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abase

Short Definition : lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect

Definition
(verb) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
Example Sentence
  • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abase

abase-abe(a slang used to degrade acvv person)+shhh(se)usually an attempt to degrade a person's opinion..ovral goes to humiliate a person....

Abase > to bring someone down back to A BASE level.

a= no, negative, less & base = base, position, grade.. combinedly lessen the position/grade

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A baseball player tripped over A BASE marker thus humiliating himself.

abase = a + base; without a base; Imagine you shifted to a new house whose base is not very strong (without base) and hence it may fall down anytime and can abase you in front of your neighbours.

abase=BASEti karna(beizzzati)

abase.....means without base n one will b fall down without base nd become lower hence lower in rank

bring to the base the lowest level

Abash- bash can be drub, which is humiliating

one addressing u as 'abe' 'sale' in vidharbha......which means he is degrading u.....

Abase Abash Same Stash of Embarrassing (or Humiliating) Trash

A BASEment is always in the LOWer part of the house.

abash is ab bas matlab dimaag kharab ho gaya feeling embarrased

Nubile:adj.marriageble Newly(recently)able to be married.

abode, b and d are symmetric, so abode = home and adobe = my company where I work.

Teachers,sometimes ask their student to sit at base(degrade them) when they have not complete their homework.

Abasing someone in front of others is not a good practice.

a+bide, bide sounds like bind, a thing that makes you to bind yourself

lower yourself to the base.

No offense.... SAy someone who is very fat as a big TIRE(tyre)---- ridicule

ABASE can be termed as (ABE-YASH)suppose that in reality show gobinda called YASHRAJ ABE YASH means he abases him.

Juniors are often abased by their seniors.

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abash

Short Definition : embarrass

Definition
(verb) cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
Synonyms : embarrass
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abash

A=ALWAYS B=BRINGS a S=SHAME

Ab for abraham (john abraham)and ash for aishwarya roy .when they come close,abhishek get abashed

What happens when u get a bash? (bashing)....u get embarrassed.

link it to bashful.

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if we tell a lady...u r A-BHAINS(buffalo IN HINDI) INFRONT OF EVERYONE,SHE WILL B EMBARASSED.

sounds like ab-ash (Abhishek-Aishwarya, Bollywood Actor-Actress) married and abashed Salman(Bollywood Actor)

AB+ASH....AB=now(in hindi)ASH=short form of ASHAMED...now combine these two we get the meaning i.e,feeling ashamed at that time or situation

When the group was making fun of Amy, she ABASHed by covering her face with her hands and hiding herself behind A BUSH in Busch Gardens in Virginia.

I gave badshah - A Bash in public, thus humiliating him...

abash : a boss who always embarasses u or u are emabarresed b4 boss

abase: A bhais{base} which means buffalo and it implies humiliation

Abash='A'+ basha.Basha means language.so when people scold u using A language u feel embarrassed.

abash =ab + ash = abishek+aishwarya rai.. abishek bachan is always embarrassed becos of aish rai's beauty

ab stands for Abhishek + ash stands for Aishwarya when Abhishek married to Aish Salman gets embarrased

Bash stuns enemy in games. A BASH makes them uncomfortable.

Aba=Elder person, Abha Sh= Shame Abha felt shameful

Abase Abash Same Stash of Humiliating or Embarrassing Trash

When you are abash, it makes you dash (because you are embarrassed)

Bash is Bamboo in Bangla. A Bash ie A bamboo makes him abashed

abate

Short Definition : To reduce in amount;Put an end to; subside or moderate

Definition
(verb) make less active or intense
Synonyms : slack slake
Definition
(verb) become less in amount or intensity
Example Sentence
  • The storm abated
  • The rain let up after a few hours
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abate

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rebate means discount... i.e reducing the price.. abate and rebate are rhyming words

(Tag : ) abate which is rhyming with debate.Debate means raising(actually in discussion imagine that in every thing) just opposite to debate consider abate that is reduction in nature

ab ate mat karo abate your weight

A BAIT is given to rats at home finally rats get reduced. So u can directly give ABATE to rat to reduce its population i.e; ABATE is reducing

'abate' sounds like the hindi bait" means "come sit". Imagine a tired old man visiting you and you offer a chair and say 'aa bait' it will lessen relieve your tiredness.

ABATE=AB+ATE... here "ATE" is the past tense of "eat". So when we eat, the quantity tends to reduce or lessen... the same applies here..

Focus on ‘ate’ part of abate. (eat, ate, eaten). When you eat anything, you reduce it's quantity.

abate= a + bate which almost sounds aa bete in hindi, imagine father sayings his son come(aa) son(bete),come join my business to subside me and reduce my load.

bate(if some body beats u,ur self respect for him gets diminished)...hence abate counts for getng diminishd by sum means...

a+baith: aa baith yani aaja baith ja matlab down ho ja ya reduce ho ja

ABATE RHYMES WITH "WAIT". means waiting to get sumthng subsided

A =always ;BATE = masturbate ;so when you always masturbate ,energy and sperm will be less in amount,degree or intensity

ABATE=AB+ATE.. "ATE" is the past tense of "EAT".. so When we eat, the quantity tends to reduce or lessen.. SO ABATE stands for lessen or reduce or diminsh or slacken

Sachin's BAT has no intention of aBATing the agony of his opponent bowlers.

In Hindi sit down means (baith) + ab = ab baith i.e. abate

ab+ate— ab( away) from ate, if you will be AWAY from ATE(food) you will REDUCE

In an ABATTOIR, butchers ABATE or end the lives of animals.

