Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (22 May 2021)

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
May 22, 2021


Perennial (adjective) دائمی، سدرواں، تین یا چار موسموں میں باقی رہنے والا پودا

lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
Example: “his perennial distrust of the media”
Synonyms: everlasting, perpetual, eternal, continuing, unending, never-ending, endless, undying
Antonyms: periodical, occasional, intermittent


Discrimination (noun) امتیاز کرنا، تمیز کرنا، امتیازی سلوک

the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, sex, or disability.
Example: “victims of racial discrimination”
Synonyms: prejudice, bias, bigotry, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, unfairness, inequity, favouritism
Antonyms: impartiality


Excoriate (verb) پسند نہ آنا، مذمت کرنا، انکار

damage or remove part of the surface of (the skin).
Example: “the discharge is acrid and excoriates the skin of the nose”
Synonyms: abrade, rub away, rub off, rub raw, scrape, scratch, chafe, damage
Antonyms: praise, approve of


Vendetta (noun) خاندانی دشمنی، قبائلی جھگڑا، خونی بدلہ

a prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone.
Example: “he has accused the British media of pursuing a vendetta against him”
Synonyms: feud, blood feud, quarrel, argument, falling-out, wrangle, clash, altercation, dispute
Antonyms: agreement, forgiveness, calm, harmony, peace


Harsh (adjective) کٹھن، سخت، کھردرا

unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses.
Example: “drenched in a harsh white neon light”
Synonyms: grating, jarring, grinding, rasping, raspy, strident, raucous, brassy, jangling
Antonyms: soft, dulcet, subdued


Pervasive (adjective) سرایت کرنیوالا، نفوذ پذیرانہ، اثر پذیر

(especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.
Example: “ageism is pervasive and entrenched in our society”
Synonyms: prevalent, penetrating, pervading, permeating, extensive, ubiquitous, omnipresent, present everywhere
Antonyms: rare, strange, unknown, unusual


Stab (verb) چاقو گھونپنا، اچانک تیز اٹھنے والا احساس

thrust a knife or other pointed weapon into (someone) so as to wound or kill.
Example: “he stabbed her in the stomach”
Synonyms: knife, run through, skewer, spear, bayonet, gore, spike, stick, impale, transfix
Antonyms: break the ice, dislodge, experimental work


Reservoir (noun) حوض، ذخیرہ آب، ٹنکی

a large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply.
Example: “the more water we use, the more land has to be flooded for reservoirs”
Synonyms: pool, lake, pond, water supply, waterbody, loch, tank, cenote
Antonyms: fresh water, saltwater, soft water


Bicker (verb) معمولی بات پر جھگڑا، تلخ کلامی، لڑائی جھگڑا

argue about petty and trivial matters.
Example: “couples who bicker over who gets what from the divorce”
Synonyms: squabble, argue, quarrel, wrangle, fight, fall out, have a disagreement
Antonyms: agree


Aggrieved (adjective) ظلم، رنجیدہ، رنج پہنچانا

feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.
Example: “they were aggrieved at the outcome”
Synonyms: resentful, affronted, indignant, disgruntled, discontented, angry, distressed, unhappy
Antonyms: pleased


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