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Mnemonic

1 abate

reduce, diminish
2 abdicate

formally give up the throne (or some other power or responsibility)


3 aberrant

abnormal, deviant
4 abhor

detest, regard with disgust


5 abjure

give up renounce; repudiate, recant, or shun (especially formally or under


Abjure think it like injure. so once you are injured you will give up. so abjure means give up
oath)
6 abrasive

rough, suitable for grinding or polishing (such as sandpaper); causing


irritation or annoyance
7 abridge

reduce or lessen; shorten by omitting parts throughout while retaining the


main idea
8 abstain

hold back, refrain (especially from something bad or unhealthy); decline


to vote
9 acme

summit, peak, highest point


10 activism

the practice of pursuing political or other goals through vigorous action,


often including protests and demonstrations
11 adhere

stick to, such as with glue, or to a plan or belief


12 admonish

mildly scold; caution, advise, or remind to do something


13 adverse

opposing, harmful
14 advocate

speak or argue in favor of; a person who pleads for a cause or on behalf
of another person

15 aesthetic

concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste, pertaining to the


science of what is beautiful; a sense of beauty and taste of a particular
time and place
16 affable

warm and friendly, pleasant, approachable


17 affectation

fake behavior (such as in speech or dress) adopted to give a certain


impression

'affection' is natural and true, but 'affectation' is artificial and pretentious

18 aggrandize

make greater; exaggerate


19 aggregate

gather together, amount to; constituting a whole made up of constituent


parts
20 alacrity

cheerful or speedy willingness

21 alienate

cause to become unfriendly, hostile, or distant


22 alleviate

lessen, make easier to endure


23 ambiguous

not clear, hard to understand, open to having several meanings or


interpretations
24 ambivalent

uncertain; unable to decide, or wanting to do two contradictory things at


once
25 analogous

comparable, corresponding in some particular way (making a good


analogy)
26 anarchy

absence of law or government; chaos, disorder

Anarchy-Sounds like 'monarchy' (like tibet was ruled by monarchy)...so, absenceof government

27 anoint

rub or sprinkle oil on; make sacred, such as by ceremony that includes
applying oil to someone; Choose by or as if by divine intervention

1.anoint rhymes with APPOINT..appoint as saint,holy person is to make him holy or beatify 2.anoint>
AN+OIL > apply an oil to consecrate someone

28 anomaly

deviation from what is common; inconsistency


29 antagonize

make hostile or unfriendly


30 apathy

not caring; absence of feeling; lack of interest or concern


31 apocryphal

of questionable authenticity; false


32 arcane

known or understood by only a few; obscure, secret

esoteric
improvising the first mnemonic.., Ar + Kane - Kane's face always remains secret, as he uses a mask.

33 arduous

very difficult, strenuous; severe, hard to endure

arduous = read it as: "hard to do for us"

34 articulate

using language in a clear, fluent way; speak distinctly or give clarity to an


idea
35 artifact

any object made by humans, especially those from an earlier time, such
as those excavated by archaeologists
36 artless

free of deceit or craftiness, natural, genuine; lacking skill or knowledge,


crude, uncultured
47 ascertain

find out with certainty


38 assuage

make milder, relieve; sooth, pacify, or calm


39 audacious

very bold or brave, often in a rude or reckless way; extremely original


40 ascetic

abstinent or austere in lifestyle; a person who leads an austere and


simple life without material pleasures, esp. someone who does this for
religious reasons

41 augment

make larger

ass-usage in the toilet gives huge relief

41 austere

severe in manner or appearance; very self-disciplined, ascetic; without


luxury or ease; sober or serious
42 autonomous

self-governing, independent
aver
declare or affirm with confidence

A VERy confident statement!

avid
enthusiastic, dedicated, passionate; excessively desirous
balk
refuse to proceed or to do something

sound close to bulk...when u see a bulky thing in the lift u refuse to go ahead

base
morally low, mean, dishonorable; of little or no value; crude and
unrefined; counterfeit
belie
contradict or misrepresent
benign
harmless; favorable; kindly, gentle, or beneficial; not cancerous
bogus
fake, fraudulent
bolster
strengthen or support

Relate to BOLT -> used to support or reinforce

boor
rude, ill-mannered, or insensitive person; a peasant or country bumpkin
boora in hindi resembles something bad. boore log, boora kaam...

buffer
something that shields, protects, absorbs shock, or cushions
bureaucracy
government characterized by many bureaus and petty administrators or
by excessive, seemingly meaningless requirements

burgeon
grow or flourish rapidly; put forth buds or shoots (of plants)

