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undermine

Short Definition : weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath

Definition
(verb) destroy property or hinder normal operations
Example Sentence
  • The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war

Definition
(verb) hollow out as if making a cave or opening
Synonyms : cave
Example Sentence
  • The river was caving the banks

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for undermine

UNDERMINE ....Minining under the earth would GRADUALLY WEAKEN strength of soil and rock
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by sunilgandham

undermine = under + mind(e). am loosin confidence or will (mind). so when am loosing confidence i ll work UNDER MY capacity. so undermine = gradually reducing
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by arulmozhi

we say to somebody "you are UNDER MY (mine) control" infact we are weakening him...!!!
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by sravan1411

undermine+inside mine..the people going inside the mines become weaker as they have to travel long inside the earth
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by amarendar

Undermine and mine... in both words, you are refering to ... caving in or making a hollow.
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by pushpa_edit

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by balaji_pb3

underscore

Short Definition : underline; emphasize

Definition
(noun) a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
Synonyms : underline

Definition
(verb) give extra weight to (a communication)
Synonyms : emphasise , emphasize , underline
Example Sentence
  • Her gesture emphasized her words

Definition
(verb) draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to
Synonyms : underline

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for underscore

underscore means the special character '_' which we use to EMPHASIZE special words.
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by peachsun.v

my teacher use to say....UNDERline the important terms in your answer(since it indicates the EMPHASIS of ur answer ) if u wanna SCORE better marks in the final xam.......:)
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by verbal800

Low score underscores the need of more effort for more score.
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by nupur10000

understate

Short Definition : state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate

Definition
(verb) represent as less significant or important
Synonyms : downplay , minimise , minimize

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for understate

under(below(less)) + state(significant)= less significant or
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by rkavvy29

Understate and seperate... Some of the points in the meeting had been UNDERSTATED, as though, they did not belong, and were SEPERATE (different) from the main issue.
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by pushpa_edit

undertaker

Short Definition : funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials

Definition
(noun) one whose business is the management of funerals
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for undertaker

the undertaker is the one who takes you buried under the ground.
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by it's_me

Undertaker... The Undertaker and Pallbearer (one who carries the coffin) together created history in the WWF (World Wrestling Federation, now WWE) fight arena.
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by pushpa_edit

undertaker
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unearth

Short Definition : dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal

Definition
(verb) bring to light
Example Sentence
  • The CIA unearthed a plot to kill the President

Definition
(verb) recover through digging
Synonyms : excavate
Example Sentence
  • Schliemann excavated Troy
  • excavate gold

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unearth

un(not)+earth the minerals which are not present in surface of earth is find BY DIGGING
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by sanlee

unearth- under earth - for learning what is under earth researcher dig up
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by Tural

Unearth... The Archeologists UNEARTHED articles WORTH a million from the excavation site.
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by pushpa_edit

unearthly

Short Definition : not earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly

Definition
(adj) concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul
Synonyms : spiritual
Example Sentence
  • a spiritual approach to life
  • spiritual fulfillment
  • spiritual values
  • unearthly love

Definition
(adj) suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
Synonyms : eldritch , uncanny , weird
Example Sentence
  • an eldritch screech
  • the three weird sisters
  • stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures
  • an unearthly light
  • he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unearthly

unearthly - un+earthly, something that is not on earth is supernatural...
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by the suspect

Unearthly has opposing meanings. It can refer to divinity, as well as to the ghostly.
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by pushpa_edit

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