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rapture

Short Definition : great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous

Definition
(noun) a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
Synonyms : ecstasy , exaltation , raptus , transport
Example Sentence
  • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture

Definition
(noun) a state of elated bliss
Synonyms : ecstasy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rapture

i listen the rap music with great rapture.
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by nasri

How cruel rapist was who took PLEASURE out of this heinous crime.
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by userdce

please remove this e.g as the previous author has used dirty slang" Gand" which means ass and the meaning he is trying to say is f&** king someone in his ass.
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by nileshdive

raptor is a carnivorous dinosaur that came in the film jurassic park... to see a raptor gives you rapture????
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by shravanthi

rare

Short Definition : (of air) thin in density; rarefied; Ex. rare air of the mountains

Definition
(adj) not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness
Example Sentence
  • a rare word
  • rare books

Definition
(adj) recurring only at long intervals
Example Sentence
  • a rare appearance
  • total eclipses are rare events

Definition
(adj) not widely distributed
Example Sentence
  • rare herbs
  • rare patches of green in the desert

Definition
(adj) having low density
Synonyms : rarefied , rarified
Example Sentence
  • rare gasses
  • lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air

Definition
(adj) marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
Synonyms : uncommon
Example Sentence
  • what is so rare as a day in June
  • a rare skill
  • an uncommon sense of humor
  • she was kind to an uncommon degree

Definition
(adj) (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside
Example Sentence
  • rare roast beef

rarefied

Short Definition : made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction

Definition
(adj) having low density
Synonyms : rare , rarified
Example Sentence
  • rare gasses
  • lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air

Definition
(adj) of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
Example Sentence
  • an exalted ideal
  • argue in terms of high-flown ideals
  • a noble and lofty concept
  • a grand purpose

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rarefied

rare(,,very less)+fied(..like field which means environment), hence environment where GAS is VERY LESS DENSE..
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by kvsharat

rarefied is a past tense of rarefy. And, rarefy = rare+fy(to make), i.e. to make something rare, or less dense... :)
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by tune2amit

rarefied meaning is to make refine or pure so rarefied-ra+refined= rarefined
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by sandy1278

rarefy means to make thinner.. any mineral from ore becomes thinner(lesser) after removing the impurities
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by sekharcvs

rasp

Short Definition : (of a sound) grate on (eg. nerves); make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; rub with something rough; Ex. The cat's tongue rasped my hand.

Definition
(noun) uttering in an irritated tone
Synonyms : rasping

Definition
(noun) a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
Synonyms : wood file

Definition
(verb) scrape with a rasp
Definition
(verb) utter in a grating voice
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rasp

if you dont grasp, teacher will rasp
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by jay_gandhi

Raspberries have a very rough skin.
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by garrulous

rasp...A TOOL THAT is used for SHAPING wood..so during the time when we shape a wood it makes HARSH NOISE.
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by preetisoni2411

sergeant is rasping on NEW RECRUITS, those who were not able to grasp the discipline of Army
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by sukhraj

raspy

Short Definition : making a harsh noise; grating; harsh

Definition
(adj) unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
Synonyms : grating , gravelly , rasping , rough , scratchy
Example Sentence
  • a gravelly voice

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for raspy

Ras(In Hindi) means juice, Py(pii=Drink). So, when u drink cold juice it makes ur throat sore and makes ur voice harsh.
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by Assiduous

rap music sounds a bit raspy
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by prince garg23

in the movie RAAZ the voice of the devil is very raspy i.e,unpleasantly harsh
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by pramodkalvala

SAME AS ABOVE WORKING with rasp ,....nothing but making noise
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by preetisoni2411

raspy is like the sting of a wasp
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by backstreetrover

raspy=rashy
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by OCT18THGRE

raspy - rapsy - rap sound is grate..singers also need harsh voice..less sweetness/melodious
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by Thisisnotme

raspy -> raspi -> raw+whisky...your voice becomes raspy when you drink raw whisky ;)
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by Thisisnotme

ratify

Short Definition : approve formally; confirm; verify

Definition
(verb) approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
Synonyms : sign
Example Sentence
  • All parties ratified the peace treaty
  • Have you signed your contract yet?

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ratify

if you rectify the error in the report it might get ratified(approved) by the professor.
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by anshulnirvana

ratify =satisfy you are satisfied only when you approve to or with something.
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by pallavi_limat

RATIFY = giving a good RATIng to something, hence you APPROVe of it
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by harshsinha18

ratify=RATE IFY u rate something when u approve or conform it
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by OCT18THGRE

To reCTify something is to CorreCT it. To rAtify something is to Approve it, giving it an A-okay.
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by brotherwilliam

Rat+Fy: Rat,Five: a rat killer came to my home and he asked fy: five 5Rs/-, for each rat he catches, i had approved and accepted his proposal.
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by NarenSuri

Rate + ify >> means if u get ur work rated from a standard source.. ie. approved formally ur work..
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by RajeshBorkar

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