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Short Definition : signify; indicate; be a sign of

(verb) be a signal for or a symptom of
Example Sentence
  • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
  • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
  • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
(verb) indicate by signs
Example Sentence
  • These signs bode bad news
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for betoken

divide it like be+token ; When we park a vehicle in public parking or deposit something a token is given -- a token is a sign of or signifies that our stuff is kept there.

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be a token for something...means be a sign/signal for something


Short Definition : be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.

(verb) reveal unintentionally
Synonyms : bewray
Example Sentence
  • Her smile betrayed her true feelings
(verb) deliver to an enemy by treachery
Synonyms : sell
Example Sentence
  • Judas sold Jesus
  • The spy betrayed his country
(verb) disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake
Synonyms : fail
Example Sentence
  • His sense of smell failed him this time
  • His strength finally failed him
  • His children failed him in the crisis
(verb) be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
Example Sentence
  • She cheats on her husband
  • Might her husband be wandering?
(verb) give away information about somebody
Example Sentence
  • He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam
(verb) cause someone to believe an untruth
Synonyms : deceive lead astray
Example Sentence
  • The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for betray

bet.+ray ..so a bet that was won by your friend by cheating you, so you are noW unfaithful about hIS NATURE, as his behaviour has left NO RAY OF HOPE.

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be + tray ek ladka tray le kar bhag gaya matlab dhoka de kar bhag gaya so the meaning is unfaithful and reveal


Short Definition : become engaged to marry

(verb) give to in marriage
Synonyms : affiance engage plight
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for betroth

dont plan to get married otherwise i BET ki tu ROTHa(crying) hua aayega

this word,brings us to mind the word "BEDROCK", ifu remember flintstones,bedrock is the one u will remember,wr flintstones get married.

be+Troth -- sounds like truth The lovers finally fretted out the TRUTH that they both are going to marry each other after hiding their affair from past 3 years.

If you dont marry Good partner i BET tu ROTHA ayega.

when u BETROTH a woman,be TRUSTworTHY

BEROTH: BE ROTT...so after a man gets married he basically ROTTS...(cheers to bachelor life :)

aree samjh ki life truth marriage me phasana hi hain..

betroth(throat) imagine in hindi films where a father says to his daughter that he have given "bachhan"(throat)so she must marry whoever he tell


Short Definition : large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets

(noun) a large gathering of people of a particular type
Example Sentence
  • he was surrounded by a bevy of beauties in bathing attire
  • a bevy of young beach boys swarmed around him
(noun) a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on the ground)
Example Sentence
  • we were visited at breakfast by a bevy of excited ducks
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bevy

Bevy=be +"we" not me, hence refers to group of people

bevy-beavers.this brings this word in our mind. beavers are animals that live in large group.

sounds like BIWI (wife in hindi) .. wives like to go to kitty party GROUPS

Imagine a large group of friends at a party drinking "bevy"s (beverages)

sounds like Baby; actually babies like to keep themselves in a group. So Bevy means large group

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can be related to Bheed(hindi) very.

bevy sounds like heavy and so the large group

bevy sound like bidai after marriage many ppl gather for bidai of bride


Short Definition : be cautious (of)

(verb) be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to
Synonyms : mind
Example Sentence
  • Beware of telephone salesmen
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for beware

it will be written on the gates"BEAWARE OF DOGS"


Short Definition : cast a spell over; captivate completely

(verb) attract; cause to be enamored
Example Sentence
  • She captured all the men's hearts
(verb) attract strongly, as if with a magnet
Example Sentence
  • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
(verb) cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bewitch

be+witch -- a woman who practices magic is witch. think of this witch who has captured all men heart.

witch will have all powers to have control on someone

bewitched-if u can remember the film bewitched.


Short Definition : two-chambered as a legislative body

(adj) composed of two legislative bodies Definition
(adj) consisting of two chambers
Synonyms : two-chambered
Example Sentence
  • the bicameral heart of a fish
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bicameral

its like two(bi) camera are placed in two separate chambers

it sounds like bi + kamra = 2 rooms meaning 2 chambers

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bi (means two) + camer (latin root)(chamber) ~ something that consist of two chambers.


Short Definition : quarrel

(noun) a quarrel about petty points Definition
(verb) argue over petty things
Example Sentence
  • Let's not quibble over pennies
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bicker

bicker sounds like biker.Bikers always quarrel when an accident is commited

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Bicker sounds like Biker The biker crashed into the car and he had a big quarrel with the owner of the car.

Biker sounds like BEKAR(hindi)...so biker is to argue n quarrel...

er- er is to error,if u reemmebr in most of the cases.quarrel,is a word with a negative meaning.

~bekar ==> arrey,bekar mein ladai mat karo yaar,

bhayanak or fierceful battle

bicker sounds like liquor. and also biker liquor and biker...the sudden rexion produced by our brains is FIGHT

bicker->birds use bick for fighting

sounds like BITTER and generally bitter persons end up quarelling


Short Definition : command; utter (a greeting); offer as a price; N: offer of a price; amount offered; earnest effort to gain something; Ex. bid for freedom

(noun) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something Definition
(noun) an attempt to get something
Synonyms : play
Example Sentence
  • they made a futile play for power
  • he made a bid to gain attention
(noun) a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
Synonyms : tender
(noun) (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
Synonyms : bidding
(verb) propose a payment
Synonyms : offer tender
Example Sentence
  • The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting
(verb) invoke upon
Synonyms : wish
Example Sentence
  • wish you a nice evening
  • bid farewell
(verb) ask for or request earnestly
Example Sentence
  • The prophet bid all people to become good persons
(verb) make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
Synonyms : call
Example Sentence
  • He called his trump
(verb) make a serious effort to attain something
Example Sentence
  • His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population
(verb) ask someone in a friendly way to do something
Synonyms : invite
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bid

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bid sounds like beed i offer my sister beed bangeles so that i can impress her


Short Definition : every two years

(noun) (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season Definition
(adj) having a life cycle lasting two seasons
Synonyms : two-year
Example Sentence
  • a biennial life cycle
  • parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals
(adj) occurring every second year
Synonyms : biyearly
Example Sentence
  • they met at biennial conventions
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for biennial


Enn means year Therefore, Biennial - Happening every second year Perennial - continuing from year to year, present at all seasons.


Enn means year Therefore, +BI MEANS TWO.. Biennial - Happening every second year Perennial - continuing from year to year, present at all seasons.

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The word Biennial can be ralted to the word Binomial which means 2 tersm...so 2 terms implies 2 years

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