Department of English, RU, Written Test

University of Rajshahi
Department of English
Admission Test 2005

Full Marks: 50 Time: 1 hour

(N.B. Answer all questions. Marks for each question are shown in the margin.]

1. Read the following passage and answer the questions below it. Answer the questions in your own words as far as possible. You may use single words from the passage, but you must not use entire sentences from the passage to answer the questions. 

What does it mean to be free? Is freedom a matter of doing what happens to suit you, going where you like, thinking what you will? This you do anyhow. Merely to have independence, does that mean freedom? Many people in the world are independent, but very few are free. Freedom implies great intelligence, does it not? To be free is to be intelligent, but intelligence does not come into being by just wishing to be free; it comes into being only when you begin to understand your whole environment, the social, religious, parental and traditional influences that are continually closing in on you. But to understand the various influences – the influence of your parents, of your government, of society, of the culture to which you belong, of your beliefs, your gods and superstitions, of the tradition to which you conform unthinkingly—to understand all these and become free from them requires deep insight but you generally give in to them because inwardly you are frightened. You are afraid of not having a good position in life; you are afraid of what your priests will say; you are afraid of not following tradition; of not doing the right thing. But freedom is really a state of mind in which there is no fear or compulsion, no urge to be secure.


a) What, according to the author, is freedom?

b) How is freedom different from independence?

c) What do you understand by the phrase “the various influences?”

d) Why do people conform to tradition?

e) What is the central idea of this passage?

2. Write an essay on any ONE of the following:                                 25

 a) The worst storm you have seen and its aftermath.

 b) Grading standards in SSC and HSC examinations in Bangladesh.

  c) Uses and abuses of mobile phones.

University of Rajshahi
Department of English

Admission Test 2007

Time: 1 hour Full Marks: 60

1. Read the following passage and answer the questions below it:           30 marks 

            Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.

           She was the youngest of the two daughters of a most affectionate, indulgent father, and had, in consequence of her sister’s marriage, been mistress of his house from a very early period. Her mother had died too long ago for her to have more than an indistinct remembrance of her caresses, and her place had  been supplied by an excellent woman as governess, who had fallen little short of a mother in affection.

          Sixteen years had Miss Taylor been in Mr Woodhouse’s family, less as a governess than a friend, very fond of both daughters/ but particularly of Emma. Between them, it was more the intimacy of sisters. Even before Miss Taylor had ceased to hold the nominal office of governess, the mildness of her temper had hardly allowed her to impose any restraint; and the shadow of authority being now long passed away, they had been living together as friend and friend very mutually attached, and Emma doing just what she liked; highly esteeming Miss Taylor’s judgment, but directed chiefly by her own.

          The real evils indeed of Emma’s situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself; these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments. The danger, however, was at present so unperceived, that they did not by any means rank as misfortunes with her.

          Sorrow came—a gentle sorrow—but not at all in the shape of any disagreeable consciousness. — Miss Taylor married. It was Miss Taylor’s loss which first brought grief. It was on the wedding-day of this beloved friend that Emma first sat in mournful thought of any continuance. The wedding over and the bride-people gone, her father and herself were left to dine together, with no prospect of a third to cheer a long evening….. 

           How was she to bear the change? — It was true that her friend was going only half a mile from them; but Emma was aware that great must be the difference between a Mrs. Weston only half a mile from them, and a Miss Taylor in the house; and with all her advantages, natural and domestic, she was now in great danger of suffering from intellectual solitude. She dearly loved her father, but he was no companion for her. He could not meet her in conversation, rational or playful. 

a) What title would you choose for this passage? Justify your choice.

b) What impression of Emma do you get from the passage?

c) What is Emma’s relationship with Miss Taylor?

d) What was the most important change in Emma’s life? How did she react to it?

e) What are the meanings of the following words? ( The words are in bold type in the passage above. You must write the English meanings of the words.)

(i) disposition; (ii) indulgent; (iii) restraint; (iv) unperceived; (v) mournful, (vi) solitude.

2. Write an essay on any ONE of the following topics:     30 marks

       a) Exploitation of women in advertisements;

       b) Positive aspects of overpopulation in a poor country;

       c) The need of education in a successful democracy.

University of Rajshahi
Department of English
Admission Test 2010-2011

Full Marks 60                                                                                                      Time: 1 hour

    Answer all questions. Marks for each question are shown in the margin.

  1. Write a composition on any ONE of the following:                   30

    a) A fearful experience in your life;

    b) The importance of school uniform

    c) Childhood books you remember most.

 2. Read the following poem and write what you understand of it.   20

    Gather rosebuds while you may, 
           Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
            To-morrow will be dying.
 The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
            The higher he will be getting,
           The sooner will his race be run.

And nearer he’s to setting. 
       That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
     But being spent, the worse, and worst
          Times still succeed the former.

 3. Translate the following into English:                                                10

আদিকাল থেকেই মানুষ নানাভাবে নিজেকে প্রকাশ করার চেষ্টা করে আসছে। পাহাড়ের গায়ে পাথরের উপরে ছবি আঁকা থেকে শুরু করে বর্তমানের নানারকম শিল্পকর্ম সবই মানুষের আত্মপ্রকাশের বিভিন্ন রূপ। এসবের মধ্যে কবিতা এমন একটি বিশ্বজনীন আত্মপ্রকাশের প্রচেষ্টা যা ভাষার মাধ্যমটিকে ব্যবহার করে থাকে। প্রাচীন কালের মানুষরাও কবিতার চর্চা করত, আবার এই যান্ত্রিক সভ্য জগতেও এর মূল্য কমেনি। ভাষার সাথে মানুষের সম্পর্ক যতদিনের কবিতার সাথে সম্পর্কও ততদিনেরই। 

University of Rajshahi
Department of English
Admission Test 2011-12 

Marks: 60                                                                                                          Time: 1 hour

 Answer all questions. Marks for each question are shown in the margin.

l. Write an essay on ONE of the following:                                                  25

a) Is obtaining a high grade more important than acquiring knowledge for a student?

b) Technology and students,

c) Our disappearing social values.

2. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: 20 

When the boy came to see me, I anticipated that he would seek my help for his admission into my department. He was really asking for my help but not about what I expected. He said very earnestly, ‘Could you please help me to persuade my parents that I should not go to university?’ 

The habits of a lifetime made me, almost automatically, start to remind him of the value of a liberal education. But when I glanced at him, I checked myself. Il was a safe bet that he had already had some experience in the great books, but had already been bored to death by Hamlet and Macbeth, and had rejected such studies. Who was I to urge him to have some more of these things stuffed down his throat? It turned out in the course of further conversation that what the boy wanted desperately to be was a dental technician. and that the thought of entering university was nothing less than revolting to him. His parents. I gathered, felt very strongly that he should have the blessing of higher education even though he found it a curse. 

I felt like saying to the boy. ‘Don’t come to university. Stick to your guns. Be the technician you want to be.’ But I was fair-minded. I pointed out the advantages of both sides, knowing that my department would probably settle the boy’s problem for him. One never knows what ripples one’s falling pebble will cause. A few days later, the boy’s father met me and said. My son wants to come and see you again. He says you made university sound very nice.’

a)  Give the meanings of the underlined words/sentences in the passage.

b)  What was unusual about the boy’s request?

c)  What was the conflict between the boy and his parents?

d)  What did the writer mean when he said that his department itself would probably solve the  boy’s problem for him?

