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acute

Short Definition : (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain

Definition
(noun) a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
Synonyms : acute accent ague
Definition
(adj) having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
Example Sentence
  • acute appendicitis
  • the acute phase of the illness
  • acute patients
Definition
(adj) extremely sharp or intense
Synonyms : intense
Example Sentence
  • acute pain
  • felt acute annoyance
  • intense itching and burning
Definition
(adj) having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
Example Sentence
  • an acute observer of politics and politicians
  • incisive comments
  • icy knifelike reasoning
  • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
  • penetrating insight
  • frequent penetrative observations
Definition
(adj) of an angle; less than 90 degrees Definition
(adj) ending in a sharp point
Synonyms : acuate needlelike sharp
Definition
(adj) of critical importance and consequence
Example Sentence
  • an acute (or critical) lack of research funds
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acute

A CUTE girl, we'll "quickly perceive" a cute one..."keen" to know about her..since we'll only see her for a short time in the crowd, the impact will be "brief and severe"...these are the 3 meanings...

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acute angle is angle less than 90 degree...so angles with small measurement will have SHARP vertex...

accent=accenture=tiger woods= sharp=perfection

< 90 degree ~ cute && a + cut(e) --> sharp

AIDS is an acute infectious disease. So acute means severe.

acu means shapness as we studies in ACUmes: sharpness in mind and ACUity: sharpness

remember Tip op pin which is too sharp....

adage

Short Definition : wise saying; proverb

Definition
(noun) a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
Synonyms : byword proverb saw
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ad+age generally old ppl tell us all th proverbs n all ..

Adage ~ add+age = when a person is adding in age (increase in age, old people) .. old people generally use lots of adage in their conversation.

Adage ,, Ad-in telugu it sounds like ada(girl) ,, age- age "" in telugu we have one 'PROVERB' that ada valla age mogavalla salary adaga kudadhu""

ad(ADD) age --- added age ppl say proverbs

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M: add+ age =old, old people say wise things

ad + age, an old-AGE advertisement(AD), showcasing the old sayings.

ad+age generally old ppl gain wisdom so..

adage is a+dage.dage is rhyming sage. sage is a wise person who tells wise things

AADHI AGE nikal gayi but ye adage aaj bhi utna hi sahi hai jitna pehle tha

age adds will say proverb

adamant

Short Definition : hard; inflexible

Definition
(noun) very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
Synonyms : diamond
Definition
(adj) impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
Example Sentence
  • he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
  • Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him
  • an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adamant

A+DAM+ant...A DAM IS GENERALLY INFLEXIBLE AND HARD so vehicles can pass through it.

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adam+ant...adam is comparing with the ant and saying he is hard and inflexible than the ant

adam.....adam Gillcrist(aus player)...hitting every ball so "hard" making them to six...

Adiyal Man is always: hard, immovable, inflexible, relentless, rigid, stony, stubborn, unbendable, unyielding...

sounds like A DIAMOND.....hence it means hard,inflexible.....

A dam - kind of like I dont give a dam... attitude of inflexible people

it sounds like sediment so its a kinda rocky layer so adamant is hard and flexible..

A DAM wont even let an ANT to pass

A+DAM+ANT- means ek HARD chinti in hindi

adamant : ada('to stop' in hindi) + mant('no' in hindi , 'n' silent).As the thing is hard and inflexible dont stop it to move.

"ada"(women in telugu)"man"(man in english).a man finds woman as hard and inflexible person

adamant ~ a + diamond : diamond is a very hard substance and hence we can't break it easily. Similarly, adamant person is one whom we can't persuade easily.

adapt

Short Definition : make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.

Definition
(verb) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Synonyms : accommodate
Example Sentence
  • Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country
Definition
(verb) adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
Synonyms : adjust conform
Example Sentence
  • We must adjust to the bad economic situation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adapt

A(according)+dep(devloping)+t...so you are trying to devlop your self according to requirment.

Ad (advertisement) +apt (suitable)= something which is suitable for an occasion.

Ad (advertisement) +apt (suitable)= something which is suitable for an occasion.

addendum

Short Definition : addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)

Definition
(noun) textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
Synonyms : postscript supplement
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for addendum

addendum can be broken down to Add-End-Um. It is to be written at the end of the text; appendix

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add+end+um...anything added in the end of the book.

"Add" to the "End"

addiction

Short Definition : compulsive habitual need

Definition
(noun) being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) Definition
(noun) an abnormally strong craving Definition
(noun) (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master
Example Sentence
  • under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery
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diction sounds like fiction.reading fiction stories became a compulsary habbit to me to read until i will complete the book.

