Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (08 September 2020)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
September 08, 2020

Proverbial (adjective) ضرب المثل، مثالی

(of a word or phrase) referred to in a proverb or idiom.
Example: “I’m going to stick out like the proverbial sore thumb”
Synonyms: well known, famous, famed, renowned, traditional, time-honoured, legendary
Antonyms: dubious, unfounded, suspicious, suspected

Barely (adverb) صرف، بس تھوڑی دیر پہلے، مشکل سے

only just; almost not.
Example: “she nodded, barely able to speak”
Synonyms: hardly, scarcely, just, only just, narrowly, by the skin of one’s teeth
Antonyms: easily

Ambitious (adjective) بلند حوصلہ، حوصلہ مندانہ،امنگ

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

Gargantuan (adjective) جمبو، دیوقامت، بہت بڑا

Example: “a gargantuan appetite”
Synonyms: enormous, extremely big, extremely large, massive, huge, colossal, vast, immense
Antonyms: tiny

Forsake (verb) ساتھ چھوڑنا ، چھوڑ دینا، ترک کرنا

abandon or leave.
Example: “he would never forsake Tara”
Synonyms: abandon, desert, leave, quit, depart from, leave behind, leave high and dry, turn one’s back on
Antonyms: stay with, return to

Erode (verb) کاٹ دینا، ختم ہونا، کم کرنا

(of wind, water, or other natural agents) gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land).
Example: “the cliffs on this coast have been eroded by the sea”
Synonyms: wear away/down, abrade, scrape away, grind down, crumble, dissolve, weather
Antonyms: freshen, recreate, refresh, refreshen

Deteriorate (verb) خراب کرنا، بگاڑنا

become progressively worse.
Example: “relations between the countries had deteriorated sharply”
Synonyms: worsen, get worse, decline, be in decline, degenerate, decay, collapse, fail, fall
Antonyms: improve

Obstacle (noun) روک، رکاوٹ، آڑ

a thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress.
Example: “the major obstacle to achieving that goal is money”
Synonyms: barrier, hurdle, stumbling block, bar, block, impediment, hindrance, snag, catch
Antonyms: advantage, asset, aid

Litigant (noun) مقدمہ لڑنے والا، جھگڑالو

a person involved in a lawsuit.
Synonyms: litigator, opponent in law, opponent, contestant, contender, disputant, plaintiff
Antonyms: ally, assistant, friend

Prosecute (verb) قانونی چارہ جوئی، مقدمہ چلانے کا عمل

institute or conduct legal proceedings against (a person or organization).
Example: “they were prosecuted for obstructing the highway”
Synonyms: take to court, bring an action against, take legal action against, accuse, cite, summons
Antonyms: defend, let off, pardon

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