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diurnal

Definition
(adj) of or belonging to or active during the day
Example Sentence
  • diurnal animals are active during the day
  • diurnal flowers are open during the day and closed at night
  • diurnal and nocturnal offices
Definition
(adj) having a daily cycle or occurring every day
Example Sentence
  • diurnal rotation of the heavens
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for diurnal

u have to visit the urinal everyday!!

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DIA jalana AUR NAL chalana roj ke kam hai

Nocturnal means active in the Night and Diurnal means active in Day

Diary+journal= diurnal to record the events of your day.

docile

Definition
(adj) willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
Example Sentence
  • the docile masses of an enslaved nation
Definition
(adj) ready and willing to be taught
Synonyms : teachable
Example Sentence
  • docile pupils eager for instruction
  • teachable youngsters
Definition
(adj) easily handled or managed
Synonyms : gentle
Example Sentence
  • a gentle old horse, docile and obedient
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for docile

making of dosa is easy to control and many people are interested in learning to make dosa

docile (adj) = do + cile(+ently) == if sb is docile, he/she will do silently and therefore easily controllable..

DOCILE--> DOMESTIC + CHILD --> easy to control

DOC(sounds like dog)....hence docile is submissive as dogs are always loyal and obidient....

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Docile = Ductile, In 10th class we studied Gold is Ductile(Docile) and Malleable material.

DOMicile: sounds like DOMestic

DOSAile...when we say DOSA, we think of south India...the literacy in south India is very high because people are DOCILE i.e people are always ready to learn and accept new things........

DOCILE=DOCUMENT + FILE : Document and file should be kept in such a way that they are easy to control and manage....

Doc + File >>> when documents are arranged properly in a file, it can be easily handled and managed...

docile contains 'doc' as in doctor; You have to be docile (easily managed or handled) in front of your doctor.

doc( someone who follows manual or document for everything) will do whatever is explained..so he is easily manageable.

dogged

Definition
(adj) stubbornly unyielding
Example Sentence
  • dogged persistence
  • dour determination
  • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
  • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it
  • men tenacious of opinion
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dogged

a dogs tail is always curved and can never be made straight thus it is dogged

close to dogmatic

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A dog's undying determination makes it d most faithful animal.

doggerel

Definition
(noun) a comic verse of irregular measure
Synonyms : doggerel verse jingle
Example Sentence
  • he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for doggerel

look for the dog word here.....and now try to imagine about the song......WHO LET THE DOGS OUT.............ISN'T IT FUNNY.......SO SOMETHING COMICAL......THIS WORD IS ASSOCIATED WITH COMICAL...SO A COMIC ..SONG..COMIC VERSE...

dog+ge[ji]+rel[real]..assume some1 singing DOG JI TUSSE TOH REALLY REAL HO....even the dog will say its a bad verse..lol

Doggerel:poem::Potboiler:Novel

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When a dog (a bad boy) want to play with a girl he may use poor verse" doggerel (dog+girl)" to make her change her mind.

because the dog licked my writing homework, I was left with doggerel writing that was pretty funny.

Most dogs in the comics are shown with inappropriate proportions, the head being too small or big teeth.

"DOG GIRL EARL", this is a doggerel

dog+beral(cat)in tom & jerry show

kutay ki tarah bhonka, means useless talk, ultimately doggeral

dogmatic

Definition
(adj) characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
Synonyms : dogmatical
Definition
(adj) of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative Definition
(adj) relating to or involving dogma
Example Sentence
  • dogmatic writings
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dogmatic

If you try to read "dogmatic" from back to front, you will get "i am god". the person who think that he is a god is arrogant and stubborn

dogmatic=dogs+mat..dogs dont stay constantly on a mat...they always roam here and there....dogmatic means constant

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Dog+matic..... Dogs once chase you, they will not leave you, until bits you!!!

concentrate on word DOGMA. dogma means a doctrine or codes. So dogmatic becomes doctrinal. again a doctrine is made of opinions, thus comes opinionated.

when (dog) barks continually, (mat) shouts in an arrogant manner to make him quiet

Think "dog magic." People may believe DOGs are MAGICal, but they have no way of proving it.

split as Dog(Bad) + Male >>> Dog like males have bad attitude,they are arrogant and think they are always right.

