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beneficent

Short Definition : kindly; doing good

Definition
(adj) doing or producing good
Example Sentence
  • the most beneficent regime in history
Definition
(adj) generous in assistance to the poor
Example Sentence
  • a benevolent contributor
  • eleemosynary relief
  • philanthropic contributions
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for beneficent

Simply think about beneficial(something gives benefit) which help people.

ben+eficent--eficent sounds like efficient--> efficient people are the ones who does good or produces good.

sounds like BEEN EFFICIENT: so he/she(s) been doing good..

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beneficent In cartoon network ben(ben10) is very eficient and always do good things and is kind to people.

Ben means always good.. So, whatever word starts from Ben means good.. Mal is bad like Malevolent..

beneficial

Short Definition : helpful; useful; advantageous

Definition
(adj) promoting or enhancing well-being
Synonyms : good
Example Sentence
  • an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries
  • the beneficial effects of a temperate climate
  • the experience was good for her
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for beneficial

beneficial~~benefit

beneficiary

Short Definition : person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will

Definition
(noun) the recipient of funds or other benefits
Synonyms : donee
Definition
(noun) the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
Synonyms : benefactive role
Definition
(adj) having or arising from a benefice
Example Sentence
  • a beneficiary baron
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for beneficiary

BENE(root for GOOD) and FICIARY sounds like fishry...so if the fisherman does GOOD FISHRY, he will RECIEVE ITS BENEFIT

benificiary => benefited + officially

bene(good)+effciaRY(OFFICIALY)....SO SOMEONE WHO his benefitted by officials policies.

benefit

Short Definition : advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be benefi

Definition
(noun) financial assistance in time of need Definition
(noun) something that aids or promotes well-being
Synonyms : welfare
Example Sentence
  • for the benefit of all
Definition
(noun) a performance to raise money for a charitable cause Definition
(verb) derive a benefit from
Synonyms : gain profit
Example Sentence
  • She profited from his vast experience
Definition
(verb) be beneficial for
Synonyms : do good
Example Sentence
  • This will do you good

benevolent

Short Definition : generous; charitable; having a wish to do good

Definition
(adj) intending or showing kindness
Example Sentence
  • a benevolent society
Definition
(adj) showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
Example Sentence
  • was charitable in his opinions of others
  • kindly criticism
  • a kindly act
  • sympathetic words
  • a large-hearted mentor
Definition
(adj) generous in providing aid to others
Synonyms : freehearted
Definition
(adj) generous in assistance to the poor
Example Sentence
  • a benevolent contributor
  • eleemosynary relief
  • philanthropic contributions
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for benevolent

bene(root bene means good)+volent(voluntarily)..so good person voluntarily donating his all GOODS to people.

root: bene= good + evol= wish

same as BENEFACTOR: root word BENE=good...both even mean the same

benign

Short Definition : kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor

Definition
(adj) not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor) Definition
(adj) pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
Synonyms : benignant
Example Sentence
  • a benign smile
  • the benign sky
  • the benign influence of pure air
Definition
(adj) kindness of disposition or manner
Example Sentence
  • the benign ruler of millions
  • benign intentions
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for benign

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benign- bene(good) + sign

opposite of malign

Cloud number nine (BY Bryan adams) . so nign or nine is good. Benign is to be pleasant, good etc.

Benign sounds like B9 ~ BNice .. Therefore kind

read it as BEGIN: u begin something when its favorable/good..or when a tumor is in the beginning stage, its not dangerous

rhymes after Quinine--the panacea for Malaria-->+ve in all sense

to BE on cloud NINE, we have to be gentle and kind with everyone

benign sounds like begin; this kind of beginning is favorable and beneficial for our all future projects.

benign * malign

its always better if beginning should be favorable to us

lets break it this way be+nice which is kind

benison

Short Definition : blessing

Definition
(noun) a spoken blessing
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for benison

BENISON splits as "Bend" down my "son" when a son asks for blessing from his father or elder.

