This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
(noun) any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship
(noun) coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads
(noun) an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings
(noun) a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)
(noun) an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps
(verb) make steady with a ballast
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ballast
ballast -- balance -- you are adding something to balance it or make it stable ( just as in weighing balance)
Divide it like--Bal(Balance)+Last(last long), adding weight to bring balance to something(as in weighing balance) or to make it stable that last long.
ballast = ball(imagine a heavy iron ball) + st(ability)
blast... to stop something from blasting away, put heavy substance on it..
Bal(Balance) + st(stability)>>> Adding something to balance or stabilize or support something..
Short Definition : something that relieves pain; oily liquid with a pleasant smell from trees
(noun) any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing
(noun) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for balm
Just think of medicine Zandu (balm),which relieves pain
by kanduri srikanth
Balmy-balm- I don't like the fragrance of Iodex balm.
Short Definition : soft and mild (of air); fragrant
(adj) informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
around the bend
round the bend
it used to drive my husband balmy
(adj) mild and pleasant
balmy days and nights
the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth
a soft breeze
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for balmy
BALMs are used to make us feel good, mild when we are having headache or tension. hence balmy means mild, pleasant
I don't like the fragrant of
Balmy sounds like Bama who is krishnaâ€™s wife and she is very pleasant.
Short Definition : hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich'ed
(adj) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
his remarks were trite and commonplace
a stock answer
repeating threadbare jokes
parroting some timeworn axiom
the trite metaphor `hard as nails'
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for banal
abey nal to roz hi kholte hain...
SPLIT INTO ba-nal
ba-BAR - COMMONPLACE FOR MEN TO MEET
NAL(HINDI - TAP) - COMMON PLACE FOR WOMEN TO MEET.
'ban + al' --> 'ban all' those directors whose movies are 'banal' (the same old story lines are repeated ; (another meaning) dull and unoriginal(dubbed))
Divide it like -- ban + al(ban all people); you ban all those people from your group, if they are repeating the same activity again and again.
When u r in severe depression u will lock urself in ur room BANNING ALL people for a while as u need some privacy
Banal = I would like to BAN-ALL banal words because they are dull and overused.
banal sounds like GUNAL(a tamil movie actor).So his death has been shown on TV for many days(repeated too often).
banal => bakwaas(hindi) not always, means being a waste as it's overrepeated.
banal: beh nal. behta hua nal is a vey munadane affair
ca be taken as a short from for Boring And Not originAL....
Short Definition : discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
(verb) toss or strike a ball back and forth
(verb) exchange blows
(verb) discuss lightly
We bandied around these difficult questions
(adj) have legs that curve outward at the knees
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bandy
bandy sounds like brandy--When people drink brandy, they exchange heated words in a light and glib way.
in hindi u call ur GF ur BANDI, so u share, discuss, have light arguments with ur bandi...
Bandy--sounds like "Band" which means close . so close the room and talk else somebody will listen
bandy sounds like BANDIT. In all movies with bandits, there are a lot of careless dialogues and actions by the bandits and as a result, fights and quarrels. (Imagine Sholay, featuring the world's most famous bandit, Gabbar Singh)
we you drink BRANDY you speak in a bandy way!..
bandi= in jail Bandi(hindi) discuss lightly for their escape plan
bandy=band+y=BAND+I=BANDI. Men only exchange blows for a bandi and beat each other.
He bandied words with a bandi.
Short Definition : posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
(noun) something causing misery or death
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bane
Modern technology is BOON OR BANE. Boon is useful and BANE is Something causing misery or death
ban+e -- Things which are harmful or poisonous (can make your life misery) are always banned by government.
sounds like CANE which CAUSES MISERY
bane...in rhyme with ... pain...so it pain when u r cursed...so:curse,somethin that makes u unhappy,that troubles u.. :)
there is a stoy of batman and bane where bane is a vilan(cause od ruin/curse)
bane-ane. ane(u) in kannada means tick. wish i s poisonous and harmful to our head and hair.
Bane is a Pain in the Ass
the sage BANED the king of disloyal to his people
Bane should be BANNED, because it is harmful and poisonous.
Don't you know MR BANE...........ruinous person.
remember "Bane" from Dark knight rises? who tried to cause "Bane" to the people in gotham city
drugs r banned(bane)by law bcoz it causes suffering and death.
Like the DARK NIGHT RISES VILLAIN "Bane" who was harmful and poisonous to batman