This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : impending; near at hand
(adj) close in time; about to occur
retribution is at hand
some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand
in imminent danger
his impending retirement
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for imminent
imminent sounds similar to immediate. so imminent means about to occur immediately.
im(min)ent , min is time.. relate this..
Im MIN(ute) END(ent)..in the Minute end..meanin Las minute..!
Imminent sounds like Eminent.
Eminent (VIP) guests only arrive when the time for the inauguration of the show is VERY NEAR
imminent means something which is coming to nearer or close. Now split it as i'm coming in a minute(coming close)
Imminent sounds like in-minute. So something is going to happen in a minute immidiately.
I am having a MINI sore in my ear.so I avoided it
But when it became really painful I consulted an ENT at the LAST MINUTE
Thus IMMINENT = MINI+ENT
say the word really fast, it will sound like "in a minute"
imminent-- any minute
Short Definition : state of being immovable
(noun) remaining in place
(noun) the quality of not moving
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for immobility
imm.mobility means not mobile means unmovable.
Short Definition : offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
(verb) offer as a sacrifice by killing or by giving up to destruction
The Aztecs immolated human victims
immolate the valuables at the temple
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for immolate
sounds like omelette(egg). A chicken is sacrified to satiate hunger.
immolate = omlette. You have to SACRIFICE an egg to make an omlette... :(
sounds like IMMORAL where killing as a sacrifice is a highly misanthropic act and immoral.
by himanshu dhumash
The Aztecs IMMORALLY immolated human victims to MOLLIFY the gods.
im-oh!-late .. so if you are late, you will be offered as sacrifice :P
immolate = i am ate the mol i.e. the main thing.
Short Definition : resistant to; free or exempt from; N. immunity
(noun) a person who is immune to a particular infection
(adj) relating to the condition of immunity
(adj) secure against
immune from taxation as long as he resided in Bermuda
immune from criminal prosecution
(adj) relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
(adj) (usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence
Short Definition : imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
(verb) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
The suspects were imprisoned without trial
the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for immure
sounds like I M YOURS....please enclose me within the walls of your heart
Mural means wall.. so immure means enclosed in wall.that the reson we say extranural activities which refer to outside campus sports.
mure sounds like "maar" (kill in english) . you kill someone and you get imprisoned.
IM + MURE(sounds like mujrim in hindi)and mujrims often PUT BEHIND THE BARS.
by himanshu dhumash
i m mara .... arre mar gaya jail jana padega
if ure impure u'll b immured
mure also sounds like chor ; if i-m-chor , then i should be put behind bars
im+mure = in + mire = mire means being locked.
IMPURE--IF U PRODUCE IMPURE FOOD PRODUCTS U WILL BE BEHIND BARS
IM UR father and you are grounded for one month...
think like Lord krishna's pic is on the wall and he is saying to his devotees Hiiiiii I m murli immured in this wall please get me out frm here :D
Ur immune system is like a wall for diseases.
immure=immature...a person was jailed for 2 weeks bcoz of his immaturity....:)
Short Definition : unchangeable
(adj) not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature
the view of that time was that all species were immutable, created by God
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for immutable
mutation implies changes in genes etc.
Therefore, it is im(non) + mutable ie cannot change
immutable is something immune to changes
mute control in tv used to CHANGE from high volume to total silence. if ur remote becomes immutable then u cant change the volume. imutable = unchangeble
IM-MU(movable) Table....so its permanently in one place unchanged
TRANSMUTE= change BUT IMMUTABLE= changeless
unchangeable = immovable = immutable