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Short Definition : defensive mound of earth

(noun) an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
Synonyms : bulwark , wall
Example Sentence
  • they stormed the ramparts of the city
  • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rampart

break this word like RAM(hindu god)+APART---Rampart was built to part Ram from Sita
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by userdce

RAM+PART....the part(area) which belonged to ram was always protected from ghosts etc
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by nileshdive

Rampart~Ram+Part(path) Ram(God) parted sea by a wall of earth and stones which is called RamSethu
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by puliyanuketto

rampart sounds like LAMPARD...and he is a great "defensive" mid fielder!
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by killedsteel

can you tell where RAM part of computer located? In the case where it is protected hence RAM part of computer is rampart
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by Tural

when you fart everyone run away from you so its a good defensive structure
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by lord_slayer

this word can be remembered as RAMPART..a social center in london..which protect the rights of people..simillary rampart is something protective and defensive.
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by preetisoni2411

a RAMP build in ARTISTIC way to act as a barrier.. syn:, barricade, bastion, breastwork, bulwark, defense, embankment, fortification, parapet, protection, security, vallum, wall
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by gatz_funky

genrally forts have a RAMP with pointy ART to DEFEND against intruders
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by joxeusindia

this can also be remembered as r+amper(sounds like empire....empire is ruled by a a emperor alwyas PROTECT OR DEFEND his state.
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by preetisoni2411

rampart sounds like bombard, so a rampart is made to sustain bombardment of stones, etc.
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by paw1


Short Definition : (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart

(adj) in deplorable condition
Example Sentence
  • a street of bedraggled tenements
  • a broken-down fence
  • a ramshackle old pier
  • a tumble-down shack

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ramshackle

Ram+Shakela;If Shakela falls on Ram, it gets destroyed and pieces will fell apart
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by 0m3gA

LORD RAM constructed bridge is now SHAKing i.e poorly constructed.
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by vijaykumarg

ramshackle is divided as ram+shackle where ram is heavy impact for destruction where as shackle is chained one so DESTRUCT THE CHAINED OR WELL CONSTRUCTED ONE.
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by daringdavin

bhagwan Ram ko jo shack(doubt) karega... uska mann tho unstable hi hoga. Ram ko shake karne wale ki situation.- Deplorable
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by kartextremes

RAMP+SHACKLE...we had to use shackle for the ramp because the ramp was ramshackle..
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by nileshdive

RAMSHACKLE-> Bhagwan Ram ne building ko shackles se baandh diya bcoz the building was "FALLING APART".
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by adi_agarwal

: ram ki shackal poor condition mein hai
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by nikhilparasher

you call your room as room shockly (ramshackle) because it is very old and shock while bus pass around home
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by Tural

hey ram tumhari shakal(face) bad condition
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Shackle sounds like shambles which means dirty. So, ramshackle is in a dirty condition or falling apart.
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by mohitdia

ramSHACKle, shacks are huts in beaches which are poorly built..
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by suhaskr

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by adi_agarwal

RAM is SHAKING the rickety wooden shop which is standing on four wooden, it's like falling apart
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by Thisisnotme


Short Definition : having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank

(adj) (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
Example Sentence
  • rancid butter
  • rancid bacon

(adj) smelling of fermentation or staleness
Synonyms : sour

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rancid

ran+acid(acid)...presence of acid(secreted by bacteria during the process of fermentation) in curd makes the curd bitter in taste and bad in smell
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by preetisoni2411

ran+cid..ran(rank)+cid(acid)...rank means bad smell..and a acid which smell bad
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by preetisoni2411

"ranc" sounds like "rank" which also means the same.
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by garrulous

rancid=ran+cid,cid is a police officeer as we know,he ran away because ,he is unable to bear the bad smell
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Rancid : Ran (Rain)+ Cid (Acid).. Acid rain always gives bad smell.
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by prashantsinghgj

ran away when i smelt that acid it was so bad...
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by vevin1986

Rancid ends with "cid" which could refer to Seed oil,now bad smell of seed oil
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by mayank2nsitmpae

RAIN+SEED..when rain falls on seed, it gets fermented and smells bad
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by nileshdive

Rotten+Acid...smells bad
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by Thisisnotme

ran(bhaago)+sid(sada hua)=> bhaago sadi hui badboo(odor) aa rahi hai
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by ady477


Short Definition : long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous

(noun) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
Synonyms : bitterness , gall , rancour , resentment

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rancor

RANCOR : RANKER ! Most of the students always hate the top RANKER of the class, as they always defeat them in the exams!
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by gatz_funky

r+ancor..(rhymes like ANGER..) you have developed ANGER OR HATRED FOR YOUR FRIEND.
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by preetisoni2411

look at the part ancor looks like anchor, so sajid khan as a anchor is not good.i had developed a hatred for him
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rancor sounds like Run Chor(thief). While playing cricket in childhood we would feel a sheer bitterness/hatred for the run chors
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by yokel

A RANCOR CAN ROAR in your family
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by roozbeh33

Sounds similar to Ranchod ke Rathor from film 'Jaane tu ya jaane na' Rancod ke rathor had deep bitter anger to gain their name ( 3 conditions)
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by bugmenot

Rancor sounds like Rancho from 3 Idiots also chatur had long lasting haterated
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by machpatel

rancor = The chor ( thief) + ran (run); The thief is runing with you money so bitter feeling.
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by shaktipada


Short Definition : without definite purpose, plan, or aim; haphazard; Ex. random shots; Ex. chosen at random

(adj) lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance
Example Sentence
  • a random choice
  • bombs fell at random
  • random movements


Short Definition : offensive in odor or flavor

(noun) a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
Example Sentence
  • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen

(noun) relative status
Example Sentence
  • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

(noun) the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
Synonyms : rank and file
Example Sentence
  • the strike was supported by the union rank and file
  • he rose from the ranks to become a colonel

(noun) position in a social hierarchy
Example Sentence
  • the British are more aware of social status than Americans are

(noun) the body of members of an organization or group
Synonyms : membership
Example Sentence
  • they polled their membership
  • they found dissension in their own ranks
  • he joined the ranks of the unemployed

(verb) take or have a position relative to others
Example Sentence
  • This painting ranks among the best in the Western World

(verb) assign a rank or rating to
Synonyms : grade , order , place , range , rate
Example Sentence
  • how would you rank these students?
  • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

(verb) take precedence or surpass others in rank
Synonyms : outrank

(adj) very fertile; producing profuse growth
Example Sentence
  • rank earth

(adj) very offensive in smell or taste
Example Sentence
  • a rank cigar

(adj) conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Synonyms : crying , egregious , flagrant , glaring , gross
Example Sentence
  • a crying shame
  • an egregious lie
  • flagrant violation of human rights
  • a glaring error
  • gross ineptitude
  • gross injustice
  • rank treachery

(adj) complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
Example Sentence
  • absolute freedom
  • an absolute dimwit
  • a downright lie
  • out-and-out mayhem
  • an out-and-out lie
  • a rank outsider
  • many right-down vices
  • got the job through sheer persistence
  • sheer stupidity

(adj) growing profusely
Example Sentence
  • rank jungle vegetation

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rank

rank-- when students RANk(ran) for a long time, coz of their sweat, a BAD SMELL was comming
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by nikhilparasher

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