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unfrock

Short Definition : defrock; strip a priest or minister of church authority

Definition
(verb) divest of the frock; of church officials
Synonyms : defrock

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.
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by userdce

Unfrock and strike off (the role) mean to be dismissed from the services.
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by pushpa_edit

un frock of the priest -> remove the priest from his authority and his frock.
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by sansecretcp

ungainly

Short Definition : (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument

Definition
(adj) lacking grace in movement or posture
Synonyms : clumsy , clunky , gawky , unwieldy
Example Sentence
  • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
  • clumsy fingers
  • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
  • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair

Definition
(adj) difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
Synonyms : awkward , bunglesome , clumsy
Example Sentence
  • 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.
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by preetisoni2411

un+ gain=> if u gain (increase) in weight then you cant(un) walk gracefully...
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by monicathaneer

un - not, won't it be AWKWARD if you do NOT GAIN from something?
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by rishib1988

Gait is a manner of walk....UNGAINLY is to walk clumsily
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by sandeshgum

un gain energy to walk so walking clumsy or awkward
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by sansecretcp

Ungainly and rickety... someone who is unstable on their feet, clumsy.
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by pushpa_edit

unguent

Short Definition : ointment

Definition
(noun) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Synonyms : balm , ointment , salve , unction

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unguent

Ungent if rephrased as urgent can be used as, say, 'There is an urgent need for the ointment (ungent).
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by pushpa_edit

ung(body in hindi)+bent(injury) = unguent--> so u need ointment
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by SAARANSH

its easy. ointment is a cermony that marks a kid becoming a man. a kid or an UN-GENT. get it?
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by friendofafriend

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
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by verbal800

p+Ungent..ointments have pungent smell
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by akanksha.sahu

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..
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by mohitdia

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
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by krish007

in hindi "anjan" means a medicine. so u can remember unguent means anjan/ointment
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by spacker

anju(unju) ent doctor told to apply ointment in broken tooth.
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by sansecretcp

uniformity

Short Definition : sameness; monotony; ADJ. uniform: the same all over

Definition
(noun) a condition in which everything is regular and unvarying
Definition
(noun) the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)
Synonyms : uniformness

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for uniformity

Uniformity and superficiality have the same sounds and they mean, something that does not change, is monotonous.
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by pushpa_edit

unilateral

Short Definition : one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration

Definition
(adj) involving only one part or side
Synonyms : one-sided
Example Sentence
  • unilateral paralysis
  • a unilateral decision

Definition
(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.
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by pushpa_edit

lateral means side.
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by friendofafriend

unimpeachable

Short Definition : that cannot be impeached; beyond doubt or question; blameless and exemplary

Definition
(adj) beyond doubt or reproach
Example Sentence
  • an unimpeachable source

Definition
(adj) free of guilt; not subject to blame
Example Sentence
  • has lived a blameless life
  • of irreproachable character
  • an unimpeachable reputation

Definition
(adj) completely acceptable; not open to exception or reproach
Synonyms : unexceptionable
Example Sentence
  • 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.
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by cp.jethani

: impeach means to doubt or question, unimpeachable means that cannot be doubted
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by nikhilparasher

to PREACH is to BLAME some one or lecture them. so "unimPEACHable" is the antonym.
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by jahnavi89

UNIM(not)+SPEAKABLE....when you cannot speak about a thing, its beyond question
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by nileshdive

IF u eat peach there will be stain on ur shirt so question raised.Thus unimpeachable means no question raised i.e blameless
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by tapobratabag

Un+I+M+PEEachable, I haven't pee over there ao I am blameless
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by animator

Unimpeachable and infallible sound the same and they both mean, incapable of being wrong, blameless.
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by pushpa_edit

UMPIREs are unimpechable
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by userdce

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