This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
a boat can be made to change direction by changing direction of SAIL. so one who is unassailable cannot be changed or questioned or attacked or tampered with.it remains as it it
synonyms:.....incontrovertible authoritative indubitable irrefutable trustworthy unambiguous unequivocal
UNASSAILABLE and INVULNERABLE...that cannot be harmed.
assail means to attack so unassailable means unattackable
Short Definition : modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
assuming means very forward, arrogant. unassuming is opposite of it which is modest.
Unassuming (modest) is the opposite of flaunting (making a show of).
un assume any value for the variable to calculate mod est
Short Definition : violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
unbridled - bridle is hand gear of horse...imagine if horse is unbridled... it is violent.........
(unbridled ~ un + bride) focus on bride; a bride should be in a husband's control, if not then she is UNBRIDLED (not in control)
unbridle - u can quickly remember bridal or bride and so you think about marriage and barat (where the relatives dance) ... every body was drunk and hence the situation became voilent and uncontrollable..
Some say that even a uncontrollable and violent person will turn to be good once he gets married with bride
unbridled ===> like a bride. In hindu wedding, the bride at the end suddenly gets a VIOLENT fit n starts crying.
think of bride and marriage. when ur marital relation gets 'violent' then you un-bride i.e u divorce
un-bridled un-pride without manner, without control.
Unbridled and kindled. His unbridled rage was further kindled by his sister.
bridle means torestrain or curb.so, unbridled means not restrained or violent
Short Definition : strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
un + cann(CAN'T).....something which you CAN'T understand and explain, is always mysterious to you.
Uncanny... un + kahi... kuch unkahi, kuch unsuni batein jo dil mein khauf paida kar de, woh UNCANNY (the supernatural) kehlatien hai.
uncanny=u r nanni(grandmom)...............u r nanni use to tell u uncanny stories of her childhood ehich were very strange and mystrerious.....:)......;)
UNder CANYon ... is a strange, mysterious.
canyon ... is a mysterious place
What is in the can?? It's a mystery.
 Un+granny…i.e something not explainable by granny is mysterious..
It is uncanny that the â€˜cannyâ€™ is not opposite of â€˜uncannyâ€™
CUNNY means something strange and mysterious
Short Definition : not done politely without due formalities
Unceremonious (undignified) and ostentatious (a showy display to impress people)... both words have the same sound and they refer to arrogance.
Short Definition : unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
unconscionable is un + conscio + nable...and conscience means to know what is morally acceptable but unconscious means not aware of the acceptable amount and therefore the same as unconscionable.
Unconscionable is the same as immeasurable... something that is beyond compare... uncomparable.
un(not)+con(considering)+science(logic/reason). so unconscience means beyond reason or not guided by logic(science)
Short Definition : boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
UNCOUTH - UN(not)-C(courteous)-OUTH(youth)
COUTH sounds like COURT so a court always supports ethic. So a person is said UNCOUTH if he does UNETHICAL things something like SOCIALLY UNACCEPTABLE THINGS
un mouth... (speech - mouth)
un-COW-th youth herding cows n buffaloes, lives in village hence outlandish, ill mannered
Uncouth...uncouth + youth... the uncouth youth, an unrefined, boorish young man.
un mouth ~ jo apna moo na band rakh sakey ~ boorish
UN(not) wearing cloth(COUTH) means lacks culture
un mouth -> opened the mouth and gave vulgar & clumsy talk.
Short Definition : the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
sounds like function where anointing with oil is done
jab junction becomes stiff u have to unction..
unction: (f)unction of applying oil to boobs ;)
un section(ction) -> undress cit on and apply oil to each section of body.
unction rhymes with function, consider a religious function in which generally oil is used for anointment.