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

(noun) a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
Synonyms : acute accent ague
(adj) having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
Example Sentence
  • acute appendicitis
  • the acute phase of the illness
  • acute patients
(adj) extremely sharp or intense
Synonyms : intense
Example Sentence
  • acute pain
  • felt acute annoyance
  • intense itching and burning
(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
(adj) of an angle; less than 90 degrees Definition
(adj) ending in a sharp point
Synonyms : acuate needlelike sharp
(adj) of critical importance and consequence
Example Sentence
  • an acute (or critical) lack of research funds
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acute

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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

< 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....


Short Definition : wise saying; proverb

(noun) a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
Synonyms : byword proverb saw
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adage

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""

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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

(noun) very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
Synonyms : diamond
(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.

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...

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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.


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.

(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
(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.


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

(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

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

"Add" to the "End"


Short Definition : compulsive habitual need

(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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for addiction

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

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


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

(verb) mix up or confuse
Synonyms : muddle puddle
Example Sentence
  • He muddled the issues
(verb) become rotten
Example Sentence
  • addled eggs
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for addle

addle can be heard as "add----all" ,so add all and get confused

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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

(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
(noun) the manner of speaking to another individual
Example Sentence
  • he failed in his manner of address to the captain
(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
(verb) speak to
Synonyms : turn to
Example Sentence
  • He addressed the crowd outside the window
(verb) give a speech to
Synonyms : speak
Example Sentence
  • The chairman addressed the board of trustees
(verb) put an address on (an envelope)
Synonyms : direct
(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
(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
(verb) speak to someone
Synonyms : accost come up to
(verb) adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for address

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

(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

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.

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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

(verb) be compatible or in accordance with
Example Sentence
  • You must adhere to the rules
(verb) follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
Example Sentence
  • They adhered to their plan
(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
(verb) be a devoted follower or supporter
Synonyms : stick
Example Sentence
  • The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism
  • She sticks to her principles
(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
(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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