3. Translate into English:                                                                   15            

ভোর বেলা মায়ের ডাকে ঘুম ভাঙ্গলো। তাকিয়ে দেখলাম মায়ের মুখে মিষ্টি হাসি। মা বললেন ‘পিঠে করেছি, খাবেত জলদি এস’। পিঠার কথা শুনে চোখ থেকে ঘুম পালিয়ে গেল। এক লাফে উঠে বসলাম। বিছানা ছেড়ে নামতেই নাকে এসে লাগলো পিঠার মিষ্টি গন্ধ। চোখ মুছতে মুছতে ঘরের বাইরে এলাম। দেখলাম মায়ের হাতে থালা ভর্তি পিঠা।

University of Rajshahi
Department of English
Admission Test 2012-13

Time: 1 hour                                                                          Full Marks: 60

Answer all questions. Marks for each question are shown in the margin.

1. Write an essay on ONE of the following:                                                 30              

a) Benefits of having good companions;

b) An opportunity you have wasted in your life;

c) Your idea of healthy food.

2. Read the following passage and answer the questions below it:  20

Recently I was unfortunate enough to be in a store when a robbery took place. I learned from that experience that a pointed gun makes people obey. I had stopped at the store on my way home from work to get a loaf of bread. I was at the check-out counter when a man standing nearby pulled out a gun and yelled, “Everybody on the floor and away from the cash register!” My first reaction was fear. Around me, people dropped to the floor. But I felt frozen where I stood. As I hesitated, the robber pointed his gun at me and yelled again, “On the floor!” Then I felt angry. I was bigger and stronger than he was. I was sure I could put him on the floor in a fair fight. But the gun, small enough to cradle the palm of my hand, was bigger and stronger than I was. I sank obediently to the floor. 

All of us watched silently as the robber scooped money out of the cash register into a paper bag. Then he ran out the door, jumped into a car that was waiting, and the car raced away. Everyone then stood up and started talking. A clerk called the police, who asked if anyone could describe the robber or the car. No one could. Then one man, blustering defensively, told the clerk just what I was thinking. “Listen. Tell them when a gun is pointed at me, it’s all I’m looking at. One look and I’m going to do whatever I’m told,”

a) What is the main idea of the passage? Where is the idea stated first and where is it repeated? b) Why did the writer feel angry?

c) What happened before and after the robbery?

d) Give the meaning, in English, of the words underlined in the passage.

3. Translate the following into English:                                            10

প্রাচীনকালে অনেক রাজারাণীও কবি-শিল্পীদের ভয় পেতেন। কারণ তারা খুব জনপ্রিয় ছিলেন এবং জনমতকে প্রভাবিত করতে সক্ষম ছিলেন। এরকম একজন রাজা ও রানী ছিলেন ইংল্যান্ডের রাজা প্রথম এডওয়ার্ড এবং তার রানী এলেনর। তাদের ভয়ে একজন কবি প্রতিবাদ হিসেবে পাহাড় থেকে লাফিয়ে পড়ে আত্মহত্যা করেন। এই ঘটনা নিয়ে একটা কবিতাও লেখা হয়েছিল।

Rajshahi University
Department of English
Admission Test 2015-2016

Time: 1 hour                                                                         Full marks: 50

Read the following passage and answer the questions below it:

About fifty years ago the notion of English as a global language was merely a theoretical prediction which is still diffuse and vague. However, realities have created it as a real language at the present time. People in every part of the world feel its urgent role in their life: for academic purposes,  for business goals and for other purposes. English is spoken by people throughout the world as their first, second and foreign language. Indeed, English is now a world language.

English as a world language is not merely an international language. The notion of international language can be understood as a language which is used in any international communication Which involves people from two or more countries. Japanese is an international language, but it is not a global language. Japanese is often used by people who communicate with Japanese people, usually in the area in which Japanese people, traditional political power and/or business are dominant. Japanese, however, is not used in a great number of other contexts. The same thing applies to Arabic. As an international language, Arabic is not only used in the area in which Arab people are dominant, but it is employed when people communicate with Arabs in other places. However, Arabic is not used when there is no connection with Arabs. This is different from the fact of English as a global language-English is not used when people communicate with English speakers, it is used by people of different first languages. It is not only applied when people speak to English people, but also When people from different nations meet. English is the most widely spoken language in very different contexts in the world. Therefore, English is not only an international language but also a global language. The global language can be spoken as either the first, second or foreign language. The prominent characteristic of a global language is that it is the most widely used language in communication in most places in the world. People feel the need to master it for their life.

There are some countries where people speak English as their first language. USA, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and several Caribbean countries are among the thirty territories that use English as their first language. However English does not gain its special status as a global language merely by being spoken by people in those countries; it becomes a world language because people in other countries give a special credence to English, even though they do not speak it as a first language-

a) How does the author distinguish between an international language and a global language?

b) How, according to the passage, is English both an international and a global language? 

c) When does a language attain a global status? 

d) Give contextual meanings in English of the underlined words in the passage.

e) Translate the following sentences from the passage into Bangla 

Japanese is often used by people who communicate with Japanese people. usually in the area in which Japanese people tradition, political power and/or business are dominant, Japanese, however, is not used in a great number of other contexts. The same thing applies to Arabic.

 2. Write a composition (in not more than 600 words) on any one of the following topics:  30

a) Your vision of future Bangladesh

b) Fears and anxieties of the young generation of your time

Rajshahi University
Department of English
Admission Test 2016

Time: 1 hour                                                                                                    Full Marks: 50

Figures in the Right margin indicate marks. Answer both the questions.

1. Read the passage below and answer the questions following it:           5×5=25

Throughout the early sixties of the last century, Rajshahi was a pathetically provincial little town. It was so small, in fact, that it did not have cars on its streets. In the whole of Rajshahi, there were around three or four private cars and two or three rental cars that were only rarely seen on the streets. Some months after our arrival at Rajshahi we went to visit my mother’s ancestral house in Natore in a car rented from the local Motor Union. The car appeared to date from the nineteen-twenties; it was a convertible with a canvas hood and spoked wheels, and on the 30-mile journey to Natore it had to stop twice to cool its engine. What Rajshahi had on the roads in abundance were “tom-toms”, the little one-horse-drawn carts that clip-clopped through the streets, and whose little horses left dung wherever they went. When it dried and pounded to dust, it flew through the air and gave a distinctive smell to the atmosphere. There were cycle-rickshaws too, of course. Some of the boys of my neighbourhood made up a game of rickshaw number-plate spotting and the highest number they spotted, they said, was 600. This was perhaps the highest number of rickshaws that Rajshahi, with its then sparse population, could support. Both the number of rickshaws and people in Rajshahi multiplied, however, quite quickly; so much so that some years later number-plate spotting as a hobby became outdated.

  a. On what criteria is Rajshahi called a “provincial little town” in the           passage?

  b. What idea does the writer convey by mentioning the journey to             Natore?

  c. What does the activity of “number-plate spotting” imply?

  d. Give the meanings (in English) of the words in bold in the passage and  make a  sentence of your own with each of them.

   e. Translate into Bangla the first three sentences of the passage.

2. Write an essay on “Facebook Friendship”                                   25


Rajshahi University
Department of English
Admission Test 2017

Time: 1 hour                                                                     Full Marks: 50

 (Figures in the right margin indicate full marks. Answer both the questions.)

