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gargoyle

Short Definition : waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building

Definition
(noun) a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal Definition
(noun) an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gargoyle

word resembles gargle.. which we do every morning.. similarly imagine a structure (statue) releasing water from its mouth.. like the gargoyle statue in Singapore which you may have seen on TV or a magazine.

it also means an ugly figure. Goyle(from harry potter)was an ugly brat.

GARGI has a very wierd or grotesque appearance.

Remember the "Gargoyle" movie

garish

Short Definition : overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy

Definition
(adj) tastelessly showy
Example Sentence
  • a flash car
  • a flashy ring
  • garish colors
  • a gaudy costume
  • loud sport shirts
  • a meretricious yet stylish book
  • tawdry ornaments
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for garish

GARISH- sound like Gayish........ a gay person wears all bright coloured clothes and looks gaudy and garish......

Imagine if sum1 GARNISHES too oddly ! puts everything, and makes it gaudy !

sounds as 'garisht(deep,excessive)' in hindi

Garish- A 'girl' who is 'rich' is tastelessly showy

Garo = deep color

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Goorish(gora) bright in color.. hope it helps !!

garner

Short Definition : gather; store up; amass

Definition
(noun) a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
Synonyms : granary
Definition
(verb) acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
Synonyms : earn
Definition
(verb) store grain Definition
(verb) assemble or get together
Example Sentence
  • gather some stones
  • pull your thoughts together
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for garner

Sounds like a gardener who gathers fruits and vegetables from his/her garden.

GARNER sounds like GARNIER face wash which GATHERS dust and cleans

Granary is to garner

gardner + garnier fructus - Sounds like a gardener who gathers fruits and vegetables from his/her garden. :)

GATHER grains

garnish

Short Definition : decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.

Definition
(noun) something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration Definition
(noun) any decoration added as a trimming or adornment Definition
(verb) take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support
Synonyms : garnishee
Example Sentence
  • His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt
Definition
(verb) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
Synonyms : dress trim
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for garnish

sounds like FURNISH.. means decorating your house

focus...ON GAR...GARLAND...SO YOU DECORATE YOUR room with GARLAND.

Rhymes with varnish, which helps decorate the wood.

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Burnish = varnish = garnish = polish

garnish rhymes like VARNISH (paint).. so it means to decorate.. garnishing the house with varnish :D

garrulous

Short Definition : loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity

Definition
(adj) full of trivial conversation
Example Sentence
  • kept from her housework by gabby neighbors
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for garrulous

(garrulous can be related to girls when pronounced)and girls talk more than boys

"Girls, rule us!" They rule us in their ability to talk non-stop about nonsensical matter...

sounds like careless... means careless chatter

GARbage-like and unRULy non-stop chatter.

garrulous... think of a "gorilla".. and now think of a fat gorrila like person who chats a lot.!!!and sucks a lot

it can remembered as girls are less because they talk nonsense!!

gaer(unknown people) logo se baat karti hai, garrulous girl.

gastronomy

Short Definition : art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome

Definition
(noun) a particular style of cookery (as of a region)
Example Sentence
  • New England gastronomy
Definition
(noun) the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gastronomy

Gastronomy sounds like guest....so whenever guests cum to our home we serve them gud food.....

Ok,it goes sum wat with this: GASTRIC , so if U r given GOOD, DECENT food, am sure nothing like that will happen! Try eating lots of potato chips and cold drink, then tell me wat was the result :) ;) :)

GAS+TRO+NOMY.nomy is arts of science.using gas we prepare food.so science of preparing food.

gauche

Short Definition : clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth

Definition
(adj) lacking social polish
Synonyms : graceless unpolished
Example Sentence
  • too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate
  • their excellent manners always made me feel gauche
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gauche

Ghochu

it is pronounced 'gosh' O my Gosh!!- she reacted to his gauche behaviour.

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gauchy sounds like gochy(dothy weared by old people)in modern days wearing gochy is clumsy or awkward

South American GAUCHOS (cowboys) lack grace.

Sound like Gosh.. somewon who eat GOSHT lacks social values

GAUCHE=GAAV+CHE. CHE, he is from GAAV, he is tactless/dont have the grace.

Tanya Gosh(gauche) is a clumsy girl who always spilt coffee over others while serving.

similar to gaucherie

gavache lok

gauche sound like douche(douchebag)..

gaudy

Short Definition : flashy; showy

Definition
(noun) (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college Definition
(adj) tastelessly showy
Example Sentence
  • a flash car
  • a flashy ring
  • garish colors
  • a gaudy costume
  • loud sport shirts
  • a meretricious yet stylish book
  • tawdry ornaments
Definition
(adj) (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
Synonyms : flashy jazzy showy sporty
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gaudy

sounds like god[l]y when god appears we can see flash lights at back of his head so it is flashy

GAUDY sounds like ROUDY and proudy people tend to show off and are often very flashy.

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gaudy sounds like Audi the new audi S8..u kno how it looks..!!

gaudy sounds like GOURI(the name og a lady) is very flashy.

gaudy goody goldy

Sounds like Body.. And some people like to flash or show their body !

gaunt

Short Definition : lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren

Definition
(adj) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Example Sentence
  • emaciated bony hands
  • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
  • eyes were haggard and cavernous
  • small pinched faces
  • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gaunt

Gaunt = g + aunt Imagine you have an aunt and you know generally they are fat..now your aunt want to get slimmer...c likes to emaciate..

G[rand] AUNT, or imagine as G[reat grand] AUNT... is generally lean and weak due to old age.

if someone haunts u , u become gaunt

relate it with "jaunt" which means a trip, after returning from trip u feel weak, emaciated

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jaunty: playful,cheerful (remember Jonty Rhodes) gaunt: thin (jonty was thin and very fit)

sounds like haunt.. haunted bye voldemort memories harry face was gaunt

Enrique Iglesias has a gaunt face.

gaunt=ghanta=penis....its thin bony and angular....so got it??;)

relate it to "quant". If u r weak(emaciate) in quant it means u r gaunt

GAUN(gone) Thin

gavel

Short Definition : hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.

Definition
(noun) a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gavel

Rhymes with gravel (small stone) : To break gravel, you need a gavel(hammer)

A hammer like tool or gavel turns rock into gravel

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sound like travel when u travel u carry a wooden hammer for saftey against thiefs

in an auction a gavel is struck to announce that the item has been sold or given--->gaven--->gavel

gavel=girl(g)+travel = when a girl travel she used to have a hammerlike tool for self protection

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