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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).

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

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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

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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.

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.


Short Definition : speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for

(noun) a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea Definition
(noun) a lawyer who pleads cases in court Definition
(verb) push for something
Synonyms : recommend urge
Example Sentence
  • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
(verb) speak, plead, or argue in favor of
Synonyms : preach
Example Sentence
  • The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for advocate

advocate...advocate usually "urges"or "pleads" judge to give in his favour

advocate: add+ur VOICE ...support

Think of avocado. Avocado is known to be the most healthy food on earth so we would recommend or plead for it


Short Definition : shield; protection; defense

(noun) kindly endorsement and guidance
Synonyms : auspices protection
Example Sentence
  • the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council
(noun) armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
Synonyms : breastplate egis
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for aegis

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sounds like ages of empire.. the game where the soldiers wear that shield.. for protection

aEGiS, EG means and EGG and S stands for SHELL, which is a SHIELD,that PROTECTS

In warcraft DotA game, there is an item called Aegis of Immortal which protects one from being killed by enemies..

aegis - sound like "a gas" you should defense yourself from a gas by mask or any other thing due to it is harmful to your respiration system

in the anime series 'Tower of Druaga - Aegis of Uruk' , its about the legendary shield of Uruk

Ageis sounds like Achilles(movie TROY).he was the protector and so aegis means protector.

aegis | age + is, in order to get aegis (protection) he collected all the vowels of age (aeg) before the enemy |

sounds like "Jesus!". u say that when u face danger or r afraid.Thus, u need some kind of protection

aegis ~ age is; if your age is too much (old), you need some protection for your body.

(HUMAN-HANUMAN)hanuman bhi ek manav hai

aegis of immortal from dota

AEGIS<===> रक्षा/बचाव (pr. \\rakSha/bachav \\ )[Noun] Example:A team of doctors was flown in under the aegis of the Red cross to cure people injured in the blast. AEGIS<===> कवच (pr. \\kavach \\ )[Noun]

u need a protection from Aegis agypti mosquito.


Short Definition : artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics

(noun) (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
Synonyms : esthetic
Example Sentence
  • he despised the esthetic of minimalism
(adj) relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
Synonyms : esthetic
Example Sentence
  • aesthetic values
(adj) concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
Example Sentence
  • the aesthetic faculties
  • an aesthetic person
  • aesthetic feeling
  • the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success
(adj) aesthetically pleasing
Synonyms : artistic esthetic
Example Sentence
  • an artistic flower arrangement
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for aesthetic

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aes + thetic opposite of "pathetic"..means beauty

aes sounds like ash-aishvarya.so,everyone appreciates the beauty of aishvarya.

Sounds like "anesthesia," which makes you loopy, thinking everything around you is beautiful...

AESTHETIC<===> सौंदर्यप्रेमी (pr. \\saunadaryapremi \\ )[Adjective] Example:He is a very aesthetic person. AESTHETIC<===> कलात्मक (pr. \\kalatmak \\ )[Adjective] Example:His house is very beautiful bec

aesthetic ~ aastha (faith or belief); You have aastha in aesthetic things (person or object)

aesthetic - the sea is beautiful.

If you are a good engineer, you can advert Aesthetics to Statics( an engineering course)

Aastha is a beautiful girl having good taste


Short Definition : easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly

(adj) diffusing warmth and friendliness
Synonyms : amiable cordial genial
Example Sentence
  • an affable smile
  • an amiable gathering
  • cordial relations
  • a cordial greeting
  • a genial host
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for affable

affection+able=affection to others

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affable= f + able, => that the teacher is able to give f grade to the students , so students are always trying to maintain a warm n healthy relation with the teachers, n also students always approaches their teachers.

Someone who is affable is laughable!

aff+able able means sumthin possible so a friend is easily approcahble able to approach a fren in distress

aff-able,relate aff to affectionate.. its always easy to talk to an affectionate person who will obviously be friendly

sounds like affection that means kind=love=affable


aff (affair) + able : You will be able to have an affair with a girl only if she is affable.

AFFABLE<===> मिलनसार/सुशील (pr. \\milanasar/sushil \\ )[Adjective] Example:I found your parents very affable unlike what you told me. AFFABLE<===> मिलनसार (pr. \\milanasar \\ )[Noun]

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