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(noun) an insufficient quantity or number
Synonyms : dearth
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paucity

pau - paav as in paav bhaji and only one "paav" for the whole city...so obviously it will be scarce

take it as somebody saying about a city as pau;in hindi PAU(pao-a small weght)i.e "ek pau ki to city hai"

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paucity=scarcity....these two words rhyme....

pa+city works has been PAused in CITY bcoz of SCARICITY

pau+city=in bangla pau means to get(pawa)In city it is very difficult to get (city te pawa khub kothin)

Paw+City, Just replace PAU/W with SCAR/E. If animals attack with their PAWs, it leaves SCARs and we get SCAREd.

In a "city", there is a "scarcity" of many things

Beautiful City called PAU (parries) is very small and scarcity of cold of minus degree temperature.

paucity: pav means a low money in telugu......so by this scarcity comes

PAUper - Poor individual PAUcity - poor state of affairs

"pau"(bread)+"city" ---> sohore pauruti nai

+city—the city in whch only paav are available LACKS in vegetables

a city where anything is not sufficient....


(noun) a petty misdeed
Synonyms : indiscretion
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for peccadillo

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"pecc" (actually, pecado) refers to "mistake" as in impeccable. pecking others etc., So, peccadillo means small mistake.

no one is PUKKA . we tend to do small and petty mistakes

If you watch American pie 3 movie you can easily remember this word in this movie the heroin have this peccadillo ( penis shape dildo ) which girls use for the small offense or sexual satisfaction

pecc(mistake) + dillo(dhila)means loose,so small mistake..

peccadillo=penis-ca-dhorlo(bangla)..it means to hold penis..you can say it as handling..it is not a serious offense

pecca means drink beer and dillo means looseness so peeke offence kar diya

peccadillo=peca +adi+l(light)+o(lo(tesko))..playing cards is a minor offence

sound like BACARDI LAO(bring)...you are asking your friend to bring bacardi....and drinking bacardi is a minor crime(morally).....

peccadillo sounds like -- puchka dhil marlo -- which is slight offence

pakka di low blow = petty act

the armaDILLO PECked my arm but I considered this only a minor offense because he could have bit my arm off

pe+ca+dil+lo....so ek person pe ke dil lo-dil lo bol rha hai....means it is a slight offense

Peccadillo means Pecca Dil Lo yani ladki ka Dil pakka lo aur "make small mistake" yani thodi galti karo

Pecca Dil Lo aur this surely will be your petty mistake in life.

pecca (playing card) + dil (deal) + lo (low offense)….


(adj) relating to or involving money
Synonyms : monetary
Example Sentence
  • monetary rewards
  • he received thanks but no pecuniary compensation for his services
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pecuniary

One NAARY(woman) after PE-KAY(drinking)was lying on the ground beggind for money

sounds like "penny" which is money.

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well PECUNIARY sounds similar to "penury" which means extreme poverty.. which is something related to MONEY..

Pecuniary: PECU + Niary. We are all very much peculiar when we are involved in a money matter.

peculiar + nari = a peculiar nari who doesnt like spending...weird right?

pecu = money pecuniary = relatted to money


(noun) someone who educates young people
Synonyms : educator pedagog
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pedagogue

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ped normally means for a child.. and -agogue means a leader.. hence pedegogue..

PEDA(a sweet)+GOt...student GOT a PEDA from TEACHER

ped+agog+ue--- pedantic means who is inclided towards academic learning, and agog means exicted, so pedagogue means a WHO TEACHES, as teacher are always excited to TEACH

split as ped(tree) + ago + gue(give) >> Trees teach us the 'value of giving' right from the time of youth. So trees are pedagogue

pedagogue-pedos means child and agogue means the leader ,hence it means the child teahcer or instructor


(noun) a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
Synonyms : bookworm scholastic
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pedant

Pedant rhymes with PATENT. Usually those students get PATENT who do research. Since they do research they must be scholar.

(ped + ant)remember as padaai karne wali cheeti(ant).ie scholar

pedant rhymes with student. Think of a special kind of student.

"pendant of books" har waqt books latkake ghoomta rehta hai... "kitaabi keeda"

rhyme with VED+AANTH ..jo Veda ko aanth tak padhta ho matlab ki SCHOLAR,kitabi keera

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Pedant:Ped(Pedda=Big)+Ant,so lets suppose think like this as small ants have little knowledge and big have high knowledge because they are Pedda,since who learned much(shows off Learning)

Pedant:Ped(Pedda=Big)+Ant,so a person who sees smallthings(Ants) as a big one(Pedda),chinna vatinikuda peddadiga chesi chustadu,because he is found of knowledge(who shows off learning)

remeber pendant- it is small but also if lost you will worry about it. hence the meaning

rhymes with VEDAANT(hindi)..jo jo vaada aanth tak padhe i.e. scholar,kitabi keera

pedant the ppl who gives you peda i.e. rule you they always follows formal rules.

pedant=ped(legs) + ant (aunty): If aunty has to strong his ped(legs) she has to study..

ped (read as pad in hindi) + ant (small) -> so the one who is very small in "padai" so who is not very much capable of teaching on his own, so gives emphasis on book learning.


