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penance

Definition
(noun) remorse for your past conduct
Synonyms : penitence repentance
Definition
(noun) a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution Definition
(noun) voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
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'penance' can be read as 'pain on us' what we take as a punishment on ourself for our sins.

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penanace is similar to penalty wich is given for wrong activities

Big punishment if you are asked to write answer without a pen that is without a pen..answer!

imagine if you go without PENIS for a week. big punishment

Penance = Pin in Ass. One can only do that if really repentant or Penitence.

writing answer in a pen(animals place) is a punishment

penance = pen + ance; with pen write you confession.

penchant

Definition
(noun) a strong liking
Example Sentence
  • my own preference is for good literature
  • the Irish have a penchant for blarney
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p+enchant- something that enchants you, you have a strong liking for that.

chant- verses are chanted by sages because they have a strong inclination towards spiritualiism.

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Some fool is chanting his pen because he likes it so much.

think of a pendant that you wear and love very much

penchant sounds like pention............generally retired people have strong liking towards pention

PEN(pen frnd) chant(chatting) some one chatting wit pen frnd will have strong inclination in chatting

I remembered this word by the following mnemonic and neva 4 got the meaning.. : PEANUT CHAT - every loves peanut chat , hav a strong inclination over it..affinity, fondness, passion... ;)

A new parker PEN comes in the mkt and you have a strong desire for it and hence you CHANT about it where ever you go..

a PENDULUM has a penchant to swing back and forth.

in hindi.. chant is a person who will go for what he likes and take risks even if its disapproved.. especially in the context of getting dates...

rhymes with pungent which also means taste or smell

penitent

Definition
(noun) (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor) Definition
(adj) feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
Synonyms : repentant
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inside a tent if you do some thing wrong with a girl by giving penni(money) you will repent it later.

read it as pentant.. rhymes with repentant

penniless:: if u become penniless u repent ur deeds.

he invested his peni in the tents,then booom,he lost all...

penury

Definition
(noun) a state of extreme poverty or destitution
Example Sentence
  • their indigence appalled him
  • a general state of need exists among the homeless
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pen+ru(pee).........no rupee to buy a pen

pen (penny) + ury (uri means ud gayi in hindi) means penny penny ud gayi matlab poverty

in telugu ury means hanging urself,so no mny to buy a pen also so ury veskunadu

penniless

penury sounds like pisinari in telugu language which means very stingy to spend money or even poor

Imagine a poor person dropping all his PENNIES in a men's bathroom and some of them roll into the URNAL.

Penury-Consider the person who puts Urine in pen istead of ink beacause of his poverty

pen + udhaari.. so much poverty that one has to take pen on "udhaar"

PEN UR EHW your pen is so cheap shows your poverty

penury = live in manure

penury-pe(e)+noorie ,because you nooiri is ver poor

pen + ury(sounds noorie) >>> noorie doesn have money to buy a pen also.. she is that poor...

penury -peon which is the low post holder in the office ,so has to spend his life in the poverty

doesnt have any peny!!

pe is a rich person who usually "pe" on nooriie who belongs to poor family

perdition

Definition
(noun) (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
Example Sentence
  • Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell
  • a demon from the depths of the pit
  • Hell is paved with good intentions
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It sounds like partition.. So Relate perdition to Partition of India in 1947 due to which several families were completely ruined.

'PERpectual adDIcTION' ;i.e; never ending addiction leads to ruin ultimately.

There was a movie named Road to Perdition, if someone has seen it he can very well relate to this word

PER-Completely + DI-DIe => Perdition - Completely Die

If someone has listened to the song ghost of perdition by the band Opeth, he/she can easily relate to it.

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perdition can be relate with pardon, no pardon for the people who commit sins in the earth.

peregrination

Definition
(noun) traveling or wandering around
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remove 1st 3 letter egrination sounds like migration, which means the same

its like a piligrimage, which means going on a tour.

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per=person and grination=go out of nation. i.e. a person travelling abroad

prepared to go to different nations

per(a person)+egri(every)+nation=a person travelling to every nation

going to a destination........peregrination.

pair+grind+nation---pura nation ghumke pair grind ho gaye hain......

if u r a sadhu, u will go on per (PER) thru the green (grin) nation (nation)

peremptory

Definition
(adj) offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
Example Sentence
  • an autocratic person
  • autocratic behavior
  • a bossy way of ordering others around
  • a rather aggressive and dominating character
  • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
  • a swaggering peremptory manner
Definition
(adj) not allowing contradiction or refusal
Example Sentence
  • spoke in peremptory tones
  • peremptory commands
Definition
(adj) putting an end to all debate or action
Example Sentence
  • a peremptory decree
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Remember it with pre-empty, i.e something which is already empty, needs to be filled, it demands...

wat param=god says has to be obeyed without questioning.( read the word with sentance frm some other source online only then ull get the meaning of the word which implies other mnemonics given here are worng check out cambridge ad

Opposite to PRIMARY...So it's FINAL !!

