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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #150 on: April 16, 2012, 03:59:50 PM »
Word-95 (16-04-12)

cease (verb)
থামা বা থামানো; to stop happening or existing; to stop sth from happening or existing
You never cease to amaze me!
The company ceased trading in June.
They voted to cease strike action immediately.
Whether the protests will cease remains to be seen.
Welfare payments cease as soon as an individual starts a job.
The company has decided to cease all UK operations after this year.


Derived/converted words:

cease/cessation (noun)
বিরতি; ending or stopping
without cease / at cease
Bangladesh called for an immediate cessation of hostilities.
The leaders have called for a total cessation of the bombing campaign.


ceaseless (adjective) [syn. constant, interminable]
বিরতিহীন; not stopping; seeming to have no end
her ceaseless crying for help
I am amazed by his ceaseless efforts to solve the problem.


ceaselessly (adverb)
বিরতিহীনভাবে; in a ceaseless way
ceaselessly irritating
He tried ceaselessly to solve the problem.


ceasefire (noun) [syn. truce]
যুদ্ধবিরতি; a time when enemies agree to stop fighting
to declare a ceasefire
a call for an immediate ceasefire
Observers have reported serious violations of the ceasefire.


Proverb:

Wonders never cease.  
বিস্ময়ের অন্ত নেই; an expression of surprise used when something unusual or unexpected happens
Laila actually managed to get up before five o'clock. Wonders never cease!
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #151 on: April 16, 2012, 04:05:58 PM »
Natty (adjective) = dapper/ quick and skilful
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #152 on: April 17, 2012, 12:38:28 PM »
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #153 on: April 17, 2012, 12:38:47 PM »
Word-96 (17-04-12)

ceremony (noun)
অনুষ্ঠান; শিষ্টাচার; a public or religious occasion; very formal and polite behaviour
an awards/opening ceremony
a wedding/marriage/graduation ceremony
I handed her my letter of resignation without ceremony.
She arrived at the airport without the pomp and ceremony.


Derived words:

ceremonial (adjective)
আনুষ্ঠানিক; relating to or used in a ceremony
ceremonial occasions/duties
a ceremonial sword/dress


ceremonial (noun)
আনুষ্ঠানিকতা; the system of rules and traditions that states how things should be done at a ceremony or formal occasion
a pleasing ceremonial
The visit was conducted with all due ceremonial.


ceremonially (adverb)
আনুষ্ঠানিকভাবে; in a ceremonial way
a ceremonially significant event
He ceremonially spoke in the rally.


ceremonious (adjective)
শিষ্টাচারমূলক; describes behavior that is very or too formal or polite
a ceremonious speech
His ceremonious dealing of the matter pleased all.


ceremoniously (adverb)
শিষ্টাচারমূলকভাবে; in a ceremonious way
He spoke ceremoniously on the occasion.
He shook hands ceremoniously with each of his supporters as they arrived.


Idioms:

stand on ceremony
আনুষ্টানিক আচরন করা; to behave formally
Please don’t stand on ceremony with me.

without ceremony
অনানুষ্ঠানিকভাবে; in a very rough or informal way
He found himself pushed without ceremony out of the house.
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #154 on: April 18, 2012, 06:46:07 PM »
Word-97 (18-04-12)

chaos (noun)
বিশৃঙ্খলা; a state of total confusion and lack of order
economic/political/domestic chaos
The house was in chaos after the party.
Snow and ice have caused chaos on the roads.
Our house is in complete chaos at the moment.
Heavy snow has caused total chaos on the roads.
We muddled up the name labels and chaos ensued.
Police are reporting traffic chaos on the motorways.
There was chaos in the theatre when the bomb went off.
Computer failure has created chaos in the passport office.
Ever since our secretary walked out, the office has been in a state of total/utter chaos.


Derived words:

chaotic (adjective)
বিশৃঙ্খল; in a state of chaos
The traffic in the city is chaotic in the rush hour.
He's a chaotic sort of a person - always trying to do twenty things at once.
The house is a bit chaotic at the moment - we've got all these extra people staying and we're still decorating.


chaotically (adverb)
বিশৃঙ্খলভাবে; in a chaotic way
chaotically disturbing
The meeting ended chaotically.


Phrase:

chaos theory
বিশৃঙ্খলা তত্ত্ব; the study of a group of connected things that are very sensitive so that small changes in conditions affect them very much
A frequent metaphor for one aspect of chaos theory is called the Butterfly Effect - butterflies flapping their wings in Dhaka affect the weather in Chittagong.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #155 on: April 19, 2012, 01:40:26 PM »
Word-98 (19-04-12)

chatter (verb)

1. বকবক করা; to talk for a long time about things that are not important [+ away/on; +to sb; +about sth]
They chattered away happily for a while.
He chattered on about nothing in particular.
She spent the morning chattering away to her friends.
The children chattered to each other excitedly about the next day’s events.


2. কিচিরমিচির করা; If animals chatter, they make quick repeated noises
The gun shot made the monkeys chatter in alarm.

3. ঠকঠক করা; If your teeth chatter, they knock together repeatedly because you are very cold or frightened
I could hardly talk, my teeth were chattering so much.

chatter (noun)

1. বকবকানি; conversation about things that are not important
idle chatter
I can't concentrate with Ann's constant chatter.
Juli’s constant chatter was beginning to annoy him.


2. কিচিরমিচির শব্দ; the quick repeated noises that some animals make
the chatter of monkeys
He could hear the chatter of birds in the trees overhead.


