The following words were taken from the Dawn newspaper on June 26, 2020:
Dawn Vocabulary with Urdu Meaning | 26 June 2020
area of authority or control Or the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
Example: The anti-corruption officer’s purview is limited to the city in which he works.
Synonyms: limit, sphere, circle, scope, extent
Antonyms: unlimited, beyond the circle, infinite access
محسوس کرنے کی حد، چوکھٹ ، دہلیز
the floor of an entrance to a building or a room Or the level or point at which you start to experience something, or at which something starts to happen
Example: PK – 8303 crashed on May 22, when it was 1,340 meter from the runway threshold.
Synonyms: beginning, opening, verge, doorstep, cusp, point
Antonyms: ending, middle, conclusion
واپس لینا، پیچھے ہٹ جانا
to take back an offer or statement, etc. or admit that a statement was false
Example: The opposition retracted his allegations, when questioned on TV.
Synonyms: abjure, back down, repeal, cancel, renounce, take back, withdraw, repudiate, back off, reverse, pull back, revoke, recant, rescind
Antonyms: admit, agree, allow, adhered, go forward, permit, acknowledge
ناقابل بیان، نا قابل فہم، ناقابل تشریح
unable to be explained or accounted for
Example: For some inexplicable reason, CEO decided to close market shares.
Synonyms: beyond comprehension, unexplainable, beyond explanation, unaccountable puzzling, strange, mystifying, odd, incomprehensible, unexplainable
Antonyms: explicable, normal, accountable, explainable, regular, comprehensible, fathomable
الگ یا منتشر ہونے سے قاصر
in a manner that is impossible to be unlinked
Example: Her best memories of her parents are inextricably connected to the flat where they spent most of their summers.
Synonyms: inseparably, inevitably,
Antonyms: let go, peace, unite
not sure about the truth or quality of something
Example: Court didn’t award remedy as the claims were dubious.
Synonyms: suspect, doubtful, queer, arguable, fishy, problematic, dodgy, questionable, shady, uncertain, vague, unsure, suspicious, opaque
Antonyms: definite, clear, certain, likely, trustworthy, sure, undoubted, indisputable
مذاق اڑانا، نقل اتارنا، توہین کرنا
tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner Or to make something appear stupid or not effective
Example: They were mocking her because she kept falling off her bicycle.
Synonyms: burlesque, parody, phony, imitate, bogus, fake, artificial
Antonyms: real, natural, genuine, authentic
رسوا کرنا، خوار کرنا، کم درجہ دکھانا، گھٹانا
cause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for (someone or something)
Example: Opposition kept trying to demean the government policies.
Synonyms: demoralize, humiliate, vitiate, cheapen, debase, abase, lesson, poison, deteriorate, canker
Antonyms: admire, elevate, uplift, praise
داغ دار کرنا، میلا کچیلا کرنا
lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture, also used metaphorically
Example: The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air.
Synonyms: blemish, damage, defame, stain, hurt, muddy, pollute, dull, vitiate, spoil, deteriorate
Antonyms: improve, assist, benefit, please
جذبات انگیز رہنما
a political leader who tries to influence people by making emotional speeches
Example: Sara concluded her paper, describing Hitler as a demagogue.
Synonyms: provocateur, agitator, instigator, agitating person, inciter, exciter, fomenter
Antonyms: moderate, humble