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abjure

Short Definition : renounce upon oath

Definition
(verb) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
Synonyms : forswear , recant , resile , retract
Example Sentence
  • He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
  • She abjured her beliefs

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abjure

Abjure think it like injure. so once you are injured you will give up. so abjure means give up
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by swetabh

ab+jure...jure- jor (in Hindi) Jor lagaao chodoo mat....(Don't Give up) (this mnemonic is in Hindi Language)
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by Administrator

abjure ~ ab (away) + jure (jury). He abjured (rejected, moved away from) her earlier statements in front of jury.
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by sandysuhy

ab jury ke saamne kasam khaata hoon, i'll not do this again
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by amit_chauhan3011

ab+jaanede+yaar (abjure) am renouncing
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by vivek_ravindra9

ABJURE = the prefix AB- means against. -JURE means rule (like JURY) So, ABJURE means to rule against.
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by dshefman

ab(now);(jury).one compulsoryly have to take an oath in front of a jury
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by S

Abjure = Ab jure (Zaroori in HINDI) .. under pressure you say "Ab zaroori nahi hai"..
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by aka.bhagvanji

abjure sounds like "object" which both are the same in the meaning to renounce
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by mangomuncher

Ab indicates negative meaning. -jure can be thought as JOR in hindi meaning pressure..so GIVING UP UNDER PRESSURE is ABJURE
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by visuh9

ab+chod--give up
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by ashleyswift

I SURE never believed in this crap!
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by Phoenix

read ab+jure like ab+jaa(i.e remove,renounce)
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by tpant

Sounds like: "Abb joor lgaa ke chodh dho." (Now go all out and give it up)
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by singha

WoW: you don't want to conjure water but you abjure to do it.
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by ok_2pro

Take an oath in front of jury to denounce one's belief.
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by mylist

abjure
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by Megha Tanwar

ab jane de re. (in marathi ab(ata) jau(ju) de re) means give up.
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by komya

ablution

Short Definition : washing

Definition
(noun) the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ablution

ab+solution sounds like blue solution,means pure water,which is used to wash yourself.
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by yashwanth

take the suffix.lution sounds like lotion .so,i am washing(cleaning) the wound my some antiseptic lotion.
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by meduriswetha

ablution ~ a + blue + solution; just imagine some blue color solution used for washing clothes.
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by S

a+blu+solution=detegent n its used to wash
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by akshay shah

'ablution' is 'a blue solution'. It's a sacred solution used by priests to wash their hands and temple utensils.
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by rajeevy

ABlution=AB+pollution that means causing not pollution
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by hessamoddin

After finger painting I washed my hands but I forgot that I touched my face so I ended walking around with A BLUE CHIN all day without even noticing
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by Phoenix

AMITHAB BACHHAN APPLIES A LOTION BEFOR HIS ABLUTION(SINCE HE IS TREATED AS GOD)
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by krishnagopal12

People believe they can obtain AB-so-LUTION(forgiveness for sins)by CLEANSING(Washing) themselves in the Ganges.
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by fanatic

ABLUTION=AB(prefix meaning 'towards')+LUTION(sounds like Lotion).Thus, Towards Lotion->in the bath u tend towards using lotion
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by melancholica

take ablution to remove pollution
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by tabish2609

abolish poison
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by ok_2pro

abnegation

Short Definition : renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation

Definition
(noun) the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
Example Sentence
  • abnegation of the Holy Trinity

Definition
(noun) renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abnegation

abnegate: ab+nahi+get; meaning giving up something
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by bugmenot

Ab-negate ~ relate negate to negative and ab to away. It implies subtracting something. Subtracting (removing away) some important aspect of your life means sacrificing something.
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by Administrator

abnegation=ab+negation. negation part could be considered as saying negative answer. when you say NO to something, you have rejected it or renounced it
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by Nassim

Ab-abishek, negation-negitive,,,," Abishek bachan sacrificed himself to do negitive role in RAVAN as director requested him"
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by AHR

abnegation= absent negotiation= when two lovers cant negotiate with their parents about their love they have to self sacrifice for others
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by usmledhk

ab+negation..negation means negative or not..Even they dont like or not.. 'ab'away.. they give away.. they sacrifice.
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by passionate

abnegation negation =negotiation usually during negotiation u have to sacfice sumthng. so negation=self sacrifce
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by tanushree1807

abnegation- abne-apne , gation sounds like nation..apne nation ke liye mene self sacrifice de diya
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by kinnari

Abnation is part of life in abbey(The dwelling place of society of monks and nuns.) Abbey can be remembered by OBEY. (Monks and nuns obey the rule.)
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by ria_anu123

ab-negate: ab (now) I negate (nullify) myself..
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by akshayjain07

state of having no ego-abn(o)eg(o)tion- sacrifice state
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by komya

abode

Short Definition : dwelling place; home

Definition
(noun) any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
Synonyms : residence
Example Sentence
  • a person can have several residences

Definition
(noun) housing that someone is living in
Example Sentence
  • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
  • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abode

abode sounds jus like aboard= a+board... boarding refers to living room or place
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by mukil

a-bode(body) ......a body needs a dwelling place/home
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by kaushiks23

