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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #270 on: August 02, 2012, 03:40:25 PM »
Word-198 (01-08-12)

dreary (adjective)
নীরস; boring and making you feel unhappy
a dreary film
a dreary little town
a dreary winter’s day
a long and dreary journey on the train
She had spent another dreary day in the office.


drearily (adverb)
নীরসভাবে; in a dreary way
a drearily composed song
She talked with him drearily.


dreariness (noun)
নীরসভাব; the state of being dreary
the dreariness of his dress
I was bored by the dreariness of his speech.


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #271 on: August 05, 2012, 01:36:56 PM »
Word-199 (02-08-12)

drift (verb)
ভেসে চলা; to move slowly, especially as a result of outside forces, with no control over direction
to drift / flow downstream
Clouds drifted across the sky.
The empty boat drifted out to sea.
A mist drifted in from the marshes.
Her gaze drifted around the room.
The logs are drifted downstream to the mill.
No one noticed that the boat had begun to drift out to sea.
The crowd drifted away from the scene of the accident.
After the band stopped playing, people drifted away in twos and threes.
(figurative) The talk drifted aimlessly from one subject to another.


drift (noun)
1. লোকজনের স্থানান্তর; a slow steady movement from one place to another
continuous drift
a population drift away from rural areas


2.  পরিস্থিতির পরিবর্তন; a general development or change in a situation
attempts to halt the drift towards war
The downward drift in copper prices looks set to continue.


3. তুষারের স্তুপ; a pile of snow or something similar, formed by the wind
The snow lay in deep drifts.
The road was blocked by deep drifts of snow.


4. সাধারন অর্থ; the general meaning without the details
My German isn’t very good, but I got the drift of what she said.
The general drift of the article was that society doesn't value older people.


drifter (noun)
ভেসে চলা লোক; someone who moves from one place to another or from one job to another without any real purpose
He has been a careless throughout his life.

Compounds:

driftnet (noun)
বড় মাছধরা জাল; a very large fishing net which hangs in the sea from devices floating on the surface
They are fishing in the sea with a driftnet.

driftwood (noun)
ভাসমান কাঠ; wood which is floating on the sea or brought onto the beach by the sea
He caught the driftnet and remained afloat.

Phrases/idioms:

drift with the tide 
উদ্দেশ্যহীনভাবে চলা; তাল মেলানো; to agree with other people and not make your own decisions
I didn’t intend to be a teacher—I just drifted into it.
He hasn’t decided what to do yet—he’s just drifting.
The conversation drifted onto politics.


catch/get sb's drift 
অর্থ বুঝতে পারা; to understand the general meaning of what someone is saying
Do you catch my drift?
I could not get your drift.
She's married, but she doesn't act as if she is, if you get my drift.


drift apart
সম্পর্ক হালকা হয়ে আসা; If two people drift apart, they gradually become less friendly and their relationship ends.
As children we were very close, but as we grew up we just drifted apart.

drift off / in / into
ধীরে ধীরে ঘুমানো বা অচেতন হওয়া; to gradually start to sleep be unconscious
Finally she drifted into sleep.
I didn’t hear the storm. I must have drifted off by then.
I couldn't help drifting off in the middle of that lecture - it was so boring!
The injured man tried to speak but soon drifted into unconsciousness.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #272 on: August 05, 2012, 01:52:22 PM »
Word-200 (03-08-12)

drizzle (noun)
1. গুড়িগুড়ি বৃষ্টি; rain in very small light drops
Tomorrow will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

2. ছিটা; pouring
Serve the pasta hot with a drizzle of olive oil.

drizzle (verb)
1. গুড়িগুড়ি বৃষ্টি হওয়া; to rain in very small light drops
It's been drizzling all day.

2. ছিটিয়ে দেওয়া; to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops
Drizzle the syrup over the warm cake.

drizzly (adjective)
হালকা বৃষ্টিযুক্ত; having drizzle
a drizzly morning

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #273 on: August 05, 2012, 02:02:47 PM »
Word-201 (04-08-12)

droop (verb)
1. বাঁকা হওয়া বা ঝুলে পড়া; to bend or hang down heavily
The flowers were drooping in the heat.
I can see you're tired because your eyelids have started to droop.
She was so tired, her eyelids were beginning to droop.