1. Read the following passage and answer the questions below it:              25

To put it bluntly, English cannot claim a dominant position of any kind in relation to the status of Bangla in Bangladesh. Although there are some other languages and cultures in Bangladesh, it is predominantly a monoculture and a monolingual country and it does not have many languages competing for ascendency, English—the language as well as its ancillaries — is of course subordinate to Bangla and the national culture. What this means for everyone in Bangladesh is that the study of everything that relates to Bangladesh is far more important than the study of English. If English is at all important in the country, it is so for the study of a host of other things and subjects, and it is more important in the sciences than in the humanities. In other disciplines, it is of course a mere instrument, a tool, and not much else. No scientist or economist ever needs to bother about reading a Mill or a Milton to develop a prose style they require for professional purposes. And indeed that is how most of our academics use English; they learn the language only to be able to research and to produce scholarly papers in their respective research areas. 

(a) Does the passage discourage the study of English? Justify your answer.

(b) Why is English in Bangladesh subordinate to Bangla?

(c) How would you explain the idea of a language as ‘ a tool’? 

(d) Give the contextual meanings in English of the words in bold and make a sentence of your 
    own with each of them.

(e) Translate the first three sentences of the passage into Bangla.

2. Write a composition on any one of the following:                        25

(a) Human crises in the present world

(b) Your strengths and weaknesses as an individual


Rajshahi University
Department of English
First Year Admission Test 2018-19

Time: 1 hour                      Full Marks: 50 

[Marks for each question are shown in the margin. Answer both the questions]

1. Read the following passage and answer the questions below it:             5×5=25

Before the invention of reading and writing, people lived in an environment in which they struggled to survive against natural forces, animals and other humans. To survive, preliterate people developed skills that grew into cultural and educational patterns. For a particular group’s culture to continue into the future, people had to transmit it, or pass it on, from adults to children. The earliest educational processes involved sharing information about gathering food and providing shelter, making weapons and other tools, learning language and acquiring the values, behaviour and religious rites or practices of a given culture.

Through direct informal education, parents and elders taught children the skills and roles they would need as adults. These lessons eventually formed the moral codes that governed behaviour. Since they lived before the invention of writing, preliterate people used an oral tradition or storytelling to pass on their culture and history from one generation to the next. By using language, people learned to create and use symbols, words or signs to express their ideas. When these symbols grew into pictographs and letters, human beings created a written language and made a great cultural leap to literacy.

(a) What does the passage say about the role of education?

(b) How did environment determine the objects of educational processes? 

(c) How did an oral tradition lead to the development of a written language?

(d) Translate the first two sentences of the second paragraph into Bangla.

(e)  Give the meanings in English) of the underlined words and make a sentence of your own  with each of them.

2. Write an essay on any one of the following:                                             25

(a) The experience of overcoming a phobia

(b) First Impressions: To value or not to value? 

(c) You after 30 yea

Dhaka University C Unit Admission Test Written Part Suggestion

01. Globalization :

Globalization is the process of interaction and integration among people, companies and governments worldwide. Globalization has accelerated since  the 18th century due to advances in transportation and communication technology.  This increase in global interactions has caused a growth in international trade and the exchange of ideas and culture.

02. Global village :

The world is viewed as a community in which distance and isolation have been dramatically reduced by electronic media and easy transportation.  Transnational commerce,  migration and culture alters the global coexistence in such a community. 

03. Inequality / Social  Inequality / Social Discrimination / Social Segregation :  The uneven and unfair distribution of resources, opportunities and rewards that increase power, prestige and wealth for individuals or groups in the social system. It is done based on mainly one’s power, religion,  kinship,  prestige,  race, ethnicity,  gender, age,  sexual orientation and class. 

04. Social Inclusion / Social Integration: Social inclusion is the process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society – improving the ability, opportunity,  and dignity of those disadvantaged on the basis of their identity. Enhancing access to resources, voice, and respect of rights, especially for the disadvantaged, play a significant role in social inclusion/integration. 
05. Social Exclusion / Social Disintegration: Social exclusion/disintegration / Marginalisation is the process in which individuals or groups are blocked from various rights, opportunities, and resources that are normally available to others, and which are fundamental to social integration and observance of human rights within that particular group.

06. GDP : Gross domestic product (GDP)is total market value of the goods and services produced by a country’s economy during a specified period of time. It includes all final goods and services—that is, those that are produced by the economic agents located in that country regardless of their ownership and that are not resold in any form. It is used throughout the world as the main measure of output and economic activity. (Britannica)

07. Inflation : Inflation, in economics, is collective increases in the supply of money, in money incomes, or in prices. Inflation is generally thought of as an inordinate rise in the general level of prices, Which results in a decrease of the currency’s value to purchase- a loss of real value in the medium of exchange and unit of account within the economy. (from Britannica)

08. Foreing Direct Investment : A foreign direct investment (FDI) is an investment made by a firm or individual in one country into business interests located in another country. Generally, FDI takes place when an investor establishes foreign business operations or acquires foreign business assets in a foreign company. (investopedia)

09. Recession : A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales. A recession begins just after the economy reaches a peak of activity and ends as the economy reaches its trough. Between trough and peak, the economy is in an expansion. Expansion is the normal state of the economy; most recessions are brief and they have been rare in recent decades. (national Bureau of Economic Research, USA)

10. Mixed Economy : A mixed economic system is a system that combines aspects of both capitalism and socialism. A mixed economic system protects private property and allows a level of economic freedom in the use of capital, but also allows for governments to interfere in economic activities in order to achieve social aims. (Investopedia)

11. Capitalism : Capitalism is an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit. In a capitalist market economy, decision-making and investments are determined by every owner of wealth, property or production ability in capital and financial markets whereas prices and the distribution of goods and services are mainly determined by competition in goods and services markets.

12. Competition/Competitiveness : In economics, competition is a scenario where different economic firms are in contention to obtain goods that are limited by varying the elements of the marketing mix: price, product, promotion and place.  In classical economic thought, competition causes commercial firms to develop new products, services and technologies, which would give consumers greater selection and better products.

13. Innovation : Innovation is a process by which a domain, a product, or a service is renewed and brought up to date by applying new processes, introducing new techniques, or establishing successful ideas to create new value.  Innovations can involve simply taking something that has long been utilized or enjoyed in one market and making a new combination.

14. Stock Market : A stock market, equity market or share market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers of stocks (also called shares), which represent ownership claims on businesses; these may include securities listed on a public stock exchange, as well as stock that is only traded privately, such as shares of private companies which are sold to investors through equity crowdfunding platforms.

15. Microcredit :

16. Strategy :

17. Business Process Outsourcing :

18. Digital Marketing :

19. Digital Currency :

20. Cryptocurrency :

21. Blockchain

English For Today HSC: Eating Habit and Hazards Word Meanings

Read Word Meanings of the chapter ‘Eating Habit and Hazards‘ in the link below :

Summary of ‘The Luncheon’ by William Somerset Maugham

Eating Habit and Hazards Word Meanings :

Word Synonyms
1. Habit (noun 

স্বভাব, অভ্যাস 

Antonym: inexperience, dishabituation

practice, custom, pattern, routine, style, convention, policy, way, manner, mode, norm, tradition, rule, tendency, propensity, inclination, bent, proclivity, proneness, disposition, predisposition 
2. Hazards ( noun )

বিপত্তি, বিরুপ প্রভাব, ঝুকি


Antonym: security, protection 

danger, risk, peril, threat, menace,difficulty, problem, pitfall, jeopardy, perilousness, endangerment, imperilment
3. Playwright ( noun )



Antonym: Not Applicable

dramatist, dramaturgist 
4. Lucid ( noun )