Burge+on sounds like Bulge which means growing big + ON it (rapidly)

buttress
support or encourage; a support or prop, esp. projecting from and
supporting the wall of a building

remember by your BUTT or BUTTOCKS ! what do they do? They provide you with a padding when ypu sit,
giving support and rest.. :)

bygone
past, former; that which is in the past
cacophony
harsh, discordant, or meaningless mixture of sounds

harsh cough (CACO) + loud noise (PHONY)

candid
open, sincere, honest
canonical
authorized, recognized; pertaining to the canon, or body of accepted
rules, standards or artistic works
capricious
acting on impulse, erratic

cartography
mapmaking
castigate
criticize severely; punish in order to correct
catalyst
causer of change
caustic
capable of corroding metal or burning the skin; very critical or sarcastic
censure
strong disapproval or official reprimand; to issue such disapproval or
reprimand
chauvinism
fanatical patriotism or blind enthusiasm for military glory; undue or biased
devotion to any group, cause etc
chronological
arranged in or relating to time order
clamor
noisy uproar or protest, as from a crowd; a loud, continuous noise

according to rules (canon)

ca(CAR) + PRIC(PRICE)...PRICE OF cars nowadays is becoming unpredictable with the launch of Tata's
1 lakh car.

clinch
make final or settle conclusively; to fasten or hold together

Eg Clinche the title

coalesce
come together, unite; fuse together
cogent
very convincing, logical
commensurate
the same in size, extent, etc., equivalent; proportional
complacent
self-satisfied, smug; overly content (and therefore lazy, neglectful, or
some other bad quality)

placement ... hogaya ab i am fully satisfied with myself

complementary
completing; fitting together well; filling mutual needs
compliant
obeying, submissive; following the requirements
concede
give in, admit, yield; acknowledge reluctantly; grant or give up (such as
giving up land after losing a war)

Eg. Concede victory; concede a point

conciliatory
reconciling, appeasing, attempting to make the peace
concur
approve, agree
condone
overlook, tolerate, regard as harmless

if u use condom u will be forgiven by health and family welfare department

confer
consult, compare views; bestow or give

in CONFERENCE people go for CONFERing

connoisseur
expert, especially in the fine arts; person of educated, refined tastes
console
lessen the suffering or grief of; a control panel, or small table or cabinet
consolidate
unite, combine, solidify, make coherent
constrict

squeeze, compress; restrict the freedom of


construe
interpret or translate
contentious
controversial; prone to causing arguments, especially gratuitous or petty
ones
contextualize
place in context, such as by giving the background or circumstances
conundrum
riddle, the answer to which involves a play on words; any mystery
converge
move towards one another or towards a point; unite
conversant
knowledgeable about or experienced with
conversely
in an opposite way; on the other hand
convoluted
twisted; very complicated
copious
plentiful, bountiful
corroborate
support, add evidence to
cosmopolitan
belonging to the entire world, at home globally; free from local or national
prejudices or attachments
countenance
facial expression or face; approve or tolerate
counterintuitive
against what one would intuitively expect; Contrary to what
common sense would suggest
counterpoint
contrasting item, opposite; a complement; the use of contrast or interplay
in a work of art
counterproductive

defeating the purpose; preventing the intended goal


covert
secret, veiled, undercover

crafty
cunning, skillful in deception or underhanded schemes
craven
very cowardly, lacking courage

If you are asked to kiss Raven (from the nick show) you would back out of the dare = coward

credibility
believability, trustworthiness
credulous
gullible; prone to believing or trusting too easily or without enough
evidence

gives 'credit' to everything one hears or reads - credulous

crescendo
steady increase in force, intensity, or the loudness of a musical passage;
sounds like ascendo
a climactic moment or peak
culminate
reach the highest point or final stage; End, especially to reach a final or
climactic stage
cynical
thinking the worst of others' motivations; bitterly pessimistic
daunt
discourage, dishearten, lessen the courage of
debase
degrade; lower in quality, value, rank. etc; lower in moral quality
debunk
expose, ridicule, or disprove false or exaggerated claims
decorous
behaving with propriety and good taste; polite
deem
judge; consider
deface
vandalize, mar the appearance of

~~ behave with decorum

default
failure to act, neglect; fail to fulfill an obligation, especially a financial one

deference
respectful submission; yielding to the authority or opinion of another

accept DEFeat with revERENCE

deflect
cause to curve; turn aside, esp. from a straight course; avoid
deleterious
harmful, unhealthful

relate it to DELETE...so you DELETE all the spam mails because they may BE HARMFUL to your PC.

delineate
mark the outline of; sketch; describe in detail
denigrate
belittle, attack the reputation of
DENIGRATE=DENY+GREAT.so if yu deny someone is great ,it means you BELITTLE him

denote
be a name or symbol for

deride
mock, scoff at, laugh at contemptuously

de -ride -- riding a horse upside down.. ppl will make fun of you ( ridicule)

derivative
derived from something else; not original
desiccate
thoroughly dried up, dehydrated

desi cake is always dried up

detached
impartial, disinterested; unconcerned, distant, aloof
deterrent
something that restrains or discourages
diatribe
bitter, abusive attack or criticism; rant
didactic
intended to instruct; teaching, or teaching a moral lesson
digress
go off-topic when speaking or writing

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

din
loud, confused noise, esp. for a long period of time
disabuse
free someone from a mistake in thinking
discerning
having good judgment or insight; able to distinguish mentally

