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ramp

Short Definition : slope; inclined plane or roadway (connecting two levels)

Definition
(noun) an inclined surface connecting two levels
Synonyms : incline
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(noun) North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers Definition
(noun) a movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft Definition
(verb) behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
Synonyms : rage storm
Definition
(verb) furnish with a ramp
Example Sentence
  • The ramped auditorium
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(verb) be rampant
Example Sentence
  • the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction
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(verb) creep up -- used especially of plants
Example Sentence
  • The roses ramped over the wall
Definition
(verb) stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ramp

Ramp (stage) is used in fashion shows when models walk on ramp which is like an inclined plane.

rampant

Short Definition : growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed

Definition
(adj) unrestrained and violent
Example Sentence
  • rampant aggression
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(adj) rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile
Synonyms : rearing
Example Sentence
  • a lion rampant
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(adj) (of a plant) having a lush and unchecked growth
Example Sentence
  • a rampant growth of weeds
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rampant

rampant can be divided as ramp+ANT where ants are generally more in number PROFUSION,UNRESTRAINED.

split it as RAM+PANT bhagwan ram ki pant << itnae badae bhagwan ki pant agar hamko mil jaye to usko sambhalna kitna mushkil kaam hoga..

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THIS WORD SOUNDS LIKE TOGETHER LIKE..ramp+elephant...so imagine when a elephant walks on ramp...elephant will walk in a violant and unrestrained manner.

: ram+pant--- when we pulled RAM PANT(jeans), he became violent and aggressive and he is a body builder so he GROWS HEALTHILY (RAM—a frds name—no offense to religious name)

rampant~ run pet ~ why pet run ? when it is rampant (uncontrollable)

RAM+PANT....my friend Ram had to use pant coz his hairs were flourishing

rampart

Short Definition : defensive mound of earth

Definition
(noun) an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
Synonyms : bulwark wall
Example Sentence
  • they stormed the ramparts of the city
  • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rampart

break this word like RAM(hindu god)+APART---Rampart was built to part Ram from Sita

RAM+PART....the part(area) which belonged to ram was always protected from ghosts etc

Rampart~Ram+Part(path) Ram(God) parted sea by a wall of earth and stones which is called RamSethu

rampart sounds like LAMPARD...and he is a great "defensive" mid fielder!

can you tell where RAM part of computer located? In the case where it is protected hence RAM part of computer is rampart

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when you fart everyone run away from you so its a good defensive structure

this word can be remembered as RAMPART..a social center in london..which protect the rights of people..simillary rampart is something protective and defensive.

a RAMP build in ARTISTIC way to act as a barrier.. syn:, barricade, bastion, breastwork, bulwark, defense, embankment, fortification, parapet, protection, security, vallum, wall

genrally forts have a RAMP with pointy ART to DEFEND against intruders

this can also be remembered as r+amper(sounds like empire....empire is ruled by a emperor..so a emperor alwyas PROTECT OR DEFEND his state.

rampart sounds like bombard, so a rampart is made to sustain bombardment of stones, etc.

ramshackle

Short Definition : (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart

Definition
(adj) in deplorable condition
Example Sentence
  • a street of bedraggled tenements
  • a broken-down fence
  • a ramshackle old pier
  • a tumble-down shack
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ramshackle

Ram+Shakela;If Shakela falls on Ram, it gets destroyed and pieces will fell apart

LORD RAM constructed bridge is now SHAKing i.e poorly constructed.

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ramshackle is divided as ram+shackle where ram is heavy impact for destruction where as shackle is chained one so DESTRUCT THE CHAINED OR WELL CONSTRUCTED ONE.

bhagwan Ram ko jo shack(doubt) karega... uska mann tho unstable hi hoga. Ram ko shake karne wale ki situation.- Deplorable

RAMP+SHACKLE...we had to use shackle for the ramp because the ramp was ramshackle..

RAMSHACKLE-> Bhagwan Ram ne building ko shackles se baandh diya bcoz the building was "FALLING APART".

: ram ki shackal poor condition mein hai

you call your room as room shockly (ramshackle) because it is very old and shock while bus pass around home

hey ram tumhari shakal(face)....in bad condition

Shackle sounds like shambles which means dirty. So, ramshackle is in a dirty condition or falling apart.

ramSHACKle, shacks are huts in beaches which are poorly built..