সহজবোধ্য,  স্পষ্ট 

Antonym: confused, delirious, incoherent, vague 

transparent, clear, crystalline, colourless, diaphanous, immaculate, coherent 
5. Admire ( verb )

প্রশংসা করা, তারিফ করা 

Antonym: condemn, vilify, defame, disapprove of, loathe

applaud, praise, commend, approve of, favor, appreciate respect, hold in high esteem, 

compliment, speak highly of

6. Luncheon ( noun )

মধ্যাহ্নজোজ, দুপুরেরখাবার 


Antonym: Not Applicable

lunch, a formal lunch 
7. Humor ( noun )

মেজাজ, কৌতুকরস 

Antonym: seriousness 

mood, temper, disposition, temperament, state of mind 


8.Irony ( noun )

পরিহাস, বিদ্রুপ 


Antonym: sincerity, logic 

sarcasm, sardonicism, cynicism, sharpness, acerbity, acid, bitterness, trenchancy, mordancy, 
9. Lavish (adjective)

অতিরিক্ত খরচ করার প্রবনতা, টাকা উড়ানো, উদারচিত্ত


Antonym: meager, frugal, mean, scant 

sumptuous, luxurious, luxuriant, costly, opulent, grand, elaborate, splendid, rich, regal, ornate, expensive
10. Expense ( noun, verb )

খরচ, ব্যায় 

Antonym: Income 

cost, price, expenditure charge, outlay, fee, tariff, toll, levy, payment, amount, rate 
11. Sight (noun)

দর্শন, নজর, দৃষ্টি

Antonym: oversight, invisibility

eyesight, vision, come into view, visual perception, observation
12. Beckon ( noun, verb )

ইশারা, সংকেত দেয়া, ইঙ্গিতকরা 

Antonym:Not Applicable

gesture, signal, wave, gesticulate, make a gesture, motion, nod, call
13.Interval ( noun )


Antonym: continuity

intermission, interlude, entr’acte, interim, break, recess, pause, gap
14. Mention ( verb )

উল্লেখ করা 

, Antonym: conceal ,hide 

allude to, refer to, touch on, hint at, raise, introduce
15. Hardly ( adverb )

কদাচিৎ, কষ্টকর, কঠিন ভাবে

Antonym: fully, regularly 

scarcely, barely, faintly, narrowly, slightly, rarely, little
16. Recognize ( verb )

চিনতে পারা , স্বিকার করা 


Antonym: forget,overlook 

identify, acknowledge, 

remember, recall, recollect, call to mind 

17. Address (verb, noun)

সম্বোধন, পিরচয় করা 


Antonym: avoid 

evoke, summon, accost , speech, location
18. Brightly ( adverb )



Antonym: palely 

glaringly, lively 
19. Overlook ( verb )

উপেক্ষা করা, মার্জনা করা, উচুহতে পর্যাবেক্ষণ করা 

Antonym: spot, notice,punish 

ignore, miss, fail to notice, fail to observe, leave unnoticed, forgive, observe 


20. Cemetery ( noun )

গরস্থান , সমাধিকেন্দ্র

Antonym: Not Applicable

graveyard, churchyard, burial ground, garden of remembrance, bone-yard, tomb 
21. Barely ( adverb )

কোনমতে, কেবলমাত্র 


Antonym: easily 

hardly, scarcely, just, only just, narrowly, by a very small margin, by the narrowest of margins 
22. Presently ( adverb )


Antonym: pastly 

at present, currently, at this moment, nowadays, these days, today
23. Afterwards (adverb) 

ভবিষ্যতে, পরে 


Antonym: before 

later, later on, subsequently, then, after that, following that, next, eventually, after a period of time, in due course
24. Beyond ( preposition ) 

বহুদূরে, ব্যতীত, দূরে

Antonym: near, close, within 

far, outside, the farther side of, behind, past, after, out of
25.Flatter ( verb )

তোষামোদ করা, চাটুকারিতা করা, পটানো, পটে যাওয়া 


Antonym: disparage, disdain 

eulogize, false praise, persuade
26. Modest ( adjective )



Antonym: immodest, impolite, boastful, conceited, grand ,grandiose, flamboyant 

polite, decent, gentle, moderate, unpretentious, humble, unpresuming, unostentatious, free from vanity, keeping, 

shy, bashful, timid, reserved, retiring, media-shy, reticent, quiet, coy, blushing, meek, docile, mild, apologetic 

27. Cut out ( verb )

বাদ দেওয়া 


Antonym: add 

exclude, eliminate, rule out, 
28. Correspondence (noun )

পত্র বিনময় করে

Antonym: Not Applicable

29. Appearance (noun)

: আবির্ভাব, উপস্থিতি 


Antonym: disappearance, departure 

letter, mail, post, communication, similarity 

advent, presence, arrival, emergence, look, countenance, mien

30. Imposing ( adjective )

মনোরম , প্রতারণাপূর্ণ 

Antonym: unimposing, modest 

deceptive, insidious, impressive in appearance, eye-catching, dramatic, spectacular, staggering, stunning, awesome, awe-inspiring, remarkable, formidable,splendid, grand, majestic, august, lofty, stately, dignified, resplendent 
31. Rather (adverb) 

বরং, ইহা অপেক্ষা বরং 

Antonym: Not Applicable

more precisely, to be precise, to be exact, correctly speaking
32. Impression ( noun )

প্রভাব, ছাপ 

Antonym: Not Applicable

impact, influence, mark, reputation, suspicion, apprehension
33. Talkative ( adjective )


Antonym: taciturn, reticent 

chatty, loquacious, garrulous, voluble, conversational, gossipy, chattery, chattering,communicative 
34. Inclined (adjective)

উৎসাহি, আগ্রহপূর্ণ, ইচ্ছুক 

Antonym:disinclined, unlikely 

disposed, desirous, enthusiastic, minded, willing, ready, prepared predisposed
35. Attentive ( adjective )



Antonym: inattentive,inconsiderate 

alert, awake, watchful, observant, perceptive, percipient, aware, noticing, heedful, mindful, vigilant, on guard, on the qui vive
36. Startle ( verb )

হকচকিয়ে উঠা, চমকানো, আঁতেক ওঠা 

Antonym: put at ease 

surprise, frighten, scare, alarm, shock, amaze, perturb, unsettle, agitate, disturb, disconcert, disquiet 
37. Anticipate ( verb )

ধারণা করা , অনমুান করা 


Antonym: lag behind, dread

expect, foresee, predict, forecast, prophesy, foretell, contemplate the possibility of, allow for, be prepared for 
38. Generously ( adverb )

উদার ভাবে 


Antonym: greedily

kindly, magnanimously, benignantly
39. Caviare ( noun )

একপ্রকার মাছের ডিম 


Antonym: Not Applicable

Not Applicable
40. Sink (p. Sank) [verb ]

চমকানো, ধক ধক করা, ডুবে যাওয়া 


Antonym: float 

succumb, immerse, drown 


41. Afford (verb)

সামর্থ থাকা 

Antonym: unbearable 

bear, sustain, stand, carry
42. Unwise (adjective)

মুর্খতাপূর্ণ, অবিবেচক, বোকামি 

Antonym: wise, sensible 

foolish, thoughtless, injudicious, goofy, ill-advised, imprudent 
43. Promptly (adverb) 

চটপট , তৎক্ষণাৎ 


Antonym: late , slowly 

instantaneously, quickly, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, fast, as soon as possible, ASAP, expeditiously 

at once, immediately, straight away, right away, without delay, without hesitation, forthwith, directly, instantly, instaby unhesitatingly 

