This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
(verb) derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
She relished her fame and basked in her glory
(verb) be exposed
The seals were basking in the sun
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bask
Baskin N Robbin's Ice Cream, Remember? Costly one; We really enjoy going there and having ice creams.
Basketball player Michel Jordan lives luxury life.
bask--look for word bask in basketball--Playing BASKetball gives pleasure as well as warmth to the body.
Bask reminds bath :) You can bath in the sun, water, love, etc.
remember US's basking ridge.. where people live luxurious life
bask is similar to BASS(a deep musical sound)and you receive please from BASS.
BASS is going to increase after task.
Hound of BASKAR vills; baskar vills was a luxurios place
Short Definition : illegitimate child
(noun) insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
(noun) the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
(noun) derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin
the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic
(adj) fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bastard
bastard(such as da Vinci) sound like best =bastard is bestï¼Œis a great talent.
born of parents who were not married to each other at the time of birth; bastard
Short Definition : stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
(noun) a group that defends a principle
a bastion against corruption
the last bastion of communism
(noun) a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
(noun) projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bastion
sebastian in mermaid cartoon series was a crab..he had claws for stronghold n protection..
divide this like-basti+on, now focus on basti (in hindi) which is the STRONGHOLD of any leader.
In a war the base station has the strongest protection.
Basti mein sawal
Connect it with Bastille Fort of Paris...We read it in History right?
bastion-- this word sounds like base station,while in war base station is a stronghold for the troops.
bastion;divide it as basti on-means flood prone people who live at banks of krishna are ordered to come to basti by leaving their homes on bank.so that basti will provide protection,strong hold
by isabella swan
That BASTARD will never BASH IN the castle gate.
Short Definition : let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
(verb) moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
He bated his breath when talking about this affair
capable of bating his enthusiasm
(verb) flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
(verb) soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bate
Bate: remember 'abate' we memorized while reading the A list? Notice that 'Bate' has a similar meaning like 'Abate'
bate..sounds like wait..dat is u need to wait till thing happens..ie.. control urself..
lets break ABATE or BATE as A-bat-e or Bat-e ie., we can memorise as cricket bat..rahul dravid plays 'moderate' shots with his bat...
BATE also means to wait anxiously. so, remember (B)ombay (A)nd Tamilnadu (E)xpress. Both the places are far apart, so u ve to wait anxiously to reach da destination
bate is like debate.. in debate we lessen d opponents force on his statements... so bate is letting down.
bate ~ b + ate; when you ate something you lessen the quantity of something.
Short Definition : army unit made up of four or more companies
(noun) an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
(noun) a large indefinite number
a battalion of ants
a multitude of TV antennas
a plurality of religions
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for battalion
battalion- sounds like "battle"..and we need an ARMY for that
Battle+Lion= battle reminds us of army and lion reminds us of ashoka chakra tat has 4 lion.
Short Definition : trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
(noun) a mock scepter carried by a court jester
(noun) cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bauble
Bauble sounds like Babool, which is a cheap tooth paste, is a cheap tooth paste.
bauble > baub > boobs > showy jewelery of females
bauble sounds like bangle--imagine a cheap bangle which appears showy.
Sounds like BUBBLE...remember the metaphor--> All our material things,achievements will be
diminished in course of time like bubbles ..
BIBLE is a rich gift coz it makes you rich from within while bauble is a gift or toy of less importance
bauble sounds like babul(means parents in hindi)-so babul giving cheap jewelery to his daughter on her wedding.
A bobble head is a BAUBLE
bauble whose shape is similar to bubble :D