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Educational => English Language Lab => Topic started by: nusrat-diu on January 23, 2011, 05:01:06 PM

Title: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 23, 2011, 05:01:06 PM
Let's search 5 new English words every day. At the end of the month you'll get (30X5)=150 new words in your stock. You can use a note book for keeping the records of learning words. Besides, you can start using those words in your writing & speaking.

Do u know the following words?

a) apprise
b) arbitrate
c) assuage
d) apprehend
e) aspire

Now find out the meanings from the following list.

i) ease or lessen
ii) seek to attain, long for
iii) inform
iv) act as judge
v) arrest

Good Day!
 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on January 23, 2011, 09:20:45 PM
Mam....This is my answers:

1.apprise:Inform
2.arbitrate:act or judge
3.assuage:Ease or lessen
4.apprehend:Arrest
5.aspire:seek to attain
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 24, 2011, 05:49:31 PM
Excellent Good Boy!

check out the following five words for today:

1. audacious
2. bolster
3. augment
4. baffle
5. anguish

the meanings are here:

1. daring, bold   2. support  3. increase  4. frustrate, perplex   5. acute pain, extreme suffering.

Can you include those words in your sentences?
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 25, 2011, 07:01:45 PM
It's time to know 5 new words!

Todays words are:

1. Scoff
2. Saga
3. Salient
4. loquacious
5. mendacious

Do u know the meaning of these words? If not, try to guess..and let me know. Plz don't check the dictionary for the meaning. Let your brain  work. Tomorrow InshAllah I'll give u the meanings. 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: aunoo on January 25, 2011, 11:24:06 PM
Mam...........my answer is given below.......

1. Scoff : mock
2. Saga : long heroic story
3. Salient : prominent,conspicuous
4. loquacious : talkative
5. mendacious : untruthful

but i do not understand the meaning of mock........i get it from my English to English dictionary.........thank you mam for this informative post......
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on January 26, 2011, 12:42:25 AM
Aunoo it's for u and others to view

Mock means : to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.

and in Bangla it is called "Thatta or Upohash"

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 26, 2011, 01:01:34 PM
Thank u Aunoo for your effort. Did u gess the meanings at first?

& thank u Anis Sir for explaining the word 'mock'.

Hope u r enjoying the learning.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 26, 2011, 05:01:03 PM
again it's time for new words!

1. spur (President spurs MPs)
2. sue (unipay2u sued for corruption)
3. bigotry (keeping Bigotry out)
4. probe (Stock probe underway)
5. assault (AL leader assaults UNO)

These words are taken from today's 'The Daily Star'. Related headings are also given in bracket so that guessing can be easy. Plz guess first and then check the dictionary.

Have a good day! 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: aunoo on January 27, 2011, 12:10:05 AM
yes mam i guess it before i go through the dictionary...............but only there was confusion about the word MOCK and now it is clear..........................Thank you Anis sir ...............i got the point............
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on January 27, 2011, 12:19:52 AM
Aunoo, you know.........learning any language is a continuous process.........there is no short cut way of learning any language....so please keep going
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: aunoo on January 27, 2011, 12:39:49 AM
firstly thank you mam for todays post ...........todays words are so tough.......i tried my best to find out but couldn't understand the meaning properly.............i can guess 3 out of 5

1. spur =
2. sue = accused off
3. bigotry =
4. probe = investigation
5. assault =threat

mam i'm not sure and go through the dictionary but couldn't understand properly.........i'm waiting for your reply.........

with regards

Aunoo
Id:101-11-1379
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: aunoo on January 27, 2011, 12:45:14 AM
yes sir i strongly agree with you............sir, English is my favorite subject...........i will try my best to achieve it.........thank you sir for your advice..............
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 27, 2011, 01:32:32 PM
Dear Aunoo,

Spur means to encourage somebody to try harder to achieve something. In the heading 'President spurs MPs', President wants to encourage MPs so that they may try hard to achieve their goal.

Bigotry is a noun that means the state of feeling or the act of expressing, strong, unreasonable beliefs or opinions. The sentence 'keeping Bigotry out' suggests staying that feeling or action out or avoid them.

Hope this clarification will help u to understand the words.

Thanks a lot for your interest to explore the meanings of the words.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 27, 2011, 04:14:36 PM
Bon jour! (Good Day in French) Today's words are taken from this week's Star Life Style:

1. drape (Draped in tradition)
2. regimen (Rituparna Sengupta talked about her beauty regimen.)
3. jeopardise (Don't jeopardise your health trying to please everyone.)
4. torment (Tormented Soul)
5. discrepancy (There is a serious discrepancy in your statement.)

Au revoir! (Bye in French)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: psycho saint on January 27, 2011, 05:37:15 PM
drape-cover with cloth
regimen-
jeopardise- something that is in risk
torment- painful
discrepancy- distinguishes 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 27, 2011, 05:49:16 PM
good effort psycho saint!  :)  still waiting for more reply...tomorrow inshAllah I'll tell u the meanings.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: aunoo on January 27, 2011, 09:32:25 PM
thank you mam for todays post.........

Regimen= way of life...

Mam can we use deteriorate in stead of jeopardise in this sentence...??......
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on January 28, 2011, 02:21:12 AM
Mam....here is my answers:

drape-covered by tradition
regimen- beauty treatment
jeopardize- don't cause anything through risk
torment- painful, distressed figure
discrepancy- major differences,disagreements or inconsistencies.

mam, I think the word "jeopardise" should be spelled as"jeopardize"...............
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: psycho saint on January 28, 2011, 06:26:28 PM
thank u madam..
good boy, jeopardize can be spelled in both way i guess..
regimen is a new word 4 me ....
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 28, 2011, 09:09:25 PM
well done good boy! psycho saint, u r right. both spellings r correct. One spelling is followed by British and another is followed by Americans.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 28, 2011, 09:14:29 PM
Today's words:

1. nascent
2. impetus
3. vehemently
4. tangle
5. dilapidated
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on January 28, 2011, 10:08:25 PM
I love the word nascent ......it means initial stage and dilapidated means in a fragile state
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: aunoo on January 28, 2011, 11:52:26 PM
my answer is given below..........

1. nascent=not mature, initial state
2. impetus=driving force
3. vehemently=caused by strong feeling
4. tangle=confused state
5. dilapidated=fragile state

Fragile means week or not strong....................
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 29, 2011, 04:22:22 PM
Bravo aunoo!!!

Today's words:

1. disseminate
2. errant
3. impede
4. malefactor
5. maverick
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 30, 2011, 06:03:14 PM
hmmm....probably everyone's busy today and doesn't manage time to answer me.
 anyway, here's the meanings:

1. disseminate   : distribute
2. errant          : doing something that is wrong/wandering
3. impede         : hinder, block
4. malefactor    : evildoer,criminal
5. maverick       : rebel
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 30, 2011, 06:12:27 PM
Today's words:

1. allay
2. affinity
3. altruistic
4. ambivalance
5. ameliorate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: psycho saint on January 30, 2011, 07:27:28 PM
allay- reduce fear/excitement/pain.
affinity-similarity
altruistic- a quality of not being selfish
ambivalence-
ameliorate- relatively developed 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 30, 2011, 07:41:50 PM
Thanx psycho saint for your try. Next day u'll get all the meanings. Let's see if anyone helps us to explore the meaning..
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: aunoo on January 30, 2011, 10:10:51 PM
thank you mam for todays post............my answer is here..........


1. allay:   diminish fear or suspicion
2. affinity : suggest character about relationship, liking, attracting
3. altruistic : unselfishness
4. ambivalence: coexistence of opposing feeling
5. ameliorate : become better.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on January 31, 2011, 01:17:32 AM
 :) Thanks a lot mam for your extraordinary approaches to the students for developing vocabulary sections...

Here is my findings:

1.Allay: relieve, dispel, alleviate
2.Affinity: similarity, likeness, empathy.
3.Altruistic: unselfish, humane.
4.Ambivalence:  having both bad & good feelings.
5.Ameliorate: improve, restructure, modernize.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 31, 2011, 03:36:50 PM
Great work goodboy!

A pop quiz   on what we've learnt in those days:

Put appropriate word in the blanks:

1. You can't give me a D in chemistry. You'll _______ my chances of being admitted to MIT.
2. The _______ od building needed far more work than just a new coat of paint.
3. Many a charming tale has been written about the knights-______ who helped the weak and punished the guilty during the Age of Chivalry.
4. When she was ______ of the dangerous weather conditions, she decided to postpone her trip.
5. The crew tried to ____ the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.

Good Luck for the quiz  :)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 01, 2011, 05:29:07 PM
No answer of the quiz  :(

Today's words:

1. intractable
2. intrinsic
3. inverse
4. insipid
5. inexorable

'inexorable' is the 50th words we learnt. Thanks to all who viewed,participated and learnt words with a great patience and enthusiasm.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: psycho saint on February 01, 2011, 10:24:09 PM
sorry madam 4 couldn't reply for it..but madam i am thanking u heartedly for such a wonderful step to teach us vocab...
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: aunoo on February 01, 2011, 11:25:05 PM
mam really sorry there was network problem yesterday so i couldn't attend the quiz ..............now the answer is given below from my perception................

1. You can't give me a D in chemistry. You'll _jeopardize_ my chances of being admitted to MIT.
2. The _ameliorate_ old building needed far more work than just a new coat of paint.
3. Many a charming tale has been written about the knights-______ who helped the weak and punished the guilty during the Age of Chivalry.
4. When she was _anguish_ of the dangerous weather conditions, she decided to postpone her trip.
5. The crew tried to _bolster_ the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.

mam please reveal the answer if the answer is wrong........................


today's answer is given below..................

1. intractable : hard to deal with or difficult.
2. intrinsic : important,essential.
3. inverse :
4. insipid :dull or tasteless.
5. inexorable : relentless.

thank you mam today's words are so interesting and also helpful in our daily life.........
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 02, 2011, 04:34:25 PM
 :) it's better late than never!

Aunoo...No 1 is absolutely correct! Good Job!

I won't give the answers today. Rather I'll give the meanings of yesterday's words:

1. intractable : hard to deal with or difficult/unruly/stubborn/unyielding
2. intrinsic : important/essential/inherent
3. inverse : opposite
4. insipid :dull or tasteless/lacking in flavor
5. inexorable : relentless/ unyielding

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 02, 2011, 05:07:48 PM
Thanks psycho saint for giving me encouragement!

Today's words:

1. stolid
2. sublime
3. sophomoric
4. somber
5. stoic
 
Today's words' initial is 'S'. Can you say any word starts with 'S' ? The word must bear the feeling about learning new words....
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 03, 2011, 03:46:27 PM
Answer of the quiz:

1. You can't give me a D in chemistry. You'll _jeopardize_ my chances of being admitted to MIT.
2. The _dilapidated_ old building needed far more work than just a new coat of paint.
3. Many a charming tale has been written about the knights-errant who helped the weak and punished the guilty during the Age of Chivalry.
4. When she was _apprised_ of the dangerous weather conditions, she decided to postpone her trip.
5. The crew tried to _assuage_ the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 03, 2011, 03:53:43 PM
No one is found who has interests about the words initialized with 'S'  :(

Here are some new words for today:

1. ensue
2. appease
3. epoch
4. enumerate
5. enunciate

Tomorrow you'll get the word menings inshAllah!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: bcdas on February 03, 2011, 04:25:29 PM
aspire:after knowledge
assuage:Sorry
apprise: inform 
arbitrate: between
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: psycho saint on February 04, 2011, 12:17:36 AM
Ensue- happen afterwards
appease- make calm
epoch- the beginning of an era
enumerate- specify
enunciate- express the definite term
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on February 04, 2011, 02:13:28 AM
 :) This is my today's findings>>>>>>>
Answers for previous words.......

