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Daily Dawn News Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning | 20 July 2020

Dawn Vocabulary 20 July 2020 | The following words were taken from the Dawn newspaper on July 20, 2020:

Dawn Vocabulary 20 July 2020 | Urdu Meaning & Sentence Examples

Splinter (noun)  

الگ ہو جانا، قطع تعلق کرنا، لکڑی کا چھوٹا سا ٹکڑا

a small, thin sharp piece of wood, glass or similar material broken off from a large piece

Example: The splinter Muslim League was founded by Sir Muhammad Shafi and his followers in 1927.

Synonyms: sliver, flake, chip, splint

Antonyms: whole

Smugness (noun)  

خودپسندی

too pleased or satisfied about something

Example: Not many people will ever forget the chilling smugness of Fidel Castro, the former Prime Minister of Cuba.

Synonyms: chutzpah, ego pride, pretension, egotistic, conceited, vainglorious, assured, swellheaded, vain

Antonyms: modest, egoless, caution

Glee (noun)  

خوشی، مسرت، شادمانی، رنگ رلیاں، بغیر ساز کے گانا

great delight, especially from one’s own good fortune or another’s misfortune

Example: She opened her birthday gift with glee.

Synonyms: delight, elation, joy, pleasure, verve, exhilaration, exuberance, festivity, jocundity, mirthfulness, happiness, gleefulness

Antonyms: melancholy, sadness, unhappiness

Heinous (adjective)  

وحشیانہ، سفاکانہ، نفرت انگیز، عظیم، سخت،  سنگین، شدید

very bad and shocking

Example: The police caught the heinous murderer of Liaquat Ali Khan, first Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Synonyms: atrocious, abhorrent, infamous, scandalous, odious, hateful, horrendous, revolting, vicious, nefarious

Antonyms: friendly, delightful, joyful

Behest (noun)  

ایماء، حکم

a person’s orders or command

Example: At the director’s behest, she is being called back for a second audition.

Synonyms: commandment, dictate, direction, injunction, imperative, order

Antonyms: answer, reply

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