READ IT AS di-screening. A DUAL SCREENING PERSON, WHO KEEPS ON SCREENING EVERYTHING


AROUND TWICE( VERY OBSERVANT, ALERT)

discredit
injure the reputation of, destroy credibility of or confidence in
discrepancy
difference or inconsistency
discriminating
judicious, discerning, having good judgment or insight
disingenuous
insincere, not genuine
disinterested
unbiased, impartial; not interested
disjointed
disconnected, not coherent, jerky; having the joints separated
dismiss
allow to disperse or leave; fire from a job; put aside or reject, especially
after only a brief consideration
dispassionate
unbiased, not having a selfish or personal motivation; calm, lacking
emotion
dispatch
speed, promptness; send off or deal with in a speedy way

disperse
scatter, spread widely, cause to vanish
disposition
a person's general or natural mood; tendency
disquieting

the discriminating eye of the connoisseur

disturbing, causing anxiety


disseminate
scatter, spread about, broadcast
dissent
disagree or take an opposing view, esp. in relation to a formal body such
as a government, political party, or church; such a view
dissonance
harsh, inharmonious sound; cacophony; disagreement
distill
purify; extract the essential elements of
diverge
differ, deviate; branch off or turn aside, as from a path
divest
deprive or strip of a rank, title, etc., or of clothing or gear; to sell off
holdings (opposite of invest)
divine
discover through divination or supernatural means; perceive by insight
document
support with evidence, cite sources in a detailed way, create
documentary evidence of
dogma
a system of principles laid down by an authority; established belief
dormant
asleep, inactive, on a break
dubious
doubtful, questionable, suspect
e.g.
for example, such as
eccentric
peculiar, odd, deviating from the norm esp. in a whimsical way
eclectic
selecting from the best of everything or from many diverse sources
eclipse

eclectic or elect means, chosing the best from many sources which is the meaning of the word eclectic

the obscuring of one thing by another, such as the sun by the moon or a
person by a more famous or talented person; to obscure, darken, make
less important
efficacy
the quality of being able to produce the intended effect

effic(EFFICIENT)+AC(Y)..so just check out if your AC has the efficiency to PRODUCE DESIRED cooling .

egalitarian
related to belief in the equality of all people, esp. in political, economic, or for EAGLES, it does not matter which person's meat is that, ultimately they have to fill their stomach being
scavengers. EAGLES are EGALitarians.
social spheres

egregious
extraordinarily or conspicuously bad; glaring
elated
very happy, in high spirits
elevate
raise, lift up; lift the spirits of; move up to a higher rank or status or raise
up to a higher spiritual or intellectual plane
elicit
call forth, bring out, evoke
eloquent
marked by forceful, fluid, apt speech; expressive, emotionally moving

embellish
decorate, add ornamentation; enhance a story with fictional or fanciful
details
eminent
prominent, distinguished, of high rank
empirical
coming from, based on, or able to be verified by experience or
experimentation; not purely based on theory
emulate
copy in an attempt to equal or be better than
enervate
weaken, tire
enhance
raise to a higher value, desirability, etc.

emBELLish--we add BELL to the Christmas tress to adorn it

enigma
puzzle, mystery, riddle; mysterious or contradictory person
entitlement
having the right to certain privileges; believing, sometimes without cause,
that one deserves or has a right to certain privileges
enumerate
count or list; specify one-by-one
ephemeral
lasting only a short time, fleeting

sounds like e-funeral. Electric funeral is SHORT

equitable
fair, equal, just
erratic
inconsistent, wandering, having no fixed course
erroneous
mistaken, in error; improper, morally incorrect
erudite
scholarly, knowledgeable; possessing deep, often systematic, knowledge taken from rude+ite...in olden days people who were higly educated were basically very rude...as they were
having profound knowledge of a subject they use to behave very rudely with less educated or illiterates
people.

eschew
shun, avoid, abstain from

esoteric
understood by or intended for only a few; secret
estimable
worthy of esteem, admirable; able to be estimated
eulogy
speech of praise or written work of praise, esp. a speech given at a
funeral
exacerbate
make worse, more violent, severe, etc. inflame; irritate or embitter a
person
exacting
very severe in making demands; requiring precise attention

exculpate
clear from guilt or blame

exculpate sounds like ex-culprit = culprit...but now he has been cleared of the charges.

exhaustive
comprehensive, thorough, exhausting a topic or subject, accounting for
all possibilities; draining, tending to exhaust
explicit
direct, clear, fully revealed; clearly depicting sex or nudity
exponent
person who expounds or explains; champion, advocate, or
representative

in math exponent increases value.. thus exponent is someone that increases the value by pleading for it!