Stolid : impassive, dull
sublime: inspiring, uplifting
sophomoric: collegiate, immature
somber: solemn, grave
stoic:blast

Answers for Today's words:

Ensue : result, follow
appease: mollify, placate
epoch: era, period
enumerate: itemize, detail, list
enunciate: pronounce, articulate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on February 04, 2011, 11:49:24 AM
1. Ensue = Come after
2. Appease = Pacify,Placate
3. Epoch = the beinning of an era
4. Enumerate = count
5. Enunciate = pronounce,Proclaim
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: bcdas on February 05, 2011, 03:30:11 PM
Good thinking,

keep it ahead................
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 05, 2011, 03:40:25 PM
'superb' work done by Good Boy!

Welcome iqbal007!  :)

Thanks to bcd sir and psycho saint!

Let me explain 'stoic' that means: impassive or unmoved by joy or grief.

'appease' means: pacify/soothe/relieve

if u need further explanation, plz ask me.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 05, 2011, 03:50:22 PM
Today will be a D-Day! Tell me, what's the meaning of D-day?

we are going to learn new words initialized with 'D'.

1. decorum
2. default
3. defer
4. delineate
5. demise
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: psycho saint on February 05, 2011, 04:37:14 PM
Decorum- polite behavior
Default- failure to fulfill an obligation, preselected option adopted by Pc and cell phones until an alternative is selected
Defer- postpone
Delineate-portray by paintings
Demise- Termination
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 05, 2011, 04:50:34 PM
Wow! what a quick reply from psycho saint! Well done!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: psycho saint on February 05, 2011, 05:11:28 PM
Thank u Madam...
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 05, 2011, 05:17:42 PM
you r always welcome!

5 more words as u know today's D-day! (???what does it mean???)

1. domicile
2. dorment
3. dossier
4. drone
5. dubious

Have a great day!!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on February 06, 2011, 11:03:55 AM
1. Domicile = An abode,permanent residence
2. Drone = The male of the honey-bee
3. Dossier = Epitome,Precis
4. Dubicious = Doubtfull,Ambiguous
5. Dorment = Latent,Sleeping
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 06, 2011, 04:43:05 PM
good job iqbaloo7!

Drone also means idle person. Whenever drone's verb, it'll mean talk dully/buzz or murmur like a bee.

Dossier means file of documents on a subject.

Dormant means sleeping/lethargic/latent.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 06, 2011, 04:51:32 PM
Today's words:

1.dissuade
2.dissident
3.dissonance
4.dolorous
5.docile

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on February 06, 2011, 06:45:34 PM
dissuade: discourage (am I right?)
docile: obedient
dissonance: discord

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on February 07, 2011, 05:38:32 PM
1. Dissuade = advice against
2. Dissident = Discordant
3. Dissonance = Harsh, unpleasent to the ear
4. Dolorous = Doleful, painful
5. Docile = Obedient
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on February 07, 2011, 07:47:44 PM
 Mam, here is my findings for those words:

 :) :) :)
 Dissuade = put off, discourage, talk out off.
 Dissident = dissenter, rebellious.
 Dissonance = discord, disagreement, conflict.
 Dolorous = painful, intolerable situation, doleful.
 Docile = compliant, unassuming, tame, obedient.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 08, 2011, 12:54:49 PM
Very good! goodboy & iqbal007 u both got 5/5!

Anis sir, u got 3. I think, if u tried 2 other words, u would also get 5 like goodboy & iqbal007.

Thank u all !
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 08, 2011, 06:25:39 PM
'D-day' is ahead of us. so we'll learn few more words from D.

1.dismount
2.disruptive
3.dissension
4.dissipation
5.distort
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on February 08, 2011, 06:42:59 PM
'dis' is the common affix in this word I see. The words are also familiar to me.   
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 08, 2011, 06:55:24 PM
yes!! today's words got a common affix. Why aren't you giving the meanings? I'm waiting for the meanings.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on February 08, 2011, 07:04:29 PM
dismount : get off

disruptive : causing problem

dissension : disagreement

dissipation : Disappearing

distort : twist or change anything
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on February 08, 2011, 10:51:23 PM
1. Dismount = Alight,Descend,Get off
2. Disruptive = Apiece, Causing disruption
3. Dissension =  Discord, Disagreement
4. Dissipation = Squandering, Dissolute living
5. Distort = Impair, Deface, Deform, twist.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 09, 2011, 12:35:35 PM
Well done iqbal007 and anis sir! u both scored 5/5!

Now note down today's word:

1. demonic
2. denounce
3. dilly-dally
4. diminish
5. discomfit

Hope u r taking preparation for tomorrow. All the best!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: psycho saint on February 09, 2011, 09:57:16 PM
demonic- devilish
denounce- condemn
dilly-dally- vacillate, waver
diminish- reduce
discomfit- frustrate, thwart
i love the word demonic... ;D
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on February 11, 2011, 08:56:22 PM
demonic- devilish
denounce- condemn, criticize, censure
dilly-dally- be uncertain, vacillate
diminish- reduce, lessen
discomfit- humiliate, mortify
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 12, 2011, 05:11:03 PM
Hope you enjoyed a lot on 10 February! Me too.

Thanks to goodboy and psycho! Psycho saint, why do u like the word demonic?

Today's words:
1. humdrum
2. hula hoop
3. huffy
4. hurdy-gurdy
5. hurly-burly



Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on February 13, 2011, 12:34:59 AM
1. humdrum--monotonous
2. hula hoop--plaything consisting of a tubular plastic hoop for swinging around the hips 
3. huffy--touchy
4. hurdy-gurdy-Any instrument, such as a barrel organ, played by turning a crank
5. hurly-burly-noisy confusion

 
mam please explain number 4 n 5 ..



md. tarek mahmud
111-15-1303
CSE-2011
1st semister(C)
01611227005
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on February 13, 2011, 11:27:09 AM
1. Humdrum = Dull,Commonplace,Monotonous
2. Huffy = Taking offence easily, angry
3. Hurly-burly = Bustle,Tumult,Confusion
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 13, 2011, 06:34:42 PM
Dear orange tarek,

welcome to this topic! Thanks for your interests.

Hurly-burly means a very noisy and busy activity or situation. An example sentence: He enjoys the hurly-burly of political debate.

Hurdy-gurdy is a small musical instrument that is played by turning a handle.

If you want to see how does Hurdy-gurdy look, you can go through the following link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjyAA-kRZaw


Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 13, 2011, 06:41:17 PM
Let's learn some different ways of laughing   ;D

1. giggle
2. chuckle
3. titter
4. snicker
5. guffaw



Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on February 13, 2011, 09:26:11 PM
1. Giggle = Laugh with short catches of voice
2. Chukle = A short suppressed laugh
3. Titter = Laugh in a restrained manner
4. Snicker =  Give smothered laugh
5. Guffer = Laugh loudly,Boisterous laugh
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on February 13, 2011, 11:30:20 PM
1. Giggle =spasmodic laugh.
2. Chukle =  To laugh quietly or to oneself.
3. Titter = A nervous giggle.
4. Snicker = slightly stifled laugh
5. Guffaw = Laugh out  loudly,(ottohasso)



orange tarek
111-15-1303
CSE(C)
01911227005
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 15, 2011, 12:38:13 PM
Thanks orange tarek! have u tried the laughters?  :) can u explain the word 'spasmodic'?
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 15, 2011, 01:00:57 PM
Quiz time:

1. She had a ispedvirut influence on the rest of the class.
2. They were  cednudone as spies.
3. She gave a nervous egiglg.
4. The article gave a sedotirtd picture of his childhood.
5. He was clearly taking delight in her citrudomfisie.

The underlined words are not arranged. You have to rearrange the words.

Have a happy quiz  :)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on February 17, 2011, 02:13:34 AM
 No, mam i didn't tried the laughters.
Mam  maybe "spasmodic" means irregular.
am i right mam???
or if wrong , please inform me the correct.

orange tarek
111-15-1303
CSE(C section) 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on February 17, 2011, 02:42:57 AM
answer of the quiz( i think its so much painful)



1.ispedvirut-------disruptive
2. cednudone--denounced
3.egiglg------------giggle
4.sedotirtd--------distorted
5.citrudomfisie----



orange tarek
111-15-1303
CSE-2011(C section)
01911227005
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on February 18, 2011, 05:08:42 PM
Mam........to much hard to rearrange all the words..........but tarek did a fantastic job................

The last word--------citrudomfisie.....I also failed to extract the meaning.......please mam give your answers......
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: psycho saint on February 20, 2011, 12:30:54 AM
citrudomfisie-----discomfiture...
i guess m right but the problem is i ate an I from the jumble letters to make the arranged word..
mam i like the word demonic coz i feel dat i am 99.99% demon...
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on February 20, 2011, 10:18:35 PM
orange is   little confiused about saints answer...  ???
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: psycho saint on February 22, 2011, 09:00:01 PM
why r u confused ,orange ???
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on February 23, 2011, 01:15:02 AM
coz this word is unknown 2 me
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Golam Kibria on February 23, 2011, 10:17:02 AM
The meaning of discomfiture is  disappointment,defeat.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: bcdas on February 23, 2011, 03:40:53 PM
Congratulate !!!!!!!!!!!!........ Madam



Carry on with speed.............


Thanks.   
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 28, 2011, 03:13:37 PM
BCD Sir,

We must congratulate the people who worked hard to rearrange the jumbled words.

orange tarek, psycho saint u did an excellent job  :)

We've taken a short break from learning new words. Now it's time to start again:

1. Implicate
2. eminent
3. die-hard
4. bewilderment
5. arabesque
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on February 28, 2011, 03:33:26 PM




Implicate------entangle, involve
eminent-------distinguished,high,lofty
die-hard-------the person who dies hard or resists to the end
bewilderment--confused,perplexity
arabesque-----Arabic drum and music(maybe)



orange tarek
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Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 28, 2011, 03:45:05 PM
Wow! what a quick answer!!

arabesque is the term used in ballet. It indicates a position in which the dancer balances on one leg with the other leg lifted and streatched out behind parallel to the ground.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 28, 2011, 05:46:32 PM
here are some more words:

1.ingenuous
2.lethargic
3.malleable
4.misanthrope
5.obdurate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on February 28, 2011, 09:01:56 PM
thank you mam..
Synonyms   of last given  words:



1.ingenuous---frank
2.lethargic--lazy, indolent, torpid
3.malleable--impressionable, moldable, flexible, pliable.
4.misanthrope-a hater of humankind.
5.obdurate- hard, obstinate, callous, unbending, inflexible

orange tarek
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Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on February 28, 2011, 09:32:44 PM
1. Ingenuous = Straightforward,Guileless
2. Lethargic= Inactive,Sluggish,Indolent,torpid
3. Malleable= Supple,Limber,Pliable,Moldable
4.Misanthrope= A person who hates humankind
5. Obdurate= Inured,Obtuse,Reprobate,Unregenerate,Callous
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 01, 2011, 03:10:35 PM
well done iqbal007 and orange tarek!

New words for today:

1.   Approbation
2.   Sanction
3.   Accreditation
4.   Imprimatur
5.   Ratification

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on March 01, 2011, 05:52:13 PM
1. Approbation= Praise,Approval,Commendation
2. Sanction= permit
3. Accrediatation=Recognized
4. Imprimatur=Support
5. Rtification= Approve,validate,Corroborate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on March 01, 2011, 07:28:48 PM

1.   Approbation--approval; commendation.
2.   Sanction---permit.
3.   Accreditation--creditable, or reputable; sanction.
4.   Imprimatur--sanction or approval. support
5.   Ratification-Approve,validate



orange tarek
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on March 03, 2011, 12:21:11 AM
Her is my answers>>>>>>>

1.   Approbation—Approval, consent, praise.
2.   Sanction---authorize, allow.
3.   Accreditation-endorsement, certification.
4.   Imprimatur- sanction, official approval.
5.   Ratification- sanction, endorsement, permission.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 03, 2011, 04:17:50 PM
Today's words with their word classes in bracket:

1. Kindle (vt)
2. Laudable (adj)
3. Manifold (adj)
4. Nimble (adj)
5. Oblivion (n)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: psycho saint on March 03, 2011, 08:29:07 PM
i guess i took a long break ....m back again madam...:D

kindle: burst into flame
laudable: praiseworthy
manifold: many and various
nimble: versatile
oblivion: the state of forgetting
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on March 03, 2011, 11:07:21 PM
My answers:

kindle: encourage, stimulate
laudable: creditable, worthy
manifold: various, diverse.
nimble: lively, quick.
oblivion: stupor, void, nothingness.
 



Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on March 04, 2011, 12:12:21 PM
1. Kindle = Arouse,Incite,bestir,Awaken
2. Loudable = Commendable,Deserving praise,Praise worthy
3. Manifold = Various,Multitudinous,Divers,Sundry
4. Nimble = Brisk,Swift,Lively
5. Oblivion = the state of forgetting
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 05, 2011, 04:45:28 PM
@psycho saint...yes it was a long break for me also. I went to Nepal for attending and presenting a paper in a conference.

Thanks to goodboy, iqbal and tarek for yours effort.

Now it's time to have few words:
1. pedigree (noun,adj)
2. pediment (noun)
3. peekaboo (noun)
4. penchant(noun)
5. penance(noun)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on March 05, 2011, 05:17:22 PM
1. pedigree ---lineage..genealogy
2. pediment - ---a triangular gable between a horizontal entablature and a sloping roof
3. peekaboo --a game enjoyed by children
4. penchant--a strong inclination or liking; bent or taste
5. penance--suffering. penitence

to days words are so  hard mam.. and i am confused  with my answers..

orange tarek
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Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on March 05, 2011, 06:59:40 PM
1.pedigree --- rare breed, lineage.
2. pediment ---
3. peekaboo –--- one type of game.
4. penchant—--liking, fondness
5. penance—--reparation, apology

Mam, I just managed ti find those...........please mam explain all the words with ans...

Thanks mam...
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on March 05, 2011, 10:32:53 PM
1. Pedigree = Ancestry,Lineage
2. Pediment = Typically triangular with a horizontal cornice and raking cornice
3. Peekaboo = A game played by children
4. Penchant = A strong inclination,taste or liking for something
5. Penance = voluntary self-punishment to atone for a sin, crime, etc,a feeling of regret for   one's           wrongdoings
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 06, 2011, 05:10:15 PM
Pedigree often means a person's family history or background especially when this is impressive. For example: She was proud of her long pedigree.
It also means to a knowledge or an official record of the animals from which an animal has been bred: dogs with good pedigrees.

Pediment is the part in the shape of a triangle above the entrance of a building in the ancient Greek style.
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Peekaboo....well...My 11-month old daughter enjoys the game most. It's a simple game. I keep hiding my face and then showing it again, saying 'Peekaboo!!' and she gifts me a big smile!

Penchant is a special liking for something: She has a penchant for chocolate.

Penance..the word is used in particular religions. It is an act that you give yourselves to do, or that a priest gives you to do in order to show that you are sorry for something you have done wrong: to do penance for your sins.
It also means something that you have to do even though you don't like doing it: She regards living in Dhaka as a penance. She hates big cities.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 06, 2011, 06:00:37 PM
Today's words:
 1. flux (noun)
 2. flurry (noun)
 3. fluvial
 4. fog-horn
 5. foible

For the picture of pediment you can go through the following page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pediment
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on March 06, 2011, 06:25:46 PM
Congrats!!! This topic has got 101 replies!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on March 06, 2011, 07:09:57 PM
1. Flux = Course,Current,Flood,Stream
2. Flurry = Upset,Pother,Fuss,Ado
3. Fluvial = Found in a river
4. Fog-horn = A deep,Loud voice,Loud horn
5. Foible = frailty, quirk, crotchet, eccentricity, peculiarity.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on March 06, 2011, 09:51:13 PM
Thank you so much mam for your kind & generous replay...........

Here Ive tried to find some meanings of those words you've given...... except "fluvial"

 1. flux (noun): fluctuation, change.
 2. flurry (noun): spell, outbreak.
 3. Fluvial:
 4. Fog-horn: loud voice.
 5. Foible: fault, shortcoming, quirt.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on March 07, 2011, 02:41:37 AM
 1. flux --    alteration, change, flow, fluctuation, fluidity, instability, modification,
 motion, mutability, mutation, transition, unrest
 2. flurry --activity, agility, alacrity, alertness, animation,  ballgame, big idea,  business, bustle, commotion, dash, deal, energy, enterprise, flurry, force, functioning, game, going, happening, haste,, hopper, in the works, industry,
 life, liveliness, motion, movement, occupation, operation, plan, power, process, proposition,

 
 3. fluvial--**********

4. fog-horn--loud voice.scream.

 5. foible-characteristic, defect, eccentricity, failing, fault, frailty, idiosyncrasy, infirmity,
kink, mannerism, oddity,
peculiarity, quirk, shortcoming, singularity, vice, weak point, weakness ...


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Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 08, 2011, 01:41:12 PM
Thanks Orange for giving us lots of synonyms of the words!

 fluvial is a technical word that means to be connected with rivers: fluvial erosion

 flux: Our society is in a state of flux. Here flux indicates a continuous change.

 flurry: Her arrival caused a flurry of excitement.( an occasion when there is a lot of activity, interest, excitement within a short period of
          time.     
          flurries of snow/rain (a small amount of snow/ rain that falls for a short time.)

 foible: we have to tolerate each other's little foibles.

 fog-horn: He got a voice like fog-horn.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 08, 2011, 01:49:14 PM
Today's words:

1. empirical
2. empathy
3. emolument
4. emulate
5. encore
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Golam Kibria on March 08, 2011, 02:34:42 PM
Today's my answer:

1.Empirical:
2.Empathy:
3.Emolument: Salary,profit,fees.
4.Emulate: to reach the candidate.
5.Encore: one more
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 08, 2011, 02:56:19 PM
Thanx Golam Kibria for the answers. Let's see the answers from others.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 09, 2011, 04:58:57 PM
No answers yet!!

May be people are busy in studying for mid-term.

1.Empirical: based on experience or experiments rather than ideas or theories.
2.Empathy: the ability to understand one's feeling
4.Emulate: to try to do sth for anyone because u admire him/her.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 09, 2011, 05:04:39 PM
today's word: (taken from this week's star life style)

1, Centenary
2. vermilion
3. frizzy
4.aggression
5.compensate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on March 09, 2011, 10:17:31 PM
there was no reply from orange..
beause orange is ill . :'(.
he is expeting "DUAH" from everyone .Hope he will come
 round soon ..
synonims of todays words.......

1, Centenary-- centennial, centuplicate, century, hundredth .hundred
2. vermilion- red ,the colour of blood..bittersweet, bloodshot, blooming, blush, brick, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, cerise, cherry,
3. frizzy-crimped,  kinky
4.aggression--assailment, assault, blitz, blitzkrieg, encroachment, injury, invasion,
5.compensate--atone, come down with, commit, guerdon, indemnify, make good, pay, pay up, plank out,.

orange tarek
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Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on March 09, 2011, 10:21:03 PM
mam   social web  a kothay comment korte hobe bujhtesi na...
please help me...

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Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 10, 2011, 01:16:39 PM
Dear Orange Tarek,

Hope u'll get well soon inshAllah! In social web u've to search ENG 113. This is your course code. After that, find out section C. Then, enter into the course blog. Start writing comments in the given box. Save it for publishing the comments.

Good Luck!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 10, 2011, 01:19:22 PM
New Words:

 
1.   Presumptuous
2.   Overbearing
3.   Overweening
4.   Haughty
5.          Arrogant
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on March 10, 2011, 06:24:37 PM
thanks mam for helping me..i was confused about it..
answer of today's words..



1.   Presumptuous--arrogant, audacious, bold, cheeky, conceited, confident, contumelious, egotistic, 

        foolhardy,
2.   Overbearing--ascendant, autocratic, bossy, cavalier,  despotic, dictatorial, disdainful, dogmatic,
3.   Overweening--brash, cavalier, conceited, egotistical, haughty, highhanded, insolent, lordly, pompous,
4.   Haughty--assuming, conceited, contemptuous, detached, disdainful, distant, egotistic,
5.    Arrogant--    aloof, assuming, audacious, autocratic, biggety, bossy, bragging, cavalier, cheeky,
                                      cocky, cold-shoulder, conceited, contemptuous

orange tarek :)
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daffodil int. uni..
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 12, 2011, 01:30:42 PM
all the words are synonymous for the word 'arrogant'
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: bidita on March 12, 2011, 09:11:04 PM


                                Synonym for some words
 
Irrelevant ::immaterial, unrelated, unconnected, beside the point.

Extraordinary :: strange, peculior, singular, odd, curious, weird, unusual, uncommon, rare, remarkable.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: bcdas on March 13, 2011, 12:55:54 PM
NJ Mam,

what's the short-cut method of learning English? we are very busy with Exam. duty (A-D)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 13, 2011, 06:00:30 PM
BCdas Sir,

I'm also busy with 12 duties. you might get 'off' duty in some slots. But I'm not getting any. In the previous semesters, specially when u r in the xam commitee, u probably noticed that I had the duties both in Science faculty  & English Dept. 

Short-cut method is not always good & truly speaking, there's no short-cut for learning English. you'll get lots of 3-month course in English. From that course u may learn only the basic of the language. If u want to be skilled in English..u've to go through a regular practice.

Thanks Bidita for making a contribution in this topic!     
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 13, 2011, 06:04:51 PM
Today's words:

1. Slog
2. Squat
3. Rebut
4. Plod
5. Fib
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 14, 2011, 01:05:40 PM
Meaning:

1. Slog: to hit a ball very hard
2. Squat: to sit on your heels with your knees bent up close to your body/ to live in a building or on land which is not yours
3. Rebut: to say or prove that a statement is false
4. Plod: to walk slowly with heavy steps
5. Fib: a statement that is not true

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 14, 2011, 01:10:01 PM
New Words:

1. grumble
2. gruel
3. grubby
4. gridlock
5. griddle
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: bidita on March 14, 2011, 04:13:18 PM


Meaning

1. grumble= say many times that you do not like something.
2. gruel= a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)
3. grubby= Dirty; grimy
4. gridlock= A complete lack of movement or progress resulting in a backup or stagnation
5. griddle= A flat metal surface, such as a pan, that is used for cooking by dry heat.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: bidita on March 14, 2011, 04:30:19 PM


New words

1.Genteel
2.Gesticulate
3.Ghastly
4.Giddy
5.Gospel
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 16, 2011, 04:49:58 PM
no reply yet!!

