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igneous

Short Definition : produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite

Definition
(adj) produced under conditions involving intense heat
Synonyms : pyrogenic pyrogenous
Example Sentence
  • igneous rock is rock formed by solidification from a molten state; especially from molten magma
  • igneous fusion is fusion by heat alone
  • pyrogenic strata
Definition
(adj) produced by the action of fire or intense heat
Synonyms : eruptive
Example Sentence
  • rocks formed by igneous agents
Definition
(adj) like or suggestive of fire
Synonyms : fiery
Example Sentence
  • a fiery desert wind
  • an igneous desert atmosphere
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for igneous

ignite is to fire. "ign" in general as a prefix refers to fire.

may rhyme like AGNIous where agni(hindi) is fire

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We all know the bike Ignition where we put key and do kick. Then fire will generate to start bike. So ignition means generating fire.

ignite

Short Definition : kindle; light; catch fire or set fire to

Definition
(verb) cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
Synonyms : light
Example Sentence
  • Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter
  • Light a cigarette
Definition
(verb) start to burn or burst into flames
Example Sentence
  • Marsh gases ignited suddenly
  • The oily rags combusted spontaneously
Definition
(verb) arouse or excite feelings and passions
Example Sentence
  • The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor
  • The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world
  • Wake old feelings of hatred
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ignite

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ig+nite..so during night time you put on light, or you set fire..so remember night..and this word has do do sth with night and light

ignoble

Short Definition : unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed

Definition
(adj) completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
Example Sentence
  • something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude
  • I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part
Definition
(adj) not of the nobility
Synonyms : ungentle untitled
Example Sentence
  • of ignoble (or ungentle) birth
  • untitled civilians
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ignoble

igno(ignore)+ble(able)..so if something IS unworthy and not noble, ONE should be able to ignore them.

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ignoble = igno[r]able coz not worthy to be noted

ignoble::::i+G(agree)+NOBLE.....if someone says to you "yes,i agree..he is NOT NOBLE..."...that means its now proved that he is IGNOBLE/unworthy/not noble...

IGNORANCE+NOBLE.....a person who ignores noble people is not noble

So,it is of following order Noble-->Gentry-->Ignoble.

to whom u will ignore...??? which not worthy..

ignominy

Short Definition : deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat

Definition
(noun) a state of dishonor
Synonyms : disgrace shame
Example Sentence
  • one mistake brought shame to all his family
  • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ignominy

IGNO(IGNORE)+miny(enemy)...so YOU ignore your enemy because you have a DEEP DISGRACE FOR HIM.

ignominy = igno + mini; igno = ignorable why? because its mini = small so to ignore someone because s/he is small is shameful and dishonarable for that person so ignominy = deep disgrace.

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ignominy: i+ GNOME +ny...when i am gnome(dwarf) i feel shamefull or humiliation

Ignominy=Ignore+Me so if you ignore me i will fell dishonour, disgrace and shame

no NOMINATION for the film, is a deep ignominy

I Got NO MoNey so I'll be dishonored.

ME TO PAPA:" PAPA,WHY ARE YOU IGNORING MINI?" PAPA"BECAUSE SHE HAS disgraced/brought shame/deep dishonour to the family by running away with our neighbourhood uncle and getting secretly married.."....................:)

Defeat of enemy (Australia) in the world cup final is a joyful event for India and an ignominy for the Australia...

mini ... wearing mini skirt bring deep disgrace to community (no problem i want to see girls in mini skirt .. hehe)

She IGNORED Penis of mine because it was mini. that was a token of dishonor and shame on me (No offense meant).. This is a totally hypothetical situation..dont blv it

ignore + miny(mini) >> the girl who wears mini's, we have LEAST HONOR for that girl..

PIG with NO MONEY

Someone who practices polygamy should suffer from ignominy!

I Gave NO MoNY, but every body gave so I feel shame

remember the last part (miny); Mini Mathur is a disgrace...

illicit

Short Definition : illegal

Definition
(adj) contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention
Example Sentence
  • an illicit association with his secretary
Definition
(adj) contrary to or forbidden by law
Example Sentence
  • an illegitimate seizure of power
  • illicit trade
  • an outlaw strike
  • unlawful measures
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for illicit

ill+cit(y) = If you want to do any ill to a city, thats ILLEGAL

illicit- Black list. organizations indulging in Illicit trades are Black listed by government.

most of the CHINA-PRODUCTS = ILLICIT-PRODucts. It look like original but not( so its an OUTLAW PRODUCT)

in a metro, if a person who is ill is standing and u r siting(cit)- this is against the laws. ILL + Is + CIT

illimitable

Short Definition : infinite; limitless

Definition
(adj) without limits in extent or size or quantity
Synonyms : limitless measureless
Example Sentence
  • limitless vastness of our solar system
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for illimitable

il(not or un),a -ve prefix + limitable meaning unlimited i.e.infinite

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illimitable=ill+mi+table...although my mom was ILL still she said..."MI TABLE awrun ghete(i will clean the table)"...wethought what infinite amt of energy she has....:)

Illimitable = which can never be ELIMINATED. so "not ELIMINATABLE"

illuminate

Short Definition : brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks

Definition
(verb) make lighter or brighter
Example Sentence
  • This lamp lightens the room a bit
Definition
(verb) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
Example Sentence
  • Could you clarify these remarks?
  • Clear up the question of who is at fault
Definition
(verb) add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for illuminate

when divided sounds like I+ll(will..i'll)+luminate...(means..shine light on something,make a way clear for somebody.).......so you have decided to clear the way for your friend,which shows your understanding with him.

illusion

Short Definition : misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion

Definition
(noun) an erroneous mental representation
Synonyms : semblance
Definition
(noun) something many people believe that is false
Synonyms : fancy fantasy phantasy
Example Sentence
  • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
Definition
(noun) the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
Synonyms : delusion head game
Definition
(noun) an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for illusion

sounds like ..i +llu..(lost)+usion..vision.........(vision here means.....your plans about future to do something great).......so finally you have lost your vision of reaching at the helm of organization...hence you are now misleading people.

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