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Short Definition : hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule

(adj) incapable of or resistant to bending
Synonyms : stiff
Example Sentence
  • a rigid strip of metal
  • a table made of rigid plastic
  • a palace guardsman stiff as a poker
  • stiff hair
  • a stiff neck
(adj) incapable of compromise or flexibility
Synonyms : strict
(adj) incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
Synonyms : inflexible unbending
Example Sentence
  • a rigid disciplinarian
  • an inflexible law
  • an unbending will to dominate
(adj) designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure Definition
(adj) fixed and unmoving
Synonyms : fixed set
Example Sentence
  • with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare
  • his bearded face already has a set hollow look
  • a face rigid with pain


Short Definition : severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter

(noun) something hard to endure
Example Sentence
  • the asperity of northern winters
(noun) the quality of being valid and rigorous
Synonyms : cogency rigour validity
(noun) excessive sternness
Example Sentence
  • severity of character
  • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
  • the rigors of boot camp
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rigor

rigor can be opposite of vigor(which is physically enthusiastic).


Rigor is something to severity as in vigor is something to strenght...plz se them as analogies RIGOR::VIGOR..may be yu cud remember this way!!


Short Definition : irritate; vex; muddy

(verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
Example Sentence
  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
(verb) make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
Synonyms : roil
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rile

rile(rail)...we all travel by railways imagine you are on a trip to kodaikanal in a train and you find your co passenger who is all the time ANNOYING you.....

If someone RAILs u (criticize severely) u r gonna be RILED(irrtated & annoyed)

rail-scold bitterly.<br> rile-irritate<br> Now imagine ure the station master and the train is late, you will be railed by the customers. All the railing will eventually Rile you. (Rail comes before Rile, scolded 1st irrtatd latr

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rile: at raat(hindi) that is night mosquitoes buzzing in my ear riles me.

Trains(Rail) are always late.Hence u get vexed standing on the platform.

Rile=some people "fail" and they commit suicude under "rail".cos of irritation.

in rail its too disturbing in the night to sleep as the coach willl be always reverberating

sounds like rifle, which is very loud and annoying.

vile looking stuffs RIL-E (read as "really") irk me


Short Definition : tear or be torn quickly and violently; Ex. The sail ripped under the force of the wind; N.

(noun) a dissolute man in fashionable society Definition
(noun) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
Synonyms : rent snag split tear
Example Sentence
  • there was a rip in his pants
  • she had snags in her stockings
(noun) a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current Definition
(noun) the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
Synonyms : rent split
Example Sentence
  • he gave the envelope a vigorous rip
(verb) tear or be torn violently
Synonyms : pull rend rive
Example Sentence
  • The curtain ripped from top to bottom
  • pull the cooked chicken into strips
(verb) move precipitously or violently
Example Sentence
  • The tornado ripped along the coast
(verb) cut (wood) along the grain Definition
(verb) criticize or abuse strongly and violently
Example Sentence
  • The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rip

rip:call it ripe.now consider that the mango is rake bcoz it is extra RIPEn

RIP => Rest In Peace => Tear or be torn quickly

movies piracee chesi tc rip lo vasthayi so producers edustharu so


Short Definition : metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross

(noun) ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
Synonyms : stud
(noun) heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together Definition
(verb) direct one's attention on something
Example Sentence
  • Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies
(verb) fasten with a rivet or rivets Definition
(verb) hold (someone's attention)
Example Sentence
  • The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rivet

ri+vet--- re-wet—a girl re wet herself in order to attract someone

RIVET = RIVER + WET =the wet girl in the river really FASCINATES me....


Short Definition : holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing

(adj) capable of arousing and holding the attention
Example Sentence
  • a fascinating story
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for riveting

ii was aroused and riveted by the WET girl in the RIVER

river+wetting..so absorb

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river should come to your mind,which is water,it can be absorbed.

plumber's often use rivet in water pipe fittings to eliminate the chance of any water leakage. rivet help in fixing two ends of pipe in such a manner that outlet of one pipe get deeply absorbed into inlet mouth of receiving pipe

RIVEr + bathING .. I was riveted by a girl bathing in river

rivet - ri + whet - like in "whet your appetite"

u sink in river meaning yu are absorbed by river....(and moreover yu cant swim..lol)

river + wetting>> i was aroused and engrossed in watching when a wet girl came out of the river..

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