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rankle

Short Definition : irritate; fester; annoy

Definition
(verb) gnaw into; make resentful or angry
Synonyms : eat into fret grate
Example Sentence
  • The injustice rankled her
  • his resentment festered
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rankle

R+ANKLE...focus..on ankle..an ankle..is a JOINT between..foot and leg...and PAIN IN your ankle could be very annoying and irritating for you. Also Rankle= Red+Ankle which means when ur ankle turns red it pains a lot

Rankle -- Rude angry uncle

for ladies wrinkle on face is annoying

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The rank cigar of my colleague rankled me.

rough ankle would constantly annoy you

rankle=r+ankle=r+anger

R+ankle means r shaped ankle....you are annoyed because your ankle is R shaped....

rank (noisome) smell always irritates you...

addition for previous one..if ladies have wrinkle on their face, they get annoyed and annoy others too...fester and irritate others...synonyms..

 Wrinkle ----> wrinkles are painful for girls.

ransack

Short Definition : search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.

Definition
(verb) steal goods; take as spoils
Example Sentence
  • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
Definition
(verb) search thoroughly
Synonyms : comb
Example Sentence
  • They combed the area for the missing child
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ransack

this sounds like run seek...RUN+SEEK...so you must run to seek a house for your self.....you must search throughly about a house.

I ran through the sack (searched throughly) stil I didn't get my pen

RUN+SACK...If you lose something and try to search thoroughly, you run your eyes through sack and try to find it out....

ranSACK so fill the sack with what ever you SEEK

run and SEEK the thing to pilfer

rant

Short Definition : speak violently or excitedly; rave; talk excitedly showing anger; scold; make a grandiloquent speech; Ex. The priest ranted about the devil.

Definition
(noun) a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
Synonyms : harangue ranting
Definition
(noun) pompous or pretentious talk or writing Definition
(verb) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rant

Rent maangate waqt makaan maalik hamesha RANT mein hi rehta hai ...

r-"Ant". When an ant bites, you rant.

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rant=dant(scold in hindhi)

Rant=>Grant. When you get a Grant,you have a grate rant!

u RAN and had a Tea for pompous bobastic speech

RANT = Rude chANT

Rapid+Chant

rant sounds like rent,so when the owner of a house came to collect the house rent,he will ask loudly and even scold us noisily with anger.

rapacious

Short Definition : voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds

Definition
(adj) living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
Example Sentence
  • a predatory bird
  • the rapacious wolf
  • raptorial birds
  • ravening wolves
  • a vulturine taste for offal
Definition
(adj) excessively greedy and grasping
Synonyms : ravening voracious
Example Sentence
  • a rapacious divorcee on the prowl
  • ravening creditors
  • paying taxes to voracious governments
Definition
(adj) devouring or craving food in great quantities
Example Sentence
  • edacious vultures
  • a rapacious appetite
  • ravenous as wolves
  • voracious sharks
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rapacious

'Rapacious' means who likes to 'Rape' that means very greedy on woman body! & also take forcefully

rapa+cious....FOCUS ON FIRST PART..rapid.....and we eat very rapidly when are hungry and want to consume lot of food......simillarly you talk RAPIDLY..when you want to say many things at once..talkative.person does this...

read rapacious as rupeecious so a person who is greedy must have rupees on his mind.

Rapacious!Sounds like someone who wants to rape voisciusly

rapport

Short Definition : close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony

Definition
(noun) a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
Synonyms : resonance
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rapport

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rapport- its like airport, at airport you leave close-ones thus, EMOTIONAL CLOSENESS, HARMONY,friendly feeling there.

Really+Support=Rapport

imagine brain x-ray reports of close relative with brain cancer.

to rap(music) and port with somebody u ve to be emotional closeness towards him....

rapt

Short Definition : engrossed; absorbed; enchanted; Ex. rapt listener

Definition
(adj) feeling great rapture or delight
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rapt

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I read rape news with rapt attention.

Everyone will be a "rapt listener" if you make "apt comments".

u need to be rapt in order to understand rap songs

when we listen Rap songs we feel delighted from inside and rapturous...

rapture

Short Definition : great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous

Definition
(noun) a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
Example Sentence
  • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture
Definition
(noun) a state of elated bliss
Synonyms : ecstasy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rapture

i listen the rap music with great rapture.

How cruel rapist was who took PLEASURE out of this heinous crime.

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please remove this e.g as the previous author has used dirty slang" Gand" which means ass and the meaning he is trying to say is f&** king someone in his ass.

raptor is a carnivorous dinosaur that came in the film jurassic park... to see a raptor gives you rapture????

rare

Short Definition : (of air) thin in density; rarefied; Ex. rare air of the mountains

Definition
(adj) not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness
Example Sentence
  • a rare word
  • rare books
Definition
(adj) recurring only at long intervals
Example Sentence
  • a rare appearance
  • total eclipses are rare events
Definition
(adj) not widely distributed
Example Sentence
  • rare herbs
  • rare patches of green in the desert
Definition
(adj) having low density
Synonyms : rarefied rarified
Example Sentence
  • rare gasses
  • lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air
Definition
(adj) marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
Synonyms : uncommon
Example Sentence
  • what is so rare as a day in June
  • a rare skill
  • an uncommon sense of humor
  • she was kind to an uncommon degree
Definition
(adj) (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside
Example Sentence
  • rare roast beef
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