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precarious

Definition
(adj) affording no ease or reassurance
Synonyms : unstable
Example Sentence
  • a precarious truce
Definition
(adj) fraught with danger
Example Sentence
  • dangerous waters
  • a parlous journey on stormy seas
  • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
  • the precarious life of an undersea diver
  • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery
Definition
(adj) not secure; beset with difficulties
Synonyms : shaky
Example Sentence
  • a shaky marriage
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PRE+CARE+IOUS -> We have to take CARE while doing something risky so that it does not go wrong. ..

what we do before starting something unsafe or risky, we say our prayers. so: PRAY + KARI = precarious

Precarious-sounds ilke please carry Us..but thats very risky

Stress on the word CAR in it=> risky,lacking in stability

PRE + CAR + US = kisi shop ke samne CAR park karna UNSAFE hai.....

sounds like curious, Being curious ahead of time(pre) is risky, cause we all know curiosity killed the cat! :P

before(PRE) car is risky

precept

Definition
(noun) rule of personal conduct
Synonyms : principle
Definition
(noun) a doctrine that is taught
Synonyms : commandment teaching
Example Sentence
  • the teachings of religion
  • he believed all the Christian precepts
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for precept

its a rule to PRE SET(cept)the oven before cokking

precept sounds like "recipe" which is a guideline for cooking.

pRECEPT-RECEPT-RECEPTORS- how receptors work- according to some practical rules which guide there conduct/behaviour

PREvious + acCEPT. So, PRECEPT means something ACCEPTED since the past..... (a maxim)

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when u buy something always take the recept, this ia a practical rule guiding conduct

Combination of principle and recipe.

7 rules for marriage, like 7 steps. Sept = 7. Pre = before. Before getting married read the rules as it would be tough after marriage. So pre-sept = precept.

sonds like concept

Precept --> Prefect : he sets a set of rules and a code of conduct that must be followed

pre+cept== a PRE acCEPTed rule, so a general rule

Receipt. A receipt is a precept(a law).

PREists acCEPTed - as in guidelines of conduct hence the meaning

receipt is given by d shopkeeper and precept is given by you to him telling wat has to be done i.e. rules wit conduct guidelines..

precinct

Definition
(noun) a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for precinct

precinct = prec + in + ct = precious -in-city

We need to broaden the imagination here as 'Precinct' and 'Distinct' has 'inct' part common, Further 'Distinct' and 'District' seem to be rhymes.

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pr(primary) cinct(city)...means some main city

Relate to Province

(prec)ious inst(inct) is to live in a city.

precinct:pre->previous + cinch, i.e u isolated yourself previously by cinching the horse

Rhymes with "district"

precocious

Definition
(adj) characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)
Example Sentence
  • a precocious child
  • a precocious achievement
Definition
(adj) appearing or developing early
Example Sentence
  • precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for precocious

it can be pre+conscious(conscious). i.e. thing or person who/which is very conscious in advance.

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pre(early) + cock(genital of man in slang) -> a "pre"-teen who has a huge "cock" is precocious.

pre cocoon

read it as=pre+cocious=pre cooked child

PRECOCIOUS = PRE(before) + CONSCIOUS. Precocious means developing and maturing CONSCIOUSness BEFORE the time that is normal.

precocious = early perspicacious

pre-conquer or pre-cook - Latin root prae-coquere; meaning to ripen early or to cook/boil early. The word conquer looks similar to the Latin root coquere & while it implies force/effort it also means to master/overcome something

Pre + Cautious >>> when someone is pre cautious about his actions and acts wisely before 18, he/she has become matured before time...

precocious; he has use his cock previously than us, so it is precocious.

pre cock io us; before maturity cock comes to us.

girls be concious if you dont want your stomach to develop early! :p :p

Sheldon Cooper ;)

predicament

Definition
(noun) a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
Synonyms : plight quandary
Example Sentence
  • finds himself in a most awkward predicament
  • the woeful plight of homeless people
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for predicament

predicament-> sounds like predict. The king called his minister to predict his future putting the poor fellow in a tricky/dangerous situation.

In prison, when the inmates tries to DICK A MEN, so the poor guy is in a predicament situation

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PREDICAMENT ~ PREDIC (T) - AMENT : imagine a situation where YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT will happen (can't predict) or WHAT TO DO..is a predicament.

read pred as in predator and cament as coming so predator=coming hence dilema and dangerous situation...

predicament= forward + dict(speak).when u orate or do public speaking u tend to get nervous but now that u climbed the podim ,u have to give the speech too.therefore u cannot even get down.therefore,situation where u r trapped

predict-amend ...so amending the prediction can become a tricky situation

if u have an ailment in ur dick,,thats a pretty dangerous situation and u get into a state of dilemma of how to use ur dick while....

predicament --> red cement. imagine u stepped in a pile of red cement and u peed in it. it has become hard and u r trapped. u dont know how to get out from this dangerous risky situation. u cannot predict the outcome of this.

