Daily Dawn Vocabulary

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (28 August 2020)

Daily DAWN News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning (28 August 2020)
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

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Daily Dawn Newspaper English Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning
August 28, 2020


Horrific (adjective) ہیبت ناک، خوفناک

causing horror.
Example: “horrific injuries”
Synonyms: dreadful, horrendous, horrifying, horrible, frightful, awful, terrible, fearful, shocking
Antonyms: inoffensive, unalarming


Substance (noun) مادہ، صفات، اصل

a particular kind of matter with uniform properties.
Example: “a steel tube coated with a waxy substance”
Synonyms: material, matter, stuff, medium, fabric
Antonyms: attribute, attribute, property, quality

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Occurrence (noun) واقعہ، حادثہ، پیش آنے کا عمل

an incident or event.
Example: “vandalism used to be a rare occurrence”
Synonyms: event, incident, happening, phenomenon, affair, matter, experience, circumstance
Antonyms: failure, ending, appearance


Vendetta (noun) خاندانی دشمنی، قبائلی جھگڑا

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


Scepticism (noun) شکوک و شبہات، شک کرنے والا

a sceptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something.
Example: “these claims were treated with scepticism”
Synonyms: doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, a pinch of salt, lack of conviction, disbelief
Antonyms: conviction, belief, faith


Enthusiasm (noun) گرم جوشی، ولولہ، جوش و خروش

intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
Example: “her energy and enthusiasm for life”
Synonyms: eagerness, keenness, ardour, fervour, warmth, passion, zeal, zealousness, zest
Antonyms: apathy


Preamble (noun) عنوان، تمہید، دیباچہ

a preliminary or preparatory statement; an introduction.
Example: “he could tell that what she said was by way of a preamble”
Synonyms: introduction, preliminaries, preface, lead-in, overture, prologue, foreword, prelude
Antonyms: close, termination, peroration, finale, conclusion


Ambiguous (adjective) مبہم، 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


Prerogative (noun) استحقاق، اختیار

a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.
Example: “in some countries, higher education is predominantly the prerogative of the rich”
Synonyms: entitlement, right, privilege, advantage, due, birthright, liberty, authority, authorization
Antonyms: disadvantage, duty, obligation


Discretion (noun) صوابدید، اختیار

the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offence or revealing confidential information.
Example: “she knew she could rely on his discretion”
Synonyms: circumspection, care, carefulness, caution, wariness, chariness, guardedness
Antonyms: indiscretion, rashness


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