Daily Dawn News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning | 29 June 2020

The following words were taken from the Dawn newspaper on June 29, 2020:

Dawn Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning | 29 June 2020

Embroil (verb)

مصیبت یا دقت میں ڈالنا، الجھنا، کوئی کام کرنے کیلئے زور ڈالنا

involve deeply in an argument or difficult situation

Example: The London’s Mayor has been embroiled in a controversy.

Synonyms: tangle, mire, difficult situation, enmesh, bog down

Antonyms: exclude, free, let go, calm

Aghast (adjective)

حیرت زدہ، خوف زدہ

suddenly filled with a strong feelings of shock

Example: After the horrified denouement of the Hollywood movie, the speechless audience was aghast.

Synonyms: horrified, alarmed, afraid, scary, terrified, shocked, dismayed

Antonyms: fearless, unsurprised, unafraid

Gimmick (noun)

تدبیر، چال، ترکیب، منصوبہ

a trick intended to attract attention Or a new plan which gets noticed but worthless in reality

Example: They offer the free subscription of magazine; it is just a sales gimmick to get you to buy their product.

Synonyms: dodge, maneuver, device, instrument, gadget, artifice, trick, shenanigan, scheme

Antonyms: honesty, reality

Austerity (noun)

سادگی، کفایت شعاری، سنگین بجٹ، ایسے معاشی حالات جن میں عوام کو غیر ضروری اشیاء خریدنے سے پرہیز کرنا ضروری ہو۔

a state of stern and serious quality Or a state of reduced spending that causes people to live without luxuries.

Example: Pakistan needed some result-oriented and austerity measures to boost its dwindling economy.

Synonyms: severity, rigor, difficulty, hardship

Antonyms: kindness, calmness, mildness

Stifling (adjective)

سخت گرم، دم گھونٹ دینے والی شے، تکلیف دہ

extremely hot and unpleasant Or hot enough to cause difficulties in breathing

Example: Hazrat Hajra AS couldn’t find even a single drop of water for her child in the stifling mountains of Arabia.

Synonyms: suffocating, airless, humid, choke

Antonyms: loose, let go

Frazzled (adjective)

تھکا ماندہ، گھسا ہوا

completely exhausted after a lot of mental or physical effort

Example: It was a stressful day at office and by 2: 00 I was completely frazzled.

Synonyms: fray, wear out, exhausted, tired

Antonyms: invigorate, refresh, preserving, please

Excruciating (adjective)

انتہائی تکلیف دہ، شدیدذہنی کوفت کا باعث

extremely uncomfortable or painful

Example: After watching the excruciating film, the speechless audience was aghast.

Synonyms: agonizing, severe, racking, acute, painful, raging, torturous, harrowing, torturing, unbearable, wrenching

Antonyms: mild, bearable, calm, endurable, pleasant, soothing

Unedifying (adjective)

ذلت آمیز، مخرب اخلاق

unpleasant and causing people to feel no respect

Example: It is possible to write and edifying biography about an unedifying life.

Synonyms: unpleasant, distasteful

Antonyms: edifying, tasteful, pleasant, calm

Candid (adjective)

کھلم کھلا، صاف صاف، صاف گو، راست باز

honest and telling the truth

Example: Candid leadership has changed the future of Malaysia.

Synonyms: direct, unequivocal, frank, open, straightforward, outspoken, upfront, forthright, unguarded, openhearted, unbiased, sincere

Antonyms: biased, prejudiced, untruthful

Sinew (noun)


structure or system that provides support and holds it together

Example: While a sinew or tendon links muscle to bone, ligaments connect bone to bone.

Synonyms: tendon, power, strength, energy, potency, vigor

Antonyms: impotence, powerlessness, weakness


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