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« Reply #225 on: July 08, 2012, 05:06:28 PM »
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delicate (adjective)
কোমল; ভঙ্গুর; সূক্ষ্ণ; সুন্দর; দক্ষ; pleasantly soft or light; not strong
a rose with a delicate scent
a delicate shade of pink
delicate china teacups
the delicate ecological balance of the rainforest
a cool wash cycle for delicate fabrics
a delicate child / constitution
his delicate hands
the delicate mechanisms of a clock
I admired your delicate handling of the situation.
a delicate problem
a delicate fragrance / flavour
a river scene painted in delicate watercolours
The delicate surgical operation took five hours.
The eye is one of the most delicate organs of the body.
Babies have very delicate skin.
We chose a delicate floral pattern for our bedroom curtains.


delicacy (noun)
কোমলতা বা সূক্ষ্ণতা; state of being delicate
This region produces wines of great delicacy.
Try to comprehend the delicacy of the affair.


delicately (adverb)
কোমলভাবে বা সূক্ষ্ণভাবে; in a delicate way
delicately balanced flavours
The pudding was delicately flavoured with vanilla.
He stepped delicately over the broken glass.


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #226 on: July 08, 2012, 05:13:57 PM »
Word-156 (20-06-12)

delicious (adjective)
1. সুন্দর স্বাদ বা গন্ধযুক্ত; having a very pleasant taste or smell
a delicious cake
The delicious smell of freshly-made coffee came from the kitchen.
This wine is delicious.
Who cooked this? It’s delicious.


2. অতিশয় উপভোগ্য; extremely pleasant or enjoyable
I've got some delicious gossip.

deliciously (adverb)
1. সুস্বাদু বা সুগন্ধযুক্ত উপায়ে; with a very pleasant taste or smell
a deliciously garlicky potato cake

2. অতিশয় উপভোগ্যভাবে; very pleasantly
As she dived into the pool, the water felt deliciously cool on her skin.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #227 on: July 09, 2012, 12:54:46 PM »
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delight (noun)
1. আনন্দ; great pleasure, satisfaction or happiness
a feeling of sheer / pure delight
The children squealed with delight when they saw the puppy.
She won the game easily, to the delight of all her fans.
He takes (great) delight in proving others wrong.
I read your letter with great delight.
He seems to take great delight in teasing his sister.
The children squealed in delight when they saw all the presents under the Christmas tree.


2. এমন কিছু যা আনন্দ দেয়; something that gives you great pleasure
the delights of living in the country
This guitar is a delight to play.
My sister's little boy is a real delight.


delight (verb)
আনন্দ দেওয়া; to give someone great pleasure or satisfaction
Peter's success at college delighted his family.
This news will delight his fans all over the world.


delighted (adjective)
আনন্দিত; very pleased
a delighted smile
a delighted audience
I’d be absolutely delighted to come.
I was delighted that you could stay.
She was delighted by / at the news of the wedding.
I was delighted with my presents.
We're delighted with our new house.
I was delighted at/by your news.
I'm absolutely delighted that you can come.
We'd be delighted to come to dinner on Friday.


delightedly (adverb)
আনন্দিতভাবে; in a delighted way
a delightedly smiling face
He talked to me delightedly.


delightful (adjective)
আনন্দজনক; very pleasant, attractive or enjoyable
a delightful child
a delightful book / restaurant / town
Our new neighbours are delightful.
Thank you for a delightful evening.


delightfully (adverb)
আনন্দজনকভাবে; in a delightful way
a delightfully pleasant atmosphere
The baby danced around delightfully.


Phrases/idioms:

the delights of sth
কোনোকিছুর আনন্দ; the pleasures of something
We're just discovering the delights of being retired.

delight in sth
কোনোকিছু থেকে আনন্দ পাওয়া; to get a lot of pleasure from something, especially something unpleasant
Some people delight in the misfortunes of others.
My brother always delights in telling me when I make a mistake.


