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bargain

Short Definition : agreement between two groups or people; something for sale at a price advantageous to the buyer; V: negotiate; trade; Ex. bargaining power

Definition
(noun) an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
Synonyms : deal
Example Sentence
  • he made a bargain with the devil
  • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

Definition
(noun) an advantageous purchase
Synonyms : buy , steal
Example Sentence
  • she got a bargain at the auction
  • the stock was a real buy at that price

Definition
(verb) negotiate the terms of an exchange
Synonyms : dicker
Example Sentence
  • We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar

Definition
(verb) come to terms; arrive at an agreement
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bargain

Divide like--bar (means to prevent) somebody+gain, when you go to a shop you always prevent the shopkeeper to gain some extra money from you and thus you bargain to him.
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by preetisoni2411

baroque

Short Definition : highly ornate

Definition
(noun) the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
Definition
(noun) elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
Synonyms : baroqueness

Definition
(adj) having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
Example Sentence
  • the building...frantically baroque

Definition
(adj) of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for baroque

BAROQUE Obama....when we think of him, we see white house which is highly ornamental and extravagent in style....
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by nileshdive

remove the burkah....... and u see the most beautiful women.
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by kmr.akhil

baroque sounds like bareekee ka kaam on shawl.
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by userdce

We can remember it by reminding the last letters "...que" which we read in letter "A". >> Arabesque: which is a complex ornament. So, Baroque: highly ornate.
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by shootdemup!

Its pronunciation is 'buh-rokh' almost same as of broke > he got "broke" buying expensive ornaments for house
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by kamil.king

Baroque--Bar + oque (opaque)-- The "dance bar" was highly ornamented with the "opaque" glass.
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by smartankit_27

BAROQUE- think of SHAHRUKH(pronounciation nearly the same). srk always overdoes the emotions(baada chaada kar dikha tha hai). so he is elaborate in his expression on emotions. i.e elaborate, flamboyant etc.
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by rejaulmeister

In Disney's Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth gives a tour of the BAROQUE castle and jokes, "If it isn't BAROQUE, don't fix it."
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by dshefman

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by vineethyoung

Bou(Bride in bengali and the bride always wears jeweleries in Bangladesh) rocks
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by shadip

barrage

Short Definition : barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism

Definition
(noun) the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
Example Sentence
  • a barrage of questions
  • a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake

Definition
(noun) the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
Example Sentence
  • they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops
  • the shelling went on for hours without pausing

Definition
(verb) address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
Synonyms : bombard
Example Sentence
  • The speaker was barraged by an angry audience
  • The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for barrage

in BAR due to RAGE ppl started heavy fire of artillery.
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by userdce

BARAAT(marriage)- now a days in baraat ppl fire a lot of gunshots(crackers).
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by userdce

BAR+AGE...when you go to a wine or beer bar at low age, you will have to face a rapid succession of questions and criticism
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by nileshdive

BARRAGE==(B)ombing (A)t RAGE. i.e intense bombing
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by rejaulmeister

Barish (rain in hindi)of bullets, speech.
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by shadip

there are a lot of questions if u are barred underage.
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by sriharisharma

barrage ~ barrier; like man-made barrier in a stream which can stop continuous flow of river water.
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by reveeriee

barrister

Short Definition : counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar

Definition
(noun) a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for barrister

telgu:remember barrister parvathesham novel hehe
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by OCT18THGRE

BAR exams are given by lawyers!!
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by lord_slayer

Split barrister into bar+rister--just focus on word bar--bar is association of lawyers, so a barrister is a lawyer.
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by preetisoni2411

Split barrister into bar(limit)+lister, so a person who lists the limits is a lawyer.
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by swaroop_cn