Peremptory -- Permanently empty or Imagine some one demending 'Param' super computer from Indian territory leaving us no choice

Preemptive strikes by the U.S. are peremptory. (They can't be challenged by any other country.)

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Sounds like Preempt. Preempt means to prioritize oneself. Forestall oneself.

Per+Empty..ne Per enti ra?..(wats ur name)..its kinda intimidating...

empty vessels sonds the most.... so in order to make him silent you need to fire peremptory commands...

peremptory can be related to pre empt which means forcefully ending before completion.here it means expecting it to be obeyed immediately.Both have similar tone.

Opposite to PRIMARY.... So, it means FINAL !!!

sounds like am(em) authority(ptory) i.e I am the authority and you will have to do what I say

Remember the word preemption

~ preempt ory

perem sounds like parent.so parent always think that their children should obey them immediately without question.

perfidious

Definition
(adj) tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans
Synonyms : punic treacherous
Example Sentence
  • Punic faith
  • the perfidious Judas
  • the fiercest and most treacherous of foes
  • treacherous intrigues
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per+FID+ious.. FID stands for fidelity.. i.e. loyalty.. hence perfidious is its opposite

perfidious --- perfume relate to perfume which reminds us of a beautiful lady who could be disloyal to you

perfidious.....imagine a guy who applies PERFume as well as DIOdrant....so he is disloyal to one of them......

PERFidious - Perforate. PerFIDious - Feed. Jis thali me khaya, usi me ched kia (= treacherous; disloyal).

Perfidious servant ne poisonous barfi di..

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Perfidious:"PERFect IDIOt",here lets us use idiot as a -ve word,Hence u had a lover who is PerfectIdiot(Perfidious Lover)so he is deceitful,untrustworthy,...willing to betray ones thrust.....

perfidious = per-'destruction' + fid'faith' => destroy the faith ~ betray

us per fida sab koi hai cuz she is disloyal

per(a guy) fir( again) ditched us..... a disloyal person

perfunctory

Definition
(adj) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
Synonyms : casual cursory passing
Example Sentence
  • a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
  • a passing glance
  • perfunctory courtesy
Definition
(adj) as a formality only
Synonyms : pro forma
Example Sentence
  • a one-candidate pro forma election
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PARAI(other's)+FACTORY - if you are told to take care of somebody else's factory, you would casually care about it

per+FUNC+tory .. FUNC stands for function i.e. job.. so if you are doing a job quickly just to finish it and not caring enough about it.. doing job superficially.. it is called a perfunctory act..

Perform+hurry....perform in a hurry....perfunctory....

perfunctory has FUNCTionARY who is an official, we all know how officials approach their work.. they lack care, enthusiasm or interest in their work and do it just for formality

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Many people think that the PERFect, FUN job would be to make a lot of money but not have to put much effort into the work.

per+FUN+FACTORY so working in the factory is not fun or interesting as you do same thing again and again so LACK INTEREST,U START DOING THINGS SUPERFICIALLY AND U HAVE NO ENTHUSIASM FOR THE WORK.

p+er+funct+ory--- ER(error) in FUNCT(function)—if there is error in function or something, that means IT IS DONE CARELESSLY, DONE CASUALY

Picture a PERSON working a boring job on an assembly line in a FACTORY: a PERson FUNCKTORY

She thought "I'm perfect already, so why do I need to put any effort or care into this project?"

Simply doing the function.

har (hindi every) function in perfunctory manner in this office

per function if you have a specific time limit then you will do it superficially

peripatetic

Definition
(noun) a person who walks from place to place Definition
(noun) a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism Definition
(adj) of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
Example Sentence
  • Aristotelean logic
Definition
(adj) traveling especially on foot
Synonyms : wayfaring
Example Sentence
  • peripatetic country preachers
  • a poor wayfaring stranger
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for peripatetic

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peripatetic sounds like par pe tic tic....means wandering on legs.

peri+pat+etic--peri means around, + pat or path means road to walk on, therefore peripatetic means to walk around.

Pronounced as Peri- Pathetic : To Walk (peri) On path in a pathetic way => Keep walking and walking

(peri -> with foot) (patetic -> potato) when u kick a potato with foot it wanders here and there

PED is Latin for foot. It takes a PAIR OF PED to walk the PATH = PAIR OF PED PATH

There used to be one program on NDTV "Walk the Talk". It was Peripatetic interview program

think of your periappa ...he travels from place to place

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