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adore

Short Definition : love deeply and respect highly

Definition
(verb) love intensely
Example Sentence
  • he just adored his wife
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[hindi] ye(A) doore(DORE) pyar bhadathi hai..or rmember like this ..A DOOORIE song by atiff aslam

ADORE=replace D with L and R with V, hence a love.

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a + dore : if you adore your wife and she adores you, it means there is "a dore (a thread)" between you two.

ADORE<===> बहुत पसन्द करना (pr. \\bahut pasand karana \\ )[Verb] Example:I adore rail journey. ADORE<===> आराधना करना (pr. \\Aradhana karana \\ )[Verb] Example:I adore my parents.

A+DOR I Love

ADORE=replace D with L and R with L, hence a love.

(adore ~ a door) You always keep your door close when you adore your wife.

we frequently use this"she s adorable" this s enough i guess

remember the movie kache dhage, the luv b/w d brothers... dhage(dore)

adore - a dear whom we love deeply and respect highly

adorn

Short Definition : decorate

Definition
(verb) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
Example Sentence
  • Decorate the room for the party
  • beautify yourself for the special day
Definition
(verb) be beautiful to look at
Example Sentence
  • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere
Definition
(verb) furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
Synonyms : clothe invest
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ad + orn(ornamentals) used to decorate

adorn=ad(d)+ orn(ament). Addition of ornaments to a woman can adorn her body.

Rajnikanth s always decorated or made-up as A DON. decorating A DON - ADORN

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adorn could be A - Dorm. It was a tradition for the students of DU, or Dorm University to decorate their dorms so that they were decked with ornaments and beautified during the holidays.

adorn (add+on),adding something on ,which is beautiful is adorn

we had adorn shop near our school.. it had much decorative and crafts material for sale in it.. so DECORATE..

adroit

Short Definition : skillful (in using mind or hand)

Definition
(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
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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.

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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

adulation

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

Definition
(noun) servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
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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.

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adulation: additional congratulations...

ADmiring congratULATIONs = ADULATION.

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.

adulterate

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

Definition
(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
Definition
(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

Advent

Short Definition : arrival

Definition
(noun) arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
Synonyms : coming
Example Sentence
  • the advent of the computer
Definition
(noun) the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas Definition
(noun) (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
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advent=ad + went "went" is the past tense of go."ad vent" is opposite of "go" which is "come".(ie) "arrival".

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...

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ad(toward)+vent(vent)=arrival

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

adventitious

Short Definition : accidental; casual; happening by chance

Definition
(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
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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

adversary

Short Definition : opponent; enemy

Definition
(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..

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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.

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.

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