44. Proceed (verb)

অগ্রসর হওয়া, চলেত থাকা 

Antonym: stop, discontinue 

continue, begin, make a start, get going, move, go on, make progress
45. Digestion ( noun )

হজম, পরিপাক 


Antonym: indigestion

dissolution,assimilation, absorption, ingestion
46. Hospitable (adjective) 

অতিথিপরায়ন, বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ

Antonym: inhospitable, unfriendly

welcoming, friendly, congenial, genial, sociable, convivial, cordial, gracious, amicable, amenable, helpful, accommodating, neighbourly, warm-hearted, kind, kind-hearted, generous, liberal, bountiful, open-handed 
47. Effusive ( adjective )

প্রবল ভাবে আবেগ প্রকাশ


Antonym: restrained 

gushy, unrestrained, unreserved, extravagant, fulsome, demonstrative, lavish, enthusiastic, exuberant, ebullient
48. Amicable ( adjective )


Antonym: unfriendly, hostile 

friendly, good-natured, cordial, hospitable, courteous, polite, easy-going, neighbourly, brotherly, fraternal, harmonious, cooperative, civilized 
49.Trifle (noun)

তুচ্ছ পরিমাণ, অল্প


Antonym: great amount, crucial 

unimportant, unimportant thing, trivial matter, trivial thing, triviality, matter of no importance, thing of no importance, bagatelle, inessential
50. Pale ( adjective )

ম্লান, বিবর্ন, ফেকাশে


Antonym: bright, vivid 

faded , flabby, discoloured, bleak, white, tarnished 
51. Casually ( adverb )

উদ্দশ্যহীনভাবে, আকস্মিক ভাবে

Antonym: carefully 

vainly, miraculously, without purpose
52. Forbidden (adjective)


Antonym: permitted, legal 

prohibited, banned, debarred, vetoed, not allowed, disallowed, illegal, impermissible, not acceptable, unauthorized, unsanctioned 
53. Gaily ( adverb )

ফূর্তিতে, সনন্দে

Antonym: miserably, sombrely,anxiously 

merrily, cheerfully, cheerily, happily, joyfully, joyously, light-heartedly, blithely, jauntily, gleefully, with pleasure 
54. Task ( noun )

কর্মভার চাপানো, কাজ 

Antonym: leisure

job, duty, chore, charge, labour, assignment, function, engagement, exercise. 
55. Wave ( verb, noun )

ইশারা করা, ঢেউ 


Antonyms: Not Applicable

beckon, sign, gesture 
56. Gesture ( noun )

অঙ্গিভঙ্গি করা 

Antonym: Not Applicable

signal, posture, sign, hint, make a gesture, motion, wave, indicate, gesticulate
57. Conversation ( noun )

আলাপ আলোচনা , কেথোপকথন 

Antonym: speech, oration

discussion, colloquy, talk, chat, gossip, head-to-head, exchange, dialogue, parley, conference 
58. Horribly ( adverb )

ভয়াবহ, ভয়ংকরভাবে


Antonym: pleasantly, slightly 

dreadfully, terribly 
59. Often (adverb )


Antonym: seldom, rarely, never

frequently, many times, many a time, on numerous occasions, a lot, in many cases,repeatedly, again and again, time and again, over and over again, regularly, recurrently, continually, usually, habitually, commonly, generally, ordinarily,
60. Asparagus (noun) 

শতমূলী, সবজি বিশেষ 


Antonym: Not Applicable

Not Applicable


61. Giant (adjective, noun) 

দৈত্য আকৃতির, বিশাল, 


Antonym: tiny, miniature 

huge, gigantic, monstrous, prodigious, demon
62. Watered (verb) 

লালা ঝড়া 

Antonym: plain

dribble​, slaver, water 
63. Priest ( noun )

ধর্মজাজক, পন্ডিত 


Antonym: layman

clergyman, clergywoman, minister of religion, cleric, ecclesiastic, pastor, parson, churchman, father 
64. Splendid (adjective)


Antonym: modest, unimpressive, ordinary, indistinguishable, ,dreadful, awful, horrible 

magnificent, sumptuous, grand, impressive, superb, spectacular, resplendent, opulent, luxurious, palatial, deluxe, rich, fine, costly, expensive, lavish, ornate, gorgeous, glorious, dazzling, elegant, handsome, beautiful 
65. Tender ( adjective )

কচি, কোমল 

Antonym: hardy, hard-hearted, callous, unsympathetic, tough

delicate, soft, loving, affectionate fragile, breakable, frail 
66. Least ( adjective )


Antonym: greatest, most 

slightest, smallest, minimum, minimal, minutest, tiniest, littlest
67. Sighed ( verb )

দীর্ঘশ্বাস ফেলা 


Antonym:Not Applicable

Not Applicable
68. Panic (noun)

আতঙ্ক, ভয় 


Antonym: calm, calmness, relax 

fear, alarm, anxiety, nervousness, fright, trepidation, dread, terror, horror, agitation, hysteria, consternation, perturbation, dismay
69. Seize ( verb )

পাকড়াও করা, বাজেয়াপ্ত করা, গ্রাস করা 

Antonym: relinquish, liberate, release, ransom

grab, grasp, snatch, grip, clutch, take, pluck, arrest, occupy, confiscate 
70. Appear ( verb )

হাজির হওয়া 

Antonym: disappear, vanish

come, arrive, visible, come into view, come into sight, materialize
71. Enormous ( adjective )

প্রচুর, বৃহদাকার 


Antonym: tiny, small 

huge, vast, extensive, expansive, broad, wide
72. Succulent (adjective)



Antonym: dry, shrivelled, unappetizing

juicy, luscious, lush, fleshy, pulpy, soft, tender, fresh, flavoursome, flavourful, tasty, delicious, delectable, palatable, toothsome 
73. Appetizing (adjective) 

মখুেরাচক, ক্ষুধা উদ্রেককারী 


Antonym: bland, unappealing, unappetising 

mouth-watering, inviting, tempting, tasty, succulent, delicious, palatable, delectable, flavoursome, luscious, toothsome 
74. Tickle ( verb )

কুতুকুতু দেয়া, আলতো স্পর্শ করা 


Antonym: hurt, annoy

lightly touch, kittle, lightly prod, chuck
75. Nostril ( noun )

নাক এর ছিদ্র


Antonym: Not Applicable

Not Applicable
76. Faintly ( adverb )

দূর্বল ভাবে


Antonym: strongly, brightly, loudly,extremely 

indistinctly, softly, weakly, feebly 
77. Ingratiating (adjective, verb)

তোষামুদে, উৎসাহে 

Antonym: Not Applicable

Not Applicable
78. Blush ( noun )

লজ্জ্বারূপ হওয়া, আরক্তিম হওয়া 

Antonym: Not Applicable

flush, reddening, high colour, colour, rosiness, bloom
79. Peaches ( noun )

এক ধরনের ফল 


Antonym: Not Applicable

Not Applicable
80. Landscape ( noun )

প্রাকৃতিক ভূদৃশ্য 

Antonym: portrait

scenery, countryside, topography, country, land, terrain, environment outlook, view, panorama 


81. Miserable (adjective)

শোচনিয়, করুণ 


Antonym: happy,contented, luxurious,glorious, lovely 

unhappy, sad, sorrowful, dejected, depressed, downcast, downhearted, despondent, despairing, disconsolate, wretche, gloomy, dismal, melancholic, low-spirited, mournful, woeful, woebegone, doleful, forlorn, crestfallen, broken-hearted, heartbroken, inconsolable, luckless, grief-stricken
82. Inadequate (adjective)