Bidita,,give us the meanings!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 16, 2011, 05:03:44 PM
Quiz Time again::

Fill in the blanks with the words you learnt from this topic::

1. The school will celebrate it's _________ next year.
2. Stop telling ________.
3. Nothing can __________ for the loss of a loved one.
4. The research shows that computer games may cause _________.
5. It is reported in yesterday's newspaper that the nation is in __________.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 16, 2011, 05:12:35 PM
...and  a home task:  :)

know the meanings of the foloowing words:

1. brawl
2. breach
3. broach
4. brood
5. bulge
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on March 16, 2011, 10:57:20 PM
synonim

1. brawl--affray, altercation, argument, battle, battle royal, bickering, broil, clash, disorder, dispute,
2. breach-aperture, break, chasm, chip, cleft, crack, discontinuity, fissure, hole, opening, rent, rift, rupture, slit, split
3. broach-- advance, approach, bring up, hint at, interject, interpose, introduce, mention, moot, move, offer,
4. brood--    be in brown study, bleed, chafe inwardly, consider, daydream, deliberate, despond, dream
5. bulge--- appendage, bagginess, blob, bump, bunch, bunching, convexity, dilation, distention, excess



ans. of Quiz

Fill in the blanks with the words you learnt from this topic::

1. The school will celebrate it's    --silver jubilee--   next year.
2. Stop telling ________lie.
3. Nothing can __be a  replacement________ for the loss of a loved one.
4. The research shows that computer games may cause _________harm.
5. It is reported in yesterday's newspaper that the nation is in __________victim.

orange tarek
111-15-1303
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on March 16, 2011, 11:19:05 PM
I'm back ........mam, too much busy with the exam.........but I think it is our necessity!!!!!!!
 here is my answers:

 Brawl: scuffle, fight, clash, affray, scrap.
 breach: Break, violate, contravene, disobey, fraught.
 broach: mention, raise, introduce, approach.
 brood: clutch, litter, children, Kids, family.
 bulge: protuberance, swell, knot, lump, distension.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: iqbal007 on March 17, 2011, 05:06:14 PM
I am back...
Here is amy ans.
1. brawl = wrangle, row, tumult, affray, altercation, rumpus,squabble, fight, bicker, row,a noisy quarrel,    squabble, or fight.
2. breach = Breach, infraction, violation, fracture, crack, rent, opening,alienation, split, rift, schism, separation, dissension.
3. broach = introduce, propose, bring up, submit, advance,Machinery . an elongated, tapered, serrated cutting tool for shaping and enlarging holes,
4. brood =  line, stock, strain
5. bulge = protrude, project, stick out,a rounded projection, bend, or protruding part; protuberance; hump: a bulge in a wall
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on March 17, 2011, 11:04:56 PM
orange is first......... :)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: bidita on March 18, 2011, 06:16:50 PM


First of all I apologize for late reply

Meaning of my given words


1.Genteel= quit or polite
2.Gesticulate= move your hands and arms about to express yourself
3.Ghastly= very pale or ill
4.Giddy= feeling that everything is spinning around and that you are going to fall
5.Gospel= style of religion singing


Thank you
BIDITA
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nature on March 19, 2011, 12:26:03 AM
What is the meaning is these words are given below..

1. Offing -
2. Oho -
3. Ogre -
4. Splendor -
5. Thump -

Please give me these  vocabulary answer.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on March 19, 2011, 06:28:23 PM
Hi Faruque, How are you??? Welcome to the topic……………..

I've tried the words that you given:
 Offing – most probably….”protesting something” I guess.
 Oho -
 Ogre – monster, giant, tyrant.
 Splendor – brilliance, grandeur, luxury.
 Thump – punch, hit, strike.

Where did you find the word “oho”? I can’t understand the word!!!!! Good luck.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 21, 2011, 04:44:58 PM
Heyyyyy....plz solve the quiz first!!

Only Orange tarek answered the quiz. Plz orange try to solve the rest of 4 questions.

It's good to see more people are involving with us.

Welcome back iqbal007 & goodboy! Thanks Bidita for your answer

Carry on with a good spirit!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on March 21, 2011, 05:12:19 PM
The word 'oho'; is that any expression only?

The quiz answer that tarek tried, was wrong I think. I suppose, you told them to pick the words only from the lists discussed here.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on March 21, 2011, 05:19:27 PM
After a short research (!) I got two answers.

1. Centenary
2. Fib
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on March 21, 2011, 05:24:54 PM
Can I ask you for the meaning of few words?

1. acrimonious
2. ashen
3. baroque
4. bard
5. coy
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: bcdas on March 22, 2011, 02:38:18 PM
AR carry on ........................

is it correct

Ashen- same as black
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 22, 2011, 04:13:27 PM
The meaning of 'ashen' is very pale or without color.

A sentence with 'ashen':: His face was ashen and wet with sweat.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 22, 2011, 04:25:35 PM
The word meanings are given below::

1. acrimonious:  stinging, caustic.
                      His tendency to utter acrimonious remarks alienated his audience

2. ashen: Plz see the previous post
3. baroque: highly ornate
                Accustomed to the severe, angular lines of modern skyscrapers, they found the flamboyance of baroque architecture amusing. 

4. bard: poet
           The ancient bard Homer sang of the fall of Troy.

5. coy:shy; modest
          She was coy in her answers to his offer.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 22, 2011, 04:31:03 PM
New words for you::

1.craven
2.coquette
3.cacophony
4.callow
5.calumny

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nature on March 22, 2011, 09:57:26 PM
Dear Shajib.........Thanks for your answer.........
The words OHO means......An Exclamation of surprise.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on March 24, 2011, 10:49:27 PM
Yes, Faruque...........I've also thought so. the word "OHO" means the exclamation point when we get astonished towards something.......or when we make some mistakes!!!!

Thank you for your co-operation.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on March 24, 2011, 11:00:44 PM
Mam, Here is my answers:

1.Craven: cowardly, gutless, weak
2.Coquette:
3.cacophony: dissonance, disharmony.
4.Callow: immature, naïve, raw.
5.Calumny: slander, defamation, lie.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 27, 2011, 05:42:31 PM
Coquette: the term is used for a woman who behaves in a way that is intended to attract men. 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 27, 2011, 05:54:40 PM
new words for today:
1.eloquent
2.elucidate
3.elusive
4.emaciated
5.elongate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on March 27, 2011, 07:58:14 PM
My todays answer:

 Eloquent:  expressive, fluent, articulate, persuasive
 Elucidate: make clear, explain, reveal
 Elusive :    indefinable, vague, mysterious  , obscure                                                                                                                                                                Emaciated: thin, wasted, shrunken
 Elongate: lengthen, widen, extend, make longer
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: bidita on March 30, 2011, 08:50:26 AM



Today's words

1. Disheveled
2. Dissertation
3. Doctrinaire
4. Dismay
5. Diverge
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 30, 2011, 01:46:39 PM
Meanings:
1. Disheveled : very untidy
2. Dissertation: a long piece of writing written for a university degree
3. Doctrinaire: strictly following a theory in all circumstances
4. Dismay: worried, sad feeling after receiving an unpleasant surprise/to make somebody feel shocked
5. Diverge: to separate and go in different directions.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 30, 2011, 01:52:03 PM
Thanks to goodboy for answering me.

'emaciated' means thin and weak, usually because of illness or lack of food.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 30, 2011, 01:54:56 PM
Few more words:

1.Frenzy
2.frigid
3.Frill
4.fritz
5.fringe
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: bidita on March 30, 2011, 07:36:12 PM


Meaning


1.Frenzy = violent excitement
2.frigid = very cold
3.Frill = decorative border on a dress
4.fritz =  ?
5.fringe = hair hanging over the overhead
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on March 30, 2011, 11:14:42 PM
Meanings:(except "fritz")

1.Frenzy: fury, anger, rage, passion.
2.frigid: cold, frosty, chilly, glacial.
3.Frill: decoration, lace, extra, add-on.
4.fritz: ????...
5.fringe: tassel, border, edge.
 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 31, 2011, 12:38:15 PM
Infact, the word 'fritz' is a part of the idiom 'on the fritz' that means 'not working'.

Example sentence: The TV is on the fritz again.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 31, 2011, 12:50:14 PM
New words:

1. cold war
2. cold spell
3. cold-shoulder
4. cold-hearted
5. cold-blooded
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 03, 2011, 10:58:52 AM
No reply yet!!!!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 06, 2011, 03:17:50 PM
1. cold war : A very unfriendly relationship between two countries.
2. cold spell : a period when the weather is colder
3. cold-shoulder : to treat somebody in an unfriendly way
4. cold-hearted : not showing any love or sympathy for other people
5. cold-blooded : showing no pity for other people
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 06, 2011, 03:21:00 PM
New words:

1. Burglar
2.Contemptuous
3.Dauntless
4.Equivocal
5.Fatuous
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 07, 2011, 05:42:37 PM
Meanings are:

1. Burglar : Thief, Robber, Intruder
2.Contemptuous : Arrogant, Haughty, Disdainful
3.Dauntless : Resolute, Intrepid, Fearless
4.Equivocal : Ambiguous, Vague
5.Fatuous : Foolish, Stupid, Indolent
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 07, 2011, 05:45:13 PM
Today's words are:

1. Ignominious
2. Undaunted
3. Sedate
4. Titanic
5. Warily
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 09, 2011, 04:59:07 PM
The meanings:

1. Ignominious: Disgraceful, Humiliating
2. Undaunted: Intrepid, Fearless
3. Sedate :Calm, Composed
4. Titanic: Huge, Immense
5. Warily : Cautiously, Carefully 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 09, 2011, 05:01:55 PM
Today's words:

1. Ratify
2. Holocaust
3. Jolt
4. Idyllic
5. Ken
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on April 15, 2011, 02:29:51 PM
orange tarek is back.. :)
here's my answers :



1. Ratify-accredit, approve, authenticate,  bear  out,  bind, bless, certify, commission, confirm, consent,
2. Holocaust-annihilation, carnage, catastrophe, devastation, extermination, 
3. Jolt-knock, knock  over,  lay  out,  perturb, rock, shake,
4. Idyllic-Arcadian,  bucolic, charming, comfortable
5. Ken-acumen, apprehending, apprehension, attention

orange tarek
CSE-C section
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Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 16, 2011, 02:07:15 PM
Welcome back Orange Tarek!!  :)

Today's words:

1. Oust
2.Pervade
3.Torpid
4.Zany
5.Canny
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: irina on April 19, 2011, 11:49:59 AM
Very inspiring. Students need to expand their vocabulary.When they discover that their vocabulary is expanding, they feel encouraged and motivated to learn the foreign language.
To my mind, vocabulary and structures should be taught in context, not in isolation.Right?
Thank you.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 19, 2011, 02:39:25 PM
Thank you Irina Miss for your suggestion. It's really nice to find valuable comments on 'Power Your Vocabulary' from an experienced teacher like you.  I also feel that vocabulary with context helps the students to understand it's usage. Sometimes I use context, specillay in quizzes. I'll be a bit regular to show the words in context.  
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 19, 2011, 03:57:47 PM
Word Meanings:
1. Oust : Dismiss, Though out
2.Pervade: Permeate, Saturate
3.Torpid : Lethargic, Sluggish
4.Zany :Crazy, Comic
5.Canny:Crafty, Clever, Shrewd

Now put the words in the following blanks:

1. He is walking slowly. He seems to me a _____ type of guy.
2. She always talks in an amusing way. She knows to make ____ humour.
3. Mr. Zaman is known to us as a _____ politician.
4. The rebels finally managed to _____ the King from power.
5.The entire house was ______ by a sour smell.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 19, 2011, 04:03:52 PM
Here are some new words:

1.Dampen
2.Feat
3.Gash
4.Hoax
5.Idiosyncrasy
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 23, 2011, 04:54:08 PM
Answers:

1.Dampen: Make wet, Moisten
2.Feat: Achievement, Accomplishment
3.Gash:Wound, Slash out
4.Hoax:Trick, Prank
5.Idiosyncrasy:Peculiarity, Eccentricity 

The answer of the fill in the blanks:
1. torpid
2. zany
3.canny
4.oust
5.pervaded
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 23, 2011, 04:56:37 PM
Today's words:

1.Juvenile
2.Mimicry
3.Opulence
4.Plausible
5.Quiver
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 30, 2011, 03:14:59 PM
After a loooooooonnnng break let's explore the meaning of the following words:

1.Juvenile:Adolescent, Young
2.Mimicry:Camouflage, Imitation
3.Opulence:Wealth, Affluence
4.Plausible:Reasonable, Believable
5.Quiver:Shiver, Tremble

Can anyone show me how those words are applied in sentences?
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on April 30, 2011, 03:16:54 PM
New words:

1. Raid
2. Unblemished
3. Waddle
4. Yelp
5. Zealot
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 04, 2011, 02:48:24 PM
Let's explore the meanings:

1. Raid:Attack, Foray
2. Unblemished: Flawless, Perfect
3. Waddle: Stagger
4. Yelp : Scream, Shout
5. Zealot: Fanatic, Bigot
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 04, 2011, 02:50:29 PM
New words:

1. Dangle
2. Ebb
3. Hubbub
4. Nod
5. Gibe
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 07, 2011, 06:13:08 PM
W/M:

1. Dangle: Suspend, Hang
2. Ebb : Decay, Fade, Diminish
3. Hubbub : Uproar, Noise
4. Nod : Consent, Approve
5. Gibe : Deride, Ridicule, Mock
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 07, 2011, 06:15:02 PM
New words:

1. Vindicate
2. Shun
3. Regimen
4. Transfix
5. Posterity
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 09, 2011, 03:01:45 PM
W/M:
1. Vindicate: Justify, Support
2. Shun: Avoid, Eschew
3. Regimen: Treatment
4. Transfix: Pierce, Impale
5. Posterity: Offspring, Descendant
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on May 12, 2011, 12:17:58 AM
After a loooooooooooong break!!!!! I've managed to come back, mam.
and I've tried to discover some sentences related to the following words:

1.Juvenile:Adolescent, Young
2.Mimicry:Camouflage, Imitation
3.Opulence:Wealth, Affluence
4.Plausible:Reasonable, Believable
5.Quiver:Shiver, Tremble

Sentences:----------
1.This age of globalization needs juvenile working hands.
2.The act of mimicking is called mimicry,where people used to sound as same as the others.
3.Our country is rich in natural opulence.
4.His implausible act made everyone emotional.
5.The arrow crossed the river quivering.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 14, 2011, 03:30:46 PM
Welcome back goodboy! Hope this time u'll be able to contribute in this topic quite regularly.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 14, 2011, 03:35:26 PM
Some new words:

1.Stringent
2.Strife
3.Stride
4.Strenuous
5.Strap
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on May 14, 2011, 08:31:16 PM
Mam, here are the answers for the words:

Stringent: sever, strict, regular, stern.
Strife: trouble, conflict, discord, contention.
Stride: pace, step, tread, gait, tramp.
Strenuous: tiring, arduous, laborious, tough.
Strap: band, fastening, belt, strip, leash.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 22, 2011, 04:45:53 PM
Some new words:

1. Gild
2. Forestall
3. Fishy
4. Fickle
5. Fervent
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: shibli on May 22, 2011, 05:10:49 PM
Gild= To cover the surface of something with bright gold light

Forestall= to prevent something from happening by acting quickly

Fishy= Seeming dishonest or false

Fickle= likely to change opinion or feelings suddenly and without a good reason

Fervent= beliefs that are strongly, earnestly or sincerely felt
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 23, 2011, 05:46:51 PM
Shibli Sir!!!! I am honored and delighted finding your name in this thread :)))

Thank u sir for the answer!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 25, 2011, 02:47:57 PM
Quiz: Go through the word meanings of the previous thread and fill the blanks of the following sentences:

1. There's something _____ going on here.
2. He is a _____ admirer of his English teacher.
3. The golden light ____ the sea.
4. The weather here is notoriously ______.
5. Try to aniticipate what your child will do and ____ problems.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on May 26, 2011, 02:23:29 AM
Ans. for the quiz:

q1. Fishy
q2. fervent
q3. Gilded.
q4. fickle.
q5. Forestall.

Hoping that.......I'm correct!!!!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: shibli on May 26, 2011, 11:25:01 AM
Sajib, you are one of the most brilliant students i have ever found as my student. You are my favorite student too. Keep all your positive performance up. Cheers!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 26, 2011, 04:25:28 PM
yes goodboy u r correct!! Bravo!!

Some new words for today:

1. Peninsula
2. Patronage
3. Partisan
4. Parasite
5. Panacea
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on May 27, 2011, 01:02:41 AM
Thank you so much!!!!! Mam......Here is my Todays answers for the words:

 Peninsula: neck of land, cape, isthmus.
Patronage: support, investment, sponsorship.
Partisan: follower, devotee, member, fan.
Parasite: scrounger, freeloader, sponge.
 Panacea: universal remedy, cure, solution.

And specially, I want to say "Thanks" to my most favorite teacher in DIU......Mr. Shibli Shahriar. I'm very much delighted for your giving encouragement to me!!!!!!!
It's really an HONOR for me..........& I always want to be your most Favorite.......Always keep your Hand on my head.......That is the only wish to you from me......

Again, Thank you very much, Sir.
Also, to you......Mam.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 29, 2011, 04:43:38 PM
New Words:

1. Holocaust
2. Quaint
3. Ignominious
4. Sedate
5. Antagonism
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 30, 2011, 05:19:15 PM
Word Meanings:

1. Holocaust: Slaughter
2. Quaint: Queer, Odd but Attractive
3. Ignominious: Disgraceful, Humiliating
4. Sedate : Calm, Composed
5. Antagonism: Opposition, Hostility, Enmity
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on May 30, 2011, 06:02:48 PM
Quiz on previous thread:

Put words in the blanks:

1. He made one mistake and his career came to an  _________ end.
2. We followed the young-sters at a more ______ pace.
3. He made one mistake and his career came to an _______ end.
4. Last year we visited a ______ and charming seaside village.
5. The _______ he felt towards his old enemy was still very strong.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on June 01, 2011, 11:07:42 PM
Answer for the Quiz:

Q1. Ignominious
Q2. Quaint
Q3. Ignominious
Q4. Sedate
Q5. Antagonism

In the Q's 1 & 3, there is Article "An" before the gap!!!!

So I think that, "Ignominious" should be the ans. for both.

If not, please mam ans. me with explanation. Thanks mam.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 02, 2011, 01:22:34 PM
yes..goodboy..u r right! The answer will be same for A & C.

Thank u for the answers.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 02, 2011, 01:35:24 PM
Today's words:

1. Opulence
2. Zealot
3. Cogent
4. Diminutive
5. Dilate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 04, 2011, 01:54:43 PM
Word meanings:

1. Opulence: Wealth, Affluence
2. Zealot: Fanatic, Bigot
3. Cogent :Convincing, Compelling
4. Diminutive: Small, Tiny
5. Dilate: Expand, Widen
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 04, 2011, 02:45:51 PM
The following sentences are taken from 'The Star', weekly publication of 'The Daily Star':

1. Optimism is good for you. Look positive to life and you are going to live longer.

2. Eat chocolate. But please do not over indulge, which trait is injurious in any aspect of life.

3. Our boys laid down their lives in unknown, inhospitable terrains in Asia.

4. Africa is brimming with potentials, both economic and diplomatic, and it is time we use our goodwill to cash in on these opportunities.

5. Shonajuri blossoms hung with their burst of flamboyant yellow.

Guess the meanings of the underlined words.
 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on June 04, 2011, 11:50:28 PM
orange tarek is back..and he is sorry for his irregularity  :(





01.
optimism

Definition: state of having positive beliefs 

02.indulge

Definition: treat oneself or another to,luxuriate  in   

03. trait

Definition: characteristic
 affection, attribute
04.terrain

Definition: landscape ,area
05.brimming

Definition: overflowing; up to the top
06.flamboyant

Definition: extravagant, theatrical


orange tarek
111-15-1303
CSE 
sec -C
spring-2011
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 06, 2011, 02:13:37 PM
Good to see u again orange :)

Thanks a lot for answering me.

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 06, 2011, 02:20:53 PM
Today's words:

1. impasse
2. impecunious
3. immaculate
4. impenetrable
5. impinge
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 08, 2011, 03:36:28 PM
Answers:

1. impasse : predicament from which there is no escape
2. impecunious : without money
3. immaculate: pure, spotless
4. impenetrable : not able to be pierced or entered, beyond understanding
5. impinge: infringe, collide with, touch
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 08, 2011, 03:38:07 PM
Can anyone make sentences with the word list given in the previous post?
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 08, 2011, 03:40:54 PM
New Words:

1. consort
2. console
3. construe
4. contagion
5. context
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on June 09, 2011, 11:46:58 PM
1. consort-associate, partner
2. console-relieve, comfort
3. construe-deduce; explain ,analyze, decipher, define
4. contagion-infection,contamination, corruption
5. context-framework, circumstances


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111-15-1303
CSE -SEC C
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 10, 2011, 03:39:36 AM
Thank you Orange tarek for replying me. 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on June 10, 2011, 11:21:21 PM
you are welcome mam.. :)
but expecting new words...


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111-15-1303
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 11, 2011, 05:54:51 PM
Here are some words:

1. Frolicsome
2. frugality
3. fulsome
4. fulcrum
5. furtive
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on June 12, 2011, 12:54:48 AM
Back again!!!! Here are my answers for those words:

1. Frolicsome: playful, frisky, frivolous, spirited, lively.
2. Frugality: thrift, stringiness, persimony, prudence.
3. Fulsome: flattering, excessive, effusive.
4. Fulcrum: pivot, hingi, swivol.
5. Furtive: secret, sly, cautious, stealthy.

tough words....Mam....!! Need an explanation.....Thanks Mam.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 15, 2011, 02:36:09 PM
1. Frolicsome: (adj) prankish, gay...The frolicsome puppy tried to lick the face of its master.
2. Frugality:(N) thrift, economy...In these economically difficult days businesses must practice frugality.
3. Fulsome: (Adj) disgustingly excessive,...His fulsome praise annoyed his listeners.
4. Fulcrum: (N)s upport on which a lever rests...If we use this stone as a fulcrum, we may be able to move this boulder.
5. Furtive: (Adj) sneaky, stealthy...Noticing the furtive glance the customer gave the diamond bracelet on the counter.


@ goodboy..hope this post'll help u :)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 15, 2011, 02:40:07 PM
Few words for today:

1. desultory
2. deterrent
3.detonation
4.detraction
5.detrimental
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange tarek on June 16, 2011, 09:33:52 PM
1. desultory-   random , aimless, chance, chaotic, deviating
2. deterrent-   impediment, restraint
3.detonation-      explosion, bang, blast, blow-up, blowout, boom, discharge, ignition
4.detraction-      misrepresentation; slander
5.detrimental-     damaging,adverse, bad, baleful, deleterious,


OrAnGe TaReK
Md.Tarek Mahmud
111-15-1303
CSE .SEC-C
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 18, 2011, 03:03:16 PM
good job orange :)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 18, 2011, 03:05:43 PM
Some new words:

1. ensconce
2. entity
3. entomplogy
4. entreat
5. etymology
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 18, 2011, 03:15:46 PM
QUIZ! QUIZ!! QUIZ!!!

Please go through Orange Tarek's  last post and pick the words to fill the following blanks:

1. The _______ of the bomb could be heard miles away.
2. He is offended by your frequent _______ of his ability as a leader.
3. The candidate's acceptance of major financial contributions from a well-known racist ultimately proved _____ to his campaign.
4. In prison Malcom X set himself the task of reading straight through the dictionary; to him, reading was purposeful, not ________.
5. Dose the threat of capital punishment serve as a _______ to potential killers?
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on June 18, 2011, 11:34:07 PM
Ans. for the quiz:

1. detonation
2. detraction
3. detrimental
4. desultory
5. deterrent
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 19, 2011, 02:09:42 PM
well done goodboy!!

Let's wait for the word meanings.



Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 22, 2011, 03:52:40 PM
W/M:

1. ensconce: settle comfortably
2. entity: real being
3. entomology: study of insects
4. entreat: plead, ask earnestly
5. etymology: study of word parts
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 22, 2011, 04:05:50 PM
Another quiz:

Go through the last post and find out the word for the blanks:

1. A knowledge of ________ can help you on many English tests. If you know what the roots and prefixes mean, you can determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.

2. Now that their children were __________ safely in the private school, the jet setting parents decided to leave for Europe.

