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faction

Short Definition : party; clique (within a large group); dissension

Definition
(noun) a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
Synonyms : cabal , camarilla , junto

Definition
(noun) a dissenting clique
Synonyms : sect

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for faction

faction -> fraction means fraction of a large party
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by rhasan

sound like function ..means party
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by cat_guru

Fraction is a small part in numbers , similarly fraction is small part in political party.
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by onno manush

Fake action in the clique
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by ksameer_coep

People with different facts will face dissensions easily.
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by vivekharin

faction: Remember the game Red Faction - faction here means a group
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by sohancool

faction = fraction means part -- party :)
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by somabrata

FACTION = female action on society is done always in group.
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by shaktipada

factious

Short Definition : inclined to form factions; causing dissension

Definition
(adj) dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)
Synonyms : dissentious , divisive

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for factious

factious = fact + ious. factious people are so concerned about their facts (views). so they wont agree with others. so factious means opposition or dissenting
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by arulmozhi

FACTious: remember FACTorize
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by cvshinto

Factious can be remembered as a FACTory having a fight between board members, because of some FACTrIOUS people
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by everlasting.puneet

factious..fact(iou)s...when pronounced sounds like FAX....so you recieved a fax stating about the rivals factions within the administration which is causing dissensions among members.
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by preetisoni2411

(fac)FAX + (ctious)Caution -> be prepared for trouble(dissension)
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by kamil.king

FACTIOUS = fact + ti + o + us; The fact transmit on us i.e we are guilty.
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by shaktipada

factitious

Short Definition : artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears

Definition
(adj) not produced by natural forces
Example Sentence
  • brokers created a factitious demand for stocks

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for factitious

sounds very similar to word FICTITIOUS....so something which is fictitious .. is always artificial.
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by preetisoni2411

boyOboy!!look at her tits!! they are fake tits bro,they place some kind of gelatinous substance there...hence factitious(artificial)!!!cant help...remembered tat way!! :)
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by shrapnel

factitious = false tears. so factitious is artificial where as facetious is humurous. factitious = tears (artificial) facetious = joy (humour). remember this as analogy.
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by arulmozhi

fact+itious—sounds like fact+eatious—eating the facts(truth)—so misrepresenting the truth, so copying illegally or artificial
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by nikhilparasher

Factitious....FAKE + THI... say as in she was fake...hypocrite.. or fake by looks as she was all donned with make up...
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by saumya1207

fact+eat+ous means eats fact means imaginary and untrue
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by sudeep714

Politician try to face the poverty fact. It will be artificial(factitious).
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by sansecretcp

Something which constantly needs facts to support it must be artificial because truth is eternal.
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by anujpathania

fictitious ....like false....
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by gourang

(“fact,” meaning “to make”) as in factory and manufacture.
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by sushi

factotum

Short Definition : handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything

Definition
(noun) a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for factotum

focus on totum : total meaning all
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by sumajaini

The Servant who does one job- just fucked partially. The servant who has to do all the JOBS- Fucked Totally- FACTOTUM
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by menon_ranjit

Factotum=Fact + totum = factory + total - We can remember it like doing all(total) the work in the factory
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by Angeltks

Factotum - FACT-TOTUM - If you can imagine the TOTUM(in INception) as a person... then the totum is a handy person who can tell you everything if you are in a DREAM
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by prasad.sharath

Example: Ramu kaka in old Bollywood flicks
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by daffodils

facilitates+ total= a person who helps in all the things;
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by lakshmihs

FACTOTUM = factory + tum; you are a factory i.e bunch of work.
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by shaktipada

fact - to - tum - sab jante he hoo,, means u r able to serve in wide range of capacities
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by Raj antall

factory total work is done by factotum robot
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by sansecretcp

faculty

Short Definition : mental or bodily powers; teaching staff

Definition
(noun) one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
Synonyms : mental faculty , module

Definition
(noun) the body of teachers and administrators at a school
Synonyms : staff
Example Sentence
  • the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for faculty

After a poor performance in the science fair the FACULTY (teaching staff) have lost their FACULTY (mental powers)! :D Just a mnemonic sir.. hehe
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by avinav

fake

Short Definition : not genuine; N: one that is not genuine; impostor; sham; V: counterfeit; Ex. fake the results of the experiment/the signature

Definition
(noun) something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
Synonyms : postiche , sham

Definition
(noun) a person who makes deceitful pretenses
Definition
(noun) (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
Synonyms : juke

Definition
(verb) make a copy of with the intent to deceive
Synonyms : counterfeit , forge
Example Sentence
  • he faked the signature
  • they counterfeited dollar bills
  • She forged a Green Card

Definition
(verb) tamper, with the purpose of deception
Example Sentence
  • Fudge the figures
  • cook the books
  • falsify the data

Definition
(verb) speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
Example Sentence
  • The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it

Definition
(adj) fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
Synonyms : bastard , bogus , phoney , phony

Definition
(adj) not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
Synonyms : false , faux , imitation , simulated
Example Sentence
  • it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur
  • faux pearls
  • false teeth
  • decorated with imitation palm leaves
  • a purse of simulated alligator hide

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