Antonym: adequate, sufficient,competent

insufficient, not enough, deficient, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, sparse, too little, too few, short 
83. Tip ( noun )



Antonym: Not Applicable

pourboire , point, top
84. Rested ( verb )

:নিশ্রান্ত, নিদিষ্ট দিকে তাকােনা 


Antonym: spent,tried

placed, refreshed 
85. Instant (adjective)


Antonym: delayed, long-term 

immediate, instantaneous, prompt, direct, swift, speedy, rapid, quick, expeditious, lightning, sudden, precipitate, abrupt 
86. Mean ( adjective )

নিকৃষ্ট , কৃপণ, হীনমর্যাদাপূর্ণ 


Antonym: generous, extravagant, munificent, palatial 

miserly, niggardly, close-fisted, parsimonious, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, ungenerous, penurious, illiberal, avaricious, Scrooge-like 
87. Retorted (verb) 

প্রতিশোধ মলূক বা চতুর উত্তর দেওয়া 


Antonym: Not Applicable

revenge,pay back 
88. Humorist ( noun )

রিসক, কৗতুক পূর্ণ 

Antonym: Not Applicable

comic writer, comedian, comedienne, joker, jokester, clown, jester
89.Cab (noun) 

ট্রাক্সি বা ঘোড়ার গাড়ি 


Antonym: Not Applicable

cart , carriage, taxi
90. Vindictive (adjective)
Antonym: forgiving 
vengeful, revengeful, avenging, unforgiving, grudge-bearing, resentful, ill-disposed, implacable, unrelenting, acrimonious, bitter, spiteful, mean-spirited, rancorous, venomous, poisonous, malicious, malevolent, malignant, malign, evil, evil-intentioned, nasty, cruel, unkind, ill-natured, baleful 
91. Pardonable (adjective)
ক্ষমা করা যায় এমন
Antonym: inexcusable, unpardonable 
excusable, forgivable, allowable, condonable, minor, slight, venial, not serious, permissible
92. Observe (verb)
পর্যাবেক্ষ করা
Antonym: overlook, disregard, ignore, break 
notice, see, note, perceive, discern, remark, spot, detect, discover, distinguish
93. Complacency (noun)
মনের আনন্দ ,প্রসন্নতা
Antonym: dissatisfaction 
gladness, happiness, delight, smugness, self-satisfaction, self-approval
94. Weigh ( verb )
ওজন হওয়া
Antonym: Not Applicable
heavy, measure, mass, load,
95. Stone (noun)
Antonym: Not Applicable
14 pounds or 6.35 kilograms

Nelson Mandela: HSC English First Part : (Word meaning)

1. Apartheid 

Meaning:  বর্ণবৈষম্য, বর্ণবাদ, জাতিবিদ্বেষ

Part of speech: noun (mass noun) 

Synonym: Segregation, Race-hatred 

Antonym: Indiscrimination 

2. Shackle 

Meaning:বাধা, হাতকড়া, শিকল 

Part of speech: Noun, Verb (with obj) 

Synonym: chain, fetter, obstacle 

Antonym: free, 

3. Reconciliation 

Meaning: সমন্বয় সাধন, পুনর্মিলন, সময় সাধন, মিটমাট 

Part of speech: Noun 

Synonym: reunion, conciliation, reconcilement 

Antonym: estrangement, alienation 

4. Embody 

Meaning: বহন করা, ধারণ করা, সংগত করা 

Part of speech: verb 

Synonym: personify, incorporate, incarnate, give human form to, symbolize Antonym: discarnate, dissimilate 

5. Imprison 

Meaning: অবরুদ্ধ করা, কারারুদ্ধ করা 

Part of speech: verb 

Synonym: incarcerate, jail, confine, detain, hold captive, put behind the bar Antonym: free, release 

6. Resolve 

Meaning: সমাধান 

Part of speech: noun, verb 

Synonym: determination, resoluteness, settle, solve 

Antonym: irresoluteness 

7. Emancipation 

Meaning: শৃঙ্খলা-মাচন, স্বাধীনতা 

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: liberation, salvation, redemption 

Antonym: enslavement, slavery, restriction 

8. Determined 

Meaning: দৃঢ় প্রতিজ্ঞা,  নির্ধারণ করা 

Part of speech: Adjective, verb 

Synonym: resolute, resolved, adamant, unwavering 

Antonym: irresolute, weak-willed, pusillanimous 

9. Minority

Meaning: সংখ্যা লঘু, লঘুতা 

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: smaller number, dissent 

Antonym: majority 

10. Discrimination 

Meaning:  বৈষম্য,  ভেদাভেদ 

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: prejudicial treatment, disparity, difference Antonym: Equality, parity 

11. Intensely 

Meaning: তীব্রভাবে

Part of speech: adverb 

Synonym: extremely, vehemently, bitterly 

Antonym: lightly, softly 

12. Manifestation 

Meaning: প্রকাশ, বাস্তবায়ন, উদ্ভাস, 

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: exposition, demonstration exhibition, illustration, revelation Antonym: 

12. Chasm 

Meaning: ফাটল,গভির খাদ 

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: fissure, gorge, fracture, cleft, 

cavity, gap, crevice 


13. Healing 

Meaning: আরোগ্য, নিরাময় 

Part of speech: noun, (but verb in general) 

Synonym: medication, cure, remedy, recovery, recover Antonym: deterioration 

14. Wound 

Meaning: খত, আঘাত, জখম 

Part of speech: noun, verb 

Synonym: bruise, injury, sore, lesion, hurt, injure 

Antonym: heal 

15. Negotiate 

Meaning: মীমাংসা করা, দরাদরি করা 

Part of speech: verb 

Synonym: arbitrate, discuss terms, compromise, bargain Antonym: 

16. Prominent 

Meaning: বিশিষ্ঠ, উল্লেখযোগ্য

Part of speech: adjective

Synonym: important, eminent, distinguished, notable, noteworthy, renowned, acclaimed, esteemed 

Antonym: unimportant, obscure, unknown 

17. Dignity 

Word meaning: মর্যাদা, সান, গৗরব 

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: stature, honor, nobleness, nobility, majesty, regality, loftiness, grandeur, magnificence 

Antonym: ignominy, low rank, dishonor 

18. Advocate 

Word meaning: প্রতিনিধ, সমর্থক, উকিল 

Part of speech: noun, verb 

Synonym: upholder, supporter, promoter, patron 

Antonym: critic, reject 

19. Remain 

Word meaning: অবশিষ্ট,  বাকি পড়ে থাকা 

Part of speech: verb 

Synonym: continue to exist, endure, persist, stay,live on 

Antonym: cease to exist, depart, leave 

20. Laureate 

Meaning: রাজকবি,  প্রসিদ্ধ, বিজয়ী 

Part of speech: noun, adjective 

Synonym: celebrated 


21. Mythic 

Meaning: অতিমানিবক, পৗরাণিক,মনগড়া, কাল্পনিক

Part of speech: adjective 

Synonym: legendary, mythical, fictitious, imaginary 

Antonym: real, factual, 

22. Stature 

Meaning: খ্যাতি, মর্যাদা, দৈহিক উচ্চতা 

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: dignity, nobility respect, importance, 

Antonym: disgrace, ignominy 

23. Revered 

Meaning: সম্মানিত

Part of speech: adjective, verb 

Synonym: respected, admired, adored, glorified, worshipped, think highly of someone Antonym: despised, disrespected 

