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rancor

Definition
(noun) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
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RANCOR : RANKER ! Most of the students always hate the top RANKER of the class, as they always defeat them in the exams!

r+ancor..(rhymes like ANGER..)..so you have developed ANGER OR HATRED FOR YOUR FRIEND.

look at the part ancor looks like anchor, so sajid khan as a anchor is not good.i had developed a hatred for him

rancor sounds like Run Chor(thief). While playing cricket in childhood we would feel a sheer bitterness/hatred for the run chors

A RANCOR CAN ROAR in your family

Sounds similar to Ranchod ke Rathor from film 'Jaane tu ya jaane na' Rancod ke rathor had deep bitter anger to gain their name ( 3 conditions)

Rancor sounds like Rancho from 3 Idiots also chatur had long lasting haterated

rancor = The chor ( thief) + ran (run); The thief is runing with you money so bitter feeling.

ransack

Definition
(verb) steal goods; take as spoils
Example Sentence
  • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
Definition
(verb) search thoroughly
Synonyms : comb
Example Sentence
  • They combed the area for the missing child
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ransack

this sounds like run seek...RUN+SEEK...so you must run to seek a house for your self.....you must search throughly about a house.

I ran through the sack (searched throughly) stil I didn't get my pen

RUN+SACK...If you lose something and try to search thoroughly, you run your eyes through sack and try to find it out....

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ranSACK so fill the sack with what ever you SEEK

run and SEEK the thing to pilfer

rapacious

Definition
(adj) living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
Example Sentence
  • a predatory bird
  • the rapacious wolf
  • raptorial birds
  • ravening wolves
  • a vulturine taste for offal
Definition
(adj) excessively greedy and grasping
Synonyms : ravening voracious
Example Sentence
  • a rapacious divorcee on the prowl
  • ravening creditors
  • paying taxes to voracious governments
Definition
(adj) devouring or craving food in great quantities
Example Sentence
  • edacious vultures
  • a rapacious appetite
  • ravenous as wolves
  • voracious sharks
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rapacious

'Rapacious' means who likes to 'Rape' that means very greedy on woman body! & also take forcefully

rapa+cious....FOCUS ON FIRST PART..rapid.....and we eat very rapidly when are hungry and want to consume lot of food......simillarly you talk RAPIDLY..when you want to say many things at once..talkative.person does this...

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read rapacious as rupeecious so a person who is greedy must have rupees on his mind.

Rapacious!Sounds like someone who wants to rape voisciusly

rarefied

Definition
(adj) having low density
Synonyms : rare rarified
Example Sentence
  • rare gasses
  • lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air
Definition
(adj) of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
Example Sentence
  • an exalted ideal
  • argue in terms of high-flown ideals
  • a noble and lofty concept
  • a grand purpose
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rarefied

rare(,,very less)+fied(..like field which means environment), hence environment where GAS is VERY LESS DENSE..

rarefied is a past tense of rarefy. And, rarefy = rare+fy(to make), i.e. to make something rare, or less dense... :)

rarefied meaning is to make refine or pure so rarefied-ra+refined= rarefined

rarefy means to make thinner.. any mineral from ore becomes thinner(lesser) after removing the impurities

ratify

Definition
(verb) approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
Synonyms : sign
Example Sentence
  • All parties ratified the peace treaty
  • Have you signed your contract yet?
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ratify

if you rectify the error in the report it might get ratified(approved) by the professor.

ratify =satisfy you are satisfied only when you approve to or with something.

RATIFY = giving a good RATIng to something, hence you APPROVe of it

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ratify=RATE IFY u rate something when u approve or conform it

To reCTify something is to CorreCT it. To rAtify something is to Approve it, giving it an A-okay.

Rat+Fy: Rat,Five: a rat killer came to my home and he asked fy: five 5Rs/-, for each rat he catches, i had approved and accepted his proposal.

Rate + ify >> means if u get ur work rated from a standard source.. ie. approved formally ur work..

raucous

Definition
(adj) unpleasantly loud and harsh
Synonyms : strident
Definition
(adj) disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
Synonyms : rowdy
Example Sentence
  • a raucous party
  • rowdy teenagers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for raucous

rauc(sounds like rock) + us rock music is usually loud and harsh.

rakshas....u can make up the rest

one who makes ruckus is raucous

raou......rau...is harsh and shrill patil in village...hence raucous..

ravage

Definition
(noun) (usually plural) a destructive action
Synonyms : depredation
Example Sentence
  • the ravages of time
  • the depredations of age and disease
Definition
(verb) make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
Synonyms : harry
Definition
(verb) cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
Example Sentence
  • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ravage

In order to take revenge against ur enemy u have to ravage his army

RAVAGE : SAVAGE : DAMAGE

ra+vage where the second part vage can be considered as wage like waging a war for destruction,DEVASTATION,PLUNDER.

ravAGE by AGE u will be despoiled

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ravage:::rage....u ve a rage against somebody then u will ravaged against him....

raven .. was the source of destruction

RAVAGE= R(RAGE)+ SAVAGE

savage (cruel person) ravaged (devastated) the cleavage (line between the crystals)

ravel

Definition
(noun) French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
Synonyms : maurice ravel
Definition
(noun) a row of unravelled stitches
Synonyms : ladder run
Example Sentence
  • she got a run in her stocking
Definition
(verb) disentangle
Synonyms : ravel out unravel
Example Sentence
  • can you unravel the mystery?
Definition
(verb) tangle or complicate
Synonyms : knot tangle
Example Sentence
  • a ravelled story
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ravel

You will entangle(ravel) your RIVAL with ropes

to UNRAVEL a mystery is to SOLVE a mystery...hence RAVEL implies to ENTANGLE or to COMPLICATE..

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ravel::navel...one fall into love of NAVEL of women..he will ravel his life

ravel...DERIVED FROM RAFAL..MEANS A LOOSE THREAD..AND THREADS FALL APART INTO DIFFERENT TANGLES.

As the situation "ReVEAL"ed its true identity it is raveled.

open the knot.(in hindi=kholna),in telugu mudi vippadam.

ravel means unwinding a twist. REVEAL also has the same meaning. these words sound similar and also has same meaning.

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