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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

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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pantomime

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.....:)

tushaar kapoor performs a pantomime in golmaal movies

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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)

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It sounds like fable (moral story)

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

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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paradox

looks like parad(parade) of ox. which is contradict in nature but can be true.

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

paraphernalia

Definition
(noun) equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
Synonyms : appurtenance gear
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paraphernalia

You remember this word by peripheral,means extra equipments..

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parap(her)(nalia) : here nalia in hindi means to take bath,so gals taking bath require a lot of extra stuff.

second part of the word sounds like furniture...which reminds us of equipment

paraphernalia= parapher (fera far = marriage kar)+ n (and) + alia (giving equipments)= the people giving lots of dowry / gifts and equipments for the marriage

(para+pherna+lia)imagine u r going for a theft(dhoom 2)u r asking ur partner did u take (PARAchute+PHERna ka(magnetic substance which rotates(pherna) and attracts guns+LIYA(did u take)

sound of "funnel" in between ....equipments

निजी सामग्री गहना (m) वस्त्र (m) साज साज-सामान (m)

parched

Definition
(adj) dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
Example Sentence
  • a vast desert all adust
  • land lying baked in the heat
  • parched soil
  • the earth was scorched and bare
  • sunbaked salt flats
Definition
(adj) toasted or roasted slightly
Example Sentence
  • parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parched

if you parked the car in open, then due to sunlight and greenhouse effect it will become hot or dry

parched = P (police) after + marched (parade)= they become dry and thirsty

parked the car because of thirsty .so u need to drink cool drink

In March (and April) the summer is at its peak in places like delhi,nagpur,mumbai ... the climate becomes extremely dry and hence you are extremely thirsty

Parched!! ..Pls try the word preched instead for remembering. Think about the story of thirsty crow perched on a tree which put stones so that it can drink water from pot.

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if you are left in a car PARKED in sunlight ..then after sometime you will become THIRSTY...

if u march[walk] in march you will be thirsty[parched]

after marching in parade or pocession you feel dry and thirsty

I "marched" in the parade thats y m feeling thirsty

Yeo(GEO)man = earth man means FARMER.....!!!!

pariah

Definition
(noun) a person who is rejected (from society or home)
Synonyms : castaway ishmael outcast
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pariah

consider it as paraya.. which in Hindi means stranger.. hence it could be an outcast..

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paria(fairy) are different from us and cannot be taken into our society, outcast

Pariah: Pari->Sari. If Someone discomfits a woman anyway by pulling her sari, he will definitely be SOCIAL OUTCAST. (Any way pls don't mind)

Pariah was an outcast in the choir because her voice didn't sound like Mariah's.

pariah :: Pare Ho : As is said in local hindi language pare ho (go away), so a Pariah is someone who is rejected from society and is ordered to stay away

parochial

Definition
(adj) relating to or supported by or located in a parish
Example Sentence
  • parochial schools
Definition
(adj) narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
Synonyms : insular
Example Sentence
  • little sympathy with parochial mentality
  • insular attitudes toward foreigners
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parochial

link this with paro....(of devdas)...whose parents were narrow in their outlook for devdas family , so they married her to someone else.

Having PARTIAL vision

This word is derived from 'parish' i.e. which means "local".parochial outlook is local,"restrained"

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link this ti par(foot in english),par are at the bottom of body so parochial is linked to something down in vision or outlook

the inhabitant of parish are narrow minded

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