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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!!!
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by itspossible

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

ab+stinence..(looks like STRINGENC(y)....MEANS sticking to the rules) your doctor has asked you to stick to the rule of eating only bread ,if you want to reduce your belly.
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by preetisoni2411

Ab is root which means away from something
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by nikhilparasher

Ab+ stin+ence: Absent from nonsense like alcohol
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by nikhilparasher

Abstinence from ur beloved ones leads to alcohol consumption
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by ram474

abs are nonsense so there is no restaint for eatind and drinking(food lover is thinking lyk da assume)
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by emperordeep7

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


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
(verb) make off with belongings of others
Synonyms : cabbage , filch , hook , lift , nobble , pilfer , pinch , purloin , snarf , sneak , swipe

(verb) consider apart from a particular case or instance
Example Sentence
  • Let's abstract away from this particular example

(verb) give an abstract (of)
(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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abstract

abstract: sounds close to retract....and you cant retract anything from an abstract speech or passage.
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by preetisoni2411

Ab..A(NOT)+stract(EXTRACT)..(here it gain an information from something) 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.
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by preetisoni2411

abs+tract(able). Do u think getting abs is tractable(manageable) or easy, certainly not its only theoretical in most case.
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by abhims2

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by priyavanjeri

abstract-means theoretical or not concrete. think of the movie "Star Trek" - that is purely a non- concrete concept...
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by nishant19

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.
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by otimuz


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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by minkuchoco_in

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

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.
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by peppyprash

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

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

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

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by dshefman

ABstract tRUTH
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by Jackery

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

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

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

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

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

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

abstruse=ab difficult to understad
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by mechanchi

Absolute Truth is abstruse, you can never learn it!
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by roozbeh33

It sounds like "abs truth". When well exercised, abs can be hard, and truth is something you can/should understand.
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ABS+TRUSS...its difficult to build abs as strong as truss
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by ashay.ut

concentrate on true and true always difficult to understand
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by abhijeetgupta29nov1986

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by priyavanjeri

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

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

no use - this is hard to understand
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by pleahy

The appearance (or pronunciation) of "abstruse" itself is...abstruse.
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by prelude77


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

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.
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by ksameer_coep

abusive language, f***
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by malharlakdawala

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


Short Definition : border upon; adjoin

(verb) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
Synonyms : adjoin , border , butt , butt against , butt on , edge , march
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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by arunvijaykg

A+But : 'But' is used to (ad)join two sentence as in example : He is good guy, but not a good student.
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by abhims2

ab+hut=> all huts generally will be side by side.
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by kalyan99kumar999

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

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


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

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

bys...sounds like bottomless
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by urfosterfrd

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

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)""
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by AHR

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

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by italyazzurre44

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by priyavanjeri

Imagine some1 telling alphabetically ab-y is small infact its a vrey huge gap inturn dis pertains to d depth in d meaning
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by ram474

ab (negative sense, not) + y small. something which is not small, so big and hence limitless or bottomless.
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by editor1

topics should be understood from basic otherwise its abysmal
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by harshad

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