extraneous
irrelevant; foreign, coming from without, not belonging
extrapolate
conjecture about an unknown by projecting information about something
known; predict by projecting past experience
facetious
joking, humorous, esp. inappropriately; not serious, concerned with
frivolous things

someone who makes funny faces Facetious>>>Face is not Serious

facilitate
make easier, help the progress of
fallacious
containing a fallacy, or mistake in logic; logically unsound; deceptive
fanatical
excessively devoted, enthusiastic, or zealous in an uncritical way
fanciful
whimsical, capricious; imaginary; freely imaginative rather than based on
reason or reality
fathom
measure the depth of water as with a sounding line; penetrate and
discover the meaning of, understand
feasible
possible; logical or likely; suitable
fidelity
faithfulness, loyalty; strict observance of duty; accuracy in reproducing a
sound or image

fallacy

finesse
extreme delicacy, subtlety, or diplomacy in handling a sensitive situation
or in a performance or skill; use tact or diplomacy; employ a deceptive
strategy

flag
get tired, lose enthusiasm; hang limply or droop

fine-ness...

white flag is used to indicate surrender as in a war, a white flag is used to indicate acceptance of defeat.
thus low in vigour, grow feeble

fleeting
passing quickly, transitory
figurative
metaphorical, based on figures of speech; containing many figures of
speech; containing many figures of speech as fancy-sounding writing;
related to portraying human or animal figures
forment
incite, instigate, stir up, promote the growth of; apply medicated liquid to a
Foam starts to appear once you profusely foment (stir up) a soapy hot water bucket(2nd meaning ).
body part
foreshadow
indicate or suggest beforehand, presage
forfeit
surrender or lose as a result of an error, crime, or failure to fulfill an
obligation
fortify
strengthen, invigorate, encourage
fringe
on the margin, periphery; the people in a group who hold the most
extreme views
frugal
economical, thrifty, not wasteful with money; inexpensive
futile
producing no useful result, ineffective; trivial or unimportant
gainsay
declare false, deny; oppose

she has (Gain)ed weight but is not (say)ing it which means, she is denying the fact.

garrulous
talkative, wordy, rambling (G)
gauche

garrulous can be related to girls when pronounced)and girls talk more than boys

tactless, lacking social grace, awkward, crude


gawky
physically awkward esp. of a tall, skinny person, often used to describe
teenagers
germane
relevant and appropriate, on-topic
gist
main idea, essence
glib
fluent and easy in a way that suggests superficiality or insincerity
goosebumps
the bumps created by hairs standing up on the skin in response to cold,
fear, etc
gradation
a progression, a process taking place gradually, in stages; one of these
stages
gregarious
sociable, pertaining to a flock or crowd

guile
clever deceit, cunning, craftiness
hackneyed
so commonplace as to be stale; not fresh or original

when a software is hacked, it becomes hackneyed because then all people are able to use that program
without paying for

hardy
bold, brave, capable of withstanding hardship, fatigue, cold, etc
haven
harbor or port; refuge, safe place

it sounds like 'heaven'...a place which is always safe.

hearken
listen, pay attention to
hedonist
person devoted to pleasure
heterogeneous

hey..don... is.. hedonist...don enjoys all the pleasures of life so he believes in pleasure as the aim of life

different in type, incongruous; composed of different types of elements


hierarchy
a ranked series; a classification of people according to rank, ability etc; a
ruling body
hodgepodge
mixture of different kinds of things, jumble
homogeneous
of the same kind; uniform throughout
hyperbole
deliberate exaggeration for effect
idiosyncrasy
characteristic or habit peculiar to an individual; peculiar quality, quirk

hyper(beyond the limit)+bole(means speak)..so someone who gives the statement beyond his
limit..overstating basically.

Idiot in sync with the crazy ppl are idiosyncratic.

illiberality
narrow-mindedness, bigotry; strictness or lack of generosity
imminent

eminent = Standing above others in quality or position; Of imposing height; especially standing out above
others

ready to occur, impending


impair
make worse, weaken
impartial
unbiased, fair
impede
hold back, obstruct the progress of
implication
act of implying or that which is implied; close connection, esp. in an
incriminating way
implicit
implied, not stated directly; involved in the very essence of something,
unquestionable

implode
burst inward
inadvertent
unintentional; characterized by a lack of attention, careless

X explode

inasmuch
in like manner, considering that (contraction of "in as much," generally
followed by "as")

because of the fact that; since; to the extent that; insofar as

incendiary
setting on fire, pertaining to arson; arousing strife, rebellion, etc;
"inflaming" the senses

INSane person who sets his DIARY on fire.

incentive
something that encourages greater action or effort, such as a reward

inchoate
just begun, undeveloped, unorganized
incipient
just beginning; in a very early stage
incongruous
out of place, inappropriate, not harmonious
inconsequential
insignificant, unimportant; illogical
incorporate
combine, unite; form a legal corporation; embody, give physical form to

indeterminate
not fixed or determined, indefinite; vague
indifferent
not caring, having no interest; unbiased, impartial
inform
inspire, animate; give substance, essence, or context to; be the
characteristic quality of
ingenuous
genuine, sincere not holding back; naive
ingrained
deep-rooted, forming part of the very essence; worked into the fiber
inherent
existing as a permanent, essential quality; intrinsic

choate seems like "chote"..for example "chote bachche" means not fully grown up or in the initial stage of
life.

innocuous
harmless, inoffensive
intelligible
able to be understood, clear
intractable
difficult to control, manage, or manipulate; hard to cure; stubborn

