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edifice

Short Definition : building (of imposing size)

Definition
(noun) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Synonyms : building
Example Sentence
  • there was a three-story building on the corner
  • it was an imposing edifice

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for edifice

edifice sounds like HEAD+OFFICE means (big size building)
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by somabrata

Take edifice from the word, remember office: which is a huge building and stays der once its constructed
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by mau

ED(edison)+OFFICIE.....Edison was a great scientist so his office must be very large
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by nileshdive

we would always wish to add an office in an edifice ! :)
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by sagacious_kartik

adidas(edi) office(fice)- a large imposing building.
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by TJK

edify

Short Definition : instruct; correct morally

Definition
(verb) make understand
Synonyms : enlighten
Example Sentence
  • Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for edify

edify -> edit + y; you edit some thing to improve it
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by rhasan

edify sounds close to "rectify" which means to correct..
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by vaibhav singh

edify can b understand as SIMPLIFY things to make them understand better
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by himanshu dhumash

EDISON was a great scientist...In order to improve people we have to tell them about EDISON and edify them....
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by nileshdive

To edit a defy(defiance) ~ to correct morally
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by wsquare

Edify:Concentrate on first 2 letters of d word, Ed as in B.Ed(Bachelor of education) means to Educate or Enlighten or to make understand.
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by kuruabhinav

sounds like modify ....so edify = modification of moral value
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by bvu

eddify means to make a fool in telugu...(remove a d)its the opposite in english
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by yash.bits

edify- edit the sex scene in the movie cuz its morally not correct
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by menon_ranjit

An educational edifice edifies i.e. instructs
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by letmepass

To add to your knowledge
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by nitinsushil

eerie

Short Definition : weird; causing fear because strange

Definition
(adj) suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
Example Sentence
  • an eerie feeling of deja vu

Definition
(adj) inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening
Synonyms : eery
Example Sentence
  • an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods
  • an eerie midnight howl

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for eerie

EERIE is something SCARY.
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by pushpa_edit

Sing a song : eelie re eelie (sounds similar to eerie) kya hai paheli??—meaning strange
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by mau

eerie EEE in five letter word is something strange
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by bharatinuguri

eerie can b understand as a person ERIC who is frightening nd fearful
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by himanshu dhumash

efface

Short Definition : rub out; remove the surface of

Definition
(verb) remove completely from recognition or memory
Synonyms : obliterate
Example Sentence
  • efface the memory of the time in the camps

Definition
(verb) make inconspicuous
Example Sentence
  • efface oneself

Definition
(verb) remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
Synonyms : erase , rub out , score out , wipe off
Example Sentence
  • Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for efface

Closely related to "erase"..to rub out or we can think in another way also, we wash our face to remove the dust from the surface of the skin(ef+face)...
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by vaibhav singh

ye-face....dekha hai par yaad nahi hai, its almost erased from my memory..!!!
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by bugmenot

e+face=erase the face(memory)
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by gopal.gsk

e+face=erase the face(memory)
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by gopal.gsk

Efface = e+face = erase the face = become inconspicuous Self-effacing = self destroying = self-removing
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by abdullah71

well......remember it as the trojans were effaced i.e wiped off the face of the earth.
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by udai_riddle04

erase faces is akin to erasing completely your memory as you cant even remember a person/object face
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by wsquare

efface = effect of ace; i.e the tata ace srtike you & your memory has been lost.
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by shaktipada

effective

Short Definition : effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph

Definition
(adj) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
Synonyms : effectual , efficacious
Example Sentence
  • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation
  • effective teaching methods
  • effective steps toward peace
  • made an effective entrance
  • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
  • an efficacious law

Definition
(adj) able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
Synonyms : efficient
Example Sentence
  • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...
  • effective personnel
  • an efficient secretary
  • the efficient cause of the revolution

Definition
(adj) works well as a means or remedy
Example Sentence
  • an effective reprimand
  • a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat

Definition
(adj) exerting force or influence
Synonyms : good , in effect , in force
Example Sentence
  • the law is effective immediately
  • a warranty good for two years
  • the law is already in effect (or in force)

Definition
(adj) existing in fact; not theoretical; real
Example Sentence
  • a decline in the effective demand
  • confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done

Definition
(adj) ready for service
Example Sentence
  • the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for effective

factual statements are valid and are able to produce a desired effect
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by er.amit.1jan

effectual

Short Definition : able to produce a desired effect; valid

Definition
(adj) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
Synonyms : effective , efficacious
Example Sentence
  • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation
  • effective teaching methods
  • effective steps toward peace
  • made an effective entrance
  • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
  • an efficacious law

Definition
(adj) having legal efficacy or force
Synonyms : legal , sound
Example Sentence
  • a sound title to the property

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for effectual

Construct as effective actually.
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by vivekharin

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