Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (20 May 2021)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
May 20, 2021


Contingent (adjective) منحصر، امکانی

subject to chance.
Example: “the contingent nature of the job”
Synonyms: chance, accidental, fortuitous, possible, unforeseen, unforeseeable, unexpected, unpredicted
Antonyms: predictable


Tendency (noun) رغبت، رجحان

an inclination towards a particular characteristic or type of behaviour.
Example: “for students, there is a tendency to socialize in the evenings”
Synonyms: propensity, proclivity, proneness, aptness, likelihood, inclination, disposition
Antonyms: disinclination, aversion, repulsion


Barbaric (adjective) وحشیانہ

savagely cruel.
Example: “he carried out barbaric acts in the name of war”
Synonyms: cruel, brutal, barbarous, brutish, bestial, savage, vicious, fierce
Antonyms: benevolent


Lynch (verb) مار پیٹ، قانونی اختیار کے بغیر کسی کو جان سے مارنا

(of a group of people) kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging.
Example: “her father had been lynched for a crime he didn’t commit”
Synonyms: hang, hang by the neck, execute, put to death, kill, murder, string up
Antonyms: bear, create, disregard, maintain


Estrange (verb) کم دوستانہ ہونا، بددلی پیدا کرنا، دور کرنا

cause (someone) to be no longer on friendly terms with someone.
Example: “he became estranged from his father”
Synonyms: alienate, antagonize, disaffect, make hostile/unfriendly, destroy the affections of
Antonyms: attract, unite


Desist (verb) اجتناب کرنا، پرہیز کرنا،

stop doing something; cease or abstain.
Example: “each pledged to desist from acts of sabotage”
Synonyms: abstain, refrain, forbear, hold back, keep, stop, cease, discontinue, suspend
Antonyms: continue, persist in


Frail (adjective) کمزور، لاغر، گناہگار

(of a person) weak and delicate.
Example: “his small, frail body”
Synonyms: infirm, weak, weakened, feeble, enfeebled, debilitated, incapacitated
Antonyms: strong, fit


Dissident (noun) اختلاف رائے رکھنا، منحرف، مخالف

a person who opposes official policy, especially that of an authoritarian state.
Example: “a dissident who had been jailed by a military regime”
Synonyms: dissenter, objector, protester, disputant, freethinker, nonconformist, independent thinker
Antonyms: conformist


Egregious (adjective) انتہائی برا، قابل مذمت، فاش

outstandingly bad; shocking.
Example: “egregious abuses of copyright”
Synonyms: shocking, appalling, horrific, horrifying, horrible, terrible, awful, dreadful, grievous
Antonyms: marvellous


Lexicon (noun) لغت، فرہنگ

the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge.
Example: “the size of the English lexicon”
Synonyms: dictionary, wordbook, vocabulary list, glossary, wordfinder, reference book, phrase book
Antonyms: abridged, ability, inability


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