A Word A Day

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2012, 04:08:09 PM »
ok sir I will

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2012, 06:00:39 PM »
Thanks Nujhat. Good luck!

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« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2012, 10:45:18 AM »
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absorb (verb)
1 শুষে নেওয়া; to take in a liquid, gas or other substance from the surface or space around; to suck up
A sponge absorbs water.
Plants absorb carbon dioxide.
Towels absorb moisture.
The cream is easily absorbed into the skin.
Black walls absorb a lot of heat during the day.
The drug is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.

2. ভিতরে নিয়ে নেওয়া; দখল করে নেওয়া; to take something in
The empire absorbed many small nations.
Our countryside is increasingly being absorbed by/into the large cities.
The surrounding small towns have been absorbed into the city.
The country simply cannot absorb this influx of refugees.
This job absorbs all of my time.

3 হৃদয়ঙ্গম করা; to take sth into the mind and learn or understand it
A lot of facts to absorb all at once
It's hard to absorb so much information.

4 মাত্রা কমিয়ে দেওয়া; to reduce the effect of a physical force, shock or change
The barrier absorbed the main impact of the crash.
This tennis racket absorbs shock on impact.

5 মগ্ন করা; to interest sb very much so that they pay no attention to anything else
a self-absorbed person
This work had absorbed him for several years.
Sumon was so absorbed in his book, he didn't even notice me come in.

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absorbable (adjective)
মিশে যায় এমন; able to be absorbed
absorbable gases / materials

absorbing (adjective)
চিত্তাকর্ষক; very interesting
an absorbing book / game
I read her last novel and found it very absorbing.

absorbed (adjective)
নিমগ্ন; engrossed
She seemed totally absorbed in her book.

absorbent (adjective)
শোষনক্ষম; able to take liquid in through the surface and to hold it
absorbent paper / cotton

absorption   (noun)
শোষন; মিশ্রন; মগ্নতা; the process of something being taken in
Some poisonous gases can enter the body by absorption through the skin.
Her absorption in her work is so great that she thinks about nothing else.
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2012, 04:45:33 PM »
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abundant (adjective) [syn. plentiful, ample] [ant. scarce, insufficient]
প্রচুর; large in quantity or number
abundant vegetation
an abundant supply of food
abundant amenities for citizens
abundant sunshine and fresh air
abundant natural areas, peace and quiet
not abundant jobs in market
a region abundant in wildlife
Fish are abundant in the lake.
Documentation for this event is abundant.
We have abundant evidence to prove his guilt.
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe.
Cheap consumer goods are abundant in this part of the world.
When abundant, the price of hilsa fish can fall as low Tk. 100 per piece.

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abundance (noun)
প্রাচুর্য; a large quantity that is more than enough
We had manpower in abundance.
There was an abundance of food at the wedding.

abundantly (adverb)
যথেষ্ট পরিমানে; in large quantities
The plant grows abundantly in woodland.
You've made your feelings abundantly clear.
She made her wishes abundantly clear.
Calcium is found most abundantly in milk.

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« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2012, 08:08:26 PM »
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accommodate (verb)

1. থাকার বা রাখার জায়গা দেওয়া; to provide with a place to live or to be stored in
to accommodated safely
happily accommodated
The hotel can accommodate up to 500 guests.
New students may be accommodated in halls of residence.
There wasn't enough space to accommodate the files.
Over 70 minutes of music can be accommodated on one CD.
A new office block was built to accommodate the overflow of staff.

2. কারো প্রয়োজন মেটানো; to give what is needed to someone
an economic proposal that accommodates the interests of senior citizens
The new policies fail to accommodate the disabled.
We always try to accommodate our clients with financial assistance if necessary.
Our proposal tries to accommodate the special needs of minority groups.

3. খাপ খাওয়ানো; to change one’s behaviour to suit another person or new conditions
It is never easy to accommodate to social change.
I needed to accommodate to the new schedule.
Some find it hard to accommodate themselves to the new working conditions.

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Accommodation(s) (noun)  
থাকার বা অবস্থানের জায়গা; a place to live, work or stay in
rented / temporary / furnished accommodation
overnight / daytime accommodation
cheap / expensive accommodation.
Hotel accommodation is included in the price of your holiday.
The building plans include much needed new office accommodation.
First-class accommodation is available on all flights.
There is accommodation for your car behind the hotel.
We have first and second class accommodation on this flight.
The price includes travel and accommodation but meals are extra.
There's accommodation for about five hundred students on campus.
Sohel decided to seek out some information on accommodation in the area.
Hostels are usually provided as a stopgap until the families can be housed in permanent accommodation.
More and more travelers are looking for bed and breakfast accommodations in private homes.

accommodating (adjective)
সাহায্য করতে আগ্রহী; willing to help others
I'm sure she'll help you - she's always very accommodating.
He made a special effort to be accommodating.
The warden was always accommodating in allowing visitors in.
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2012, 01:16:10 PM »
what next sir we are waiting

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2012, 06:24:08 PM »
Nujhat, you seem to be an amazingly patient reader. Thanks.

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« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2012, 06:26:15 PM »
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accuse (verb)
দোষারোপ করা; to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal or unkind
She accused him of lying.
Are you accusing me of lying?
He's been accused of robbery/murder.
The surgeon was accused of negligence.
The government was accused of incompetence.
"It wasn't my fault." "Don't worry, I'm not accusing you."

