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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

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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....

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

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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.

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

a+bom .. when bomb blast its very displeasing

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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+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

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

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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..

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

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"


Short Definition : unsuccessful; fruitless

(adj) failing to accomplish an intended result
Synonyms : stillborn unsuccessful
Example Sentence
  • an abortive revolt
  • a stillborn plot to assassinate the President
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abortive

Relate it to abort..things usually gets aborted when it seems that it would be unsuccessful or fruitless

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relate it to "abortion" in wich parents remains FRUITLESS...

abortion is a common word which means termination of pregnancy.. and hence something unsuccessful or fruitless.

abort => "to stop somthing before result" ive= action that is "useless action"

Abort+ive: abort means to stop.. ive to stopped due to some unsuccessful conditions.

You abort an GRE score if u r unsuccessful

Antonyms:complete, consummated, effective, effectual, efficient, fruitful,successful

when we put a cd in the cd drive of a computer and den eject it before transferring data, dere is sum command which comes on da screen like ur transfer was aborted means something which was in process has stopped.........


Short Definition : rubbing away; tending to grind down

(noun) a substance that abrades or wears down Definition
(adj) causing abrasion
Synonyms : scratchy
(adj) sharply disagreeable; rigorous
Synonyms : harsh
Example Sentence
  • the harsh facts of court delays
  • an abrasive character
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abrasive

abrasive:ab-Erasive:which means rubbing away

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abrasive..it sounds like aggressive,which means harsh behavior

A+BRA+sive.. it is very harsh behaviour if we touches a womens bra.. which is not good..

ab + rasi -- ab means away and rasi sounds like erase.. erasing something to remove away some dirt.. hence rubbing away.

take first three letters of this word...i.e. ABR... nw simply jumble the wrd.. it will give u...RAB...n it sounds like RUB..i.e. meaning too

a-bra-sive which is rubbed every day

bras polishing -> rubbing or to grind down

abrasive remark like an abrasive material

like razor ,which rubs away things


Short Definition : condense or shorten

(verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Example Sentence
  • The manuscript must be shortened
(verb) lessen, diminish, or curtail
Example Sentence
  • the new law might abridge our freedom of expression
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abridge

a+bridge..well bridges are meant to reduce the gap between something..so abridging..something means reducingor shortening something.

a+bridge : bridges can shorten the transportation time..

there was a long path but due building of bridge path was shorten

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Short Definition : abolish

(verb) revoke formally
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abrogate

Imagine a boy is making sighs to a girl standing in front of her GATE,seeing that ,her BRO comes & get rid of the boy (abolish)

ab (now) + rog (disease) + ate (eat) so, eat the disease and abolish it now.

rogam-disease need to b abolished

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ab+*rog*+gate What does a ROGUE do if he is given power? -> Abolish things officially !!!

(this mnemonic needs understanding of Hindi language) ab ro gate par aakar (in Hindi) imagine a person crying(ab ro gate par aake) in front of a gate because his form has been cancelled (abolished)

ab*ROG*ate .. concentrate on ROG , it sounds like rogue and normally we like to ABOLISH rogues

A-BROke-GATE = abolish

A's (someone's) Brother is standing near INDIA GATE to abolish the excise duty law.

abro-gate to ask someone to get out of our gate . thus you are abolishing that person.

ABROGATE = ABOlish or ABATE leGAlly.

A + Bro(Brother) Gate(at gate) a brother turns away at the gate

ab+rog+ate: ab rog ne use kha liya...

A+Broke+Agreement ---> abrogate ---> to end a law/agreement

aman+bra+ gate :Ladies revoked or abrogated as the man was putting bra on GATE.

A Bro Gate, a gate for brothers only, which abrogates the hierarchy.

Ab ro gate par cos tender has abrogated.

aman+bra+ gate :Ladies revoked or abrogated as the man was putting bra on GATE.

A bro not going into a gate and turning back.

bro(brother)bfr gate, child should not beg it should be abolished

a + bro + gate they put a gate on my bro to revoke him or my bro was leaving home, so they closed gate to stop or revoke him.

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