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Short Definition : equip; N. accoutrement

(verb) provide with military equipment
Synonyms : accouter
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for accoutre

couture means dress ,accoutre means furnish with dress or equipment;to equip or to attire

accoutre ~ sounds like encounter..... imagine cops often need to be well equipped (accoutred) during encounter.

accouture...well u al must b aware f haute couture-whch is a busines f fashionable n expensive clothes 4 women..in whch womens take part in fashion showz wid wel equipd dress...so basically couture counts for well equipped dresses

accoutre: sounds like "scouts" , hence scouts students shld be trained with equipments.

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accoutre sounds like a scooter ..imagine a security scooter EQUIPPED WITH GUNS AND GRENADES.

Think of ACCOUTRED. When Ricky Ponting was OUT, He became RED with anger(out-red,catch my drift? :O) and threw His EQUIPMENT at the TV set.

accoutre= when a person have to go in court he have to be in well dressed

coutre means dress, you can remember it by 'haute couture' which means elegant dressing.

a scooter is equip with a extra Tyre

"accourte":ac+courte(court) so a cour t is surrounded with cop's for security purpose..

sound like scooter.. well equip

accoutre= ac(eak=1) + coutre(quater=home), i.e ! quater is surrounded by military who are EQUIPPED with arms.

accoutre sounds like a coup equips with guns and grenades.

ac (act) coutre (torture) = to act to torture you need to equip with military...


Accoutre Sounds like a Scooter - A scooter full(well Equiped) of latest Technologies like GPS etc.

police ac+court will be fully equiped


Short Definition : growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete

(noun) an increase by natural growth or addition
Synonyms : accumulation
(noun) something contributing to growth or increase
Example Sentence
  • he scraped away the accretions of paint
  • the central city surrounded by recent accretions
(noun) (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases Definition
(noun) (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles Definition
(noun) (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment Definition
(noun) (law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance)
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for accretion

Accretion sounds like Errection,,, so u r dik grows in size during an errection

ACCRETION sounds like secretion which gives an idea of growth in size.

accretion ~ add + creation , this addition to creation leads to growth


University gets accreditation as it grows and improves

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Accleration.. which is GROWTH in velocity

ACCRETE:pronounce it somethinglike increse that implies naturally growth


Accretion -> no excretion , so accumulation

Accretion (a gradual increase of wealth by unfair means)

ac-accellerate ceration -sounds like creation....expand creation expand growth

Similar to ACCRUAL: (of sums of money or benefits) received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.

accretion: consider opp of excretion(to remove)..accretion - add and grow big

Accretion (sounds like) A+CONSTRUCTION --> building up

extra attention is necessary so it is needed to be increased

ac + erection - increase by natural growth


Short Definition : come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual

(verb) grow by addition
Example Sentence
  • The interest accrues
(verb) come into the possession of
Synonyms : fall
Example Sentence
  • The house accrued to the oldest son
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for accrue

sounds like AKDU(hindi...means haughty)....so a person becomes akdu when he gains a lot

Sounds like 1 crore, one who has 1 crore bucks will do the following :acquire, amass, collect, earn, gain, grow, increase, multiply, redound, snowball, swell, these are the synonyms of ACCRUE

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accrue sounds like acquire... accrue wealth acquire wealth gain wealth

Accrue means accumulate,increase,mount up,amass..And sounds like a-crew and crew means: all the people working on a ship, plane, etc.. so remember it with crew members who accumulate food, other necessary things while they sail..

a+crew(crew-group),now we can memorise it as ,an ADDITIONAL crew member comes in the plane.

A+Crow: a crow accrue pebbles to drink water from jar.

process of accumulation


Short Definition : bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)

(noun) a sharp bitterness Definition
(noun) a sharp sour taste
Synonyms : tartness
(noun) a rough and bitter manner
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acerbity

acer( SIR)+bity(BITE)...well your boss(SIR) is using BITTER WORDS FOR YOU,what are you thinking??(man to karta hai KACCHA BITE (kha) jauo)

acerbity - sounds like a celibrity. celibrities are sweet talking. so a+cerbity will be opposite...bitter

a + cerbity (in hindi language sharbati means sweet solution) and 'a' shows negation hence its like something which is not sweet hence bitter.

