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paraphrase

Short Definition : restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words

Definition
(noun) rewording for the purpose of clarification
Synonyms : paraphrasis

Definition
(verb) express the same message in different words
Synonyms : rephrase , reword

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paraphrase

Para+phrase. (convert paragraph to a phrase..ie translation)
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by Rahul.itsource

its like paragraph written using our own phrases
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by Insane

PARAI+PHRASE- to put something PARARI(belonging to others) in ur words/PHRASE. PHRASE PARAI things
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by userdce

parasite

Short Definition : animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside

Definition
(noun) an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
Definition
(noun) a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
Synonyms : leech , sponge , sponger

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parasite

para (Skt) means other. Site means place to build home.
Parasite means: insect living on other person's body.
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by garrulous

parched

Short Definition : extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)

Definition
(adj) dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
Synonyms : adust , baked , scorched , sunbaked
Example Sentence
  • a vast desert all adust
  • land lying baked in the heat
  • parched soil
  • the earth was scorched and bare
  • sunbaked salt flats

Definition
(adj) toasted or roasted slightly
Example Sentence
  • parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parched

if you parked the car in open, then due to sunlight and greenhouse effect it will become hot or dry
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by anshulnirvana

parched = P (police) after + marched (parade)= they become dry and thirsty
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by rajpt_007

parked the car because of thirsty .so u need to drink cool drink
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by maheshv

In March (and April) the summer is at its peak in places like delhi,nagpur,mumbai ... the climate becomes extremely dry and hence you are extremely thirsty
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by khushi5

Parched!! ..Pls try the word preched instead for remembering. Think about the story of thirsty crow perched on a tree which put stones so that it can drink water from pot.
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by puliyanuketto

if you are left in a car PARKED in sunlight ..then after sometime you will become THIRSTY...
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by lebshah

if u march[walk] in march you will be thirsty[parched]
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by elixir

after marching in parade or pocession you feel dry and thirsty
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by aman454

I "marched" in the parade thats y m feeling thirsty
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by aditibehl

Yeo(GEO)man = earth man means FARMER.....!!!!
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by vinaykjay

parchment

Short Definition : writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat

Definition
(noun) a superior paper resembling sheepskin
Definition
(noun) skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
Synonyms : lambskin , sheepskin

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parchment

parch => dry (something dried) ment => an advantage
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by garrulous

In olden days marching Sheeps and Goats were killed to make INK out of them
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by Phanik12312

parch rhymes with march and it is meant for writing.parchment is maent for writing words on them that ia paper prepared from sheep or goat
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by isabella swan

pare

Short Definition : cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses

Definition
(verb) decrease gradually or bit by bit
Synonyms : pare down

Definition
(verb) cut small bits or pare shavings from
Synonyms : whittle
Example Sentence
  • whittle a piece of wood

Definition
(verb) strip the skin off
Synonyms : peel , skin
Example Sentence
  • pare apples

Definition
(verb) remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
Synonyms : trim
Example Sentence
  • pare one's fingernails
  • trim the photograph
  • trim lumber

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pare

for pare,we can remember spare,"we generally say spare a little bit for us also". Pare can be referred to a bit.
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by anudeep meka

You PARE your food when you eat SPARINGLY.
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by dshefman

sounds like PAIR...pair means two..so when you become two i.e when you get a girl friend, your money from the wallet gets PARED day by day....
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by nileshdive

pare rhymes with tear
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by namratha25

i wont spare u wait iam cmg to pare ur skin.idiot
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by isabella swan

pariah

Short Definition : social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah

Definition
(noun) a person who is rejected (from society or home)
Synonyms : castaway , ishmael , outcast

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pariah

consider it as paraya.. which in Hindi means stranger.. hence it could be an outcast..
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by muffisoni

paria(fairy) are different from us and cannot be taken into our society, outcast
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by logic87

Pariah: Pari->Sari. If Someone discomfits a woman anyway by pulling her sari, he will definitely be SOCIAL OUTCAST. (Any way pls don't mind)
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by prosun

Pariah was an outcast in the choir because her voice didn't sound like Mariah's.
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by DeathByGRE

pariah :: Pare Ho : As is said in local hindi language pare ho (go away), so a Pariah is someone who is rejected from society and is ordered to stay away
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