"ad+dict+ion" - dict means say, so saying yes to some habit is addicted to that habit

addiction has the word dict from dictator

Hookers get addicted to A dick ( similar pronunciation to Addict.

addle

Short Definition : make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)

Definition
(verb) mix up or confuse
Synonyms : muddle puddle
Example Sentence
  • He muddled the issues
Definition
(verb) become rotten
Example Sentence
  • addled eggs
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addle can be heard as "add----all" ,so add all and get confused

ADDLE ~ sounds like riddle which is usually confusing and hence we get confused.

Ad + dull..for a dull person everything is confusing...

i am a fool=addle

addle-baddle (hindi meaning on one side and then on other side) so someone who goes on changing sides

a+ dull : rotten eggs always look dull.

Addle sounds like idle. If something is idle for a long time, such as food it becomes rotten.

addle sounds like idle ; idle means sitting without any work and hence as if confused by something.

aDDLE-riDDLE

address

Short Definition : direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech

Definition
(noun) (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored Definition
(noun) the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with Definition
(noun) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
Synonyms : speech
Example Sentence
  • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
Definition
(noun) the manner of speaking to another individual
Example Sentence
  • he failed in his manner of address to the captain
Definition
(noun) a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described Definition
(noun) written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location Definition
(noun) the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball Definition
(noun) social skill
Synonyms : savoir-faire
Definition
(verb) speak to
Synonyms : turn to
Example Sentence
  • He addressed the crowd outside the window
Definition
(verb) give a speech to
Synonyms : speak
Example Sentence
  • The chairman addressed the board of trustees
Definition
(verb) put an address on (an envelope)
Synonyms : direct
Definition
(verb) direct a question at someone Definition
(verb) address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question Definition
(verb) greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
Synonyms : call
Example Sentence
  • He always addresses me with `Sir'
  • Call me Mister
  • She calls him by first name
Definition
(verb) access or locate by address Definition
(verb) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
Synonyms : cover deal handle plow treat
Example Sentence
  • This book deals with incest
  • The course covered all of Western Civilization
  • The new book treats the history of China
Definition
(verb) speak to someone
Synonyms : accost come up to
Definition
(verb) adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting
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add+dress i.e wearing good dress so as to spek in an interview

ad + dress a dress made out of newspaper ads

adept

Short Definition : expert at; very skilled

Definition
(noun) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field Definition
(adj) having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
Example Sentence
  • adept in handicrafts
  • an adept juggler
  • an expert job
  • a good mechanic
  • a practiced marksman
  • a proficient engineer
  • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
  • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adept

a+depth, a person who has deep knowledge

adept is close to adapt so an adept batsman like sachin adapt himself quickly on any kind of pitch.

inept means unskillful, ADEPT means SKILLFUL

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A + dept : dept ~ department; our chemical engineering department consist of expert professors in every topic.

a dept(depth)so it can be as-person depth in a subject ia an expert.

A department of Experts.

Adding to above mnemonic, DOD- that is Department of Defense in USA has group of experts working for it..

ept sounds like apt means aptitude so if a person has aptitude he would be very skillful

A-dept.... deptartment given A grade for its knowledge and skill

adhere

Short Definition : stick fast; be a devotd follower; N. adhesion: adhering; devotion; loyality

Definition
(verb) be compatible or in accordance with
Example Sentence
  • You must adhere to the rules
Definition
(verb) follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
Example Sentence
  • They adhered to their plan
Definition
(verb) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
Synonyms : cleave cling cohere stick
Example Sentence
  • The dress clings to her body
  • The label stuck to the box
  • The sushi rice grains cohere
Definition
(verb) be a devoted follower or supporter
Synonyms : stick
Example Sentence
  • The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism
  • She sticks to her principles
Definition
(verb) be loyal to
Synonyms : stand by stick stick by
Example Sentence
  • She stood by her husband in times of trouble
  • The friends stuck together through the war
Definition
(verb) stick to firmly
Example Sentence
  • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adhere

Adhere is relating to a adhessive which is used to stick or join two materials.......so the meaning

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adhere ~ add + here; so adding tow things together means to stick them.

ad(add) here , its pronouncing like an order ,,,,,come on add fast (stick fast )

ADHERE<===> पालन करना (pr. \\palan karana \\ )[Verb] Example:You must adhere to the rules specified.

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