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acerbity-the root word is latin-"acer",which means sour or bitter

bity there gives some idea of bitterness

ACER laptops!!! sounds sarcastic, Ppl dnt buy them much,rather prefer IBM,HP,SONY laptops... don't they?

Acerbic....u can relate it to acid...which is bitter

Ace+ bity: acetic acid is sour and bitter in taste, so, bitterness/sour in speech and temper

like acid bite

ACER(laptop)+BEATy...when you BEAT someone by ACER laptop...it will be harsh,bitter....

Aseh-bhi thi

ace + bitchy >>> ekk number ki bitchy ladki hai woh... TALKS BITTER ABOUT PEOPLE..


Short Definition : vinegary

(adj) relating to or containing acetic acid
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acetic

acetic is derived from acetic acid..which is a week acid,which we generally use to make bakery products.

acetic sounds like a septic contains a lot of acid.


Short Definition : slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic

(adj) being sour to the taste
Synonyms : acid acidic acidulent
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acidulous

ACID..(USUALLY SOUR AND BITTER IN TASTE)...so anything which include acid will automatically give you sour and bitter taste

acid-acidic , lous>tast so acidic tast

acid+less, so slightly bitter or slightly sour

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Acidulous - Acid - rescramble ous to sou+r = sour. Acid sour.


Short Definition : recognize; admit

(verb) declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
Synonyms : admit
Example Sentence
  • He admitted his errors
  • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
(verb) report the receipt of
Synonyms : receipt
Example Sentence
  • The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper
(verb) express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
Synonyms : notice
Example Sentence
  • He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway
  • She acknowledged his complement with a smile
  • it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing
(verb) express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
Synonyms : recognise recognize
Example Sentence
  • We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us
(verb) accept as legally binding and valid
Example Sentence
  • acknowledge the deed
(verb) accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
Synonyms : know recognise recognize
Example Sentence
  • The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne
  • We do not recognize your gods
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acknowledge

ac(ACCORDING)+knowledge.. in Hindi we say...("Hume apni akal se hi logo ko pehchaana chahiye") In English-("We shud RECOGNIZE ppl acc(according) to our own KNOWLEDGE")

ac(ACCORDING)+ knowledge...according to my knowledge business schools generally admit very intelligent students.


Short Definition : peak; pinnacle; highest point

(noun) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
Example Sentence
  • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
  • the artist's gifts are at their acme
  • at the height of her career
  • the peak of perfection
  • summer was at its peak
  • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
  • the summit of his ambition
  • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
  • at the top of his profession
(noun) the highest point (of something)
Synonyms : apex peak vertex
Example Sentence
  • at the peak of the pyramid
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acme

Like acne=high points on skin(pimple).Acme=Highest point in ones work.

in cartoon network the coyote uses ACME tools to kill the road runner.... jus remember he always falls off the PEAK of a mountain.,, always

A(aaaaaaaaaaaa......) C(see) ME(me)... Imagine that you are at great height and u r shouting these words

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Sounds like LAKME (face cream) whose products promise your beauty to reach its peak.

Acme can be rearranged as Meca sound like Mecca Going to Mecca is the highest dream of Muslims

Acme Sounds like peak me.


Short Definition : skin disease (on the face)

(noun) an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acne

it sounds like LAKNE the duplicate product of LAKME... so dnt use dis otherwise dis will cause SKIN DISEASE...

sounds like Lakme (face cream) Whose products may cause skin disease on face.

ac(ne) = nahi!!! I don't want this disease PS:The above is to avoid confusion with acme which means pinnacle


Short Definition : science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in

(noun) the study of the physical properties of sound
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acoustics

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a+co(couple)+stics(sticks)-a couple of sticks when striked produce a sound...relates to science of sound...

It "sounds" like a "scientific" wrd.... so better understand by these line only....

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