This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : inconspicuous; not blatant
(adj) not obtrusive or undesirably noticeable
a quiet, unobtrusive life of self-denial
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unobtrusive
something obtruding/protruding will be noticeable, UN(not)OBSTRUSIVE( undesirably noticeable) is unnoticeable and not blatant
Unobtrusive and Attractive are opposite words. While unobtrusive means, not making oneself or itself noticed, attractive refers to something that pulls your attention towards itself.
unobtrusive - un obstruct attention or not attracting attention.
UNOBSTRUCIVE-un(Abstruse) abstruse is some obscure.. profound,, not clear ... which is its not Blatantly visible
Short Definition : having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
(adj) having no precedent; novel
an unprecedented expansion in population and industry
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unprecedented
UN(not)..PRECEDE(event occured in past)...so unprecedented means something which has never occured in past or it is novel
un (not) precede(proceed...so we generally proceed with math problems with an eg..its something like not proceed with previous example
un+preced+ent+ed -> Never went to ent before or known before.
Unprecedented and Repeated are rhyming words but they have opposite meanings. Unprecedented means something novel or unique, while repeated means something that happens again and again.
Short Definition : unattractive
(adj) creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unprepossessing
split it as un+possessing. something which you dont want to possess is unattractive.
unprepossesing ~ not worth possesing
Un+prepossessing.....If you do not use prepositions properly in your writing it will be unattractive.
un+proposing.... noone would ever propose to a girl who is unattractive/unpresentable.(No offence pls)
If you attract to anything,you will try to preposses it than someone else try before. If it is un(not)+prepossessing means you had not attracted to it.
Unprepossessing and Imposing have similar sounds. Unprepossessing (unattractive) is the opposite of Imposing (impressive).
unprepossessing - focus on 'pre'. If you do not possess some quality or the other before you meet somebody, you cant make good first impression
Short Definition : disentangle; solve
(verb) become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
can you unravel the mystery?
(verb) become undone
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unravel
UnREVEAL, so reveal a mystery.
unravel~ travel ; the archeologists who TRAVEL around the world to un-entangle/solve the mysteries of human evolution and socialization!
un gravel-> removing sad from small stones SOLVE by a sand filter.
Unravel (disentangle) and Muddle (to mix up) are rhyming words with opposite meanings.
Short Definition : making no attempt to change one's bad practices
(adj) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
(adj) not reformed morally or spiritually
unregenerate human nature
(adj) unrepentant and incapable of being reformed
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unregenerate
sorry if offends ~~ our body has a mechanism of regenerating semen whenever it leaves the body, some people will use this property to their advantage and not try n put a stop to their masturbating habit. hence they become unregene
Unregenerate and Desecrate are rhyming words which mean impiety, sacrilege.
un regenerate a person so making no attempt to change one from bad practices
Short Definition : not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love
(adj) not returned in kind
unrequited (unanswered) love
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unrequited
Requim for a dream movie ... like that obly .. un-answered or no action for the dream .. u can relate like this
UN(not)RE(return)QUITed........means NOT RETURNED after quiting the relationship
unrequited~uncommitted - an uncommitted person quits the relationship without giving back as much ...
where teacher is saying all students ,jiska file check howa they can quit from here bubt jina unrequited hai plz dont quit from here
unrequited-> not re quitting job, not reciprocating for his lover quited.
Unrequited and Unrewarded are similar in sound and they both mean, not returned.
unrequited->similar to unrequired which means not required..when you dont require feelings..they are not reciprocated