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monumental

Short Definition : massive; impressively large; built as a monument

Definition
(adj) relating or belonging to or serving as a monument
Example Sentence
  • the use of the arch in monumental architecture
  • monumental sculptures
Definition
(adj) of outstanding significance
Example Sentence
  • Einstein's monumental contributions to physics
Definition
(adj) imposing in size or bulk or solidity
Synonyms : massive monolithic
Example Sentence
  • massive oak doors
  • Moore's massive sculptures
  • the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture
  • a monumental scale
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for monumental

like a MONUMENT, monuments are BIG and IMPRESSIVE

moodiness

Short Definition : fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: | state of mind or emotion

Definition
(noun) a sullen gloomy feeling Definition
(noun) having temperamental and changeable moods
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for moodiness

being MOODy

sounds like mood+die...so when mood die we feel depressed or gloomy

moratorium

Short Definition : legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses

Definition
(noun) a legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged Definition
(noun) suspension of an ongoing activity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for moratorium

MORATORIUM rhymes with AUDITORIUM..so there was DELAY IN PAYMENT for building the auditorium

remember as 'Bring More Tar ' otherwise work will get suspended

moratorium= more towards premium(payments)that are delayed

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MORA (my) 10 rupee note was torn (TORIUM), so i had to ask shop-keeper to take payment later.

MORAtorium sounds like AUDItorium, where there was a delay in the program.

moratorium:more auto-so if there are more autos are running in the city then will be heavy traffic and delay in the time for everyone.,.,,,.

moratorium = more + orator; more orator are there so your chance will come after sometime.

(mora)torium - mora means dieing, to suspend thereby

Auditorium cannot be booked because of moratorium ( ie delay of payment )

morbid

Short Definition : given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease

Definition
(adj) suggesting an unhealthy mental state
Example Sentence
  • morbid interest in death
  • morbid curiosity
Definition
(adj) suggesting the horror of death and decay
Synonyms : ghoulish
Example Sentence
  • morbid details
Definition
(adj) caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
Example Sentence
  • diseased tonsils
  • a morbid growth
  • pathologic tissue
  • pathological bodily processes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for morbid

MORBID = MORTAL (deadly) + BITE (like of an insect) --> a deadly bite is unhealthy and disease related.

more+bed = more thoughts about dying on a bed

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rhymes with maarpeet=fight,war--->horror of war and death

morbid=more+bed..i.e v'l b on bed 4 more time(hosptlised) wen v r DESEASED & v DWEL ON HORBLE THNGS.

look at BID...if u are biding on a shares and loose.. u vill have bad mindset....and on contrary if an insect bites...that leads to diseases

biding a dead body

rhymes with moribund which means on verge of death, morbid means horrifying,shocking so death is also horrifying, shocking

'BID' farewell to a dead body rotting in a 'MOR'GUE.

mordant

Short Definition : biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit

Definition
(noun) a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process Definition
(adj) harshly ironic or sinister
Synonyms : black grim
Example Sentence
  • black humor
  • a grim joke
  • grim laughter
  • fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit
Definition
(adj) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mordant

more +daant = more teeth, so biting

......MOR..(MORE means jayada )+DANT?(DANNT)...in our child hood when playing with our frnds we use to STING OR BITE THEM WHENEVER WE GOT ANGRY ON THEM BECOZ OF THAT hame kabhi (more)daant bhi milti thi mummy papa se...

Mortal + Ant biting, stinging

you start "more denting" i.e mordant your car before you give it a new paint.

mar(death) + dant(teeth) ---> deadly dent bite

mores

Short Definition : conventions; moral standards; moral customs

Definition
(noun) (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mores

MORE + S = moral standards

Consider the BCCI Selection committee and Kiran MORE is one of the selectors, MORE should select players on the conventions and standards of BCCI..so MORE'S (MORES) selection!

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using more pankh are customs at some places

morse code is used in telegrams which ars symbols nothing but coventions

mores rhymes with chores..so customs

"Moral"+"Standards"=MORES->conventions,customs

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