Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (18 November 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (18 November 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
November 18, 2020


Reactionary (adjective) قدامت پسند، لکیر کا فقیر، رجعت پسند

opposing political or social progress or reform.
Example: “reactionary attitudes toward women’s rights”
Synonyms: right-wing, conservative, rightist, ultra-conservative, ultra-right, alt-right, blimpish
Antonyms: radical, progressive


Thrive (verb) تیزی سے بڑھنا، اضافہ ہونا

(of a child, animal, or plant) grow or develop well or vigorously.
Example: “the new baby thrived”
Synonyms: flourish, prosper, grow vigorously, develop well, burgeon, bloom, blossom, do well
Antonyms: decline, wither, fail, stagnate


Incendiary (adjective) آتش زن، آگ لگانے والا مجرم

(of a device or attack) designed to cause fires.
Example: “incendiary bombs”
Synonyms: combustible, flammable, inflammable, fire-producing, fire-raising
Antonyms: conciliatory


Violent (adjective) پرتشدد، جذباتی

using or involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.
Example: “a violent confrontation with riot police”
Synonyms: brutal, vicious, savage, harsh, rough, aggressive, bullying, threatening, terrorizing
Antonyms: gentle, weak


Vicious (adjective) ظالمانہ، نااہل، شیطانی

deliberately cruel or violent.
Example: “a vicious assault”
Synonyms: brutal, ferocious, savage, violent, dangerous, ruthless, remorseless, merciless
Antonyms: gentle, kindly, benevolent


Myopic (adjective) دور کی نظر کی کمزوری

short-sighted.
Example: “most myopic children can be fitted with glasses to correct their vision”
Synonyms: short-sighted, nearsighted, as blind as a bat, purblind
Antonyms: long-sighted


Capitulation (noun) ہتھیار ڈالنے کا عمل، مشروط طور پر ہتھیار ڈالنا

the action of ceasing to resist an opponent or demand.
Example: “she gave a sigh of capitulation”
Synonyms: surrender, submission, yielding, giving in, succumbing, acquiescence, laying down of arms
Antonyms: resistance


Craven (adjective) ڈرپورک، بزدل، نامرد

contemptibly lacking in courage; cowardly.
Example: “a craven abdication of his moral duty”
Synonyms: cowardly, lily-livered, faint-hearted, chicken-hearted, pigeon-hearted, spiritless
Antonyms: brave


Untenable (adjective) غیر مستحکم، جو دلیل سے ثابت نہ ہو سکے

(especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
Example: “this argument is clearly untenable”
Synonyms: indefensible, undefendable, unarguable, insupportable, refutable, unsustainable, unjustified
Antonyms: tenable, defensible


Redundant (adjective) بےکار،اضافی

not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous.
Example: “many of the old skills had become redundant”
Synonyms: unnecessary, not required, inessential, unessential, needless, unneeded, uncalled for
Antonyms: essential, necessary


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