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #228 on: July 09, 2012, 01:08:50 PM »
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despair (noun)
নৈরাশ্য; the feeling of having lost all hope
a mood/sense of despair
She uttered a cry of despair.
A deep sense of despair overwhelmed him.
He gave up the struggle in despair.
One harsh word would send her into the depths of despair.
Eventually, driven to despair, he threw himself under a train.
They're in (the depths of) despair over/about the money they've lost.
To her teacher's despair, Nicole never does the work that she's told to do.
Their fourth year without rain drove many farmers to (= caused them to feel) despair.


despair (verb)
নৈরাশ্য অনুভব করা; to feel despair about something or someone
Don't despair! We'll find a way out!
We’ll think of a way out of this.
They’d almost despaired of ever having children.
I despair of him; he can’t keep a job for more than six months.
I despair at/over the policies of this government.
They began to despair of ever being rescued.


despairing (adjective)
নৈরাশ্যজনক; full of despair
a despairing glance/cry/look/sigh
With every day that passed he became ever more despairing.


despairingly (adverb)
নৈরাশ্যজনকভাবে; in a despairing way
She looked despairingly at the mess.
He rubbed his hand despairingly over his face.


Idiom:

be the despair of sb
কারো জন্য নৈরাশ্যজনক পরিস্থিতি সৃষ্টি করা; to cause someone such difficulties that they do not know how to deal with you
My handwriting was the despair of my teachers.
He's the despair of his parents because he shows no interest in getting a job.


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #229 on: July 09, 2012, 03:24:01 PM »
Very helpful post
With thanks,


Md. Nadir Bin Ali
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #230 on: July 09, 2012, 04:15:33 PM »
Word-159 (23-06-12)

detain  (verb)
1. আটকে রাখা; to force someone officially to stay in a place
He has been detained as a suspect.
He has been detained by the police for further questioning.
Several of the injured were detained overnight in hospital.
detained at His/Her Majesty's pleasure (=kept in prison for as long as the authorities felt necessary)


2. কাউকে দেরি করিয়ে দেওয়া; to delay someone for a short length of time
I'm sorry I'm late—I was unavoidably detained.
He’ll be late; he’s been detained at a meeting.


detainee (noun)
আটক ব্যক্তি; a person who has been officially ordered to stay in a prison or similar place, especially for political reasons
a political detainee
He remained there as a detainee for six months.


detention (noun)
1. আটকাবস্থা; when someone is officially detained
a detention camp
police powers of arrest and detention
allegations of torture and detention without trial
a sentence of 12 months' detention in a young offender institution
Concern has been expressed about the death in detention of a number of political prisoners.


2. স্কুলে আটকে রেখে শাস্তি; the punishment of being kept at school for a time after other students have gone home
She's had four detentions this term.
They can’t give me (a) detention for this.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #231 on: July 09, 2012, 04:32:12 PM »
Nadir Bhai,
Thank you very much for your encouragement.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #232 on: July 10, 2012, 02:26:29 PM »
Word-160 (24-06-12)

detect (verb)
চিহ্নিত করা; to discover or notice sth, especially sth that is not easy to see, hear, etc
an instrument that can detect small amounts of radiation
Some sounds cannot be detected by the human ear.
Financial experts have detected signs that the economy is beginning to improve.
The tests are designed to detect the disease early.
Do I detect a note of criticism?
High levels of lead were detected in the atmosphere.
Radar equipment is used to detect enemy aircraft.


detectable (adjective)
লক্ষযোগ্য; possible to be detected
The noise is barely detectable by the human ear.
There has been no detectable change in the patient's condition.


detection (noun)
চিহ্নিতকরন; the process of detecting sth; the fact of being detected
crime prevention and detection
bomb detection
a low/high crime detection rate
a virus detection software
Last year the detection rate for car theft was just 13%.
Many problems, however, escape detection.
Early detection of cancers is vitally important.
Early detection of the cancer improves the chances of successful treatment.


detector (noun)
চিহ্নিতকরন যন্ত্র; a device used to find particular substances or things, or measure their level
a metal/smoke detector
a detector hidden behind the screen


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #233 on: July 10, 2012, 02:42:51 PM »
Word-161 (25-06-12)

diction (noun)
1. শব্দ উচ্চারণ; the manner in which words are pronounced
clear diction
It is very helpful for a language teacher to have good diction.


