This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : thick-skinned animal
derm means skin(dermatologist is a skin specialist) and eg for pachderm animals are elephants,hippopotomus,etc ..the word pachy sounds like pack.. so the skin is so packed that is becomes thick.. thus pachyderm is thick-skinned
Packed derm(skin)...hence thick skinned animals.
pachy a greek root means thick + dermwich means skin
pachyderm-derm means skin and pachy means hardly packed like the skin of the elephant,hippopotamus
Short Definition : one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
pacify means to make calm or soothe.. and a person who pacifies.. is opposed to war and force..
One who wants Peace(paci)+first(fist)
pacifist is one who denies to use his fist so antimilitarist.
a pacifier is a baby's dummy or teething ring..which soothes him..just like that a pacifist is a person who soothes you
Short Definition : soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
pacific ocean is calm in its way....=pacify =calm or quiet
a passive person is always calm,so calm down
Short Definition : chaplain (in the armed forces)
padh-re padh-re mainly done by all the fathers in home
padre sounds like "Father" - in fact, it is father in Spanish and Italian. Father is the military chaplain of a home :)
(Mallus)Pathiri Malayalam word for Priest comes from Padre
Short Definition : song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
Paean sounds like "pian+o" which is used in praise songs
(paean sounds like pain) If you take pains and achieve something, then you will hear paeans about you.
Pagan worship(Worshipping natural forces) involve Paen(songs)
take it as peon....he always praises
paEAn...EA sports have taken lots of PAIN to make comp games...hence ppl paean them for that..........love playing cricket and fifa..EA SPORTS
paean is pronounced like pee-un == unpee.. you are not going to pee ... on da contrary, you'd praise them... so paean = praise/ eulogy
PAEAN = PA + EAN ;PA means personal assistant always wants to earn praise from bosses.
peon ban gaya G.M. so gane laga paean
PAAN SINGH TOMAR movie: their PAAN SINGH did the work with gr8 effort, so their was a song of praise for him in the movie
Short Definition : taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
ohh..pretty easy...divide it like..pain+s+taking....so someone WHO is TAKING A LOT OF PAIN to complete his work.
Divide this way "King" takes great care of his kingdom by taking pain as well.
o no preeti it also means being careful. some suggest a mnemonic for that
PAINSTAKING = My backborn feeling pain due to hard work done for stacking of bricks.
Short Definition : agreeable; pleasing to the taste
PALATABLE sounds similar to Palak (Spinach) on the table. So the palak on the table is very pleasing in taste.
its easy - plate - able - only tasty food hi rakhte hain
Anything which the palate can take in is palatable
sounds like placate which means to pacify someone or make him agreeable
PLATE n TABLE. so u are having plate on table
Short Definition : roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
Remember Plateau - Roof of the mountain
palate seems like plate and the endoupper surface of you mouth is like the plate
Short Definition : of or suitable for a palace; magnificent
Read it: palashial i.e., like a palace.
'palat' in hindi means 'turn' we'l be turning again and again to see a magnificient thing!
A glacier is magnificent. Imagine a palace on top of a glacier. That would be palatial
Think that: Shial (Fox) was pala (pet) in an ancient palace.
Short Definition : study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
paleonto(get the feeling of word plant and pale..so plant(and animals too) when it dies becomes pale and the remains of it are known as fossils,+logy(means study)..so study of fossils known as paleontology.
paleontology = pale (dull) + eon (age) + to + logy(study) = dull age means prehistoric life's study
ROSS IS a PALEONTOLOGIST,Always talks about dinosours ,fossils,blah blah blah
pehle(pele) ki padai(logy).