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season

Short Definition : enhance the flavor of by adding a spice, etc.; inure; harden; N. seasoning: something used in seasoning

Definition
(noun) a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field
Example Sentence
  • he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company
  • she always looked forward to the avocado season
Definition
(noun) one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
Synonyms : time of year
Example Sentence
  • the regular sequence of the seasons
Definition
(noun) a recurrent time marked by major holidays
Example Sentence
  • it was the Christmas season
Definition
(verb) lend flavor to
Synonyms : flavor flavour
Example Sentence
  • Season the chicken breast after roasting it
Definition
(verb) make fit
Synonyms : harden
Example Sentence
  • This trip will season even the hardiest traveller
Definition
(verb) make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
Synonyms : mollify temper
Example Sentence
  • she tempered her criticism
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for season

SEASON is the DIVISION of the year into four seasons according to the climate.

seasonable

Short Definition : occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute

Definition
(adj) in keeping with the season
Example Sentence
  • a hard but seasonable frost
  • seasonable clothes
Definition
(adj) done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
Example Sentence
  • a timely warning
  • with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery
  • a seasonable time for discussion
  • the book's publication was well timed
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for seasonable

Seasonable and reasonable are rhyming words. We feel Some thing is reasonable if it appropriately fits our taste. Hence seasonable appropriate.

SEASONABLE means AGREEABLE or SUITABLE for the season.

SUSAN was ABLE to intervene at the right time to stop the dispute. Susan is a seasonable woman.

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lets take example of intervention: your intervention into a dispute is reasonable if you have a reason ; similarly it is SEASONABLE if your intervention is in correct time ( season).

seasonal

Short Definition : of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment

Definition
(noun) a worker who finds employment only in certain seasons
Synonyms : seasonal worker
Definition
(adj) occurring at or dependent on a particular season
Example Sentence
  • seasonal labor
  • a seasonal rise in unemployment
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for seasonal

SEASONAL or VARIABLE - Something that is likely to change, occurs seasonally or in a particular season.

mangoes, jackfruits are SEASONAL fruits

seasoned

Short Definition : experienced

Definition
(adj) aged or processed
Example Sentence
  • seasoned wood
Definition
(adj) rendered competent through trial and experience
Synonyms : veteran
Example Sentence
  • a seasoned traveler
  • veteran steadiness
  • a veteran officer
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for seasoned

one which saw many SEASONS in its life...will be very AGED

SEASONED OR ACCOMPLISHED - Someone who is knowledgeable and experienced.

secession

Short Definition : withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership

Definition
(noun) an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
Synonyms : sezession
Definition
(noun) the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War Definition
(noun) formal separation from an alliance or federation
Synonyms : withdrawal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for secession

Due to recession in US, many WITHDRAWN their business...

Secede is the opposite of "Proceed".

hey think of recession as in secession during which the investments were withdrawn...

SECESSION or RENUNCIATION or RESIGNATION is to withdraw from a membership.

sounds like 'Cessation' meaning discontinution...

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recess-temporary break.. secess-permanent break...

secession(withdraw) = se + cession(yeild) kinda opposite

sector separation

seclusion

Short Definition : isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate

Definition
(noun) the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
Synonyms : privacy privateness
Definition
(noun) the act of secluding yourself from others
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for seclusion

Seclusion - derived from seclude. Opp to include.

Seclusion is some what related to exclusion. When you want privacy and isolation you go in to seclusion (isolate yourself from the others).

secrete

Short Definition : conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive

Definition
(verb) generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
Synonyms : release
Example Sentence
  • secrete digestive juices
  • release a hormone into the blood stream
Definition
(verb) place out of sight; keep secret
Example Sentence
  • The money was secreted from his children
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for secrete

Secret+e which is to be concealed or hidden

SECRETE and EXCRETE which are rhyming words, mean, to produce and discharge a substance.

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It sounds like secretary who hides unnecessary things n tell those things which is needed

sect

Short Definition : separate religious body; faction; group of people with common beliefs within a larger group

Definition
(noun) a subdivision of a larger religious group Definition
(noun) a dissenting clique
Synonyms : faction
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sect

sanct(pavitra) sect(sector) larger religious group

dissect: cut open into parts, sect is one of the parts

Imagine section in a school where we have group of people with same interest

think of a sector of a circle

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SECT and CULT are somewhat similar in sound and refer to a religious group with beliefs that differ from those generally accepted.

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