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acknowledge

Short Definition : recognize; admit

Definition
(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
Definition
(verb) report the receipt of
Synonyms : receipt
Example Sentence
  • The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper
Definition
(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
Definition
(verb) express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
Synonyms : recognise recognize
Example Sentence
  • We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us
Definition
(verb) accept as legally binding and valid
Example Sentence
  • acknowledge the deed
Definition
(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
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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.

acme

Short Definition : peak; pinnacle; highest point

Definition
(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
Definition
(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.

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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

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.

acne

Short Definition : skin disease (on the face)

Definition
(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...

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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

acoustics

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

Definition
(noun) the study of the physical properties of sound
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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....

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

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

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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..

Ah, Quit All, you are aCquitted

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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

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