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Power your vocabulary
« 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!
 
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #2 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?
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #3 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. 
« Last Edit: January 26, 2011, 05:02:32 PM by nusrat-diu »
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #4 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......
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #5 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"

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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #7 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! 
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #8 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............
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« Reply #9 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
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« Reply #10 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.........

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« Reply #11 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..............
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #13 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)
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2011, 05:37:15 PM »
drape-cover with cloth
regimen-
jeopardise- something that is in risk
torment- painful
discrepancy- distinguishes 
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