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earmark

Short Definition : set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose

Definition
(noun) identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal Definition
(noun) a distinctive characteristic or attribute Definition
(verb) give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
Example Sentence
  • I will earmark this money for your research
  • She sets aside time for meditation every day
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for earmark

earmark..let break it as ear + mark -'ear' is on the side of the face. Something is placed or kept aside and we -'mark' it means something particular or extraordinary.So ..'something is kept aside for a particular purpose'

earm...very close to earn.....so what ever you are earning you are keeping it aside because soon you want to start your own buisness.

BOOK MARK !!!!

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Earmark is to mark the ear of the pig, sheep.....to regonise the ownership

earn

Short Definition : gain for the performance of service or labor; gain (something that one deserves); deserve

Definition
(verb) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
Example Sentence
  • How much do you make a month in your new job?
  • She earns a lot in her new job
  • this merger brought in lots of money
  • He clears $5,000 each month
Definition
(verb) acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
Synonyms : garner

earthly

Short Definition : of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason

Definition
(adj) of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
Example Sentence
  • earthly beings
  • believed that our earthly life is all that matters
  • earthly love
  • our earthly home
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for earthly

Earthy refers to somewhat down, relating to earth

earthy

Short Definition : unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal

Definition
(adj) conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
Synonyms : crude gross vulgar
Example Sentence
  • coarse language
  • a crude joke
  • crude behavior
  • an earthy sense of humor
  • a revoltingly gross expletive
  • a vulgar gesture
  • full of language so vulgar it should have been edited
Definition
(adj) not far removed from or suggestive of nature
Example Sentence
  • the earthy taste of warm milk fresh from the cow
  • earthy smells of new-mown grass
Definition
(adj) hearty and lusty
Example Sentence
  • an earthy enjoyment of life
Definition
(adj) of or consisting of or resembling earth
Example Sentence
  • it had an earthy smell
  • only a little earthy bank separates me from the edge of the ocean
Definition
(adj) sensible and practical
Synonyms : down-to-earth
Example Sentence
  • has a straightforward down-to-earth approach to a problem
  • her earthy common sense
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for earthy

on earth there are many stones and all so coarse or not refined

Earthy also means down to earth, so that which is earthy is down to earth;hence "Not far removed from or suggestive of nature " hence, close to nature

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Mallika is the only actress on this earth who can do earthy talks

ebb

Short Definition : (of the tide) recede; lessen; diminish; N. OP. flow: rise of tide

Definition
(noun) a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
Synonyms : ebbing wane
Definition
(noun) the outward flow of the tide
Synonyms : reflux
Definition
(verb) flow back or recede
Example Sentence
  • the tides ebbed at noon
Definition
(verb) hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb Definition
(verb) fall away or decline
Example Sentence
  • The patient's strength ebbed away
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ebb

Relate it to egg ;; now-a-days because of bird flu the quantity of eggs coming to the market is reduced.

Ebbbbbb.... is reduced to Ebb.

ebb in urdu means bad habit. we should diminish our bad habits

if ucan remembe the word hebbu(kannada), when the milk is boiled ,u get that on the top..so do relate it with it. ebb(ebbu) is used to lessen or make pimpils diminish..

ebullient

Short Definition : showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm; boiling; N. ebullience; N. ebullition: state of boiling

Definition
(adj) joyously unrestrained
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ebullient

Your dad purchasing you a new 'Enfield Bullet' so you shpw ur 'Excitement' -> ebullient! :D

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If u can think this word in a good sense, "bulli" is always showing exitement or overflows with enthu ,wen a hot gal passes

it is close to jubilation...which is excitment

when water boils, it seems as if it is showing great enthu or excitement thus being ebbulient

A bull is violent(excited).

guys.. think of "BULL" in eBULLient.. it is always excited n raring to go

Red Bull

ebullient="e+bullet"so u r the don and now u have new e-bullet so obiviously u r so hppy with this

In bullfight my bull won the medal and hence I am ebullient today

wen we get over-excited over any issue we generally get into argument wid some1 or even bully with them.so 'bulli(y)'

"bull" is always ready to hit you.so it is high-spirited & exited.

A strong bull is always excited to hit the humans..i.e showing his lot of excitement

E_bull_ant, BULL seems enthusiastic when an ANT goes in to the ears

eccentric

Short Definition : irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric

Definition
(noun) a person with an unusual or odd personality Definition
(noun) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
Synonyms : case character type
Example Sentence
  • a real character
  • a strange character
  • a friendly eccentric
  • the capable type
  • a mental case
Definition
(adj) conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
Example Sentence
  • restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit
  • famed for his eccentric spelling
  • a freakish combination of styles
  • his off-the-wall antics
  • the outlandish clothes of teenagers
  • outre and affected stage antics
Definition
(adj) not having a common center; not concentric
Synonyms : nonconcentric
Example Sentence
  • eccentric circles
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for eccentric

ec(x)-centric(normal): going away from the center that is departing from the norms

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eccentric- resembles x-centric..assume x centric as before centric,like x-wife. anything b4 centric is x centric,and b4 centric ,it is irregular and odd in shape.

eccentric- ex-center>> It's ODD to see your ex being the center of attraction among your pals.

ec(ex) center .. its odd/irregular to see an ex(or one more) center for circle..

eccentric:One(EC) cent rick from rice centre is called eccentric.

eccentricity

Short Definition : oddity; idiosyncrasy

Definition
(noun) strange and unconventional behavior Definition
(noun) (geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section; the ratio of the distance between the foci to the length of the major axis
Example Sentence
  • a circle is an ellipse with zero eccentricity
Definition
(noun) a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for eccentricity

eccentricity--focus on the word ec+CENTRIC+ity--focus the word CENTRIC ..a person who is very self centric we find his behavior very unconventional and strange.

accent+ city.....a city of people having different accents will be strange or odd....

ec+centric. Prefixes ec- ,ex- ,e- means away from; out of ; outside. So eccentric means away from centre.

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