Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (16 November 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (16 November 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
November 16, 2021


Choppy (adjective) متغیر، متلاطم، بے ربط

(of a sea, lake, or river) having many small waves.
Example: “sea conditions are often very choppy”
Synonyms: rough, full of waves, turbulent, heavy, heaving, storm-tossed, stormy, tempestuous
Antonyms: calm, smooth


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


Contentious (adjective) متنازعہ، جھگڑالو

causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Example: “a contentious issue”
Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable, disputed, contended, open to question/debate
Antonyms: uncontroversial


Rejuvenate (verb) دوبارہ پیدا ہونا، دوبارہ جوان کرنا

restore a youthful appearance to.
Example: “exfoliation rejuvenates the skin”
Synonyms: revive, revitalize, renew, regenerate, restore, breathe new life into, make someone feel young again
Antonyms: damage, destroy, kill, ruin


Punitive (adjective) تعزیری، سزا سے متعلق، عذابی

inflicting or intended as punishment.
Example: “he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”
Synonyms: penal, disciplinary, corrective, correctional, retributive, in retaliation, in reprisal, penitentiary
Antonyms: real, genuine, improbable, obscure


Aversion (noun) نفرت، اختلاف، منہ موڑنے کا عمل

a strong dislike or disinclination.
Example: “they made plain their aversion to the use of force”
Synonyms: dislike of, distaste for, disinclination, abhorrence, hatred, hate, loathing, detestation
Antonyms: liking, inclination, desire


Steer (verb) مثبت اشارہ، راہ دیکھنا، چلانا

guide or control the movement of (a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft), for example by turning a wheel or operating a rudder.
Example: “he steered the boat slowly towards the busy quay”
Synonyms: guide, direct, manoeuvre, navigate, pilot, drive, be in the driver’s seat of
Antonyms: derestrict, powerlessness, unrestraint, indiscipline


Dreadful (adjective) بھیانک، خوفناک،ڈراﺅنا

causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious.
Example: “there’s been a dreadful accident”
Synonyms: terrible, frightful, horrible, grim, awful, dire, frightening, terrifying, horrifying
Antonyms: mild


Vigour (noun) قوت، زور، توانائی، طاقت

physical strength and good health.
Example: “I was 79, but still full of vigour and vitality”
Synonyms: robustness, healthiness, good health, hardiness, strength, stamina, sturdiness
Antonyms: weakness, listlessness, lethargy


Evaporate (verb) بخارات بن کر خارج ہونا

turn from liquid into vapour.
Example: “cook until most of the liquid has evaporated”
Synonyms: vaporize, become vapour, volatilize, dry up
Antonyms: condense


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