Beni(means good)+ son ~ you have a good son; you need blessings to have a good son.

sounds like BENSON cigarette which is curse for body. But Benison means the opposite-> blessing

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beni+son-->After 10 years of marriage, the god finally blessed the couple with a SON.

god blessed "BEN" a SON

BeniSON- Blessed with a SON

BENSION : SOUNDS LIKE PENSION...getting pension after retirement is good.

can be co-related to {bene(GOOD) + speak(S) on(ON)} that means speaking good.

Benson Cigarette is a benison for smokers, lolzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Benison -->Ben-i-son(remember ben-10 on Cartoon Network ) Ben10 said I am a Son blessed with powers.

bent

Short Definition : determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination

Definition
(noun) a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
Synonyms : set
Example Sentence
  • the set of his mind was obvious
Definition
(noun) grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
Synonyms : bent grass bent-grass
Definition
(noun) an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges Definition
(noun) a special way of doing something
Synonyms : hang knack
Example Sentence
  • he had a bent for it
  • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
  • he couldn't get the hang of it
Definition
(adj) fixed in your purpose
Synonyms : bent on dead set out to
Example Sentence
  • bent on going to the theater
  • dead set against intervening
  • out to win every event
Definition
(adj) used of the back and knees; stooped
Synonyms : bended
Example Sentence
  • on bended knee
  • with bent (or bended) back
Definition
(adj) of metal e.g.
Synonyms : crumpled dented
Example Sentence
  • bent nails
  • a car with a crumpled front end
  • dented fenders
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bent

bent~sounds like "bend it like beckham" a movie where a girl is determined to prove her natural talent of football

Bent = Talent; look, the last 3 letters are same!

bent ~ bent--ppl. of bend. He has got a natural talent of BENDing the hard stiff rods with his hands

bent=past part. of bend or inclination. if iam inclined towards something then im determined to take the side

bent >>> inclined towards something, usually when u have talent in that thing..

bequeath

Short Definition : leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest

Definition
(verb) leave or give by will after one's death
Synonyms : leave will
Example Sentence
  • My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry
  • My grandfather left me his entire estate
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bequeath

'be + qu + eath' before quick death, 'leave ur property to someone by a will'

divide it like-be(before)+queath(sounds like death)-->a father wrote a will before his death, that his all property should be given to his son.

lets break bequeath as be + queath....this queath is spells as quit... so be quit ( leaving) on our will.........

son to father: Q(kyun) u EAT all those rubbish stuff.what will happen if u would BE dying and i would then get nothing as a BEQUEST as u havent prepared a will yet

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bequeath-chk the word,and visibilize eat in theword..u dont leave to somone by means of will,u do it urself rite..uhh..figure out death i.e. will!!!

be(before)+que(question)+at+h(heaven)by god leave the property in will for nominee

we can say BATA(Hindi means to distribute) AFTER DEATH

Relate like Be(Before) + Queath(Death): Someone must legally, have promised you BEFORE his/her DEATH to Bequeath some valuable things(after death) to you.

BE (or re regarding) QUE (question of, or issues related to) EATH (death or death AT Heaven). The issues are of will and inheritence.

berate

Short Definition : scold strongly

Definition
(verb) censure severely or angrily
Example Sentence
  • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
  • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
  • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for berate

his friends berated(criticized) him for showing them b-rated movie..

brate - b + rate : So if you will watch B RATing movie you will be scolded

be+rate ~ he was RATEd BElow expectations and hence forth scolded.

berate- berry + ate He scolded me strongly as i ate his berry

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BElow+RATEd=BERATE

lets break Be+Rate. when we go to something as we see different rates in different shops..and we scold them as aBEy RATE kya re......

DErate(not to rete someone is also a kind of scolding)....when you berate someone, you derate him.....

The servant failed to get the Basmati rice at the desired RATE, therefore the owner scolded him severely.

when girl came to know she was be..rated by others she scolded them strongly(berated )

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