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preponderance

Definition
(noun) superiority in power or influence
Example Sentence
  • the preponderance of good over evil
  • the preponderance of wealth and power
Definition
(noun) a superiority in numbers or amount
Synonyms : prevalence
Example Sentence
  • a preponderance of evidence against the defendant
Definition
(noun) exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight
Example Sentence
  • the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for preponderance

ponderous means weighty, unwieldy...so preponderance may be remembered as something having heavy weight, quantity or power

prePONDeRANCe...In monetary value, the POUND is superior to the FRANC.

pre- pond- e - rance. Consider only pond and d(r)ance .. Earlier times witnessed lot of kings enjoying dance with decorations around ponds and lakes !! So this means superiority of power, quality.

pre(b4)+ponder(think)= such a heavy or large in no. dat u have to ponder about it before..

presentiment

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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for presentiment

sentiment means feeling or perciving. presentiment means feeling before hand about the future.

present + mint: when evil comes in(present) the movies the temperature falls and every thing gets cold...mint Take example of dementors in harry potter, Blackheart in Ghostrider

presumptuous

Definition
(adj) excessively forward
Synonyms : assuming assumptive
Example Sentence
  • an assumptive person
  • on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide
  • the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for presumptuous

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Focus on "Presum" (Presume)--> To overstep your boundaries by boldly PRESUMing/assuming something.

Consider the word in bracket only : pre(sum )ptuous We can relate sum with Money or hafta vasooli. The ppl doing hafta vasooli are ARROGANT and taking LIBERTY of our silence

one who pre-assume things is a forward, bold and arrogant person

Pre+assuming something means you are overly forward and arrogant..in thinking this way

pre + sumptuous = thinking u r sumptuous from before is a conceit act

presumptuous like assuming means haughty

pre(prior)+sumptuous(i.e. temptuous)..thus the one who is temptuous prior to coming here..i.e.haughty, arrogant

Pre assuming thu(throw) us,he is preassuming that he can throw us,shows his ignorance n overconfidence

preternatural

Definition
(adj) surpassing the ordinary or normal
Synonyms : uncanny
Example Sentence
  • Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel
  • his uncanny sense of direction
Definition
(adj) existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
Example Sentence
  • find transcendental motives for sublunary action
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for preternatural

preter+natural. i.e. remember Spider man(PETER) who had super normal power.

preter+natural sounds like deter from being natural or not existing in accordance with nature...

prevaricate

Definition
(verb) be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prevaricate

divide is as pre(..before)+var(truth..)+icate(..gate) ..i.e. before truth, you have kept a gate. Hence you are LYING or HIDING THE TRUTH..

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pre+var(truth)+cate(fabricate) is to fabricate the truth, meaning to lie.

pre(before)varicate(varying) i.e varying the truth b4 bcomz a lie

pre(Before)+var(True)= so before telling the truth you awlays lie

Preparing Various Cate;say Cate is a girl,preparing various Cate to hide the true Cate

Pre(before) marriage evry var(groom) lies

pre-varicate ~ prevent verification: deliberately avoid to confirm the correctness, the truth of sth.

= Pari-vari (which is all false, evading the truth)

When we prevari-cate before-the-gate we dont always tell-the-completed truth.

pr-eva(de)-(fab)ricate= evade d truth by fabricating it

read it like: pre+vary+cat, i.e. first vary words like a cat.. means Lie..

Previously varicate has been created to avoid the truth.

equi+vocate sounds like advocate... corrupt advocates LIE, to CONCEAL THE TRUTH which MISLEADS the judge..

primogeniture

Definition
(noun) right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for primogeniture

PRIMoGENITure... Considered PRIMary Due to GENTIC importance(genetically important or born first)

prime: first genetic: gene

primordial

Definition
(adj) having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
Example Sentence
  • aboriginal forests
  • primal eras before the appearance of life on earth
  • the forest primeval
  • primordial matter
  • primordial forms of life
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for primordial

"primordial" = "prime" + "order" =first in the order = existing at the beginning , rudimentary

mordial (moral) so as we know moral values exists from begning

PRIMARY

BEETLE is one of the PRI(FIRST) ... MORDIAL(MODEL) of VOLKSWAGON, that existed from the begining of VW company.

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i am used to drink vodka with lime chordial from primordial times

PRIM + ORDIginal

pri(pre) + mor(my) + dial >>> this watch company exists even before from the time my grandfather brought this Dial...

primordial=pre+mordial(begining+existance) which means existing from the begining.

pristine

Definition
(adj) completely free from dirt or contamination
Example Sentence
  • pristine mountain snow
Definition
(adj) immaculately clean and unused
Example Sentence
  • handed her his pristine white handkerchief
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pristine

sounds like priest(ine) means pertaining to priests which is to remain in pure state.

pristine; fresh teen,a virgin!!!

pri(pre)+tine(time) "purana zamana"....so characteristics of earlier times..

PRE+EINSTEIN: pertaining to earliest times, viz before einstein

pristine ~ PRINT and FIRST. First printed books are fresh and clean.

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sounds as listerine, that keeps our mouth clean....

Pristina is virgin.

a PRIEST maintains no STAINS in his surroundings i.e.,pure

Priest are of pure soul

PRI+STINE->PRE + STAIN..anything before getting stained is clean

Hindi- Pustaine Haveli - imagine one that is maintained - characteristic of earlier times; primitive, unspoiled

privation

Definition
(noun) a state of extreme poverty Definition
(noun) act of depriving someone of food or money or rights
Synonyms : deprivation
Example Sentence
  • nutritional privation
  • deprivation of civil rights
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for privation

deprivation

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Take it as PRIVACY.. what do YOU need for privacy, a room, house, but if you dont even have that then? its a life of hardship i.e., a lack of the basic things that people need for living

In Private companies, u r Deprived of ur Rights and have to do Hard work...

Add DE to PRIVATION and it becomes DEPRIVATION which is a synonym of PRIVATION, meaning the state of being deprived.

PRIVATION- private tuition/education. one cant afford private education for their kids if they are poor and living in hardship

probity

Definition
(noun) complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles
Example Sentence
  • in a world where financial probity may not be widespread
  • he enjoys an exaggerated reputation for probity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for probity

PRO(pahle)+beti(ladkiya) sounds like girls first 'something having high morale'

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Probe is done to verify probity.So probity=neccessity (or reason ) for probe.

basically this word is taken from latin probus..means honesty..............

A PROBATION Officer tries to keep former criminals HONEST.

Let them probe, they wont find any mistakes - probity

A father telling is daughter Please(P) roh(RO) mat Beti(bity) you have not lost your integrity or moral values.

probity= PRO+BT = Professer Balgangadar Tilak.. He was a man of uprightness and Incorruptibility...!!!

remember it as 'probe with integrity' means keep moral principles intact,be honest..

PROBE-BETI... The father suspects the Daughter has taken to Drugs and compromised her INTEGRITY, so he probes/investigates the BETI

Probity = No Problem guy

now a days probability of finding a honest person is very less

When Police bits prisoner (probity)with probe .then he becomes honest.

What is the probability of signal integrity

Probe a murder without being corrupted

Probe+it- probe ur conscience to grow in uprightness, honesty.

means to examine or investigate, Probe is done to verify probity

Kobe has no probity. (you have to know Kobe Bryant's history for this to work)

prob(lem)+beti: beti is very sincere n honest so they will not get any problems

Probity - A probe goes in Tea ... or In - Tea - Gree(n) Tea to check its Hones - Tea

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