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begrudge

Definition
(verb) be envious of; set one's heart on
Synonyms : envy
Definition
(verb) wish ill or allow unwillingly
Synonyms : resent
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begrudge can be broken into beg + rude... so some one who behave rudely with beggars ... the beggar 'wish ill ' for that person

be+grudge. when u have grudge on somebody u always wish ill for him

begru+dge--begru sounds like beggars. beggars usually wish ill to others as their own situation is bad.

be+grudge --recall Grudge the famous horror movie, in which the ghost ( of a lady) killed by her husband which later killed many others because of envy and grudge.

If you "be"come a "guru", others will be jealous of you and push you down from the e"dge" of a cliff.

basically taken from begrudgen,...means to complain..so you complain about others because you dont like them.

begru+dge--begru sounds like begher , a begher (without house) person will always be envy of people who exiled him from his house.

REMEBER THE MOVIE GRUDGE where actor jim carrey portrays to be envy of santa...

behemoth

Definition
(noun) someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful Definition
(noun) a person of exceptional importance and reputation
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behemoth = Mammoth

if we can remember the word "mamoth" a large huge creature.

behemoth...it can be remembered wid behim(f mahabharat) who was very big n a powerful person...hence behemoth relates 2 a big n poerrful thing or company....

those who played FINAL FANTASY.BEHEMOTH is a big monster in dat game.

behemoth sounds like "bereham maut" (Hindi word) [death]. Relate it to death caused by huge monster.

Big + Mouth - monster like ....having great power ..!!

Behemoth = Baht+ Mahtv...Aperson of High impotance or reputation.

belligerent

Definition
(noun) someone who fights (or is fighting) Definition
(adj) characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
Synonyms : aggressive
Example Sentence
  • aggressive acts against another country
  • a belligerent tone
Definition
(adj) engaged in war
Example Sentence
  • belligerent (or warring) nations
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belli (TOM) and gerry always quarrel in TOM and GERRY cartoon.

Just relate it wid another GRE word-- BELLICOSE

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Just remember Bully from the word belligerent...the character of a bully is to be harsh and aggressive.

BELI/BEL MEANS FIGHT.QUARREL .+gerenT(generation)....THE LAST TWO GENERATION of this family have been QUARRELSOME

belligeren = belly, the belly of a girl always cause the fight or may be war

children FOUGHT with one another for jelly BELLY chocalate :p

In TOM&GERRY story gerry always knocks the doorbell and make tom aggressive which leads to war

bemoan

Definition
(verb) regret strongly
Synonyms : bewail deplore lament
Example Sentence
  • I deplore this hostile action
  • we lamented the loss of benefits
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bemoan... look at moan..means cryin,..whn does one cry when dey loose something..when one looses something they express disapproval..

bemoan -- be mourn means express mourn -- express sadness

be+moan--moon->in olden days mothers used to show their kids the moon and used to tell some stories and feed them.now most of them are living in apartments, where there is no scope of showing moon and feed them, so they beat them

be+moan--moan sounds like maun(hindi word)(few minute silence in remembrance of someone.) in order to express our grief when someone dies we keep maun for few minutes.

BEAM+ON...the meaning is lament.....I didn't switch on the beam(light) of my car and because of that I had an accident hence I LAMENT...

they have to feel sorry for their kids.as they r failed to do that

bemoan has moan in it which means "A low, sustained, mournful cry, usually indicative of sorrow or pain"

bemused

Definition
(adj) deeply absorbed in thought
Example Sentence
  • as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class
  • lost in thought
  • a preoccupied frown
Definition
(adj) perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
Example Sentence
  • obviously bemused by his questions
  • bewildered and confused
  • a cloudy and confounded philosopher
  • just a mixed-up kid
  • she felt lost on the first day of school
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Be mouse(think,muse) for one day. confused or bemused?

Not a mnemonic:Amuse=make someone laugh. Bemuse=make confusion. Muse=ponder. Think,confuse,laugh.

split the word bemused into be + amused, when u are amused you are in a state of surprise or confusion

be+m+used--- we are always CONFUSED to buy a BE-USED (previously used) product(car/bike/electronics)

'bemuse' sounds like 'demused' which can be split into De(without/bereft)+Mused(Muse=inspiration/mentor);thus,somebody who has lost his/her Muse is 'confused' and doesn't know what to do next

bemused ~ be confused + used; he is thinking a lot to convert his invention into useful commercial product.

be+amused = bemused

A-muse is laugh laugh laugh. B(e) muse is confusion confusion confusion

benign

Definition
(adj) not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor) Definition
(adj) pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
Synonyms : benignant
Example Sentence
  • a benign smile
  • the benign sky
  • the benign influence of pure air
Definition
(adj) kindness of disposition or manner
Example Sentence
  • the benign ruler of millions
  • benign intentions
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benign- bene(good) + sign

opposite of malign

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Cloud number nine (BY Bryan adams) . so nign or nine is good. Benign is to be pleasant, good etc.

Benign sounds like B9 ~ BNice .. Therefore kind

read it as BEGIN: u begin something when its favorable/good..or when a tumor is in the beginning stage, its not dangerous

rhymes after Quinine--the panacea for Malaria-->+ve in all sense

to BE on cloud NINE, we have to be gentle and kind with everyone

benign sounds like begin; this kind of beginning is favorable and beneficial for our all future projects.

benign * malign

its always better if beginning should be favorable to us

lets break it this way be+nice which is kind

berate

Definition
(verb) censure severely or angrily
Example Sentence
  • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
  • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
  • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
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his friends berated(criticized) him for showing them b-rated movie..

brate - b + rate : So if you will watch B RATing movie you will be scolded

be+rate ~ he was RATEd BElow expectations and hence forth scolded.

berate- berry + ate He scolded me strongly as i ate his berry

BElow+RATEd=BERATE

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lets break Be+Rate. when we go to something as we see different rates in different shops..and we scold them as aBEy RATE kya re......

DErate(not to rete someone is also a kind of scolding)....when you berate someone, you derate him.....

The servant failed to get the Basmati rice at the desired RATE, therefore the owner scolded him severely.

when girl came to know she was be..rated by others she scolded them strongly(berated )

berserk

Definition
(noun) one of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury
Synonyms : berserker
Definition
(adj) frenzied as if possessed by a demon
Example Sentence
  • the soldier was completely amuck
  • berserk with grief
  • a berserk worker smashing windows
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for berserk

ye to BER ber hi kiye ja raha hai. lagta hai dimag SARAK gaya hai iska

divide it like --ber+serk-->serak..if someone gets madly EXCITED about something..we say..SARAK GAYA YE TO....

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erk- this word,in he word berserk resembles the meaning erked,that means somthing mad about or violent.

ber + serk(shark) ....shark is angry and out of control

Berserk resembles the hindi word Besabar.. someone who's madly excited about something..

Berserk resembles the hindi word Besabar.. someone who's madly excited about something..

berserk == ber (bar) + serk (shirk) when the manager saw the bartender is shirk, he became angry(berserk).

Berserk : Ransack!

be+risk if someone is more angry he is at risk

when we are mad or voilent anger....and somebody not giving the way for us then we shall say" abey sarak "

beer peke insan ka dimag kharab hojata hai aur woh wild hojata hai

beer se dimag sarka hain

remember the movie shrek...where the main charecter always gets in to anger..

BELKUL(Hindi) + SARAK(Mad - Hindi)

 Bark + shirk : when a person is mad in anger, he barks like a dog and bitse like a shark

beher sarkho we will say this when we are very angery on someone

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