A Word A Day

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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2012, 02:20:39 PM »
Thanks Real. Keep your reading up and learn more and more words. Good luck!

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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 01:13:19 AM »
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ablaze   (adjective)  [syn. aflame, afire]

1 প্রজ্জ্বলিত; burning very strongly
The whole building was soon ablaze.
The house was ablaze, and the flames could be seen from miles around.


2 উজ্জ্বল; brightly lit or brightly coloured
The ballroom was ablaze with lights.
The field was ablaze with poppies and wild flowers.
The trees were ablaze with the colours of autumn.
There were lights still ablaze as they drove up to the house.
The sky above London was ablaze with a spectacular firework display.


3. আবেগে পূর্ণ; full of strong emotion or excitement:
He was aflame with desire.
Her face was ablaze with excitement.
He turned to her, his eyes ablaze with anger.


phrasal/collocational/idiomatic/proverbial expressions:

set ablaze
জ্বালিয়ে দেওয়া; set something on fire
Cars and buses were set ablaze during hartal.

Usage note: The word ‘ablaze’ is always used after verb and noun, and not before them.
Incorrect: the ablaze house
Correct: The house ablaze.
Correct: The house was ablaze.

Structural note: The word ‘ablaze’ is derived from the word ‘blaze’ which means fire. ‘Blaze’ is a noun and when the prefix ‘a’ is added, it becomes an adjective.
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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2012, 11:47:25 AM »
nice post

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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2012, 12:52:24 PM »
Thanks Nujhat.

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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2012, 09:57:56 AM »
waiting to get some more sir

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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2012, 11:08:03 AM »
Thanks Nujhat for your patience.

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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2012, 11:11:02 AM »
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abolish (verb) [syn. abate, abrogate, annihilate, annul, eradicate, cancel, destroy, repeal]
বাতিল করা; to end an activity or custom officially; do away with; put an end to
to abolish an organization
to abolish the centuries-old monarchy
This tax should be abolished.
I think bullfighting should be abolished.
National Service was abolished in Britain in 1962.
The government is planning to abolish subsidies to farmers.
It's hard to create new rules, but it's easy to abolish existing ones.


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abolition (noun) [syn. abatement, abrogation, annihilation, annulment, eradication, cancellation, destruction, repeal]
বাতিলকরন; the act of abolishing
the abolition of slavery
the abolition of the slave trade
the abolition of caning in school
the abolition of death penalty
the abolition of poverty
the abolition of serfdom
the eventual abolition of war


abolitionist (noun)
কোনোকিছু বাতিলকরনে সমর্থক; a person who supports the abolition of something
British and American abolitionists
She was respected by all true abolitionists.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2012, 05:04:22 PM »
I've found the attempt of Dr.Binoy sir is very inspirational for the learners.
Thanks.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2012, 09:54:12 PM »
Thank you Sir.........

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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2012, 12:33:26 AM »
Thanks Irina Mam for your encouraging comment.

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« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2012, 12:36:34 AM »
Thanks Roni. Read and learn. Good luck!

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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2012, 12:39:48 AM »
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1. abrupt (adjective) 
হঠাত; sudden
an abrupt change/movement/halt/departure/exit/withdrawal
abrupt discontinuation of therapy.
Our conversation came to an abrupt end when teacher burst into the room.
The party came to rather an abrupt ending when parents came home.
The road ended in an abrupt slope down to the sea.
There was an abrupt fall in the sales figures following the bad publicity.
These policies have sent the construction industry into an abrupt nosedive.
He is liable to abrupt mood swings.
The abrupt announcement was made late Wednesday.
He made an abrupt sweeping motion with his hand.
Gradual steps should be taken to avert an abrupt crisis.
I cannot allow myself to hope again; the drop into failure is too abrupt.


2. abrupt (adjective) 
অবন্ধুত্বসুলভ; হঠকারী; unfriendly; brusque; curt; rude; gruff
an abrupt reply/answer
in an abrupt manner
abrupt with people who interfere.
He is sometimes very abrupt with clients.
She was very abrupt with me in our meeting.
For such an abrupt encounter, she looked incredibly relaxed and docile.


3.  abrupt
সঙ্গতিহীন; (of writing or speaking) jumping from one subject to another illogically; disconnected; lacking cohesion
abrupt prose style
I did not like his abrupt way of writing/speaking.
I am sorry to sound so abrupt in this e-mail, but clearly something is seriously missing.


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abruptly (adverb)
হঠাত করে; suddenly; রূঢ়ভাবে; rudely; সঙ্গতিহীনভাবে; disconectedly

abruptness (noun)
আকস্মিকতা; suddenness; রূঢ়তা; rudeness; সঙ্গতিহীনতা; disconectedness

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2012, 03:13:49 PM »
thank you sir.

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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2012, 08:51:48 PM »
Thanks a lot for reading A Word A Day.

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« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2012, 10:14:44 AM »
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abscond (verb) [syn. escape, flee]
পলায়ন করা; to go away suddenly and secretly; to run away
He absconded with the company funds.
They abscond with their possessions.
Two prisoners absconded last night.
He absconded to avoid paying his bill.
He was absconding during the trial.
The salesman absconded with money and goods.
She absconded from boarding school with her boyfriend.


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absconder (noun)
পলাতক; one who absconds or flees
A 14 year-old absconder from a children's home
They absconded with £10 000 of the company's money.


Usage note: The word ‘abscond’ is usually used with the preposition ‘from’ or ‘with’, following it. That means somebody absconds from a place or absconds with something.
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