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parody

Definition
(noun) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way Definition
(noun) humorous or satirical mimicry
Synonyms : mockery takeoff
Definition
(verb) make a spoof of or make fun of Definition
(verb) make a parody of
Synonyms : burlesque spoof
Example Sentence
  • The students spoofed the teachers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parody

parody..parrot..always imitates people often in a humorous way.

par+ ody :think of parrot for par n comedy ( humorous )for ody.. parrot imitates in a funny way

paroxysm

Definition
(noun) a sudden uncontrollable attack
Synonyms : convulsion fit
Example Sentence
  • a paroxysm of giggling
  • a fit of coughing
  • convulsions of laughter
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paroxysm sounds like "proxy" when we give proxy in class, we laugh a lot after class if it is successful. But professor may go in a rage if he gets to know about proxy and he may hit and give fit of pain or attack

para+OXY+ism .. it is said that excess of oxygen gives people the high that alcohol gives.. and such people can be considered to be in a rage or have a sudden outburst of anger..

Par-OX-ysm : focus on OX, the husband of cow ;) OX, is an attacking animal. Better yet imagine a pair of uncontrollable oxen attacking and the attack IS...UM..very sudden

Focus on paROXysm. Imagine you're at a ROCK concert and you have a sudden uncontrollable urge to dance crazily and yell, "THIS ROCKS".

when PARO left devdas.. devas had a fit of rage & pain at the same time.

paroxysm = par (all) + oxysm ( oxygen)= if u take all oxygen patient have sudden attack of pain

Imagine a PAIR OF OX yoked together that hate each other and are in a rage.

Sounds like paralysis..

parquet

Definition
(noun) a floor made of parquetry
Synonyms : parquet floor
Definition
(noun) seating on the main floor between the orchestra and the parquet circle
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parquet

sounds like carpet. which is made of different design.

carpet is cloth flooring.. n parquet is wood flooring..

the spelling is the hardest part imagine playing croquet on a parquet floor

P(patterned)+carpet

parquet soud like "ped (trree wood) carpet" means wood flooring

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PAR(feet) + Quetly rakha awaj aye ga kyon k wood ka floor hai na keep ur feet quitely coz it's made of wood and will produce noise

parsimony

Definition
(noun) extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily Definition
(noun) extreme stinginess
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parsimony

parsi-purse,,,mony-money....one who will not take money from his purse - a greedy person.....

this mnemonic requires understanding of hindi..parsi(parsii..a kind of community) mony sound like "money" now imagine a parsii man who has got lot of money but still he is frugal..he doesnt want to spend...so he is parsimonious .

parsimoney means "purse mein money".... miser always have money in purse which he does not take out.

sparse + money = one who takes money rarely.

parsimony: partial money - spends money very partially or scarcely

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Parsi =Purse Seal,mony=money,so a purse with money but sealed,why bcuz unwilling to spend money

PASS SOME MONEY

parsimony:parse+money: parsing the money again and again means counting/looking/thinking again and again would be usually a stingy guy.

parsi oldman having money

a cynic person acts like a sink , he just want to see dirty things

imagin sm1 whose purse has been stealed,so he will take very good care in spending the small money he had

partisan

Definition
(noun) a fervent and even militant proponent of something
Synonyms : drumbeater zealot
Definition
(noun) an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
Synonyms : enthusiast partizan
Definition
(noun) a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
Synonyms : partizan
Definition
(adj) devoted to a cause or party
Synonyms : partizan
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parti(think of a political party)+san(son)...so a father who is favouring his son's political party, instead of a good party.

A partisan says, 'my party is my SON, my daughter, my mom & my dad'

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just d way civism is being a good citizen, partism (reminds of partisan) is being a good(ardent) supporter of a party/group/person/activity

PARTison -> taking a PART or side

Partisan almost sounds like "party-fan".. Someone who strongly supports partying it up :)

parvenu

Definition
(noun) a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class Definition
(adj) characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position Definition
(adj) of or characteristic of a parvenu
Synonyms : parvenue
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parvenu

think of praveen(of indian crkt team)who has just entered into team and nw earnng a lot.....so is a newly rich person

par(paar) means dur in hindi and venur means place.the one who has moves 'dur' from his place to a high level is parvenue

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parv+enu(sounds like NEW)...SO something that has been newly started.

parvenu=parar hogaya venu,he took all the money from every body and went,he gained economic status

helpful 4 mallus. Tell "paavam aayirunnu" in malabar dialect. It sounds like "paaveynu" which is similar to "Parvenu". Which means he "was poor". Has the similar meaning

Break the word into UPPAR meaning upper or higher class in HINDI. and then VENUE of english. So it's a hinglish word meaning a higher standard or position

venu ke par lag gaye

Think of happy gilmore! A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course! PAR for golf, which he is V (the) NEWcomer

newly up to par

Farmer become rick when his nadi par venue property rose in price but he was still rustic in manners.

pastiche

Definition
(noun) a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
Synonyms : medley potpourri
Definition
(noun) a work of art that imitates the style of some previous work
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pastiche

PASTi+CHE......pasti...PASTE...........we do copy PASTE......while copying we imitate the style of others and paste it where we want

paste- we use paste to stick posters of superstars we want to imitate .

