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grandiloquent

Definition
(adj) lofty in style
Synonyms : magniloquent tall
Example Sentence
  • he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying
Definition
(adj) puffed up with vanity
Example Sentence
  • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
  • overblown oratory
  • a pompous speech
  • pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for grandiloquent

Grandiloquent…GRAND+ELOQUENT only an ELOQUENT speaker can deliver a POMPOUS/BOMBASTIC speech in front a HUGE/GRAND crowd……

Split GRANDILOQUENT as grand and eloquent (expressing yourself readily) which is the grand or mega way of expressing something i.e. pompous

GRANDiloquent sounds like grand open. Grand open need to be grandiloquent.

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anything that is grand is used to impress

grandiloquent-grand means large or long and eloquent means to impress people using words

granny

Definition
(noun) the mother of your father or mother Definition
(noun) an old woman Definition
(noun) a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure
Synonyms : granny knot
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for granny

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granny--sounds like Nani.

Look for the word gran--relate it to grand ma or grand mother.

grapple

Definition
(noun) a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope Definition
(noun) a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
Synonyms : clamshell
Definition
(noun) the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
Example Sentence
  • they had a fierce wrestle
  • we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully
Definition
(verb) come to terms with
Example Sentence
  • We got by on just a gallon of gas
  • They made do on half a loaf of bread every day
Definition
(verb) to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
Synonyms : grip
Example Sentence
  • the two men grappled with each other for several minutes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for grapple

this when pronounced together..sounds like grapes and apples...so a fox STRUGGLING TO eat grapes and apple....

gRAPplE...concentrate on de capped letters.when someone tries to rape a girl,she grapples with the rapist

grapple->if you follow wwe..ders a guy called carlito who eats apple generally and spits it on d opponent..

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grapple ~ grab + apple : the two men grappled with each other for several minutes to GRAB the APPLE

Grumpy apple fan always WRESTLE with others over superiority.

gratuitous

Definition
(adj) without cause
Example Sentence
  • a gratuitous insult
Definition
(adj) costing nothing
Example Sentence
  • complimentary tickets
  • free admission
Definition
(adj) unnecessary and unwarranted
Synonyms : needless uncalled-for
Example Sentence
  • a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gratuitous

GRE tution is not necessary.It's about common sense :P

remember gratuity which is given freely to employee if they complete 5 yrs. or so in the company.

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'Gratitude' is can not be measured. It is costless.

if someone tells you your graduate tuition is free, it would be uncalled for

gratitude means the quality of being thankful, graceful, .. to be gratitude is expressed free of charge, so GRATUITOUS means given or free of charge

if we have gratitude towards someone, then we do anything for them free or without great reason..

GRE tuition from mnemonic dictionary is free

Great Ass....If an ass is available for free its great

gregarious

Definition
(adj) (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species
Example Sentence
  • gregarious bird species
Definition
(adj) instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
Example Sentence
  • he is a gregarious person who avoids solitude
Definition
(adj) (of plants) growing in groups that are close together
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gregarious

remember AGGREGATION means gathering something together... similarily AGGREGATION -> GREGATION ->GREGARIOUS

for gre we attend classes in groups

GRE-garious. GRE is needed to be "SOCIABLE" in USA.

Picture GREG, GARY, and RUSS all being GREGARIOUS

Being Gregar-ious is like being hilar-ious with a group-of-friends...

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Gregory Peck , the hollywood actor was a very sociable outgoing person !

gregarious ~ gregarius ~ greg. The sound "greg, greg" seems like a bird's tone; on the other hand, bird lives in flock, herd => socialble

gre+garious~various various student tending to form group for GRE preparation

Gregrarious...sounds like name of a king...kings have to be sociable

gregar >> sounds huge in number... means formed from number of people or animals or elements...

GREgarious: remember GRE, when we make mnemonics for GRE words, we like a GROUP of friends of same sort.

grimace

Definition
(noun) a contorted facial expression
Synonyms : face
Example Sentence
  • she made a grimace at the prospect
Definition
(verb) contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
Example Sentence
  • He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for grimace

( sounds like himesh rehsamiya..who's songs are such that he always sings wid facial distortions symbolizing pain n angiush..)

divide it like grim(in a pain ful situation)+ace(Face).....so when you are in a grim or in a painful situation you try to put it across to your family through FACIAL EXPRESSIONS.

grim means unpleasant.. grimace -> grim + face... a face that shows feeling such as disgust (unpleasant)

grim + face >> unpleasant expression..

grouch

Definition
(noun) a bad-tempered person Definition
(verb) show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
Synonyms : grumble scold
Example Sentence
  • He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong
  • We grumbled about the increased work load
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for grouch

gr+ouch => you say "ouch". You say ouch when you have complain over something.

sounch like "grrrrr"ouch. "grrrr" is the sound of barking dog who always runs behind everyone.

grouse: silly complaint grouch:silly complainant

grouch rhymes with "ouch". e.g ur mom starts complaining about ur messy room, and yelling in an irritable way, than hits. and you say "ouch, Ma, why do you always have to be such a grouch?".

gruff

Definition
(adj) brusque and surly and forbidding
Example Sentence
  • crusty remarks
  • a crusty old man
  • his curmudgeonly temper
  • gruff manner
  • a gruff reply
Definition
(adj) deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion
Synonyms : hoarse husky
Example Sentence
  • gruff voices
  • the dog's gruff barking
  • hoarse cries
  • makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gruff

g+ruff ~ rough; a rough-mannered person is generally gruff.

gruff sounds like rough so rough persons are gruff

dogs when angry sound like grrr uff uff ... a person shouting is considered rough mannered...

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