Intractable: things which can not be brought in the right track... opposite of tractable.

intrepid
fearless, brave, enduring in the face of adversity

IN TRAP... you are fearless and confident that you will come out of it.

intrinsic
belonging to the essential nature of a thing
jargon
vocabulary specific to a group or occupation; convoluted or unintelligible
language
jocular
joking or given to joking all the time; jolly, playful
judicious
using good judgment; wise, sensible
juncture
critical point in time, such as a crisis or a time when a decision is
necessary; a place where two things are joined together
keen
sharp, piercing; very perceptive or mentally sharp; intense (of a feeling)

kudos
praise, honor, congratulations
lackluster
not shiny; dull, mediocre; lacking brilliance or vitality
laconic
using few words, concise
lament
mourn; express grief, sorrow, or regret; an expression of grief, esp. as a
song or poem
lampoon

a harsh satire; ridicule or satirize

LAMPOON- if you pour oil for a LAMP with a SPOON ppl will ridicule cos for a lamp you should pour a lot of
oil!!!

landmark
object (such as a building) that stands out and can be used to navigate
by; a very important place, event, etc.
languid
drooping from exhaustion, sluggish, slow; lacking in spirit
lassitude
tiredness, weariness; lazy indifference

languid sounds similar to language .. anguage classes are generally boring.

Lazy+Attitude; After a heavy lunch, if you drink a glass of LASSI, you will go into a lassitude i.e. weariness,
lethargy and ultimately go to sleep.

laudable
worthy of praise
lavish
abundant or giving in abundance; marked by excess; give very
generously
layperson
a person who is not a member of the clergy or not a member of a
particular profession
levity
lightness (of mind, spirit, or mood) or lack of seriousness, sometimes in
an inappropriate way
levy
collect tax from, wage war on, or enlist for military service; act of
collecting tax or amount owed, or the drafting of troops into military
service
liberal
favorable to progress or reform; believing in maximum possible individual
freedom; tolerant, open-minded; generous; a person with such beliefs or
practices

libertine
morally or sexually unrestrained person; freethinker (regarding religion)
LIBERTINE=liberti+ne=LIBERTY IN Excess can make you irresponsible and immoral.

likewise
also, in addition to; similarly, in the same way
log
keep a record of, write down; travel for at a certain distance or speed; a
written record

loquacious
talkative, wordy, rambling (L)

it is derived from the root word 'loqua'... which refers to SPEECH or TALK

lucid
clear, easy to understand; rational, sane
lull
soothe or cause to fall asleep (as in a lullaby); quiet down; make to feel
secure, sometimes falsely; a period of calm or quiet
makeshift
a temporary, often improvised substitute; improvised for temporary use

malleable
able to be bent, shaped, or adapted
maverick
rebel, individualist, dissenter; Independent in behaviour or thought
mendacious
lying, habitually dishonest
mercurial
quickly and unpredictable changing moods; fickle, flighty
metamorphosis
a complete change or transformation
meticulous
taking extreme care in regards to details; precise, fussy
mitigate
make less severe; lessen or moderate
modest
humble; simple rather than showy; decent; small, limited
mollify
calm or soothe; lessen or soften
monotony
sameness or repetitiousness to the point of being boring; lack of
variation, uniformity, esp. repetition in sound
moreover
besides; in addition to what was just stated

mendacious = requiring mending (correction)

mores
customs, manners, or morals of a particular group

MORE + S = moral standards

mundane
common, ordinary, everyday

naive
simple and unsophisticated, unsuspecting, lacking worldly experience
and critical judgment
nascent
coming into existence, still developing
negate
deny or refute; make void or cause to be ineffective
net
remaining after expenses or other factors have been deducted; ultimate;
to bring in as profit, or to catch as in a net
nevertheless or nonetheless
however, even so, despite that
notoriety
ill fame; the state of being well known for a disgraceful reason
novel
new, fresh, original
nuance
a subtle difference in tone, meaning, expression, etc

nuance = new + ounce.. and ounce is a very small unit for weight.. hence a very small difference..

objective
factual, related to reality or physical objects; not influenced by emotions,
unbiased
obsequious
servile, very compliant, fawning

obsolete
out of date, no longer in use
obstinate
stubborn or hard to control
obviate

or obse(ssed)-Qui( yes in frech)-ous=always obsessed with saying yes to it all; ob + SEQUI + ous .. sequi
means sequence where one thing "follows" the other.. and servants follow what their masters say..

