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(2018-09-22)

با عضویت رایگان میتونید از طریق پنل کاربریتون به آرشیو اصطلاحات، داستان ها و مطالب آموزشی دسترسی داشته باشید.

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Quote of the Day:

There is no education like adversity.

- Disraeli

Word of the Day (برای هر سطح):

night /naɪt/ (noun)

1. the time between one day and the next when it is dark, when people usually sleep

These animals only come out at night.

2. the evening until you go to bed

Let's go out on Saturday night.

3. an evening when a special event happens

the first/opening night (= of a play, film/movie, etc.)

غروب، شب هنگام، برنامه شبانه، تاریکى(87)

مترادف: dark ,darkness ,nighttime

متضاد: day ,daytime

growing /ˈɡroʊɪŋ/ (adjective)

1. increasing in size, amount or degree

A growing number of people are returning to full-time education.

روینده، نمو کننده

take after (phrasal verb)

1. to look or behave like an older member of your family, especially your mother or father

Your daughter doesn't take after you at all.

2. to follow somebody quickly

I was afraid that if I started running the man would take after me.

شبیه بودن

magistrate /ˈmædʒɪstreɪt/ (noun)

1. an official who acts as a judge in the lowest courts of law

a magistrates’ court

رئیس دادگاه بخش، رئیس کلانترى، رئیس بخش دادگاه، دادرس

مترادف: adjudicator ,arbiter ,arbitrator ,referee ,umpire

fight off (phrasal verb)

1. to resist somebody/something by fighting against them/it

The jeweller was stabbed as he tried to fight the robbers off.

to get in the way

Definition:

to prevent something from happening

Synonym or related:

block, burden, crimp, cripple, curb, delay, deter, frustrate, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere, interrupt, obstruct, preclude, prohibit, retard, thwart, arrest, balk, bar, bottleneck, check, choke, clog, contravene, counteract, crab, cramp, debar, encumber, fetter, hog-tie, muzzle, neutralize, offset, oppose, resist, snafu, stay, stop, stymie, terminate, trammel, box in, hold back, louse up, shut out

 

Scenario 1:

Employee: I've found some really interesting statistics in the figures about last years sales. I was hoping that I could do some analysis on them.

Boss: And what about all your other duties?

Employee: I will get all my other work done. I won't let this new personal project get in the way of my regular work. In fact, I will work on this new project on my own time. I just need permission to access the company data.

Boss: That's fine. Go ahead. Good initiative.

 

Scenario 2:

Mom: It was great that you bought Junior a new computer.

Dad: It was on sale and I know he will really enjoy it.

Mom: I am a little worried that the computer will get in the way of Junior's other activities.

Dad: Then I suppose that we will need to limit Junior's computer time so that the computer doesn't interfere with his other activities.

 

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to get in the way - Examples:

1) Don't let your debt get in the way of owning a home.

2) We can't let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the internet's development.

3) Apparently, it's always a shame when inconvenient facts get in the way of a perfectly good story.

4) Having poor overall health can get in the way and make recovery harder.

5) Do not let emotion get in the way of the facts.

6) What gets in the way of successful integration?

7) Good etiquette, unless it gets in the way, increases the probability of success.

8) Pressure for results gets in the way of creativity.

9) What people fail to realize is that, if nothing gets in the way of the joy, people really love learning.

10) Sometimes the fervor to be pseudo-environmental gets in the way of common sense.

11) The way to tell whether it is the software firewall getting in the way is by disabling it.

12) I feel that you have a slight problem that is getting in the way of our friendship.

13) When I started seeing my own addiction getting in the way of being a mom, I finally understood.

14) Is there a trend that is getting in the way of learning?

15) I do think it is easy to fall into the trap of getting in the way of your natural energy that allows things to just flow.

16) The grotesque facts never got in the way of Eric Hobsbawm's devotion to communism.

17) Then, of course, life got in the way and you put it off until you could find the time.

18) The facts got in the way of the narrative they wanted to tell.

19) I have grown lazy as our family has changed and our busy lifestyles have got in the way, I have increasingly relied on convenience food.

20) The campaign politics got in the way of him doing his work as a leader should.

Short Story

(Click on the words for their meanings)

A Fighter Pilot who has been believed to be killed in action returns home four years later - Story

It was a bright Sunday morning in the month of December 1975 when squadron leader Aran Gandhi, after a period of four years in the Pakistani prison as a prisoner of war, set foot on his motherland. He was greeted at the airport by the top brass of the defence services and the diplomatic corps, with an army of newsmen trying to capture the historic moment. His strained eyes, trying to peer through the blistering light of the flashguns, as if searching frantically for someone. The newsmen thrust the microphone before him, asking him questions which he answered almost mechanically.

It was at the press conference, that he related the sequence of events which led to the crash of his MIG 21, well inside Pakistani territory in the 1971 war. The last four years were almost hell and he had given up hope that he would ever be back home. However, here he was, thanks to God almighty. On being quizzed as to why there was nobody from his family to receive him, he was non-plussed murmuring probably they did not know.

After the welcome, he left immediately by train for his home at Lucknow. On knocking the door of his house he was greeted by an old unfamiliar gentleman, who informed him that he had purchased the house from Geeta Gandhi a couple of years ago. She and her daughter had moved out of Lucknow, to an undisclosed destination following the news of his death.

So stunned was he by this piece of news, that he stared at the gentleman with utter disbelief Collecting his wits he trudged along to his friends house close by. It was there that Rohit informed him about Geeta, who had lost her mental balance on hearing of his death. Her parents had therefore sold the house and taken her to the mental asylum at Agra. They had also passed away last year and in all probability, Geeta would be there in Agra.

Arun and his friend set out for Agra in his car. Throughout the journey the smiling face of his wife and daughter troubled him tremendously. He had feared something bad, when there was nobody at the airport to receive him, but that events could take such a turn had never crossed his mind. The eight hours journey seemed like eternity and by dusk they had reached the mental asylum at Agra. The superintendent of the asylum was very cooperative and arranged for a special meeting with Geeta, warning however, that she was prone to get violent. Being an acknowledged psychiatrist he suggested that Arun should remind her of something touching enough to prod her memory.

With bated breath they waited for Geeta, who came supported by a maid. She had paled considerably and had a blank expression. On seeing Arun she looked at him questionably. Seeing this Arun gave her the chain, which she had lovingly presented to him. She took the chain and on opening the locket saw their snap together. Her countenance softened, as memories came rushing back to her "A...Arun," said she, tears running down her cheeks as she rushed towards him. There were tears in many an eye that was witness to this union.

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