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Short Definition : make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert

(verb) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
Synonyms : abandon , desert , forsake

(verb) reduce in population
Synonyms : depopulate

(verb) cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
Synonyms : devastate , lay waste to , ravage , scourge , waste

(adj) providing no shelter or sustenance
Synonyms : bare , barren , bleak , stark

(adj) crushed by grief

de + solate sounds like I + SOLATE..and who lives an isolated life? Obviously a person who has been ABANDONED by his family.



Short Definition : having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort

desperate = আশাহীন , আশাহত , মরিয়া , উন্মত্ত

English to Bengali meaning of desperate

1. (noun) a person who is frightened and in need of help

2. (adj) arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope

3. (adj) desperately determined
Synonyms : do-or-die

4. (adj) (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair

5. (adj) showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
Synonyms : heroic

6. (adj) showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire

7. (adj) fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
Synonyms : dire




Short Definition : look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptibleEnglish to Bengali meaning of despise

Wn MA come to know that the bua did not put spice in the daal she shouted and said "de spice"

(verb) look down on with disdain
Synonyms : contemn , disdain , scorn

de + spice ....when things happening around you are not spicy enough you regard it as distasteful and worthless.

De-Spice: How will you feel if ur roommate cooks food without spice.U must despise him.



Short Definition : plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village

(verb) steal goods; take as spoils
Synonyms : foray , loot , pillage , plunder , ransack , reave , rifle , strip

(verb) destroy and strip of its possession
Synonyms : plunder , rape , spoil , violate

 The mob SPOILED (equivalent to destroyed ) the whole house and looted the valuables.

 desh+ spoil; our desh(BD) was spoiled because of despoil by english ppl



Short Definition : without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection

(adj) without or almost without hope
Synonyms : heartsick

despondent about his failure

Resembles disappointed... wn u r disappointed u look depressed and gloomy.

Despondent>> Pepsodent, if u do not brush in the morning u beacome (without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy)




Short Definition : tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism

(noun) a cruel and oppressive dictator
Synonyms : autocrat , tyrant

Cruel dictators kill thousands of people on de (the) spot (despot)



Short Definition : extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience

(adj) poor enough to need help from others
Synonyms : impoverished , indigent , necessitous , needy , poverty-stricken

(adj) completely wanting or lacking
Synonyms : barren , devoid , free , innocent

desi+tit+cute like prostitute ->they r poor thats why they det into prostitution.... no hard feelings



Short Definition : aimless; haphazard; digressing at random

(adj) marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another
Example Sentence
desultory thoughts

Desultory (Off result thoughts often pollutes our mind)




Short Definition : keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention

1. (verb) deprive of freedom; take into confinement
Synonyms : confine

2. (verb) stop or halt
Synonyms : delay , stay

Detention Harry Potter means  he has been confined.

Attain= reach, gain, obtain. Detain=off reach ,  did not reach timely.



Short Definition : something that discourages or deters

(noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Synonyms : balk , baulk , check , handicap , hinderance , hindrance , impediment

(adj) tending to deter
Example Sentence
the deterrent effects of high prices

Detrimental rant always discourages tenants.



Short Definition : explosion

(noun) a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
Synonyms : blowup , explosion
(noun) the act of detonating an explosive

A violent release of energy is DEtrimantal TO NATION.



Short Definition : slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor

(noun) a petty disparagement
Synonyms : petty criticism

(noun) the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander)

(noun) the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander)



Short Definition : roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route

(adj) indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
Synonyms : oblique

(adj) characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
Synonyms : shifty

(adj) deviating from a straight course
Synonyms : circuitous , roundabout

 DEVIOUS -- like DEVIATE....When you DEVIATE from the straight path, you go wandering ROUND and ABOUT.



Short Definition : think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest

1. (noun) a will disposing of real property

2. (noun) (law) a gift of real property by will

3. (verb) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
Synonyms : contrive , excogitate , forge , formulate , invent

4. (verb) arrange by systematic planning and united effort
Synonyms : get up , machinate , organise , organize , prepare

5. (verb) give by will, especially real property

 Only WISE people can invent things. a device(devise) can only me invented with a proper think up plan.



Short Definition : deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to

1. (verb) pass on or delegate to another

2. (verb) be inherited by
Synonyms : fall , pass , return

3. (verb) grow worse
Synonyms : degenerate , deteriorate , drop

 if you are involved you do the work.....but if you DEVOLVE it to someone else then you are no longer involved in it.



Short Definition : pious; deeply religious; sincere; earnest; Ex. my devout hope

English to Bengali meaning of devout

(adj) earnest
Synonyms : dear , earnest , heartfelt

(adj) deeply religious
Synonyms : god-fearing

 DEVil+OUT one who devil is out of him/her

de (off) vout ( bengali vout) obviously he must  be very pious.



Short Definition : crown

English to Bengali meaning of diadem

diadem = রাজমুকুট , শোভিত করা

(noun) an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty
Synonyms : crown

dia + dem; dia + gem; dia is related to circle; Circle of Gems is what a crown has




Short Definition : relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments

 ন্যায়শাস্ত্রসম্মত (Adj.)

(adj) of or relating to or employing dialectic
Synonyms : dialectic

 dia means round, lect means lecture. A lecture which is given with people sitting around is called a discussion or a debate



Short Definition : bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse

English to Bengali meaning of diatribe

diatribe = তীব্র সমালোচনা , আক্রমণ , গালিগালাজ

(noun) thunderous verbal attack
Synonyms : fulmination

diatribe = di-tribe = two tribes fighting...criticize



Short Definition : (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism

English to Bengali meaning of didactic

didactic = শিক্ষামূলক , উপদেশাত্মক

(adj) instructive (especially excessively)
Synonyms : didactical

didi always acts in a way she is teaching something...''didi-act'ic