Daily Dawn News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning | 22 June 2020

The following words were taken from the Dawn newspaper on June 22, 2020:

Dawn Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning | 22 June 2020

Grim (adjective)

سنگین، خوفناک، افسردہ

worrying Or without hope

Example: High in Himalayas, the Indian Soldiers were grim after losing many of their comrades in battle.

Synonyms: dreary, miserable, rough, terrible, cruel, shocking, horrid, gloomy, severe, doleful

Antonyms: gentle, comfort, peaceful, joyful, hopeful, pleasant, mild

Repatriation (noun)

وطن واپسی

the act of sending or bringing someone, or sometimes money or other property, back to the country that he, she, or it came from

Example: Pakistan started to repatriate the Afghan refugees.

Synonyms: reinstatement, recovery, renewal, redemption, reconstruction, cure

Antonyms: destroy, disease, abolition, abrogation, cancellation, eradication

Pertain (verb)

متعلق ہونا،سے متعلق

to relate to Or have a connection with something

Example: All their demands pertain to the sovereignty of the federation as court ruling shows.

Synonyms: apply, refer, belong, appertain, associate, concern, connect

Antonyms: disconnect, disassociate, separate

Alienate (verb)

 دور کر دینا، الگ کرنا

to make an individual feel unwanted or removed from a group or relationship

Example: After a period of confrontation, two sisters became alienated from each other for ten years.

Synonyms: estrange, divide, separate, hostility

Antonyms: be friendly, combine, unite, unify

Grievance (noun)

 شکوہ، شکایت، گلہ

a complaint or a strong feeling that you have been treated unfairly

Example: Ministry of water needed to address the public grievances about their poor sanitation conditions.

Synonyms: injustice, wrong, complaint, sorrow, unhappiness, distress, grim, doleful

Antonyms: comfort, joy, delight, happiness, right

Germinate (verb)


come into existence and develop

Example: The plants need an adequate amount of water to germinate.

Synonyms: shoot, develop, come into being, originate, grow

Antonyms: compress, undeveloped, die, shrink, shorten, squeeze, abridge

Troubled waters (idiom)

 زندگی کا ایک مشکل مرحلہ

difficult phase of life

Example: Your irresponsible behavior would have brought us all into troubled waters.

Synonyms: stress, difficult time, suffering, chaotic situation, problem, confusion

Antonyms: joy, comfort, delight, clearance

Divisive (adjective)

 اختلاف رائے، باعث تقسیم

tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people

Example: The divisive proposal split the committee into two opposing sides.

Synonyms: estranging, alienating, dissenting, disruptive, repelling

Antonyms: soothing, joining, combining, attracting

Watchdog (noun)

 گھر اور جائیداد (وغیرہ) کی حفاظت کرنے والا

a person or organization who focuses on making sure other don’t act in a way that is illegal or unethical

Example: The company is known as an anti-fraud watchdog that tries to stop bank embezzlement from taking place.

Synonyms: monitor, care taker, auditor, looking after, invigilator, supervisor

Antonyms: prisoner

Earnest (adjective)

 پر خلوص، سنجیدہ، پکا،دلی

serious and determined

Example: The girl’s earnest effort counterbalanced her slowness at learning.

Synonyms: diligent, impassioned, passionate, sincere, purposeful, ardent

Antonyms: cool, indifferent, apathetic, unexcited


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