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This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.

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Short Definition : luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth

(verb) derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
Synonyms : enjoy , relish , savor , savour
Example Sentence
  • She relished her fame and basked in her glory

(verb) be exposed
Example Sentence
  • The seals were basking in the sun

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bask

Baskin N Robbin's Ice Cream, Remember? Costly one; We really enjoy going there and having ice creams.
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by soumen

Basketball player Michel Jordan lives luxury life.
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by shadip

bask--look for word bask in basketball--Playing BASKetball gives pleasure as well as warmth to the body.
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by smartankit_27

Bask reminds bath :) You can bath in the sun, water, love, etc.
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by cheesefries

remember US's basking ridge.. where people live luxurious life
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by swap.kamble

bask is similar to BASS(a deep musical sound)and you receive please from BASS.
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by vocabIsFun

BASS is going to increase after task.
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by shaktipada

Hound of BASKAR vills; baskar vills was a luxurios place
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by divine_sword

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by candylove


Short Definition : illegitimate child

(noun) insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
(noun) the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
(noun) derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin
Synonyms : mongrel
Example Sentence
  • the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic

(adj) fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
Synonyms : bogus , fake , phoney , phony

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bastard

bastard(such as da Vinci) sound like best =bastard is best,is a great talent.
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by blackboyerking

born of parents who were not married to each other at the time of birth; bastard
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Short Definition : stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism

(noun) a group that defends a principle
Example Sentence
  • a bastion against corruption
  • the last bastion of communism

(noun) a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
Synonyms : citadel

(noun) projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bastion

sebastian in mermaid cartoon series was a crab..he had claws for stronghold n protection..
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by jc

divide this like-basti+on, now focus on basti (in hindi) which is the STRONGHOLD of any leader.
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by niceguysid28

In a war the base station has the strongest protection.
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by shadip

Basti mein sawal
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by sriharisharma

Connect it with Bastille Fort of Paris...We read it in History right?
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by soumen

bastion-- this word sounds like base station,while in war base station is a stronghold for the troops.
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by yokel

bastion;divide it as basti on-means flood prone people who live at banks of krishna are ordered to come to basti by leaving their homes on that basti will provide protection,strong hold
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by isabella swan

That BASTARD will never BASH IN the castle gate.
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by Jackery


Short Definition : let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate

(verb) moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
Example Sentence
  • He bated his breath when talking about this affair
  • capable of bating his enthusiasm

(verb) flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
(verb) soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
Example Sentence
  • bate hides and skins

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bate

Bate: remember 'abate' we memorized while reading the A list? Notice that 'Bate' has a similar meaning like 'Abate'
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by yokel

bate..sounds like wait..dat is u need to wait till thing control urself..
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by angel

lets break ABATE or BATE as A-bat-e or Bat-e ie., we can memorise as cricket bat..rahul dravid plays 'moderate' shots with his bat...
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by tariq431

BATE also means to wait anxiously. so, remember (B)ombay (A)nd Tamilnadu (E)xpress. Both the places are far apart, so u ve to wait anxiously to reach da destination
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by rejaulmeister

bate is like debate.. in debate we lessen d opponents force on his statements... so bate is letting down.
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by jimmysukhwani

bate ~ b + ate; when you ate something you lessen the quantity of something.
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by editor1


Short Definition : army unit made up of four or more companies

(noun) an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
(noun) a large indefinite number
Example Sentence
  • a battalion of ants
  • a multitude of TV antennas
  • a plurality of religions

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for battalion

battalion- sounds like "battle"..and we need an ARMY for that
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by Zubin

Battle+Lion= battle reminds us of army and lion reminds us of ashoka chakra tat has 4 lion.
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by xecutive


Short Definition : trinket; cheap jewel; trifle

(noun) a mock scepter carried by a court jester
(noun) cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
Synonyms : bangle , fallal , gaud , gewgaw , novelty , trinket

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bauble

Bauble sounds like Babool, which is a cheap tooth paste, is a cheap tooth paste.
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by lakshmihs

bauble > baub > boobs > showy jewelery of females
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by shingalas

bauble sounds like bangle--imagine a cheap bangle which appears showy.
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by angel

Sounds like BUBBLE...remember the metaphor--> All our material things,achievements will be diminished in course of time like bubbles ..
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by soumen

BIBLE is a rich gift coz it makes you rich from within while bauble is a gift or toy of less importance
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by nileshdive

bauble sounds like babul(means parents in hindi)-so babul giving cheap jewelery to his daughter on her wedding.
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by preetisoni2411

A bobble head is a BAUBLE
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by Lukas

bauble whose shape is similar to bubble :D
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by lokesh755

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