RAM is SHAKING the rickety wooden shop which is standing on four wooden support...so, it's like falling apart

rancid

Short Definition : having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank

Definition
(adj) (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
Example Sentence
  • rancid butter
  • rancid bacon
Definition
(adj) smelling of fermentation or staleness
Synonyms : sour
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rancid

ran+acid(acid)...presence of acid(secreted by bacteria during the process of fermentation) in curd makes the curd bitter in taste and bad in smell

ran+cid..ran(rank)+cid(acid)...rank means bad smell..and a acid which smell bad

"ranc" sounds like "rank" which also means the same.

rancid=ran+cid,cid is a police officeer as we know,he ran away because ,he is unable to bear the bad smell

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Rancid : Ran (Rain)+ Cid (Acid).. Acid rain always gives bad smell.

ran away when i smelt that acid it was so bad...

Rancid ends with "cid" which could refer to Seed oil,now bad smell of seed oil

RAIN+SEED..when rain falls on seed, it gets fermented and smells bad

Rotten+Acid...smells bad

ran(bhaago)+sid(sada hua)=> bhaago sadi hui badboo(odor) aa rahi hai

rancor

Short Definition : long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous

Definition
(noun) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rancor

RANCOR : RANKER ! Most of the students always hate the top RANKER of the class, as they always defeat them in the exams!

r+ancor..(rhymes like ANGER..)..so you have developed ANGER OR HATRED FOR YOUR FRIEND.

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look at the part ancor looks like anchor, so sajid khan as a anchor is not good.i had developed a hatred for him

rancor sounds like Run Chor(thief). While playing cricket in childhood we would feel a sheer bitterness/hatred for the run chors

A RANCOR CAN ROAR in your family

Sounds similar to Ranchod ke Rathor from film 'Jaane tu ya jaane na' Rancod ke rathor had deep bitter anger to gain their name ( 3 conditions)

Rancor sounds like Rancho from 3 Idiots also chatur had long lasting haterated

rancor = The chor ( thief) + ran (run); The thief is runing with you money so bitter feeling.

random

Short Definition : without definite purpose, plan, or aim; haphazard; Ex. random shots; Ex. chosen at random

Definition
(adj) lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance
Example Sentence
  • a random choice
  • bombs fell at random
  • random movements

rank

Short Definition : offensive in odor or flavor

Definition
(noun) a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
Example Sentence
  • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
Definition
(noun) relative status
Example Sentence
  • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority
Definition
(noun) the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
Synonyms : rank and file
Example Sentence
  • the strike was supported by the union rank and file
  • he rose from the ranks to become a colonel
Definition
(noun) position in a social hierarchy
Example Sentence
  • the British are more aware of social status than Americans are
Definition
(noun) the body of members of an organization or group
Synonyms : membership
Example Sentence
  • they polled their membership
  • they found dissension in their own ranks
  • he joined the ranks of the unemployed
Definition
(verb) take or have a position relative to others
Example Sentence
  • This painting ranks among the best in the Western World
Definition
(verb) assign a rank or rating to
Synonyms : grade order place range rate
Example Sentence
  • how would you rank these students?
  • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
Definition
(verb) take precedence or surpass others in rank
Synonyms : outrank
Definition
(adj) very fertile; producing profuse growth
Example Sentence
  • rank earth
Definition
(adj) very offensive in smell or taste
Example Sentence
  • a rank cigar
Definition
(adj) conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Example Sentence
  • a crying shame
  • an egregious lie
  • flagrant violation of human rights
  • a glaring error
  • gross ineptitude
  • gross injustice
  • rank treachery
Definition
(adj) complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
Example Sentence
  • absolute freedom
  • an absolute dimwit
  • a downright lie
  • out-and-out mayhem
  • an out-and-out lie
  • a rank outsider
  • many right-down vices
  • got the job through sheer persistence
  • sheer stupidity
Definition
(adj) growing profusely
Example Sentence
  • rank jungle vegetation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rank

rank-- when students RANk(ran) for a long time, coz of their sweat, a BAD SMELL was comming

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