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accord

Short Definition : agreement

Definition
(noun) harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
Synonyms : agreement
Example Sentence
  • the two parties were in agreement
Definition
(noun) concurrence of opinion
Synonyms : accordance conformity
Example Sentence
  • we are in accord with your proposal
Definition
(noun) a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
Synonyms : pact treaty
Definition
(noun) sympathetic compatibility Definition
(verb) go together
Example Sentence
  • The colors don't harmonize
  • Their ideas concorded
Definition
(verb) allow to have
Synonyms : allot grant
Example Sentence
  • grant a privilege
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for accord

sounds like ACC(ACCORDING)+cord(record)...well ACCORDING TO our RECORDS we are in agreement with our investors ,as where to invest their money.

agreement between father and son that he will buy accord (Honda Accord, car name)for his son if he scores top in his exams.

I will do an agreement with you, only if you buy me a Honda Accord.

Ac->accept; Cord->bind with a cord. When you accept and tie it becomes agreement.

Ac+ cord= here cord is a root word which means heart. which means commited from heart.

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accord ~ according to; Whenever you see "according to Newton's theory....", you agree whatever statement is mentioned there.

A CORD (rope) uniting their hands, they were in harmony as Queen and King.

when there is formal agreement between two countries the agree that they will follow according to the law

accost

Short Definition : approach and speak first to a person

Definition
(verb) speak to someone
Synonyms : address come up to
Definition
(verb) approach with an offer of sexual favors
Synonyms : hook solicit
Example Sentence
  • he was solicited by a prostitute
  • The young man was caught soliciting in the park
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for accost

Accost=Ac(Acclerating)+Cost=>When cost shoots up in a shop, we as a person speaks with the shopkeeper to reduce the cost.Hence we iniciate the talk

accost ~ sounds like at any cost. I will approach and speak to her at any cost.

There is A COST to pay for speaking to the woman of my dreams first !

accost = accooo ..remember hindi serial chandrakanta .. two aiyars used to report directly this guy before speaking to others

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A.ccost= Approach to the coast[seashore]

accoutre

Short Definition : equip; N. accoutrement

Definition
(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

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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.

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

sound like scooter.. well equip

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

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

a scooter is equip with a extra Tyre

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

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.

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

police ac+court will be fully equiped

accretion

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

Definition
(noun) an increase by natural growth or addition
Synonyms : accumulation
Definition
(noun) something contributing to growth or increase
Example Sentence
  • he scraped away the accretions of paint
  • the central city surrounded by recent accretions
Definition
(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

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Ac-creation

University gets accreditation as it grows and improves

Ac-creation

Accleration.. which is GROWTH in velocity

Accretion -> no excretion , so accumulation

ACCRETE:pronounce it somethinglike increse that implies naturally growth

ACCRETION = ACCESSION + ADDITION.

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

Accretion (a gradual increase of wealth by unfair means)

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

accrue

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

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

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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

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

acerbity

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

Definition
(noun) a sharp bitterness Definition
(noun) a sharp sour taste
Synonyms : tartness
Definition
(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.

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

bity there gives some idea of bitterness

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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..

acetic

Short Definition : vinegary

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

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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.

acidulous

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

Definition
(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

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

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