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Short Definition : skillful (in using mind or hand)

(adj) quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
Example Sentence
  • an exceptionally adroit pianist
  • an adroit technician
  • his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers
  • an adroit negotiator
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adroit

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Remember with Detroit which is famous for its motorcycles,which are made by able, adept, artful, brainy, canny, clever, cunning, deft, dexterous, dextrous, expert, facile, finished, good, handy, ingenious people

Androids are a mix of human and machine, hence they are more dexterous than humans

adroit ~ a + draw it : sounds like draw. for drawing something you must be skillful.

if u wanna dro.. draw something u hav to be adroit.

add draw it adds are drawn by skillful people

adroit sounds like android... so to learn android you must be adroit...

android apps needs clever mind and skillful hands

"Add Right" skills to action & thought


Short Definition : flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved

(noun) servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adulation

adult boy flattering with his girlfriend.

add+u+later:she told me that she will add me later in yahoo messenger,so i need to FLATTER her to add me.

adulation ~ ad + u + late; To act in an ad (advertisement) you came late, so producer became furious...in order to cool him u need to FLATTER him.

adulation: additional congratulations...

ADmiring congratULATIONs = ADULATION.

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u get a word lesson sounding like that.. so when a kid doesnt do his lesson homework his mother butters him by saying that she would give him ice cream..so adulation

m: add+you+late---if someone ADD YOU LATE in team, you have to ADMIRE / FLATTER him

adulate: adults + late ,this can be memorise as adults always reaches their gf late,n after that adults flatter them

add u lotion, a girl add lotion to her body,so that she luks gud nd guys admire her beauty...

in a dull nation everyone FLATTERS the best no one works

ad(add) u(you) late(lat)-to get added later in list u have to praise other person i.e flattery

ADULATION<===> चापलूसी (pr. \\chapalusi \\ )[Noun] Example:Syeophants are experts in adulation. ADULATION<===> चाटूक्ति (pr. \\chaTukti \\ )[Noun] Example:Syeophants are experts in adulation.


Short Definition : make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances

(verb) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
Synonyms : debase dilute load stretch
Example Sentence
  • adulterate liquor
(adj) mixed with impurities
Synonyms : adulterated debased
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adulterate

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dull+the+rate = impure, means to decrease the rate

Adults are more impure than children, so adulterate means to make impure

when a child becomes adult he loses his purity and innocence...so any thing adulterated is contaminated or has lost its purity.

Think adulterate which reduces purity in marriage

ADULTERATE<===> मिलावट कर (pr. \\milavaT kar \\ )[Verb] Example:Unscrupelous merchants do not hesitate to adulterate even baby food. ADULTERATE<===> मिलावट करना (pr. \\milavaT karana \\ )[Noun]

Adulterate: Add alternatives instead of original


Short Definition : arrival

(noun) arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
Synonyms : coming
Example Sentence
  • the advent of the computer
(noun) the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas Definition
(noun) (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for Advent

advent=ad + went "went" is the past tense of go."ad vent" is opposite of "go" which is "come".(ie) "arrival".

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advent ~ d(ad) + went : assume that if you call your dad's office to know the arrival of your father the office boy says.....your dad(AD) went(vent) to home...that means he is arriving.

"ad"+"vent" ad went and cinema or soap "arrives"

Advent = Ad(add) + vent ( air/empty)= Fill up the empty Seats in fuction means Arrive

advent -> added event -> awaiting event...


when u go for ADVENTure there will be no arrival 2 home

Starting four weeks before Christmas the arrival of Jesus is celebrated each weekend as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Advent.

It's an event but it's added so awaited event

Advent= ADD + INvent

ADVENT<===> क्रिसमस के पहले के दिन{चार इतवार सहित} (pr. \\krisamas ke pahale ke din{char itavar sahit} \\ )[Noun] Example:We are anxiously waiting for advent hymns. ADVENT<===> आगà


Short Definition : accidental; casual; happening by chance

(adj) associated by chance and not an integral part
Example Sentence
  • poetry is something to which words are the accidental, not by any means the essential form
  • they had to decide whether his misconduct was adventitious or the result of a flaw in his character
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adventitious

if your an adventurous person u take a chance .....adventurous = adventitious

sounds like adventurous.. when u go for adventure then something happens accidental..or by chance.

