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Faculty of Humanities and Social Science => English => English Language Skills => Topic started by: Binoy on July 03, 2019, 05:42:13 PM

Title: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 03, 2019, 05:42:13 PM
The knowledge of words is a must for communicating in any language. One must know the words and their meanings to be a user of a language. Words are the basic building blocks which make up a language evident in a dictionary. The more words a person knows, the better he/she can communicate.
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 03, 2019, 05:46:24 PM
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Word of the Day : July 3, 2019
sedulous
adjective
অধ্যবসায়ী, শ্রমসাধ্য
1 : involving or accomplished with careful perseverance
2 : diligent in application or pursuit
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 03, 2019, 06:47:47 PM
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Word of the Day
Jul 03 2019
Litigious
adj.
মামলাবাজ
Of, relating to, or characterized by litigation.
Tending to engage in lawsuits. A litigious celebrity.
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 03, 2019, 06:52:24 PM
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July 03, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
bummer
noun [singular] informal
অপ্রীতিকর কিছু
: something that is unpleasant or disappointing
    That was a real bummer of a movie.
    You can't go? What a bummer!

Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 03, 2019, 06:57:59 PM
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03 Jul 2019
paradisiacal
adjective
স্বর্গীয়
of, like, or befitting paradise
e.g. paradisiacal condition/happiness
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 04, 2019, 08:22:23 PM
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Word of the Day
July 4, 2019

girandole
noun
প্রভা
1 : a radiating and showy composition (such as a cluster of skyrockets fired together)
2 : an ornamental branched candlestick
3 : a pendant earring usually with three ornaments hanging from a central piece
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 05, 2019, 01:02:26 PM
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Word of the Day : July 5, 2019

inkhorn
adjective
পাণ্ডিত্যপূর্ণ
ostentatiously learned : pedantic

Examples:
Richard's use of inkhorn terminology in his essay didn't impress his professor, whereas simple language demonstrating a clear understanding of the material would have done the trick.
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 07, 2019, 08:23:54 PM
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Word of the Day : July 7, 2019

churlish
adjective
অভদ্র, অমার্জিত, গেঁয়ো
1 : of, resembling, or characteristic of a churl : vulgar

2 : marked by a lack of civility or graciousness : surly 

3 : difficult to work with or deal with : intractable
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 08, 2019, 12:41:40 PM
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Word of the Day : July 8, 2019

metathesis
noun
ধ্বনি বিনিময়, উপাদান বিনিময়
a change of place or condition: such as
a : transposition of two phonemes in a word
b : a chemical reaction in which different kinds of molecules exchange parts to form other kinds of molecules
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 10, 2019, 03:01:58 PM
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Word of the Day : July 9, 2019

flair
noun
প্রতিভা, বিশেষ দক্ষতা
Definition:
1: a skill or instinctive ability to appreciate or make good use of something : talent; also : inclination, tendency
2: a uniquely attractive quality : style
Examples:
a flair for culinary art trends
dramatic vocal flair
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 10, 2019, 03:06:24 PM
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Word of the Day : July 10, 2019

lionize
verb
মহৎ বা বৃহৎরূপে উপস্থাপন করা
to treat as an object of great interest or importance
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 13, 2019, 08:41:56 PM
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Word of the Day : July 11, 2019

ostentatious
adjective
প্রদর্শন মনোবৃত্তিসম্পন্ন; লোক-দেখানো
attracting or seeking to attract attention, admiration, or envy often by gaudiness or obviousness : overly elaborate or conspicuous : characterized by, fond of, or evincing ostentation
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 13, 2019, 08:44:34 PM
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Word of the Day : July 12, 2019

dearth
noun
অভাব; স্বল্পতা
1 : scarcity that makes dear; specifically : famine
2 : an inadequate supply : lack
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 13, 2019, 08:47:11 PM
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Word of the Day : July 13, 2019

torrid
adjective
উষ্ণ
1 a : parched with heat especially of the sun : hot
b : giving off intense heat : scorching
2 : ardent, passionate
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 14, 2019, 04:25:22 PM
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Word of the Day : July 14, 2019

embezzle
verb
আত্মসাৎ করা
to appropriate (something, such as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 15, 2019, 07:09:51 PM
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Word of the Day : July 15, 2019

nosegay
noun
কতক ফুলের সমাহার

a small bunch of flowers : posy
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 16, 2019, 12:01:50 PM
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Word of the Day : July 16, 2019

auxiliary
adjective
সহায়ক
1 a : offering or providing help
b : functioning in a subsidiary capacity
2 of a verb : accompanying another verb and typically expressing person, number, mood, or tense
3 a : supplementary
b : constituting a reserve
4 of a boat : equipped with sails and a supplementary inboard engine
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 17, 2019, 02:48:20 PM
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Word of the Day : July 17, 2019

provender
noun
খাদ্য

Definition:
1 : dry food for domestic animals : feed
2 : food, victuals
Did You Know?

Example:
The restaurant's chef-owner prides himself on creating dishes from local provender.
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 17, 2019, 02:56:30 PM
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July 17, 2019

ideogram
noun
ধারণাপ্রতীক

Definition:
a written symbol that represents an idea or object directly rather than a particular word or speech sound, as a Chinese character.

Note:
An ideogram or ideograph is “a written symbol that represents an idea or object directly rather than a word or speech sound, as a Chinese character.” Ideogram and ideograph literally mean “a written idea,” from Greek idéa “idea” and the noun grámma or the Greek combining form -graphos, both meaning “something written,” which are derivatives of the verb gráphein “to write.” Because ideograms convey meaning, not words or sounds, 5 can be pronounced five, fünf, pięć, pĕt, pénte, pémpe, or in several thousand other ways. Ideogram and ideograph both entered English in the first half of the 19th century.
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 18, 2019, 08:14:17 PM
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Word of the Day : July 18, 2019

speculate
verb
জল্পনাকল্পনা করা
1 a : to meditate on or ponder a subject : reflect
b : to review something idly or casually and often inconclusively
2 : to assume a business risk in hope of gain; especially : to buy or sell in expectation of profiting from market fluctuations
3 : to take to be true on the basis of insufficient evidence : theorize
4 : to be curious or doubtful about : wonder
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: Binoy on July 18, 2019, 08:18:43 PM
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July 18, 2019

cosplay
noun
ভূষণনাট্য
the art or practice of wearing costumes to portray characters from fiction, especially from manga, animation, and science fiction.
Title: Re: Vocabulary Skill
Post by: obayed on November 17, 2019, 10:42:33 AM
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