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

(verb) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
Synonyms : chagrin , humble , humiliate , mortify
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....
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by vaibhavagar

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

a= no, negative, less & base = base, position, grade.. combinedly lessen the position/grade
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by reza092

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

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.
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by puneetrstg

abase=BASEti karna(beizzzati)
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by prashant singla

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

bring to the base the lowest level
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by ripplemehta

Abash- bash can be drub, which is humiliating
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by sahana

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

Abase Abash Same Stash of Embarrassing (or Humiliating) Trash
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by otimuz

A BASEment is always in the LOWer part of the house.
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by MnemonicGeek96

abash is ab bas matlab dimaag kharab ho gaya feeling embarrased
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by kapil.ascetic

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

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

Teachers,sometimes ask their student to sit at base(degrade them) when they have not complete their homework.
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by rinku562

Abasing someone in front of others is not a good practice.
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by rinku562

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

lower yourself to the base.
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by mylist

No offense.... SAy someone who is very fat as a big TIRE(tyre)---- ridicule
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by mohan11988

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

Juniors are often abased by their seniors.
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by rinku562

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by Megha Tanwar


Short Definition : embarrass

(verb) cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
Synonyms : embarrass

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abash

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by 100_percentiler

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

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

link it to bashful.
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by tivoli25

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by ankita.hinaa

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

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

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.
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by zedone

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

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

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

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

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

ab stands for Abhishek + ash stands for Aishwarya when Abhishek married to Aish Salman gets embarrased
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by mayanknarula57

Bash stuns enemy in games. A BASH makes them uncomfortable.
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by ok_2pro

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

Abase Abash Same Stash of Humiliating or Embarrassing Trash
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by otimuz

When you are abash, it makes you dash (because you are embarrassed)
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by sgene9

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


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

(verb) make less active or intense
Synonyms : slack , slake

(verb) become less in amount or intensity
Synonyms : die away , let up , slack , slack off
Example Sentence
  • The storm abated
  • The rain let up after a few hours

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abate

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

(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
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by divvu

ab ate mat karo abate your weight
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by rahul2

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
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by Phoenix

'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.
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by rajeevy

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..
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by Doodler

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

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.
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by everlasting.puneet

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

a+baith: aa baith yani aaja baith ja matlab down ho ja ya reduce ho ja
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by deepak0151

ABATE RHYMES WITH "WAIT". means waiting to get sumthng subsided
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by vishal41

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

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
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by Doodler

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

In Hindi sit down means (baith) + ab = ab baith i.e. abate
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by Shipra24

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

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

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

abATE is the opposite of escalATE
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by Afghan

AB+ ATE = abishek ate Aishariya lessen her beauty.
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by shaktipada


Short Definition : shorten

(verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Synonyms : abridge , contract , cut , foreshorten , reduce , shorten
Example Sentence
  • The manuscript must be shortened

(verb) shorten
Example Sentence
  • Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abbreviate

abbreviate consists of brevity(means brief) the meaning would be 'to make brief'
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by Insane

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

Abbreviation = short form of anything so abbreviate means to shorten
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by clickme_sandip

abbreviate has root brev (brief) in it; brev (brief) means in short. hence meaning of abbreviate is to shorten something
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by editor1


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

(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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by anithasrij

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.
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by everlasting.puneet

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.
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by gre_guru

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

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by priyavanjeri

Lord Ram abdicated his kingdom for Bharath
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by bharath8421

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

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
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by gbspaithan

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

abdicate's 1st part abdi=kabaddi(rhyme)(in hindi).when player cant stop breathing he "GIVES UP(RENOUNCE)" and he gets out..
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abdicate contains 'decay' or reduction or give up
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by inert

ab+di+cate=giveup(In hindi:ab de di cate(winslet) jo mere kabze me thi
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by pranaymax126

Search google for an image which reads: Delegate do not Abdicate )
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by roozbeh33

"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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by ejlife

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by f.scanlon


Short Definition : abnormal or deviant

(noun) one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
(adj) markedly different from an accepted norm
Synonyms : deviant , deviate
Example Sentence
  • aberrant behavior
  • deviant ideas

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for aberrant

(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.
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by rajeevy

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

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
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by dspwhiz

aberrant behaviour of owner abb agar rent nahi diya
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by rahul2

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

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"
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by AHR

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

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

aberr + Ant other than normal ant THErfore abnormal ant: hence ABNORMAL
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by varun303

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

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.
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by everlasting.puneet

break the word ABE+RRANT(i) abe rantii...!
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by brijesh685

the speech given by P.M. was aberrant.
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by pushpendra tiwari

The Abnormal aberrant, made a Flagrant foul
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by roozbeh33

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

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