Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (03 April 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (03 April 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
April 03, 2021


Swell (verb) بڑھنا، پھولنا، سوجنا

(especially of a part of the body) become larger or rounder in size, typically as a result of an accumulation of fluid.
Example: “her bruised knee was already swelling up”
Synonyms: expand, bulge, distend, become distended, inflate, become inflated, dilate, become bloated
Antonyms: shrink, contract


Widen (verb) چوڑا ہونا، کشادہ کرنے کاعمل

make or become wider.
Example: “we should widen the scope of our investigation”
Synonyms: broaden, make/become wider, open up, open out, spread, expand, extend
Antonyms: narrow, restrict, limit


Subdued (adjective) کچلنا، زیر کرنا، دبانا، محدود رکھنا

(of a person or their manner) quiet and rather reflective or depressed.
Example: “I felt strangely subdued as I drove home”
Synonyms: sombre, low-spirited, downcast, sad, dejected, depressed, low, gloomy, despondent
Antonyms: lively, cheerful, loud, noisy


Revamp (verb) تجدید کرنا، اختلاف پھر سے دور کرنا

give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to.
Example: “an attempt to revamp the museum’s image”
Synonyms: renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct
Antonyms: fix, freeze, set, stabilize


Scenic (adjective) منظر کا، تماشہ سے متعلق،کسی جگہ کی ظاہری صورت

providing or relating to views of impressive or beautiful natural scenery.
Example: “the scenic route from Florence to Siena”
Synonyms: picturesque, pretty, pleasing, attractive, lovely, beautiful, charming
Antonyms: dreary, unattractive


Subsistence (noun) وظیفہ، بقا، روٹی کا سہارا، روزی

the action or fact of maintaining or supporting oneself, especially at a minimal level.
Example: “the minimum income needed for subsistence”
Synonyms: maintenance, keep, upkeep, support, livelihood, living, board, board and lodging
Antonyms: dearth, unreality, abridgment, cessation


Vicinity (noun) آس پاس کا علاقہ، محلہ، پڑوس

the area near or surrounding a particular place.
Example: “the number of people living in the immediate vicinity was small”
Synonyms: surrounding district, surrounding area, neighbourhood, locality, locale, local area, area
Antonyms: distance, remoteness, separation


Betray (verb) دھوکہ دینا، غداری، دغا دینا

expose (one’s country, a group, or a person) to danger by treacherously giving information to an enemy.
Example: “a double agent who betrayed some 400 British and French agents to the Germans”
Synonyms: break one’s promise to, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, break faith with, play someone false, fail
Antonyms: be loyal to


Shrug (verb) سمٹنا، نظر انداز کرنا

raise (one’s shoulders) slightly and momentarily to express doubt, ignorance, or indifference.
Example: “Jimmy looked enquiringly at Pete, who shrugged his shoulders”
Synonyms: disregard, dismiss, take no notice of, ignore, set aside, pay no heed to, forget
Antonyms: repose, rest


Ostensibly (adverb) بادی النظر میں ، بظاہر

as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.
Example: “the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health”
Synonyms: apparently, seemingly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface, to all intents and purposes
Antonyms: genuinely, really, truly


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