Dogmatic/Dogma: Just think of Dogmatic as "Dog Attitude" hence dog is determined and no one can alter,change the dogs principles like "Dog's Tail is always curvy" .

dolt

Definition
(noun) a person who is not very bright
Example Sentence
  • The economy, stupid!
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dolt

BOLT---one whose bolt is loose

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dolt rhymes with bolt. Nut-bolt ~ what a nut he is. (stupid person)

dolt ( do + lot); he seems to be a dolt in mathematics as he is taking a lot of time to do some simple calculations.

Dheele Bolt=dolt

yeah ladka dolta rehtta hai. he is not a bright student

de+bolt--- to debolt, his bolt is lose, so stupid and foolish person

Picture a person being struck on the head by a BOLT of lightening, demolishing his brain making him stupid.

soundlike dullt... so dull...

drab

Definition
(noun) a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
Synonyms : olive drab
Definition
(adj) lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
Synonyms : dreary
Example Sentence
  • her drab personality
  • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
  • a series of dreary dinner parties
Definition
(adj) lacking brightness or color; dull
Synonyms : sober somber sombre
Example Sentence
  • drab faded curtains
  • sober Puritan grey
  • children in somber brown clothes
Definition
(adj) of a light brownish green color
Synonyms : olive-drab
Definition
(adj) causing dejection
Example Sentence
  • a blue day
  • the dark days of the war
  • a week of rainy depressing weather
  • a disconsolate winter landscape
  • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
  • a dark gloomy day
  • grim rainy weather
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for drab

rhymes with crab, which is a dull creature.

With out RAB(love) life is dull remnant of the movie" Rab Ne Bana Di jodi"

Sounds like drag, if a movie is dragged unnecessarily it becomez boring or dull

drab - sounds close 2 dara(in hindi.. 2 make sme1 fear) so darane ke liye u switch off lights ,becomes dull n lacking colors! :D

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sounds like "drav" means "pani"..water.. which is "lacking in color" and wen it is in form of tears it shows dat u r "cheeerless'...

dra , dara hua lookin pale or dull or laking colors on her/his face.. so kisi ko mat darao aur wo bhi B dikha ke.. :D

drab is DReary and is the opposite of FAB (common abbreviation for Fabulous).

dr+ab—as DOCTOR AB(a person) docators are usually said to be nerdy, BORING, LACKING BRIGHTNESS(NO OFFENSE TO DOCTORS)

drivel

Definition
(noun) a worthless message
Synonyms : garbage
Definition
(noun) saliva spilling from the mouth
Synonyms : dribble drool slobber
Definition
(verb) let saliva drivel from the mouth
Example Sentence
  • The baby drooled
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for drivel

The drunken driver making nonsense in public

sounds like trivial... a drivel person always says trivial stuff

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sounds like driver...just imagine some tech geeks chatting about 'drivers for computer hardware'...but as you are non-techie, for you all that is just nonsense talk..

In basketball, dribbling means to repeatedly hit the ball on the ground. Drivel is also a repeated action, as one is saying the same thing repeatedly hence its boring, dull etc. Therefore, drivel = dribble

I always think drivers language as nonsenses, and worst, imagine them drooling when they get too tired from a long drive!

DRIVEL is smething dat DRIVES u crazy....so nonsense

DRIVE+L....a person is asking you to drive alphabet L....isn't it a silly talk????? how can you drive L!!!!! or how a kid will pronounce DRIVER...it will say DRIVEL and spill salvia....

"Drive to Hell" why any one will say that. its totally nonsense. Drive + el(hell) = Nonsense

dive in well ...which is nonsense

DRIVEL:"I Drive a Limousine"..."What is this 'nonesense'?u can barely afford a bicycle,let alone a Limo!

Dry+Well makes no sense --> nonsense

Mallya/Branson to his pilot: "if you dont DRIVE WELL you are useless." (Drive + well = drivel)

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