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palm

Short Definition : conceal in the palm of the hand; palm off: pass off; Ex. palm off some bad oranges onto the lady/the painting as a real Renoir

Definition
(noun) the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
Synonyms : thenar
Definition
(noun) a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand Definition
(noun) any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
Synonyms : palm tree
Definition
(noun) an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event Definition
(verb) touch, lift, or hold with the hands
Synonyms : handle
Example Sentence
  • Don't handle the merchandise
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palm off means...to sell with the intention to deceive....so anything we hold in the palm and cover it, it is meant to deceive people.....

palpable

Short Definition : tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder

Definition
(adj) capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt
Synonyms : tangible
Example Sentence
  • a barely palpable dust
  • felt sudden anger in a palpable wave
  • the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton
  • a palpable lie
Definition
(adj) can be felt by palpation
Example Sentence
  • a palpable tumor
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palpable..divide it like..PALP(SOUNDS LIKE PULP)+ABLE.....after touching the PULP of fruit ITS OBVIOUS THAT every one would be ABLE TO PERCEIVE whether THE FRUIT is fresh or not.

PAL means a close friend....now PALPABLE...means we r able to touch or feel our pal even when he is not present

palm:: so palpable means sth u can touch by palm.

word is taken from Latin palpare means to stroke in the feeling of love ...so..if someone touch you, it will be PERCEPTIBLE OR TANGIBLE to you whether he is touching you in feeling of love or hatred.

when your girlfriend "PAL" sits on your lap you feel something..

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pal pey bal...or pal pey balwaan. if some balwaan was sitting on ure pal, his pain would be tangible to you

palpitate

Short Definition : throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.

Definition
(verb) cause to throb or beat rapidly
Example Sentence
  • Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart
Definition
(verb) shake with fast, tremulous movements
Synonyms : quake quiver
Example Sentence
  • His nostrils palpitated
Definition
(verb) beat rapidly
Synonyms : flutter
Example Sentence
  • His heart palpitated
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palpitate-split it as pal+pit...my pal(frnd) fell on a pit, as a result of which my heart started to BEAT RAPIDLY

palpitate = pulse + agitate.. generally heart beat faster in fear

split it into palpi ->PAAPI and tate ->australian bowler shaun TATE. as tate delivers a ball at a very high pace so the batsman aginst him starts palpitating as of fear.

palpitation..you may have often heard doctors..cardiologists using this word in case of heart attacks patients..

when my turn came to address the gathering from PULPIT, my heart BEAT IRREGULARLY because of FEAR, or ANXIETY.

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PAL(friend/dost) + PIT(mar khana in hindi) gaya so watching him ur heart THROBBED. therefore PALPITATE= THROB or FLUTTER.

kinda sounds like Pulse Per Iteration->Pulse per second->Beating of the heart in each iteration(each heart beat)

How do u create PULP(palp).. by beating wood hardly...

PALPIATE- pulp- he -ate of fruit , good for heart, heart started to THROB after he took pulp, because that gives instant energy

palpitate and sound similar to heartbeated means heart beat.when you get excited ur heart get bea erraticlly.

paltry

Short Definition : insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash

Definition
(adj) not worth considering
Synonyms : negligible trifling
Example Sentence
  • he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost
  • piffling efforts
  • a trifling matter
Definition
(adj) contemptibly small in amount
Synonyms : measly miserable
Example Sentence
  • a measly tip
  • the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief
  • a paltry wage
  • almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans
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pal means moment in hindi,its very small...so can b neglected when we r wasting hrs on facebook:)

Relate this word to poultry. If poultry is not kept or stored properly, it will become worthless.

(pal+try)Imagine you are advising your friend "hey pal(close friend), don't try it..it's not worth considering this option"

Pal + Try. Pal means friend. Since you have very less no of pals/friends you keep on trying to make new ones

sounds like POULTRY,that have MISERABLE life

its like this PAL(friend)+try(try).....so it goes like this friend try again u made insignificant effort

PANTRY car of railways provide PALTRY amount of meal as compared to platform caterers for the tantamount of money.

PALTRY rhymes with PAUCITY which means dearth scarcity, paltry means insignificant or small in value

hey PAL(friend)TRYeng to impress her is NOT WORTHY as she is already engaged

paltry sounds like POULTRY which is INSIGNIFICANT for VEGETARIANS

suppose a salesman is trying to persuade to buy sth:"Its really cheap PAL,TRY it!",thus, PALTRY=petty and insignificant amount

pal+try = hey pal dont try somethin which is insignificant and trifling

chickens are paltry poultry.