2. বিষন্ন হওয়া; to become sad or depressed
Our spirits drooped when we heard the news.
Their spirits drooped and they felt helpless.


drooping (adjective)
বাঁকা বা নোয়ানো; bending or hanging down heavily
drooping branches
Bloodhounds have drooping eyes and floppy ears.


droopy (adjective)
ঝুলে পড়া; in a drooping condition
He had a long droopy moustache.
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #274 on: August 06, 2012, 05:15:52 PM »
Word-202 (05-08-12)

drought (noun)
খরা; a long period when there is little or no rain
two years of severe drought
one of the worst droughts on record
This year a drought has ruined the crops.
Drought in summer is a common phenomenon in Bangladesh.


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #275 on: August 06, 2012, 05:26:26 PM »
Word-203 (06-08-12)

drowse (verb)
হালকা ঘুমানো বা ঝিমানো; to be in a light sleep or almost asleep
The old man was drowsing under a tree.

drowsy (adjective)
তন্দ্রালু; being in a state between sleeping and being awake; sleepy
a drowsy afternoon in the sunshine
The tablets may make you feel drowsy.
The room is so warm it's making me feel drowsy.


drowsily (adverb)
তন্দ্রালুভাবে; in a drowsy way
a drowsily cozy atmosphere
He answered drowsily.


drowsiness (noun)
ঘুম ঘুম ভাব বা তন্দ্রাভাব; drowsy condition
The drugs tend to cause drowsiness.
Seasickness tablets often cause drowsiness.


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #276 on: August 14, 2012, 03:09:09 PM »
Word-204 (07-08-12)

dwarf (noun)
বেঁটে; a person who is much smaller than the usual size; in stories for children, a creature like a little man with magical powers
He feels ashamed of being a dwarf.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

dwarf (adjective)
ছোট; very small
dwarf conifers
You can grow dwarf plants in pots on the patio.


dwarf (verb)
খাটো করা; If one thing dwarfs another, it makes it seem small by comparison
The new skyscraper will dwarf all those near it.
This new crisis may well dwarf most that have gone before.
The old houses were dwarfed by the huge new tower blocks.


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #277 on: August 14, 2012, 03:21:31 PM »
Word-205 (08-08-12)

dwell (verb)
বসবাস করা; to live in a place or in a particular way
She dwelt in remote parts of Asia for many years.
For ten years she dwelled among the nomads of North America.


dweller (noun)
বাসিন্দা; a person who lives in a city, town, cave, etc.
city/town/cave/apartment dwellers

dwelling (noun)
আবাস; a house or place to live in
The development will consist of 66 dwellings and a number of offices.
There is an estimated shortfall of some five million dwellings across the country.


dwelling (adjective)
বসবাসের জন্য; meant to be lived
a dwelling house/place

Phrase:

dwell on sth
চিন্তা করা বা বলা; to think or talk a lot about sth, especially sth it would be better to forget
So you made a mistake, but there’s no need to dwell on it.
In his speech, he dwelt on the plight of the sick and the hungry.


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #278 on: August 14, 2012, 03:27:52 PM »
Word-206 (07-08-12)

dwindle (verb)
কমে যাওয়া; to become smaller in size or amount, or fewer in number
Support for the party has dwindled away to nothing.
Membership of the club has dwindled from 70 to 20.
The community has dwindled to a tenth of its former size in the last two years.
Her hopes of success in the race dwindled last night as the weather became worse.


dwindling (adjective)
কমে যাচ্ছে এমন; becoming gradually less or smaller
dwindling audiences
dwindling numbers/supplies


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #279 on: August 25, 2012, 01:00:30 PM »
Word-207 (08-08-12)

dynamics (noun)
1. গতিশক্তি; forces that produce movement
This software is used for modelling atmospheric dynamics.

2. গতিশীলতা; forces or processes that produce change inside a group or system
group dynamics
the dynamics of political change
The fight for the leadership gave a fascinating insight into the group's dynamics.


