Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (10 April 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (10 April 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
April 10, 2021


Lacklustre (adjective) ڈھلمل یقین، بے جوش و خروش

lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.
Example: “no excuses were made for the team’s lacklustre performance”
Synonyms: uninspired, uninspiring, unimaginative, dull, humdrum, colourless, characterless, bland
Antonyms: inspired, brilliant


Formidable (adjective) ڈراﺅنا، خوفناک، ہولناک

inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
Example: “a formidable opponent”
Synonyms: intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable, daunting, alarming, frightening, terrifying, petrifying
Antonyms: pleasant-looking, comforting, easy, weak


Dread (verb) خوفزدہ ہونا، ڈرنا، بھیانک، خوفناک

anticipate with great apprehension or fear.
Example: “Jane was dreading the party”
Synonyms: fear, be afraid of, worry about, be anxious about, have forebodings about
Antonyms: look forward to


Rampage (verb) غضب، غصہ، بگڑنا

(especially of a large group of people) move through a place in a violent and uncontrollable manner.
Example: “several thousand demonstrators rampaged through the city”
Synonyms: rush wildly/madly, riot, run riot, go on the rampage, run amok, go berserk, storm
Antonyms: calm, be calm, peace, harmony


Semblance (noun) جھلک، مشابہت، دکھلاوا

the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.
Example: “she tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order”
Synonyms: appearance, outward appearance, approximation, show, air, guise, pretence, facade
Antonyms: reality, back, character, concrete


Ferocity (noun) غیض و غضب، طیش، سنگدلی، وحشی

the state or quality of being ferocious.
Example: “the ferocity of the storm caught them by surprise”
Synonyms: savagery, brutality, brutishness, barbarity, fierceness, violence, aggression, bloodthirstiness
Antonyms: gentleness


Complacency (noun) مروت، اطمینان، خاطر جمعی

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


Obligation (noun) احسان، فرض، ذمہ داری

an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.
Example: “I have an obligation to look after her”
Synonyms: duty, commitment, responsibility, moral imperative, function, task, job, chore
Antonyms: repayment, discharge, quittance, release


Broaden (verb) مدت بڑھانا، وسیع کرنا، پھیلانا

become larger in distance from side to side; widen.
Example: “her smile broadened”
Synonyms: widen, become/make broader, become/make wider, expand, fill out, stretch (out), draw out
Antonyms: narrow


Cumulative (adjective) مجموعی، مسلسل بڑھنے والے، انبار کا باعث

increasing or increased in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions.
Example: “the cumulative effect of two years of drought”
Synonyms: increasing, accumulative, accumulating, growing, progressive, accruing, snowballing, mounting
Antonyms: subtractive


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