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Short Definition : speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery

(verb) recite a rhapsody
Synonyms : rhapsodise
(verb) say (something) with great enthusiasm
Synonyms : rhapsodise
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when a lecture asks to explain about a rape scene he can explain or write in exaggeration and with enthusiasm.

WRAP+SODA+ICE.........I wrapped soda in ice which is a miracle.......I was telling this to my friends enthusiastically

relate it to RAP song.. like eminem

concentrate on sodhi when someone writes and speaks in exaggerated manner you feel it as sodhi

RAPE of draupadi when the numbers on DICE were wrong

speak as if revealing a rhapsody (an epic peom or story)

the bohemian rhapsody by queen is a song worth rhapsodizing about

raphsodize -> filled with RAPture , SO, she DAZEd the audience with her poems and enthusiastic talk


Short Definition : excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)

(noun) an epic poem adapted for recitation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rhapsody

: sounds like rap songs which recite on a particular stanza or poem.


Short Definition : art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical questi

(noun) using language effectively to please or persuade Definition
(noun) high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
Example Sentence
  • the grandiosity of his prose
  • an excessive ornateness of language
(noun) loud and confused and empty talk
Example Sentence
  • mere rhetoric
(noun) study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rhetoric

<br> rhetoric = "right oral" skills. If you have the right oral skills, you can communicate well.

RHETORIC is right oral skills with little real sound knowledge

rhetorical questn is a questn which does not expects any ans frm t listener, bt provokes him to think on it just like putting him in words and entangling him.. its an art of communication (in hindi like shabdo ke jaal mein fasana)

rhe(re) tori c(communication)effective hai yar..


Short Definition : marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke

(noun) a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language Definition
(adj) humorously vulgar
Synonyms : bawdy off-color
Example Sentence
  • bawdy songs
  • off-color jokes
  • ribald language
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ribald

ribald~bald guy in roadies...raghu...who generally uses ribald,profane,wanton language to ridicule the roadies

riducule "bald" people

R(region where we have curly hairs)+Is+BALD.......your region is bald...isn't it coarsely humorous and offensive????

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Ribald,sounds like rival(that to bald)then how u treat them??with ABUSIVE,PROFANE,INDECENT language i.e.MOCKING at them.

his jokes are bald of decency and hence is revolting.. rebald


Calling some one BALD is Vulgar !! how mean!


Short Definition : (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D

(adj) inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
Synonyms : shaky wobbly wonky
Example Sentence
  • a rickety table
  • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
  • the ladder felt a little wobbly
  • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
(adj) affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets
Synonyms : rachitic
Example Sentence
  • rickety limbs and joints
  • a rachitic patient
(adj) lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
Example Sentence
  • a feeble old woman
  • her body looked sapless
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rickety

ricket is disease caused due to lack of vit D ,bones become weak.....so can collapse...similarly rickety collapsing state

rockets go up Vs rickets fall down.

Rickety:Wickety. Wickets always fall down


Short Definition : pierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout; Ex. The gunman riddled the car with bullets; Ex. The whole report is riddled with errors; N. large sieve (separating earth from stone)

(noun) a difficult problem Definition
(noun) a coarse sieve (as for gravel) Definition
(verb) pierce with many holes
Example Sentence
  • The bullets riddled his body
(verb) set a difficult problem or riddle
Example Sentence
  • riddle me a riddle
(verb) separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
Synonyms : screen
(verb) spread or diffuse through
Example Sentence
  • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
  • music penetrated the entire building
  • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks
(verb) speak in riddles Definition
(verb) explain a riddle
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for riddle

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If we remember Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets... Harry destroys Tom RIDDLE's diary by PIERCING it.

SIMPLEEEEEEEE...riddle like needle..so piercing..!!

=re+ddle sounds like re-drill.. a drill makes holes

A riddle keeps riddling our mind until we know the answer.

riddle secondry meaning is DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND..well batman's enemy THE RIDDLER schemes were DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND for batman

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