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plumage

Definition
(noun) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
Synonyms : feather plume
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for plumage

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Birds wen they AGE, they become PLUM(P) and shed off their feathers :/

think: plummet, because plumage is damaged.

Plum can remembered as slum.So near slum feathers of young birds are spread.

katrina is in a PLUM(ripe) AGE...hence she wears costly jackets made up of FEATHERS OF BIRDS so as to look hot and sexy.........................:D

plumage~plu (flu) + mage (rummage); if bird's flu is detected then there is a rummage in the entire city to search the brids..perhaps by fallen feathers of birds ! make ur story !

its a weak connection but may work imagine plum cake,below each cake there is a feather like coating..

plumage sounds like plymage, in turn fly-image - a plumage is the feathers of a wing, which gives the image of flying.

PLUMAGE = BLOOM-age...PLUMAGE is to a bird as a BLOOMing flower is to a plant.

u might have seen aged ants and beetle which gets feather and become plum when they grow old(aged).

When a plum ages, it loses its hair.

plummet

Definition
(noun) the metal bob of a plumb line
Synonyms : plumb plumb bob
Definition
(verb) drop sharply
Synonyms : plump
Example Sentence
  • The stock market plummeted
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for plummet

plummet rhymes with "comet" which falls so sharply.

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Plummet sounds like Planet (something very very heavy) .. a heavy thing will fall or drop sharply.

it can be plum+met. as we seen earlier plum(b)=vertical. plummet can be MET the VERTICLE extreme limit(lower).i.e. it fell.

You went on a Blind date and girl was PLUM who u MET..so you fell sharply

plummet : plunge from a summit(as simple as that)

plum(fruit)......so wen ripe it could fall sharply...

plum--palms. so spider man palms met with ground when he falls straight down from the building.

plum--palms. so spider man palms met with ground when he falls straight down from the top of building.

As plumb(lbw) in cricket means wicket FELL => drop of something

plumment sounds like commet , commet falling straight

poignancy

Definition
(noun) a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
Synonyms : poignance
Example Sentence
  • a moment of extraordinary poignancy
Definition
(noun) a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
Synonyms : pathos
Example Sentence
  • the film captured all the pathos of their situation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for poignancy

POIGNANCY sounds like pregnancy, and an unwanted pregnancy is sometimes a cause of sadness

poignancy is derived from poise... poised means tended towards... poignancy means tended towards emotions

poignant refers to be pointful to any topic like KEENLY.

poise is composure no poise leads to sadness

polyglot

Definition
(noun) a person who speaks more than one language
Synonyms : linguist
Definition
(adj) having a command of or composed in many languages
Example Sentence
  • a polyglot traveler
  • a polyglot Bible contains versions in different languages
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for polyglot

poly(many)+glot(glottis=speech organ)= many speech organ = able to speak many language

poly+glot(remember gala in hindi which is neck). One who has multiple necks(speaks multiple languages).

portend

Definition
(verb) indicate by signs
Example Sentence
  • These signs bode bad news
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for portend

When we reached the port's end (sea port) we saw some dead bodies, which gave a sign that something bad was going to happen.

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port + end; how do you know its the end of the port, by the red sign board which says "Port Ends"

port+END...FOCUS ON PORT ..it is ....a DARK RED WINE ...from PORTugal....and the dark red clour of it, SIGNIFY that it is from portugal.

port+end.....when we connect computers VIA A CABLE THAT IS LINKED TO THE PORTS..WE get a link-A INDICATION that SIGNIFY that we can now connect it to the internet.

in marathi म्होर काय ठेवलंय ... देव जाणे !...about future/omen....

purPORT the END->PORTEND the end=predict the end, foretell

sounds like part + end --- to say how the parts gonna end...at the beginning itself

PORT+END..the weather is FORTOLD BY the authorities before a ship leaves the PORT.

por(in advance) + tend(tendency or sign) .. portend: sign in advance

at the end of the port u could smell the presence of fishes..its a sign that a sea is present ahead

poseur

Definition
(noun) a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not
Synonyms : poser
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for poseur

pose+ur -> pose ur stuff to impress others :)

A POSEUR POSEs a lot.

badis poseur at the pub with firang crowd is more obnoxious than her ugly face

pose-ur: Imagine you are the "boss" in the office and your secretary whose table happens just in front of your cube always "poses" her pyge just so as to impress you (in a totaly diff way) :)

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poseur-fose kodthundu

posthumous

Definition
(adj) occurring or coming into existence after a person's death
Example Sentence
  • a posthumous award
  • a posthumous book
  • a posthumous daughter
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for posthumous

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post + humous ~ post + human; after death ~ not considered as human ~ post human

posthumous = post + hum + ous; post of hum means after we i.e. after our death.

poultice

Definition
(noun) a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
Synonyms : cataplasm plaster
Definition
(verb) dress by covering with a therapeutic substance
Synonyms : plaster
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for poultice

sounds like put ice!

poultICE contains word ICE.Ice in itself is a soothing substance which when applied on inflammation alleviates the pain.So poultice is applying ice on inflammation.

think of this sentence when u see the word POULTICE.....Man i sure would prefer a POULTICE rather than someone POUR-ICE on my body.....poultice is a soothing application.....ICE on the other hand is the opposite...

if we rub paul's back with tiles, there will be inflamation thus requiring treatment poultice

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if said fast sounds like "pull this"..if you pull a muscle you apply a pouktice

simple in a poultary farm teh hen is killed and made to chicken but in a poultice farm the hen is treated of injuries and its health improved .....

poult+ice=put+ice.. so u put ice on the wound

पाऊल(paul) ला लागले and it get swelled म्हणून त्याला बर्फ (ice)लावा .....

p (pain) + oult (out) + ice = pain out by ice (which is part of a poultice)

prance

Definition
(noun) a proud stiff pompous gait
Synonyms : strut swagger
Definition
(verb) to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
Example Sentence
  • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house
Definition
(verb) spring forward on the hind legs
Example Sentence
  • The young horse was prancing in the meadow
Definition
(verb) cause (a horse) to bound spring forward Definition
(verb) ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prance

When you are in France you prance around (move about in a spirited manner).

people of france like leonardo da vinci was very confident and proud about their work, culture and monuments they have in france

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Princes have lost their kingdoms...what they can have now is just prance

PRoud stANCE

prattle

Definition
(noun) idle or foolish and irrelevant talk Definition
(verb) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prattle

Remember stone cold steve austin who is also called "Rattle snake".. who comes, always drinks beer and talks...

prattle- think of cattle, they walk around aimlessly, with no meaning. -meaning less.

P+rat+le=parrot ki tarah rat le remember 3-idiot "chamatkaar bhashan" nonsence & irrelivent

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Prattle.......... In battle there will be no prattle and everything is done with hand signaling only :)

prattle chatter tittle tattle (rhyming does help memory and it help w/the def.)

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