Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (26 August 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (26 August 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 26, 2020


Perplex (verb) کشمکش میں ڈالنا، چکرا دینا، مخمسے میں ڈالنا

make (someone) feel completely baffled.
Example: “she was perplexed by her husband’s moodiness”
Synonyms: puzzle, baffle, mystify, bemuse, bewilder, confound, confuse, nonplus, disconcert, dumbfound
Antonyms: abbreviate, cut, shorten


Deplete (verb) خرچ کر دینا، استعمال کرنا، خرچ کرنا

use up the supply or resources of.
Example: “reservoirs have been depleted by years of drought”
Synonyms: exhaust, use up, consume, expend, spend, drain, empty, sap, milk, suck dry
Antonyms: augment, increase


Engender (verb) وجود میں آنے دینا، پیدا کرنا، وجود میں لایا جانا

cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).
Example: “the issue engendered continuing controversy”
Synonyms: cause, be the cause of, give rise to, bring about, lead to, result in, produce, create
Antonyms: stifle, destroy, extinguish, neutralize


Perceive (verb) ادراک کرنا، سمجھنا ، جاننا

become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.
Example: “his mouth fell open as he perceived the truth”
Synonyms: discern, recognize, become cognizant of, become aware of, become conscious of
Antonyms: miss, misobserve, overlook, misunderstand


Excoriate (verb) پسند نہ آنا، جلد ادھیڑنا، کھال اتارنا

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, strip away
Antonyms: praise, approve of


Utterance (noun) بولنے کا عمل، اظہار خیالات

a spoken word, statement, or vocal sound.
Example: “he whispered, as if to lend his utterances an added confidentiality”
Synonyms: remark, comment, word, expression, statement, observation, declaration
Antonyms: listening, question, silence, quiet


Impediment (noun) رکاوٹ، رخنہ

a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.
Example: “a serious impediment to scientific progress”
Synonyms: hindrance, obstruction, obstacle, barrier, bar, handicap, block, check
Antonyms: benefit


Coarsen (verb) بے سلیقہ، گنوار، کھردار

make or become rough.
Example: “her hands were coarsened by outside work”
Synonyms: roughen, thicken, toughen, harden
Antonyms: soften


Autocratic (adjective) شخصی حکومت ، مطلق العنان، آمرانہ

relating to a ruler who has absolute power.
Example: “the constitutional reforms threatened his autocratic power”
Synonyms: despotic, tyrannical, oppressive, repressive, dictatorial, totalitarian, autarchic
Antonyms: democratic, liberal


Exacerbate (verb) بدتر کرنا، شدید تر کرنا، بگاڑنا

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
Example: “the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”
Synonyms: aggravate, make worse, worsen, inflame, compound, intensify, increase, heighten
Antonyms: calm, reduce


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