This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
(adj) worn and broken down by hard use
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
(adj) lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
a feeble old woman
her body looked sapless
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decrepit
Decrease in Brad pit's muscular strength made him very weak
DECRE(decrease..)..and decrease in a capacity of something will lead to BAD AND WEAK condition of a something.
decrepit -- > decre(decrease) + pit (peet means maarna(beat) in hindi). If you beat someone, he/she gets weak.
DE+CRE(creature)+PIT.....the creature that fell into a pit is in it's LAST STAGE OF DECAY after dying.....
Decrepit->decrease strength or weakness to get out of pit
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)
decrepit. A pit(well) which has been decre(deserted) is in old and weak condition. The 2nd meaning as 1st mnemonic
Decre-Decrease in pit-f(p)itness
Short Definition : state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
(noun) a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
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.
when someone decrypt(decrept) your secret code there is the state of mental collapse.
Decrepitude->decrease strength or weakness of ill to get out of pit
Short Definition : express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
(verb) express strong disapproval of
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.
De+ cry= kids cry when they want to show disapproval.
I will always DECRY people who cry without fighting the situation...we should face every situation with courage...
de + 'cry'...any one will cry to show their disapproval
decry-> girls deep cry for the disapproval of marriage by loving boys
decry is crying and weeping but with a "de" which means deep disapproval
Short Definition : derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning
(adj) capable of being deduced
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deducible
deduce means reduce so if the trust reduces we have to reason our statements...
Short Definition : mar; disfigure
(verb) mar or spoil the appearance of
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.
"DE-FACE".. deforming the face
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.
FACE todd DIYA
no face no figure
de+face-> damage the face spoil the appearance of
Short Definition : embezzle
(verb) appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
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 :)
to take money in a "FALSE" or fraudulent manner...
de+falcon = falcons behaving fraudulently
de+false+CAT cat is generally preferred by ppl who want money...false money or money by false tactics
adding to bond....false cat can also mean greedy AUNTIES shown in movies who always misuse property
defalcate -> defal+cate I misuse the def false money and had cake
just like "war hawks" there are probably "fraud falcons"