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upbraid

Short Definition : reprimand; severely scold

Definition
(verb) express criticism towards
Synonyms : reproach
Example Sentence
  • The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior
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elders criticize severely if their girls UP their BRA

braid means hairdo(hairstyle). upbraid means destroy hairdo. In hindi baal khinchna. If teacher rebukes or scolds you, he/she pulls your hair.

It has the word raid in it , it implies when sm1 raids your house and finds black money , u will be scolded very badly

up + bra : girls dont do it here or ..

ladki ki choti kheechna is extremely reprimanded

upBRAID. Relate BRAID with BRIDE. When you catch up a bride who's eloped, you scold her severly and reprimand her.

Upbraid and Deprecate have somewhat similar meanings. The words mean, express disapproval of, reprimand.

A BRAID(plait) is a pattern formed by intertwining three or more strands of flexible material such as textile fibres, wire, or human hair so u r asking a girl to lift her braid (upbraid)tie up over n ask her to walk mean(criticize

give up bribe above the bike openly so policeman severely scolded him

UPper class people often faces RAIDS....

Up(coming) + raid ; If someone comes to raid ur house, you will first try to scold or Critize him, to woo him off..

upright

Short Definition : (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral

Definition
(noun) a vertical structural member as a post or stake
Synonyms : vertical
Example Sentence
  • the ball sailed between the uprights
Definition
(noun) a piano with a vertical sounding board
Synonyms : upright piano
Definition
(adj) in a vertical position; not sloping
Synonyms : unsloped
Example Sentence
  • an upright post
Definition
(adj) of moral excellence
Synonyms : good just
Example Sentence
  • a genuinely good person
  • a just cause
  • an upright and respectable man
Definition
(adj) upright in position or posture
Synonyms : erect vertical
Example Sentence
  • an erect stature
  • erect flower stalks
  • for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression
  • a column still vertical amid the ruins
  • he sat bolt upright
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Upright....UP(stand) and RIGHT(means who is always correct,honest)....tht is upright

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Upright has the same meaning as Honest.

Does anyone know wedding vows or DU HAST song by RAmmstein? it says: Will you until death separates you be upright to her forever! Never! Never!!

uproar

Short Definition : noisy confusion

Definition
(noun) a state of commotion and noise and confusion Definition
(noun) loud confused noise from many sources
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for uproar

hearing up roar sound of lion we are confused

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UP + ROAR. When the roar of the lion goes up (roars loudly), there is great commotion among the other animals.

uproarious

Short Definition : marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny

Definition
(adj) uncontrollably noisy
Synonyms : rackety rip-roaring
Definition
(adj) marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
Synonyms : hilarious screaming
Example Sentence
  • hilarious broad comedy
  • a screaming farce
  • uproarious stories
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uproarious has ROAR, sound made by Lion which always comes b4 TOM AND JERRY starts....its a show marked by commotion,fun,laughter and is sometimes noisy............; )

uproarious has ROAR, sound made by Lion & its very loud & noisy.

Uproarious and Boisterous are rhyming words which means cheerfully noisy.

UPROARIOUS : provoking loud noise or uproar

upshot

Short Definition : outcome; final result

Definition
(noun) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
Example Sentence
  • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
  • his decision had depressing consequences for business
  • he acted very wise after the event
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upshot - when yuvraj aims a shot up (upshot), it comes out (outcome) of the stadium

The police fired shots up in the air, the outcome was that the mobs dispersed..

Imagine a bar suddenly police in mufti saw a criminal they fired UPSHOT then all people stated screaming CAME OUT of the bar

Sachin (Indian cricketer) hit a shot in the air, the outcome of which was a six... and a win

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up+shot-> final result, outcome

urbane

Short Definition : suave; refined in manner; elegant

Definition
(adj) showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
Synonyms : polished refined svelte
Example Sentence
  • his polished manner
  • maintained an urbane tone in his letters
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for urbane

Urban(e)- people living in urban areas generally have refined social experience.

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urban areas are refined,polished n sophisticated

When you think Urbanity think justifiable vanity or someone who's refined.

Urbane... In an Urban society people are more sophisticated and refined (urbane) as compared to the simple rural folk.

urbane people love to eat things which are cooked in refined oil

urbane= karan johar;-)

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