prevent, eliminate, or make unnecessary


occult
the supernatural; pertaining to magic, astrology, etc; mysterious, secret or
diffiCULT to understand
hidden; to hide, to shut off from view
offhand
casual, informal; done without preparation or forethought; rude in a short
way brusque
officious
excessively eager in giving unwanted advice or intruding where one is not OFFICIOUS,the first part of the word sounds similar to office. Imagine a government office where people
poke their nose in other's affairs, they are INTERFERING.
wanted; meddlesome, pushy
offset
counteract, compensate for; a counterbalance
onerous
burdensome, oppressive, hard to endure
opaque
not translucent; not allowing light, heat, etc. to pass through; dark, dull,
unclear or stupid
optimal or optimum
best, most desirable or favorable

orthodox
adhering to a traditional, established faith, or anything customary or
commonly accepted
oscillate
swing back and forth; waver, change one's mind
outstrip
surpass, exceed; be larger or better than; leave behind
overshadow
cast a shadow over, darken; dominate, make to seem less important
paradigm
model or pattern; worldview, set of shared assumptions, values, etc.
paradox
contradiction, or seeming contradiction that is actually true
pariah

it sounds like on+er+us..that is ONUS.. when something is ON US ..we feel burdensome

social outcast, untouchable


partial
biased, prejudiced, favoring one over others; having a special liking for
something or someone (usually partial to)
partisan
devoted to a particular group, cause, etc. fervent supporter of a group,
party, idea, etc; guerilla fighter
patent
obvious, apparent, plain to see; a letter from a government guaranteeing
an inventor the rights to his of her invention
pathological
relating to or caused by disease; relating to compulsive bad behavior

patronizing
condescending, having a superior manner, treating as an inferior

If you patronize a business, you shop there regularly. But if someone patronizes you, it's not so
pleasant they talk to you as if you were inferior or not very intelligent.

paucity
scarcity, the state of being small in number
peccadillo
small sin or fault
pedestrian
ordinary, dull, commonplace
penchant
liking or inclination (usually penchant for)
perfidious
disloyal, treacherous, violating one's trust
peripheral
relating to or making up an outer boundary or region; not of primary
importance, fringe
permeate
spread or penetrate throughout
pervasive
tending to spread throughout

philanthropy

per+FID+ious.. FID stands for fidelity.. i.e. loyalty.. hence perfidious is its opposite

efforts to improve the well-being of humankind, generally through giving


money
phony
fake, counterfeit; insincere, not genuine
pious
devout; religiously reverent and dutiful
pith
core, essence; significance or weight

pith : pithaji(father in hindi)essential or central part of the family

placate
satisfy or calm down esp. by conciliatory gestures

PL + ac + ATE = a PLATE full of tasty food to SATISFY someone.

placid
peaceful, calm, tranquil
plastic
able to be shaped or formed; easily influenced
plausible
believable; having the appearance of truth
plummet
plunge, fall straight down
polarized
divided into sharply opposed groups
ponderous
heavy; bulky and unwieldy; dull, labored
posthumous
happening or continuing after death
potentate
ruler, person of great power
pragmatic
practical; dealing with actual facts and reality
preamble
introductory statement, preface
precarious
unstable, insecure, dangerous
precursor

something that comes before, esp. something that also announces or


suggests something on its way
predisposed
having an inclination or tendency beforehand; susceptible
pre-empt
prevent; take the place of, supplant; take before someone else can
presumptive
based on inference or assumption; providing reasonable grounds for
belief

presumptuous
too bold or forward; going beyond that which is proper
pretentious
claiming or demanding a position of importance or dignity, esp. when
unjustified; showing off, creating a deceptive, false show of worth

principled
having high moral standards
pristine
in an original, pure state; uncorrupted
probity
honesty, integrity

A PROBATION Officer tries to keep former criminals HONEST.

prodigal
wasteful, extravagant; giving abundantly, lavish
prodigious
extraordinarily large, impressive, etc.
profligate
completely and shamelessly immoral, or extremely wasteful
profound
very insightful, penetrating deeply into a subject; pervasive, intense; at
the very bottom
profuse
abundant, extravagant giving or given freely
prohibitive

The root PRO- means 'in favor of'.The root DIGI- (e.g., digit) refers to numbers or quantity. So,
PRODIGIOUS refers to a favorable (or great) number.

tending to forbid something, or serving to prevent something


proliferate
increase or spread rapidly or excessively

life rate=its always increasing + pro = increase rapidly

prologue
introductory part to a book, play, etc.
pronounced
distinct, strong, clearly indicated
propriety
conforming to good manners or appropriate behavior; justness

divide the word as propr+iety ..propr(sounds like PROPER)..hence it refers to being PROPER or
CORRECT IN CONDUCT..

prosaic
dull, ordinary
proscribe
prohibit, outlaw; denounce; exile or banish

When you want a magazine, you PREscribe(subscribe) it. Similarly when you want to stop it, you will have
to PROSCRIBE. SO PROSCRIBE = prohibit

prospective
potential, in the future
prudent
wise in practical matters, carefully providing for the future

we all know ICICI Prudential insurance.. so we can think of thoughtful decision taken by having a insurance
policy...

pugnacious
inclined to fight, combative

qualified
modified, limited, conditional on something else
quandry
uncertainty or confusion about what to do, dilemma
quibble
make trivial arguments or criticisms, find faults in a petty way, esp. to
evade something more important

mnemonic in hindi.. read it as qui(kyun)+bble(bill)..KYUN BILL ITNA ZYADA HAI?, you OBJECT to reading
of meter & COMPLAIN to the authorities..

