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bantering

Definition
(adj) cleverly amusing in tone
Example Sentence
  • a bantering tone
  • facetious remarks
  • tongue-in-cheek advice
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bantering

Bantering -- bante + ring; bante - remember Banta Singh -- we read so many silly jokes on him. we can figure out Banta Singh as a funny person or a person who always does joking talks.

bantering=ban+tearing i.e ban tears and to ban tears we crack jokes and do joyful talks.

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you can percieve it like banta(e)-(r)sing...which is good natured ridiculing..!!

bNATERING SOUNDS LIKE CATERING,CANTEEMN WHERE WE DO JOYFUL TALKS

Remember this as santa-banta jokes i.e., we crack jokes on them and hence the meaning.

remember chntu bantu talks in movie style

baroque

Definition
(noun) the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe Definition
(noun) elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
Synonyms : baroqueness
Definition
(adj) having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
Example Sentence
  • the building...frantically baroque
Definition
(adj) of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for baroque

BAROQUE Obama....when we think of him, we see white house which is highly ornamental and extravagent in style....

remove the burkah....... and u see the most beautiful women.

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baroque sounds like bareekee ka kaam on shawl.

We can remember it by reminding the last letters "...que" which we read in letter "A". >> Arabesque: which is a complex ornament. So, Baroque: highly ornate.

Its pronunciation is 'buh-rokh' almost same as of broke > he got "broke" buying expensive ornaments for house

Baroque--Bar + oque (opaque)-- The "dance bar" was highly ornamented with the "opaque" glass.

BAROQUE- think of SHAHRUKH(pronounciation nearly the same). srk always overdoes the emotions(baada chaada kar dikha tha hai). so he is elaborate in his expression on emotions. i.e elaborate, flamboyant etc.

In Disney's Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth gives a tour of the BAROQUE castle and jokes, "If it isn't BAROQUE, don't fix it."

Bou(Bride in bengali and the bride always wears jeweleries in Bangladesh) rocks

bask

Definition
(verb) derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
Synonyms : enjoy relish savor savour
Example Sentence
  • She relished her fame and basked in her glory
Definition
(verb) be exposed
Example Sentence
  • The seals were basking in the sun
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bask

Baskin N Robbin's Ice Cream, Remember? Costly one; We really enjoy going there and having ice creams.

Basketball player Michel Jordan lives luxury life.

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bask--look for word bask in basketball--Playing BASKetball gives pleasure as well as warmth to the body.

Bask reminds bath :) You can bath in the sun, water, love, etc.

remember US's basking ridge.. where people live luxurious life

bask is similar to BASS(a deep musical sound)and you receive please from BASS.

BASS is going to increase after task.

Hound of BASKAR vills; baskar vills was a luxurios place

Bask

bated

Definition
(adj) diminished or moderated
Example Sentence
  • our bated enthusiasm
  • his bated hopes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bated

When you bat, you hold your breath till the ball comes and you hit a six and win! i.e... Control or restrain breath. .. With bated breath. ..

bawdy

Definition
(noun) lewd or obscene talk or writing
Synonyms : bawdry
Example Sentence
  • it was smoking-room bawdry
  • they published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy
Definition
(adj) humorously vulgar
Synonyms : off-color ribald
Example Sentence
  • bawdy songs
  • off-color jokes
  • ribald language
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bawdy

Bawdy = Rowdy!

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A Female actor showing her body on screen in Indecent and obscene

sounds like body girls showing body in songs it means its vulgar

sound like GAWDY. which means indescent, obscure

ball bearing makes a connection between two metal bodies

This word rhymes with brandy After drinking brandy, he started behaving indecently.

Bawdy sounds like “devdy”, it is a movie which is very indecent.

begrudge

Definition
(verb) be envious of; set one's heart on
Synonyms : envy
Definition
(verb) wish ill or allow unwillingly
Synonyms : resent
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for begrudge

begrudge can be broken into beg + rude... so some one who behave rudely with beggars ... the beggar 'wish ill ' for that person

be+grudge. when u have grudge on somebody u always wish ill for him

begru+dge--begru sounds like beggars. beggars usually wish ill to others as their own situation is bad.

