This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
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
buoyant balsawood boats
a floaty scarf
(adj) characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
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.
buoy-ant=boy+want; boys always want to be light and lively.
remember buoyance of a n utensil.. coz of which it can float on water...
Short Definition : overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
(noun) nonelective government officials
(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....)........so....a goverment run by officials......or officials doing the kind of work that either a rular or a g
conti.... that either a government or rular does. so what do you think of our administrative system?
Short Definition : grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
(verb) grow and flourish
The burgeoning administration
The burgeoning population
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for burgeon
Burge+on sounds like Bulge which means growing big
burgeon ~ burger; If you eat a lot of burgers, you will gain weight (hence grow)
If you eat a lot of BURGers you will BrinG ON the weight!
Can be pronounced as -- > bur – grow – on, grow on meaning grow forth, ahead
bad jaana (bur+geon) in hindi .to increase in number
burgeon..urge+on..if u hav dat urge(a strong impulse, inner drive) set to on..den defntely u vl grow and florish
burgeon- reminds us of the word bargari in kannada...u can somewhat relate it to it..
relate with BURGER..if v eat BURGER we will grow big..
sounds like BURGER...when you eat only burgers, your size will INCREASE RAPIDLY........
A good plastic surgeon will make you thinner. A bad surgeon will do the opposite and make you grow bigger.
a BIRD takes flight
burgeon , ge + on .. its like go on .. so it means flourish or grow rapidly
BURGEr+piGEON = if you eat too many burgers you grow like a pigeon!
The kitten grows so rapidly as if she was Be-URGEd-ON to flourish.
Ice burg-on surface of ocean looks small but really big inside tghe ocean.
the sURGEON helps population GROW by reducing the amount of ppl die thru surgery.
BURGE similar to BULGE meaning to expand rapidly
sounds like bulgeon... which is becoming bulge... i.e. growing in size..
The doctor was so clever, he quickly burgeoned as surgeon
eat lots of (burge)rs and grow fatter, it's (on) your hand.
burgeon sounds like Gurgaon.... this is one of the fastest developing cities of India..
I burgeon when i drink BURGUNDY!
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
The students spoofed the teachers
(adj) relating to or characteristic of a burlesque
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for burlesque
if you want to ridicule Barclays premier league than you can write Burlesque premier league.
burlesque..can be pronounced as bure log in hindi..wha do bad ppl do?? ridicule others..
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.
If somebody jumps the QUEue, people hurl(~BURL) abusES on that person...Mockery and imitation are common forms of abuses....
BURLESQUE.... a burly person will always mock at others.
Burl~girl: The girl at circus imitated the joker for fun..
BURLESQUE = BURY + RESQUE. I want either to bury or rescue myself before they insult me in this CARICATURE/PARODY
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)..
Burle (charle) + rescue= imagine charle is mocking a rescuer.
Short Definition : make shiny by rubbing; polish
(noun) the property of being smooth and shiny
(verb) polish and make shiny
buff the wooden floors
buff my shoes
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for burnish
Remember Varnish - used on wooden things to make them shine
burnish-this brings us to the word ,cald furnish,ie , polishing and rubbing to make it shine..
BURNT thing is polished TO MAKE it SHINY.
BURNish: Clay work is burned and POLISHed before selling..
BURN-ish, can be interpreted as giving burnish texture, i.e. POLISH
Short Definition : piece of sculpture showing a person's head, shoulders, and upper chest; V: break up; arrest; Ex. crimebuster
(noun) a complete failure
the play was a dismal flop
(noun) the chest of a woman
(noun) a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
(noun) an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
they went on a bust that lasted three days
(verb) ruin completely
(verb) search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on
The police raided the crack house
(verb) separate or cause to separate abruptly
The rope snapped
tear the paper
(verb) go to pieces
The lawn mower finally broke
The gears wore out
The old chair finally fell apart completely
(verb) break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
(adj) lacking funds
`skint' is a British slang term
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bust
Bust is above breast in the chest;
police busted him in haste.
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
by anudeep meka