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Short Definition : dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.

(verb) dwell
Synonyms : bide stay
Example Sentence
  • You can stay with me while you are in town
  • stay a bit longer--the day is still young
(verb) put up with something or somebody unpleasant
Example Sentence
  • I cannot bear his constant criticism
  • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
  • he learned to tolerate the heat
  • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage
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a+bride(bide)genrally guyz loose their independence aftr d marriage bcoz f their bride...so as to bear them n their principles...so abide counts to bear sthng or hate sthng...

abi(abhi"name of a person")+the second part sounds like hide(abhi hides from his stupid friends....because he cant tolerate them.

abide : concentrate on bide it sounds like hide,to escape you hide as u can't bear them lik that

Not to upset the host I took A BITE of the cake although I can barely tolerate chocolate.

bide in abide sounds like bind(something that binds you).....so abide means that fails to bind you from your heart..but you merely have to tolerate

a + (bide)= bride= wife= tolerate= bear

abhi hides himself in d(THE) well(DWELL)......

"The dude Abides" - from the movie "The big Lebowski"

put up with your bride.

a bride is put up with rules

"Law Abiding Citizan" is a movie name.


Short Definition : (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology

(adj) of the most contemptible kind
Example Sentence
  • abject cowardice
  • a low stunt to pull
  • a low-down sneak
  • his miserable treatment of his family
  • You miserable skunk!
  • a scummy rabble
  • a scurvy trick
(adj) most unfortunate or miserable
Example Sentence
  • the most abject slaves joined in the revolt
  • abject poverty
(adj) showing utter resignation or hopelessness
Synonyms : unhopeful
Example Sentence
  • abject surrender
(adj) showing humiliation or submissiveness
Example Sentence
  • an abject apology
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Abject sounds like REJECT. Poor people are like REJECTED (Abject) people in the society. poor people or people lacking pride (abject people) are rejected in society

abject sounds like reject if any person is rejected in job he/she will feel hopless and wil be in miserable condition

Abject sounds like Reject...hopeless person is always rejected

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'Submissive' ppl are treated as mere OBJECTS THAT ARE OWNED (compare object wid ABJECT) and less humane..

interpret "abject " as opposite to OBJECT...Wen we think of object immediately it strikes that object is a point or thing ..so point or thing has got some location or some reference to it..so opposite to reference and hope is hopeless or miserable.

One social object is to reduce abject poverty.

"ab+ject"something opposite to inject,in+ject,inject means induces something, abject means not inducing so, no self respect,no feeling.life is degraded due to lack of blood without injecting..

ABJECT IS AB+ JECT, wich is spoken as jack.... so a person having no jack at all lacks pride and is wretched in society

interpret "abject " as opposite to OBJECT...Wen we think of object immediately it strikes that object is a point or thing ..so point or thing has got some location or some reference to it..so opposite to no reference and no hope that is miserable o

abject sounds like ab + eject, ab means away eject means throw so abject means thrown away, losers are thrown away, for example an abject loser

abject -ab not or away and ject means jacket relate to people of nepal living in abject poverty so unable to buy jacketabject -ab not or away and ject means jacket relate to people of nepal living in abject poverty so unable to bu

A DEJECTED (depressed) person will be in ABJECTED state of condition/mind.


your Object is so Abject! Aim higher or you will be rejected


Abject-not(A) having any objection.


Short Definition : renounce upon oath

(verb) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
Example Sentence
  • He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
  • She abjured her beliefs
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abjure

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Abjure think it like injure. so once you are injured you will give up. so abjure means give up

ab+jure...jure- jor (in Hindi) Jor lagaao chodoo mat....(Don't Give up) (this mnemonic is in Hindi Language)

abjure ~ ab (away) + jure (jury). He abjured (rejected, moved away from) her earlier statements in front of jury.

ab jury ke saamne kasam khaata hoon, i'll not do this again

ab+jaanede+yaar (abjure) am renouncing

ABJURE = the prefix AB- means against. -JURE means rule (like JURY) So, ABJURE means to rule against.

ab(now);(jury).one compulsoryly have to take an oath in front of a jury

Abjure = Ab jure (Zaroori in HINDI) .. under pressure you say "Ab zaroori nahi hai"..

abjure sounds like "object" which both are the same in the meaning to renounce

Ab indicates negative meaning. -jure can be thought as JOR in hindi meaning pressure..so GIVING UP UNDER PRESSURE is ABJURE

ab+chod--give up

Sounds like: "Abb joor lgaa ke chodh dho." (Now go all out and give it up)

read ab+jure like ab+jaa(i.e remove,renounce)

I SURE never believed in this crap!

