Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (17 May 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (17 May 2021)
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
May 17, 2021

Hefty (adjective) طاقتور، ہٹا کٹا، مضبوط

large and heavy.
Example: “a hefty young chap”
Synonyms: burly, heavy, sturdy, strapping, bulky, brawny, husky, strong, muscular, large
Antonyms: slight, gaunt, light

Dependent (adjective) دوسروں پر انحصار کرنے والا

contingent on or determined by.
Example: “the various benefits will be dependent on length of service”
Synonyms: conditional on, contingent on, based on, depending on, resting on, hanging on, hingeing on
Antonyms: unaddicted, unconditional, unconditioned

Devastate (verb) برباد کرنا، اجاڑنا، تباہ کرنا

destroy or ruin.
Example: “the city was devastated by a huge earthquake”
Synonyms: destroy, ruin, leave in ruins, wreck, lay waste, wreak havoc on, ravage
Antonyms: repair success enrich underspend

Mourn (verb) ماتم کرنا، غم کا اظہار کرنا

feel or show sorrow for the death of (someone), typically by following conventions such as the wearing of black clothes.
Example: “Isobel mourned her husband”
Synonyms: grieve for, sorrow over, lament for, weep for, shed tears for/over, wail/keen over, plain for
Antonyms: rejoice

Provocative (adjective) اشتعال انگیز

causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately.
Example: “a provocative article”
Synonyms: annoying, irritating, exasperating, infuriating, provoking, maddening, goading
Antonyms: soothing, calming

Desecrate (verb) بے دین، خلاف دین، بے حرمتی کرنا

treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect.
Example: “more than 300 graves were desecrated”
Synonyms: violate, profane, treat sacrilegiously, treat with disrespect, pollute, contaminate
Antonyms: venerate, sanctify

Merciless (adjective) ظالم، بے رحم، سنگدل

showing no mercy.
Example: “a merciless attack with a blunt instrument”
Synonyms: ruthless, remorseless, pitiless, unmerciful, unforgiving, uncharitable, unsparing, unpitying
Antonyms: merciful, compassionate

Conscientious (adjective) اخلاقی، ایماندار، فرض شناس، بااصول

wishing to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly.
Example: “a conscientious man, he took his duties very seriously”
Synonyms: diligent, industrious, punctilious, painstaking, sedulous, assiduous, dedicated, careful
Antonyms: casual


fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.
Example: “an eloquent speech”
Synonyms: persuasive, expressive, articulate, fluent, strong, forceful, powerful, potent, well spoken
Antonyms: inarticulate

Ghastly (adjective) بھیانک، خوفناک، ڈراﺅنا

causing great horror or fear.
Example: “one of the most ghastly crimes ever committed”
Synonyms: terrible, frightful, horrible, grim, awful, dire, frightening, terrifying, horrifying
Antonyms: pleasant, trivial, excusable

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