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acquiesce

Short Definition : assent; agree passively; comply without protest

Definition
(verb) to agree or express agreement
Synonyms : accede assent
Example Sentence
  • The Maestro assented to the request for an encore
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acquiesce

acQUIEsce..concentrate on the part quie. and remember quiet.. which means submissive.. or imagine some1 who is quiet will give in without any protest

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acquiesce = A(Agree) + quie(Quietly) = Comply passivly

acquiesce ~ a+kiss : My girlfriend acquiesced when I tried to kiss her on her lips.

sounds some thing like quiet ac-quiesce agreeing something quietly

acquiesce : A-Queen-Says when a queen says something to you, even if you don't like it, you have to passively agree.

acquiesce--aqua--water which is easly avaibale, acquiesce is easily tractable means compliant

accept(ac)quietly(quie)

(ac+qui+esce)means "accept(ac) quitely(qui)" or comply without protest

quiese sounds like quiz , i agree passively that i lost in quiz

it sound like: A quite YES! means complete agreement

Picture a QUIET pond (water is AQUA) now picture the horse BESIE drinking from the pond: AQUA BESSIE

aquiesce-rhymes with a wish ,imagine that you have ask for some wish with the gene and he agree and accept it

if everybody is quiet( everybody agrees), anything can be acquired with ease(acqui(acquire)+esce(ease))

if you are acquiesce , you always say Yes, Yes , Yes!

accused quite without protest mean agree his crime

acquittal

Short Definition : deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner

Definition
(noun) a judgment of not guilty
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acquittal

ACQUIT=ACcusation QUITs

acquittal = i quit from this jail as the judge aquitted me amnesty m not stay - ing in this jail coz judge gave me amnesty

a> cannot quital = quit the judgement. final verdict

Sounds like quit i.e., to leave something or someone ... or deliverance from a charge..

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Ah, Quit All, you are aCquitted

accused +quittal free from charge

acrid

Short Definition : bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent

Definition
(adj) strong and sharp
Synonyms : pungent
Example Sentence
  • the pungent taste of radishes
  • the acrid smell of burning rubber
Definition
(adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
Example Sentence
  • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
  • a barrage of acid comments
  • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
  • bitter words
  • blistering criticism
  • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
  • a sulfurous denunciation
  • a vitriolic critique
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acrid

sounds like ACID....all acids are bitterly pungent and corrosive

remove "r" from acrid, so now it becomes acid and acid is always bitter in taste and when smelt its pungent too

Remove ac, it becomes rid,,so to remove something or cut ,, we need a sharp thing to cut..

remove r i.e. acid, his tone was as harsh(acrid) as acid.

Acrid sounds like Ack! Rid! > After not liking the sharp, harsh taste,he threw his food away.

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Acrid ... A+Crid ... A+Creed .. smething like "Creed", american rock band. It has high pitch or harsh vocals.. so , remember smething harsh.

Acrid -(cried) imagine that you are crying because you got harsh punishment

acrimonious

Short Definition : stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior

Definition
(adj) marked by strong resentment or cynicism
Synonyms : bitter
Example Sentence
  • an acrimonious dispute
  • bitter about the divorce
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acrimonious

Acrimony= Take Acr as Acroo (hindi) and Mon as man(hindi) , so it means acroo man wala .acroo manner

a+cri+monious...take cri as cry.....stinging bitter words hurt and make people cry

acri + moni + ous ~ a crore money; excess of money, which can make someone bitter, harsh

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a+crim+... recognize crim = criminal-who is bitter in words and manner

acri like angry which creats bitterness in relation

acri means bitter

Acrimo+... sounds like Lachrymo+se (saddening). When you are sad, you are typically bitter or angry towards others

a+crim+onious...A CRIMe or an ONION both are BITTER :)

"acri"= acid "monious"= manners "acrimonious"= acid lik manners

words are acid many of ous talk

acrophobia

Short Definition : fear of heights

Definition
(noun) a morbid fear of great heights
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acrophobia

a crow phobia...crows live their lives at great heights

ACRObat performs from great heights... PHOBIA means fear ACROPHOBIA = fear of heights

a-crow, crow fly at a HEIGHT, phobia-fear hence easy to remember

Imagine that u r sitting on a crow and flying in the air at gr8 heights. U fear when u look down due to acrophobia.

