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deciduous

Short Definition : falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth

Definition
(adj) (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season Definition
(adj) (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
Example Sentence
  • deciduous teeth
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deciduous

decide US; Decide at what time you want to be in the US; Spring or Fall semester.

if u can emember the decidious forest. here the leaves fall with respect to season,so there is a seasonal variation and there is new leaves every season.

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sounds like DISEASE +DUS(having ten disease) life of a person having ten disease is transitory....

DESCEND-uous. At the end of the growing season, the leaves descend from the trees.

All desi trees of delhi are deciduous.

desi(deci)+do(du)+ous leaves will fall down

decimate

Short Definition : kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of

Definition
(verb) kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies Definition
(verb) kill in large numbers
Example Sentence
  • the plague wiped out an entire population
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deci [means 10]mate[in ,chess mate means killing a king]so it sound like killing a king in every 10 people,so to kill a king u have to kill 10 persons.so ie make killing at huge amount.

decimate->deci+ mate AIDS guy will be kill in large numbers

Deshi + mate(friends) : Rajakars were deshi mate of Pakistani force in Bangladesh. Rajakars killed a lot of men of Bangladesh.

decipher

Short Definition : decode; CF. indecipherable

Definition
(verb) convert code into ordinary language
Synonyms : decode decrypt
Definition
(verb) read with difficulty
Synonyms : trace
Example Sentence
  • Can you decipher this letter?
  • The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decipher

CIPHER means CODE so DeCipher means DeCode

deci- this resembles decimals. if u can assume, codes in the films are in decimals. and decoded using the same.

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in digital we conver ASCII numbers to decimal which are in binary form.so its conversion or decode

while transferring over internet we can cipher/Decipher text

Decipher= De(detect)+ Ciher( a code)..means to detect or decode a code.

de+cyber-> DECODING internet code

declivity

Short Definition : downward slope

Definition
(noun) a downward slope or bend
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for declivity

acclivity: upslope of a hill.. so, declivity is the downslope of a hill..

decli(DECLINE..means lowering)+CLIV(MEANS intending towards something)...so having a tendency towards lower side of something.

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DE CLIFF is definitely a decline

decline+ity ->downward slope

decollete

Short Definition : (of a dress) having a low-cut neckline; CF. d'ecolletage: low neckline (on a dress)

Definition
(adj) (of a garment) having a low-cut neckline
Synonyms : low-cut low-necked
Example Sentence
  • a low-cut neckline
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decollete

think a girl is wearing low neck cut dress. and u thrown a coin so that she will bend to COLLECT it.

de-collete; de means off, collete means collar. so decollete means having no collar

imagine u go to a party the which type of girls will u COLLECT ... the one with low neck line

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D shape COLLar te-shirt

decomposition

Short Definition : decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts

Definition
(noun) the analysis of a vector field Definition
(noun) in a decomposed state
Synonyms : disintegration
Definition
(noun) (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance Definition
(noun) (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
Synonyms : putrefaction rot rotting
Definition
(noun) the organic phenomenon of rotting
Synonyms : decay

decorous

Short Definition : proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)

Definition
(adj) characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct
Example Sentence
  • the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme
Definition
(adj) according with custom or propriety
Example Sentence
  • her becoming modesty
  • comely behavior
  • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
  • a decent burial
  • seemly behavior
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decorous

decor.DECORATE.if you decorate your ROOM it will look proper in appearance compared to hall.

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You can relate it to decorum.

deepak+in corous will be proper in behavior, conduct, or appearance

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decorum

Short Definition : propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Definition
(noun) propriety in manners and conduct
Synonyms : decorousness
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decorum

"decor um"; decor them to make them more proper and correct

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DECO (dekho) yaar, RUM pine ke baad, there is very little possibility that you will be in ORDERLINESS and GOOD MANNERS, CONDUCT.

decorum -- decoration . If something is decorated everything is in order and in good manner.

Decoru....decorate....to decorate our house in Festivals is a DECORUM...

If you call someone a "dick-or-umm" at the dinner table then that is bad manners!

To be proper you must DECORATE the ballroom.

dec+or+rum he will be good in speech, behavior, dress, formal politeness, orderliness, seemliness, decency.

you have to be decorum in most of the forums otherwist you'll be thrown out.

decorum ~ accord ~ according to : approriateness of behavior

decorum(deco=decorated,rum=rum) the decorated rum looks in order and taste good

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