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misnomer

Definition
(noun) an incorrect or unsuitable name
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for misnomer

mis+name= misnomer

nome in french is name, so mis + nome, wrong + name

fraught sounds like tots and tots are FULL OF potatoes and potatoes can be LOADED WITH stuff.

mite

Definition
(noun) a slight but appreciable amount
Example Sentence
  • this dish could use a touch of garlic
Definition
(noun) any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mite

remember terMITE. They are TINY creatures.

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MIT is the biggest thing and mite is the smallest thing :) Furthermore, mighty is also large thing.

mite: mice...small creature

mite soundz like lite/slight >>SLight amount

bite..by biting, dogs make things into small pieces....

mitigate

Definition
(verb) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
Synonyms : extenuate palliate
Example Sentence
  • The circumstances extenuate the crime
Definition
(verb) make less severe or harsh
Example Sentence
  • mitigating circumstances
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mitigate

Mitigate > "Gate pe kutte ki potty pe mitti daal do" why? so that the intensity of bad odour will lessen.

think of MITIGATE as COLGATE(toothpaste).Use of COLGATE lessen or try to lessen the extent of germs in our teeth. Use of MITIGATE will also lessen or try lessen the extent of [depends on your usage :)}]

mitigate -> MIT + i + gate... when you reach the gates of MIT.. your tensions about PG admissions will be appeased/mitigated!!

there should me less "mitti" on gate,so mitigate means -to lessen

some how sounds to me like midget.. i.e. small person and can be considered to have less strength (force)...

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to lessen "mitti" in our house,"mitti" "gate" ke bahar kar do. Therefore MITIGATE - to lessen MITTI by throwing it out of GATE.

The opposition layer was mitigating the evidence. The chances of winning the case was lessen.

if u r preparing for gate exam and feeling tensed..to make your tension eat some meeti like cadbury to REDUCE(MAKE LESS SEVERE) the tension..mitigate..!!

Mitti ke gate par bike takrane se gate kamjor ho gaya

money has been vanishing slowly but constantly(DECREASING) who's PURSE of guy, having shopping with his girlfriend, decreasing = MITIGATING = reducing slowly

MINI GATE - only smaller, less intense things can pass through

Mit-Mighti.e,Harshness Gate-To stop, TO stop harshness and to easen one's pain

Sodium ChlorATE (bleach) will mitigATE a stain on clothes

mitigate = he is atanding in the gate with miti i.e is sweet to make leesen the quarrel between us.

gate ke andhar mitti nahi hona chahiye

modicum

Definition
(noun) a small or moderate or token amount
Example Sentence
  • England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for modicum

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MODICUM=MODERATE+INCOME

modicum and moderate had "mode" in common...and "cum" means small in hindi.

Modicum sounds like (bahuut hi Kum) that is very little or small in quantity

MODICUM=MODI+CUM(come)...so whenever Narendra MODI COMES to the hotel he is served only LIMITED QUANTITY of food...no offence pls

Narender Modi is sooo old,,, so when he cums (u knw wat it means),,, the ejaculation is soo small in amount,,, i knw its sick

modicum=modi+cum=more to come=>v r having sumthng in smal or moderate amount..so we look 4 more.

modi cum ... come to modi if have scarcity (cum .. less)

sounds like MODest sUM

MODICUM => BOHOT HI KAM

mogul

Definition
(noun) a bump on a ski slope Definition
(noun) a member of the Muslim dynasty that ruled India until 1857
Synonyms : moghul
Definition
(noun) a very wealthy or powerful businessman
Example Sentence
  • an oil baron
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mogul

sounds like MUGAL empire (in hstory) in which akbar was a powerful man.

You got two mnemonics for this one:- 1.MUGHAL, 2.MOGLI > both simili to powerful person!

MOGUL is a super-hero from Dragonball-Z (japanese anime).

monotheism

Definition
(noun) belief in a single God
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for monotheism

MONO(SINGLE) + THEI( root for GOD)

moratorium

Definition
(noun) a legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged Definition
(noun) suspension of an ongoing activity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for moratorium

MORATORIUM rhymes with AUDITORIUM..so there was DELAY IN PAYMENT for building the auditorium

remember as 'Bring More Tar ' otherwise work will get suspended

moratorium= more towards premium(payments)that are delayed

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MORA (my) 10 rupee note was torn (TORIUM), so i had to ask shop-keeper to take payment later.

MORAtorium sounds like AUDItorium, where there was a delay in the program.

moratorium:more auto-so if there are more autos are running in the city then will be heavy traffic and delay in the time for everyone.,.,,,.

moratorium = more + orator; more orator are there so your chance will come after sometime.

(mora)torium - mora means dieing, to suspend thereby

Auditorium cannot be booked because of moratorium ( ie delay of payment )

mordant

Definition
(noun) a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process Definition
(adj) harshly ironic or sinister
Synonyms : black grim
Example Sentence
  • black humor
  • a grim joke
  • grim laughter
  • fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit
Definition
(adj) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mordant

more +daant = more teeth, so biting

......MOR..(MORE means jayada )+DANT?(DANNT)...in our child hood when playing with our frnds we use to STING OR BITE THEM WHENEVER WE GOT ANGRY ON THEM BECOZ OF THAT hame kabhi (more)daant bhi milti thi mummy papa se...

Mortal + Ant biting, stinging

you start "more denting" i.e mordant your car before you give it a new paint.

mar(death) + dant(teeth) ---> deadly dent bite

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