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parish

Short Definition : area in the care of a single priest and served by one main church

Definition
(noun) a local church community Definition
(noun) the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parish

pa + rish = my dad(pa) is rishi munni(priest)

parish sounds p-ri-sh-t.

IN INDIA WE HAVE "PARSH-AD WHO IS INCHARGE OF SMALL SEGMENT OF DISTRIST,,

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Parish people (church community) consider themselves to be 'PARI's

parity

Short Definition : equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate

Definition
(noun) (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered
Synonyms : para
Example Sentence
  • the parity of the mother must be considered
  • a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children
Definition
(noun) (mathematics) a relation between a pair of integers: if both integers are odd or both are even they have the same parity; if one is odd and the other is even they have different parity
Example Sentence
  • parity is often used to check the integrity of transmitted data
Definition
(noun) (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error
Synonyms : check bit parity bit
Definition
(noun) (physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system Definition
(noun) functional equality
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parity

parity.......divide it like pari(pair)...pairs always exhibit equality in their choices.

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parity...sounds like PARTY.....party is given to people of EQUAL status..

well another could be in medical science..wher parity means how many times a lady give births...so there is A CLOSE RESEMBLANCE....in her children.

parity...in maths..parity means to find the EQUALITY BETWEEN TWO numbers whether the number is EVEN OR ODD.

parity rhyme with DisPARITY WHICH IS DIS(NOT)+PARITY(EQUALITY)= INEQUALTIY

purchasing power parity (PPP)... WE DAILY COME through it..means an indication of the way, the exchange rate EQUALIZE THE PURCHASING POWER OF different currencies.

Remember the most common word social disparity which means social ineuality dis means not parity means equality

Parity comes from "par". Live below and above par, when it is at par- equal, it is parity, equality or close.

parlance

Short Definition : language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance

Definition
(noun) a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
Synonyms : idiom
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parlance

Focus on PAR(ticular) LAN(guage) So Parlance is a PARticular manner of speaking a LANguage.

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parlance taken from 'parler' which means to speak. Thus parlance is nothing but a language.

parley

Short Definition : conference (between opponents); CF. speak

Definition
(noun) a negotiation between enemies Definition
(verb) discuss, as between enemies
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parley

parley sounds like parliament... where CONFERENCE is held between opponents ...

parley reminds us of parle biscuts....when you attend a CONFERENCE bisleri water and PARLE biscuts are served

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sounds like parlay.biscuit company...so a conferece between parlay and sunfeast biscuit company heads.

Parley ~ Miley (Meet in Hindi) ; When people attend a conference, they meet each other

par+ley:par means others and ley means lay(calm) down or pacify.so negotiation between enemies.

in the movie 'Pirates of Caribbean' ; pirates, in difficult times, use the right of 'parley' which is right of negotiation

Pirates of the Carribean .. Remember Jack Sparrow saying PARLEY . a conference with the pirates!!

two golfing opponents (enemies) negotiate who will first attempt to make PAR and theres no way in hell (L) it will be EasY (EY) for either of them (LEY so we don't confuse with parLAY)

PARTY without all the fun

Parley : An negotiation between Enemies Truce : A Tacit Agreement between enemies for not fighting. First they eat Parley - G while negotiating and then they Have Truce (Juice) before agreeing not to fight.

parochial

Short Definition : narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes

Definition
(adj) relating to or supported by or located in a parish
Example Sentence
  • parochial schools
Definition
(adj) narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
Synonyms : insular
Example Sentence
  • little sympathy with parochial mentality
  • insular attitudes toward foreigners
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parochial

link this with paro....(of devdas)...whose parents were narrow in their outlook for devdas family , so they married her to someone else.

Having PARTIAL vision

This word is derived from 'parish' i.e. which means "local".parochial outlook is local,"restrained"

link this ti par(foot in english),par are at the bottom of body so parochial is linked to something down in vision or outlook

the inhabitant of parish are narrow minded

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1. परिमित 2. संकीर्ण 3. सीमित 4. घिरा हुआ

parody

Short Definition : humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.

Definition
(noun) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way Definition
(noun) humorous or satirical mimicry
Synonyms : mockery takeoff
Definition
(verb) make a spoof of or make fun of Definition
(verb) make a parody of
Synonyms : burlesque spoof
Example Sentence
  • The students spoofed the teachers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parody

parody..parrot..always imitates people often in a humorous way.

par+ ody :think of parrot for par n comedy ( humorous )for ody.. parrot imitates in a funny way

paroxysm

Short Definition : fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst

Definition
(noun) a sudden uncontrollable attack
Synonyms : convulsion fit
Example Sentence
  • a paroxysm of giggling
  • a fit of coughing
  • convulsions of laughter
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paroxysm

paroxysm sounds like "proxy" when we give proxy in class, we laugh a lot after class if it is successful. But professor may go in a rage if he gets to know about proxy and he may hit and give fit of pain or attack

para+OXY+ism .. it is said that excess of oxygen gives people the high that alcohol gives.. and such people can be considered to be in a rage or have a sudden outburst of anger..

Par-OX-ysm : focus on OX, the husband of cow ;) OX, is an attacking animal. Better yet imagine a pair of uncontrollable oxen attacking and the attack IS...UM..very sudden

Focus on paROXysm. Imagine you're at a ROCK concert and you have a sudden uncontrollable urge to dance crazily and yell, "THIS ROCKS".

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when PARO left devdas.. devas had a fit of rage & pain at the same time.

paroxysm = par (all) + oxysm ( oxygen)= if u take all oxygen patient have sudden attack of pain

Imagine a PAIR OF OX yoked together that hate each other and are in a rage.

Sounds like paralysis..

parquet

Short Definition : floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece

Definition
(noun) a floor made of parquetry
Synonyms : parquet floor
Definition
(noun) seating on the main floor between the orchestra and the parquet circle
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parquet

sounds like carpet. which is made of different design.

carpet is cloth flooring.. n parquet is wood flooring..

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the spelling is the hardest part imagine playing croquet on a parquet floor

P(patterned)+carpet

parquet soud like "ped (trree wood) carpet" means wood flooring

PAR(feet) + Quetly rakha awaj aye ga kyon k wood ka floor hai na keep ur feet quitely coz it's made of wood and will produce noise

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