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partisan

Short Definition : one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla

Definition
(noun) a fervent and even militant proponent of something
Synonyms : drumbeater zealot
Definition
(noun) an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
Synonyms : enthusiast partizan
Definition
(noun) a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
Synonyms : partizan
Definition
(adj) devoted to a cause or party
Synonyms : partizan
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for partisan

parti(think of a political party)+san(son)...so a father who is favouring his son's political party, instead of a good party.

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A partisan says, 'my party is my SON, my daughter, my mom & my dad'

just d way civism is being a good citizen, partism (reminds of partisan) is being a good(ardent) supporter of a party/group/person/activity

PARTison -> taking a PART or side

Partisan almost sounds like "party-fan".. Someone who strongly supports partying it up :)

partition

Short Definition : divide into parts

Definition
(noun) a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
Synonyms : divider
Definition
(noun) (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit Definition
(noun) (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism Definition
(noun) the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart Definition
(verb) divide into parts, pieces, or sections
Synonyms : partition off
Example Sentence
  • The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British
Definition
(verb) separate or apportion into sections
Synonyms : zone
Example Sentence
  • partition a room off

parvenu

Short Definition : upstart; newly rich person

Definition
(noun) a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class Definition
(adj) characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position Definition
(adj) of or characteristic of a parvenu
Synonyms : parvenue
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parvenu

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think of praveen(of indian crkt team)who has just entered into team and nw earnng a lot.....so is a newly rich person

par(paar) means dur in hindi and venur means place.the one who has moves 'dur' from his place to a high level is parvenue

parv+enu(sounds like NEW)...SO something that has been newly started.

parvenu=parar hogaya venu,he took all the money from every body and went,he gained economic status

helpful 4 mallus. Tell "paavam aayirunnu" in malabar dialect. It sounds like "paaveynu" which is similar to "Parvenu". Which means he "was poor". Has the similar meaning

Break the word into UPPAR meaning upper or higher class in HINDI. and then VENUE of english. So it's a hinglish word meaning a higher standard or position

venu ke par lag gaye

Think of happy gilmore! A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course! PAR for golf, which he is V (the) NEWcomer

newly up to par

Farmer become rick when his nadi par venue property rose in price but he was still rustic in manners.

passive

Short Definition : not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance

Definition
(noun) the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
Synonyms : passive voice
Example Sentence
  • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
  • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
Definition
(adj) lacking in energy or will
Synonyms : inactive
Example Sentence
  • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself
Definition
(adj) peacefully resistant in response to injustice
Synonyms : peaceful
Example Sentence
  • passive resistance
Definition
(adj) expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb
Example Sentence
  • academics seem to favor passive sentences

paste

Short Definition : smooth viscous mixture as of flour(powder made by crushing grain) and water (used as an adhesive); V: cause to adhere by applying paste

Definition
(noun) any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency Definition
(noun) a hard, brilliant lead glass that is used in making artificial jewelry Definition
(noun) an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard
Synonyms : library paste
Definition
(noun) a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
Synonyms : spread
Definition
(verb) join or attach with or as if with glue
Synonyms : glue
Example Sentence
  • paste the sign on the wall
  • cut and paste the sentence in the text
Definition
(verb) hit with the fists
Example Sentence
  • He pasted his opponent
Definition
(verb) cover the surface of
Example Sentence
  • paste the wall with burlap

pastiche

Short Definition : imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists

Definition
(noun) a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
Synonyms : medley potpourri
Definition
(noun) a work of art that imitates the style of some previous work
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pastiche

PASTi+CHE......pasti...PASTE...........we do copy PASTE......while copying we imitate the style of others and paste it where we want

paste- we use paste to stick posters of superstars we want to imitate .

pastiche=past+stitch,stitch is also a thread art and so it has been of the past,and it has been copied

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past+iche ITCHING to copy from the PAST Movie songs.

Paste + Stitch => Paste & Stiching give a picture of mixture & combining (of ideas & works)

u can read it as PAST+CHEAT..so it is a work of art that is a cheat from the past work.

PASTICHE -> PASTE + STITCH. PASTing and STITCHing connect disperate objects. PASTICHE connects to a PAST artwork.

past se lekar chipkaaya gaya...

Copy chesi PASTE chestam, ala paste chesinadaniki STYLE add cheyakapote CHE antaru...

Just imagine music composer Deva with the Tooth paste in hand.

PAST +PASTE =PASTE PAST WORK =IMITATE PREVIOS WORK

Pastiche = Past + i + che, From the past i am watching it.

PASTICHE = PASTE + CHEVERAL (SEVERAL) ART WORK

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