Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (18 March 2021)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
March 18, 2021


Tenuous (adjective) نازک، باریک، لطیف، پتلا

very weak or slight.
Example: “the tenuous link between interest rates and investment”
Synonyms: slight, insubstantial, flimsy, negligible, weak, fragile, shaky, sketchy, doubtful, dubious
Antonyms: convincing, substantial, strong


Align (verb) برابر کرنا، ترتیب دینا، موافق بنانا

place or arrange (things) in a straight line.
Example: “the desks are aligned in straight rows facing forwards”
Synonyms: line up, range, arrange in line, put in order, put in rows/columns, straighten (up), marshal
Antonyms: skew


Harbour (verb) کمین گاہ، بندرگاہ، ذہن میں رکھنا، پناہ دینا

keep (a thought or feeling, typically a negative one) in one’s mind, especially secretly.
Example: “she started to harbour doubts about the wisdom of their journey”
Synonyms: bear, nurse, nurture, cherish, entertain, foster, feel secretly, hold on to, cling to
Antonyms: hand over


Archaic (adjective) دقیانوسی، بہت پرانا، قدیم

very old or old-fashioned.
Example: “prisons are run on archaic methods”
Synonyms: obsolete, obsolescent, out of date, anachronistic, old-fashioned, outmoded, behind the times
Antonyms: new, modern


Wilful (adjective) سرکش، نافرمان، جان بوجھ کر

(of a bad or harmful act) intentional; deliberate.
Example: “wilful acts of damage”
Synonyms: deliberate, intentional, intended, done on purpose, premeditated, planned, calculated
Antonyms: accidental, unintentional


Precaution (noun) محافظ، پہلے سے احتیاط، خبر گیری

a measure taken in advance to prevent something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening.
Example: “he had taken the precaution of seeking legal advice”
Synonyms: safeguard, safety measure, insurance, defence, provision, backstop
Antonyms: carelessness, thoughtlessness, improvidence


Ferocious (adjective) سنگ دلی، خطرناک، وحشی

savagely fierce, cruel, or violent.
Example: “a ferocious beast”
Synonyms: fierce, savage, wild, feral, untamed, predatory, rapacious, ravening, aggressive
Antonyms: tame, gentle


Substantial (adjective) معقول، معیاری، مضبوط

of considerable importance, size, or worth.
Example: “a substantial amount of cash”
Synonyms: considerable, real, material, weighty, solid, sizeable, meaningful, significant, important
Antonyms: insubstantial, worthless


Vulnerable (adjective) غیر محفوظ، جومجروح کیا جا سکے

exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
Example: “we were in a vulnerable position”
Synonyms: in danger, in peril, in jeopardy, at risk, endangered, unsafe, unprotected, ill-protected
Antonyms: well protected, invulnerable, resilient


Vary (verb) بدل دینا، بدلنا

differ in size, amount, degree, or nature from something else of the same general class.
Example: “the properties vary in price”
Synonyms: differ, be different, be unlike, be dissimilar, range, extend, stretch, reach, cover
Antonyms: agree, be static


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