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abstruse

Short Definition : obscure; profound; difficult to understand

Definition
(adj) difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
Synonyms : deep recondite
Example Sentence
  • the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
  • a deep metaphysical theory
  • some recondite problem in historiography
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abstruse

abstruse rhyme with CONFUSE,there is confusion when things are not clear

AB stress nahi doge or brain USE(last 2 alphabets) nahi karoge then you wont be able to understand anything.Difficult to understand.

It contains "ab....use". ab generally stands for negative sense and so 'ab+ use' can be taken as difficult to use. A word will be difficult to use if it is difficult to understand.

Ab(s)+truce = someone with whom making truce is difficult coz he z difficult to understand

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Ab-abishek, truce-(T)om c(RUCE) "" for abishek it is DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND Tom cruse behavior""

abstruse=>absurd..(remove se from the word)and arrange abstru to absurt.. or absurd.. which can be correlated to difficult to understand..

ABSTRUSE = ABSTRACT + CONFUSE

ABstract tRUTH

Ab-abishek, str-stra, use-use "for abishek it is difficult to understand how to use straa""

(ab+str+use)ab=now str use or v can say use str now.its difficult to use n that it means

relate it to ab'use..abuse.. and abusive language is always difficult to penetrate.

abstruce is rhyming to obtuse .. which comes under Geometry..difficult to underastand for many

(ab+str+use)ab=now str use or v can say use str now.its difficult to use n that it means

(ab+str+use)ab=now str use or v can say use str now.its difficult to use n that it means

abstruse=ab +screwed..now difficult to understad

Absolute Truth is abstruse, you can never learn it!

It sounds like "abs truth". When well exercised, abs can be hard, and truth is something you can/should understand.

ABS+TRUSS...its difficult to build abs as strong as truss

concentrate on true and true always difficult to understand

abstress

See the word Abs it is difficult to understand how to get six pack on the body. truce-true

abstruse link with abs+ true i.e. absolutely true people are difficult to understand

no use - this is hard to understand

The appearance (or pronunciation) of "abstruse" itself is...abstruse.

abusive

Short Definition : coarsely insulting; physically harmful

Definition
(adj) expressing offensive reproach
Synonyms : opprobrious scurrilous
Definition
(adj) characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment
Example Sentence
  • abusive punishment
  • argued...that foster homes are abusive
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abusive

ab + usive : ab+use; ab is generally used in negative (bad) sense. Hence, we should not use bad language (abusive)in front of our child.

abusive language, f***

(a - buse) = Bush made misuse of his Power to Iraq.

abut

Short Definition : border upon; adjoin

Definition
(verb) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
Example Sentence
  • Canada adjoins the U.S.
  • England marches with Scotland
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abut

Look at your BUTT (Dont take it offensively).Its like two pieces of flesh together marked by a boundary in between them ..Thats abut .

A+But : 'But' is used to (ad)join two sentence as in example : He is good guy, but not a good student.

ab+hut=> all huts generally will be side by side.

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abhut-"abe" hut jada pas aane ki koshish mat kar

note that in ABUT, A is adjacent to B in the alphabet(there's boundary between them),also U is adjacent to T.

abysmal

Short Definition : bottomless

Definition
(adj) very great; limitless
Example Sentence
  • abysmal misery
  • abysmal stupidity
Definition
(adj) resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable
Synonyms : abyssal unfathomable
Example Sentence
  • the abyssal depths of the ocean
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abysmal

a+bys(take dis as 20 i.e.bees in hindi)+mal(take it as mile).....ao a 20 mile deep pit in the ground looks like its bottomless

bys...sounds like base..a-base..no base...so bottomless

You might have seen "Aladdin"..in dat there was a negative character named as "Abysmaal"...i.e. "extremely bad" man...

a- this, bys-bees(20), mal-mal(in hindi we call some substance as mal) "" salesman saying to women ' madam a bees ka mal hen isme bottom nahi ayega only top ayega(bottomless)""

if use rearrange the word abysmal u get "smalbays" which sounds lik "small base" which is approximately equal to no base ie bottom less..

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abyss-bottomless...abyssmal

A-Base

Imagine some1 telling alphabetically ab-y is small infact its a vrey huge gap inturn dis pertains to d depth in d meaning

ab (negative sense, not) + y small. something which is not small, so big and hence limitless or bottomless.

topics should be understood from basic otherwise its abysmal

abyss

Short Definition : enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit

Definition
(noun) a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)
Synonyms : abysm
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abyss

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A+bys....(this mnemonic is in hindi...ek 20(bees) feet ka gadda)..i.e. Vast bottomless pit....

ab+y+ss--- ab ss, sounds ab hissssss, remember movie HISSS of malika in which she is a snake, snake lives in DEEP HOLE

a + bys (take dis as 20 i.e. bees in hindi language)+mal(take it as mile)..... so a 20 mile deep pit in the ground looks like its bottomless.

<B>abyss</B> sounds similar to abuse. When you're seriously abused, you become depressed and feel like jumping into <B>abyss</B>

its like a hindi word "vis"means poison by which man reach till pit

academic

Short Definition : related to a school; not practical or directly useful

Definition
(noun) an educator who works at a college or university Definition
(adj) associated with academia or an academy
Example Sentence
  • the academic curriculum
  • academic gowns
Definition
(adj) hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
Example Sentence
  • an academic discussion
  • an academic question
Definition
(adj) marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
Synonyms : donnish pedantic
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for academic

aca+dummmmmmyyyyy(that cannot be used in practical purpose or that is only for show off). i think eveyone can easily guess the first meaning of academic

accede

Short Definition : agree

Definition
(verb) yield to another's wish or opinion
Synonyms : bow defer give in submit
Example Sentence
  • The government bowed to the military pressure
Definition
(verb) take on duties or office
Synonyms : enter
Example Sentence
  • accede to the throne
Definition
(verb) to agree or express agreement
Synonyms : acquiesce assent
Example Sentence
  • The Maestro assented to the request for an encore
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for accede

in the word accede acce sounds like"axe"- when you have "axe" scent girls will agree to what u said

startng letters soundd lyk axe(acce)+de...usually when u happen 2 experience a threat wid an axe,u agree 2 everythng othrs want...so basically accede goes 2 agreement...

people accept anything u say when u carry acid in ur hand

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ac+cede( means to yield)..so accede means to yield to somebody opinion or wish.

sounds like accept + agreed : accede;

ACCEDE = ACCEPT

Sounds like exceed,a boy request a girl to exceed the limits of her parents and run away with him, also excess of money will make the person the King(the other meaning of the word)

"acc" accept=accede

The A/C ceded yelled a man!(cede=actual word meaning to "give up") All the sweating humans agreed.

take last word cede as seed.so,i agree seed is not there plant will also not be there.

accede = a + ccede This means proceed as I agreed.e.g. you can proceed as I agreed.

OMG, THE A/C ceded! Cede is actual word meaning to give up. In 110 degrees, sweaty folk agreed.

take last word cede as seed.so,i agree seed is not there plant will also not be there.

take last word cede as seed.so,i agree seed is not there plant will also not be there.

accede=sucessed, sucessed when u agree with everyone..

accelerate

Short Definition : move faster

Definition
(verb) move faster
Synonyms : quicken speed speed up
Example Sentence
  • The car accelerated
Definition
(verb) cause to move faster
Synonyms : speed speed up
Example Sentence
  • He accelerated the car
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for accelerate

In our science class, we learn how falling bodies accelerate.

Accelerate sound's like "XLR8" remember the alien in BEN 10 which accelerates and runs really fast.

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