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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..

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

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(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

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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.

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..

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)

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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

1. परिमित 2. संकीर्ण 3. सीमित 4. घिरा हुआ

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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paroxysm

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..

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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.

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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

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

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