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(verb) treat or speak of with contempt
Example Sentence
  • He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deride

de -ride -- riding a horse upside down.. ppl will make fun of you ( ridicule)


DE(lower)RIDE(ride a cycle) if u ride a cycle of low quality people will REDICULE u

DE(not)+RIDE....if you are NOT able to RIDE a bicycle, you friends will laugh at you and some may show contempt......

De-ride - De in Hindi is sister. De ride - Sisters ride. If you ride your sister's pink cycle, people will make fun of you.

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de + ride ( take it for granted to take u 4 a ride...so ridiculing is common in such a case


(noun) contemptuous laughter Definition
(noun) the act of deriding or treating with contempt
Synonyms : ridicule
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for derision

Noun form is 'deride' and in high school, if you don't have a car (de ride) that is expensive enough, other kids may mock and ridicule you

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deri se ane wale ki mocking hoti hai

derision -> der is son (without marrying). A contemptuous act causing a "contemptuous laughter".

Deri +son -> deri me tera son kaam karta hai shame hai

<B>Derogatory Provision</B>.

he got toppled and DERIDED from his new bike and was ridiculed by girls around.

deer is on, he is running bfr it, people making fun of him

if u cant write the "deriv"ation then u r ridiculed. derision

If there is son to unmarried woman ppl will treat her with contempt :(

if u say something (de)without reason(rision),you are more prone to mockery.


(adj) expressive of low opinion
Synonyms : derogative disparaging
Example Sentence
  • derogatory comments
  • disparaging remarks about the new house
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for derogatory

de-erogat-ory = He is Arrogant... so everyone has a low opinion about him

Daroga(Police) is having low opinion thats y they can accept even 10 bucks.

de rogue -- you always will have a low opinion of rogues (diseases, rouges is a Hindi word)

You have so low an opinion of it that you sweep it under DER RUG-atory

u will definitely have low opinion on daru ke adde ka gate

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do u remember rogue in Xmen charector being arrogant...

degrade+gate -> rog like gate for that house, having very low opionion


(verb) catch sight of
Synonyms : espy spot spy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for descry

If 10(DES) people will CRY every body will notice them!!

sounds like describe. When you DESCRIBE something people will look at it.

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Backward: (y-r-c-s-e-d) - You--really--can't--see--every--detail . . . at first glimpse.

di-scover by scru-tiny

descry - at a distance when people cry out loud.. you notice them... so you descry (sight) them

descry rhymes with discover, to findout another meaning as a verb is to discriminate or discern... so not to respond to Des(i) cry(cries) is to discriminate

The police asked the witness to describe what he descried

catch something distant we forget to close the eyes dust will fall and will cry

descry sounds like describe; You cannot describe a person by descrying; You have to be a friend or alteast be close to him

evoke means to memorize, rememberance (yaad dilana) like in DABBANG Sallu says kameeney se yaad aaya tumhare bhaiya ji kaise he

Temporize means avoid commiting oneself, gain time obviously when u r not commited u will save time

Amnesia means loss of memory.. in Ghajini Aamir loses his memory due to injury

descry = de + s +cry; to student cry to attract the sight of ppl.

describe a far cry from here


(verb) preserve by removing all water and liquids from
Synonyms : dehydrate
Example Sentence
  • carry dehydrated food on your camping trip
(verb) remove water from
Synonyms : dehydrate
Example Sentence
  • All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me
(verb) lose water or moisture
Example Sentence
  • In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly
(adj) lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
Synonyms : arid desiccated
Example Sentence
  • a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata
  • a desiccate romance
  • a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for desiccate

desi cake is always dried up.

"Desert Cake": Cake that has been dried out and turned dull in taste.

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Desi+cat is always dry because if she will be wet she will be called bheegi billi...remember 9xm.

Dessicate =Desi(hindi) =Land Cate is similar to cactus Hence land where cactus grows which means dry and arid

"Desi Katte" dekhte hi sab sookh jaate hain.

