Daily Dawn Vocabulary

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

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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


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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