(adj) marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
Synonyms : academic donnish
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pedantic

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Can u smell the word <b>'PANDIT'</b>( "Scholar" in english) from "Pedantic"? PANDITs are usually very strict about the bookish stuff.

pedantic sounds like VEDANTIC. Any body who follows Vedas is usually a v. conservative and bookish person.

rhymes pendant. pendant is a small thing but when it is lost you are damn worried. so worrried about small things

we distribute PEDAS when we want to SHOW OFF OUR LEARNING after exam results!! lol

ped - to do with a child; pedantic = ped + anti + c; therefore not childlike; showing off bookish learning

ped(tree) + ant >>> we see ants crawling on tree.. they are considered to follow their trivial tendency of walking in line.. same is here.. someone following his trivial knowledge..

think "frantic-antic" or doing something with urgency...

similar to pandit and tantric...having the traits of both.

PEN FRANTIC - the teacher is writing too much on the board you can't copy fast enough

padha aatt taak


(noun) a person who travels by foot
Synonyms : footer walker
(adj) lacking wit or imagination
Synonyms : earthbound prosaic prosy
Example Sentence
  • a pedestrian movie plot
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pedestrian

ped means foot pedestrian means one who walks on foot is obviously ordinary

pedestrian -it seems like paidal which means walking on foot

pede+strian=pede(poor)+strain(nervous)..poor people feel nervous becoz they walk ..talking about them feels like boring ,unintersting

The ppl who always walks on foot in the road without car or bike is always ordinary ppl.

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(adj) easily irritated or annoyed
Example Sentence
  • an incorrigibly fractious young man
  • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for peevish

pee+vish( pee means asking forcibly to drink,,, n vish is poison) so irritating easily..

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Someone who wishes(~VISHes) to go to the bathroom to PEE but cannot because they is no vacancy will be irritated

pee means toilet vish means wish so peeing in any place where u wish is irritable

if children PEE on bed its irritable(PEEVISH)

If u wish(vish (really want) to pee, then u r easily being annoyed and irritated if u r not allowed to (u r in an exam for eg)

Harry Potter fans...Remember Peeves...Very irritating ghost

kisi pee(drunken)kar aye hue man ki vish(wish)puri na karo to to wo irritated ho jata hai.


(adj) expressing disapproval
Example Sentence
  • dyslogistic terms like `nitwit' and `scalawag'
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pejorative

Pejorative = Pig + Orative, a pig will certainly have bad connotations

Owner of a Mitsubishi PAJERO belittles everyone on the road.

Pejorative meaning is to disparage or belittle; of negative connotation : Relate to Pejor (means to hate in latin)

"majority" wala group doosre group ka effect khatam kar deta hai...causing a belittling effect..

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pee + orative... u make some one feel like shit by being orative about his dick

People call Bajarba ivanoda only when they consider him of little value

To disapprove something jore pe jore lagao(Hindi)

its like pejor is opposite to cajole so wen cajole is to flatter some one pejore is to hate or loathe some one

peevish+"jorse orative",a person who is peevish doent approve a thing,a nd orative in nature is derived from a root called orator means speaker

PE+JORative...is word pe jor dena padega coz this word has become depreciatory....

Nobody has the prerogative ( basic right ) to use pejorative (/ criticizing ) words against anybody other...

If you have a PIG JURY, things don't look too good for you, brother.

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if a jury declares a man guilty they are showing dissaproval towards whatever h did

A Hero in a Pajero, when drives past you has a "belittling effect"

In Punjabi..PE JOR tay kar dayy disapprove

PJ + Orative ... one who always ortaes a PJ will have an belittling effect from others.


(adj) transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
Example Sentence
  • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
  • crystal clear skies
  • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
  • lucid air
  • a pellucid brook
  • transparent crystal
(adj) (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
Example Sentence
  • writes in a limpid style
  • lucid directions
  • a luculent oration
  • pellucid prose
  • a crystal clear explanation
  • a perspicuous argument
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pellucid

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a PELican flew over the LUCID water.

pellucid means TRANSPARENTLY CLEAR...so break it as PALE+ LUCID..PALE(which is close to transparency when u imply to vision)...n lucid means clear...so PALE+LUCID means transparently clear :)

Remember that lucid means clear/ And that pellucid is just an alternative/ Word that is so very near/ In meaning and use as an adjective


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