This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : state of being parallel; similarity; analogy
(noun) similarity by virtue of corresponding
Short Definition : limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
(noun) a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves
(noun) any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance
(noun) (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
(noun) a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parameter
parameter means perimeter means its a limit for its shape.
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Short Definition : foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
(adj) having superior power and influence
the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paramount
paraMOUNT..(MOUNT EVEREST)..IS THE biggest mountain on the earth,so something SUPREME ,and BEYOND OUR REACH(LIKE MOUNT EVEREST) is paraMOUNT.
paramount movies is a hollywood movies production house and their movies are considered to the most supreme of all :) hence the meaning
Something that is as important (pyaara) as mountain (mount)
PARAMOUNT Airways which is SUPREME among all,BEYOND the reach of other companies, and Flies ABOVE
it can be remember like this.paramount-mount-amount-money.now everyone knows that money is most important then anything else.we r doing all this painstaking work for money.
paramount -my one friend gf reads in paramount boarding school and he place her in the topmost superity than any other thing
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Short Definition : illicit lover
(noun) a woman's lover
(noun) a woman who cohabits with an important man
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paramour
Paramour sounds like Paraya mard (in Hindi Language) - indicates some kind of illegal
para (Skt) means: other
amorous (Eng) means: desire
paramour is: (illicit) desire on others.
paramour sounds like PARA(parallel) aMOuR(love)... as in parallel love.. which connotes a secret or illicit love..
lame i accept :D
par(per ,.throughly) +amour..means illicit..throughly illicit in behavior and relation ..so a throghly illicit lover....
Also similar to enamour- to love. paramour- to love a paraya
Short Definition : psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
(noun) a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paranoia
para+NOIa; NOI in tamil means some disease,and para means beyond or forethought. hence this can be considered as "some disease of thinking urself a grandeur"
paranoia some what sounds like paranoid (people suffering from psychological disorder are considered as paranoid)
In greek Para = out , Noia = Mind so mental disorder, Psychosis
They are no actual.
PARANOIA = PARA + NOKIA(NOIA): Imagine NOKIA is paranoiac about iPhone.
para means out and nokia means an automobile which effects mind when overly usedso out of mind...
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Short Definition : equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
(noun) equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paraphernalia
You remember this word by peripheral,means extra equipments..
parap(her)(nalia) : here nalia in hindi means to take bath,so gals taking bath require a lot of extra stuff.
second part of the word sounds like furniture...which reminds us of equipment
paraphernalia= parapher (fera far = marriage kar)+ n (and) + alia (giving equipments)= the people giving lots of dowry / gifts and equipments for the marriage
(para+pherna+lia)imagine u r going for a theft(dhoom 2)u r asking ur partner did u take (PARAchute+PHERna ka(magnetic substance which rotates(pherna) and attracts guns+LIYA(did u take)
sound of "funnel" in between ....equipments