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acro + phobia=height+fear

"Acrophobia" == "Acro" ,, similar to "Aero" airplane ,,, people frightened in plane for high altitude , ,, ie fear of height

acrimonious - acid + money. Feel bitter toward people with money.

a crow height phobia(fear in tennali tamil movie)

actuarial

Short Definition : calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics

Definition
(adj) of or relating to the work of an actuary
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for actuarial

dont give me rough value give me actual value by "calculating" it

actuarial sounds like factorial which implies doing calculation.

actual+arial=caluclating the cost of ARial

act-tutorial actuarial doing math stuff calculating

Actual - as in calculating as actual

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sounds like calcutarial

see 'actu' sounds like 'accu'RATE+'T'rial'(trail common word meaning test)so read it as 'acuurate test'

imagine that you are about to jump of a helicopter.. u calculate the ACTUAL ARIAL distance and time it takes u to fall down and hence determine if u die or not...

"actual"+"real"we get actual real value only by calculation

a person qualified to calculate commercial risks and probabilities involving uncertain future events, esp in such contexts as life assurance

factorial calculation regarding to insurance company

actuary

Short Definition : someone who advises insurance companies

Definition
(noun) someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
Synonyms : statistician
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for actuary

How we find out the ACTUAL value...by calculations...henceACTUARY is a person who does calculations and deals with a lot of numerical data.....

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Actuary sounds like 'Treasury'. So in order to maintain treasury one needs expert in calculation and statistics. As simple as it sounds

factorial = actuarial=calculations...... actuary = the person who does this statistical calculations....

The actuary predicts what will actually happen.

actuary actual, serious who deals with insurance companies

actuary sounds like sanctuary... imagine an insurance company agent in a sanctuary insuring all the birrds

actuary sounds similar to fractuary

advice in act to hurry investing which plan in insurance company.

actuate

Short Definition : motivate; activate; cause to act

Definition
(verb) put in motion or move to act
Example Sentence
  • trigger a reaction
  • actuate the circuits
Definition
(verb) give an incentive for action
Example Sentence
  • This moved me to sacrifice my career
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for actuate

The senior actor, performed and motivated his junior actor. act - to - motivate,,thus gives ,,cause to act and motivate as synonym.

actuate.. sounds like activate..we need motivation (or some incentives) to activate our thinkings..

sounds like accurate and when you presented ACCURATE sales figure to the BOARD,they motivated (gave incentives to) you for your honest work

actu + ate = moti(hindi for fat) + wait

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actuATE- motivATE

i ATE ACT 2(actu) popcorn which activated me

motors are also called as 'actuators'. Hence actuate means to perform an action.

act - u - ate to motivate the child to eat food (motivate)

actuate: act+uate..move to act...

way actually u ate made me motivate to eat less

acuity

Short Definition : sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)

Definition
(noun) sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart) Definition
(noun) a quick and penetrating intelligence
Example Sentence
  • he argued with great acuteness
  • I admired the keenness of his mind
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acuity

a-CUIty,CUI seems like SUI{needle} in hindi,sui is sharp and penetrating...INTELLIGENT people are such-SHARP QUICK & PENETRATING

acuity....sounds like acute-means intelligent and quick and intelligence is nothing but sharpness of mind.

acuity .. when u tell it , it kinda sounds like ACUTE and hence the meaning

acuity ~ a +cute; just imagine a cute girl you met in train who only have external beauty but doesn't have sharpness of mind.

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Everyone at party was impressed by her cuteness (look) as well as acuteness (brain).

ACUITY= sounds like accuracy which menas sharpness.

acuity: a+cute: (cute) beautiful girls are often said as dumb,so they lack SHARPNESS in mind and senses

equity, we have to sharp in mind,hear,sight in investing wright one.

acumen

Short Definition : mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen

Definition
(noun) a tapering point Definition
(noun) shrewdness shown by keen insight
Synonyms : insightfulness
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acumen

acumen sounds like IQ-men.. men with high IQ have ability to judge quickly (has keen insight).

ACUTE+MIND...acute means sharp

acumen sounds like "IQ-man" or "a quick man" which grasps quickly

acu+men its sounding like active men. Active men have an ability to think and judge quickly

acute of men-->ability to understand and judge any men quickly Ex:Business ACUMEN

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Acumen could be seen as ACCURATE - MEN

think acute man, acute meaning ability to think with focus

A-CUrious-MEN : curious men are always keen about everything going around

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