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infernal

Definition
(noun) an inhabitant of Hell
Example Sentence
  • his roar made the infernals quake
Definition
(adj) characteristic of or resembling Hell
Example Sentence
  • infernal noise
  • infernal punishment
Definition
(adj) extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
Example Sentence
  • something demonic in him--something that could be cruel
  • fires lit up a diabolic scene
  • diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils
  • a fiendish despot
  • hellish torture
  • infernal instruments of war
  • satanic cruelty
  • unholy grimaces
Definition
(adj) expletives used informally as intensifiers
Example Sentence
  • he's a blasted idiot
  • it's a blamed shame
  • a blame cold winter
  • not a blessed dime
  • I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing
  • he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool
  • a deuced idiot
  • an infernal nuisance
Definition
(adj) of or pertaining to or characteristic of a very uncontrolled and intense fire
Example Sentence
  • infernal heat
Definition
(adj) being of the underworld
Example Sentence
  • infernal regions
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for infernal

Rhymes as IN+Funeral, someone who is always in funeral could be 'devilish'.

infernal - in + fern (fernace ~ furnace) + al (all) ; so putting all people in the furnace is a devilish or cruel activity; these things are generally conducted in hell.

suppose u went went to funeral ceremony of a DON.who was very annoying and took many inocent life.so ppl said he will definately go to HELL.this covers both the meaning

eternal means heaven, infernal means hell.

infraction

Definition
(noun) a crime less serious than a felony
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for infraction

a football player kicks someone and his bone is FRACTured. It's a violation, but not a crime hence infraction...

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in + fraction... fraction means tukdon main todna (hindi)... so so infraction mean rule ko todna

human has cut world "into fraction" of continents...this is most probably the worst "violation" of rule of nature ..

People who violate laws are IN FRACTION of the total population....

in- fraction 2/5 clearly breaks into 2..so to break damage something

Heart attack is called myocardial infraction probably bcoz there occurs a violation/breach of normal heart beat.

infraction-Leave in,give stress on "fraction" A fractious(disobeying)person always violate rules.

in exam u write integer(in) as sum of fractions(fraction) against the will of teacher...i.e. breach a law made by teacher.

ingenuous

Definition
(adj) characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious
Synonyms : artless
Example Sentence
  • an ingenuous admission of responsibility
Definition
(adj) lacking in sophistication or worldliness
Synonyms : innocent
Example Sentence
  • a child's innocent stare
  • his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ingenuous

In+genuine- In genuine relationship people are naive and trusting to each other.

naive and young ppl are generally genuine...

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IN (suffix, means NO) + (genuous) (genius) ~ one who is not a genius artist and hence is artless ~ INGENUOUS

Now i am telling the difference between ingenious and ingenuous...."I AM GENIOUS,U ARE FOOL".Please see the in ingenuous 'u' is there after 'n'.From this we can infer that ingenious--->clever... ingenuous---->fool

it comes from ingenue which means a young naive young woman ingenue ~ genie and we know that genie is very childish

like engine; no pretention.

The INGENUE is INGENUOUS

INnocent+GENtle demeanour

its synonym is CANDID(spell as candy).. candy is eaten by NAIVE & YOUNG people..

ingenuous has sound of jejune which means child or naive

Ingenuous = Innocence makes you intuitive genius while being too smart leads you nowhere.

ingratiate

Definition
(verb) gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ingratiate

ingratiate, take the word as intake of gratitude....so you do something to gain gratitude of others

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INGRATIATE ~ in + grat(sounds like GREET) + ate (EAT) ... so when you greet somebody with both the hands and give something to eat......why do you do that ...you try to gain their favour .

IN+GRADUATE...In graduation state you get favor of people because you are educated and all and all that crap.....

ingratiate->in "great""ate"..you say the guy is great and offer some food to eat..you do this so that he likes you

IN+GRACE

in gratify , make someone great.

In(deep)+gratification when you do excessive gratification of somebody, that is in order to gain favor.

inimical

Definition
(adj) not friendly
Synonyms : unfriendly
Example Sentence
  • an unfriendly act of aggression
  • an inimical critic
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for inimical

inimi=enemy, and enemies cause damage. So inimical means something damaging.

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INIMICAL ~ inimi (sounds like ENEMY) + cal; Enemies are HOSTILE and of-course UNFRIENDLY.

amicable another GRE word meaning "FRIENDLY" and ini(NOT) aMICAbLe meaning "UNFRIENDLY" or "NOT FRIENDLY" .

inimical reminds us of mimical.We sometimes mimic others in good humour. Inimical thus means something that shouldnt/cannot be mimicked.Unfriendly,Hostile

etymologically speaking, Inimical consists of "In(Opposite)"+"Amicus(Friend)";hence, not friendly. Remember the word "Amigo" in Spanish language means Friend

In+Mica, Mica the singer is unfriendly to Rakhi Sawant.

I all him to stage but he is doing inim i.e yes or no.

Interdict= inter (enter) + dic (dictionary) + t(turn).not entered turn in another way.

Predilection = pre + dile _ election; i.e if u donot give previously the election will not held.

inimical: "Enemy Kal" harmful ho sakta hai...

iniquitous

Definition
(adj) characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin
Synonyms : sinful ungodly
Example Sentence
  • iniquitous deeds
  • he said it was sinful to wear lipstick
  • ungodly acts
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for iniquitous

Iniquitous:this sounds like in quit us We should quit those habits, virtues that are bad. Thus inquitous = wicked.

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INIQUITOUS ~ IN + Equity; in + equity -> not treating everyone equally (which is considered as INIQUITOUS or sinful act)

Iniquitous….. in(BAD)+ quit+ us… BAD HABITS OR VIRTUES IN US……SHOULD BE QUITED……Thus inquitous = wicked.

equity or iquity means fairness.. therefore iniquitous means unfair or wicked.

inkling

Definition
(noun) a slight suggestion or vague understanding
Example Sentence
  • he had no inkling what was about to happen
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for inkling

a wINK can give us a hint

ksameer_coep you beat me to it..but still, A murder in which the killer stabbed the victim with a pen, and the Ink trail was an INKLING for the cops to catch him.

When you ink, it means you are showing something

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you give a hint to someone that the pen ink is leaking...

jumble the words . inkling -> linking .. a linking is a hint or clue.

That ink was linked to killer

innate

Definition
(adj) not established by conditioning or learning
Example Sentence
  • an unconditioned reflex
Definition
(adj) being talented through inherited qualities
Synonyms : born natural
Example Sentence
  • a natural leader
  • a born musician
  • an innate talent
Definition
(adj) present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
Synonyms : congenital inborn
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for innate

he always ATE in an INN(restaurant),it was his INBORN habit

Root word nate = Inborn

Remember INmATE: thatis anything inmate in somone

The characteristic was imprisoned inside him from birth like an INMATE.

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