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accusation(s) (noun)
দোষারোপ; a statement saying that someone has done something wrong
accusations of corruption / cruelty / racism
You can't just make wild accusations like that!
He glared at me with an air of accusation.
What do you say to the accusation that you are unfriendly and unhelpful?
I don’t want to make an accusation until I have some proof.
No one believed her wild accusations against her husband.
He denied the accusation that he had ignored the problems.
There was a hint of accusation in her voice.

accusatory (adjective)
দোষারোপমূলক; suggesting that you think someone has done something bad
When he spoke his tone was accusatory.
She gave me an accusatory look.

accused (noun) [with ‘the’]
দোষী ব্যক্তি; the person(s) on trial in a court
The accused protested her innocence.
The accused was found innocent.
The accused were all found guilty.
All the accused have pleaded guilty.

accusing (adjective)
দোষ দিচ্ছে এমন; showing that you think sb has done sth wrong
an accusing glance/look/finger/tone
Her accusing eyes were fixed on him.

accusingly (adverb)
দোষ দিচ্ছে এমনভাবে; in an accusing manner
"Has this dog been fed today?" she asked accusingly.

phrasal/collocational/idiomatic/proverbial expressions:

stand accused of sth  
অভিযুক্ত হওয়া; being accused of doing something wrong
The government stands accused of eroding freedom of speech.
They stand accused of crimes against humanity.

Usage note: The verb ‘accuse’ is usually followed by a person and then a deed. That is the phrase is ‘accuse somebody of something’, for example: ‘to accuse the youth of murder/theft’.
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2012, 02:56:34 PM »
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acknowledge (verb)
কোনোকিছু গ্রহন করা বা স্বীকার করা বা চিনতে পারা; to accept, admit or recognize something
a generally acknowledged fact
It is generally acknowledged to be true.
You must acknowledge the truth of her argument.
Historians generally acknowledge her as a genius in her field.
They refused to acknowledge the new government.
Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.
He didn't even acknowledge my presence.
The government won't even acknowledge the existence of the problem.
Always acknowledge your sources at the end of an essay.
The government has acknowledged that homelessness is a big problem.
It is widely acknowledged that the welfare system is under-resourced.
She acknowledged me with a quick bob of her head.
She refuses to acknowledge the need for reform.
The country acknowledged his claim to the throne.
He is widely acknowledged as the best player in the world.
All applications will be acknowledged.
Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.
I was standing right next to her, but she didn’t even acknowledge me.
I gratefully acknowledge financial support from several local businesses.

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acknowledgement(s) (noun)
ঋন বা প্রাপ্তি স্বীকার; চেনা; the act of acknowledging
We sent her a copy of the book in acknowledgment of her part in its creation.
I was sent a free copy in acknowledgement of my contribution.
I applied for four jobs, but I've only had one acknowledgment so far.
I didn’t receive an acknowledgement of my application.
This report is an acknowledgement of the size of the problem.
The flowers were a small acknowledgement of your kindness.
She gave me a smile of acknowledgement.

Usage note: The verb ‘acknowledgement’ is usually followed by the ‘ing’ form of verb. For example: She acknowledged having been at fault. It may also be followed by a that-clause. For example: She acknowledged that she had been at fault. I did not acknowledge that he had done anything wrong. In some constructions, it is followed by an object+to-infinitive. For example: She is usually acknowledged to be one of our best artists. He is widely acknowledged to be the best player in the world.
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2012, 05:04:00 PM »
It's a very good way of learning word.I connect my students with this post.Most of them watch these words and are learning each day.

Thank you,Sir.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2012, 11:58:53 AM »
Dear sir

It an excellent way to help the students with their vocabulary.

Thank you for the effort.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2012, 01:52:45 PM »
Thanks Sushmita and Antara for your favourable comments and actions.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2012, 03:55:16 PM »
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acquire (verb)
অর্জন করা বা আয়ত্বে নেওয়া; to gain or obtain something
He acquired the firm in 1978.
I was wearing a newly/recently acquired jacket.
I seem to have acquired two copies of this book.
During this period he acquired a reputation for being a womanizer.
As people grow older, their faces acquire more character.
She acquired the painting at a jumble sale for a sum of 25 dollars.
He acquired a reputation as an entertaining speaker.
She has acquired a good knowledge of English.
The company has just acquired new premises.

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acquisition (noun)
অর্জন বা আত্তীকরন; the act of acquiring
theories of child language acquisition
the acquisition of shares by employees
His latest acquisition is a racehorse.
The company has made acquisitions in several Asian countries.
The museum has been praised for its acquisition of ancient sculptures.
I like your earrings - are they a recent acquisition?

acquisitive (adjective)
জিনিসপত্র সংগ্রহে আগ্রহী; eager to possess and collect things
an acquisitive mind
We live in an acquisitive society which views success primarily in terms of material possessions.

phrasal/collocational/idiomatic/proverbial expressions:

an acquired taste
অর্জিত রুচি; something that one dislikes at first, but gradually learns to like
Olive is my acquired taste.
Abstract art is an acquired taste.

acquired character/characteristic (noun)
অর্জিত গুন বা বৈশিষ্ট্য; a change to a living thing that is not produced by genes but by livelihood
It is widely thought that acquired character is not inherited.
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« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2012, 10:22:15 PM »
It is simply more than "helpful" for learners to learn a word a day by following A WORD A DAY, I wish this post will keep mushrooming in the course of time.
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2012, 10:38:59 AM »
Thanks Gopa for your optimism. Advise your students to follow the posts. Good luck!