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paranoia

Short Definition : psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac

Definition
(noun) a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paranoia

para+NOIa; NOI in tamil means some disease,and para means beyond or forethought. hence this can be considered as "some disease of thinking urself a grandeur"

paranoia some what sounds like paranoid (people suffering from psychological disorder are considered as paranoid)

In greek Para = out , Noia = Mind so mental disorder, Psychosis

They are no actual.

PARANOIA = PARA + NOKIA(NOIA): Imagine NOKIA is paranoiac about iPhone.

para means out and nokia means an automobile which effects mind when overly usedso out of mind...

paraphernalia

Short Definition : equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry

Definition
(noun) equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
Synonyms : appurtenance gear
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paraphernalia

You remember this word by peripheral,means extra equipments..

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parap(her)(nalia) : here nalia in hindi means to take bath,so gals taking bath require a lot of extra stuff.

second part of the word sounds like furniture...which reminds us of equipment

paraphernalia= parapher (fera far = marriage kar)+ n (and) + alia (giving equipments)= the people giving lots of dowry / gifts and equipments for the marriage

(para+pherna+lia)imagine u r going for a theft(dhoom 2)u r asking ur partner did u take (PARAchute+PHERna ka(magnetic substance which rotates(pherna) and attracts guns+LIYA(did u take)

sound of "funnel" in between ....equipments

निजी सामग्री गहना (m) वस्त्र (m) साज साज-सामान (m)

paraphrase

Short Definition : restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words

Definition
(noun) rewording for the purpose of clarification
Synonyms : paraphrasis
Definition
(verb) express the same message in different words
Synonyms : rephrase reword
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paraphrase

Para+phrase. (convert paragraph to a phrase..ie translation)

its like paragraph written using our own phrases

PARAI+PHRASE- to put something PARARI(belonging to others) in ur words/PHRASE. PHRASE PARAI things

parasite

Short Definition : animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside

Definition
(noun) an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host Definition
(noun) a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
Synonyms : leech sponge sponger
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parasite

para (Skt) means other. Site means place to build home. <br> Parasite means: insect living on other person's body.

parched

Short Definition : extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)

Definition
(adj) dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
Example Sentence
  • a vast desert all adust
  • land lying baked in the heat
  • parched soil
  • the earth was scorched and bare
  • sunbaked salt flats
Definition
(adj) toasted or roasted slightly
Example Sentence
  • parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parched

if you parked the car in open, then due to sunlight and greenhouse effect it will become hot or dry

parched = P (police) after + marched (parade)= they become dry and thirsty

parked the car because of thirsty .so u need to drink cool drink

In March (and April) the summer is at its peak in places like delhi,nagpur,mumbai ... the climate becomes extremely dry and hence you are extremely thirsty

Parched!! ..Pls try the word preched instead for remembering. Think about the story of thirsty crow perched on a tree which put stones so that it can drink water from pot.

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if you are left in a car PARKED in sunlight ..then after sometime you will become THIRSTY...

if u march[walk] in march you will be thirsty[parched]

after marching in parade or pocession you feel dry and thirsty

I "marched" in the parade thats y m feeling thirsty

Yeo(GEO)man = earth man means FARMER.....!!!!

parchment

Short Definition : writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat

Definition
(noun) a superior paper resembling sheepskin Definition
(noun) skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
Synonyms : lambskin sheepskin
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parchment

parch => dry (something dried) ment => an advantage

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In olden days marching Sheeps and Goats were killed to make INK out of them

parch rhymes with march and it is meant for writing.parchment is maent for writing words on them that ia paper prepared from sheep or goat

pare

Short Definition : cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses

Definition
(verb) decrease gradually or bit by bit
Synonyms : pare down
Definition
(verb) cut small bits or pare shavings from
Synonyms : whittle
Example Sentence
  • whittle a piece of wood
Definition
(verb) strip the skin off
Synonyms : peel skin
Example Sentence
  • pare apples
Definition
(verb) remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
Synonyms : trim
Example Sentence
  • pare one's fingernails
  • trim the photograph
  • trim lumber
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pare

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for pare,we can remember spare,"we generally say spare a little bit for us also". Pare can be referred to a bit.

You PARE your food when you eat SPARINGLY.

sounds like PAIR...pair means two..so when you become two i.e when you get a girl friend, your money from the wallet gets PARED day by day....

pare rhymes with tear

i wont spare u wait iam cmg to pare ur skin.idiot

pariah

Short Definition : social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah

Definition
(noun) a person who is rejected (from society or home)
Synonyms : castaway ishmael outcast
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pariah

consider it as paraya.. which in Hindi means stranger.. hence it could be an outcast..

paria(fairy) are different from us and cannot be taken into our society, outcast

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Pariah: Pari->Sari. If Someone discomfits a woman anyway by pulling her sari, he will definitely be SOCIAL OUTCAST. (Any way pls don't mind)

Pariah was an outcast in the choir because her voice didn't sound like Mariah's.

pariah :: Pare Ho : As is said in local hindi language pare ho (go away), so a Pariah is someone who is rejected from society and is ordered to stay away

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