ABATE= AB + ATE. You got your current six-packs ABdomen because you ATE so little and reduce your fat-intake.

abATE is the opposite of escalATE

AB+ ATE = abishek ate Aishariya lessen her beauty.

abbreviate

Short Definition : shorten

Definition
(verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Example Sentence
  • The manuscript must be shortened
Definition
(verb) shorten
Example Sentence
  • Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'
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abbreviate consists of brevity(means brief)..so the meaning would be 'to make brief'

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Abbreviate & Elaborate are pronounced similarly but meant inversely... Understood?

Abbreviation = short form of anything so abbreviate means to shorten

abbreviate has root brev (brief) in it; brev (brief) means in short. hence meaning of abbreviate is to shorten something

abdicate

Short Definition : renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)

Definition
(verb) give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
Synonyms : renounce
Example Sentence
  • The King abdicated when he married a divorcee
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abdicate

ab+dicate dicate sounds like dictator. Dictator is an authoritarian ruler who has lot of power. To remember better,ab normal is opposite to normal.So,abdicate is opposite to dictator (ie)losing power.

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ab(अब ) di (दी ) CAT which means in Hindi "now given up the cat", imagine you have a powerful cat and you given her to some one.

ab (root ab means away as in abandon) + dic (dictatorship) + ate (to eat and hence reduce) : means to give away (or reduce) dictatorship and hence to give-up power.

"Ab nai dictate" means now u hav to giv up.

ab-di-ca-de

Lord Ram abdicated his kingdom for Bharath

dominique strauss khan abdicated the position of IMF head due to the rape charges

ab means away di for two ,and cate for cats .two cats on chair one force other cat to leave position so other leaves position i.e.abdicate

Rabdidevi in bihar wanted 2 become abdidevi by abdicating her throne to her husband Lalu.

abdicate's 1st part abdi=kabaddi(rhyme)(in hindi).when player cant stop breathing he "GIVES UP(RENOUNCE)" and he gets out..

abdicate contains 'decay' or reduction or give up

ab+di+cate=giveup(In hindi:ab de di cate(winslet) jo mere kabze me thi

Search google for an image which reads: Delegate do not Abdicate )

"a grim-featured man" (adj.) made a feature or highlight; given prominence "a featured actor", "a featured item at the sale"

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aberrant

Short Definition : abnormal or deviant

Definition
(noun) one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group Definition
(adj) markedly different from an accepted norm
Synonyms : deviant deviate
Example Sentence
  • aberrant behavior
  • deviant ideas
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(Tag: Global) ab (away) + err (error) + ant : focus on ERR and ANT. Ants normally move together in a queue. imagine all these ants moving randomly like a group of honey bees. That would be abnormal behaviour.

(beer+ant)...ant drank beer and walking abnormal..

ab (away) + err (error) + ant : focus on ERR and ANT, usually an ant follows a path ... so moving away from (root ab means away from) that path means, error in regular path and hence deviating from normal path...or behaviour

aberrant behaviour of owner abb agar rent nahi diya

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ab error aa gayi..hence it is no more normal...hence abnormal

Ab-Abishek bachan, Ran-ran at the back of,Ant- Aunty. total is "abishek inspite of having Ash he was running at the back of auntys. it means he is mentally ABNORMAL"

UBER ANT is an abnormally large ant. (Uber comes from German for super but is used in gaming slang in English)

a bear ant ie,a ant who is drunk will deviate from the normal path

aberr + Ant other than normal ant THErfore abnormal ant: hence ABNORMAL

AB means away.berrant is rhyming with diffrent so its give the meaning of abnormalor deviant

aberrant = DEVIANT(DEVI + ANT) devi in Hindi means Goddess,so Goddess ant would be different from rest of the ants which will not follow general norms of the ants.

break the word ABE+RRANT(i) abe rantii...!

the speech given by P.M. was aberrant.

The Abnormal aberrant, made a Flagrant foul

the term ERR is inside here, how can it be normal then?

aberration

Short Definition : deviation from the normal; mental disorder

Definition
(noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm Definition
(noun) a disorder in one's mental state Definition
(noun) an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for aberration

sounds like abortion which is not normal delivery

A person who drinks beer acts differently from normal guy.. which is deviating for normal.

ab+err+ation.. in this if we concentrate on err.. which relates to error.. which is deviation from normal..

ab+eye+irritation=aberration if the pic is not of good quality due to lens problems its eye-irritating

sounds like ab + operation due to the mentally disorder doctors want to do immediate operation of the patient

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abe beer kabhi ration ki dukan pe nahi mil sakti...which is a kind of deviation..

ABERRATION=VARIATION......

Aberration = A + Beer + Reaction, so when a person drinks beer the reaction would be not normal

abrretion means irregularity and its similar word is 'anomalous' and anomalous behaviour of water is studied is schools which we do remember

abet

Short Definition : assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage

Definition
(verb) assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
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"a"+"bet" Normally in teenage,college students "bet" to their friends that i will make a girl to fall in luv with me n even his fnds supports n encourages him.

to differentiate abet from abate=subside/moderate, we can pronounce it as abeat...so, my mom beat me when I assisted my brother in stealing chocolates...this can give an idea that abbeat=abet is related to something doing wrong.

'a bet' relate it to the betting in cricket. Betting encourages the players to invove in match fixing. Md. azharruddin was assisted by a bet-ter.

a+bet ; a bet generally assists you to do something wrong

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ABET always encourages you to do A BAD thing.

Lalu was asked by his teacher(PD) to pronunce 'A BAT'while teaching cricket in his KG class. Lalu in his bihari style could only say -'A BET'.

in colleges " abettment of ragging " notices are put up, which suggest that anyone helping in ragging may be punished. so one may kepp in mind that abet means to assist, help

He abetted him in stealing sachin's bat.

He abetted him in stealing sachin's bat.

He abetted him in stealing sachin's bat

a+bet >>> a bet generally assists you to do something wrong.. and after tht u get beaten up by ur parents or police...

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