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rankle

Short Definition : irritate; fester; annoy

Definition
(verb) gnaw into; make resentful or angry
Synonyms : eat into , fret , grate
Example Sentence
  • The injustice rankled her
  • his resentment festered

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rankle

R+ANKLE...focus..on ankle..an ankle..is a JOINT between..foot and leg...and PAIN IN your ankle could be very annoying and irritating for you. Also Rankle= Red+Ankle which means when ur ankle turns red it pains a lot
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by preetisoni2411

Rankle -- Rude angry uncle
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by mayank2nsitmpae

for ladies wrinkle on face is annoying
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by saravpreet.302

The rank cigar of my colleague rankled me.
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by garrulous

rough ankle would constantly annoy you
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by friendofafriend

rankle=r+ankle=r+anger
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by pallavi_limat

R+ankle means r shaped ankle....you are annoyed because your ankle is R shaped....
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by nileshdive

rank (noisome) smell always irritates you...
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by chetanbpl

addition for previous one..if ladies have wrinkle on their face, they get annoyed and annoy others too...fester and irritate others...synonyms..
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by Thisisnotme

 Wrinkle ----> wrinkles are painful for girls.
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by divine_sword

ransack

Short Definition : search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.

Definition
(verb) steal goods; take as spoils
Synonyms : despoil , foray , loot , pillage , plunder , reave , rifle , strip
Example Sentence
  • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

Definition
(verb) search thoroughly
Synonyms : comb
Example Sentence
  • They combed the area for the missing child

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ransack

this sounds like run seek...RUN+SEEK...so you must run to seek a house for your self.....you must search throughly about a house.
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by preetisoni2411

I ran through the sack (searched throughly) stil I didn't get my pen
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by ksameer_coep

RUN+SACK...If you lose something and try to search thoroughly, you run your eyes through sack and try to find it out....
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by nileshdive

ranSACK so fill the sack with what ever you SEEK
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by daringdavin

run and SEEK the thing to pilfer
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by friendofafriend

rant

Short Definition : speak violently or excitedly; rave; talk excitedly showing anger; scold; make a grandiloquent speech; Ex. The priest ranted about the devil.

Definition
(noun) a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
Synonyms : harangue , ranting

Definition
(noun) pompous or pretentious talk or writing
Synonyms : blah , bombast , claptrap , fustian

Definition
(verb) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
Synonyms : jabber , mouth off , rabbit on , rave , spout

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rant

Rent maangate waqt makaan maalik hamesha RANT mein hi rehta hai ...
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by meetrahulkhandelwal

r-"Ant". When an ant bites, you rant.
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by garrulous

rant=dant(scold in hindhi)
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by sagardoshi63

Rant=>Grant. When you get a Grant,you have a grate rant!
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by Liliya

u RAN and had a Tea for pompous bobastic speech
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by crazylooks

RANT = Rude chANT
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by backstreetrover

Rapid+Chant
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by Thisisnotme

rant sounds like rent,so when the owner of a house came to collect the house rent,he will ask loudly and even scold us noisily with anger.
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by elango mech

rapacious

Short Definition : voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds

Definition
(adj) living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
Example Sentence
  • a predatory bird
  • the rapacious wolf
  • raptorial birds
  • ravening wolves
  • a vulturine taste for offal

Definition
(adj) excessively greedy and grasping
Synonyms : ravening , voracious
Example Sentence
  • a rapacious divorcee on the prowl
  • ravening creditors
  • paying taxes to voracious governments

Definition
(adj) devouring or craving food in great quantities
Example Sentence
  • edacious vultures
  • a rapacious appetite
  • ravenous as wolves
  • voracious sharks

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rapacious

'Rapacious' means who likes to 'Rape' that means very greedy on woman body! & also take forcefully
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by rizvi

rapa+cious....FOCUS ON FIRST PART..rapid.....and we eat very rapidly when are hungry and want to consume lot of food......simillarly you talk RAPIDLY..when you want to say many things at once..talkative.person does this...
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by preetisoni2411

read rapacious as rupeecious so a person who is greedy must have rupees on his mind.
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by imfrmheaven

Rapacious!Sounds like someone who wants to rape voisciusly
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by tapobratabag

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by sagarsmailhouse

rapport

Short Definition : close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony

Definition
(noun) a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
Synonyms : resonance

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rapport

rapport- its like airport, at airport you leave close-ones thus, EMOTIONAL CLOSENESS, HARMONY,friendly feeling there.
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by Administrator

Really+Support=Rapport
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by atiya

imagine brain x-ray reports of close relative with brain cancer.
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by swathi056

to rap(music) and port with somebody u ve to be emotional closeness towards him....
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by rahulkhadse

rapt

Short Definition : engrossed; absorbed; enchanted; Ex. rapt listener

Definition
(adj) feeling great rapture or delight
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rapt

I read rape news with rapt attention.
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by bhardwajrk

Everyone will be a "rapt listener" if you make "apt comments".
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by garrulous

u need to be rapt in order to understand rap songs
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by mayur.rambhia

when we listen Rap songs we feel delighted from inside and rapturous...
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by RajeshBorkar

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