Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (20 November 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (20 November 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
November 20, 2021


Surmount (verb) سبقت لے جانا، قابو پانا، اوپر آنا

overcome (a difficulty or obstacle).
Example: “all manner of cultural differences were surmounted”
Synonyms: overcome, conquer, get over, prevail over, triumph over, get the better of, beat
Antonyms: be beaten by


Apparent (adjective) صاف، ظاہر، بظاہر

clearly visible or understood; obvious.
Example: “for no apparent reason she laughed”
Synonyms: evident, plain, obvious, clear, manifest, visible, discernible, perceptible, perceivable
Antonyms: unclear, obscure


Ubiquitous (adjective) حاضر و ناظر، ہر جگہ موجود

present, appearing, or found everywhere.
Example: “his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family”
Synonyms: omnipresent, ever-present, present everywhere, everywhere, all-over, all over the place
Antonyms: rare, scarce


Captive (noun) قیدی، حوالاتی

a person who has been taken prisoner or an animal that has been confined.
Example: “the captives were freed after the kidnappers told them a ransom had been paid”
Synonyms: prisoner, convict, detainee, inmate, prisoner of war, POW, internee, hostage
Antonyms: free


Deplete (verb) خرچ کرنا، استعمال کرنا

use up the supply or resources of.
Example: “reservoirs have been depleted by years of drought”
Synonyms: exhaust, use up, consume, expend, spend, drain, empty, sap, milk, suck dry
Antonyms: augment, increase


Aggravate (verb) خفا کرنا، بگاڑنا

make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious.
Example: “military action would only aggravate the situation”
Synonyms: annoy, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, put out, nettle, provoke, incense
Antonyms: calm, conciliate


Perpetual (adjective) مسلسل، دائمی، دوامی

never ending or changing.
Example: “deep caves in perpetual darkness”
Synonyms: everlasting, never-ending, eternal, permanent, unending, endless, without end, lasting
Antonyms: transitory, temporary, intermittent


Contemplate (verb) غور کرنا، نیت کرنا

look thoughtfully for a long time at.
Example: “he contemplated his image in the mirrors”
Synonyms: look at, view, regard, examine, inspect, observe, survey, study, scrutinize
Antonyms: forget, ignore, neglect, reject


Vigilant (adjective) محتاط ، خبردار، چوکنا، ہوشیار

keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.
Example: “the burglar was spotted by vigilant neighbours”
Synonyms: watchful, on the lookout, observant, sharp-eyed, keen-eyed, gimlet-eyed, eagle-eyed
Antonyms: negligent, inattentive


Avert (verb) پھیرنا، روکنا، موڑنا

prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence).
Example: “talks failed to avert a rail strike”
Synonyms: prevent, stop, avoid, nip in the bud, stave off, head off, ward off, forestall, preclude
Antonyms: aid, allow, assist, help, support


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