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decrepit

Short Definition : weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man

Definition
(adj) worn and broken down by hard use
Example Sentence
  • a creaky shack
  • a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
  • a flea-bitten sofa
  • a run-down neighborhood
  • a woebegone old shack

Definition
(adj) lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
Synonyms : debile , feeble , infirm , rickety , sapless , weak , weakly
Example Sentence
  • a feeble old woman
  • her body looked sapless

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decrepit

Decrease in Brad pit's muscular strength made him very weak
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by ksameer_coep

DECRE(decrease..)..and decrease in a capacity of something will lead to BAD AND WEAK condition of a something.
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by preetisoni2411

decrepit -- > decre(decrease) + pit (peet means maarna(beat) in hindi). If you beat someone, he/she gets weak.
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by cp.jethani

DE+CRE(creature)+PIT.....the creature that fell into a pit is in it's LAST STAGE OF DECAY after dying.....
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by nileshdive

Decrepit->decrease strength or weakness to get out of pit
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by sansecretcp

decrease + pit. prolonged usage leads a thing to DECREASE in value or strength so after the things gets wretched we ll throw it in PIT. (garbage pit)
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by arulmozhi

decrepit. A pit(well) which has been decre(deserted) is in old and weak condition. The 2nd meaning as 1st mnemonic
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by aroraraman309

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by nileshdive

Decre-Decrease in pit-f(p)itness
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by bbrave

decrepitude

Short Definition : state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age

Definition
(noun) a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
Synonyms : dilapidation

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decrepitude

decre(decrease) + pitude(aptitude)..so if your aptitude is decreasing, it is an indication of OLD AGE, thats when a person becomes weak and in a state of deterioration.
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by preetisoni2411

when someone decrypt(decrept) your secret code there is the state of mental collapse.
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by shahbaz

Decrepitude->decrease strength or weakness of ill to get out of pit
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by sansecretcp

decry

Short Definition : express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films

Definition
(verb) express strong disapproval of
Example Sentence
  • We condemn the racism in South Africa
  • These ideas were reprobated

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decry

deep + cry... focus on the CRY PART ...a girl CRYING to express her disapproval of getting married now.
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by preetisoni2411

De+ cry= kids cry when they want to show disapproval.
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by lakshmihs

I will always DECRY people who cry without fighting the situation...we should face every situation with courage...
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by nileshdive

de + 'cry'...any one will cry to show their disapproval
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by extrovert

decry-> girls deep cry for the disapproval of marriage by loving boys
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by sansecretcp

decry is crying and weeping but with a "de" which means deep disapproval
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by fahad18g

deducible

Short Definition : derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning

Definition
(adj) capable of being deduced
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deducible

deduce means reduce so if the trust reduces we have to reason our statements...
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by sriharisharma

deface

Short Definition : mar; disfigure

Definition
(verb) mar or spoil the appearance of
Synonyms : blemish , disfigure
Example Sentence
  • scars defaced her cheeks
  • The vandals disfigured the statue

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deface

de-face:: if u can concentrate on face , then deface means face which is scraped.face is a part of a persons figure,so if the face is scrapped wen somone hits(mar), then the person is disfigured.
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by sriharisharma

"DE-FACE".. deforming the face
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by extrovert

DEFACE - concentrate on the word FACE...if a face which has the normal facial features is disfigured or marred by some serious injury then the face becomes DEFACED.
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by pushpa_edit

FACE todd DIYA
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by friendofafriend

no face no figure
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by abdullah

de+face-> damage the face spoil the appearance of
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by sansecretcp

defalcate

Short Definition : embezzle

Definition
(verb) appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
Example Sentence
  • The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for defalcate

de + false + ate = i cheated them of their money and ate the food...have the cake and eat it too :)
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by friendofafriend

to take money in a "FALSE" or fraudulent manner...
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by deepak27_krishnakumar

de+falcon = falcons behaving fraudulently
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by abhishekkannur

de+false+CAT cat is generally preferred by ppl who want money...false money or money by false tactics
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by bond

adding to bond....false cat can also mean greedy AUNTIES shown in movies who always misuse property
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by nileshdive

defalcate -> defal+cate I misuse the def false money and had cake
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by sansecretcp

just like "war hawks" there are probably "fraud falcons"
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by fahad18g

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