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Short Definition : give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay

(noun) how something is done or how it happens
Synonyms : manner , mode , style , way
Example Sentence
  • her dignified manner
  • his rapid manner of talking
  • their nomadic mode of existence
  • in the characteristic New York style
  • a lonely way of life
  • in an abrasive fashion

(noun) characteristic or habitual practice
(noun) the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
(noun) consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode
(verb) make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
Synonyms : forge
Example Sentence
  • She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks


Short Definition : difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky

(adj) giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness
Example Sentence
  • a fastidious and incisive intellect
  • fastidious about personal cleanliness

(adj) having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
Synonyms : exacting
Example Sentence
  • fastidious microorganisms
  • certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fastidious

just like ... If your boss is a demanding person he may not leave to you time to eat.Fasting is tedious. So your boss is fastidious.
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by kmr.akhil

fas(ana) is tidious ..means kisi ko fasana bhut tidious hai. (jangal mein kisi shikar ko FASaney ke liye use "please" (by bait) karna padta hai. FASana+TEDIOUS=difficult to please=FASTIDIOUS)
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by cat_guru

fussy n tedious.
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by rd

those who FAST, be TIDY (ppl who are more like perfectionists) are DIFFICULT TO BE PLEASED
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by tanay

the word also means very careful in matters of taste...FAST+TEDIOUS....a person who takes tedious time to eat is fastidious
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by nileshdive

fas(Fussy)tidious: remember like he is tediously fussy about minute details.
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by Sumeet10

FAST + TEDIOUS >>> if u do a tedious work fast, then it will NOT be PERFECTly done.. So its DIFFICULT TO PLEASE the person for whom we are doing the work..
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by RajeshBorkar

To do a tedious job fast is difficult.
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by vivekharin

It's hard to please someone who's FAST and TEDIOUS at the same time.
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by audipuff

Imagine a child FASTing because it is TIDIOUS to give him food he likes. i.e difficult to please the kid
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by ilarum

fast is what we do to please god n it is difficult or tedious to do. s6 fastidious is difficult to please
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by aparajita

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(FAS)fussy about (TIDIOUS)tedious details
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by rkhapare


Short Definition : belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death

(noun) a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable
(noun) a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fatalism

fate+alism.. basically fate is determined by force beyond ones control.. hence fatalism.
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by muffisoni

something fatal is deadly or causing death.its everyone's belief that our death is not in our hand and is determined by the one above us
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by imajeeth


Short Definition : comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water

(noun) a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
Synonyms : fthm

(noun) (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
Synonyms : fthm

(verb) come to understand
Synonyms : bottom , penetrate

(verb) measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
Synonyms : sound

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fathom

shortform of "father or mother"; they always like to see their son working; he may be an invistigator or a plumber (measure the depth of water) doesn't really matter for them.
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by KM2009

It sounds like Phantom(the comic hero).He was 6 feet tall.So, fathom is a unit of measurement equal to 6 feet.
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by harman_patial

fathom= fat+home if you have a fat home, tax people will come to investigate.
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by karanvirani90

If a new Fat man comes to your home people will investigate who is this person and why is he so fat??
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by vivekharin

fath+om—we have FATH(faith) in OM(religious word), and we UNDERSTAND ITS MEANING
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by nikhilparasher

if a home looks fat, then police men ll try to investigate; determine the depth of that home..
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by astepahead87

fathom -> fat + hom(e) -> you become fat eating home made food and you FATHOM(investigate) the cause of it
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by NikhilAgl

Phantom: 6 feet tall hero,dives deep in water and finally understands the nature of crimes
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by laaptu

Fathom - my father or mother came to understand that i am a tailor who measure fantom(the great comic 6 feet)
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by Vaibhavit

investigate the castle whether there is a phantom in it or not
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by ayca


Short Definition : smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness

(adj) devoid of intelligence
Synonyms : asinine , inane , mindless , vacuous

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fatuous

remembles FAT ASS an ass is considered foolish
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by abhi_vaj

focus on 'fat' in this word ..for some foolish people fat people are generally foolish
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by gre_guru

generally fat people in US are foolish!!
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by astepahead87

Fatuous - "Fatu" In hindi Fatu means one who dont have much confidence in doing things. So Fatu is one who dont have brain(barinless) and foolish, thats why he is not that so confident
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by sagarbudavi

faLtu bolne wala - foolish n insane!
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by avinav

INFATUATED means unintelligently and foolishly in love. Fatuous means unintelligent or foolish.
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by dshefman

fat buddhi meaning stupid..
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by 1.6k

Focus on the FAT in the word, then think of Larry the Cable Guy, who is fat, who makes fatuous comments, and who seems content with his foolishness.
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by bugmenot

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by rishib1988

Fatuous = 'fataha'
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by supradip

fatuous=think of a fellow who becomes fat by eating and does not spend any time to become intelligent; foolishly self-satisfied
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by ksubbian

FArTuous......what will you call your friend farting frequently??? IDIOT
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by nileshdive

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by dshefman

sounds like farthin.. farthing in crowd is too foolish and silly
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by bluehole

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by MissionGirl2010

FAT-U ous:u gotta b inane asinine to b fat..
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by sagar_jhobalia

fattos hain woh
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by swap.kamble

Fatuous is always worn by stupid & uncultured person.
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by shaktipada

remember those lame-tards in MTV Roadies who call each other fattu instead of Phattu? boy are they FOOLISH.
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by tonymontana


Short Definition : animals of a period or region; CF. flora

(noun) all the animal life in a particular region or period
Synonyms : zoology
Example Sentence
  • the fauna of China
  • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch

(noun) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Synonyms : animal , animate being , beast , brute , creature

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fauna

Fauna & Flora sound similarly. Fauna = animals <> Flora = plants
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by kguide

Think of a FAWN. = Animal.
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by audipuff

found na
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by swap.kamble

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