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Short Definition : ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N.

(noun) (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword Definition
(noun) a return punch (especially by a boxer)
Synonyms : counter counterpunch
(verb) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
Synonyms : block deflect
Example Sentence
  • block an attack
(verb) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
Example Sentence
  • He dodged the issue
  • she skirted the problem
  • They tend to evade their responsibilities
  • he evaded the questions skillfully
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parry

sounds like "Harry" Potter who wards off the curse from Voldemort..

pari- imagine a pari(angel) warding off difficulties .

When somebody harries you , you need to parry the coming blows and you cant be tarry about that!

to manage cleverly to avoid dealing with a difficult question or some criticism (pari )

parry- sparring ^.^

parry.in hindi sounds like paro(legs),so in fight using ur legs u can defend ur self also u can deflect ur opponent.which is second meaning of the word.

1. टाल-मटोल (f) 2. बचाव (m) 3. वार बचाना

parry(pairry~pairy): these days if the male of a pair punches the female, she inturn punching the guy. like boxers a reverse blow/punch to the first blow given.

A fielder can carry/parry the ball.

Good luck if you can deflect a blow from the Refrigerator Parry

Parry means I have shown that I can do it by hitting the my enemy.

khaalla maar PARat kaRY (read in marathi)


Short Definition : stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious

(noun) extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily Definition
(noun) extreme stinginess
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parsimony

parsi-purse,,,mony-money....one who will not take money from his purse - a greedy person.....

this mnemonic requires understanding of hindi..parsi(parsii..a kind of community) mony sound like "money" now imagine a parsii man who has got lot of money but still he is frugal..he doesnt want to spend...so he is parsimonious .

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parsimoney means "purse mein money".... miser always have money in purse which he does not take out.

sparse + money = one who takes money rarely.

parsimony: partial money - spends money very partially or scarcely

Parsi =Purse Seal,mony=money,so a purse with money but sealed,why bcuz unwilling to spend money


parsimony:parse+money: parsing the money again and again means counting/looking/thinking again and again would be usually a stingy guy.

parsi oldman having money

a cynic person acts like a sink , he just want to see dirty things

imagin sm1 whose purse has been stealed,so he will take very good care in spending the small money he had


Short Definition : incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something

(noun) the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
Synonyms : partial derivative
(noun) a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
Synonyms : overtone partial tone
(adj) being or affecting only a part; not total
Example Sentence
  • a partial description of the suspect
  • partial collapse
  • a partial eclipse
  • a partial monopoly
  • partial immunity
(adj) showing favoritism Definition
(adj) (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for
Synonyms : fond
Example Sentence
  • fond of chocolate
  • partial to horror movies


Short Definition : state of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference

(noun) a predisposition to like something
Synonyms : fancy fondness
Example Sentence
  • he had a fondness for whiskey
(noun) an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
Synonyms : partisanship


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

(noun) a fervent and even militant proponent of something
Synonyms : drumbeater zealot
(noun) an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
Synonyms : enthusiast partizan
(noun) a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
Synonyms : partizan
(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.

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

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


Short Definition : divide into parts

(noun) a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
Synonyms : divider
(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
(verb) separate or apportion into sections
Synonyms : zone
Example Sentence
  • partition a room off


Short Definition : upstart; newly rich person

(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

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

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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.


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

(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
(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
(adj) peacefully resistant in response to injustice
Synonyms : peaceful
Example Sentence
  • passive resistance
(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
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