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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Alarmed at ( আতঙ্কিত ) We were alarmed at he news.
  • Envious of ( ঈর্ষান্বিত ) I am not envious of his riches.
  • Occupied with ( নিয়োজিত (কাজ) ) He is occupied with his studies.
  • Obstacle to ( বাধা ) Poverty is often obstacle to higher studies.
  • Pity for ( করুণা ) Have pity for the poor.
  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.

Idioms:

  • Widow's mite ( দরিদ্রর ক্ষুদ্র দান ) A widow's mite is no less important than a large contribution of a rich man.
  • Above all ( প্রধানত ; সর্বোপরি ) We should be kind, polite, and above all honest.
  • Turn a deaf ear to ( মনোযোগ না দেওয়া ) He turned a deaf ear to my proposal.
  • Cut to the quick ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) I was cut to the quick by his words.
  • Out of the wood ( বিপদমুক্ত ) He is not yet out of the wood.
  • Lion's share ( সিংহভাগ ) He took the lion's share of the profit.