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Daily Dawn News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning | 1 July 2020

The following words were taken from the Dawn newspaper on July 1, 2020:

Dawn Vocabulary 1 July 2020 | Urdu Meaning & Sentence Examples

Anecdotal (adjective)  

حکایت سے متعلق، حکایتی، افسانوی


an information not based on facts or careful study Or based on someone’s personal experience and not on facts or figures
Example: Anecdotal would not allow you to ascertain the real picture of COVID–19 cases.

Synonyms: unscientific, illogical, informal, unreliable, irrational, unsystematic

Antonyms: logical, reasonable, scientific, formal

Fiasco (noun)  

ذلت آمیز شکست، رسوائی، شرمناک ناکامی


a complete failure

Example: Everyone said the ceremony was a fiasco because there was no food.

Synonyms: debacle, clinker, catastrophe, disaster, washout, clunker, embarrassment

Antonyms: hit, success, winner, blockbuster, triumph, miracle, achievement

Bequeath (verb)  

میراث کے طور پر دینا، وصیت کرنا، ورثہ ملنا


to give or leave by will

Example: He bequeathed all his paintings and sculptures to Italy

Synonyms: bestow, leave, entrust, will, impart, hand down

Antonyms: keep, take

Indignant (adjective)  

رنجیدہ، خفا، ناراض، برہم


angry because of something unfair

Example: The amendments in the Government India Act 1935 without getting attention of Governor-General Ghulam Muhammad made him indignant.

Synonyms: angry, ballistic, resentful, furious, inflamed, outraged, infuriated, annoyed, scornful

Antonyms: pleased, cheerful, delighted, happy

Lumbering (adjective)  

بے ڈھنگا، بے ڈھنگے پن سے حرکت کرنے والا، بھدا


moving in a slow, heavy and awkward way

Example: An elephant lumbering along the road.

Synonyms: awkward, unwieldy, clumsy, graceless

Antonyms: agile, clever, elegant, graceful

Blatant (adjective)  

کھلم کھلا، واضح طور پر، شور سے بھرپور، ادھم مچانے والا


completely obvious especially in an offensive manner

Example: The way in which India poses blatant threats to its neighbors are traditional not new one.

Synonyms: overt, clamant, outright, vociferant, glaring, unabashed

Antonyms: concealed, secret

Expropriation (noun)  

ضبطی ، قبضہ، بے دخلی، لا تعلقی


the action by the state or an authority of taking property from its owner

Example: After appointing fuhrer of the Germany, Hitler set biased laws of expropriation for Jews to persecute them.

Synonyms: seizure, arrogation, confiscation, appropriation, usurpation, commandeering

Antonyms: letting go, release, bestow

Patron (noun)  

پشت پناہ، سرپرست


a person (or country) who gives financial or other support to a person (or a country) or organization

Example: Amnesty International is a well-known patron of Human Rights.

Synonyms: sponsor, benefactor, customer, well-wisher, supporter, philanthropist, client

Antonyms: opponent, opposer

Viable (adjective)  

قابل عمل، قابل تعمیل، وہ چیز جو ممکن ہو


able to work as intended or able to succeed

Example: This year, the school trip plan is not financially viable.

Synonyms: feasible, applicable, achievable, attainable, workable, realizable, practicable

Antonyms: hopeless, unrealizable, unattainable, impossible, unworkable

Protrude (verb)  

آگے کو نکلا ہوا حصہ، نمایاں طور پر ابھرا ہواہونا، آگے کو نکلاہونا، ابھرنا، باہر نکل آنا


to stick out from or through something

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

Synonyms: jut out, bulge, poke, bunch, overhang, beetle, project, jut

Antonyms: contract, shrink

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