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magnanimity

Short Definition : generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous

Definition
(noun) liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for magnanimity

magNANIMAous, NANI MA in hindi, is always "generous" to us

"magnanimity" = "magna"(magnet = attract)+"enemity" =those who attracts his enemy too ,,, are "generous , kind"

MAGNA super market is so "generous" that its raining offers on the customers

animosity means enemity , And Ma can never show animity , she is always generous

magnate

Short Definition : person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate

Definition
(noun) a very wealthy or powerful businessman
Example Sentence
  • an oil baron
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for magnate

like a magnet.. attracts people and hence influences..

People mistake and call this: "business magnet".

a good business man is a MAGNET for money.

magniloquent

Short Definition : boastful; pompous

Definition
(adj) lofty in style
Synonyms : grandiloquent tall
Example Sentence
  • he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for magniloquent

magni(means large, big, a lot of(especially of showing)) + eloquent (some one who can speak well)....people who try to show off verbally are very pompous people.

"loqu" refers to speaking e.g., grandiloquous, magniloquous, loqacious etc.,

MAGNIFIED(MAGNIFIED) + LOQUACIOUS (LOQUENT).it means the person who is LOQUACIOUS,says the story in MAGNIFIED & POMPOUS/BOASTFUL way.

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magni + loquent(speaking) >>> jo badi badi baatein karna..

magnitude

Short Definition : greatness (in size or extent); extent

Definition
(noun) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
Example Sentence
  • they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion
  • about the magnitude of a small pea
Definition
(noun) a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities; two quantities are of the same order of magnitude if one is less than 10 times as large as the other; the number of magnitudes that the quantities differ is specified to within a power of 10
Synonyms : order of magnitude
Definition
(noun) relative importance
Example Sentence
  • a problem of the first magnitude

maim

Short Definition : mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life

Definition
(verb) injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
Example Sentence
  • people were maimed by the explosion
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for maim

sounds like 'MAYHEM' which means violence.

sound like" my aim"......an accident happened when i was driving my car but believe me my aim was not to maim her......i did not do it intensionally to her ...i never wanted to disable her.

my aim is to help disable and crippled people

in Miami they fight with guns ..

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ma(mother)+im(something bad) . so some injury that happend to ur mother.

mayam(telugu)=become invisible..

makeshift

Short Definition : temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter

Definition
(noun) something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
Synonyms : make-do stopgap
Definition
(adj) done or made using whatever is available
Synonyms : improvised jury-rigged
Example Sentence
  • crossed the river on improvised bridges
  • the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear
  • the rock served as a makeshift hammer
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for makeshift

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make+shift....and when do u shift people in your office ,its when you need them urgently as a substitute in place of other employee

When u dont have shift in d factory(emergency), u make it,i.e TEMPORARILY arrange it. Makeshift

maladroit

Short Definition : clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling

Definition
(adj) not adroit
Example Sentence
  • a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve
  • a maladroit translation
  • maladroit propaganda
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for maladroit

mal(means bad at doing something)+adroit(it means skillful ).......and someone who is bad at skills in his known area ,considered a maladroit person

maladroit== mal (bad) + adroit(skillful) therefore maladroit means person having no skill, he musta be clumsy.

this mnemonic is in hindi....as this word sound like..mala+ad(aaj)+roi+t........mala aaj roi thi because her boss scolded her for not working skillfully and carefully

mala +droit( its a french word for right hand ...)and right hand people are considered as skillful and clever........so mala is droit girl.

ADROIT means skilful but if a person is not skilled he is a MALADROIT.

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mal(means bad at doing something)+adroit(means skilled) = Not skilled.

malady

Short Definition : illness

Definition
(noun) any unwholesome or desperate condition
Example Sentence
  • what maladies afflict our nation?
Definition
(noun) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malady

mala D is a pill ( contraceptive ):: and you take pills when you become ill.

Malaria is a type of malady

sounds like mal +lady...........mal(means not in good state or in bad condition)+lady...........means.a lady who is ill

It denotes a girl with a defect in reproduction.

Malady rhymes with Melody, the chocolate. Excessive consumption of chocolate will make you fall ill

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malady - MALA D tablets - illness (i hope everybody will get this)

when ur in malady, hear melody songs...!!!

What to call her a maal or a lady was a malady!

my lady has become ILL....

Mal(bad)+ Body; so illness

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