Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (17 January 2022)

Flounce (verb) تڑپ کر چلنے کا عمل، جھالر

go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner.
Example: “he stood up in a fury and flounced out”
Synonyms: storm, stride angrily, sweep, stomp, stamp, march, strut, stalk
Antonyms: slink


Insalubrious (adjective) مضر صحت، غیر محفوظ

(of a place) seedy and run-down; unwholesome.
Example: “a poor area full of insalubrious hotels”
Synonyms: seedy, unsavoury, sordid, seamy, sleazy, unpleasant, dingy, mean, wretched
Antonyms: salubrious, smart


Ramshackle (adjective) خراب، شکستہ حال، برباد شدہ

(especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair.
Example: “a ramshackle cottage”
Synonyms: tumbledown, dilapidated, derelict, ruinous, falling to pieces, decrepit, neglected, gone to rack and ruin
Antonyms: well maintained, sturdy


Penury (noun) غربت، تنگدستی، افلاس، محتاجی

the state of being very poor; extreme poverty.
Example: “he couldn’t face another year of penury”
Synonyms: extreme/dire poverty, pennilessness, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, need
Antonyms: wealth, affluence


Ambition (noun) تمنا، آرزو، ہوس

a strong desire to do or achieve something.
Example: “her ambition was to become a pilot”
Synonyms: aspiration, intention, goal, aim, objective, object, purpose, intent, plan, scheme
Antonyms: indifference, inappetency, contentment, moderation


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