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unkempt

Short Definition : disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb

Definition
(adj) not neatly combed
Example Sentence
  • wild unkempt hair
Definition
(adj) not properly maintained or cared for
Example Sentence
  • an unkempt garden
  • native vistas and unkempt rambling paths
  • an ukempt appearance
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Drop the 'm' from unkempt. It becomes 'UNKEPT'...UN+KEPT, something not kept properly or maintained like hair. or someone who is dowdy, untamed.

remember JUSTIN KEMP South Afrcian cricket player...whose hair r always untidy......

remember kemp fort in bangalore. it was very well maintained. now a mall is being built at that place and they have unkempt it.

un tempt girl, uncared for her appearance & not combed.

Kempt sound close to combed so unkempt is uncombed, shabby.

un+kempt—kempt means neat and tidy, unkempt means the opposite

unmitigated

Short Definition : (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster

Definition
(adj) not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier
Example Sentence
  • unmitigated suffering
  • an unmitigated horror
  • an unmitigated lie
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unmitigate - mitigate means relieve (from pain) unmitigate is unrelievable...

un = unlimited.. mitti = sand.. sand is unlimited in amount on earth.so unlimited mitti

Unmitigated and Detonated are used in the context of something violent.

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Un mitigated -> un qualified to enter MITI Gate.

unobtrusive

Short Definition : inconspicuous; not blatant

Definition
(adj) not obtrusive or undesirably noticeable
Synonyms : unnoticeable
Example Sentence
  • a quiet, unobtrusive life of self-denial
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something obtruding/protruding will be noticeable, UN(not)OBSTRUSIVE( undesirably noticeable) is unnoticeable and not blatant

Unobtrusive and Attractive are opposite words. While unobtrusive means, not making oneself or itself noticed, attractive refers to something that pulls your attention towards itself.

unobtrusive - un obstruct attention or not attracting attention.

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UNOBSTRUCIVE-un(Abstruse) abstruse is some obscure.. profound,, not clear ... which is its not Blatantly visible

unprecedented

Short Definition : having no previous example; novel; unparalleled

Definition
(adj) having no precedent; novel
Example Sentence
  • an unprecedented expansion in population and industry
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UN(not)..PRECEDE(event occured in past)...so unprecedented means something which has never occured in past or it is novel

un (not) precede(proceed...so we generally proceed with math problems with an eg..its something like not proceed with previous example

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un+preced+ent+ed -> Never went to ent before or known before.

Unprecedented and Repeated are rhyming words but they have opposite meanings. Unprecedented means something novel or unique, while repeated means something that happens again and again.

unprepossessing

Short Definition : unattractive

Definition
(adj) creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression
Synonyms : unpresentable
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unprepossessing

split it as un+possessing. something which you dont want to possess is unattractive.

unprepossesing ~ not worth possesing

Un+prepossessing.....If you do not use prepositions properly in your writing it will be unattractive.

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un+proposing.... noone would ever propose to a girl who is unattractive/unpresentable.(No offence pls)

If you attract to anything,you will try to preposses it than someone else try before. If it is un(not)+prepossessing means you had not attracted to it.

Unprepossessing and Imposing have similar sounds. Unprepossessing (unattractive) is the opposite of Imposing (impressive).

unprepossessing - focus on 'pre'. If you do not possess some quality or the other before you meet somebody, you cant make good first impression

unravel

Short Definition : disentangle; solve

Definition
(verb) become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
Example Sentence
  • unravel the thread
Definition
(verb) disentangle
Synonyms : ravel ravel out
Example Sentence
  • can you unravel the mystery?
Definition
(verb) become undone
Synonyms : run
Example Sentence
  • the sweater unraveled
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unravel

UnREVEAL, so reveal a mystery.

unravel~ travel ; the archeologists who TRAVEL around the world to un-entangle/solve the mysteries of human evolution and socialization!

un gravel-> removing sad from small stones SOLVE by a sand filter.

Unravel (disentangle) and Muddle (to mix up) are rhyming words with opposite meanings.

unregenerate

Short Definition : making no attempt to change one's bad practices

Definition
(adj) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
Synonyms : obstinate stubborn
Definition
(adj) not reformed morally or spiritually
Synonyms : unregenerated
Example Sentence
  • unregenerate human nature
  • unregenerate conservatism
Definition
(adj) unrepentant and incapable of being reformed
Synonyms : unreformable
Example Sentence
  • an unregenerate criminal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unregenerate

sorry if offends ~~ our body has a mechanism of regenerating semen whenever it leaves the body, some people will use this property to their advantage and not try n put a stop to their masturbating habit. hence they become unregene

Unregenerate and Desecrate are rhyming words which mean impiety, sacrilege.

un regenerate a person so making no attempt to change one from bad practices

unrequited

Short Definition : not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love

Definition
(adj) not returned in kind
Example Sentence
  • unrequited (unanswered) love
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unrequited

Requim for a dream movie ... like that obly .. un-answered or no action for the dream .. u can relate like this

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UN(not)RE(return)QUITed........means NOT RETURNED after quiting the relationship

unrequited~uncommitted - an uncommitted person quits the relationship without giving back as much ...

where teacher is saying all students ,jiska file check howa they can quit from here bubt jina unrequited hai plz dont quit from here

unrequited-> not re quitting job, not reciprocating for his lover quited.

Unrequited and Unrewarded are similar in sound and they both mean, not returned.

unrequited->similar to unrequired which means not required..when you dont require feelings..they are not reciprocated

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