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dichotomy

Definition
(noun) being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
Synonyms : duality
Example Sentence
  • the dichotomy between eastern and western culture
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dichotomy

can be think as di + cut _ ... so dichotomy is cutting into two parts

DICHO-'two'+TOMY-'cut' so CUT INTO TWO

FOCUS ON THE WORD dich(READ AS ditch). WHEN A FRIEND DITCHES U, U SPLIT WITH HIM HAVING CONTRADICTIONS.

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mayb relating to dicot seeds which split into 2 parts or dicot meanin 2 halfs might help

DI(two)+CHO(corners) - split in two corners..

dikho- ‘in two, apart’ + -tomia

sounds like Botany-branching into two (of trees etc.)

koot naiti ... practice of spliting people

didactic

Definition
(adj) instructive (especially excessively)
Synonyms : didactical
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for didactic

didi always acts in a way she is teaching something...''didi-act'ic

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diactic=did+act You do an act to teach something,as in a moral thus didactic=teach

did + tactic or someone teach tactic

Did + Attic. I bought an instructional phamphlet that shows me how I can construct and did an attic. Please help make this make sense gramatically

Dida (Grandmother) Teaches us many thing in childhood specially moral lesson

Dictators act in a way that their teaching something

didactic interpret it as did as do + actic as acting. do acting teacher is always teaching how to do acting.it may help.

Didactic: when we pronounce it sounds as "die+acting".An actor teaching another actor, how to act as died person.

balls up your ass

The General gave a didactic to instruct in tactics

a classroom spelling dictation

diffidence

Definition
(noun) lack of self-confidence
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for diffidence

it is like opposite of confidence means you are shy not confident

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diffi means deficiency and relate ffidence with confidence so lack of confidence

This word sounds similar to Confidence but is opposite in meaning. So, Diffidence means lacking self-confidence.

diffidence -d + if + i + dance - I will feel shy

I have much diffidence when it comes to solving differential equations.

it is difficult to dance if u feel shy

root “Fido” means trust diffido means distrust hence one having distrust on themselves;

Different than confidence.. i.e. low in confidence

dilapidated

Definition
(adj) in deplorable condition
Example Sentence
  • a street of bedraggled tenements
  • a broken-down fence
  • a ramshackle old pier
  • a tumble-down shack
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I drank a DILuted API(appy) juice which was outDATED(expired).... my stomach got RUINED as a result of my own NEGLECT.

dilapidate=daily+update if u wont update ur antivirus daily ur sys will be ruined due to negligence

wen dil is dated and neglected, it falls into peices and in bad condition.it is completely ruined.

interpret this as di+lap+dated..lap is part of complete race.to complete therace you have to complete all laps(pieces of race track).it may help.

di's(didi) LAPI(LAPTOP) got outdated and ruined bcoz of her neglect

Interpret this as di+lap+dated. lap is part of complete race. When you fallen down in middle basically you are dead for the race and hence di+lap+dated .

dil+ api+date--- diluted appy(api) on date… so stomach in POOR CONDITION

Dil+outdated!!!!

dilemma

Definition
(noun) state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
Synonyms : quandary
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dilemma

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DIL le gayi woh AMMA(mother) ab main kya karun ....problem khadi ho gayi hai ...how wil i breath

dil ni mann rha....kya karun....ye ya wo

dilettante

Definition
(noun) an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
Synonyms : dabbler sciolist
Definition
(adj) showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
Example Sentence
  • his dilettantish efforts at painting
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dilettante

DIL(my heart) ETTANTE ATU..watever my heart says ill jus follow bilndly

'Dil' (Heart)+ 'e' (hey) + ttante sounds like (anti). So when you are doing any work against your heart, you don't take it seriously.

i called ramu tent wala and ramu tied dhilla(loose) tent because he was dilettante.

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DIE + LET (t) + ANT + (e) = An amateur who lets the ant die because of lack of expertise

dilettant sounds like DEBUTANT (an unskilled person)

If you move the 'di' to the end of the word, you can get 'let ants die', which someone who kept an ant farm for superficial reasons would do

divide it like dilett+ante(aunt)...dilett(sounds like DELIGHT)......so your AUNT who does painting just becoz she gets DELIGHTED BY DOING THIS..BUT SHE DOES NOT HAVe any interest in it to persue it further as her career.

dilettante - let + ant let me follow the ant ( imagine ants moving one behind the other even i will do the same ) so i am aimless follower

DILETTANTE: Interesting word sounds like it came from the combination of -DIS LITTLE ANT- which of course for a human being is derogatory and can only be used for an amateur, a novice or a dabbler.

A person whose interest can dilute very easily

sounds like militant >>> there are many militants who are blindly following their predecessors in the name of jihad, without any personal fights against ppl..

dilettante; you have to take it from dile,becoz he drops it to dile so he is not careful.

Dante is no Dilettante , He is a great poet

dirge

Definition
(noun) a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dirge

Dirge - di means die, so when you die and have done good things for people in life, a song of grief or lament will be sung for you.

A dirge gives me da (the) urge to start crying.

DIRGE sounds like DARD(pain)..song filled with DARD

looks similar to DARGAH..where people MOURN WITH MUSIC for the loss of loved ones

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sounds like hindi word DARD and TARAZ(music) so dirge is DARD TARAZ or mournful song

Imagine a DARGE(tailor) dies n on his departure a lament mournful song is being sung.. which is rare n stupid i kno! :D hehe

In the word dirge, look at DIRgE (DIRE), which is something really bad. So at the dire event of a death, they will play a dirge.

dirge = die in age i.e in fire, the mournful song for dying.

afraid(dir in hindi)=> we afriad when someone die and sing song called dirge(just for remembering)

disavowal

Definition
(noun) denial of any connection with or knowledge of
Synonyms : disclaimer
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for disavowal

d+is+a+vowal - ‘D’ is a vowel. Think of a most stupid teacher teaching students of KG. one day he taught the students that D is a vowel. next day topper of the class complained. Then the teacher straight forwardly deny this. He told, he never said

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dis + avow + al Dis- denial Avow - to declare openly, bluntly, and without shame

dis + a + vow >>> denying that u have not taken any such vow..

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