3. Tarek found __________ the most annoying part of his biology course.

4.  She ______her father to let her stay out till midnight.

5. As soon as the charter was adopted, The UN became  an _________ and had to be considered as a factor in world diplomacy.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 22, 2011, 04:10:15 PM
Some new words:

1. gibe
2. gnome
3. ghastly
4. glossary
5. gory
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on June 23, 2011, 09:45:46 AM
Quize/ans:
1. etymology
2. ensconced
3. entomology
4. entreated
5. entity
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 23, 2011, 01:38:40 PM
Well done goodboy:)

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 23, 2011, 03:16:44 PM
W/M:

1. gibe: mock
2. gnome: dwarf, underground spirit
3. ghastly: horrible
4. glossary: brief explanation of wordsused in the text
5. gory: bloody
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 23, 2011, 03:19:00 PM
Can you fill the blank of the following sentence????

The audience shuddered as they listened to the details of the ________ massacre.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 23, 2011, 03:21:05 PM
New words:

1. Hibernal
2. Hilarity
3. Hirsute
4. Hortatory
5. Hover
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: aunoo on June 23, 2011, 08:08:25 PM
Mam this would b the possible answer............

1. Hibernal
2. Hilarity : exceeding funny.
3. Hirsute : hairy..
4. Hortatory : art of cultivation..
5. Hover : remain in one place in the air..
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 25, 2011, 02:05:11 PM
aunoo...after such a long time...

Hibernal means wintry. (hibernal sleeps)

Hover means hang about; wait nearby. ( The police helicopter hovered above the accident.)

Hirsute: (He was a hirsute individual with a heavy black beard.)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 25, 2011, 02:11:36 PM
Find out the ANTONYMS for the words below:

1. Hibernal
   
  a) musical   b) summerlike     c) local    d) seasonal     e) discordant

2. Hilarity
 
   a) gloom   b) heratiness     c) weakness   d)casualty   e) paucity

3. Hirsute

   a) scaly  b) bald  c) erudite  d) quite  e) long

4. Hortatory

  a) inquiring   b)denying  c) killing  d) frantic  e) dissuading

5. Hover

  a) commence  b) soothe  c) leave  d) transform  e) solidify
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 25, 2011, 02:13:46 PM
New Words:

1. Hummock
2. Husbandry
3. Hypercritical
4. Hypocritical
5. Hypothetical
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 26, 2011, 06:18:37 PM


The audience shuddered as they listened to the details of the gory massacre.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 26, 2011, 06:23:16 PM
W/M:
1. Hummock: small hill
2. Husbandry: agriculture, frugality
3. Hypercritical: excessively exacting
4. Hypocritical: deceiving
5. Hypothetical: supposed, based on assumptions or hypotheses
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 26, 2011, 06:26:05 PM
Today's words are:

1.trek
2.trite
3.traumatic
4.torpor
5.traverse
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 27, 2011, 06:36:03 PM
answer of the quiz:

Antonyms:

1.B
2.A
3.B
4.C
5.C
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 27, 2011, 06:39:44 PM
W/M:

1.trek: travel, journey
2.trite: hackneyed, commonplace
3.traumatic: pertaining to an injury caused by violence
4.torpor: lethargy
5.traverse: go through or across
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 27, 2011, 06:43:21 PM
New words:

1.Vilify
2.Vindicate
3.Vindictive
4.Viper
5.Vigor
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange taerk on June 29, 2011, 02:00:39 PM
thank u Mam for wishing me in my birthday. :) and i really want to offer a chocolate pastry   for u and Aliza. :)

her is my answers ..

1.Vilify-criticize very harshly,abuse, asperse
2.Vindicate-prove one's innocence,absolve, acquit, advocate
3.Vindictive-menacing,calamitous, deadly, dire, evil.
4.Viper-basilisk, dragon, ophidian, snake
5.Vigor-power, energy,   ability, action, activity, agility, alertness.



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111-15-1303
CSE-sec-C
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 29, 2011, 07:24:18 PM
Tarek...Thanks for 'Chocolate Pastry'!
 
and also for replying me.

Here are some new words:

1. venial
2. veracious
3. verbose
4. versatile
5. viable

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 29, 2011, 07:31:35 PM
Find out synonym/antonym for the word in capital letters:

1. VINDICTIVE

a) revengeful  b) feraful  c) divided  d) literal  e) convincing

Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 30, 2011, 02:24:22 PM
...still waiting for the answers  :(
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on July 02, 2011, 08:52:36 AM
Good morning....mam.

I think...."Revengeful" is the synonym for the word "vindictive".

And "convincing" is the antonym.......!!! Is it,,,,Mam????
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 02, 2011, 07:49:28 PM
Yes...goodboy..u r right!

Thanx for answering me.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 02, 2011, 07:51:53 PM
New Words:

1.Tonsure
2.windfall
3.winnow
4.wispy
5.retrograde
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 03, 2011, 06:41:42 PM
W/M:

1. venial: forgivable
2. veracious: truthful
3. verbose: wordy
4. versatile: having many talents
5. viable: practical

6. Tonsure: shaving of the head
7. windfall: unexpected lucky event
8. winnow: separate good parts from bad
9.  wispy: thin
10. retrograde: backwords
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 03, 2011, 06:44:01 PM
Some new words:

1. rococo
2. rife
3. rivulet
4. rue
5. ruminate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on July 03, 2011, 09:49:36 PM
Here is the possible answers for the words given:

Rococo: ornate, decorative, elaborate.
Rife: widespread, common, endemic, extensive, prevalent.
Rivulet:  stream, brook, creek, gully.
Rue: regret, feel sorry about, be repentant, lament.
Ruminate:  ponder, think over, meditate.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 05, 2011, 06:24:46 PM
Thanks goodboy:)

Here are some new words:

1. censure
2. cistern
3. comatose
4. compact
5. colossal
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange.tarek on July 06, 2011, 10:20:54 PM
orange tarek is back  :)

sorry mam, there was a problem with my account. i was trying but couldn't log in foram.
now it's ok   :)

here is my answer :

1. censure-severe criticism ,    admonishment, admonition
2. cistern-alembic, bag, beaker, bin, bottle, bowl, box, bucket, bunker, caisson,
can, canister, canteen,
3. comatose-unconscious,drugged, hebetudinous, inconscious
4. compact-condensed,appressed, bunched, close, compressed
5. colossal-very large ,enormous, gargantuan, giant.


OrAnGe TaReK
111-15-1303
Dept. of CSE
sec-c
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 09, 2011, 03:42:24 PM
@ Orange...glad to get u back in this thread!

Thanks for answering me anyway.

Here are few more words for u:

1. carping
2. celibate
3. centrifugal
4. chaffing
5. capacious
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange.tarek on July 10, 2011, 09:33:11 PM
My pleasure mam  :)  . here is my today's  answer..


1. carping-bother, cavil, censure, complain, criticize, find fault,
   fuss, grumble, hypercriticize, knock,
2. celibate-    chaste, continent, pure, virgin, maiden
3. centrifugal-deviating, diffusive, divergent, diverging
4. chaffing-    banter, deride, fun, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, mock
5. capacious-    abundant, broad, comfortable, commodious,

orange tarek
111-15-1303
CSE -SEC-C
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 11, 2011, 03:58:50 PM
Find out the opposite meaning of the word in capital letters:

1. CARPING

 a. rapid   b. uncritical   c. unintellectual  d. illegal    e. terse
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 11, 2011, 04:01:23 PM
some new words:

1. felon
2. ferment
3. ferret
4. filial
5. filch
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on July 13, 2011, 10:21:16 PM
The opposite word for "carping" is "Uncritical".

Here are the W/M:

1. Felon: criminal, murderer, offender, thief.
2. ferment: uproar, confusion, excitement, turmoil.
3. ferret: search, hunt, scrabble, flush.
4. filial: perfect for a son or daughter.
5. filch: steal, pinch, rob, snatch.

Mam, please describe the word, "FILIAL'??

 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange.tarek on July 13, 2011, 11:52:16 PM
here is my answers :)

1. felon-con, convict, criminal, delinquent, evildoer, ex-con, felon,
fugitive, guilty party, jailbird,
2. ferment-agitation, uprising,ailment, brouhaha, clamor,
3. ferret-beat, break, burrow, clean, clear, comb
4. filial--  :o
5. filch-thieve,steal,snipe, snitch

orange tarek
111-15-1303
CSE-C
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 14, 2011, 03:17:31 PM
Filial- the word means 'connected with the way children behave towards their parents: filial affection/duty'

Thanks a lot for answering me goodboy & orange Tarek :)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 14, 2011, 03:32:06 PM
New words:

1. Marshmallow
2. Meadow
3. Paragon
4. Permeate
5. Perturb
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange.tarek on July 15, 2011, 03:57:34 AM
my todays answer.. Mam please help me, inform me the process of social web work for mid term


1. Marshmallow-easygoing, easily pleased,acquiescent, agreeable, altruistic, amiable.
2. Meadow-bottoms, carpet, grassland, heath.
3. Paragon-outstanding example,apotheosis, archetype, beau ideal, beauty, best.
4. Permeate-charge, diffuse, drench, fill, go through, imbue.
5. Perturb-agitate, alarm, annoy, bewilder, bother.

orange tarek
111-15-1303
CSE. SEC-C
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on July 16, 2011, 04:06:33 AM
Thank you mam...... here's my today's answers:

1. Marshmallow: ????
2. Meadow: field, pasture, grazing land.
3. Paragon: model, ideal, shining example.
4. Permeate: leak into, infuse, flood, fill.
5. Perturb: trouble, bother, disturb, agitate.

Mam, please define the word, "Marshmallow".....
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 16, 2011, 02:11:27 PM
Dear Orange & Goodboy, Marshmallow means pink or white sweet candy that feels soft and elastic when you chew it.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 16, 2011, 02:15:51 PM
New  Words:

1. portico
2. portmanteau
3. portal
4. porthole
5. portfolio
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 17, 2011, 05:16:06 PM
1. portico : a roof that is supported by columns
2. portmanteau : a large heavy suitcase that opens into two parts (noun)/consisting of a number of different items that are combined into a single thing (adj)
3. portal  : a large, impressive gate to a building
4. porthole : a round window in the side of a ship or an aircraft
5. portfolio : a thin flat case used for carrying documents, drawings,etc.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 17, 2011, 05:21:58 PM
New Words:

1. Malady
2. Jargon
3. Jocular
4. Leery
5. Lethal
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on July 21, 2011, 09:59:22 PM
:) :) Thank you so much....Mam for the reply...

Answers for the words:

1. Malady: problem, difficulty, trouble, woe, ill.
2. Jargon: terminology, slang, lingo, argot.
3. Jocular: humorous, funny, jovial, joking.
4. Leery: doubtful, distrustful, apprehensive, wary.
5. Lethal: deadly, fatal, mortal, toxic.
 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 23, 2011, 01:22:28 PM
Here are some new words:

1. arcade
2. arcane
3. archetype
4. aptitude
5. archives
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 25, 2011, 07:57:05 PM
still waiting for reply..
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 27, 2011, 05:58:46 PM
Answers:

1. arcade : a covered passageway
2. arcane : secret
3. archetype : primitive
4. aptitude : fitness
5. archives : public records
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 27, 2011, 06:00:56 PM
New words:

1. Asteroid
2. Aquiline
3. Ardor
4. Arroyo
5. Asperity
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange.tarek on July 27, 2011, 10:18:46 PM

1. Asteroid-apple, asteroid , earth, globe,wandering star, world
2. Aquiline-hooked, beaked,prominent
3. Ardor-avidity, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, feeling,
    fervor, fierceness,
4. Arroyo-brook, channel, creek, gorge, gully, ravine, stream
5. Asperity-harshness,  bad temper,acerbity, irascibility, irritability.

orange tarek
111-15-1303
cse , c section
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on August 02, 2011, 12:01:13 PM
Thanks Orange!

Quiz time!!