3. ঠকঠক শব্দ; a series of short sounds made by things knocking together
the chatter of teeth

Phrases:

chatterbox (noun)
বাঁচাল লোক; a person, especially a child, who talks a lot
Your sister is a real chatterbox!

the chattering classes
মতামত প্রদানকারী লোকজন; the people in society who like to give their opinions on political or social issues
He belongs to the chattering classes.
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #156 on: April 26, 2012, 05:36:34 PM »
Word-99 (20-04-12)

cheery (adjective) [syn. cheerful]
উতফুল্ল; bright and happy
a cheery remark / smile / wave
He left with a cheery ‘See you again soon’.
She walked in with a cheery "Good morning!"
He gave us a cheery wave as we drove past.


cheerily (adverb) [syn. cheerfully]
উতফুল্লভাবে; in a cheery way
She greeted cheerily.
He waved cheerily at the audience.


cheeriness (noun) [syn. cheerfulness]
উতফুল্লতা; state of being cheery
His cheeriness made me happy.
Her smile increased his cheeriness.


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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #157 on: May 01, 2012, 09:48:56 PM »
Word-100 (21-04-12)

cherish (verb)

1 যত্ন নেওয়া; to love, protect and care for someone or something
Children need to be cherished.
Although I cherish my children, I do allow them their independence.
Her most cherished possession is a letter from her husband.
Freedom of speech is a cherished right in this country.


2 মনে রাখা; to keep an idea, a hope or a pleasant feeling in mind for a long time
I cherish the memories of the time we spent together.
Do you still cherish the feeling of your first meeting with her?



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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #158 on: May 01, 2012, 10:17:07 PM »
Word-101 (22-04-12)

chomp/champ (verb) [syn. ‘bite’, ‘munch’] [+ on / through]
শব্দ করে চিবানো; to eat food noisily
He was chomping away on a bar of chocolate.
There she sat, happily chomping her breakfast.
He chomped his way through two hot dogs.
She was chomping away on the bread.


Idiom:

to chomp/champ at the bit
অস্থির হওয়া; to be eager to do something
You might be chomping at the bit to hear the result.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #159 on: May 02, 2012, 05:26:46 PM »
Word-102 (23-04-12)

chronology (noun)
ঘটনাক্রম; সময়ক্রম; the order in which a series of events happened
a chronology of Mozart’s life
I'm not sure of the chronology of events.
Historians seem to have confused the chronology of these events.


chronological (adjective)
সময়ক্রমিক; maintaining chronology
Give me the dates in chronological order.
The facts you presented are not chronological.


chronologically (adverb)
সময়ানুসারে; in a chronological way
Chronologically ordered descriptions
Narrate the events chronologically.


chronological age [ant. mental age]
সময়গত বয়স; the number of years a person has lived as opposed to their level of physical, mental or emotional development
His mental age is much greater than his chronological age.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #160 on: May 02, 2012, 05:45:40 PM »
Word-103 (24-04-12)

chunk (noun)
খণ্ড বা অংশ; a roughly cut lump; a part of something, especially a large part
a chunk of cheese/meat
pineapple/tuna chunks
a chunk of text
a substantial chunk of our profits
I’ve already written a fair chunk of the article.
Three hours is quite a chunk out of my working day.


chunky (adjective)

1 মোটা ও ভারি; (clothes or jewellery) thick and heavy; made of large pieces
a chunky sweater
a chunky necklace / gold bracelet
chunky marmalade


2  গাটাগোট্টা; (person) short and heavy
a chunky man sitting on the chair
I don’t like that nasty chunky guy.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #161 on: May 02, 2012, 06:04:10 PM »
Word-104 (25-04-12)

clasp (verb)
আঁকড়ে বা জড়িয়ে ধরা; আটকে দেওয়া; to hold someone or something firmly in hands or arms
They clasped hands.
He clasped her to him.
She clasped her son in her arms.
She clasped the children in her arms.
I stood there, clasping the door handle.
She clasped the bracelet around her wrist.
He leaned forward, his hands clasped tightly together.
He was clasping the vase tightly, terrified of dropping it.
Lie on your back, clasp your knees and pull them down towards your chest.


clasp (noun)

1. মুষ্ঠি বা বেষ্টনি; a tight hold with your hand or arms
He took her hand in his firm warm clasp.
She held the child's hand in a firm clasp as they crossed the road.


2. আংটা; a small metal device which is used to fasten a belt, bag or a piece of jewellery
the clasp of a necklace / handbag
The clasp of the bag is out of order.


clasp knife
চাকুবিশেষ; a knife with one or more folding blades
I have to buy a new clasp knife from the store.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #162 on: May 03, 2012, 09:47:52 AM »
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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #163 on: May 03, 2012, 05:52:55 PM »
Thanks for your encouragement.

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Re: A Word A Day
« Reply #164 on: May 03, 2012, 06:05:20 PM »
Word-105 (26-04-12)

clatter (verb)
খটাং খটাং শব্দ করা; to make continuous loud noises by hitting hard objects against each other
Her cup clattered in the saucer.
He dropped the knife and it clattered on the stone floor.
Don't clatter the dishes - you'll wake the baby up.
He was clattering away on his old typewriter.
The cart clattered over the cobbles.
She heard him clattering around downstairs.


clatter (noun)
খটাং খটাং শব্দ; continuous loud noises made by hitting hard objects against each other
the clatter of horses' hoofs
the clatter of dishes in the kitchen
I was disturbed by the clatter of stones outside.
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