Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (02 October 2021)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
October 02, 2021


Complacency (noun) اطمینان، اخلاق

a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
Example: “the figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency”
Synonyms: smugness, self-satisfaction, self-approval, self-approbation, self-admiration, self-congratulation
Antonyms: dissatisfaction


Euphoria (noun) احساس خوشحالی

a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
Example: “in his euphoria, he had become convinced he could defeat them”
Synonyms: elation, happiness, joy, joyousness, delight, glee, excitement, exhilaration
Antonyms: misery, depression


Dissipate (verb) الگ کرنا، برباد کرنا، منتشر کرنا

(with reference to a feeling or emotion) disappear or cause to disappear.
Example: “the concern she’d felt for him had wholly dissipated”
Synonyms: disappear, vanish, evaporate, dissolve, melt away, melt into thin air, be dispelled
Antonyms: grow, develop


Ambivalent (adjective) دو جذباتی، تذبذب میں

having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
Example: “some loved her, some hated her, few were ambivalent about her”
Synonyms: equivocal, uncertain, unsure, doubtful, indecisive, inconclusive, irresolute
Antonyms: unequivocal, certain


Betray (verb) دھوکہ دینا، دغا کرنا

expose (one’s country, a group, or a person) to danger by treacherously giving information to an enemy.
Example: “a double agent who betrayed some 400 British and French agents to the Germans”
Synonyms: break one’s promise to, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, break faith with, play someone false
Antonyms: be loyal to


Pragmatic (adjective) نتائجی، عملیت، حقیقت پسندی

dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations
Synonyms: practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, sensible, down-to-earth, commonsensical
Antonyms: impractical, unrealistic, idealistic


Pounce (verb) پنجہ، بلندی سے شکار کرنا

(of an animal or bird of prey) spring or swoop suddenly so as to catch prey.
Example: “as he watched, a mink pounced on the vole”
Synonyms: jump on, spring on, leap on, swoop (down) on, dive at, drop down on, lunge at
Antonyms: cover, defend, guard


Rein (noun) عنان، لگام، اختیار

keep under control; restrain.
Example: “with an effort, she reined back her impatience”
Synonyms: restrain, check, curb, constrain, hold back, keep in check, keep under control
Antonyms: free, continue, encourage, let go


Prod (verb) خار، چھیڑنا، اکسانے والی بات

poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object.
Example: “he prodded her in the ribs”
Synonyms: poke, jab, dig, nudge, elbow, butt, push, stab
Antonyms: spur, stimulate, stir, rouse, prompt, drive, push, galvanize, move, motivate


Inimical (adjective) بے مروت، نامہربان، بداندیش

tending to obstruct or harm.
Example: “the policy was inimical to Britain’s real interests”
Synonyms: harmful, injurious, detrimental, deleterious, pernicious, damaging, hurtful
Antonyms: helpful, advantageous


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