24. Combine 

Meaning: মিলিত করা, এক করা 

Part of speech: verb 

Synonym: amalgamate, assemble, unite, integrate,fuse, blend, mingle, unify, mix,

Antonym: separate, split up, differentiate 

25. Sparkle 

Meaning: সজীব, সজীবতা,ঝকঝকে

Part of speech: noun, verb 

Synonym: lustre, glitter, glint, glisten, twinkle, flicker, flash, blink, wink, shimmer, shine, gleam Antonym: dark 

26. Unwavering 

Meaning: অবিচল, বাধাহীন, অটল 

Part of speech: adjective, verb 

Synonym: steady, resolute, resolved, firm, steadfast, unswerving, unfluctuating, unfaltering, persistent, unyielding, unshakeable 

Antonym: wavering, unsteady, indecisive 

27. Epicenter 

Meaning: উপকেন্দ্র 

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: epicentre 


28. Remark 

Meaning: মন্তব্য করা, উেল্লেখ করা 

Part of speech: verb, noun 

Synonym: comment, observe, mention, reflect, state, declare, notice 


29. Offence 

Meaning: অপরাধ, পাপ, অবমাননা 

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: crime, unlawful act, breach of the law, violation of the law, felony, misconduct, delinquency, peccadillo, sin, transgression, infringement, shortcoming, fault, lapse Antonym: Defense, defence 

30. Dock 

Meaning: কাঠগরা, ফিরঘাট 

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: witness box, barrier 


31. Dedicate 

Meaning: উৎসর্গকরা, নিবেদিত করা, সমর্পণ করা 

Part of speech: verb, adjective 

Synonym: commit, devote, offer, sacrifice, devout 

Antonym: indifferent, apathetic, uncommitted 

32. Cherish 

Meaning: লালন করা, স্নেহ করা, 

Part of speech: verb 

Synonym: adore, love, feel great affection for, dote on, admire, protect 

Antonym: neglect, abandon

33. Democratic 

word meaning: গণতান্ত্রিক

Part of speech: adjective 


Antonym: undemocratic 

34. Harmony 

Meaning: সাদৃশ্য , সমন্বয়, মিল, ঐকতান 

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: accord, agreement, coherence, congruence, euphony, consonance, mellifluousness Antonym: dissonance, disagreement 

35. Opportunity 

Meaning: সুযোগ, সুবিধা

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: possibility, scope, chance, convenience, advantage 

Antonym: inconvenience 

36. Achieve 

Meaning: অর্জন করা 

Part of speech: verb 

Synonym: accomplish, acquire, attain, reach, arrive at, obtain, secure, seize Antonym: lose. fail 

37. Laud,  

Meaning: প্রশংসা করা, গুণকীতন করা 

Part of speech: verb 

Synonym: praise, glorify, applause, admire 

Antonym: denigrate, condemn 

38. Fondly 

Meaning: কামলভােব, স্নেহে

Part of speech: adverb 

Synonym: affectionately, tenderly 

Antonym: uncaringly 

39. Clan 

Meaning: বংশ, জািত, গোষ্ঠী

Part of speech: noun 

Synonym: tribe, group, race, community 


40. Multi-racial 

Meaning: বহুজাতিক 

Part of speech: adjective 

Synonym: diversified 

Antonym: mono-racial 

41. Stigma 

Meaning: দাগ, কালি

Part of Speech: noun

Synonym: stain, a mark of disgrace Antonym: honour

What is a dream? : HSC English First Part : (Word meaning)

প্রিয় পাঠক, What is a Dream নামে তোমাদের English For Today বইয়ে এ অন্তর্ভুক্ত অধ্যায় রয়েছে।  আসো, অধ্যায়টির Word Meanings আমরা পড়ে নিই :

What is A Dream – Word Meanings, Synonyms and Antonyms



What is A Dream : Activities 1 and 2

1. Dream (noun )
স্বপ্ন, কল্পনা, কামনা
ntonym: reality, nightmare

fantasy, fancy, vision, hallucination, fallacy

2. Imagination ( noun)
Antonym: reality, fact

fantasy, fancy, visualization, supposition creativity, imaginativeness, creativeness, vision, inspiration, fascination

3. Nightmare (noun)
Antonym: dream

bad dream, night terrors

4. Reverie ( noun )
দিবাস্বপ্ন, কল্পনা
Antonym: fact, reality

daydream, fantasy, drowsiness, fancy, hallucination, obliviousness, absent-mindednes

5. Hallucination (noun)
Antonym: reality

delusion, illusion, vision, mirage, fantasy, daydream

6. Shadowy ( adjective )
ছায়াময়, আবছায়া
Antonym: bright, sunny, distinct, clear

misty, nebulous, dark, dim, gloomy, murky, shady, shaded, blur sunless

7. Silvery ( adjective )
রূপালী, চকচকে
Antonym: dull, chromatic

shining, Argentine

8. Dreamy (adjective)
স্বপ্নময়, ক্ষনস্থায়ী, স্বপ্ন স্বপ্ন ভাব
Antonym: ordinary

visionary, cursory, daydreaming, imaginary, delusive, impractical

9. Haunting ( adjective)
ভূতুরে, হানা দেত্তয়া
Antonym: unaffecting, unmemorable

evocative, affecting, moving, touching, soul-stirring, frequenting

10. Dreamer (noun)
যে স্বপ্ন দেখে
Antonym: realist

fantasist, fantasizer, daydreamer, romantic, sentimentalist

11. Fragments ( noun )
টুকরো, কনিকা, ক্ষুদ্র অংশ, খণ্ড
Antonym: chunk

piece, bit, particle, speck, chip, shard, sliver, splinter, shaving, paring, snippet, scrap, offcut, flake, shred, tatter, wisp, morsel

What is A Dream : Activity 3 : 1st Section

12. Fascinate ( verb )
 মুগ্ধ করা, বিমোহিত করা
Antonym: repel, thwart

enthrall, captivate, beguile, bewitch, enrapture, entrance, transfix, mesmerize, hypnotize, spellbind, compel, allure, tempt, entice, tantalize, charm, attract, delight, entertain, amuse

13. Philosopher (noun)
Antonym: realist, 

thinker, theorist, theorizer, theoretician, philosophizer, metaphysicist, epistemologist, logician, speculator, scholar, intellectual, sage, wise man

14. Empirical (adjective)
গবেষণামূলক, অভিজ্ঞতালব্ধ
Antonym: theoretical

experimental, pragmatic, observed, seen, factual, actual, real, verifiable, first-hand, experiential

15. Wonder (noun)
বিস্ময়, আশ্চর্য, আবাক করা
Antonym: abhor, dislike

marvel, admiration, fascination, surprise, astonishment, amazement

16. Puzzling (adjective, verb)
হতবুদ্ধিকর, গোলমেলে
Antonym: enlightening, straightforward

perplexing, confusing, vexatious, baffling


What is A Dream : Activity 3 : 2nd Section

17. Vivid (adjective)
স্পষ্ট, প্রাণবন্ত
Antonym: dull, washed out, vague, boring

bright, bright-coloured, colourful, brilliant, glowing, radiant, vibrant, strong, bold, deep, intense, warm, flaming, flamboyant, glaring, eye-catching

18. Vague (adjective)
Antonym: clear, precise, clear, certain, organized

indistinct, indefinite, indeterminate, unclear, hazy, cloudy, fuzzy, misty, lacking definition, blurred, blurry, murky, foggy, faint, shadowy, dim, obscure, nebulous, shapeless, formless, unformed, amorphous