POULTRY is worthless as we kill chickens to eat....hence PALTRY sounds like POULTRY....

pal (pole) and try(tree)...a pole is very small in comparison to the tree..so paultry- very small value

Hey pal try it man...you tel ur pal to try something because its not all that costly, its petty or of insignificant amt

sounds lyk pantry.. today our pantry has very less snacks

Paltry-remember poultry, poultry is important coz it gives chicken(i like chicken),so paltry is unimportant. poultry - important paltry- unimportant

read it as "partly" which means "partial" so adha-adhoora kam has no significance in your path success.....

My pals trying to give back borrowed money but he can't cause he's poor.

paltry same sound as party(political party),so nowadays political party are becoming insignificant to the peoples.

pan

Short Definition : criticize harshly

Definition
(noun) cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
Synonyms : cooking pan
Definition
(noun) (Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus
Synonyms : goat god
Definition
(noun) shallow container made of metal Definition
(noun) chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
Synonyms : genus pan
Definition
(verb) make a sweeping movement
Example Sentence
  • The camera panned across the room
Definition
(verb) wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
Synonyms : pan off pan out
Definition
(verb) express a totally negative opinion of
Synonyms : tear apart trash
Example Sentence
  • The critics panned the performance
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the way people eat "pan"(hindi) and spit everywhere deserves harsh criticism..

think of the paan(hindi)..anyone who eats PAN excessively is subject to HARSH CRITICISM.

PAN means the opposite of PANEGYRIC(praise)

The performance of the band was so bad, we threw the PAN at them, even the kitchen sink!!

PAN's Labyrinth was so popular that no movie critic dared to PAN about it.

PAN sounding similar to BAN.. Which is a way of critisizing harshly

Pan ,it is obvious that when you eat pan and spit in the road you will be harshly critized

panacea

Short Definition : cure-all; remedy for all diseases

Definition
(noun) (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia Definition
(noun) hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
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THIS WORD sound like pan of asia,which suggest remedy for all problems occuring in asia.

PAIN I'll SEE YA -> its a cure for all ailments so we can say "see ya" to pain and aches!!

Panacea Biotec - A Pharma Company - is producing remedy for all diseases.

panacea sounds like panasonic.panasonic is a famous company which claims that they are the greatest.So panacea means like greatest of all. i mean something that cures everything

pan bana rasvala - aisa karey dhamal ;this pan will solve all issues

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panacea= Pan(all) + ace = If player is behind in point and he will shoot all ace in tennis match it will cure all

pan (all)....

panache

Short Definition : flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache;

Definition
(noun) distinctive and stylish elegance
Synonyms : dash elan flair style
Example Sentence
  • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
Definition
(noun) a feathered plume on a helmet
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ir reminds of the movie FASHION.all de top models wer frm panache..therefore u cn relate it to stylish way of dressin

panache.. sounds like moustache... ppl grow differnts kinds of moustaches to appear stylish

if u have seen the movie "FASHION"... priyanka chopra models for the company PANACHE,,, which shows pryinaka chopra is stylish , energetic, and famboyant

people eat PAN to showoff, but they don't know that it will cause ACHE

sounds like headache so they can do things with out head ache

Problem+Cash. If you have cash.. you'll solve your problem without any difficulty.

pandemic

Short Definition : widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people

Definition
(noun) an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world Definition
(adj) epidemic over a wide geographical area
Example Sentence
  • a pandemic outbreak of malaria
Definition
(adj) existing everywhere
Example Sentence
  • pandemic fear of nuclear war
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Just to remind you: <br> demos = people <br> epi = top <br> pan = all <br> <br> So, epidemic means spread in a small area. Pandemic means spread in across countries etc., Further epidemic is any undesirable thing where pandemic is used only in

sounds like "epidemic" which also means widespread

pandemic,epidemic,endemic....say pandemic is whole world,epidemic whole country and endemic is for a city or particular in a community

the end "demic" also fits for epidemic.. and it is a synonym for pandemic..

Epidemic is confined to a small grp of people... epidemic diseases might to confined to a country... whereas pandemic is widespread...NOT confined.. like H1N1 virus

PAN+epidemic—habit of eating PAN is WIDESPREAD

in a pan(frying) every liquid gets spread , so pandemic is sth wide spread, a widespread disease .

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