Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (02 April 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (02 April 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
April 02, 2021


Precipitous (adjective) جلدی بازی والا، تیزی سے، جلد باز

dangerously high or steep.
Example: “the track skirted a precipitous drop”
Synonyms: steep, sheer, high, perpendicular, abrupt, sharp, dizzy, vertiginous, vertical
Antonyms: shallow, graduated, inclined, undulating


Bleak (adjective) تاریک، روکھا

(of an area of land) lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.
Example: “a bleak and barren moor”
Synonyms: bare, exposed, desolate, stark, arid, desert, denuded, lunar, open, empty
Antonyms: lush, verdant


Exacerbate (verb) بدتر کرنا، شدید تر کرنا، بگاڑنا

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
Example: “the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”
Synonyms: aggravate, make worse, worsen, inflame, compound, intensify, increase
Antonyms: calm, reduce


Spite (noun) بغض، حسد، بد خواہی

a desire to hurt, annoy, or offend someone.
Example: “he’d think I was saying it out of spite”
Synonyms: malice, maliciousness, ill will, ill feeling, spitefulness, bitterness, animosity, hostility
Antonyms: benevolence, goodwill, affection


Semblance (noun) جھلک، مشابہت، ظاہریت

the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.
Example: “she tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order”
Synonyms: appearance, outward appearance, approximation, show, air, guise, pretence
Antonyms: reality, back, character, concrete


Ensue (verb) ظاہر ہونا، نتیجہ نکلنا، یقین دلانا

happen or occur afterwards or as a result.
Example: “the difficulties which ensued from their commitment to Cuba”
Synonyms: result, follow, develop, stem, spring, arise, derive, evolve, proceed, emerge
Antonyms: cease, disregard, forerun, halt


Cull (verb) انکار کرنا، مسترد کرنا، گھٹیا چیزیں

reduce the population of (a wild animal) by selective slaughter.
Example: “he sees culling deer as a necessity”
Synonyms: slaughter, kill, destroy, reduce the numbers of, thin out the population of
Antonyms: scatter, drop, throw, disseminate


Dilapidate (verb) خستہ حال، شکستہ، ٹوٹا پھوٹا

cause (something) to fall into disrepair or ruin.
Example: “a ruined Chappell, built by the Spaniard, and dilapidated by the Dutch”
Synonyms: run down, tumbledown, ramshackle, broken-down, in disrepair, shabby, battered, rickety
Antonyms: smart, intact


Gruesome (adjective) مہیب، بھیانک، خوفزدہ

causing repulsion or horror; grisly.
Example: “the most gruesome murder”
Synonyms: grisly, ghastly, frightful, horrid, horrifying, fearful, hideous, macabre, spine-chilling
Antonyms: pleasant


Accentuate (verb) زور ڈالنا، زور دینا، تاکید کرنا

make more noticeable or prominent.
Example: “his jacket unfortunately accentuated his paunch”
Synonyms: focus attention on, bring/call/draw attention to, point up, underline, underscore
Antonyms: mask, divert attention from


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