزومند، بلند حوصلہ

having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.
Example: “a ruthlessly ambitious workaholic”
Synonyms: aspiring, determined, forceful, pushy, enterprising, pioneering, progressive, eager, motivated
Antonyms: unambitious, lazy


Stimulus (noun) اشتعال، محرک، تحریک

a thing or event that evokes a specific functional reaction in an organ or tissue.
Example: “areas of the brain which respond to auditory stimuli”
Synonyms: spur, stimulant, encouragement, impetus, boost, prompt, prod, incentive, inducement
Antonyms: deterrent, discouragement


Intrusion (noun) خلل اندازی، مداخلت

the action of intruding.
Example: “he was furious about this intrusion into his private life”
Synonyms: encroachment on, trespass on, obtrusion into, invasion of, incursion into, violation of, interruption of
Antonyms: withdrawal


Decry (verb) پسند نہ آنا، انکار، مذمت کرنا

publicly denounce.
Example: “they decried human rights abuses”
Synonyms: denounce, condemn, criticize, censure, damn, attack, fulminate against, rail against
Antonyms: praise, overrate


Alienate (verb) بددلی پیدا کرنا، دور کر دینا،دوستانہ کم ہونا

make (someone) feel isolated or estranged.
Example: “an urban environment which would alienate its inhabitants”
Synonyms: estrange, turn away, set apart, drive apart, isolate, detach, distance, put at a distance
Antonyms: unite


Pedestrian (noun) پیدل چلنے والا، راہ گزر، پیدل

a person walking rather than travelling in a vehicle.
Example: “the road is so dangerous pedestrians avoid it”
Synonyms: walker, person on foot, hiker, rambler, stroller, wayfarer, footslogger, foot traveller
Antonyms: driver


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