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ADVENTITIOUS=ACCIDENTAL....adventures cause accidents...hence adventitious means accidental....

aventitious=>adventure..when your on an adventure,many accidental events take place & you may come across undiscovered stuff by chance.

add ventilation to avoid accidental death

Sounds like ADVENT+SUSPICIOUS, it means arrival of person (or happening of event) was suspecious but it happened surprisingly.

dAD WENT (vent) to office but came back BY CHANCE and caught me fooling around with my girlfriend :D

ADult wENT to TUItions => this is seen only by chance

ADVENTITIOUS<===> आकस्मिक (pr. \\Akasmik \\ )[Adjective] Example:Due to the adventitions visit of the inspection team,the entire staff was taken aback. ADVENTITIOUS<===> आनुषंगिक (pr. \\AnuShanagik \\ )[Noun]

arrival of d event can be accidental


Short Definition : opponent; enemy

(noun) someone who offers opposition
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adversary

ADam VERSus hARRY --- They are opponents , advesaries

Split it as Ad-very-sorry.. U never say sorry to ur opponent or enemy..

concentrate on ADVERSE : one who gives us adverse effects i.e. opponents

dis sounds like:anniversary..so opposite sex i.e,opponents celebrate..

adversary brings us to adverse situation.

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Adversary sounds like Adviser, generally Enemies,opponent make sarcastic comments, Like for eg in the film Troy, King Agmemnon comments to many of his enemies to surrender the army to him, so that he cud use them whenever he wants

ADVERSARY<===> विरोधी (pr. \\virodhi \\ )[Noun] Example:Tenali Ram defeated all his adversaries by his intelligence.


Short Definition : going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile

(adj) contrary to your interests or welfare
Synonyms : inauspicious untoward
Example Sentence
  • adverse circumstances
  • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions
(adj) in an opposing direction
Synonyms : contrary
Example Sentence
  • adverse currents
  • a contrary wind
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adverse

adverse = ad + verse (versus) versus means compilation/fight between two Opponents so, it is something which shows OPPOSITION

adverse ~ ad-worse, (adding worse) : something which is contrary to your interests or welfare can only make your situation worse.


verse sounds like versa car- versa car is nt favourable to buy

ADVERSE<===> विपरीत (pr. \\viparit \\ )[Adjective] Example:Excess of exercise had an adverse effect on his health.


Short Definition : great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event

(noun) a state of misfortune or affliction
Synonyms : hard knocks hardship
Example Sentence
  • debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity
  • a life of hardship
(noun) a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event
Example Sentence
  • a period marked by adversities
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adversity

After UNIversity when you are jobless, you are in ADversity (misfortune, great hardship).

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Adverse-bad; now add ary it becomes opponent; add city it becomes..difficult time...so,ary and city

ad-worse, when the conditions are worst, its your misfortune..

adverse+ity where adverse means opposite and ity means condition, so opposite condition then normal hence u face hardships

ADVERSITY=ADVER(adverse=unfavorable/hostile)+SITY(situation)->ADVERSITY=an unfavorable and hostile situation, like poverty,misfortune,etc.

ADVERSITY<===> कठिनाई (pr. \\kaThinaI \\ )[Noun] Example:The people of Orissa are facing grave adversities due to the cyclone. ADVERSITY<===> विपत्ति (pr. \\vipatti \\ )[Noun]


Short Definition : refer

(noun) a public promotion of some product or service Definition
(verb) give heed (to)
Example Sentence
  • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
  • She hung on his every word
  • They attended to everything he said
(verb) make a more or less disguised reference to
Synonyms : allude touch
Example Sentence
  • He alluded to the problem but did not mention it
(verb) make reference to
Example Sentence
  • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for advert

advertise is made from advert

advertisement.. it sounds like that.. so ads refer to a product

Advert sounds linke Adword and Google adword used for advertisement.

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advert: ad[towards] + vert[to turn], so if you turn towards any matter, basically you are 'giving ears/attention' to it.

no need for a mnemonic here as they are the starting letters of the advertisement

Vert is a Latin root means 'to turn',take for examples the words 'introvert','extrovert','invert'. Now ADVERT consists of AD(advertisement)+VERT(to return),meaning to turn to the advertisement or refer to it (in a conversation)

you add worth to sth by referring to it.

ADVERT<===> विज्ञापन (pr. \\vijnyapan \\ )[Noun] Example:In market, few products are sold without an advert. ADVERTISE<===> विज्ञापन देना (pr. \\vijnyapan dena \\ )[Verb] Example:All big companies adve


Short Definition : support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something

(noun) active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
Synonyms : protagonism
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for advocacy

Advocate - add voice to; support.

advocacy ~ advocate; advocate always supports his client

advocate always argues for his point..

suppose advocacy is ad+vodka.. when you gifted someone with vodka they will support you

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ADVOCACY<===> वकालत (pr. \\vakalat \\ )[Noun] Example:He has taken up advocacy as his job and is a famous advocate in the High court.

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