The following words were taken from the Dawn newspaper on June 20, 2020:
Dawn Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning | 20 June 2020
سابقہ قربت کھودینا، بیگانہ، پرانا
no longer close or affectionate to someone
Example: After a long period of confrontation, the sisters became estranged and avoided each other for ten years.
Synonyms: divorce, separate, distant, alienate, split, divide
Antonyms: combine, connect, hold, join, stay
کسی کو کچھ کرنے پر مجبور کرنا، ڈنڈے سے مارنا
Force someone to do something
Or to strike over and over again with a weighty object
Example: The managers bludgeoned them into agreeing to the changes.
After intruding the Indian troops into Chinese territory, high in Himalayas; the Chinses Army tried to bludgeon Indian soldiers with their weapons.
Synonyms: bat, stick, hammer, crack, hit, battle
Antonyms: peace, consent, love, affection
ایسی چیز جو ناخوشگوار یا ناپسندیدہ چیزوں کو چھپاتی ہے۔
an attractive appearance that covers or disguises someone or something’s true nature or feelings
Or pleasant appearance that hides the truth
Example: Although the celebrity wears a sociable veneer in public, she is ruthless when she deals with people in private.
Synonyms: layer, coating, exterior, show, outside, surface
Antonyms: reality, fact, truth, inside, interior
اختلاف رائے ہونا، مخالف ہونا
to differ in opnion
Example: The union is going to dissent with management’s offer of a small pay increase.
Synonyms: opposition, objection, discord, disunite, disharmony, resistance, hindrance
Antonyms: concurrence, agreement, accord, harmony, unite
نظریہ پرست، کسی نظریہ کا پیروکار
one who is intensely or excessively devoted to a cause Or a person who believes very strongly in particular principles and tries to follow them carefully
Example: Theodore Roosevelt was an heir, and an ideologue, of the defeated Confederacy.
Synonyms: true believer, zealot, activist, dreamer, votary, fan, lover, supporter
Antonyms: nonmilitant, realist, pragmatist
unenviable duty or necessary action is unpleasant or difficult
Example: She had the unenviable task of cleaning up, after the party.
Synonyms: undesirable, disgusting, distasteful, odious, hateful
Antonyms: pleasant, desirable, tasteful, enjoyable, grateful, welcome, sweet, enchanting
سلسلہ وار واقعات کا عروج، انجام داستان
the ending of a literary work, musical composition, or a sequence of actions
Example: The play ended with the denouement that left the audience speechless.
Synonyms: climax, result, finale, resultant, ending, windup, conclusion
Antonyms: commencement, opening, start
seek the favor Or try to gain the love of someone
Example: The party has been trying to woo the voters with promises of electoral reforms.
Synonyms: cultivate, pursue, provoke, seek
Antonyms: repel, disregard, ignore
برداشت کرنا یا جھیلنا
to put up with (something painful or difficult)
Example: The manager will not brook insults from his own employees.
Synonyms: tolerate, allow, permit, consent, bear
Antonyms: decline, refuse, disapprove, reject, disallow, avoid, combat, contest, dodge
زیادہ دیر تک زندہ رہنا
to live or exist longer than someone or something
Example: The company had largely outlived its usefulness.
Synonyms: outlast, survive, outstay, endure
Antonyms: discontinue, cease, terminate, break off, quit, end, finish