Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (23 December 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (23 December 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
December 23, 2021


Captive (noun) جنگی 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، گھٹانا، خالی 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


Assertion (noun) عمل توثیق، دعویٰ، حتمی موقف

a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.
Example: “his assertion that his father had deserted the family”
Synonyms: declaration, contention, statement, claim, submission, postulation, averment, opinion
Antonyms: bashfulness, confusion


Precision (noun) درستگی، ٹھیک، صحت سے متعلق

the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate.
Example: “the deal was planned and executed with military precision”
Synonyms: exactness, exactitude, accuracy, accurateness, correctness, preciseness, clarity
Antonyms: carelessness., disregard., ignorance., inaccuracy


Perish (verb) تباہ ہونا، برباد ہونا، معدوم ہونا

die, especially in a violent or sudden way.
Example: “a great part of his army perished of hunger and disease”
Synonyms: die, lose one’s life, be killed, fall, expire, meet one’s death, be lost, lay down one’s life
Antonyms: live, survive


Blithe (adjective) بے فکری سے، خوش دل

showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper.
Example: “a blithe disregard for the rules of the road”
Synonyms: heedless, uncaring, careless, casual, indifferent, thoughtless, unconcerned
Antonyms: thoughtful


Abhorrent (adjective) مکروہ، ناگوار، گھناﺅنا

inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant.
Example: “racism was abhorrent to us all”
Synonyms: detestable, detested, hateful, hated, loathsome, loathed, despicable, despised
Antonyms: admirable, loved


Elongate (verb) کھینچ کر لمبا کرنا، بڑھانا

make (something) longer, especially unusually so in relation to its width.
Example: “an artist known for elongating the human figures in his paintings”
Synonyms: lengthen, stretch out, make longer, extend, broaden, widen, enlarge
Antonyms: shorten


Curious (adjective) شوقین، رازجو، تجسس کرنےوالا

strange; unusual.
Example: “a curious sensation overwhelmed her”
Synonyms: strange, odd, peculiar, funny, unusual, bizarre, weird, eccentric, queer, unexpected
Antonyms: ordinary


Intrigue (verb) چشم پوش کرنا، دغا، دوانی سازش

arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
Example: “I was intrigued by your question”
Synonyms: interest, be of interest to, fascinate, be a source of fascination to, arouse someone’s curiosity
Antonyms: bore


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