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umpteen

Definition
(adj) innumerable but many
Synonyms : umteen
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umptee(EMPTY)+N..empty means having nothing..which is exact opposite of many..

umptee(sounds like EMPTY)+n, something that is innumerable does not get empty easily.

unbridled

Definition
(adj) not restrained or controlled
Example Sentence
  • unbridled rage
  • an unchecked temper
  • ungoverned rage
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unbridled

unbridled - bridle is hand gear of horse...imagine if horse is unbridled... it is violent.........

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(unbridled ~ un + bride) focus on bride; a bride should be in a husband's control, if not then she is UNBRIDLED (not in control)

unbridle - u can quickly remember bridal or bride and so you think about marriage and barat (where the relatives dance) ... every body was drunk and hence the situation became voilent and uncontrollable..

UN(not)+BRIDEled(bride means girl on her marriage day)...people who don't have brides are uncontrolled....

Some say that even a uncontrollable and violent person will turn to be good once he gets married with bride

unbridled ===> like a bride. In hindu wedding, the bride at the end suddenly gets a VIOLENT fit n starts crying.

think of bride and marriage. when ur marital relation gets 'violent' then you un-bride i.e u divorce

un-bridled un-pride without manner, without control.

Unbridled and kindled. His unbridled rage was further kindled by his sister.

bridle means torestrain or curb.so, unbridled means not restrained or violent

uncouth

Definition
(adj) lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
Example Sentence
  • he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind
  • behavior that branded him as common
  • an untutored and uncouth human being
  • an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy
  • appealing to the vulgar taste for violence
  • the vulgar display of the newly rich
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for uncouth

UNCOUTH - UN(not)-C(courteous)-OUTH(youth)

UN+Cultured+Youth

COUTH sounds like COURT so a court always supports ethic. So a person is said UNCOUTH if he does UNETHICAL things something like SOCIALLY UNACCEPTABLE THINGS

un mouth... (speech - mouth)

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sounds like UNCOUCH..a person who doesn't(un) sit on the couch is uncultured..

un-COW-th youth herding cows n buffaloes, lives in village hence outlandish, ill mannered

Uncouth...uncouth + youth... the uncouth youth, an unrefined, boorish young man.

un mouth ~ jo apna moo na band rakh sakey ~ boorish

UN(not) wearing cloth(COUTH) means lacks culture

un mouth -> opened the mouth and gave vulgar & clumsy talk.

unction

Definition
(noun) excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
Synonyms : fulsomeness smarm
Definition
(noun) smug self-serving earnestness Definition
(noun) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Synonyms : balm ointment salve unguent
Definition
(noun) anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
Synonyms : inunction
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unction

sounds like function where anointing with oil is done

jab junction becomes stiff u have to unction..

unction: (f)unction of applying oil to boobs ;)

un section(ction) -> undress cit on and apply oil to each section of body.

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Unction and redemption (saving from sin).

unction rhymes with function, consider a religious function in which generally oil is used for anointment.

unctuous

Definition
(adj) unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
Example Sentence
  • buttery praise
  • gave him a fulsome introduction
  • an oily sycophantic press agent
  • oleaginous hypocrisy
  • smarmy self-importance
  • the unctuous Uriah Heep
  • soapy compliments
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unctuous

unctuous -> functuous -> party like ... in parties girls do a lot of oily makeup and try to appear and behave sauve but in my opinion they look and behave in a bland way.

UN CUTE

(UNCLE CHIPS r UNCTUOUS)

untukodam...sticky, oily...!!!

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My UNCLE is unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech TO US.

Unctous and sanctimonous are similar in sound and they mean, hypocritical, insincere.

Word Root:Unctuosus means greasy

un+ctu+ous= un sit ous -> undress made sit ous for oil massage and flatter the angry customer.

his unctuous behaviour makes me anxious

unkempt

Definition
(adj) not neatly combed
Example Sentence
  • wild unkempt hair
Definition
(adj) not properly maintained or cared for
Example Sentence
  • an unkempt garden
  • native vistas and unkempt rambling paths
  • an ukempt appearance
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unkempt

Drop the 'm' from unkempt. It becomes 'UNKEPT'...UN+KEPT, something not kept properly or maintained like hair. or someone who is dowdy, untamed.

remember JUSTIN KEMP South Afrcian cricket player...whose hair r always untidy......

remember kemp fort in bangalore. it was very well maintained. now a mall is being built at that place and they have unkempt it.

un tempt girl, uncared for her appearance & not combed.

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Kempt sound close to combed so unkempt is uncombed, shabby.

un+kempt—kempt means neat and tidy, unkempt means the opposite

unsavory

Definition
(adj) morally offensive
Synonyms : offensive unsavoury
Example Sentence
  • an unsavory reputation
  • an unsavory scandal
Definition
(adj) not pleasing in odor or taste
Synonyms : distasteful unsavoury
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unsavory

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savor means taste,hence unsavor means distasteful.

unsavory ~ un + save ~ not save; to save someones life is morally correct but to unsave (not save) someones life is morally offensive

unsavor sounds like unscrupulous

unsavory -> un savorite samyya is distasteful and disagreeable yo be tasty.

untenable

Definition
(adj) (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
Synonyms : indefensible
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for untenable

a child un(der) ten not able defense himself they need parents maintenance (under+ten+not able)

un-TEN(et)-able ..if you donot follow the tenets (rules), then you cannot defend yourself..

UN[NOT] 'Under' TEN[Years] ABLE You Are An Adult[18] So You're INDEFENSIBLE...

Unable to put a <B>tent</B> around to protect.

un + tenable. tenants are tenable if you can maintain them, so untenable means unmaintainable

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Untenable and Pregnable are rhyming words with a similar meaning, which is, defenceless.

Unattainable things are so sought after they are untenable.

un(main)tenable... so somethin untenable is un-maintain-able

Untenable = unt + enable; It is not possible to enable it.

untenable - cannot eve n maintain ten soldiers to protect, indefensible or not able to be maintained.

upbraid

Definition
(verb) express criticism towards
Synonyms : reproach
Example Sentence
  • The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for upbraid

elders criticize severely if their girls UP their BRA

braid means hairdo(hairstyle). upbraid means destroy hairdo. In hindi baal khinchna. If teacher rebukes or scolds you, he/she pulls your hair.

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It has the word raid in it , it implies when sm1 raids your house and finds black money , u will be scolded very badly

up + bra : girls dont do it here or ..

ladki ki choti kheechna is extremely reprimanded

upBRAID. Relate BRAID with BRIDE. When you catch up a bride who's eloped, you scold her severly and reprimand her.

Upbraid and Deprecate have somewhat similar meanings. The words mean, express disapproval of, reprimand.

A BRAID(plait) is a pattern formed by intertwining three or more strands of flexible material such as textile fibres, wire, or human hair so u r asking a girl to lift her braid (upbraid)tie up over n ask her to walk mean(criticize

give up bribe above the bike openly so policeman severely scolded him

UPper class people often faces RAIDS....

Up(coming) + raid ; If someone comes to raid ur house, you will first try to scold or Critize him, to woo him off..

urbane

Definition
(adj) showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
Synonyms : polished refined svelte
Example Sentence
  • his polished manner
  • maintained an urbane tone in his letters
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for urbane

Urban(e)- people living in urban areas generally have refined social experience.

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urban areas are refined,polished n sophisticated

When you think Urbanity think justifiable vanity or someone who's refined.

Urbane... In an Urban society people are more sophisticated and refined (urbane) as compared to the simple rural folk.

urbane people love to eat things which are cooked in refined oil

urbane= karan johar;-)

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