Find out Synonym or Antonyms:

1. Asteroid:
a) Milky Way  b) radiance  c) large planet   d) rising moon   e) setting moon

2. Aquiline:
a) watery  b) hooked  c) refined   d) antique   e) rodentlike
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on August 02, 2011, 12:02:35 PM
New Words:

1. baleful
2. baneful
3. awry
4. axiom
5. azure
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: aunoo on August 05, 2011, 12:53:39 AM
Mam i really always like this lesson and your post but for pressure on study i couldn't continue this lesson daily .......sorry for that............here is my answer........................

1. baleful : manner
2. baneful : cause of ruin
3. awry :
4. axiom : self-established truth, adj:axiomatic
5. azure:  clear sky

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Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on August 09, 2011, 04:39:30 PM
No problem aunoo...whenever u'll be free go through previous posts..and ofcourse u r welcome to contribute a lot in this thread :)

Awry means distorted or crooked. Example sentence: He held his head awry, giving the impression that he had caught cold in his neck during the night.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on August 09, 2011, 04:42:32 PM
New Words:

1. Whimsical
2. Phoenix
3. Philanthropist
4. Pinnacle
5. Pitfall
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: orange.tarek on August 09, 2011, 10:23:43 PM
here's my answer  ..



1 . Whimsical-amusing, arbitrary, capricious, chancy,
2. Phoenix-charm, find, gem, genius, ideal, masterpiece
3. Philanthropist-Good Samaritan, altruist, benefactor
4. Pinnacle-acme, apex, apogee, climax, cone, crown,
5. Pitfall-booby trap, catch, danger, deadfall, difficulty


orange tarek
111-15-1303
CSE..Sec-C
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on August 14, 2011, 01:37:16 PM
I didn't get any answer to the quiz!
 Plz try to answer..

New Words:

1. excavate
2. emancipate
3. cremate
4. intimidate
5. obdurate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Golam Kibria on August 14, 2011, 09:05:13 PM
1. excavate : dig
2. emancipate : to free from anything
3. cremate :
4. intimidate : Timid
5. obdurate : harsh
I cannot continue in this post reply because many active members reply before me to this page .So is this any kind opportunity to send post after posting the answer.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on August 15, 2011, 02:47:06 AM
Mam,,Here are the quiz replay from me:

1. Asteroid: synonym..........> radiance.(May be)
2. Aquiline: synonym...........> Hooked.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on August 16, 2011, 11:06:28 AM
@ Kibria...Cremate means 'burning a dead body'.

@ goodboy..Asteroid's antonym is large planet.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on August 16, 2011, 11:20:47 AM
New Words:

1. casket
2. cassock
3. generic
4. invidious
5. inviolable
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Golam Kibria on August 16, 2011, 02:10:23 PM
1. casket  : the box of gold or small box
2. cassock :
3. generic :
4. invidious : which can create envy
5. inviolable : which is not violent
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on August 16, 2011, 02:21:36 PM
cassock means a long piece of clothing, usually black or red, worn by CHRISTIAN PRIESTS.

Generic is shared by, including or typical of a whole group of things, not specific. Example Sentence: 'Vine fruit' is the generic term for currants and raisins.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on August 16, 2011, 02:24:50 PM
New Words:

1. redress
2. refraction
3. refurbish
4. relish
5. rejuvenate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on August 25, 2011, 01:59:48 PM
W/M:

1. redress: to correct something that is unfair or wrong.
2. refraction : ray of light change direction when it goes through at an angle
3. refurbish : to clean or decorate a room
4. relish: great enjoyment or pleasure
5. rejuvenate : to make sb/sth look or feel younger or more lively.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on August 25, 2011, 02:03:40 PM
New Words:

1. saffron
2. loathe
3. glitterati
4. glitz
5. goggle
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 04, 2011, 04:32:48 PM
W/M:

1. saffron: a bright yellow powder made from a kind of flower, used in cooking to give color to food
2. loathe: : to dislike sb/sth very much
3. glitterati: fashionable, rich and famous people
4. glitz:  the quality of appearing very attractive, exciting and impressive
5. goggle : to look at sb/sth with your eyes wide open, secially because you are surprised or shocked
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 04, 2011, 04:37:51 PM
New Words:

1. Insistent
2. Insole
3. Insolent
4. Insoluble
5. Insomniac
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: shibli on September 05, 2011, 02:16:06 PM
Insistent= FIRMLY SAYING THAT SOMETHING MUST BE DONE OR TRUE.

Insole=A piece of material that we put in our shoes to keep them comfortable.

Insolent= rude

Insoluble=impossible to dissolve or something that is difficult to solve

Insomniac=someone who finds it tough to sleep.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 05, 2011, 03:05:58 PM
Thank u Shibli Sir for answering me!

Now it's quiz time:

**Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1. The orator was so ________ that the audience became _______.
   
     a) soporific...drowsy
     b) inaudible.....elated
     c) pompous...bombastic
     d) dramatic...affable
     e) convincing...moribund

2. The young man was quickly promoted when his employers saw how ______ he was.
   
      a) indigent
      b) indifferent
      c) assiduous
      d) lethargic
      e) cursory

3. Because it arrives so early in the season, before many other birds, the robin has been called the _____ of spring.

      a) hostage
      b) autocrate
      c) compass
      d) newcomer
      e) harbinger

4. Overindulgence _______character as well as physical stamina.
 
     a) strengthens
     b) stimulates
     c) debilitates
     d) maintains
     e) provides
 
5. Traffic speed limits are set at a level that achieves some balance between the danger of ____ speed and the desire of most people to travel as quickly as possible.

    a) marginal
    b) normal
    c) prudent
    d) inadvertent
    e) excessive
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: asma alam on September 06, 2011, 02:31:59 PM
Quiz Answers:

1. a
2. c
3. e
4. c
5. e
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: asma alam on September 06, 2011, 02:34:00 PM
New Words:

1. Neutralize
2. Nomadic
3. Nostalgic
4. Noteworthy
5. Novice
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 07, 2011, 04:13:49 PM
W/M:

1. Neutralize: to stop sth from having any effect
2. Nomadic: moving like  nomade from plce to place
3. Nostalgic: feeling of sadness mixed with pleasure and affection when you think of happy times in the past
4. Noteworthy: deserving to be noticed or to receive attention
5. Novice: a person who is new and has little experience in a skill, job or situation.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 07, 2011, 04:19:21 PM
New Words:

1. enclave
2. forlorn
3. fuss
4. indenture
5. infer
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 11, 2011, 06:11:00 PM
W/M:

1. enclave : an area of a country or city where the people have a different religion, culture or nationality from those who live in the country or city that surrounds it.
2. forlorn : appearing lonely or unhappy
3. fuss : unnecessary excitement, worry or activity
4. indenture : a type of contract in  the past that forced a servant to work for their employer for a particular period of time.
5. infer: to reach an opinion or decide that sth is true on the basis of information that is available.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 11, 2011, 06:13:21 PM
New Words:

1.Reiterate
2.Relentless
3.Relinquish
4.Remonstrate
5.Renonunce
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 20, 2011, 05:27:27 PM
W/M:

1.Reiterate: to repeat
2.Relentless: continuous
3.Relinquish: to release or let go of
4.Remonstrate: to argue against
5.Renonunce : to give up formally or resign
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 20, 2011, 05:31:18 PM
New Words:

1. Stagnation
2. Squalor
3. Squander
4. Stratum
5. Stricture
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 27, 2011, 03:28:59 PM
W/M:
1. Stagnation: inactivity
2. Squalor: filth, degraded living condition
3. Squander : to waste
4. Stratum : a layer
5. Stricture : a restriction, a limitation, a negative criticism
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: farzanamili on September 27, 2011, 03:32:59 PM
good post...I believe,I will be benefitted from this. :)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 27, 2011, 03:51:58 PM
Thanks Farzana Madam for giving me inspiration.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 27, 2011, 04:06:12 PM
Put the appropriate word in the blanks from the previous list:

1. The middle class is one of ______ of society.
2. Many years of carelessly dumping pollutants led to the gradual _____ of the river.
3. Despite the ____ of apartment living, we enjoyed the eight years we spent in New York City.
4. Jerry failed to husband his inheritance; instead he _____it on stuffed toys.
5. If people live in ____ for too long, the ruling elite can count an insurgency.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on October 02, 2011, 05:45:25 PM
Answer to the quiz:

1. stratum
2. stagnation
3. stricture
4. squandered
5. squalor
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on October 02, 2011, 05:54:39 PM
Guess the meaning of underlined words in the following sentences:

1. Stella could not repress her feeling of horror at the sight of her neighbor's wallpaper.
2.When you replicate something, you produce a perfect replica of it.
3. I rue the day I walked into this place; nothing even remotely good has happened to me since then.
4. Soap and water are in scant supply around here.
5. What a sordid little story I read in the newspaper this morning.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 02, 2011, 06:23:57 PM
1. to hold back
2. duplicate
3. to mourn
4. limited
5. filthy
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 02, 2011, 06:29:06 PM
Tell the meaning of the following foreign words and phrases::

1. vis-a-vis
2. Deja Vu
3. Faux pas
4. Joie de Vivre
5. Ad Hoc
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on October 05, 2011, 02:15:21 PM
1. vis-a-vis: It's a french word. It means 'in relation to'
2. Deja Vu : It's also a french word. It is the feelings that you have previously experienced sth which is happening to you now.
3. Faux pas: Another french word. It means an action or a remark that causes embarrassment because it's not socially correct.
4. Joie de Vivre: french word. a feeling of great happiness and enjoyment of life.
5. Ad Hoc: Latin word. arranged or happening when necessary and not planned in advance.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on October 05, 2011, 02:19:04 PM
Some other foreign words:

1. bete noire
2. de facto
3. en core
4. en bloc
5. en route
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 05, 2011, 02:50:51 PM
Meanings:
1. bete noire: (french) black beast
2. de facto: actual
3. en core: again
4. en bloc: as a whole
5. en route: on the way
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 05, 2011, 02:52:55 PM
New Words:

1. in toto
2. mala fide
3. nota bene
4. ipso facto
5. inter alia
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 11, 2011, 05:54:41 PM
W/M:

1. in toto: entirely
2. mala fide: in bad faith
3. nota bene: take notice
4. ipso facto: virtually
5. inter alia: among other things
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 11, 2011, 05:58:44 PM
Again some new foreign words:

1. prima facie
2. pesona non grata
3. post mortem
4. tete-a-tete
5. vice versa
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 17, 2011, 04:48:23 PM
W/M:
1. prima facie: on the face of it
2. pesona non grata: someone who is not wanted oe welcome
3. post mortem: the dissection and examination of the internal organs of the body
4. tete-a-tete: a private conversation or meeting between two people
5. vice versa: the other way round
 
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 17, 2011, 04:53:33 PM
More words:

1. Laissaez faire
2. Mot juste
3. Modus operandi
4. Status quo
5. verbatim
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 22, 2011, 07:34:15 PM
W/M:

1. Laissaez faire: free
2. Mot juste: the word which fits the context
3. Modus operandi: way of doing a thing
4. Status quo: the existing condition
5. verbatim: word for word
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 22, 2011, 07:36:44 PM
New words:
1. Coups
2. de trop
3. de ex machine
4. expatriate
5. sotto voce
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on October 26, 2011, 12:49:47 PM
My Answer:
1. Coups: A successful move
2. de trop: Not wanted
3. de ex machine: good out of a machine
4. expatriate: a person living or working abroad
5. sotto voce: in a quite voice
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on October 26, 2011, 12:53:30 PM
I would like to introduce few new words:

1. Choleric
2. Denigrate
3. Digress
4. Dilate
5. Din
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on October 27, 2011, 12:32:56 PM
Answers:

1. Choleric: tending toward anger
2. Denigrate: blacken
3. Digress: to stray from the point
4. Dilate: to become wider
5. Din: loud sustained noise
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on October 27, 2011, 12:40:17 PM
Know the 'ex' words. Match each words in the first column with the definition given in the second column:

