This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
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...
acute angle is angle less than 90 degree...so angles with small measurement will have SHARP vertex...
accent=accenture=tiger woods= sharp=perfection
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....
Short Definition : wise saying; proverb
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.
ad(ADD) age --- added age ppl say proverbs
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
Short Definition : hard; inflexible
A+DAM+ant...A DAM IS GENERALLY INFLEXIBLE AND HARD so vehicles can pass through it.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Short Definition : addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
addendum can be broken down to Add-End-Um. It is to be written at the end of the text; appendix
add+end+um...anything added in the end of the book.
"Add" to the "End"
Short Definition : compulsive habitual need
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.
Short Definition : make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)
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.
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
add+dress i.e wearing good dress so as to spek in an interview
ad + dress a dress made out of newspaper ads
Short Definition : expert at; very skilled
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
A + dept : dept ~ department; our chemical engineering department consist of expert professors in every topic.
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
Short Definition : stick fast; be a devotd follower; N. adhesion: adhering; devotion; loyality
Adhere is relating to a adhessive which is used to stick or join two materials.......so the meaning
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<===> à¤ªà¤¾à¤²à¤¨ à¤•à¤°à¤¨à¤¾ (pr. \\palan karana \\ )[Verb] Example:You must adhere to the rules specified.