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Short Definition : able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market

(adj) tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
Synonyms : floaty
Example Sentence
  • buoyant balloons
  • buoyant balsawood boats
  • a floaty scarf

(adj) characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
Synonyms : chirpy , perky
Example Sentence
  • buoyant spirits
  • his quick wit and chirpy humor
  • looking bright and well and chirpy
  • a perky little widow in her 70s

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for buoyant

buoyant = Boy + ant when a boy feels like an ant, which is very light , he feels very light and lively.
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by Administrator

buoy-ant=boy+want; boys always want to be light and lively.
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by Born2GRE

remember buoyance of a n utensil.. coz of which it can float on water...
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by RajeshBorkar


Short Definition : overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic

(noun) nonelective government officials
Synonyms : bureaucratism

(noun) a government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials
(noun) any organization in which action is obstructed by insistence on unnecessary procedures and red tape
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bureaucracy

bureau(noun........means..a source which provide information..may be an office or an organization.)+cracy(means...goverment or the rule....) goverment run by officials......or officials doing the kind of work that either a rular or a g
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by preetisoni2411

conti.... that either a government or rular does. so what do you think of our administrative system?
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by preetisoni2411


Short Definition : grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon

(verb) grow and flourish
Example Sentence
  • The burgeoning administration
  • The burgeoning population

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for burgeon

Burge+on sounds like Bulge which means growing big
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by shaamcs

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by userdce

burgeon ~ burger; If you eat a lot of burgers, you will gain weight (hence grow)
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by Kelli0688

If you eat a lot of BURGers you will BrinG ON the weight!
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by karenrw

Can be pronounced as -- > bur – grow – on, grow on meaning grow forth, ahead
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by viren

bad jaana (bur+geon) in hindi .to increase in number
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by dr_gauravsuneja

burgeon..urge+on..if u hav dat urge(a strong impulse, inner drive) set to on..den defntely u vl grow and florish
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by amarendar

burgeon- reminds us of the word bargari in kannada...u can somewhat relate it to it..
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by sriharisharma

relate with BURGER..if v eat BURGER we will grow big..
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by moorthy_ragha

sounds like BURGER...when you eat only burgers, your size will INCREASE RAPIDLY........
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by nileshdive

A good plastic surgeon will make you thinner. A bad surgeon will do the opposite and make you grow bigger.
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by Rodeokinney

a BIRD takes flight
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by Jackery

burgeon , ge + on .. its like go on .. so it means flourish or grow rapidly
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by kavurisiddhartha

BURGEr+piGEON = if you eat too many burgers you grow like a pigeon!
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by tanay

The kitten grows so rapidly as if she was Be-URGEd-ON to flourish.
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by joeyessoe

Ice burg-on surface of ocean looks small but really big inside tghe ocean.
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by pradeepnegi77

the sURGEON helps population GROW by reducing the amount of ppl die thru surgery.
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by marioM

BURGE similar to BULGE meaning to expand rapidly
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by anand_90

sounds like bulgeon... which is becoming bulge... i.e. growing in size..
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by RajeshBorkar

The doctor was so clever, he quickly burgeoned as surgeon
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by coolme

eat lots of (burge)rs and grow fatter, it's (on) your hand.
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by disaster

burgeon sounds like Gurgaon.... this is one of the fastest developing cities of India..
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by souravkhanna

I burgeon when i drink BURGUNDY!
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by Anais-anais


Short Definition : give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly

(noun) a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
(noun) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
(verb) make a parody of
Synonyms : parody , spoof
Example Sentence
  • The students spoofed the teachers

(adj) relating to or characteristic of a burlesque
Example Sentence
  • burlesque theater

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for burlesque

if you want to ridicule Barclays premier league than you can write Burlesque premier league.
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by nasri

burlesque..can be pronounced as bure log in hindi..wha do bad ppl do?? ridicule others..
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by jc

burlesque~(burles)girls+(que)queue = when lots of beautiful girls go to college everyday , some handsome, dashing boys make a queue near the gate of the college to burlesque the girls.
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by khushi5

If somebody jumps the QUEue, people hurl(~BURL) abusES on that person...Mockery and imitation are common forms of abuses....
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by vivek.....

BURLESQUE.... a burly person will always mock at others.
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Burl~girl: The girl at circus imitated the joker for fun..
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BURLESQUE = BURY + RESQUE. I want either to bury or rescue myself before they insult me in this CARICATURE/PARODY
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by biotechlover

ur-your,,that means ,mentioning to the same person ,who has said,,that means imitate.and ,how to imitate, imitate with a que(used in billiards)..
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by sriharisharma

Burle (charle) + rescue= imagine charle is mocking a rescuer.
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by lakshmihs


Short Definition : make shiny by rubbing; polish

(noun) the property of being smooth and shiny
Synonyms : gloss , glossiness , polish

(verb) polish and make shiny
Synonyms : buff , furbish
Example Sentence
  • buff the wooden floors
  • buff my shoes

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for burnish

Remember Varnish - used on wooden things to make them shine
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by goodnfine000

burnish-this brings us to the word ,cald furnish,ie , polishing and rubbing to make it shine..
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by sriharisharma

BURNT thing is polished TO MAKE it SHINY.
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by viren

BURNish: Clay work is burned and POLISHed before selling..
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BURN-ish, can be interpreted as giving burnish texture, i.e. POLISH
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by goodking210


Short Definition : piece of sculpture showing a person's head, shoulders, and upper chest; V: break up; arrest; Ex. crimebuster

(noun) a complete failure
Synonyms : fizzle , flop
Example Sentence
  • the play was a dismal flop

(noun) the chest of a woman
Synonyms : female chest

(noun) a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
(noun) an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
Synonyms : binge , bout , tear
Example Sentence
  • they went on a bust that lasted three days

(verb) ruin completely
Synonyms : break
Example Sentence
  • He busted my radio!

(verb) search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on
Synonyms : raid
Example Sentence
  • The police raided the crack house

(verb) separate or cause to separate abruptly
Synonyms : rupture , snap , tear
Example Sentence
  • The rope snapped
  • tear the paper

(verb) go to pieces
Synonyms : break , fall apart , wear , wear out
Example Sentence
  • The lawn mower finally broke
  • The gears wore out
  • The old chair finally fell apart completely

(verb) break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
Synonyms : burst
Example Sentence
  • The dam burst

(adj) lacking funds
Synonyms : broke , skint , stone-broke , stony-broke
Example Sentence
  • `skint' is a British slang term

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bust

Bust is above breast in the chest; police busted him in haste.
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by sanjeev

bust can be remembered with boost,when ever i come across bust,i love to drink boost,because boost is the secret of my energy
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by anudeep meka

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