Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (24 December 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (24 December 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
December 24, 2021


Punitive (adjective) سزا سے متعلق، عذابی، تعزیری

inflicting or intended as punishment.
Example: “he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”
Synonyms: penal, disciplinary, corrective, correctional, retributive, in retaliation, in reprisal, penitentiary
Antonyms: rehabilitative, inculpatory, unjust, impenitent


Impetus (noun) قوت، بہاﺅ، تحریک

the force or energy with which a body moves.
Example: “hit the booster coil before the flywheel loses all its impetus”
Synonyms: momentum, propulsion, impulsion, impelling force, motive force, driving force
Antonyms: block., discouragement, check


Glean (verb) چننا، فصل کاٹنا، کاشت کرنا

obtain (information) from various sources, often with difficulty.
Example: “the information is gleaned from press cuttings”
Synonyms: obtain, get, take, draw, derive, extract, cull, garner, gather, reap
Antonyms:


Espouse (verb) انتخاب کرنا

adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life).
Example: “she espoused the causes of justice and freedom for all”
Synonyms: adopt, embrace, take up, take to, take to one’s heart, accept, welcome, support
Antonyms: reject, oppose


Lethal (adjective) مہلک، جان لیوا

sufficient to cause death.
Example: “a lethal cocktail of drink and pills”
Synonyms: fatal, deadly, mortal, causing death, death-dealing, life-threatening, murderous, homicidal
Antonyms: harmless, safe


Oppressive (adjective) بھاری، جابرانہ

inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment.
Example: “an oppressive dictatorship”
Synonyms: harsh, cruel, brutal, repressive, crushing, tyrannical, tyrannous, iron-fisted, domineering
Antonyms: lenient, humane


Tyrannical (adjective) آمرانہ، ظالمانہ

exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.
Example: “a tyrannical government”
Synonyms: dictatorial, despotic, autocratic, oppressive, repressive, fascistic, tyrannous, absolute
Antonyms: democratic, liberal, easy-going


Scathing (adjective) سخت تنقید ، سخت اذیت ناک

witheringly scornful; severely critical.
Example: “she launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister”
Synonyms: devastating, withering, blistering, extremely critical, coruscating, searing, scorching
Antonyms: mild, gentle, complimentary


Meticulous (adjective) باریک بین، محتاط

showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.
Example: “the designs are hand-glazed with meticulous care”
Synonyms: careful, conscientious, diligent, ultra-careful, scrupulous, punctilious, painstaking, demanding
Antonyms: careless, sloppy, slapdash


Fallacious (adjective) فریبی، دھوکہ، جھوٹا، غلطی پر

based on a mistaken belief.
Example: “fallacious arguments”
Synonyms: erroneous, false, untrue, wrong, incorrect, faulty, flawed, inaccurate, inexact
Antonyms: true, correct


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