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fallacious

Short Definition : false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument

Definition
(adj) containing or based on a fallacy
Synonyms : unsound
Example Sentence
  • fallacious reasoning
  • an unsound argument

Definition
(adj) intended to deceive
Synonyms : deceitful , fraudulent
Example Sentence
  • deceitful advertising
  • fallacious testimony
  • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice
  • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

Definition
(adj) based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information
Example Sentence
  • fallacious hope

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fallacious

fallacious.split it like fallac+ious...if you just concentrate on fallac..it look like FALSE,......so THINK that SOMETHING is based on a FALSE OR incorrect notion.....
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by preetisoni2411

basically this word is taken from... fallacia..means deceitful......so something which is deceitful is always based on misleading and incorrect notion.
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by preetisoni2411

the root fall means to deceive,if u remember this root it will in other words like infallible-not prone to error falsify-lie
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by adonis

It sounds like malicious ,,, malicious software "misleads" us , its "harmful"
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by somabrata

fall ante padesdhi so some thing harmful
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by saiprasadsetty

fal(falthu in hindi) =>means waste which is not correct(lie)
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by kruz

fallacious - misleading and fall from height.(false,misleading)
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by sansecretcp

fallible

Short Definition : liable to err

Definition
(adj) likely to fail or make errors
Example Sentence
  • everyone is fallible to some degree

Definition
(adj) wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
Synonyms : frail , imperfect , weak
Example Sentence
  • I'm only a fallible human
  • frail humanity

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fallible

fall+iblle....think of a person who can FALL FOR anything, hence makes mistakes.
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by preetisoni2411

Fallible may be memorized as "Failable" = Likely to fail.
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by deeplogik

a gullible is fallible
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by elixir

fALLIBLE.. read the capital one..e.i; ALLIBLE... A=not... LLIBLE= liable... so its maens not liable tht means wuld definitely mak some ERROR....
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by torque.167

false bill - > bills liable to make mistake
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by sansecretcp

fallow

Short Definition : (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated

Definition
(noun) cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons
Definition
(adj) left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season
Example Sentence
  • fallow farmland

Definition
(adj) undeveloped but potentially useful
Example Sentence
  • a fallow gold market

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fallow

after plowing farmer fallow(fall-low) of money so, he left it without seeding(uncultivated)
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by karatcpm

fallow is like "falo" in hindi (fruit/ripe) so khet ko falne foolne ke liye it has to be left uncultivated..
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by fabregas

callow land
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by kmr.akhil

remember seeds are sown in shalow depth pits.. here fallow - F symbolises False/not makin it Fallow i.e plowed bt not sowed.
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by avinav

if a Tennis player falls low in ranking, sooner he will be unseeded!
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by dvmodgi

fallow= buffalo, which are used in plowing the soil
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by mhassan

the farmer has alrdy plowed..now he has to FAL LOW to sow the seeds
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by sagar_jhobalia

fallow sounds like shallow... shallow water is inactive!
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by juliah

falsify

Short Definition : make (something written) false by changing

Definition
(verb) make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
Synonyms : distort , garble , warp

Definition
(verb) tamper, with the purpose of deception
Synonyms : cook , fake , fudge , manipulate , misrepresent , wangle
Example Sentence
  • Fudge the figures
  • cook the books
  • falsify the data

Definition
(verb) prove false
Example Sentence
  • Falsify a claim

Definition
(verb) falsify knowingly
Example Sentence
  • She falsified the records

Definition
(verb) insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
Synonyms : alter , interpolate

falter

Short Definition : hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.

Definition
(noun) the act of pausing uncertainly
Synonyms : faltering , hesitation , waver
Example Sentence
  • there was a hesitation in his speech

Definition
(verb) be unsure or weak
Synonyms : waver
Example Sentence
  • Their enthusiasm is faltering

Definition
(verb) move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
Synonyms : waver

Definition
(verb) walk unsteadily
Synonyms : bumble , stumble
Example Sentence
  • The drunk man stumbled about

Definition
(verb) speak haltingly
Synonyms : bumble , stammer , stutter
Example Sentence
  • The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for falter

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by pinki6

falter is like farter.. who farts a lot.. people hesitate farting in public.. so HESITATE
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by ashishk

FALTER-fall in gutter becoz u feel weak and stumbling while walking
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by himanshu dhumash

failing to utter due to hesitation.
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by bharat.

falter sounds like fati(Hindi)jab kisi ki fatti he tab he or she falter.
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by mrdeps

a faulty person[falter] always hesitates to avoid further faults
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by elixir

'Falter' sounds like 'halter' & girls hesitate when they wear halter!
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by lbst

falt+alter--- we HESITATE to ALTER our FALTS(faults), we are always reluctant to correct some fault which we have done
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by nikhilparasher

"hindi chor ki dadi mein tinka " Defaulter always hesitate
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by v.ankit

falter- a person who falls while walking loses his momentum.
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by pragati_gupta

Chelsea falter, United flatter in ECL: http://media.smh.com.au/sport/sports-hq/chelsea-falter-united-flatter-in-ecl-2303077.html
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by roozbeh33

faltu hindi pe wrong person so generally people who commits sin hesitates more waek in spirit
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by saiprasadsetty

Falter sounds like fall..when you fall in front of others you feel hesitated
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by swetha G N

f+alter---->focus altering....changing focus continuously...
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by chaitanyasaranu

fathers hesitate weaken in purpose or action.
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by sansecretcp

fanaticism

Short Definition : excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic

Definition
(noun) excessive intolerance of opposing views
Synonyms : fanatism , zealotry

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fanaticism

it sounds like fantastic . u say fantastic with lot of zeal
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by gopikrish2000

watching movies about FANATIC is full of zeal
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by himanshu dhumash

the words is synonym to zealot. zeal is praise so zealot is excessive praise or zeal.
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by shaamcs

the fanaticism of aamir khan as a terrorist in movie fanaa
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by sachinism

Fan+ actic= as he is a fan of some phylosophy he is not ready to give up.
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by lakshmihs

Fanaticism is often zeal without knowledge or without a rational basis. —John Rayoa
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by shootdemup!

Has fan and ism. Fans have excessive zeal and their policy(ism) is to follow somebody with extreme devotion.
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by darthganesh

To provide excessive zeal fanatics books were published for engg. students
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by grakee89

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