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fabricate

Short Definition : build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society

Definition
(verb) put together out of artificial or natural components or parts
Synonyms : construct manufacture
Example Sentence
  • the company fabricates plastic chairs
  • They manufacture small toys
  • He manufactured a popular cereal
Definition
(verb) make up something artificial or untrue
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fabricate

i ATE FABRIC..do u believe..i suppose no...!!!

fabric+ate.....AS THE FABRIC IS made from white threads, which is later on dyed and coloured to give it another appearance..like wise if we make up a story and add it to what one said..we are lying (fabricating the truth).

facet

Short Definition : small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side

Definition
(noun) a distinct feature or element in a problem
Synonyms : aspect
Example Sentence
  • he studied every facet of the question
Definition
(noun) a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for facet

remember a multi-facet personality....one who has multi(many) FACET(dimension or SIDE)

Just as we say face of a coin; i.e. a side of coin we can say that a specific diamond has eight faces (facets)

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facet = "face"(plane surface) + acet(asset)(gems or jewellery) plane suface of gem

the reflection is coming from the gems plane surface you cannot FACE iT in sun

facet = plane smooth surface or having distinct feature or element of problem now he studied every facet of a question but karate karte wo facet surface pe face pe gir gaya

the FACE(side) of a polygon

facet = face turn towards us.

facetious

Short Definition : joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous

Definition
(adj) cleverly amusing in tone
Example Sentence
  • a bantering tone
  • facetious remarks
  • tongue-in-cheek advice
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for facetious

someone who makes funny faces Facetious>>>Face is not Serious

Face-tease, tease by making funny faces

FACE....SO THINK OF someone who never give serious look on his face.

take facetious remarks in a facetious manner and enjoy life

Sarcasm can be both positive and negative; facetiousness is only the positive form. Facial expressions are typically only used during sarcasm to add humor. So if the FACE is involved, its amusing. Think: <B>Sarcastic Face</B>.

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mnemonic (memory aid) : FACETIOUS ~ face + t + (ser) ious; if you ever face any facetious remarks, you should not take them seriously.

face ticklish

face teasing in serious times,being funny in an inappropriate situation

FACETIOUS = face + ti + o + us; That is now making gossip towards us.

make a mockery of hitler's mustache . be cause he is a FACIST

facile

Short Definition : easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting

Definition
(adj) arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth
Example Sentence
  • too facile a solution for so complex a problem
Definition
(adj) performing adroitly and without effort
Example Sentence
  • a facile hand
Definition
(adj) expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
Example Sentence
  • able to dazzle with his facile tongue
  • silver speech
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for facile

fluent fluent baat karke ladki fascile(fasaayi)

Facile---> Face i will.... i will be able to face the problem (/person) beacause it is EASY (REQUIRES VERY LITTLE EFFORT) to solve

face+easily

the word sounds like 'fisalna' itna fluent tha ki fisal gaya

faasil speaks poetically and fluently to tv shows. he is eloquent director

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"facil" is a word in Spanish that means "easy".

facile -> face it easily

facile sounds facility so if u get get facility it will be EASY....

"Fuck, I'll" do it! Because it's easy.

FACILE; means face i will i.e i will face whatever the problem will be.

express your self (airtel)

facilitate

Short Definition : help bring about; make less difficult

Definition
(verb) make easier
Synonyms : alleviate ease
Example Sentence
  • you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge
Definition
(verb) be of use
Synonyms : help
Example Sentence
  • This will help to prevent accidents
Definition
(verb) increase the likelihood of (a response)
Example Sentence
  • The stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for facilitate

when you provide FACILITIES(facilit+ ate).. it makes things less difficult.

facsimile

Short Definition : copy

Definition
(noun) an exact copy or reproduction
Synonyms : autotype
Definition
(noun) duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
Synonyms : facsimile machine fax
Definition
(verb) send something via a facsimile machine
Synonyms : fax telefax
Example Sentence
  • Can you fax me the report right away?
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for facsimile

focus on simile (similar) and fac (fax).. both these words signify 'copy'

Fac(Fact)+simile(smile) - It is a fact of life that if u smile 2 some1 he would smile u back! i.e. copy u!

sounds like fax..and fax means to replicate or make a copy

Her FACE is SIMILAR

sounds like Fake which means an exact copy or reproduction.

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fax + miles bhej.. fax woh hain jo same copy bheje

faction

Short Definition : party; clique (within a large group); dissension

Definition
(noun) a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
Synonyms : cabal camarilla junto
Definition
(noun) a dissenting clique
Synonyms : sect
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for faction

faction -> fraction means fraction of a large party

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sound like function ..means party

Fraction is a small part in numbers , similarly fraction is small part in political party.

Fake action in the clique

People with different facts will face dissensions easily.

faction: Remember the game Red Faction - faction here means a group

faction = fraction means part -- party :)

FACTION = female action on society is done always in group.

factious

Short Definition : inclined to form factions; causing dissension

Definition
(adj) dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)
Synonyms : dissentious divisive
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for factious

factious = fact + ious. factious people are so concerned about their facts (views). so they wont agree with others. so factious means opposition or dissenting

FACTious: remember FACTorize

Factious can be remembered as a FACTory having a fight between board members, because of some FACTrIOUS people

factious..fact(iou)s...when pronounced sounds like FAX....so you recieved a fax stating about the rivals factions within the administration which is causing dissensions among members.

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(fac)FAX + (ctious)Caution -> be prepared for trouble(dissension)

FACTIOUS = fact + ti + o + us; The fact transmit on us i.e we are guilty.

factitious

Short Definition : artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears

Definition
(adj) not produced by natural forces
Example Sentence
  • brokers created a factitious demand for stocks
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for factitious

sounds very similar to word FICTITIOUS....so something which is fictitious .. is always artificial.

boyOboy!!look at her tits!! they are fake tits bro,they place some kind of gelatinous substance there...hence factitious(artificial)!!!cant help...remembered tat way!! :)

factitious = false tears. so factitious is artificial where as facetious is humurous. factitious = tears (artificial) facetious = joy (humour). remember this as analogy.

fact+itious—sounds like fact+eatious—eating the facts(truth)—so misrepresenting the truth, so copying illegally or artificial

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Factitious....FAKE + THI... say as in she was fake...hypocrite.. or fake by looks as she was all donned with make up...

fact+eat+ous means eats fact means imaginary and untrue

Politician try to face the poverty fact. It will be artificial(factitious).

Something which constantly needs facts to support it must be artificial because truth is eternal.

fictitious ....like false....

(“fact,” meaning “to make”) as in factory and manufacture.

factotum

Short Definition : handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything

Definition
(noun) a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for factotum

focus on totum : total meaning all

The Servant who does one job- just fucked partially. The servant who has to do all the JOBS- Fucked Totally- FACTOTUM

Factotum=Fact + totum = factory + total - We can remember it like doing all(total) the work in the factory

Factotum - FACT-TOTUM - If you can imagine the TOTUM(in INception) as a person... then the totum is a handy person who can tell you everything if you are in a DREAM

Example: Ramu kaka in old Bollywood flicks

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facilitates+ total= a person who helps in all the things;

FACTOTUM = factory + tum; you are a factory i.e bunch of work.

fact - to - tum - sab jante he hoo,, means u r able to serve in wide range of capacities

factory total work is done by factotum robot

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