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falter

Short Definition : hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.

Definition
(noun) the act of pausing uncertainly
Example Sentence
  • there was a hesitation in his speech
Definition
(verb) be unsure or weak
Synonyms : waver
Example Sentence
  • Their enthusiasm is faltering
Definition
(verb) move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
Synonyms : waver
Definition
(verb) walk unsteadily
Synonyms : bumble stumble
Example Sentence
  • The drunk man stumbled about
Definition
(verb) speak haltingly
Synonyms : bumble stammer stutter
Example Sentence
  • The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for falter

falter is like farter.. who farts a lot.. people hesitate farting in public.. so HESITATE

FALTER-fall in gutter becoz u feel weak and stumbling while walking

failing to utter due to hesitation.

falter sounds like fati(Hindi)jab kisi ki fatti he tab he or she falter.

a faulty person[falter] always hesitates to avoid further faults

'Falter' sounds like 'halter' & girls hesitate when they wear halter!

falt+alter--- we HESITATE to ALTER our FALTS(faults), we are always reluctant to correct some fault which we have done

"hindi chor ki dadi mein tinka " Defaulter always hesitate

falter- a person who falls while walking loses his momentum.

Chelsea falter, United flatter in ECL: http://media.smh.com.au/sport/sports-hq/chelsea-falter-united-flatter-in-ecl-2303077.html

faltu hindi pe wrong person so generally people who commits sin hesitates more waek in spirit

Falter sounds like fall..when you fall in front of others you feel hesitated

f+alter---->focus altering....changing focus continuously...

fathers hesitate weaken in purpose or action.

fanaticism

Short Definition : excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic

Definition
(noun) excessive intolerance of opposing views
Synonyms : fanatism zealotry
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fanaticism

it sounds like fantastic . u say fantastic with lot of zeal

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watching movies about FANATIC is full of zeal

the words is synonym to zealot. zeal is praise so zealot is excessive praise or zeal.

the fanaticism of aamir khan as a terrorist in movie fanaa

Fan+ actic= as he is a fan of some phylosophy he is not ready to give up.

Fanaticism is often zeal without knowledge or without a rational basis. —John Rayoa

Has fan and ism. Fans have excessive zeal and their policy(ism) is to follow somebody with extreme devotion.

To provide excessive zeal fanatics books were published for engg. students

fancied

Short Definition : imagined; unreal

Definition
(adj) formed or conceived by the imagination
Example Sentence
  • a fabricated excuse for his absence
  • a fancied wrong
  • a fictional character
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fancied

imagine fancy dress competition - becoming something that's not you / real ... you can only imagine to be that person !

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fancied is similer to fantacy ..which is ur imagination

fancier

Short Definition : breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal

Definition
(noun) a person having a strong liking for something
Synonyms : enthusiast
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fancier

fencier (fancier) --> fence + ier --> one who keeps the animals fenced --> breeder of animals

fancier -> cier -> bear -> deer - > CR (ciyar is a animal) -> pyar (means love) = one who loves animals and plants or has spl intrest to breed them !

one who wants to wear showy(fancy) clothes and has very keen interest in his looks

fancier sounds like fancy things. wen we see fancy things we usually get attracted with which we get excited!!!

fancier = "fancy" fancy dresses are sometimes made from animal skin , they are bought from animal dealer , breeder :)

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Animals are kept inside a fence.

FAN "cied" are very enthusiastic to meet their idols

ONE WHO BRINGS FOREIGN CIAR AND BREEDS THEM

franchiser for faun.animal dealer.

at a pet shop, owner to a customer pointing at a poodle "Fancy her?"

FAN-cier if somebody is a fan of something he tries to keep it or breed it

fancy + ier >>> we make a collection and keep with us.. it may be animals or anything.. one who keeps animals like this is BREEDER..

fanciful

Short Definition : whimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme

Definition
(adj) indulging in or influenced by fancy
Synonyms : notional
Example Sentence
  • a fanciful mind
  • all the notional vagaries of childhood
Definition
(adj) not based on fact; unreal
Synonyms : imaginary notional
Example Sentence
  • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties
  • a small child's imaginary friends
  • to create a notional world for oneself
Definition
(adj) having a curiously intricate quality
Example Sentence
  • a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fanciful

fanciful is full of fancies.

fancy

Short Definition : imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate

Definition
(noun) something many people believe that is false
Example Sentence
  • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
Definition
(noun) a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination Definition
(noun) a predisposition to like something
Synonyms : fondness partiality
Example Sentence
  • he had a fondness for whiskey
Definition
(verb) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
Example Sentence
  • I can't see him on horseback!
  • I can see what will happen
  • I can see a risk in this strategy
Definition
(verb) have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
Synonyms : go for take to
Example Sentence
  • She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window
Definition
(adj) not plain; decorative or ornamented
Example Sentence
  • fancy handwriting
  • fancy clothes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fancy

Rich and fancy people do everything on a whim or fancy because they have the money to afford it.

fanfare

Short Definition : call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display

Definition
(noun) a gaudy outward display
Synonyms : flash ostentation
Definition
(noun) (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments
Synonyms : flourish tucket
Example Sentence
  • he entered to a flourish of trumpets
  • her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fanfare

it can b understand as FILMFARE AWARDS which cud b done in very showy manner

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Fanfare - can be read as Fans invite their Heroes by conducting big Fair's

Rhymes with fun-fair

Boys become fan of fair girls and always put up a showy display of generosity in front of them...

when bollywood stars such as srk comes to some city.the FAN welcomes them by playing MUSIC and celebrated their arrival.

farce

Short Definition : broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical

Definition
(noun) a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
Synonyms : farce comedy travesty
Definition
(noun) mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
Synonyms : forcemeat
Definition
(verb) fill with a stuffing while cooking
Synonyms : stuff
Example Sentence
  • Have you stuffed the turkey yet?
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for farce

sounds like FARTS....what a comedy show in which FARTS and farting was basic knack/talent to be shown.

guys used to say in hindi-PHAAD(FARCE) COMEDY THI YAAR...

farce -- face Think of the face of d clown... connect it with comedy and mockery...

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farce relates to force...a comical situation can sometimes b a forceful hitting...

"padhe FARCEe beche tel" is proverb with mockery and satire.. you use it to make fun of someone

Face and Arse. Imagine someone saying, "His face is like an arse", its a farce. (Broad comedy, mockery)

Far + see + kal ( kal = tommorow ). That means he is making us laugh by showing our far future ...!! ;)

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