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Short Definition : addition of details; intricacy

(noun) addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
Synonyms : amplification
Example Sentence
  • a few remarks added in amplification and defense
  • an elaboration of the sketch followed

(noun) the result of improving something
Synonyms : refinement
Example Sentence
  • he described a refinement of this technique

(noun) a discussion that provides additional information
Synonyms : enlargement , expansion

(noun) marked by elaborately complex detail
(noun) developing in intricate and painstaking detail
Synonyms : working out


Short Definition : able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material

(noun) a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
Synonyms : elastic band , rubber band

(noun) a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
(adj) capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy
Example Sentence
  • an elastic band
  • a youthful and elastic walk

(adj) able to adjust readily to different conditions
Synonyms : flexible , pliable , pliant
Example Sentence
  • an adaptable person
  • a flexible personality
  • an elastic clause in a contract


Short Definition : filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation

(adj) exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
Example Sentence
  • the elated winner
  • felt elated and excited

(adj) full of high-spirited delight
Synonyms : gleeful , joyful , jubilant
Example Sentence
  • a joyful heart

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for elated

sounds like elevated...if you are promoted you will definitely be in high spirits
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by Administrator

seems like 'elected'; so if you are elected by a good university surely you will be overjoyed and excited.
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by rhasan


Short Definition : poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac

(noun) a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
Synonyms : lament

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for elegy

E(a)-LEGY(legendry) if a legendry person dies......people sing a mournful poem or people lament or regret for his death.....
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by preetisoni2411

sounds like eulogy...
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by Yank

basically this is taken from a greek elegos which is a song of mourning .........and we mourn if someone dies
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by preetisoni2411

elegy => clergy. Clergy lives in church => ....
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by pateheo

think of Alizee singing a sad song
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by abhi_vaj

LG ke tv par elegy aa rahi hai
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by 1.6k

Imagine a caterpillar falls on u start an ELEGY bcoz of da ALLERGY
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by deepak.delite

When somebody dies then CLERGY is called to sing a ELEGY
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by userdce

sounds like ee lagi >>> usako lagi toh woh marr gaya... ab marr gaya toh log usake liye Lament gane lage..
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by RajeshBorkar

sounds like "ELI Gaali" so u mourn for that n write a poem :P
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by varuner001

No Body buys LG tv because it only shows ELEGY (Death poems)
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by carora3

elegy= ele (comes) + gy (went); the ppl ho has come one time will surely go from this world this is oing to understand by neighborhood to the dead person son.
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by shaktipada

elegy sounds like ye le ji. in the funeral, as he is going we are saying that take this with u, the song or poem elegy- ye le gy(take this in hindi)
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Short Definition : elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house

(noun) the event of something being raised upward
Synonyms : lift , raising
Example Sentence
  • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
  • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity

(noun) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
Example Sentence
  • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
  • the artist's gifts are at their acme
  • at the height of her career
  • the peak of perfection
  • summer was at its peak
  • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
  • the summit of his ambition
  • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
  • at the top of his profession

(noun) angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
Synonyms : alt , altitude , el

(noun) a raised or elevated geological formation
Synonyms : natural elevation

(noun) distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)
Example Sentence
  • there was snow at the higher elevations

(noun) (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump
Example Sentence
  • a dancer of exceptional elevation

(noun) drawing of an exterior of a structure
(noun) the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
Example Sentence
  • the aggrandizement of the king
  • his elevation to cardinal


Short Definition : draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)

(verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
Synonyms : arouse , enkindle , evoke , fire , kindle , provoke , raise
Example Sentence
  • arouse pity
  • raise a smile
  • evoke sympathy

(verb) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
Synonyms : draw out , educe , evoke , extract
Example Sentence
  • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

(verb) derive by reason
Example Sentence
  • elicit a solution

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for elicit

implicit - which is understood .. explicit - means specifically told/derived so elicit - explicit
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by diggs_chauhan

implicit-which is understood .. explicit - means specifically told or written.. ELICIT means which is not specifically told or understood but WE HAVE TO DRIVE BY REASONING
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by lebshah

saari baatein poochke ek list banani hai
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by 1.6k

In Kannada Eli means pull so cit sounds like Draw out
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by animator

A-List can be created from extracting(elicit) good things only
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by Nishu22

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by sriharisharma

When scuba diving you don't want to draw out or elicit the Moray EEL from his hiding place as he might bite you.
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by Jackery

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by friendofafriend

elicit = e + lic + it; One lic it one the tube so air is coming out from the tube.
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by shaktipada

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