This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : warlike
lets break bellicose as belli + cose ...belli we can remember as sumo's with huge bellis will fight (wrestleling) each other.....so belli-cose means a warlike
BELLY+CAUSE....if you are not able to get food to eat you will fight for your belly and you will be bellicose
A hill between between two countries has a holy bell on top of it. The constant fights across the border as to who should own the BELL is the CAUSE of warlike situation.
bellicose = belly+cause, if you see belly of any girl it can be a cause for warlike situation between you and her bf
remember the movie kungfu panda in which the panda uses his belly to FIGHT. :)
Bellicose sounds like varicose. Varicose veins are enlarged and tortuous vein. Your veins get large and tortuous when you're ready to fight.
Bellicose ~ Glucose , Two child are about to fight for glucose.
BELLY full of gluCOSE!! full of glucose; you are energetic,,,,want to fight!!!!!!!!!!
belli+cose ~ cose sounds like cause, a small fight can become a cause of warlike situation...
Short Definition : quarrelsome
Just relate it wid another GRE word-- BELLICOSE
Just remember Bully from the word belligerent...the character of a bully is to be harsh and aggressive.
BELI/BEL MEANS FIGHT.QUARREL .+gerenT(generation)....THE LAST TWO GENERATION of this family have been QUARRELSOME
belligeren = belly, the belly of a girl always cause the fight or may be war
children FOUGHT with one another for jelly BELLY chocalate :p
In TOM&GERRY story gerry always knocks the doorbell and make tom aggressive which leads to war
Short Definition : lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
bemoan -- be mourn means express mourn -- express sadness
be+moan--moon->in olden days mothers used to show their kids the moon and used to tell some stories and feed them.now most of them are living in apartments, where there is no scope of showing moon and feed them, so they beat them
be+moan--moan sounds like maun(hindi word)(few minute silence in remembrance of someone.) in order to express our grief when someone dies we keep maun for few minutes.
BEAM+ON...the meaning is lament.....I didn't switch on the beam(light) of my car and because of that I had an accident hence I LAMENT...
they have to feel sorry for their kids.as they r failed to do that
bemoan has moan in it which means "A low, sustained, mournful cry, usually indicative of sorrow or pain"
Short Definition : confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
Not a mnemonic:Amuse=make someone laugh. Bemuse=make confusion. Muse=ponder. Think,confuse,laugh.
split the word bemused into be + amused, when u are amused you are in a state of surprise or confusion
be+m+used--- we are always CONFUSED to buy a BE-USED (previously used) product(car/bike/electronics)
'bemuse' sounds like 'demused' which can be split into De(without/bereft)+Mused(Muse=inspiration/mentor);thus,somebody who has lost his/her Muse is 'confused' and doesn't know what to do next
bemused ~ be confused + used; he is thinking a lot to convert his invention into useful commercial product.
be+amused = bemused
A-muse is laugh laugh laugh. B(e) muse is confusion confusion confusion
Short Definition : blessing
saint BENEDICT always used to bless people...
u know Pope Benedict...pope gives BLESSINGS
bene+dictionâ€”bene is the rot with means good i.e., all words starting with bene will means good, so benediction means BLESSING i.e., something good
relate with wrds- benifit, benefactor
Short Definition : gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
not a mnemonic but a root..bene is the root word and it stands for GOOD
bene is a root word which means good.. bene+factor i.e some good factors like money, help.
benef+actor -- some actors gives benefits to person and cause in form of money Benef+ factor--- who have factors of giving benefits