quotidian
daily; everyday, ordinary

split it as "quote+indian".QUOTE AN INDIAN every day. Newspapers quote opinions of Indians everyday.. so its a DAILY occurence,customary

ranks
personnel; a group of people considered all together

reap
harvest, such as by cutting; gather; get as a result of one's effort
recluse
person who lives in seclusion
refute
prove to be false
relegate
send or commit to an inferior place, rank, condition, etc. exile, banish;
assign to someone else

relegate..split it like rele(relatives+gate)your relatives are crying at THE GATE because you are not allowing
them to enter your house, you have put them in a worse place i.e the GATE WHICH IS ALMOST LIKE A
FOOTPATH

remedial
providing a remedy, curative; correcting a deficient skill
render
give, submit, surrender; translate; declare formally; cause to become
replete
supplied in abundance, filled, gorged (used with with)
repudiate
reject, cast off, deny that something has authority
requite
reciprocate, repay, or revenge
rescind
annul, repeal, make void
resolution
the quality of being firmly determined; resolving to do something; a formal
judgment, esp. decided by a vote
resolve
find a solution to ; firmly decide to do something; decide by formal vote;
firmness of purpose
respectively
in the order given
restive
impatient or uneasy under the control of another; resisting being
controlled
reticent

he ate the PUDDING AGAIN.. When his mother asked him if he ate the pudding, he tried to REPUDIATE
(deny eating it)... :)

re+QUITE one would be quiet only after taking his REVENGE.

rescind reminds us of "resign", where resign is to cancel your appointment and rescind is to cancel an
agreement.

not talking much; private, restrained, reserved

retrospective
looking to the past or backward; applying to the past, retroactive; an art
exhibit of an artist's work over a long period of time
reverent
feeling or expressing very deep respect and awe
rhetoric
the art of study of persuasion through speaking or writing; language that
is elaborate or pretentious but actually empty, meaning little

rhetoric = "right oral" skills. If you have the right oral skills, you can communicate well.

rife
happening frequently, abundant, currently being reported

If your supervisor at work describes your new position as rife with opportunities for advancement, then rejoice! That means your position offers many opport

rudimentary
elementary, relating to the basics; undeveloped, primitive
rustic
relating to country life, unsophisticated; primitive; made of rough wood; a
rural or uncultured person
sacrosanct
sacred, inviolable, not to be trespassed on or violated; above any
criticism
sagacious
wise; showing good judgment and foresight

sage-a-cious a sage is wise and learned

salubrious
healthful, promoting health
(related to bollywood)remember salman khan........all health and all.......

sanction
permission or approval, something that gives support or authority to
something else; to allow, confirm, ratify; or a legal action by one or more
countries against another country to get it to comply;
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic, hopeful; reddish, ruddy (as in rosy-red cheeks
indicting health or vitality)
sap
the inner fluid of a plant or any essential body fluid; energy, vitality; a
person taken advantage of; undermine, weaken, tire out
satiate or sate

to fully satisfy; to go beyond satisfying to the point of excess (possibly


inducing disgust, tiredness, etc.)
saturate
soak or imbue thoroughly; cause a substance to unite with the greatest
possible amount of another substance
savor
appreciate fully, taste or smell with pleasure
scant
not enough or barely enough

sexy + cant

scathing
severe, injurious; bitterly harsh or critical (as a remark); Marked by
harshly abusive criticism

sounds like SKATING...when I said I will do skating on highway, my mother started scathing

secular
not religious or holy; pertaining to worldly things
sedulous
persevering, persistent, dilligent in one's efforts
sentient
conscious; experiencing sensation or perceiving with the senses

Someone sentient is able to feel things, or sense them. ; Sentimental people are sentinent.

simultaneous
at the same time
skeptic
person inclined to doubting or questioning generally accepted beliefs

skirt
border, lie along the edge of, go around; evade
slack
loose, negligent, lazy, weak; neglect to do one's duties; loosen up, relax;
period of little work
slew
a large number or quantity
His typing was "slow", yet there were a slew of errors.

slight
small, not very important, slender or delicate; treat as though not very
important; snub, ignore; an act of treating in this way, a discourtesy

solicitous
concerned or anxious, expressing care; eager or desirous; very careful
soporific
causing sleep; sleepy, drowsy; something that causes sleep

Solicit means to request earnestly for something, but if you have to wait for it to happen then you are liable
to become solicitous.
(in hindi) 100(soo) puri kha kar I felt soporific.

sound
measure the depth of (usually of water) as with a sounding line; penetrate
and discover the meaning of, understand (usually as sound of depths)

spartan
very disciplined and stern; frugal, living simply, austere; suggestive of the
ancient spartans
spate
sudden outpouring or rush; flood

A spate is a large number. If a spate of new coffee shops open in your neighborhood, itll be easy for you to
stay wide awake. Youll have easy access to plenty of caffeine.

