Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (09 May 2021)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
May 09, 2021


Steep (verb) گراں، مہنگا، بہت زیادہ

soak (food or tea) in water or other liquid so as to extract its flavour or to soften it.
Example: “the chillies are steeped in olive oil”
Synonyms: marinade, marinate, soak, souse, macerate, pickle, brine
Antonyms: gradual, reasonable


Prevent (verb) روکنا، منع کرنا، باز رکھنا، ٹوکنا

keep (something) from happening.
Example: “action must be taken to prevent further accidents”
Synonyms: stop, put a stop to, avert, nip in the bud, fend off, turn aside, stave off, ward off
Antonyms: allow, cause, encourage


Defiance (noun) ڈھٹائی، بے باکی، سرکشی

open resistance; bold disobedience.
Example: “an act of defiance”
Synonyms: resistance, opposition, confrontation, non-compliance, disobedience, insubordination
Antonyms: submission, obedience


Paranoid (adjective) وسوسہ نفسی، ایک ذہنی بگاڑ، اجنبی

characterized by or suffering from the mental condition of paranoia.
Example: “paranoid schizophrenia”
Synonyms: irrationally anxious, over-suspicious, paranoiac, suspicious, mistrustful
Antonyms: sane


Hound (noun) نیچ آدمی، اکسانا، شکاری کتا

harass, persecute, or pursue relentlessly.
Example: “she was hounded by the Italian press”
Synonyms: harass, persecute, harry, pester, bother, trouble, annoy, badger, torment, bedevil
Antonyms: leave in peace


Interfere (verb) دخل، ٹانگ اڑانا، مداخلت کرنا

intervene in a situation without invitation or necessity.
Example: “you promised not to interfere”
Synonyms: butt into, barge into, pry into, nose into, be nosy about, intrude into, intervene in
Antonyms: avoid, hold aloof, hold off, keep aloof


Narrative (noun) کہانی، قصہ، افسانہ، روایت تحریر میں

a spoken or written account of connected events; a story.
Example: “a gripping narrative”
Synonyms: account, story, tale, chronicle, history, description, record, portrayal, sketch
Antonyms: incommunicative, uncommunicative


Acclimatize (verb) آب و ہوا راس آنا ، ماحول کا عادی ہونا

become accustomed to a new climate or new conditions; adjust.
Example: “it’s unknown whether people will acclimatize to increasingly warm weather”
Synonyms: adjust, adapt, attune, accustom, get (someone) accustomed, get (someone) used
Antonyms: disarrange, refuse, unsuit


Enormous (adjective) بہت بڑا، غیر معمولی، بہت زیادہ

very large in size, quantity, or extent.
Example: “enormous sums of money”
Synonyms: huge, vast, extensive, expansive, broad, wide, boundless, immeasurable, limitless
Antonyms: tiny


Scatter (verb) منتشر کرنا، الگ کرنا، پھیلانا

throw in various random directions.
Example: “scatter the coconut over the icing”
Synonyms: throw, strew, toss, fling, sprinkle, spread, distribute, sow, broadcast
Antonyms: collect, gather


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