Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (26 May 2021)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (26 May 2021)
Shahzad F. Malik
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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
May 26, 2021


Paraphernalia (noun) ضروری سازو سامان، ذاتی اسباب

miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
Example: “drills, saws, and other paraphernalia necessary for home improvements”
Synonyms: equipment, stuff, things, apparatus, tackle, kit, implements, tools, utensils
Antonyms: accoutrements, apparatus, equipment


Indiscriminate (adjective) اندھا دھند ، بے اصول، بلاامتیاز

done at random or without careful judgement.
Example: “the indiscriminate use of antibiotics can cause problems”
Synonyms: non-selective, unselective, undiscriminating, uncritical, aimless, hit-or-miss, haphazard
Antonyms: selective, discriminating, systematic


Pulverize (verb) مسمار کرنا، تباہ کرنا، پیسنا

reduce to fine particles.
Example: “the brick of the villages was pulverized by the bombardment”
Synonyms: grind, crush, pound, crumble, powder, turn to dust, mill, crunch, squash, press
Antonyms: integrate, make, assemble, raise, repair


Conspicuous (adjective) نمایاں، واضح ، کھلم کھلا

clearly visible.
Example: “he was very thin, with a conspicuous Adam’s apple”
Synonyms: easily seen, clear, visible, clearly visible, standing out, noticeable, observable, discernible
Antonyms: inconspicuous


Doctrine (noun) نظام عقائد، عقیدہ،نظریہ

a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a Church, political party, or other group.
Example: “the doctrine of predestination”
Synonyms: creed, credo, dogma, belief, set of beliefs, code of belief, conviction, teaching, tenet
Antonyms: ambiguity, disbelief, heterodoxy


Gesture (noun) اشارہ، اشاروں کی حرکت

a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning.
Example: “Alex made a gesture of apology”
Synonyms: signal, signalling, sign, signing, motion, motioning, wave, indication, gesticulation
Antonyms: motionlessness, stillness, immobility


Derision (noun) مذاق، طعنہ زنی سے، تضحیک کے طور پر

contemptuous ridicule or mockery.
Example: “my stories were greeted with derision and disbelief”
Synonyms: mockery, ridicule, jeering, jeers, sneers, scoffing, jibing, taunts, disdain, disparagement
Antonyms: respect, praise


Speculation (noun) قیاس آرائی کرنا، سٹہ بازی

the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.
Example: “there has been widespread speculation that he plans to quit”
Synonyms: conjecture, theorizing, hypothesizing, supposition, guesswork, talk, theory, hypothesis
Antonyms: realization, proof, fact, verification


Ambiguous (adjective) مبہم، ابہام، مشکوک

open to more than one interpretation; not having one obvious meaning.
Example: “ambiguous phrases”
Synonyms: equivocal, ambivalent, open to debate, open to argument, arguable, debatable, Delphic
Antonyms: unambiguous, clear


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


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