Daily Dawn News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning | 2 July 2020

The following words were taken from the Dawn newspaper on July 2, 2020:

Dawn Vocabulary 2 July 2020 | Urdu Meaning & Sentence Examples

Showcase (verb)  

مظاہرہ کرنا، نمائش کرنا، دکھانا، عیاں کرنا، نمایاں کرنا، ظاہر کرنا

to show the best qualities or parts of something

Example: The main aim of the event was to showcase the Italian design.

Synonyms: display, exhibit, demonstrate, show, examination

Antonyms: hide, conceal, secret, cover up, obscure, wrap, mask

Soar (verb)  

تیزی سے اٹھنا، اوپر چڑھنا

increase rapidly above the usual level

Example: Pesticide prices are beginning to soar.

Synonyms: arise, ascend, thrust, climb, lift, mount, escalate, fly

Antonyms: decline, descend, drop, plunge, decrease, lessen

Onslaught (noun)  

سخت حملہ، دھاوا، چڑھائی، شدید حملہ، یورش، دھاوا بول دینا، بوچھار

a very powerful attack

Example: President’s verbal onslaughts further fueled the fire of aggressive rhetoric.

Synonyms: aggression, attack, charge, assault, strike, offensive, coup de main, raid

Antonyms: retreat, defense, departure, withdrawal, evacuation

Oust (verb)  

بے دخل کر دینا، نکال دینا، محروم کر دینا

to force someone to leave a position of power, place or job etc.

Example: Hitler ousted his political rivals during the night of long knives.

Synonyms: banish, force out, expel, depose, cast out, kick out, dethrone, throw out, let go

Antonyms: allow, welcome, hire, retain

Rattle (verb)  

پریشان کرنا، خرخراہٹ، کھڑکھڑانا، بے چین کر دینا،

to worry someone or make someone nervous

Example: The villain’s aggressive tone rattled the actress and she asked for a break.

Synonyms: worry,  nervous

Antonyms: prosperous, happy

Dogged (adjective)  

پیچھے لگنا، اڑیل، پکا، تعاقب کرنا، زبردست حوصلہ، ضدی، مستقل مزاج

very determined to do something even if it very difficult

Example: The dogged determination of Nelson Mandela raised him so high that he became President of South Africa even after spending 27 years behind the bars.

Synonyms: persistent, insistent, tenacious, determined, staunch

Antonyms: flexible, yielding, surrendering, soft

Bicker (verb)  

چھوٹی باتوں پر جھگڑنا، تلخ کلامی، جھگڑا، فضول چیزوں کے بارے میں بحث کرنا

to argue about things that are not important

Example: They are always bickering each other over their political views.

Synonyms: contretemps, disagree, argument, squabble, battle, hassle, wrangle, controversy, dispute, quarrel,

Antonyms: discuss, agree, peace, unite

Ranting (noun)  

ولولہ انگیز، زوردارآواز میں بولنا، بلند آوازسے

speaking at length in an angry and impassioned way
Example: Judge rejected the petition saying that ranting about unfairness was wastage of time.

Synonyms: fulminate, spout, bluster, raging

Antonyms: slowly, short, peaceful

Colossal (adjective)  

وسیع وعریض، بہت بڑا،زوردار، شاندار، دیو ہیکل

extremely large in size

Example: The new marriage hall is colossal and nearly can hold one hundred thousand people.

Synonyms: gigantic, supersize, immense, vast, monstrous, fairly large, titanic, tremendous

Antonyms: small, little, minute, tiny

Vendetta (noun)  

انتقامی لڑائی، خاندانی دشمنی،کوئی طویل اور شدید جھگڑا 

a long and violet argument between people (or families in which one group tries to harm the other in a bid to punish them for things that happened in the past)

Example: His defeat in the general election is due to his protruded attitude.

Synonyms: revenge, bickering, squabble, quarrel, hostility, grudge

Antonyms: agreement, peace, calm, harmony


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