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pastiche=past+stitch,stitch is also a thread art and so it has been of the past,and it has been copied

past+iche ITCHING to copy from the PAST Movie songs.

Paste + Stitch => Paste & Stiching give a picture of mixture & combining (of ideas & works)

u can read it as PAST+CHEAT..so it is a work of art that is a cheat from the past work.

PASTICHE -> PASTE + STITCH. PASTing and STITCHing connect disperate objects. PASTICHE connects to a PAST artwork.

past se lekar chipkaaya gaya...

Copy chesi PASTE chestam, ala paste chesinadaniki STYLE add cheyakapote CHE antaru...

Just imagine music composer Deva with the Tooth paste in hand.

PAST +PASTE =PASTE PAST WORK =IMITATE PREVIOS WORK

Pastiche = Past + i + che, From the past i am watching it.

PASTICHE = PASTE + CHEVERAL (SEVERAL) ART WORK

pathos

Definition
(noun) a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
Synonyms : poignancy
Example Sentence
  • the film captured all the pathos of their situation
Definition
(noun) a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
Synonyms : commiseration pity ruth
Example Sentence
  • the blind are too often objects of pity
Definition
(noun) a style that has the power to evoke feelings
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pathos

PATHos.. is a part of the word symPATHy.. and you have sympathy for the people for whom you feel pity or who are in sorrow..

pathology is study of disease. this means pathos is related to disease. and you feel pity for the diseased

path is the root word for feeling... when we say "oh", its sound like something sad.... so pathos means a feeling that is sad... so sorrow

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We Feel Sorry for the Poor whom we see on our PATH

when we see poor people on our PATH we feel O SORRY(PATHOS) for them

PATH O(f ) S(ympaty)

Pathos -when you see someone in the pathetic situation then the feeling of pity automatically arouse upon you

Pathos = path + os; got the path to execute the os means operating system so we are in delight.

patois

Definition
(noun) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Example Sentence
  • they don't speak our lingo
Definition
(noun) a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for patois

(Sounds like potato) Some say patois, some say potato and some say aloo while all seem that round vegetable only difference of language.

pato+is...say your friend is saying you to "pataoo(flirt) isko (that girl)..by talking in her own patois.

Patois - 'pat'a nahi k'onsi' bhasha bol raha hai

its origin from french..where patois means to handle something very clumsily.so illetrate people basically handle situation very clumsily while communicating so they don't give much importance to what they are saying hence use dilects.which are genar

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haven't u heard the phrase - "pataeto potaeto" means two ways of saying potato, different dialects will have different ways

Split like PATO+IS.. PATO IS a brazillan player who speaks in his local brazillan language.

focus on PAT ..means..exactly suited to the situation....so the DILECTS WHICH are said by particular group of people , are SITUATION BASED, OR SPOKEN DURING a particular SITUATION.

The spelling is a hard part OIS stands for Other Interpretations of Sentences

patois is pronounced as "pathwa" which is similar to "Fatwa" which is given by the regional Muslim leader. Speech by regional muslim clergy. ...yeah,well no one cares what jargon muslim clergy uses

ragra paetis..maharashtran jargon and substandard one at that..perfect mnemonic

patois is pronounced as "patwa" from this pronouncing one could remember that each country read it in their own ways.. because difference in their accent.

Example:Bhojpuri dialect

土话

patrician

Definition
(noun) a person of refined upbringing and manners Definition
(noun) a member of the aristocracy
Synonyms : aristocrat blue blood
Definition
(adj) befitting a person of noble origin
Example Sentence
  • a patrician nose
Definition
(adj) belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
Example Sentence
  • an aristocratic family
  • aristocratic Bostonians
  • aristocratic government
  • a blue family
  • blue blood
  • the blue-blooded aristocracy
  • of gentle blood
  • patrician landholders of the American South
  • aristocratic bearing
  • aristocratic features
  • patrician tastes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for patrician

consider ST PATRICK'S SCHOOL those who study in that school are noble

pater = father, patres = fatehrs in Latin. So, anything with "patr" in the beginning will refer to father(ly figures).

Imagine a girl named Patricia with gowns and aristocratic dress

patri=pati, i want my pati to be noble

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a member of a PATRIARCHY.

Patrician The father of nation.

patrician~britan; They are very critical about their behaviour in public as they think they are noble and aristocratic!

PA(papa)+TRICIan(tricky)...so a father playing tricky games is an aristocrat

a person who is having patriotic feeling over his country is considered to be a noblest person

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