Take an oath in front of jury to denounce one's belief.

WoW: you don't want to conjure water but you abjure to do it.


ab jane de re. (in marathi ab(ata) jau(ju) de re) means give up.


Short Definition : washing

(noun) the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ablution

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ab+solution sounds like blue solution,means pure water,which is used to wash yourself.

take the suffix.lution sounds like lotion .so,i am washing(cleaning) the wound my some antiseptic lotion.

ablution ~ a + blue + solution; just imagine some blue color solution used for washing clothes.

a+blu+solution=detegent n its used to wash

'ablution' is 'a blue solution'. It's a sacred solution used by priests to wash their hands and temple utensils.

ABlution=AB+pollution that means causing not pollution

After finger painting I washed my hands but I forgot that I touched my face so I ended walking around with A BLUE CHIN all day without even noticing


People believe they can obtain AB-so-LUTION(forgiveness for sins)by CLEANSING(Washing) themselves in the Ganges.

ABLUTION=AB(prefix meaning 'towards')+LUTION(sounds like Lotion).Thus, Towards Lotion->in the bath u tend towards using lotion

take ablution to remove pollution

abolish poison


Short Definition : renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation

(noun) the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
Example Sentence
  • abnegation of the Holy Trinity
(noun) renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abnegation

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abnegate: ab+nahi+get; meaning giving up something

Ab-negate ~ relate negate to negative and ab to away. It implies subtracting something. Subtracting (removing away) some important aspect of your life means sacrificing something.

abnegation=ab+negation. negation part could be considered as saying negative answer. when you say NO to something, you have rejected it or renounced it

Ab-abishek, negation-negitive,,,," Abishek bachan sacrificed himself to do negitive role in RAVAN as director requested him"

abnegation= absent negotiation= when two lovers cant negotiate with their parents about their love they have to self sacrifice for others

ab+negation..negation means negative or not..Even they dont like or not.. 'ab'away.. they give away.. they sacrifice.

abnegation negation =negotiation usually during negotiation u have to sacfice sumthng. so negation=self sacrifce

abnegation- abne-apne , gation sounds like nation..apne nation ke liye mene self sacrifice de diya

Abnation is part of life in abbey(The dwelling place of society of monks and nuns.) Abbey can be remembered by OBEY. (Monks and nuns obey the rule.)

ab-negate: ab (now) I negate (nullify) myself..

state of having no ego-abn(o)eg(o)tion- sacrifice state


Short Definition : dwelling place; home

(noun) any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
Synonyms : residence
Example Sentence
  • a person can have several residences
(noun) housing that someone is living in
Example Sentence
  • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
  • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abode

abode sounds jus like aboard= a+board... boarding refers to living room or place

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a-bode(body) ......a body needs a dwelling place/home

Children use Adobe software to make abode(houses) in pictures

abode: some people get bored (from bode) staying in home.

Abode is built using Adobe. Adobe means sun-dried brick.

abode... ab odh ... sote waqt odhna.. means you are at some dwelling place/home/abode

Sounds like a boat. Some people live on a boat.


bode is similar to bride, Abode-A place where bride stays most of the time i.e. home


Short Definition : cancel; put an end to

(verb) do away with
Synonyms : get rid of
Example Sentence
  • Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abolish

sounds sumwhat similar to demolish..which means put an end of sumthing

abolish is similar to abort.Meaning of abort is to stop the development of a baby.Thus the meaning "End something" or "Put to an end".

2nd part sounds like ISSSSHHHH n when dis sound is pruduced it means something is not gud n needs to be cancelled or brought to an end.

abolish..A+bolish(sounds like POLICE...)so A POLICE team came to wedding hall,and cancelled the marrige as he was marrying second time without divorcing first wife.

the last letters sounds lyk ishhhh whch reminds us f aishwarya rai..her memories puts an end 2 our heart beat...hene abolish is to put an end 2 sthng....

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abolish sounds like a+polish which means it cleans bad....put an end to dust

conc on ab....o(zero)of abolish.that is "ab zero pe aana padega" or come to zero.i.e.come to an end.

ab + polish (bolish) : now we have polish our shoes and hence put an end to dirt over it.


