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beholden

Short Definition : obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude

Definition
(adj) under a moral obligation to someone
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for beholden

beholden --be+hold--> HOLDING somebody's feet to THANK him.

BEHOLDEN=(BE)st thing in someone's HOLD. so u r in a moral obligation to give him what he wants and get ur precious thing back. always try to make a story out of a word. best of luck

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Behold is stated like someone has hold on you as you are having debts.

someone HOLDed your hand all through yr difficult times.. so u are now indebted and obligated to him.

Famous line "Beauty lies in the eye of BEHOLDER",who is thankful, indebted.

belabor

Short Definition : harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically

Definition
(verb) to work at or to absurd length
Synonyms : belabour
Example Sentence
  • belabor the obvious
Definition
(verb) attack verbally with harsh criticism
Synonyms : belabour
Example Sentence
  • She was belabored by her fellow students
Definition
(verb) beat soundly
Synonyms : belabour
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for belabor

Imagine boss saying "you be labour" : he is criticizing, verbally attacking

divide this word like be(means to exist)+labor--laborer (person who does the labour)so if someone is working as a labourer at some place, they are generally thrashed verbally by their seniors and higher officers.

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Heard the big shouting sound of woman in "labour pain"?she is belaboring.

Have you heard EMINEM busting elvis presley in his raps. so that's it BELABOR--(B)usting (EL)vis ABhORantly.the meaning is to verbally assail smeone

belabor== be a labor/labour(worker) which are physically n mentally harrsed.

The meaning simply resembles the word "BLABBER"

replace the 'b' with 'r' and u have 'relabor' which can be remembered as follows:"I've already LABORED enough to make my points, I don't wanna RELABOR and repeat them all over again

Relate it with labourers or poor workers at the construction sites.They generally thrash their bosses verbally at the site.

kyun itna bakwaas kar ke mera dimaag bel rahi hai aur mujhe bor kar rahi hai chup kar nahi to main tujhe bahut belabor (verbal assault,assail) karunga

"BELA BORe" .. so wen u bore someone.. u r belabored!

belated

Short Definition : delayed

Definition
(adj) after the expected or usual time; delayed
Synonyms : late tardy
Example Sentence
  • a belated birthday card
  • I'm late for the plane
  • the train is late
  • tardy children are sent to the principal
  • always tardy in making dental appointments
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for belated

Divide it like--be+lated ~ belated is being late or delayed.

we says belated happy b'day on next day means delayed

beleaguer

Short Definition : besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset

Definition
(verb) annoy persistently
Synonyms : badger bug pester tease
Example Sentence
  • The children teased the boy because of his stammer
Definition
(verb) surround so as to force to give up
Example Sentence
  • The Turks besieged Vienna
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for beleaguer

not able to withstand the HARASSMENT of the senior players the new player opted to BE out of the LEAGUE

The opponent team attacked Dhanraj Pille to keep him out of the premier hockey LEAGUE

rem as bully-ger...we all are aware of bullies in school...the strong boys who pester and terrorize others..

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be+league+r -- focus on league ~ The opponent team harassed Dhanraj Pille to keep him out of the premier hockey LEAGUE.

BE +League= In rugBY LEAGUE ,opponents attack each other.(give stress on last 2 word of rugBY,it soungs like BE,and in totality :rug By(BE)league)

the australians beleaguered harbhajan singh.

beleaguer== in barclays premier league man utd. harass everyone.

BELEAGUER(Pronounce as bullyger)bully + german -- german was bullying other countries during hitlers dictatorship..

Be an Awami leaguer and attack people, harass girls.

BE+LEAGUEer....my senior warned me to be in his league lest he would harass me

BEsiege + pLAGUE = BELEAGUER

be+league--- someone forcefully says BE in LEAGUE, so PUTTING IN DIFFICULT SITUATION

boys parents where training him so that he should BE selected in the LEAGUE

belie

Short Definition : contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.

Definition
(verb) be in contradiction with
Synonyms : contradict negate
Definition
(verb) represent falsely
Synonyms : misrepresent
Example Sentence
  • This statement misrepresents my intentions
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for belie

belie has lie.

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belie ~ lie means something false.

be(make) lie. IF you make lies you will negate (or misrepresent) the truth.

belies - what lies behind is something false, than what appears on the outlook.

read as be + lier

BELIE means to try to convince someone to BELIEve a LIE.

be-lie = Below lies something else, you have a false impression

if someone belies the facts , he is presenting a LIE BEfore you

The "Bee" "lied" that he doesn't sting people when he has killed over 1 million people.

Lie about someone's being - belie

belittle

Short Definition : disparage; depreciate

Definition
(verb) cause to seem less serious; play down
Example Sentence
  • Don't belittle his influence
Definition
(verb) express a negative opinion of
Synonyms : disparage pick at
Example Sentence
  • She disparaged her student's efforts
Definition
(verb) lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
Synonyms : diminish
Example Sentence
  • don't belittle your colleagues
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for belittle

be+little-->if u tell someone to 'be little',it is like deprecating them to be only 'small'

be+little -- be little in value, depreciate ~ In recent days the value of dollar has depreciated a lot.

belittle: in tamil its like saying ADANGURIYA !!!! so be little.. so ur disparaging them

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