predilection

Definition
(noun) a predisposition in favor of something
Synonyms : orientation preference
Example Sentence
  • a predilection for expensive cars
  • his sexual preferences
  • showed a Marxist orientation
Definition
(noun) a strong liking
Example Sentence
  • my own preference is for good literature
  • the Irish have a penchant for blarney
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for predilection

pre(before)+dialect(local language); you generally become partial when you are taking an interview and you meet someone who speaks your language ( :) assume the interview is in the US)

You come to a split in the road and must choose --->PREFERRED DIRECTION

pre+di+election...predetermining the result of election btw 2 parties..tat is da result will b PARTIAl

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PRE means before DIL shows the inclination for something iction is a homophone to addiction

pre(prefix) = before and dilect rhymes with select.. so the meaning would be something like pre-select or lenient or preference.

pre di 'liketion'

pre'DIL'ection means your heart has previously(pre)selection of something..thats is your heart has previously prefferance of something...

I PREFER DILL pickles at the DELICATESSEN

PRE(before)ELECTIONS political leaders show PARTIALITY towards the people

predilection.. dilection= deflection.. i.e. inclination towards something

pre(preferred)+ dilect (dialect) so a person with same dialect(or region) is always preferred over anyone else

predilection = pre + dialect + election; before dialect he has taken the action so we are giving preference to tata company they donot need more talk.

Imagine licking an ice cream.Something that you enjoy eating.And there's a "Leck" in predilection.

preempt

Definition
(noun) a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding Definition
(verb) acquire for oneself before others can do so Definition
(verb) take the place of or have precedence over
Synonyms : displace
Example Sentence
  • live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour
  • discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor
Definition
(verb) gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land) Definition
(verb) make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge
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PRE+EMPTY = force to empty a place in order to occupy a prior right to buy.

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PREEMPTIVE MEASURES :measures taken b4 sth gets worse or to prevent mishap

divide it like - PRE(means BEFORE) + EMPT(EMPTY)......IMAGINE YOU get the news that there is a bomb in your room.... you EMPTY the ROOM WITHOUT DETECTING IT ..so as to PREVENT, in advance, any kind of mishap.

(pre+attempt) attempt(empt) and acquire land or something earlier(pre)inorder to prevent others from acquiring it. You can also imagine that after buying u have replaced the earlier landlord.That counts for another meaning.

Preemptive sounds like preventive

preempt = pre + empt = pre + employ = employ or act in advance

basically it is taken from praeemere means to buy before others comes and purchase it...SO YOU buy IN ADVANCE INORDER to prevent COMPETITION, YOU DISPLACE others by buying that land.

preen

Definition
(verb) clean with one's bill
Synonyms : plume
Example Sentence
  • The birds preened
Definition
(verb) pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
Synonyms : congratulate
Definition
(verb) dress or groom with elaborate care
Synonyms : dress plume primp
Example Sentence
  • She likes to dress when going to the opera
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for preen

preen sounds like prince.....he couldnt help preening himself on his good looks

Preen ~ Rin; commonly used detergent bar in India used for cleaning clothes.. hence preening clothes.

Queen queens are generally trim

To become a QUEEN you have to PREEN! Simple

prince keeps him tidy in appearance to impress the pricess

prehensile

Definition
(adj) adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object
Example Sentence
  • a monkey's prehensile tail
Definition
(adj) having a keen intellect
Example Sentence
  • poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men
Definition
(adj) immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
Example Sentence
  • they are avaricious and will do anything for money
  • casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields
  • a grasping old miser
  • grasping commercialism
  • greedy for money and power
  • grew richer and greedier
  • prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prehensile

PRE(before)+HENS+ILE before the hens can escape we have to grasp & hold them.

From comprehensible to get hold of idea or concept.Prehensile is get hold or grasp things.

PreHensile..Concentrate on Hensile.. Sounds like Tensile..Now Tensile means Capable of Being stretched, similarly lets say hensile means capable of being held or grasped..!

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Root word prehend/ /prehens/ /preg/ = to grasp; to take; to seize e.g. comprehensible

PREHENSILE sounds like PENCIL. Hands are PREHENSILE because they can grab PENcILs.

PREHENSILE=UTENSIL. UTENSILs are used to GRAB food.

pre+hens+ile(read ill). Before hens get ill we have to grasp and hold them to cure.

pre(before) + H (harvest) + en (ensure) + sle (selling) means more greedy to get hold of money.

prehensile

prehend-means to arrest...so prehensile means to grasp or similar to arrest

premonition

Definition
(noun) a feeling of evil to come
Example Sentence
  • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
  • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
Definition
(noun) an early warning about a future event
Synonyms : forewarning
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for premonition

pre(before hand) + monition (remember adMONISH, which means to warn)...so warning which is before hand is premonition

pre+monition(monitor). Monitor before to give warning in advance

pre+monitor a monitor warns us if there is a fault

pre(b4)+moni(who warns about the future)

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