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panache

Definition
(noun) distinctive and stylish elegance
Synonyms : dash elan flair style
Example Sentence
  • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
Definition
(noun) a feathered plume on a helmet
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ir reminds of the movie FASHION.all de top models wer frm panache..therefore u cn relate it to stylish way of dressin

panache.. sounds like moustache... ppl grow differnts kinds of moustaches to appear stylish

if u have seen the movie "FASHION"... priyanka chopra models for the company PANACHE,,, which shows pryinaka chopra is stylish , energetic, and famboyant

people eat PAN to showoff, but they don't know that it will cause ACHE

sounds like headache so they can do things with out head ache

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Problem+Cash. If you have cash.. you'll solve your problem without any difficulty.

panegyric

Definition
(noun) a formal expression of praise
Synonyms : encomium eulogy paean pean
Definition
(adj) formally expressing praise
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pane sounds like paean means praise and gyric sounds like lyric, so panegyric means expression of praise

pane(pain)+gyric(lyrics)=if someone takes pain and writes lyrics then he will get <b>PRAISED</b>!!!

panehyric:gyric sounnds like "lyric".so if any song has a good lyric then everybody praise it...in invites appreciation and praises..

it sounds like eugyric which also means praise

Pen + jerry = When Jerry helps Tom from Owner. Tom offers pen to Jerry and say go i.e. formal praise.

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If the lyrics of the songs are good then the lyricist will get PRAISEd

pan+e+gyric~juric= i told to jury of india that we need a facility to apply pan cards through E~electonically ie, Online. And ther judge/Jury praised me for this idea.

Looking through a window pane at the formal wear makes me want to express praise, not jeers (gyric)

opposite of pan is panegyrc

sounds like panipuri.. you praise sb if they get you panipuri

PANEGYRIC= PANIGRAHANAM, when panigrahanam happens others praise through manthras

pang

Definition
(noun) a sudden sharp feeling
Synonyms : stab twinge
Example Sentence
  • pangs of regret
  • she felt a stab of excitement
  • twinges of conscience
Definition
(noun) a mental pain or distress
Synonyms : sting
Example Sentence
  • a pang of conscience
Definition
(noun) a sharp spasm of pain
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pang

If something bangs me, I feel a pang.

Rhymes with FANG, when fang bites there's PAIN

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if someone takes panga(hindi), it is because he is in sharp mental pain

Poke+Sting=Sharp Pain.

pantomime

Definition
(noun) a performance using gestures and body movements without words
Synonyms : dumb show mime
Definition
(verb) act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only
Synonyms : mime
Example Sentence
  • The acting students mimed eating an apple
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panto+mime mime means acting without word.i.e. we can get mime in PANTO movie.

Pant of mine is gone, can't talk because of embarrassment.

rember a frnd pinto who cnt speak so he acts without dialogie.....:)

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tushaar kapoor performs a pantomime in golmaal movies

pant+o+mime...when you talk a lot you tend to pant so mime(act) without panting(talking).

Mr.Bean's pantomime was the best(both by meaning of pantomime and the concept)

pant + of + mine >>> In bheja fry 2 when monkey takes away KK Menon's pant, Bhushan does an actions just like a monkey which were without words and gets the pants back from monkey..

parable

Definition
(noun) a short moral story (often with animal characters)
Synonyms : allegory apologue fable
Definition
(noun) (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message
Example Sentence
  • the parable of the prodigal son
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parable

para+able.. is a small PARAgraph that makes u able.. (i.e. gives morals)

Is sounds like para+ fable .. fable expressed in one para(short)

It sounds like fable (moral story)

whatever ends in ABLE is a story... para means SHORT...

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parable = para + able; This para of the story is able to give the complete description of the story.

paradox

Definition
(noun) (logic) a statement that contradicts itself
Example Sentence
  • `I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false
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looks like parad(parade) of ox. which is contradict in nature but can be true.

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you are unique but "everybody is unique" .this is a paradox

paradox sounds like hoax (afwaah) >> may b true may b not

imagine a para having two(dox) or in hindi do(2) meaning.would be contradictory.

"All husbands are not married" is a paradox

paragon

Definition
(noun) an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept Definition
(noun) model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
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paragon which is a slipper brand makes products which are models for perfection

ARAGON in the movie Lord of the Rings was a perfect soldier

paragon = para-'related to' + -gon'figure has many angles'. If a polygon has infinity angles, it becomes circle. Circle is perfect

Think problem-gone = perfection!

remember PARAGON slippers ..they r standard model of perfection

Remember the paragon slipper ad ???

think of Paragon office chappals >>> ideal thing to be worn in office...

paramour

Definition
(noun) a woman's lover
Synonyms : fancy man
Definition
(noun) a woman who cohabits with an important man
Synonyms : concubine courtesan doxy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paramour

Paramour sounds like Paraya mard (in Hindi Language) - indicates some kind of illegal relationship.

para (Skt) means: other amorous (Eng) means: desire <br> paramour is: (illicit) desire on others.

paramour sounds like PARA(parallel) aMOuR(love)... as in parallel love.. which connotes a secret or illicit love.. lame i accept :D

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par(per ,.throughly) +amour..means illicit..throughly illicit in behavior and relation ..so a throghly illicit lover....

Also similar to enamour- to love. paramour- to love a paraya

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