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be+grudge --recall Grudge the famous horror movie, in which the ghost ( of a lady) killed by her husband which later killed many others because of envy and grudge.

If you "be"come a "guru", others will be jealous of you and push you down from the e"dge" of a cliff.

basically taken from begrudgen,...means to complain..so you complain about others because you dont like them.

begru+dge--begru sounds like begher , a begher (without house) person will always be envy of people who exiled him from his house.

REMEBER THE MOVIE GRUDGE where actor jim carrey portrays to be envy of santa...

behemoth

Definition
(noun) someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful Definition
(noun) a person of exceptional importance and reputation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for behemoth

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behemoth = Mammoth

if we can remember the word "mamoth" a large huge creature.

behemoth...it can be remembered wid behim(f mahabharat) who was very big n a powerful person...hence behemoth relates 2 a big n poerrful thing or company....

those who played FINAL FANTASY.BEHEMOTH is a big monster in dat game.

behemoth sounds like "bereham maut" (Hindi word) [death]. Relate it to death caused by huge monster.

Big + Mouth - monster like ....having great power ..!!

Behemoth = Baht+ Mahtv...Aperson of High impotance or reputation.

belligerent

Definition
(noun) someone who fights (or is fighting) Definition
(adj) characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
Synonyms : aggressive
Example Sentence
  • aggressive acts against another country
  • a belligerent tone
Definition
(adj) engaged in war
Example Sentence
  • belligerent (or warring) nations
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for belligerent

belli (TOM) and gerry always quarrel in TOM and GERRY cartoon.

Just relate it wid another GRE word-- BELLICOSE

Just remember Bully from the word belligerent...the character of a bully is to be harsh and aggressive.

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BELI/BEL MEANS FIGHT.QUARREL .+gerenT(generation)....THE LAST TWO GENERATION of this family have been QUARRELSOME

belligeren = belly, the belly of a girl always cause the fight or may be war

children FOUGHT with one another for jelly BELLY chocalate :p

In TOM&GERRY story gerry always knocks the doorbell and make tom aggressive which leads to war

bemoan

Definition
(verb) regret strongly
Synonyms : bewail deplore lament
Example Sentence
  • I deplore this hostile action
  • we lamented the loss of benefits
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bemoan

bemoan... look at moan..means cryin,..whn does one cry when dey loose something..when one looses something they express disapproval..

bemoan -- be mourn means express mourn -- express sadness

be+moan--moon->in olden days mothers used to show their kids the moon and used to tell some stories and feed them.now most of them are living in apartments, where there is no scope of showing moon and feed them, so they beat them

be+moan--moan sounds like maun(hindi word)(few minute silence in remembrance of someone.) in order to express our grief when someone dies we keep maun for few minutes.

BEAM+ON...the meaning is lament.....I didn't switch on the beam(light) of my car and because of that I had an accident hence I LAMENT...

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they have to feel sorry for their kids.as they r failed to do that

bemoan has moan in it which means "A low, sustained, mournful cry, usually indicative of sorrow or pain"

bemused

Definition
(adj) deeply absorbed in thought
Example Sentence
  • as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class
  • lost in thought
  • a preoccupied frown
Definition
(adj) perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
Example Sentence
  • obviously bemused by his questions
  • bewildered and confused
  • a cloudy and confounded philosopher
  • just a mixed-up kid
  • she felt lost on the first day of school
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bemused

Be mouse(think,muse) for one day. confused or bemused?

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Not a mnemonic:Amuse=make someone laugh. Bemuse=make confusion. Muse=ponder. Think,confuse,laugh.

split the word bemused into be + amused, when u are amused you are in a state of surprise or confusion

be+m+used--- we are always CONFUSED to buy a BE-USED (previously used) product(car/bike/electronics)

'bemuse' sounds like 'demused' which can be split into De(without/bereft)+Mused(Muse=inspiration/mentor);thus,somebody who has lost his/her Muse is 'confused' and doesn't know what to do next

bemused ~ be confused + used; he is thinking a lot to convert his invention into useful commercial product.

be+amused = bemused

A-muse is laugh laugh laugh. B(e) muse is confusion confusion confusion

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