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palatial

Short Definition : of or suitable for a palace; magnificent

Definition
(adj) relating to or being a palace
Example Sentence
  • the palatial residence
Definition
(adj) suitable for or like a palace
Example Sentence
  • palatial furnishings
  • a palatial yacht
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for palatial

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!

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A glacier is magnificent. Imagine a palace on top of a glacier. That would be palatial

in hindi palatial (pala- shi -el)palat ke dekhshe is so beautiful ie magnificent)

Think that: Shial (Fox) was pala (pet) in an ancient palace.

paleontology

Short Definition : study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents

Definition
(noun) the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paleontology

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).

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paleontology -imagine that pele has died and buried and his fossil has formed which people are studying

palette

Short Definition : board on which painter mixes pigments(coloring matters)

Definition
(noun) the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
Synonyms : pallet
Definition
(noun) board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used
Synonyms : pallet
Definition
(noun) one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor
Synonyms : pallette
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for palette

sounds like plate...the plate on which painters mix paints...

to paint something painter ko sabse pehle lette banani padti hai...so palette

palATE -> roof of the mouth palETTE ->board on which painter mixes pigments palLET -> small,poor bed

palimpsest

Short Definition : parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased

Definition
(noun) a manuscript (usually written on papyrus or parchment) on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for palimpsest

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sounds like pamphlet , and a palimpsest is a sort of pamphlet .

limp + sets -> sets of paper that has gone limp due to erasing and rewriting.

you wrote a phone number on your palm and after an hour you wrote address on same palm with previous no. slightly visible...

palm(or phamplet)gone limp by rewriting and rubbing...

my midget PAL was a victim of incest, wait, cross out n and c and change that to iMPSest

Pa(piece)+limp(about to erased or vanished )+set=piece is used for set which is about to erase or vanish

pall

Short Definition : become boring; grow tiresome

Definition
(noun) a sudden numbing dread
Synonyms : chill
Definition
(noun) burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped Definition
(noun) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window) Definition
(verb) become less interesting or attractive
Synonyms : dull
Definition
(verb) cause to lose courage
Example Sentence
  • dashed by the refusal
Definition
(verb) cover with a pall Definition
(verb) cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing
Synonyms : cloy
Example Sentence
  • Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite
Definition
(verb) cause to become flat
Example Sentence
  • pall the beer
Definition
(verb) lose sparkle or bouquet
Synonyms : become flat die
Example Sentence
  • wine and beer can pall
Definition
(verb) lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to)
Example Sentence
  • the course palled on her
Definition
(verb) lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
Synonyms : fatigue jade tire weary
Example Sentence
  • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pall

A Song from Lage Raho Munna Bhai "Pall Pall Pall Pall Har pal Har Pal Kaise katega pal" If you are bored then you say "Kaise Katega Pall Har Pall"

Appall::- one is appalled by boring things.

pal+l...so your pals are becoming boring day per day.

Alsoe Pale :: as something becomes plae after much use, a jocke beacomes Boring after u have heard it many times. tahts the meaning:: to become less interesting

pall = poll = the thing like indian election poll = boring and tiresome

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when modern people listen to Pop Jon PALL's religious speech ,they get bored.

in appall we can see pall that means we get shocked by the news and daunt ourselves

pall -means time and actually time becomes noticeable and lengthy when you are bored

pallet

Short Definition : small poor bed; Ex. straw pallet

Definition
(noun) the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
Synonyms : palette
Definition
(noun) a portable platform for storing or moving goods that are stacked on it Definition
(noun) a hand tool with a flat blade used by potters for mixing and shaping clay Definition
(noun) a mattress filled with straw or a pad made of quilts; used as a bed Definition
(noun) board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used
Synonyms : palette
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pallet

pal(PALANG)+let(LIE DOWN or latena)...read let as"late" in hindi....so you lie on a bed...But the bed is pallid.

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Similar to palette. Palette has different colors. A poor bed is made of old clothes and hence is of different colors.

Pall means grow tired. Thus after feeling tired one sleeps on a bed. Thus pallet is a small bed.

How similar pallet with palonko(in bangla means cot). Pallet is not that much aristocratic like palonko rather poor as SMALL BED

My hamster eats pellets (sounds like pallet) and sleeps on straw ( a poor bed).

remember the movie "PA".the word is pallet.sounds like pa let.in hindi means pa let ja take rest but where,on a bed.but the bed is too poor.

palliate

Short Definition : ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)

Definition
(verb) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
Synonyms : extenuate mitigate
Example Sentence
  • The circumstances extenuate the crime
Definition
(verb) provide physical relief, as from pain
Example Sentence
  • This pill will relieve your headaches
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for palliate

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it can be like pale(faint coz of disease)+ate so eating the pain.i.e. reducing it.

palliate=alleviate

palli+ate.I was hungry,had pain in the stomach,so ate some palli(groundnut).It eased the pain but didn't cure it.

a friend = a PAL will ALLEVIATE your pain.

PALL+I+ATE..ease pain.. PALL means become borin.. u got bored of the pain..fed up of it..so u ATE it..to ease the pain..

pal(friend) + ate(lessen) >>> a friend always LESSEN OUR PAIN when it grows a lot

now here a latin root could help fix few words. Pallere means concealed. cloaked hence something which has become pale . u can find this root in words: palliate: to ease or cloak pain without curing. pall: become pale >less intresting after much

Pain+Alleviate->Palliate

Pall when sick I ate something and i felt better ... same will happen with you.

pallid

Short Definition : pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion

Definition
(adj) abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
Synonyms : pale wan
Example Sentence
  • the pallid face of the invalid
  • her wan face suddenly flushed
Definition
(adj) (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
Synonyms : pale sick wan
Example Sentence
  • the pale light of a half moon
  • a pale sun
  • the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street
  • a pallid sky
  • the pale (or wan) stars
  • the wan light of dawn
Definition
(adj) lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
Synonyms : pale
Example Sentence
  • a pale rendition of the aria
  • pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender
  • a pallid performance
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pallid

pallid = pale + lid.(jus take the 1st four letters hence 'pale')

PEELI(yellow)

Pal( marathi word forreptile found in house)+Id....how is Pal? its yellow....

in pallid u can smell the word id.we all know that in id of our clg or office we look so dull and pallid.

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