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bifurcated

Short Definition : divided into two branches; forked

Definition
(adj) divided into or made up of two parts
Example Sentence
  • socially bifurcated populations
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bi (two)+ fur (sounds like hindi faar (tear))===divided into two parts

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bi(two)..cate..read it as cut..if we cut anything it will be cut into two parts

bi(means two)+furc-sounds like(Fork)-->fork into two parts.

bi(2)+furc+ate=dividing into 2 parts and eating

bigot

Short Definition : one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)

Definition
(noun) a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
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bi means two or second.one is intolerable if he GOT second thought or opinion from others

when something is BIG shOT to head; it is INTOLERENT

bigot:think Be Goat:intolerable goat.

BIGot- he is very big and he is intolerable person

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when we are angry and intolerant we say " BAIGON ... jaane de" similar to BIGOT (BAIGOT))..

Bi+GOT(God) wo mere tolerance se bahar ja raha tha

bigad(D)a -some one who is intolerant.

bi(by)+got(god)--think of a person who is excessively devoted to god and hence very much hypocritical.this person will not tolerate any opinion about god differing from his own.

BHAGAT(devout person) of indian religion is bigot

wen sum1 says BY GOD he gets irritated or intolerant if anyone quetions him

bigot: zealot !!

Bi+Got : if you have 2 seconds to do the task you will become intolerant.

read it as Bey+Got..... when we wanted to force our opinion we say in hindi " aBEYYY u GOT it!!!!!!!?????

bigotry

Short Definition : stubborn intolerance

Definition
(noun) the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot
Synonyms : dogmatism
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BHAGAT(rebellious person) of indian history is bigot --- his quality is bigotry [Tri means 3 people on punishment]

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biggo means a person who acts oversmart.so if he tries to explain something to his fellow beings it just becomes a case of intoleranser(bigotry) for them

big + ot.. one who thinks himself BIG and OThers small and cannot tolerate other views.

Teacher asked you to Go and try the question again .. He is very particular about the style and content used .. He is showing Stubborn Intolerance

BIGOT and BIGOTRY..mean d same..BIGOT:root:intolerant

big+o+try=large try will b done by stubborn intolerance ppl

bilious

Short Definition : suffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile; irritable; easily irritated

Definition
(adj) relating to or containing bile
Synonyms : biliary
Definition
(adj) suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
Synonyms : liverish livery
Definition
(adj) irritable as if suffering from indigestion
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bilious

bili-ili-ill..so it resembles ill in bile,ie stomach.

Note that many of the words with roots from body organs mean irritable. Examples: splenetic, spleen, bilious, atrabilious, dyspeptic, livery, and liverish.

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remeber it from biles which is disease of liver; so a person having biles will always be irritated.

bilious can be compared with bile which is produced by liver.

BILE juice is used for digestion...

LIOUS and be compared to LIVER.means leaver problem,indigestion.

bilk

Short Definition : swindle; cheat

Definition
(verb) cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money Definition
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Example Sentence
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent
Definition
(verb) evade payment to
Example Sentence
  • He bilked his creditors
Definition
(verb) escape, either physically or mentally
Synonyms : elude evade
Example Sentence
  • The thief eluded the police
  • This difficult idea seems to evade her
  • The event evades explanation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bilk

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bilk -> bill + milk; so you cheated the MILK man by not paying the BILL

bilk actually comes from Bil-Klinton. The politician who "cheat" all the time.

Bilk rhymes with milk and the milkman "cheats" you by adding water.

BILK- Bil Clinton CHEATED India by laying out regulations against it after the Pokhran TEST

BILK-MILK the milkman cheats us by giving us adultrated milk

bilk--> sounds like MILK , milkmen cheat by mixing water with milk

bilk='bill'+'milk'->when u MILKing people to pay ur BILLs u r actually BILKing them

Doctors bill was SO FUCKING MUCH. all i could think of was run away.

BILK = Bad mILK. By selling Bad mILK you are cheating.