Desiccate=The Sukka(dry) ate eat.

sounds close to decant

Desi cat hamesha dry hoti h

Cat(CATE) is carrying dashboard(DESI) in a very dry(DRY UP) area and suffering from dehydration(DEHYDRATE)

Desiccate = des (country) + icc + ate; country is been ate by icc cricket so the offices in working days are empty i.e dry up due to match between india & pakistan.


(verb) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
Synonyms : abandon desert forsake
Example Sentence
  • The mother deserted her children
(verb) reduce in population
Synonyms : depopulate
Example Sentence
  • The epidemic depopulated the countryside
(verb) cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
Example Sentence
  • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
(adj) providing no shelter or sustenance
Synonyms : bare barren bleak stark
Example Sentence
  • bare rocky hills
  • barren lands
  • the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
  • the desolate surface of the moon
  • a stark landscape
(adj) crushed by grief
Example Sentence
  • depressed and desolate of soul
  • a low desolate wail
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for desolate

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de + solate sounds like I + SOLATE..and who lives an isolated life? Obviously a person who has been ABANDONED by his family.

I-SOLATE. Being the last survior after the destruction.

DE+SO+LATE = If DESis are always late (like always ;)) then the country will remain robbed of joy; lay waste to corruption; etc...

desolate: de(the) + sol (solution) + ate (eaten); The solution of the examination destroyed, Therefore we are unhappy.

desolate-> de+isolate abandon and desert


(verb) steal goods; take as spoils
Example Sentence
  • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
(verb) destroy and strip of its possession
Synonyms : plunder rape spoil violate
Example Sentence
  • The soldiers raped the beautiful country
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for despoil

The mob SPOILED (equivalent to destroyed ) the whole house and looted the valuables.

desh+ spoil; our desh(India) was spoiled because of despoil by english ppl

despoil(de=they{criminal}+spoil)they spoil the country ,took the rifle,violate the law made foray on village,loot and plunder people ,raped the ladies.

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war booty means spoils of war , so despoil is a bigger form of spoil which spoils a whole landscapea and plunders the country side


(adj) without or almost without hope
Synonyms : heartsick
Example Sentence
  • despondent about his failure
  • too heartsick to fight back
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for despondent

the word despondant looks like pepsodent. So wen u don't brush in the morning... Ur day will be gloomy and depressing.

think like des 'pond'-> 'ponder' when we dont ponder(think) eventually we lose hope

DEreSPOND...means no response...a person who is in low spirits doesn't respond hence suffer from despondency

desp+on+dent = desperate person dented (hit emotionally) = gloomy and depressed...

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relate it with response. one who is in good mood gives response. one who is depressed relate it to response. one who is cheerful gives response, one who is depressed(despondent) does not give ane response.

despondent is like desperate, (also called despo in slang).. he loses almost all hope

when u get disappointed by something....thn u become depress by it


Imagine a sad and hopeless person sitting on the edge of a 'pond' and 'pondering' over his misfortune....desPONDent.

sounds like de + sponsor. You would be desponsored only if they lose hope on you and give up on you

Because North Korea is ruled by a despot, the whole country feels hopeless.


rem with correspondent-take despondent as removing him from post-so he will be depressed,gloomy.

despondent=desh already is in ponded in corruption no body can rectify it...

despondent : des (this) + ponde (pond) + nt (not); We are despondent as 'this pond' also does 'not' have any water and there is no other source of water left in our village.

DE+ (corre)SPONDENT : if u are even replying to a correspondent then u r very DEPRESSED and GLOOMY.

if you don't score good in GRE even after diligent hardwork u feel despondent

opposite of respondant (cheerful)....

when u r 'Respondent' u r not 'Respondent', u r too 'depressed' to answer and talk to others

in despair, disappointed, not responding, depressed, sitting near a pond and pondering in gloom

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