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Short Definition : restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote

(noun) the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
Synonyms : abstention
(noun) act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abstinence

ABS THIN ence. A person maintained abstinence when he restrained from pleasant things like food and drinks!!!

abstinence (sounds like absent) : like being absent from enjoying pleasant things

ab+stinence..(looks like STRINGENC(y)....MEANS sticking to the rules)...so your doctor has asked you to stick to the rule of eating only bread ,if you want to reduce your belly.

Ab is root which means away from something

Ab+ stin+ence: Absent from nonsense like alcohol

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Abstinence from ur beloved ones leads to alcohol consumption

abs are nonsense so there is no restaint for eatind and drinking(food lover is thinking lyk da assume)

soundslike abstinance came from abstain: non-participation in pleasant things


Short Definition : theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational

(noun) a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
Synonyms : abstraction
Example Sentence
  • he loved her only in the abstract--not in person
(noun) a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
Synonyms : outline precis synopsis
(verb) consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically Definition
(verb) make off with belongings of others Definition
(verb) consider apart from a particular case or instance
Example Sentence
  • Let's abstract away from this particular example
(verb) give an abstract (of) Definition
(adj) existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
Example Sentence
  • abstract words like `truth' and `justice'
(adj) not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
Example Sentence
  • a large abstract painting
(adj) dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
Example Sentence
  • abstract reasoning
  • abstract science
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abstract: sounds close to retract....and you cant retract anything from an abstract speech or passage.

Ab..A(NOT)+stract(EXTRACT)..(here it means..to gain an information from something)....so if you are a given passage on philosophy,will you be able to understand something,as it very much theoretical and based on general ideas.

abs+tract(able). Do u think getting abs is tractable(manageable) or easy, certainly not its only theoretical in most case.


abstract-means theoretical or not concrete. think of the movie "Star Trek" - that is purely a non- concrete concept...

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Focus on "Tract" (actual word) means a passage in the body/tube and area of wide extent: this is a place for the theories/philosophies of this world.


Short Definition : obscure; profound; difficult to understand

(adj) difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
Synonyms : deep recondite
Example Sentence
  • the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
  • a deep metaphysical theory
  • some recondite problem in historiography
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abstruse

abstruse rhyme with CONFUSE,there is confusion when things are not clear

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AB stress nahi doge or brain USE(last 2 alphabets) nahi karoge then you wont be able to understand anything.Difficult to understand.

It contains "ab....use". ab generally stands for negative sense and so 'ab+ use' can be taken as difficult to use. A word will be difficult to use if it is difficult to understand.

Ab-abishek, truce-(T)om c(RUCE) "" for abishek it is DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND Tom cruse behavior""

Ab(s)+truce = someone with whom making truce is difficult coz he z difficult to understand

abstruse=>absurd..(remove se from the word)and arrange abstru to absurt.. or absurd.. which can be correlated to difficult to understand..


Ab-abishek, str-stra, use-use "for abishek it is difficult to understand how to use straa""

ABstract tRUTH

(ab+str+use)ab=now str use or v can say use str now.its difficult to use n that it means

relate it to ab'use..abuse.. and abusive language is always difficult to penetrate.

abstruce is rhyming to obtuse .. which comes under Geometry..difficult to underastand for many

abstruse=ab +screwed..now difficult to understad

(ab+str+use)ab=now str use or v can say use str now.its difficult to use n that it means

(ab+str+use)ab=now str use or v can say use str now.its difficult to use n that it means

Absolute Truth is abstruse, you can never learn it!

It sounds like "abs truth". When well exercised, abs can be hard, and truth is something you can/should understand.

concentrate on true and true always difficult to understand


ABS+TRUSS...its difficult to build abs as strong as truss

See the word Abs it is difficult to understand how to get six pack on the body. truce-true

abstruse link with abs+ true i.e. absolutely true people are difficult to understand

no use - this is hard to understand

The appearance (or pronunciation) of "abstruse" itself is...abstruse.


Short Definition : coarsely insulting; physically harmful

(adj) expressing offensive reproach
Synonyms : opprobrious scurrilous
(adj) characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment
Example Sentence
  • abusive punishment
  • argued...that foster homes are abusive
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abusive

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ab + usive : ab+use; ab is generally used in negative (bad) sense. Hence, we should not use bad language (abusive)in front of our child.

abusive language, f***

(a - buse) = Bush made misuse of his Power to Iraq.


Short Definition : border upon; adjoin

(verb) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
Example Sentence
  • Canada adjoins the U.S.
  • England marches with Scotland
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abut

Look at your BUTT (Dont take it offensively).Its like two pieces of flesh together marked by a boundary in between them ..Thats abut .