BARRISTE(a)R means lawyer
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by manojmothy

barterer

Short Definition : trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money

Definition
(noun) a trader who exchanges goods and not money
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for barterer

if you can remember the BARTER system of early days. they used to exchange goods for goods, and anyone who does that is a barterer.
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by sriharisharma

barterer sounds similar to BARTENDER who trades drinks for money..
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by niceguysid28

and one who does that is a barterer.
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by sriharisharma

barterer sounds like barthan(hindi), these people use to exchange clothes with barthan
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by praveenkatti16

barter is like trader
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by chulkan

barterer - remember barter system ( give and take - exchange of goods---> trader)
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by rithunraj

base

Short Definition : contemptible; morally bad; inferior in value or quality; Ex. base motives/conduct; Ex. base metal such as iron

Definition
(noun) installation from which a military force initiates operations
Synonyms : base of operations
Example Sentence
  • the attack wiped out our forward bases

Definition
(noun) lowest support of a structure
Example Sentence
  • it was built on a base of solid rock
  • he stood at the foot of the tower

Definition
(noun) a place that the runner must touch before scoring
Synonyms : bag
Example Sentence
  • he scrambled to get back to the bag

Definition
(noun) the bottom or lowest part
Example Sentence
  • the base of the mountain

Definition
(noun) (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
Example Sentence
  • the base of the skull

Definition
(noun) a lower limit
Synonyms : floor
Example Sentence
  • the government established a wage floor

Definition
(noun) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
Example Sentence
  • the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture

Definition
(noun) a support or foundation
Synonyms : pedestal , stand
Example Sentence
  • the base of the lamp

Definition
(noun) a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
Synonyms : nucleotide

Definition
(noun) any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
Synonyms : alkali
Example Sentence
  • bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia

Definition
(noun) the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed
Example Sentence
  • the base of the triangle

Definition
(noun) the most important or necessary part of something
Synonyms : basis
Example Sentence
  • the basis of this drink is orange juice

Definition
(noun) (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
Synonyms : radix
Example Sentence
  • 10 is the radix of the decimal system

Definition
(noun) the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end
Synonyms : home

Definition
(noun) a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries
Synonyms : al-qa'ida , al-qaeda , al-qaida , qaeda

Definition
(noun) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
Synonyms : radical , root , root word , stem , theme
Example Sentence
  • thematic vowels are part of the stem

Definition
(noun) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
Synonyms : infrastructure
Example Sentence
  • the industrial base of Japan

Definition
(noun) the principal ingredient of a mixture
Example Sentence
  • glycerinated gelatin is used as a base for many ointments
  • he told the painter that he wanted a yellow base with just a hint of green
  • everything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base

Definition
(noun) a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
Example Sentence
  • a tub should sit on its own base

Definition
(noun) (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector
Definition
(verb) use as a basis for; found on
Synonyms : establish , found , ground
Example Sentence
  • base a claim on some observation

Definition
(verb) situate as a center of operations
Example Sentence
  • we will base this project in the new lab

Definition
(verb) use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
Synonyms : free-base

Definition
(adj) serving as or forming a base
Synonyms : basal
Example Sentence
  • the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

Definition
(adj) of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
Synonyms : baseborn , humble , lowly
Example Sentence
  • baseborn wretches with dirty faces
  • of humble (or lowly) birth

Definition
(adj) (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal
Example Sentence
  • base coins of aluminum
  • a base metal

Definition
(adj) not adhering to ethical or moral principles
Synonyms : immoral
Example Sentence
  • base and unpatriotic motives
  • a base, degrading way of life
  • cheating is dishonorable
  • they considered colonialism immoral
  • unethical practices in handling public funds

Definition
(adj) having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
Synonyms : mean , meanspirited
Example Sentence
  • that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble
  • taking a mean advantage
  • chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort
  • something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics

Definition
(adj) illegitimate
Synonyms : baseborn

Definition
(adj) debased; not genuine
Example Sentence
  • an attempt to eliminate the base coinage

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for base

BASI(stale) is BAD
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by findktk

BASE: it refers to something which is the lowest part..so base is something which is bad;
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by mohit26041988

A person with a Iron leg is morally bad to others.
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by sriharisharma

a base metal like iron is generally inferior in quality and value than the other metals.
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by sriharisharma

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