Short Definition : detestable; extremely unpleasant

(adj) unequivocally detestable
Example Sentence
  • abominable treatment of prisoners
  • detestable vices
  • execrable crimes
  • consequences odious to those you govern
(adj) exceptionally bad or displeasing
Example Sentence
  • atrocious taste
  • abominable workmanship
  • an awful voice
  • dreadful manners
  • a painful performance
  • terrible handwriting
  • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abominable

abominable means think as boman irani(vilan in 3idiots)...so he is bad,hated by all,his face was extremely unplesant (in dat picture)

abo + min + able : this work is not even above (ab) my minimum (min) ability (able) level.. so it's exceptionally bad.

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ab+omin(OMIT)+ABLE means "away from omit". if sth can not be omitted it is forced to us and we should tolerate it and gradually we would hate it

abo=> above min=> minute able => able so hated so can't resist above a minute

ever heard of abominable snowman??...its an apelike wild animal ....so its unpleasant

abominable= a bomb + able: nobody likes what a bomb can do. Its extremely unpleasant

a+bom .. when bomb blast its very displeasing

Read it like ABOOOMINABLE... so boo{hindi word for bad smell} is coming n u r not able to smell it....

Abominable= ab(away) omit, we usually omit thing we hate and put the away

ab+omin(OMIT)+ABLE......now think of our indian cricket team ,right now are we able to omit any one? no !because everyone is playing good

a+bomi+nable...bomi in bengali means vomitting.hence abominable can be linked to somethin which provokes u to vomit...hence detestable

A-Bom(b)in(g)-able!! No one wants this, everyone's worst nightmare.


sounds like vomitable=VOMIT+ABLE i.e. vomit is detestable

ab -> Negate omin -> O-mine ab-omin-able = that can't be mine =detestable

abominable=ab+omit+able..means know ur painful and able to omit it

a bomb is dropped so it's very unpleasant.

abominable=ab o(or) min(mint) able(not able to eat) bcoz i hv eaten it alot during my childhood n now i hate it

ab=abroad,omin=omen,able=unable.so,i am unable to go to OMEN coz people there are unpleasent

ab+ominable. omit sounds like womit. ab means away. we tent 2 move away from womit because its detestable

someone vomits on you and you feel very disgusting.

bomb+bull:The bombs coming out of bull smell exceptinally bad.

'AB(prefix meaning Not-remember Abnormal)'+'OMIN(sounds like Amen)'+'able'->somebody who isn't able(is reluctant) to say 'Amen' after the prays is considered bad,detestable and unpleasant

a + minable >>> a mining place has UNPLEASANT climate and has VERY BAD smell in it..

ab+omin+able...think of "omin" as "omen" which is highly unpleasant


Short Definition : loathe; hate

(verb) find repugnant
Synonyms : abhor execrate loathe
Example Sentence
  • I loathe that man
  • She abhors cats
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abominate

the last four letters sound lyk hate(nate)....hence abominate is to hate sb/sthg...

once again wid reference to mnemonic of abominable ....abominate has BOMI(bengali of Vomit)....which is unpleasant experience

ab(abhi..a name of a person)+ominate(sounds like "mina"(focus on middle part..name of girl...+omit...(means deliberately )....abhi omitted mina from his team because he hated her like anything.

abominate sounds like dominate and we HATE those who dominates us

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I NOMINATE Adolf Hitler to be the most hated tyrant in history of the world.

A bom(b) ate = Eating a bomb is really bad! Who wouln't loath this?

abominate = a bha minute. imagine u have given a minute time to your girlfriend and now she didn't came and you HATE her

ab(abhi...a name of person)+ominate(sounds together like omit mina.....means leave out mina)......abhi omitted mina from his team because he hated her like anything


Short Definition : being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine

(noun) a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived Definition
(noun) an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
Example Sentence
  • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
  • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
(adj) of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia
Example Sentence
  • an Aboriginal rite
(adj) characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
Synonyms : native
Example Sentence
  • native Americans
  • the aboriginal peoples of Australia
(adj) having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
Example Sentence
  • aboriginal forests
  • primal eras before the appearance of life on earth
  • the forest primeval
  • primordial matter
  • primordial forms of life
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for aboriginal

see the word origin which means first of a kind.

abe ye ORIGINAL hai

A B Original : A-B are initial (original) English alphabets.

intepret the meaning from 'original' in this word..

ab many things we buy are not original we used to get these earlier in primitive days

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AB+orginal.. First of its kind.. Even though the modified one is latest one..EX:- the aborignal form of this place is very pleasant..

"Ab Ab Ab Ab" said the green baby. This baby came from an origin? But where? A specific spot in Ireland.

The boy in moview "Australian" recalls me the meaning of word "arboriginal"

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