BILK-BLINK in a blink u cud gt cheated..

billow

Short Definition : large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows

Definition
(noun) a large sea wave
Synonyms : surge
Definition
(verb) rise up as if in waves
Synonyms : wallow
Example Sentence
  • smoke billowed up into the sky
Definition
(verb) move with great difficulty
Example Sentence
  • The soldiers billowed across the muddy riverbed
Definition
(verb) rise and move, as in waves or billows
Synonyms : heave surge
Example Sentence
  • The army surged forward
Definition
(verb) become inflated
Synonyms : balloon inflate
Example Sentence
  • The sails ballooned
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for billow

A PILLOW could be swelling with cotton

see B(il)LOW...blow is to swell

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Billow sounds like Pillow.Some pillows are inflated by air

Billow sounds like pillow which is swollen.

below (billow) you i.e.. below the earth is a great surge or swell of magma or lava

pillow SWELLS with cotton

Billow sounds like blow(er) which gives hot air (smoke)

BILLOw : Billo Rani in the song was all swelling in air

billow ---> below : a large wave will take any ship below

billowing

Short Definition : swelling out in waves; surging

Definition
(adj) characterized by great swelling waves or surges
Synonyms : billowy surging
Example Sentence
  • billowy storm clouds
  • the restless billowing sea
  • surging waves
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billow sounds like pillow.. pillows r usually swelled up..

consider the word as 'blowing', the blowing wind caused the curtains to swell out in shape of waves.

billow sounds like BILLO.. Billo k gaal gulabi and her ghagra is billowing with the wind

biting

Short Definition : sharply painful to the body or mind; Ex. biting wind/remarks

Definition
(adj) capable of wounding
Example Sentence
  • a barbed compliment
  • a biting aphorism
  • pungent satire
Definition
(adj) causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold
Synonyms : bitter
Example Sentence
  • bitter cold
  • a biting wind
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for biting

bit{ing)~ bite; biting will always cause sharp pain to body.

bitter

Short Definition : having a sharp biting taste; ?; causing sharp pain to the body or mind; filled with resentment, disappointment, or other unpleasant feelings; Ex. bitter wind/sorrow/tears

Definition
(noun) English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft) Definition
(noun) the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
Synonyms : bitterness
Definition
(noun) the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
Synonyms : bitterness
Definition
(verb) make bitter Definition
(adj) marked by strong resentment or cynicism
Synonyms : acrimonious
Example Sentence
  • an acrimonious dispute
  • bitter about the divorce
Definition
(adj) very difficult to accept or bear
Example Sentence
  • the bitter truth
  • a bitter sorrow
Definition
(adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
Example Sentence
  • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
  • a barrage of acid comments
  • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
  • bitter words
  • blistering criticism
  • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
  • a sulfurous denunciation
  • a vitriolic critique
Definition
(adj) expressive of severe grief or regret
Example Sentence
  • shed bitter tears
Definition
(adj) proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity
Example Sentence
  • a bitter struggle
  • bitter enemies
Definition
(adj) causing a sharp and acrid taste experience
Example Sentence
  • quinine is bitter
Definition
(adj) causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold
Synonyms : biting
Example Sentence
  • bitter cold
  • a biting wind
Definition
(adv) extremely and sharply
Example Sentence
  • it was bitterly cold
  • bitter cold

bivouac

Short Definition : temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.

Definition
(noun) temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
Example Sentence
  • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
Definition
(noun) a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent Definition
(verb) live in or as if in a tent
Synonyms : camp camp out encamp tent
Example Sentence
  • Can we go camping again this summer?
  • The circus tented near the town
  • The houseguests had to camp in the living room
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bivouac

when u vomit (sound we make while vomiting - VOUAC) suddenly amidst a journey we look for some temporary halting place

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wen der was no bused..i used to go "BYWALK" to college.. ofocz dats temporary

While I was in Bivouac, I used to vomit a lot.

BIVOUAC- A Building WACKy used to make a temporary shelter. THis is not a good mnemonic. But i couldnt find any better

temporary orrented house.Ifwe livein temporary or rented house(bai=kam-wali bhi bhowk(bark) ke jaati hai

bi+vouac--vouac sounds like Walk-->you are walking towards an temporary camps or tents.

by walking building= temperory encampment

Be in a vua(not worthy) camp.

biwi ne ghar evacuate karaya so had to live in bivouac

Be walking in this Bivouac of life

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