1. extemporaneous         a. incite
2. exonerate                  b. atone for
3. expiate                     c. remove obscenity
4. extant                      d. remove blame
5. exemplar                   e. not destroyed
6. extirpate                   f. destroy
7. exhort                      g. model
8. exigent                     h. improvised
9. expatiate                  i. urgent
10.expurgate                 j. discuss at length
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on November 19, 2011, 04:00:25 PM
I still expect the answer.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on November 22, 2011, 12:53:14 PM
Here is the answers to the quiz:

1. h
2. d
3. b
4. e
5. g
6. f
7. a
8. i
9. j
10. c
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on November 22, 2011, 12:57:12 PM
Some new words:
1. Quaff
2. Quail
3. Qualms
4. Queries
5. Querulous
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on November 22, 2011, 02:43:30 PM
Guess the meaning of the words from the given contexts:

1. The medicine tested so foul that I had to hold my nose and quaff it all in one gulp.
2. I quailed at the thought of jumping out of a plane as soon as I looked down, which was probably a liitle late to be having second thought.
3. Peter had no qualms about singing in public, which was a little surprising since he couldn't carry a tune.
4. Aleeza's queries to the Library of Congress for information concerning the old manuscript did not produce the results she had hoped for.
5. Aleeza tended to become querulous when she hadn't had her afternoon nap.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: sazzadte on November 26, 2011, 02:21:32 PM
ya its effective for everyone.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on November 26, 2011, 03:45:33 PM
Anisur Rahman Sir, Here is the answer:

1. Quaff: to drink deeply
2. Quail: to shrink back in fear
3. Qualms: causes for hesitancy
4. Queries: questions
5. Querulous:quarrelsome
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: sethy on November 26, 2011, 07:39:52 PM
Effective post 4 all.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on November 27, 2011, 06:34:33 PM
Some new words:

1. plumb
2. plethora
3. plangent
4. pragmatic
5. pristine
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on November 29, 2011, 06:29:15 PM
Answer:

1. plumb: to examine critically
2. plethora: a surplus
3. plangent: thundering
4. pragmatic: practical rather than idealistic
5. pristine: pure
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Anisur Rahman on November 29, 2011, 06:32:28 PM
New Words:

1. lumber
2. luminous
3. lucid
4. malinger
5. malleable
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on December 21, 2011, 02:24:43 PM
W/M:

1. lumber: to move heavily and clumsily or with a rumbling sound
2. luminous: enlightened, clear
3. lucid: sound, clear
4. malinger: to feign illness so as to avoid work
5. malleable: easily influenced
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on December 21, 2011, 02:26:52 PM
New Words:

1. Morose
2. Multifaceted
3. Nadir
4. Nascent
5. Nebulous
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Narayan on January 06, 2012, 10:40:29 AM
Good way of learning.
Keep it up mam.....
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 10, 2012, 01:54:59 PM
W/M:

1. Morose: unhappy
2. Multifaceted : having many different aspects to be considered
3. Nadir : the worst moment of a particular situation
4. Nascent : beginning to exist
5. Nebulous : not clear
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 10, 2012, 01:56:20 PM
Thanks Narayan!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 10, 2012, 02:09:56 PM
New Words:

1. Disrupt
2. Doggerel
3. Drudge
4. Excrement
5. Expatiate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: goodboy on January 10, 2012, 08:25:50 PM
Hallow mam, How are you???

I'm so busy that I almost forgot about this. But I'm back & here's my answers:

1.Disrupt: Disturb, upset, interrupt
2.Doggerel: poetry, rhyme, blank verse.
3.Drudge: worker, menial, toil, labor.
4.Excrement: ..............
5.Expatiate: amplify, expand, elucidate.

Thank you,,,mam.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 11, 2012, 12:34:59 PM
Hey goodboy...after such a long time.....

Thanks for answering..

excrement is waste matter that is passed from the body.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 11, 2012, 12:40:14 PM
New Words:

1. Tacit
2. Tangential
3. Tanner
4. Swindler
5. Sycophant
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 24, 2012, 12:50:46 PM
Word meaning:

1. Tacit: that is suggested indirectly
2. Tangential: having only a slight or indirect connection with something
3. Tanner: a person whose job is to tan animal skins to make leather
4. Swindler: a cheat
5. Sycophant: a person who praises important and powerful people too much and in a way that is not sincere.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 24, 2012, 01:04:19 PM
New Words:

1. unequivocal
2. dispensation
3. abduct
4. demean
5. grave
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 25, 2012, 05:40:12 PM
W/M:

1. unequivocal: clear
2. dispensation: a political or religious system
3. abduct: kidnap
4. demean: degrade
5. grave: serious in manner
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 29, 2012, 01:55:56 PM
New Words:

1. fallacious
2. fallacy
3. falsetto
4. falter
5. farce
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on January 31, 2012, 12:50:56 PM
W/M:

1. fallacious: wrong
2. fallacy: a false idea that many people believe is true
3. falsetto: an unusually high voice
4. falter: to become weaker or less effective
5. farce: a funny play for the theater based on ridiculous and unlikely situations and events
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 16, 2012, 05:01:01 PM
New Words & phrases:

1. dog days
2. doggerel
3. doggy bag
4. dogmatic
5. dog tired
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 22, 2012, 04:58:27 PM
W/M:

1. dog days: the hottest period of the year
2. doggerel : poetry that is badly written
3. doggy bag: a bag for taking home any food that is left after meal
4. dogmatic: being certain that your beliefs are right and that others should accept them
5. dog tired: very tired
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 22, 2012, 05:11:17 PM
New Words:

1. scant
2. scamp
3. scone
4. ponder
5. portent
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: jas_fluidm on March 06, 2012, 05:15:16 PM
a word 'cumulonimbus' means ''A dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms''
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 10, 2012, 03:15:55 PM
W/M:
1. scant:hardly any
2. scamp: a child who enjoys playing tricks
3. scone: a small round cake
4. ponder: to think about something carefully
5. portent: a sign or warning of something that is going to happen in future
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on March 10, 2012, 03:19:56 PM
New foreign words:

1. ultra vires
2. verbatim
3. locus standi
4. pro rata
5. de ex machine
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: aunoo on April 19, 2012, 12:34:08 AM
Mam i was absent long time but joined newly in this new year 2012. hope so to be with this post always because it is so much helpful for us that i never explain in words_______

1. ultra vires: beyond ones legal power or authourity
2. verbatim: in exactly the same word
3. locus standi : positions or locality
4. pro rata: proportional
5. de ex machine
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: jaykumer12 on April 20, 2012, 09:14:40 PM
name: jay kumer
id:113-232679
section:B
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: misba on April 20, 2012, 11:31:27 PM
Good skill in English.
ID NO # 113-23-2708
Sec # B
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: asma alam on April 28, 2012, 03:48:15 PM
Dear Nusrat Madam, it's really a nice effort to learn the new words with their meaning and proper application. And I have found the participants vibrant in responding to the lesson. I appreciate your such an innovative idea to ensure active participation of the learners.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 01, 2012, 06:16:05 PM
Thanks Asma Madam for your inspiring notes.

Aunoo & others who are interested, why don't you introduce new words on behalf of me? Plz let the ball keep rolling.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 09, 2012, 02:49:22 PM
Some words:

1. flair
2. flake
3. flaky
4. flamboyant
5. flaw
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: shibli on July 09, 2012, 03:53:03 PM
1. FLAIR is a natural talent, aptitude, or ability;

2. Flake may be an unreliable person, don't know the exact meaning, madam, please correct me....maybe small pieces

3. Flaky means eccentric, crazy as a slang...or separating easily into small thin pieces, e.g. the cake is flaky

4. Flamboyant means very confident or very colorful

5. flaw means mistake, fault, weakness
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on July 10, 2012, 05:55:20 PM
Thank you Shibli Sir:)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 11, 2012, 03:36:21 PM
What are the meanings of the following words?

1. Abase
2. Abbess
3. Abbey
4. Abbot
5. Abdicate
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 12, 2012, 04:23:45 PM
W/M:

1. Abase: degrade, to lower in position
2. Abbess: the lady superior of a nunnery
3. Abbey: the group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling- place for monks or nuns.
4. Abbot: the superior of a community of monks
5. Abdicate: to give up
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 12, 2012, 04:25:26 PM
New Words:

1. Abdomen
2. Abdominal
3. Abduction
4. Abed
5. Aberration
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 13, 2012, 05:20:15 PM
W/M:
1. Abdomen: the belly
2. Abdominal: situated on the abdomen
3. Abduction: carrying away of a person against his will
4. Abed: in bed
5. Aberration: deviation from a prescribed course
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 13, 2012, 05:24:02 PM
New Words:

1. Abjure
2. Able-bodied
3. Abominable
4. Abominate
5. Abomination
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: akabir on September 15, 2012, 12:57:35 PM
a) apprise- One learning a trade, novice / Antonyms- expert

b) arbitrate- Mediate

c) assuage-  Soften; allay ;mitigate; console;pacify lessen; abate ; soothe ; alleviate
Antonyms- aggravate; magnify

d) apprehend-  Arrest; seize; fear / Antonyms-miss;release; be unconcerned

e) aspire- yearn; long; desire eagerly; be filled with ambition ; aim at
Antonyms- Reject
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on September 27, 2012, 06:20:23 PM
W/M:

1. Abjure:renounce
2. Able-bodied:competent for physical service
3. Abominable:very hateful (adjective)
4. Abominate: to hate violently (verb)
5. Abomination: a very detestable act or practice (noun)
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 08, 2012, 05:59:17 PM
New Words:
1. Accost
2. Account
3. Accouter
4. Accredit
5. Accordion
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 09, 2012, 03:50:27 PM
W/M:

1. Accost: Stop
2. Account:A record or statement of receipts or expenditure
3. Accouter: To dress
4. Accredit: To give credit or authority to
5. Accordion: A portable free-rid musical instrument
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on October 09, 2012, 03:55:53 PM
New Words:

1. Acetic
2. Acetate
3. Acerbity
4. Achillean
5. Achromatic
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: Antara11 on November 04, 2012, 03:21:42 PM
Nice way to share vacabs dear madam.
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on November 08, 2012, 04:18:26 PM
Thanks Antara for your inspiring notes.

Here are the word meanings for the following words:

1. Acetic: The nature of vinegar
2. Acetate: A salt of acetic acid
3. Acerbity: Sourness, with bitterness and astringency
4. Achillean: Invulnerable
5. Achromatic: Colorless
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on November 08, 2012, 04:21:56 PM
New words:

1. Addle
2. Adduce
3. Actuate
4. Addendum
5. Adamant
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: sazzadte on November 19, 2012, 04:33:22 PM
its very effective and self development automatically grown up
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 18, 2013, 05:56:36 PM
w/m:

1. Addle: become rotten
2. Adduce:to provide evidence
3. Actuate: to make a machine or device start to work
4. Addendum: addition
5. Adamant: hard
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 18, 2013, 05:57:25 PM
Thanks Sazzad for your inspiring words!
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on June 18, 2013, 06:09:08 PM
New words:

1. Pewter
2. Phalanx
3. Phenom
4. Pervasive
5. Pervade
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on November 18, 2013, 01:50:15 PM
W/M:


1. Pewter: a grey metal made by mixing tin with lead
2. Phalanx: a group of people or things standing very close together
3. Phenom: a person or thing that is very successful or impressive
4. Pervasive: spread throughout/ spreading gradually example: a pervasive smell of damp
5. Pervade: to spread through
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: nusrat-diu on November 18, 2013, 01:59:50 PM
New words:

1. Phlegmatic
2. Piety
3. Plasticity
4. Platitude
5. Plethora
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: jas_fluidm on July 21, 2014, 05:57:16 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Power your vocabulary
Post by: ayasha.hamid12 on December 02, 2014, 06:02:54 PM
Wow!!! this is an excellent post... I learned a lot.. thanks for letting us know.