Children use Adobe software to make abode(houses) in pictures
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by rocker.rocks.you

abode: some people get bored (from bode) staying in home.
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by tamaltanu

Abode is built using Adobe. Adobe means sun-dried brick.
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by savakarv

abode... ab odh ... sote waqt odhna.. means you are at some dwelling place/home/abode
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by seemakhatkar

Sounds like a boat. Some people live on a boat.
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by fiona

abode-adobe(house)
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by italyazzurre44

bode is similar to bride, Abode-A place where bride stays most of the time i.e. home
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by komya

abolish

Short Definition : cancel; put an end to

Definition
(verb) do away with
Synonyms : get rid of
Example Sentence
  • Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abolish

sounds sumwhat similar to demolish..which means put an end of sumthing
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by razzmatazz

abolish is similar to abort.Meaning of abort is to stop the development of a baby.Thus the meaning "End something" or "Put to an end".
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by anithasrij

2nd part sounds like ISSSSHHHH n when dis sound is pruduced it means something is not gud n needs to be cancelled or brought to an end.
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by nehaMD

abolish..A+bolish(sounds like POLICE...)so A POLICE team came to wedding hall,and cancelled the marrige as he was marrying second time without divorcing first wife.
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by preetisoni2411

the last letters sounds lyk ishhhh whch reminds us f aishwarya rai..her memories puts an end 2 our heart beat...hene abolish is to put an end 2 sthng....
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by vaibhavagar

abolish sounds like a+polish which means it cleans bad....put an end to dust
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by kanamathareddy

conc on ab....o(zero)of abolish.that is "ab zero pe aana padega" or come to zero.i.e.come to an end.
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by shinde.hrishi

ab + polish (bolish) : now we have polish our shoes and hence put an end to dirt over it.
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by kanamathareddy

abominable

Short Definition : detestable; extremely unpleasant

Definition
(adj) unequivocally detestable
Synonyms : detestable , execrable , odious
Example Sentence
  • abominable treatment of prisoners
  • detestable vices
  • execrable crimes
  • consequences odious to those you govern

Definition
(adj) exceptionally bad or displeasing
Example Sentence
  • atrocious taste
  • abominable workmanship
  • an awful voice
  • dreadful manners
  • a painful performance
  • terrible handwriting
  • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abominable

abominable means think as boman irani(vilan in 3idiots)...so he is bad,hated by all,his face was extremely unplesant (in dat picture)
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by navaneeganesan

abo + min + able : this work is not even above (ab) my minimum (min) ability (able) level.. so it's exceptionally bad.
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by nehaMD

ab+omin(OMIT)+ABLE means "away from omit". if sth can not be omitted it is forced to us and we should tolerate it and gradually we would hate it
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by Nassim

abo=> above min=> minute able => able so hated so can't resist above a minute
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by ananttickoo

ever heard of abominable snowman??...its an apelike wild animal ....so its unpleasant
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by kaushiks23

a+bom .. when bomb blast its very displeasing
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by rachit.singh

abominable= a bomb + able: nobody likes what a bomb can do. Its extremely unpleasant
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by karanvirani90

ab+omin(OMIT)+ABLE......now think of our indian cricket team ,right now are we able to omit any one? no !because everyone is playing good
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by preetisoni2411

a+bomi+nable...bomi in bengali means vomitting.hence abominable can be linked to somethin which provokes u to vomit...hence detestable
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by mantoshsarkar

Read it like ABOOOMINABLE... so boo{hindi word for bad smell} is coming n u r not able to smell it....
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by vishal41

Abominable= ab(away) omit, we usually omit thing we hate and put the away
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by nikhilparasher

ab=abroad,omin=omen,able=unable.so,i am unable to go to OMEN coz people there are unpleasent
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by meduriswetha

abominable=ab+omit+able..means know ur painful and able to omit it
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by mechanchi

sounds like vomitable=VOMIT+ABLE i.e. vomit is detestable
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by sxangel

A-Bom(b)in(g)-able!! No one wants this, everyone's worst nightmare.
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by otimuz

A-Bom-Mina-able
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by priyavanjeri

ab -> Negate omin -> O-mine ab-omin-able = that can't be mine =detestable
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by rohilla_sandeep@hotmail.c

a bomb is dropped so it's very unpleasant.
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by fiona

abominable=ab o(or) min(mint) able(not able to eat) bcoz i hv eaten it alot during my childhood n now i hate it
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by deepakranamech

ab+ominable. omit sounds like womit. ab means away. we tent 2 move away from womit because its detestable
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by s.c.harish

someone vomits on you and you feel very disgusting.
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by mylist

bomb+bull:The bombs coming out of bull smell exceptinally bad.
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by mvkinfo

'AB(prefix meaning Not-remember Abnormal)'+'OMIN(sounds like Amen)'+'able'->somebody who isn't able(is reluctant) to say 'Amen' after the prays is considered bad,detestable and unpleasant
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by melancholica

a + minable >>> a mining place has UNPLEASANT climate and has VERY BAD smell in it..
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by RajeshBorkar

ab+omin+able...think of "omin" as "omen" which is highly unpleasant
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by ramyameruva

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