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A+But : 'But' is used to (ad)join two sentence as in example : He is good guy, but not a good student.

ab+hut=> all huts generally will be side by side.

abhut-"abe" hut jada pas aane ki koshish mat kar

note that in ABUT, A is adjacent to B in the alphabet(there's boundary between them),also U is adjacent to T.


Short Definition : bottomless

(adj) very great; limitless
Example Sentence
  • abysmal misery
  • abysmal stupidity
(adj) resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable
Synonyms : abyssal unfathomable
Example Sentence
  • the abyssal depths of the ocean
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abysmal

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a+bys(take dis as 20 i.e.bees in hindi)+mal(take it as mile).....ao a 20 mile deep pit in the ground looks like its bottomless

bys...sounds like base..a-base..no base...so bottomless

You might have seen "Aladdin"..in dat there was a negative character named as "Abysmaal"...i.e. "extremely bad" man...

a- this, bys-bees(20), mal-mal(in hindi we call some substance as mal) "" salesman saying to women ' madam a bees ka mal hen isme bottom nahi ayega only top ayega(bottomless)""

if use rearrange the word abysmal u get "smalbays" which sounds lik "small base" which is approximately equal to no base ie bottom less..



Imagine some1 telling alphabetically ab-y is small infact its a vrey huge gap inturn dis pertains to d depth in d meaning

ab (negative sense, not) + y small. something which is not small, so big and hence limitless or bottomless.

topics should be understood from basic otherwise its abysmal


Short Definition : enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit

(noun) a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)
Synonyms : abysm
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abyss

A+bys....(this mnemonic is in hindi...ek 20(bees) feet ka gadda)..i.e. Vast bottomless pit....

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ab+y+ss--- ab ss, sounds ab hissssss, remember movie HISSS of malika in which she is a snake, snake lives in DEEP HOLE

a + bys (take dis as 20 i.e. bees in hindi language)+mal(take it as mile)..... so a 20 mile deep pit in the ground looks like its bottomless.

<B>abyss</B> sounds similar to abuse. When you're seriously abused, you become depressed and feel like jumping into <B>abyss</B>

its like a hindi word "vis"means poison by which man reach till pit


Short Definition : related to a school; not practical or directly useful

(noun) an educator who works at a college or university Definition
(adj) associated with academia or an academy
Example Sentence
  • the academic curriculum
  • academic gowns
(adj) hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
Example Sentence
  • an academic discussion
  • an academic question
(adj) marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
Synonyms : donnish pedantic
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for academic

aca+dummmmmmyyyyy(that cannot be used in practical purpose or that is only for show off). i think eveyone can easily guess the first meaning of academic


Short Definition : agree

(verb) yield to another's wish or opinion
Synonyms : bow defer give in submit
Example Sentence
  • The government bowed to the military pressure
(verb) take on duties or office
Synonyms : enter
Example Sentence
  • accede to the throne
(verb) to agree or express agreement
Synonyms : acquiesce assent
Example Sentence
  • The Maestro assented to the request for an encore
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for accede

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in the word accede acce sounds like"axe"- when you have "axe" scent girls will agree to what u said

startng letters soundd lyk axe(acce)+de...usually when u happen 2 experience a threat wid an axe,u agree 2 everythng othrs want...so basically accede goes 2 agreement...

people accept anything u say when u carry acid in ur hand

ac+cede( means to yield)..so accede means to yield to somebody opinion or wish.

sounds like accept + agreed : accede;


Sounds like exceed,a boy request a girl to exceed the limits of her parents and run away with him, also excess of money will make the person the King(the other meaning of the word)

The A/C ceded yelled a man!(cede=actual word meaning to "give up") All the sweating humans agreed.

"acc" accept=accede

accede = a + ccede This means proceed as I agreed.e.g. you can proceed as I agreed.

OMG, THE A/C ceded! Cede is actual word meaning to give up. In 110 degrees, sweaty folk agreed.

take last word cede as seed.so,i agree seed is not there plant will also not be there.

take last word cede as seed.so,i agree seed is not there plant will also not be there.

accede=sucessed, sucessed when u agree with everyone..

take last word cede as seed.so,i agree seed is not there plant will also not be there.


Short Definition : move faster

(verb) move faster
Synonyms : quicken speed speed up
Example Sentence
  • The car accelerated
(verb) cause to move faster
Synonyms : speed speed up
Example Sentence
  • He accelerated the car
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for accelerate

In our science class, we learn how falling bodies accelerate.

Accelerate sound's like "XLR8" remember the alien in BEN 10 which accelerates and runs really fast.

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