19. Frightening (adjective)
Antonym: comforting

terrifying, horrifying, alarming, startling, shocking, chilling, spine-chilling, hair-raising, blood-curdling, appalling, disturbing, disconcerting, unnerving, intimidating, daunting, dismaying, upsetting, harrowing, traumatic


What is A Dream : Activity 3 : 3rd Section

20. Purpose (noun)
Antonym: indifference, irrelevant

motive, motivation, grounds, cause, impetus, occasion, reason, point, basis, justification

21. Serve (verb)
সেবা করা, আদায় করা
Antonym: receive

work for, perform, obey, attend, distribute

22. Baffling ( adjective )
বিভ্রান্তিকর, ধোঁয়াটে
Antonym: clear, comprehensible

puzzling, bewildering, perplexing, mystifying, bemusing, confusing, unclear, mysterious, enigmatic, obscure, abstruse, unfathomable, inexplicable, incomprehensible, impenetrable, cryptic, opaque

23. Consider ( verb )
বিবেচনা করা
Antonym: ignore

think, contemplate, reflect on, examine, appraise, review, study, ponder, deliberate over, cogitate, meditate on, ruminate

24. Unraveling (verb)
উন্মোচিত করা ,স্পষ্ট করা
Antonym: entangle, tangle

untangle, disentangle, straighten out, separate out, unsnarl, unknot, unwind, untwist, untie, unjumble

25. Exact (adjective)
নিদিষ্ট , সঠিক
:Antonym: inexact, inaccurate, careless

precise, accurate, correct, faithful, close, true, veracious, literal, strict, unerring, faultless, errorless, error-free, perfect, impeccable


What is A Dream : Activity 3 : 4th Section

26. Prominent (adjective)
উল্লেখযোগ্য, লক্ষনীয়, বিশিষ্ট
Antonym: unimportant, obscure, unknown, inconspicuous

important, well known, leading, eminent, pre-eminent, distinguished, notable, noteworthy, public, outstanding, foremost, illustrious, celebrated, famous, renowned, acclaimed, famed, honoured, esteemed, respected, influential, prestigious, great, chief, main

27. Theories ( noun )
Antonym: in practice, in reality

hypothesis, thesis, conjecture, supposition, speculation, postulation, proposition, premise, surmise, assumption, guess


What is A Dream : Activity 3 : 5th Section

28. Consistent (adjective)
সামঞ্জস্যপূর্ণ, দৃঢ়
Antonym: inconsistent, irregular, fluctuating, incompatible

steady, stable, constant, regular, even, uniform, orderly, unchanging, unvarying, unswerving, undeviating, unwavering, unfluctuating, homogeneous

29. Psychoanalytic (adjective)
Antonym: Not Applicable

Not Applicable

30. Perspective (noun)
Antonym:  Not Applicable

outlook, aspects, view, viewpoint, point of view, standpoint, position, stand, stance, attitude, approach, way of looking, interpretation

31. Motivation ( noun )
অনুপ্রেরনা, প্রেরনা
Antonym:  Not Applicable

inspiration, incentive, stimulus, dictation, stimulation,  impulse, inducement, incitement, spur, goad, provocation

32. Aggressive (adjective)
উগ্র, আক্রমণাত্মক
Antonym: meek, friendly, peaceful, submissive, diffident

hostile, belligerent, bellicose, antagonistic, truculent, pugnacious, combative, violent, confrontational, quarrelsome, argumentative

33. Instincts ( noun )
Antonym: deduction

proneness, propensity, natural tendency, inclination, urge, drive, compulsion, intuition

34. Repressed (adjective)
অবদমিত, চেপে রাখা হয়
Antonym: free, democratic, overt, expressed, uninhibited, relaxed

oppressed, subjugated, subdued, tyrannized, afflicted, downtrodden, persecuted, quelled


What is A Dream : Activity 3 : 6th Section

35. According (to) (adjective)
মত, অনুসারে
Antonym: discordant

following, similar

36. Desire (noun, verb)
Antonym: hate, disgust

(v.) wish, want, fancy

(n.) aspiration, impulse, preference, yearning, longing, craving, hankering, pining, eagerness, enthusiasm, determination,  proclivity, predisposition, fancy

37. Conscious (adjective)
Antonym: unconscious, unaware

aware, awake, alert, responsive, reactive, feeling, sentient

38. Via ( proposition )
Antonym:  Not Applicable

en route, through, by

39. Disguised (adjective)
ছদ্ম, জাল , সাজানো
Antonym: overt, open , ostensible

feigned, camouflaged, concocted, forged, faked  incognito, under cover

40. Fulfillment (noun)
Antonym: emptiness, void

completion, fullness, completeness, congestion


What is A Dream :  Activity 3 : 7th Section with all its sub-sections

41. Contribute ( verb )
অবদান রাখা
Antonym: refuse,misconduct

give, donate, help, subscribe, grant, bestow, present, gift, accord

42. Path  ( noun )
Antonym:  Not Applicable

way, road, course, route, street, footpath, pathway,  track, trail, walkway, passage

43. Theorist (noun)
তত্ত্ববিদ, তাত্ত্বিক
Antonym:  Not Applicable

thinker, theorizer, theoretician, philosophizer, metaphysicist, epistemologist, dialectician, logician, speculator, scholar,intellectual, learned person, sage, wise man

44. Interpretation (noun)
Antonym: problem, difficulty, text

explanation, illustration, elucidation, expounding, exposition, explication, exegesis, clarification

45. Generate (verb)
উৎপাদন করা , সৃষ্টি করা
Antonym: destroy, shatter

create, produce, cause, raise,  result in, make, initiate, engender, spawn, originate, bring to pass, precipitate

46. Instead ( adverb )
Antonym:  Not Applicable

as an alternative, as a substitute, as a replacement, in lieu, alternatively, rather, by contrast,

47. Cognitive ( adjective )
জ্ঞান সম্বন্ধনীয়
Antonym:  Not Applicable


48. Element ( noun )
Antonym: total, mass

component, constituent, material part, section, portion, piece, segment, bit, factor, feature, facet, ingredient, strand, detail, point

49. Produce (verb)
উৎপন্ন করা
Antonym: spoil, destroy

manufacture, make, construct, yield, build, generate, propagate, assemble, create

50. Stimuli ( noun )
উত্তেজনা , উদ্দীপক বস্তু
Antonym: deterrent, discouragement

stimulus, spur, stimulant, encouragement, impetus, boost, prompt, prod, incentive, inducement, inspiration, motivation, impulse

51. Content ( noun, verb )
প্রষঙ্গ, বিষয় বস্তু, পরিমাণ
Antonym: discontent

subject matter, amount, proportion, quantity, bulk

52. Metaphor (noun)
রুপক, উপমা, অলংকারবিশেষ
Antonym: fact, history

figurative expression, image, trope, allegory, parable, immplied simile, analogy, comparison, symbol, a figure of speech

53. Clutter ( noun )
আর্বজনা, এলোমেলো অবস্থা
Antonym: unclutter

chaos, disorder, mess, noise, confusion

54. Function (noun)
কাজ, কার্যালাপ
Antonym: malfunction

act, deed, purpose, task, use, role, reason, basis, justification

55. Psychotherapy (noun)
সম্মোহন, মনঃসমীক্ষণ প্রভৃতির দ্বারা রোগ নিরাময় বিদ্যা
Antonym: Not Applicable

Mental treatment