spearhead
be the leader of
specious
seemingly true but actually false; deceptively attractive
spectrum
a broad range of nevertheless related qualities or ideas, esp. those that
overlap to create a continuous series (as in a color spectrum, where each
color blends into the next in a continuous way)
speculate
contemplate; make a guess or educated guess about; engage in a risky
business transaction, gamble
sporadic
occasional, happening irregularly or in scattered locations
sportive
playful, merry, joking around, done "in sport" (rather than intended
seriously)
standing
status, rank, reputation; existing indefinitely, not movable
stark
complete, total, utter; harsh or grim; extremely simple, severe, blunt, or
plain
static
fixed, not moving or changing, lacking vitality

It sounds like 'suspicious'.

status quo
existing state or condition
stingy
not generous with money, reluctant to spend or give
stoic or stoical
indifferent to pleasure or pain, enduring without complaint; person
indifferent to pleasure or pain

stone+like

stolid
unemotional, showing little emotion, not easily moved

stone like It becomes 'T' SOLID. So someone very SOLID against 'T'(ears) or emo'T'ions.

stymie or stymy
block, hinder, or thwart; as obstacle

Stymie is a negative word. Stymie means "tie me" down. i.e., prevent from moving forward.

subjective
existing in the mind or relating to one's own thoughts, opinions, emotions,
etc; personal, individual, based on feelings
subside
sink, settle down, become less active; return to a normal level
substantiate
support with evidence or proof; give a material existence to
succeeding
coming after or following
supersede
replace, take the position of, cause to be disregarded as void or obsolete

supplicate
pray humbly; ask, beg, or seek in a humble way

if u SUPPLICATE God will SUPPLY

surfeit
excess, excessive amount, overindulgence

break SURFEIT as SIRF(sirf in HINDI means only to) EAT.Bas khate hi rehta hai..so an excess of..

surmise
guess, infer, think, or make an opinion with incomplete information

Mice can infer where the cheese is kept even though they do not know where exactly it is kept.

sycophant
servile flatterer, parasitic person who fawns in order to get ahead

sycophant.....split it like .....syco(sounds like psycho)+phan...sounds like FAN.......SO JUST IMAGINE a


PSYCHO FAN of yours in your office who want to please you in whatever way..by flattering..or by
bootliking.....just to gain your favour

synchronous
happening at the same time; occurring at the same rate and thus
happening together repeatedly
table
lay aside to discuss later, often as a way to postpone discussion
indefinitely
tacit
understood without being said; implied, not stated directly; silent
taciturn
not talking much, reserved; silent, holding back in conversation
tangential
only slightly relevant, going off topic
temperance
moderation, self-control, esp. regarding alcohol or other desires or
pleasures; total abstinence from alcohol

tenuous
long and thin, slender; flimsy, having little substance

this word sound very close to TENNIS....and most of the female TENNIS PLAYERS ARE VERY SLIM AND
THIN

timely
well-timed, happening at a suitable time
timorous
fearful, timid
tirade
bitter, abusive criticism or verbal attack
torpor
sluggishness, lethargy, or apathy; a period of inactivity
torrid
very hot, parching, burning; passionate
tractable
easily controlled or managed, docile; easily shaped or molded
transitory
temporary, short-lived, not lasting
trifling
trivial, not very important; so small as to be unimportant; frivolous,
shallow

torturously arid or hot & arid=torrid

trite
lacking freshness and originality, lacking effectiveness due to overuse,
cliche

trite = tri +it ( so sounds like try + it) She made the same dish all the time and give it to her friends saying,
'try it' ... as it is repeated so many times, it becomes over familiar.

ubiquitous
existing everywhere at the same time
undermine
weaken, cause to collapse by digging away at the foundation; injure or
attack in a secretive or underhanded way
underscore
emphasize (or, literally, to underline text)
unearth
dig up, uncover, expose
unequivocal
unambiguous, clear, absolute; having only one possible meaning
unprecedented
never before known or seen, without having happened previously
unseemly
improper, inappropriate, against the rules of taste or politeness
vacillate
waver in one's mind or opinions, be indecisve

sounds like OScillate..so something which moves from one position to another position.

venerate
revere, regard with deep respect and awe

very highly rate

veracity
truthfulness, accuracy; habitual adherence to the truth
verbose
wordy
viable
capable of living; practical, workable
vintage
related to items of high quality from a previous era, old-fashioned,
antique; the wine of a particular year
virtual
existing only in the mind or by means of a computer network; existing in
results or in essence but not officially or in name

vituperate
verbally abuse, rebuke or criticize harshly
volatile
varying, inconstant, fleeting; tending to violence, explosive
warranted
justified, authorized (warrant, can mean to justify or a justification, but can
also mean to vouch for or guarantee)
wary
watchful, motivated by caution, on guard against danger
whereas
while on the contrary, considering that
whimsical
marked or motivated by whims (odd, fanciful ideas); erratic, unpredictable

wily
crafty, cunning, characterized by tricks or artifice
zeal
great fervor or enthusiasm for a cause, person, etc; tireless diligence in
furthering that cause; passion, ardor
zenith
high point, culmination

think of the word "berate" (to scold/rebuke)--- vitu(p)BERATE\

osition offers many opportunities for advancement.