3.  গতিবিদ্যা; the scientific study of the forces that produce movement
fluid dynamics
He took a test in dynamics.


dynamic (adjective)
1. গতিশীল; having a lot of energy and a strong personality
a dynamic force
a dynamic personality


2. পরিবর্তনশীল; always changing and making progress
a dynamic situation

dynamically (adverb)
গতিশীলভাবে; in a dynamic way
dynamically stable

dynamism (noun)
উদ্দীপনা; energy and enthusiasm to make new things happen or to make things succeed
The measure caused dynamism in their activities.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #280 on: August 25, 2012, 01:11:14 PM »
Word-208 (09-08-12)

dynasty (noun)
রাজবংশ; a series of rulers or leaders who are all from the same family, or a period when a country is ruled by them
The Mogul dynasty ruled over India for centuries.
the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty
the Bangabandhu-Hasina dynasty
There was peace and prosperity in Bengal during Pal dynasty.


dynastic (adjective)
রাজবংশগত; of dynasty
dynastic history
his dynastic pride

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #281 on: August 25, 2012, 01:24:59 PM »
Word-209 (10-08-12)

dysentery (noun)
আমাশয়; an infection of the bowels that causes severe diarrhoea with loss of blood
a symptom of dysentery
He is suffering from dysentery for three days.


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #282 on: August 27, 2012, 11:12:45 AM »
Word-210 (11-08-12)

eager (adjective)  [+ to do sth / for sth]
আগ্রহী; wanting very much to do or have something, especially something interesting or enjoyable
the children's eager faces
eager crowds outside the stadium
She sounded very eager to meet you.
They crowded round the spokesperson, eager for any news.
She is eager for her parents' approval.
Everyone in the class seemed eager to learn.
They’re eager to please her.


eagerly (adverb)
আগ্রহ সহকারে; in an eager way
an eagerly awaited announcement
the band’s eagerly awaited new CD
They are eagerly waiting outside.


eagerness (noun)
আগ্রহ; state of being eager
I couldn’t hide my eagerness to get back home.
In their eagerness to find a solution, they have overlooked certain difficulties.


Idiom:

eager beaver
a person who is willing to work very hard
Jamal is always busy with computer; he is a eager beaver.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #283 on: August 27, 2012, 11:30:45 AM »
Word-211 (12-08-12)

earnest (adjective)
আন্তরিক; very serious and sincere
an earnest young man
Despite her earnest efforts, she could not find a job.
He was a very earnest young man.


earnestly (adverb)
আন্তরিকভাবে; in an earnest manner
I earnest request you to help me.

earnestness (noun)
আন্তরিকতা; state of being earnest
He lacks earnestness in his efforts.

Phrases:

in deadly earnest
অত্যন্ত আন্তরিক; completely serious
These fanatics are in deadly earnest when they say they want to destroy all forms of government.
You may laugh but I’m in deadly earnest.


in earnest
অধিকতর আন্তরিক ও উদ্দীপনাপূর্ণ; more seriously and with more force or effort than before
The work on the house will begin in earnest on Monday.
The election campaign has begun in earnest.
I could tell she spoke in earnest.
I thought he was joking - I didn't realize he was in earnest.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #284 on: August 27, 2012, 02:28:39 PM »
Word-211 (12-08-12)

eccentric (adjective)
অদ্ভূত, অস্বাভাবিক, পাগলাটে; strange or unusual, sometimes in an amusing way
eccentric behaviour / clothes
an eccentric aunt


eccentric (noun)
অদ্ভূত, অস্বাভাবিক, পাগলাটে লোক; a strange or unusual person
My mother's a bit of an eccentric.
Most people considered him a harmless eccentric.


eccentrically (adverb)
অদ্ভূত বা অস্বাভাবিকভাবে; in an eccentric way
He reacted to my words eccentrically.

eccentricity (noun)
অদ্ভূত বা অস্বাভাবিক ভাব; the state of being eccentric or an eccentric action
Her eccentricities get stranger by the day.
As a teacher, she had a reputation for eccentricity.
Anik was noted for the eccentricity of his clothes.
We all have our little eccentricities.

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