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(noun) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
Example Sentence
  • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
(noun) a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat Definition
(verb) answer back
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for retort


U give quick sharp reply when asked to come to a RE(S)ORT

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Tort is to twist...like tortuous ...so retort is to twist a reply and hurl back!


(noun) a justly deserved penalty
Synonyms : requital
(noun) the act of correcting for your wrongdoing Definition
(noun) the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
Synonyms : payback vengeance
Example Sentence
  • Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord
  • For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge
  • he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him
  • the swiftness of divine retribution
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for retribution

RATRI(night)+ABUSE--he abused me at night and got beating from me in the morning, he got RETRIBUTION.

Opposite of tribute. "Re" can mean two things: repeating/reinforcing OR opposite/reverse.<br> Reassured = assure strongly<br> Recurring = repeatedly occurring<br> Reprobation X Approbation<br> Retort X reply sharply <br>

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re-distribution means to correct previous distribution...correct wrong doing

if you retry on girl's butt,if you will be punished badly

retribution,concentrate on 'tribute'.he did not pay a tribute to the dying soldiers,he would be PUNISHED FOR HIS OFFENCE,HE DESERVES A JUST PENALTY

Retribution and Retaliation are similar...

retribution sounds like distribution....x distributed my sweets to every one so i gave him retribution...ie punishment for sth wrong that sb has done......

tribute means a payback, or a gift. So when you retribute, you pay back either by punishing for an offense, or compensation or a paying back by vengeance

retribution rhymes like contribution mahatma gandhi did a lot of contribution so i want to avenge his murderer which is a necessary form of retribution


(adj) feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
Example Sentence
  • maintained a reverent silence
(adj) showing great reverence for god
Synonyms : godly worshipful
Example Sentence
  • a godly man
  • leading a godly life
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reverent

reverent-divide as river end i.e we bath in the rivr end as a part of worship

Reverent sounds like Reverend(Priest) now think of the feeling most people have for them.

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RE-> Real + VE-> Veneration ie. Real Veneration or "great respect"

it’s a rare event to find a reverent reverend


(noun) absentminded dreaming while awake Definition
(noun) an abstracted state of absorption
Synonyms : revery
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reverie

(rever)ie, rever sounds like river. if you think of sitting with a girl on a river bank you are daydreaming.

read it as "river eye" jheel si aankhe... think about the song "sharbati teri aankho ki jheel si gehrai me mai doob jata hoon" so doob jana means mused in thoughts.. daydreaming..

Re(ver)ie Consider the word in bracket only. ver can be sounded as var (husband in hindi if i am right). So just make a sentence with some gal DAY DREAMING about having a good looking VAR some day !!

Rever(Rever)ie(I), Rever +I.. Imagine yourself into the contact of Cold River and your absentminded thoughts are gone.

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had the likes of frank RIBERY not been caught daydreaming , france would have probably made it thru the group stages at this world cup

REVERIE -> REVERE. When you REVERE or obsess about someone, s/he becomes part of your daily REVERIES.


(verb) spread negative information about
Synonyms : rail vilify vituperate
Example Sentence
  • The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for revile

concentrate on evil- doing evil like slandering

vile- disgusting, unpleasent; re+ vile - to attack back(re) with unpleasent language(vile)

SERVILE....most of the people REVILE SERVILE people which is bad because we should treat all people equally....

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REVILE means REport VILEs about someone


(verb) recite a rhapsody
Synonyms : rhapsodise
(verb) say (something) with great enthusiasm
Synonyms : rhapsodise
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rhapsodize

when a lecture asks to explain about a rape scene he can explain or write in exaggeration and with enthusiasm.

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WRAP+SODA+ICE.........I wrapped soda in ice which is a miracle.......I was telling this to my friends enthusiastically

relate it to RAP song.. like eminem

concentrate on sodhi when someone writes and speaks in exaggerated manner you feel it as sodhi

RAPE of draupadi when the numbers on DICE were wrong

speak as if revealing a rhapsody (an epic peom or story)

the bohemian rhapsody by queen is a song worth rhapsodizing about

raphsodize -> filled with RAPture , SO, she DAZEd the audience with her poems and enthusiastic talk

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