Daily Dawn News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning | 16 July 2020

Dawn Vocabulary 16 July 2020 | The following words were taken from the Dawn newspaper on July 16, 2020:

Dawn Vocabulary 16 July 2020 | Urdu Meaning & Sentence Examples

Outcry (noun)  

شور، چیخ، بلند آواز، پر جوش آواز، آہ وزاری

a strong expression of anger and disapproval about something, made by a group of people or by the public

Example: The outcry of Indian civilians had no effect on General Dyer when he ordered the troops of Indian British Army to fire their rifles on April 13, 1919.

Synonyms: clamour, noise, uproar, protest, outburst, hullabaloo, vociferation

Antonyms: acceptance, peace, praise

Ghastly (adjective)  

بھیانک، وحشت ناک، ڈراونا، خوفناک

unpleasant and shocking

Example: The Lebanon government trembled with fear after hearing ghastly news of Beirut attack on August 4th, 2020.

Synonyms: frightening, horrible, dreadful, gruesome, hideous, unpleasant, terrifying, awful, appalling, sickening, horrid, terrible, frightful,

Antonyms: delightful, beautiful, pleasant, elegant, nice, wonderful, pretty, comforting

Culminate (verb)  

اختتام پذیر ہونا، بلند ترین مقام تک پہنچنا، کمال عروج کو پہنچنا

to come to a significant point such as the end of an event

Example: Pakistan’s 73rd independence day celebration was culminated in a myriad fireworks display.

Synonyms: climax, conclude, terminate

Antonyms: commence, beginning, start

Mudslinging (noun)  

کیچڑ اچھالنا، بدنام کرنے کا عمل، بگڑی اچھالنا،تہمت طرازی

the act of saying insulting or unfair things about someone, especially to try to damage their reputation

Example: Pakistan Penal Code contains provisions of defamation and mudslinging.

Synonyms: defamation, character assassination

Antonyms: motivate, encourage

Exploit (verb)  

نا جائز طور پر فائدہ اٹھانا، استحصال کرنا، استفادہ کرنا، فروغ دینا، قابل ذکر بنانا

to gain an advantage by doing something unethical

Example: USA exploited Turkey but left it behind alone with complex and untenable issue of Kurd Rebels.

Synonyms: accomplishment, gaining

Antonyms: loss, failure

Tenet (noun)  

عقیدہ، اصول

a belief or opinion considered valid by a group or individual

Example: Government has setup SOPs for school opening and those who violate these tenets will be severely punished.

Synonyms: belief, assumption, principle, dogma, faith, doctrine, credo, maxim

Antonyms: reality, unbelief, disbelief

Obscurantist (noun)  

جہل پسندی، ابہام گوئی، ظلمت پسندی، تحقیق و اصلاح کا مخالف

a person who deliberately prevents the facts or full details of something from becoming known

Example: Obscurantist philosophy did not remain effective in a consequence of sincere endeavors of sincere leader Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.

Synonyms: traditionalist, reactionary

Antonyms: radical, progressive, liberal

Unleash (verb)  

بے لگام چھوڑنا، شتر بے مہار، رسی کھول دینا، چھوڑ دینا، جانے دینا

to suddenly release a violent force the cannot be controlled

Example: The world was at the brink of war when Soviet Union unleashed missiles to deploy them in Cuba in 1962.

Synonyms: unlock, loose, discharge

Antonyms: constraint, regulate, smother

Procure (verb)  

حاصل کرنا، پانا، محنت یا خریداری سے قابض ہو جانا

to get something, especially after an effort

Example: It took Umar over 6 months to procure a new job.

Synonyms: acquire, obtain, get, gain, earn, knock down, realize, secure, bring in, secure

Antonyms: lose, forfeit, dissuade, hinder, let go

Hoarder (noun)  

ذخیرہ اندوز، جمع کرنے والا، مستقبل کے لئے جمع کرنے والا

someone who collects large amounts of something and keeps it for themselves, often in a secret place

Example: After wrangling for a month, finally parliament has legislated for hoarders.

Synonyms: cheapskate, moneygrubber, miser, harpy, scrooge, pinchpenny

Antonyms: spendthrift, spender, waster


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