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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.
  • Rejoice at ( আনন্দ করা ) Every one rejoiced at her success.
  • Obstacle to ( বাধা ) Poverty is often obstacle to higher studies.
  • Lacking in ( অভাব আছে এমন ) He is lacking in courage.
  • Satisfaction in ( সন্তোষ ) I find satisfaction in gardening. Great was his satisfaction with her result.
  • Engaged to ( বাগদত্ত ) Lila was engaged to him.

Idioms:

  • Burning question ( তীব্র বিতর্কের বিষয় ) The problem of the dowry system is the burning question of the day.
  • Black sheep ( কুলাঙ্গার ) He is a black sheep in his family.
  • Hard nut to crack ( কঠিন সমস্যা ) The problem of adult education is really a hard nut to crack.
  • ABC ( প্রাথমিক জ্ঞান ) Everybody must know at least the ABC of religion.
  • a bad apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few bad apples.
  • As it were ( যেন ) The sun is, as it were , the lamp of the universe.