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Short Definition : throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.

(verb) cause to throb or beat rapidly
Example Sentence
  • Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart

(verb) shake with fast, tremulous movements
Synonyms : quake , quiver
Example Sentence
  • His nostrils palpitated

(verb) beat rapidly
Synonyms : flutter
Example Sentence
  • His heart palpitated

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for palpitate

palpitate-split it as pal(frnd) fell on a pit, as a result of which my heart started to BEAT RAPIDLY
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by imajeeth

palpitate = pulse + agitate.. generally heart beat faster in fear
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by namaskar

split it into palpi ->PAAPI and tate ->australian bowler shaun TATE. as tate delivers a ball at a very high pace so the batsman aginst him starts palpitating as of fear.
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by admireravi may have often heard doctors..cardiologists using this word in case of heart attacks patients..
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by jc

when my turn came to address the gathering from PULPIT, my heart BEAT IRREGULARLY because of FEAR, or ANXIETY.
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by sukhraj

PAL(friend/dost) + PIT(mar khana in hindi) gaya so watching him ur heart THROBBED. therefore PALPITATE= THROB or FLUTTER.
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by nishant19

kinda sounds like Pulse Per Iteration->Pulse per second->Beating of the heart in each iteration(each heart beat)
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by ali_aj

How do u create PULP(palp).. by beating wood hardly...
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by kvsharat

PALPIATE- pulp- he -ate of fruit , good for heart, heart started to THROB after he took pulp, because that gives instant energy
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by Administrator

palpitate and sound similar to heartbeated means heart beat.when you get excited ur heart get bea erraticlly.
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by gdabli


Short Definition : insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash

(adj) not worth considering
Synonyms : negligible , trifling
Example Sentence
  • he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost
  • piffling efforts
  • a trifling matter

(adj) contemptibly small in amount
Synonyms : measly , miserable
Example Sentence
  • a measly tip
  • the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief
  • a paltry wage
  • almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paltry

pal means moment in hindi,its very can b neglected when we r wasting hrs on facebook:)
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by Administrator

Relate this word to poultry. If poultry is not kept or stored properly, it will become worthless.
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by Administrator

(pal+try)Imagine you are advising your friend "hey pal(close friend), don't try's not worth considering this option"
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by Administrator

Pal + Try. Pal means friend. Since you have very less no of pals/friends you keep on trying to make new ones
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by vishal.c.sharma

sounds like POULTRY,that have MISERABLE life
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by ihavethepotential

its like this PAL(friend)+try(try) it goes like this friend try again u made insignificant effort
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by vivthegre

PANTRY car of railways provide PALTRY amount of meal as compared to platform caterers for the tantamount of money.
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by sukhraj

PALTRY rhymes with PAUCITY which means dearth scarcity, paltry means insignificant or small in value
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by quantum_killer

hey PAL(friend)TRYeng to impress her is NOT WORTHY as she is already engaged
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by lebshah

paltry sounds like POULTRY which is INSIGNIFICANT for VEGETARIANS
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by bhargavramreddy

suppose a salesman is trying to persuade to buy sth:"Its really cheap PAL,TRY it!",thus, PALTRY=petty and insignificant amount
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by ali_aj

pal+try = hey pal dont try somethin which is insignificant and trifling
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by Sinduja

chickens are paltry poultry.
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by Jackery

POULTRY is worthless as we kill chickens to eat....hence PALTRY sounds like POULTRY....
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by nileshdive

pal (pole) and try(tree)...a pole is very small in comparison to the paultry- very small value
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by rohan87

Hey pal try it tel ur pal to try something because its not all that costly, its petty or of insignificant amt
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by coolme

sounds lyk pantry.. today our pantry has very less snacks
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by anuragthegr8

Paltry-remember poultry, poultry is important coz it gives chicken(i like chicken),so paltry is unimportant. poultry - important paltry- unimportant
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by rajesh4u2u

read it as "partly" which means "partial" so adha-adhoora kam has no significance in your path success.....
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My pals trying to give back borrowed money but he can't cause he's poor.
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by ok_2pro

paltry same sound as party(political party),so nowadays political party are becoming insignificant to the peoples.
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by elango mech


