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Short Definition : pay attention to; N: close attention

(noun) paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
Example Sentence
  • his attentiveness to her wishes
  • he spends without heed to the consequences
(verb) pay close attention to; give heed to
Synonyms : listen mind
Example Sentence
  • Heed the advice of the old men
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for heed

heed sounds like seed - If you sow a seed and do not (heed) pay close attention to it by watering and giving manure ... it will not grow and flower in future.

sounds like HIDE.so he hind it with kind attention

hey this sounds like heap. now many times my mom gives me a heap of rice to see if it has any insects in it. now u gotta that stuff gingerly.

Heed is the Need of everyone... Everyone wants attention of others...

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He gave a keen HEED while purchasing the WEED

HEED - Think of HEAR means listening and paying attention to something

read it as HEAD...pay close attention to mind ur HEAD...


Short Definition : not noticing; disregarding

(adj) marked by or paying little heed or attention
Synonyms : unheeding
Example Sentence
  • We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics
  • heedless of danger
  • heedless of the child's crying
(adj) characterized by careless unconcern
Synonyms : reckless
Example Sentence
  • the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes
  • reckless squandering of public funds
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for heedless

relate it to headless ...a headless person can't notice anything..

sounds like NEEDLESS, a person who doesn't need something, he doesn't notice it either

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seedless - no need to notice the seed while having it


Short Definition : dominance especially of one nation over others

(noun) the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
Example Sentence
  • the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation
  • to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony
  • the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hegemony

hegemony:he's got money,so he's domineering in the society and he control others.

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hegemony sounds like he-germany. Germany's hegemony over Belgium was the spark of the WWI

hege(to have in punjabi)+ mony(sounds like MONEY)....a nation which has money is powerful and wealthy nations always dominate the poorer nations.

can b taken as "huge money".if someone has huge money they ll naturally dominate others..

HUGE+MONEY....countries having huge money always dominate

Hegemony - 'he' who has 'gem'(gems, jewels)and mony (money) has 'dominance' over others

h-ege(egg)-mony(money)-if u hav an egg n lots of money in front of you n u r told to choose one...definitely u'll take money...so money dominates the egg...

hegemony - heg (beg) mony (money) ... when a poor country begs for money to a rich country ... the rich country starts dominating w.r.t terms, relations and other issues ,on the poor country ...

hegemony~he+germany(gemony)..the person who came from germany will try to dominate the indians..

Some rowdy asking hey ji Money kahan hai??

HEGEMONY = he + ge + mony; he is the ge (general electric) money so he dominates other ppls in the company.

Age + money - Normally, rich & elderly people will possess leadership and dominance over their group & family


Short Definition : atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime

(adj) extremely wicked, deeply criminal
Synonyms : flagitious
Example Sentence
  • a flagitious crime
  • heinous accusations
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for heinous

heinous sounds like hyena (a wild animal which are mostly found in asian & african continents) these animals are very cunning & wicked)

heinous -> hey + anus, you call someone that if you hate him or if he's atrocious.

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Sounds like Highness - as we call a king. Imagine that he is a Wicked king, thinks only money and power and kills people, hence he is hatefully bad, atrocious

sounds similar to HEEN in hindi..i.e jo heen bhavna se dusron ko dekhta hai wo wicked hota hai.

he in anus ---> if some gets in ure anus he is definitely hateful

calling someone hideous is bad and hateful

hei is the black in Chinese,so black means evil.

person in a bus says he(the pickpocket) is in(among) ous


Short Definition : steering wheel of a ship; position of control

(noun) steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered Definition
(noun) a position of leadership
Example Sentence
  • the President is at the helm of the Ship of State
(verb) be at or take the helm of
Example Sentence
  • helm the ship
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for helm

Better take the 'HELM' in your hands or else this dumbhead is going to make us cry 'HELP HELP!'

helmet---head(protects the head) helm-----head(leader)

Helm~help..pls helm dem 2 take d control of d ship as dey r naive2 handle such situation..

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if you don't helm the ship, you will go to hell.


Short Definition : surround tightly so that movement is impossible; Ex. hem in; N.

(noun) the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down
Example Sentence
  • the hem of her dress was stained
  • let down the hem
  • he stitched weights into the curtain's hem
  • it seeped along the hem of his jacket
(noun) the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.
Synonyms : ahem
(verb) fold over and sew together to provide with a hem
Example Sentence
  • hem my skirt
(verb) utter `hem' or `ahem'
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hem

Wat if hema malini suddenly appears in our colony? she will be surrounded by her fans restricting her movement

Sala HAM-burger chura raha tha! HEM him! :D


Short Definition : messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher

(noun) (formal) a person who announces important news
Synonyms : trumpeter
Example Sentence
  • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet
(noun) something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone Definition
(verb) foreshadow or presage Definition
(verb) praise vociferously
Synonyms : acclaim hail
Example Sentence
  • The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein
(verb) greet enthusiastically or joyfully
Synonyms : hail
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for herald

it can be split into hear + all but convey message to some.

deccan herald a famous news paper is a messenger for sth that is going to happen.


Short Definition : grain-eating; CF. herbivore

(adj) feeding only on plants
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for herbivorous

herb (herb) + i + vorous (boars). Imagine a boar eating herbs (plants).

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