Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

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


Conclave (noun) خفیہ مجلس، نجی اجتماع

a private meeting
Synonyms: (private) meeting, gathering, assembly, conference, convention, convocation, council
Antonyms: dispersal, disbandment, scission, vivisection


Divisive (adjective) اختلاف رائے سے متعلق، باعث تقسیم

tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people.
Example: “the highly divisive issue of abortion”
Synonyms: alienating, estranging, isolating, schismatic, discordant, disharmonious, inharmonious
Antonyms: unifying


Temptation (noun) بہکاوا، اشتعال، ترغیب کا عمل

the desire to do something, especially something wrong or unwise.
Example: “he resisted the temptation to call Celia at the office”
Synonyms: desire, urge, itch, impulse, inclination
Antonyms: someone, discouragement, dislike


Derogatory (adjective) تحقیر آمیز، توہین آمیز

showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.
Example: “she tells me I’m fat and is always making derogatory remarks”
Synonyms: disparaging, denigratory, belittling, diminishing, slighting, deprecatory, depreciatory
Antonyms: complimentary, flattering


Embolden (verb) حوصلہ افزائی کرنا، ابھارنا

give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
Example: “emboldened by the claret, he pressed his knee against hers”
Synonyms: give courage, make brave/braver, encourage, hearten, strengthen, fortify, stiffen the resolve of
Antonyms: dishearten, discourage


Stern (adjective) سخت گیر، اکڑ

(of a person or their manner) serious and unrelenting, especially in the assertion of authority and exercise of discipline.
Example: “a smile transformed his stern face”
Synonyms: serious, unsmiling, frowning, poker-faced, severe, forbidding, grim, unfriendly, sombre
Antonyms: genial, friendly


Delinquent (adjective) عاقل، لاپرواہ، غیر ذمہ دار

(typically of a young person) tending to commit crime, particularly minor crime.
Example: “delinquent teenagers”
Synonyms: lawless, lawbreaking, criminal, offending, errant, badly behaved, troublesome
Antonyms: well behaved, conformist


Contrary (adjective) برعکس، خلاف

opposite in nature, direction, or meaning.
Example: “he ignored contrary advice and agreed on the deal”
Synonyms: opposite, opposing, opposed, contradictory, clashing, conflicting, antithetical
Antonyms: compatible, same


Onslaught (noun) دھاوا بول دینا، حملہ کرنا

a fierce or destructive attack.
Example: “a series of onslaughts on the citadel”
Synonyms: assault, attack, offensive, aggression, advance, charge, onrush, rush
Antonyms: defense, repulsion, resistance, retreat


Predicament (noun) بری حالت، خطرناک صورتحال

a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation.
Example: “the club’s financial predicament”
Synonyms: difficult situation, awkward situation, mess, difficulty, problematic situation, issue
Antonyms: advantage, agreement, benefit


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