2. শব্দচয়ন; the choice and use of words in literature
a formal diction
The writer’s diction is esoteric.


dictionary (noun)
1. অভিধান; শব্দকোষ; a book that gives a list of the words of a language in alphabetical order and explains what they mean
an old French dictionary
a Bangla-English dictionary
a bilingual/monolingual dictionary
To check how a word is spelt, look it up in a dictionary.


2. তথ্য অভিধান; a book which gives information about a particular subject
a biographical/science dictionary
a dictionary of mathematics
a dictionary of quotations


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #234 on: July 10, 2012, 02:53:34 PM »
Word-162 (26-06-12)

dire (adjective)

1. মারাত্মক; very serious or extreme
living in dire poverty
dire warnings / threats
Such action may have dire consequences.
We’re in dire need of your help.
The firm is in dire straits and may go bankrupt.
These people are in dire need of help.
He gave a dire warning that an earthquake was imminent.
This decision will have dire consequences for local people.


2. খুব বাজে; very bad
The acting was dire.
I think that play is dire!


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« Reply #235 on: July 11, 2012, 01:21:31 PM »
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disable (verb)
1. পঙ্গু বা অক্ষম করে দেওয়া; to injure or affect sb permanently so that, for example, they cannot walk or cannot use a part of their body
a disabling condition
She was disabled in the accident.
He was disabled in a plane crash.


2. অকার্যকর করা; to make sth unable to work so that it cannot be used
These guns will destroy or disable any incoming missile.
Disable the alarm system and then enter the building.
The burglars gained entry to the building after disabling the alarm.


disabled (adjective)
1. প্রতিবন্ধী; unable to use a part of your body completely or easily because of a physical condition, illness, injury, etc.
physically / mentally disabled
severely disabled
He was born disabled.
facilities for disabled people
The accident left him severely disabled.


the disabled (plural noun)
প্রতিবন্ধী লোকজন; people who are disabled
caring for the sick, elderly and disabled
It is often very difficult for the disabled to find jobs.


disabling (adjective)
অক্ষম করে দেয় এমন; able to disable
a disabling illness
It was a disabling blow to my mind.


disability (noun)
প্রতিবন্ধীত্ব; বিকলাঙ্গতা; an illness, injury or condition that makes it difficult for someone to do the things that other people do
a physical/learning disability
She is deaf, but refuses to let her disability prevent her from doing what she wants to do.
Trying to change attitudes to disability is an uphill struggle.


Note: The word ‘disabled’ is often used as a synonym of ‘handicapped’. ‘Disabled’ is the most generally accepted term to refer to people with a permanent illness or injury that makes it difficult for them to use part of their body completely or easily. ‘Handicapped’ is slightly old-fashioned and many people now think it is offensive. People also now prefer to use the word disability rather than handicap. The expression ‘disabled people’ is often preferred to ‘the disabled’ because it sounds more personal. ‘Disabled’ and ‘disability’ can be used with other words to talk about a mental condition: ‘mentally disabled’, ‘learning disabilities’. If somebody’s ability to hear, speak or see has been damaged but not destroyed completely, they have ‘impaired hearing / speech / sight / vision’). They can be described as ‘visually / hearing impaired’ or ‘partially sighted’: The museum has special facilities for blind and partially sighted visitors.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #236 on: July 11, 2012, 01:35:51 PM »
Word-164 (28-06-12)

disappoint (verb)
হতাশ করা; to fail to satisfy someone or their hopes, desires, etc.; to cause someone to feel unhappy
Her decision to cancel the concert is bound to disappoint her fans.
I hate to disappoint you, but I’m just not interested.
The movie had disappointed her.
His latest novel does not disappoint.
I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I'm afraid I can't come after all.
We don't want to disappoint the fans.