Short Definition : criticize harshly

(noun) cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
Synonyms : cooking pan

(noun) (Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus
Synonyms : goat god

(noun) shallow container made of metal
(noun) chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
Synonyms : genus pan

(verb) make a sweeping movement
Example Sentence
  • The camera panned across the room

(verb) wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
Synonyms : pan off , pan out

(verb) express a totally negative opinion of
Synonyms : tear apart , trash
Example Sentence
  • The critics panned the performance

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pan

the way people eat "pan"(hindi) and spit everywhere deserves harsh criticism..
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by nehaMD

think of the paan(hindi)..anyone who eats PAN excessively is subject to HARSH CRITICISM.
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by imajeeth

PAN means the opposite of PANEGYRIC(praise)
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by dshefman

The performance of the band was so bad, we threw the PAN at them, even the kitchen sink!!
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by menon_ranjit

PAN's Labyrinth was so popular that no movie critic dared to PAN about it.
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by dshefman

PAN sounding similar to BAN.. Which is a way of critisizing harshly
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by jammy4u

Pan ,it is obvious that when you eat pan and spit in the road you will be harshly critized
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by santosh pokhrel


Short Definition : cure-all; remedy for all diseases

(noun) (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia
(noun) hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
Synonyms : catholicon , cure-all , nostrum

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for panacea

THIS WORD sound like pan of asia,which suggest remedy for all problems occuring in asia.
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by preetisoni2411

PAIN I'll SEE YA -> its a cure for all ailments so we can say "see ya" to pain and aches!!
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by deepster89

Panacea Biotec - A Pharma Company - is producing remedy for all diseases.
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by aniketr

panacea sounds like is a famous company which claims that they are the greatest.So panacea means like greatest of all. i mean something that cures everything
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by lazyboy

pan bana rasvala - aisa karey dhamal ;this pan will solve all issues
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by 937256

panacea= Pan(all) + ace = If player is behind in point and he will shoot all ace in tennis match it will cure all
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by rajpt_007

pan (all)....
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by nachi


Short Definition : flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache;

(noun) distinctive and stylish elegance
Synonyms : dash , elan , flair , style
Example Sentence
  • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer

(noun) a feathered plume on a helmet
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for panache

ir reminds of the movie FASHION.all de top models wer frm panache..therefore u cn relate it to stylish way of dressin
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by kvsharat

panache.. sounds like moustache... ppl grow differnts kinds of moustaches to appear stylish
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by sonamina

if u have seen the movie "FASHION"... priyanka chopra models for the company PANACHE,,, which shows pryinaka chopra is stylish , energetic, and famboyant
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by saurabhkumar87

people eat PAN to showoff, but they don't know that it will cause ACHE
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by gremadness

sounds like headache so they can do things with out head ache
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by chetan530

Problem+Cash. If you have cash.. you'll solve your problem without any difficulty.
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by shadip

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by Thisisnotme

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by garrulous

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by kalyandheeraj


Short Definition : widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people

(noun) an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world
(adj) epidemic over a wide geographical area
Example Sentence
  • a pandemic outbreak of malaria

(adj) existing everywhere
Example Sentence
  • pandemic fear of nuclear war

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pandemic

Just to remind you:
demos = people
epi = top
pan = all

So, epidemic means spread in a small area. Pandemic means spread in across countries etc., Further epidemic is any undesirable thing where pandemic is used only in
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by garrulous

sounds like "epidemic" which also means widespread
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by cp.jethani

pandemic,epidemic,endemic....say pandemic is whole world,epidemic whole country and endemic is for a city or particular in a community
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by sagardoshi63

the end "demic" also fits for epidemic.. and it is a synonym for pandemic..
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by muffisoni

Epidemic is confined to a small grp of people... epidemic diseases might to confined to a country... whereas pandemic is widespread...NOT confined.. like H1N1 virus
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by samyukta.g

PAN+epidemic—habit of eating PAN is WIDESPREAD
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by nikhilparasher

in a pan(frying) every liquid gets spread , so pandemic is sth wide spread, a widespread disease .
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by amit251285

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