This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : defrock; strip a priest or minister of church authority
(verb) divest of the frock; of church officials
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unfrock
Priest put on frock. UN(gives negative connotation)+FROCK- so to put off frock. Here if priest put off his frock then the designation that he is holding, gets deprived from him.
Unfrock and strike off (the role) mean to be dismissed from the services.
un frock of the priest -> remove the priest from his authority and his frock.
Short Definition : (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
(adj) lacking grace in movement or posture
a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
(adj) difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
an awkward bundle to carry
a load of bunglesome paraphernalia
clumsy wooden shoes
the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ungainly
un(means NOT) + GAINly...a model who LACKS GRACE IN HER MOVEMENT OR IF SHE WALKS IN AN AWKWARD manner on the ramp, will NOT GAIN popularity.
un+ gain=> if u gain (increase) in weight then you cant(un) walk gracefully...
un - not, won't it be AWKWARD if you do NOT GAIN from something?
Gait is a manner of walk....UNGAINLY is to walk clumsily
un gain energy to walk so walking clumsy or awkward
Ungainly and rickety... someone who is unstable on their feet, clumsy.
Short Definition : ointment
(noun) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unguent
Ungent if rephrased as urgent can be used as, say, 'There is an urgent need for the ointment (ungent).
ung(body in hindi)+bent(injury) = unguent--> so u need ointment
its easy. ointment is a cermony that marks a kid becoming a man. a kid or an UN-GENT. get it?
synonyms:.... analgesic, application, balsam, cerate, compound, cream, demulcent, dressing, embrocation, emollient, formula, lotion, medicine, ointment, potion, poultice, preparation, prescription, salve, soother, soothing agent, unction, unguent
p+Ungent..ointments have pungent smell
Unguent can be broken as Un+gue...Now in hindi joo is a leech in the hair which causes irritation and itching...So joo can be removed by using an ointment..
unguent can be spelt as urgent which means fast.now when a surface is slick or oily any object slides on it with speed.therefore,
unguent = urgent = speedy = oily = ointment
in hindi "anjan" means a medicine. so u can remember unguent means anjan/ointment
anju(unju) ent doctor told to apply ointment in broken tooth.
Short Definition : sameness; monotony; ADJ. uniform: the same all over
(noun) a condition in which everything is regular and unvarying
(noun) the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for uniformity
Uniformity and superficiality have the same sounds and they mean, something that does not change, is monotonous.
Short Definition : one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration
(adj) involving only one part or side
a unilateral decision
(adj) tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unilateral
Unilateral and Bilateral have the same sounds but they are opposite in meaning. Unilateral means to involve one part while bilateral is the involvement of two parties.
lateral means side.
Short Definition : that cannot be impeached; beyond doubt or question; blameless and exemplary
(adj) beyond doubt or reproach
(adj) free of guilt; not subject to blame
has lived a blameless life
of irreproachable character
an unimpeachable reputation
(adj) completely acceptable; not open to exception or reproach
two unexceptionable witnesses
a judge's ethics should be unexceptionable
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unimpeachable
un+im+peach+able. peach sounds like "bleach" which means to whiten or to increase glow. so impeach means to decrease glow or accuse. so unimpeach means peach which is whiten or increasing glow or not accusing. having no doubts.
: impeach means to doubt or question, unimpeachable means that cannot be doubted
to PREACH is to BLAME some one or lecture them. so "unimPEACHable" is the antonym.
UNIM(not)+SPEAKABLE....when you cannot speak about a thing, its beyond question
IF u eat peach there will be stain on ur shirt so question raised.Thus unimpeachable means no question raised i.e blameless
Un+I+M+PEEachable, I haven't pee over there ao I am blameless
Unimpeachable and infallible sound the same and they both mean, incapable of being wrong, blameless.
UMPIREs are unimpechable