disappointed (adjective) [syn. upset]
হতাশ; unhappy because someone or something was not as good as you hoped or expected, or because something did not happen
They were bitterly disappointed at the result of the game.
I was disappointed by the quality of the milk.
I’m disappointed in you—I really thought I could trust you!
I was very disappointed with myself.
He was disappointed to see she wasn’t at the party.
I’m disappointed (that) it was sold out.
She was disappointed not to be chosen.
We were deeply disappointed at/about the result.
His parents were bitterly disappointed in/with him.
She was disappointed (that) they hadn't phoned.
He was disappointed to find they'd already gone.
If you're expecting Dad to let you borrow his car, you're going to be sorely disappointed.


disappointing (adjective)
হতাশাজনক; making you feel disappointed
a disappointing result / performance
What a disappointing result!
The response to our advertisement has been somewhat disappointing.
The outcome of the court case was disappointing for the family involved.


disappointingly (adverb)
হতাশাজনকভেবে; in a disappointing way
The team played very disappointingly.
The room was disappointingly small.


disappointment (noun)
1. হতাশা; the feeling of being disappointed
Book early to avoid disappointment.
To my (great) disappointment, he decided to leave.
Book early for the show to avoid disappointment.
To our great disappointment, it rained every day of the trip.
He found it difficult to hide his disappointment when she didn’t arrive.


2. হতাশাজনক কোনো কিছু; something or someone that is not what you were hoping it would be
The party turned out to be a huge disappointment.
I'm afraid I've been rather a disappointment to my parents.
a bitter / major disappointment
That new restaurant was a big disappointment.
I always felt I was a disappointment to my father.


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« Reply #237 on: July 11, 2012, 01:50:10 PM »
Word-165 (29-06-12)

disaster (noun)
1. বিপর্যয়; (an event which results in) great harm, damage or death, or serious difficulty
an air disaster
environmental disasters
a natural disaster
financial disaster
The evening was a complete disaster.
Losing your job doesn’t have to be such a disaster.
Disaster struck when the wheel came off.
Letting her organize the party is a recipe for disaster
Thousands died in the disaster.
An inquiry was ordered into the recent rail disaster.
It would be a disaster for me if I lost my job.
This is one of the worst natural disasters ever to befall the area.
Heavy and prolonged rain can spell disaster for many plants.
Everything was going smoothly until suddenly disaster struck.


disastrous (adjective)
বিপর্যয়কর; extremely bad or unsuccessful
a disastrous harvest / fire / result
Such a war would be disastrous for the country.
His first attempt was disastrous.
This decision will have a disastrous impact on foreign policy.
Lowering interest rates could have disastrous consequences for the economy.


disastrously (adverb)
বিপর্যয়করভাবে; in a disastrous way
Things began to go disastrously wrong.
How could everything go so disastrously wrong?


Phrase:

disaster area
1. দুর্ঘটনার স্থান; a place where a very serious accident, such as an earthquake, has happened
The minister has visited the disaster area.

2. অপরিচ্ছন্ন জায়গা; an extremely untidy, dirty or badly organized place
After the party, the house was a complete disaster area.

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« Reply #238 on: July 12, 2012, 06:29:19 PM »
Word-166 (30-06-12)

disburse (verb)
অর্থ প্রদান বা বিতরণ করা; to pay out money, usually from an amount that has been collected for a particular purpose
disbursing authority
disbursing money among the flood-affected people
When will the money be disbursed?
The local authorities annually disburse Tk. 10 crores on arts projects.


disbursement (noun)
অর্থ প্রদান বা বিতরণ করা;  the act of disbursing money
aid disbursements
the disbursement of funds
disbursement scandal
The disbursement of money was not according to the rules.


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« Reply #239 on: July 12, 2012, 06:43:40 PM »
Word-167 (01-07-12)

discard (verb)
পরিত্যাগ করা বা ফেলে দেওয়া; to throw something away or get rid of it because you no longer want or need it
Discarded food containers and bottles littered the streets.
The room was littered with discarded newspapers.
He had discarded his jacket because of the heat.
10% of the data was discarded as unreliable
She could now discard all thought of promotion.