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abominate

Short Definition : loathe; hate

Definition
(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

aboriginal

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

Definition
(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
Definition
(adj) of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia
Example Sentence
  • an Aboriginal rite
Definition
(adj) characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
Synonyms : native
Example Sentence
  • native Americans
  • the aboriginal peoples of Australia
Definition
(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"

abortive

Short Definition : unsuccessful; fruitless

Definition
(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

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

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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.........

abrasive

Short Definition : rubbing away; tending to grind down

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

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abrasive:ab-Erasive:which means rubbing away

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

abridge

Short Definition : condense or shorten

Definition
(verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Example Sentence
  • The manuscript must be shortened
Definition
(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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abrogate

Short Definition : abolish

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

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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

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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