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augury

Definition
(noun) an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
Example Sentence
  • he hoped it was an augury
  • it was a sign from God
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for augury

Augury.... Augur..... Sounds like Eager. We are always eager to know whats written in our future... so...

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augury..think it to be aug(aag i.e fire in HINDI) +u +ary(HARRY)..u got a prophecy that u will b in fire along with harry,,,

aagey aa rahi events

augury- its like AUG+gURU-remember it as ...aug is the month of tht event tht guruji pridicted(prophecy) !

AUGury - ETS has given us an AUGury about the GRE pattern changing in AUGust 2011

aao+ gori aao goriyon tumhara IPL mein as acheerleader selection karna hai indicating ipl is coming soon

AUGURY sounds like HARRY....we know in harry it ends wit prophecy saying

AUGURY = SAINT AUGUSTINE. Saints receive signs (auguries) from God.

think of it as"aagey kya hoga rey".... augury

An Ugly Gory( white female) in land of colored people ~bad omen LOL...

gury-replace u by o..so gory...gory means somthing ghostly..

Augury: Ogury: OMEN

Augury: Ogury: OMEN

Augury : Aug (August) + ur (your) + y (day); 1st day of coming August some great things will happen.

aag on an island ..... which indicates that a person is there

VIRAGO

con (with) tension

(AUGURY) IMAGINE AN AGORY (DEAD HUMAN FLESH EATER WHO LIVE BY RIVER GANGES)...THINK HIM AS A BAD OMEN...

whenever i c a gory(cute)i am always sure she is the one :|

aureole

Definition
(noun) the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
Synonyms : corona
Definition
(noun) an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for aureole

aurora+hole,aurora refers to star which is bright and hole refers to round shape,aureole refers t bright hole around a saint

AUREOLE= OUTER+HOLE so if thr is a hole outside the light comes in think of solar eclipse (Diamond ring)

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air + hole : sun corona rare hole : halo

think of LORD BUDDHA .. the bright sunlike light behind him is an AUREOLE . ie. the sun's corona

those who have aura --> there is a hole(circle)ard their head and that is known as auerole

AUREOLE...think it as OUR HOLE BEING A SOURCE OF LITE..:p

IN Chemistry AURUM element is nothing but gold.

austere

Definition
(adj) severely simple
Synonyms : severe stark stern
Example Sentence
  • a stark interior
Definition
(adj) of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
Synonyms : stern
Example Sentence
  • an austere expression
  • a stern face
Definition
(adj) practicing great self-denial
Example Sentence
  • Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it
  • a desert nomad's austere life
  • a spartan diet
  • a spartan existence
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for austere

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AUS-australia TERE-tear(sorrow). like the recent beatings of Australians in INDIA. so one should deny oneself from going there

austere sounds like severe which it means

remember austin? I mean STONE COLD steve austin. he was harsh , severe and stern

(in Hindi language) Austere = A(hindi, means NO) + Ustere = A + USTARA(Hindi, Knife) = No+Ustrara => Aaj ke jamane me one without Ustara, it means he is SEVERLY SIMPLE

auSTERe....connect it with stern

AUS-australia TERE-tear(sorrow). like the recent beatings of Australians in INDIA. so one should deny oneself from going there

Austere = I steer away (from)

Aus=out Tere=tear with strength (not water) Tearing out from your desires-self denials.

austere ( tear are so simple without any decorations and they are filled with emotion

Aunts' Tears: When his AUnts saw his rigorously self-disciplined lifestyle, they alll bursted into TEARS.

a+us+tere—USne TERE pyar ke liye sab chod diya and led a SIMPLE LIFE WITHOUT COMFORTS

a+us(usne)+tere pyaar me khana pina chod diya hai

avarice

Definition
(noun) reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins) Definition
(noun) extreme greed for material wealth
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for avarice

avarice- a + very + rich > a strong greed to be 'a very rich' person.

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a+varice..varice...sounds like hindi word waris..and now imagine a greedy member of a family who kills the patriarch for his wealth...so that he can become the family's waris.

AVA+RICE..here A is coming 2 TIMES....means a person who wants RICE 2 times has GREED.....

a+varice..varice...sounds like hindi word waris..and now imagine a family where a greedy member of family kills the patriarch to obtain his wealth...so that he can become a waris of family's wealth

A VAsmati RICE.dnt greed for a meal of VAsmati RICE.have normal rice

Focus on Rice Part and relate to it the business man who stocks rice for more profit and thus become avarice

avarice=(ava+rice)if its limited rice then everyone are greedy in sharing rice..

remember "yava" (greed)in Telugu "rice". yavarice means greed

aver

Definition
(verb) report or maintain
Synonyms : allege say
Example Sentence
  • He alleged that he was the victim of a crime
  • He said it was too late to intervene in the war
  • The registrar says that I owe the school money
Definition
(verb) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
Example Sentence
  • Before God I swear I am innocent
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for aver

A VERy confident statement!

A(affirmative) version

aver: I Svear! (I swear)

AVER : Girl Says To DAD Mujhe Yahi VAR A-Ver(PATI-HUSBAND) Chahiye... So She Asserted or Declared Her Decision.

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AVER: VER in the word comes from the word veracity which means truthfulness..so it also means to state a truth or fact..

Aver- A Verification... A(to) Ver(verify)

The woman AVERED that the guy was her VAR(husband)………. consider this situation in daily sops like kyunki ....

Aver -> Adver -> Advertise. Aver and Advertise both mean to make known or declare.

its similar to swear so you can relate it to that.........so aver means to promise or to assure or to affirm

aver == ever(everlasting) .i.e. a fact. asserting a fact!

ae + var(groom), means ur forcing sumthing ashish_kals: imagine a women calling her var ...idhar aa.....

ver means groom in hindi . so it like the bride declares him as his true husband

I'm a know-it-all, and my boyfriend has an aversion to my tendency to aver on things I don't really know.

aver : sounds like aware..so state something to make everybody aware of it.

avocation

Definition
(noun) an auxiliary activity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for avocation

AVOCATION-->in a vacation. u do very little /minor work only....hence avocation implies minor occupation

during vacations we take up part time(secondary----VOCATIONAL) jobs....

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A-V-OCATION ---> A - WORK - DONE OCCASIONALLY...

a+vocation........(means work which we feel is suitable for us ...but may not be a primary source of earning for us , because we just do it for sake of our inner happiness)

Vocation is our main job/occupation whereas avocation is asomething we do on the side

so we don't give much importance to it,so as to make a living we need to concentrate on our work,

we do not give much importance to it,as to make a living ,we need to concentrate on our work

persuing a hobby of dancing...is a secondary occupation

A(not)+VOCATION(regular/suited job/profession)

AVOCATION : THINK OF A PART TIME ADVOCATE(LAWYER)...BEING AN ADVOCATE IS MY AVOCATION

Avocation sounds like occupation, so avocation is an occupation which is secondary.

AVOCATION= NOT VOCATION(JOB). What is not a job. It should be a hobby.

avuncular

Definition
(adj) resembling a uncle in kindness or indulgence Definition
(adj) being or relating to an uncle
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for avuncular

split the word like av + UNCUL(UNCLE) + AR...SO related to an uncle or suitable to an uncle..avUNCULar..uncle.

babble

Definition
(noun) gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
Synonyms : babbling lallation
Definition
(verb) utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
Example Sentence
  • The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention
Definition
(verb) to talk foolishly
Example Sentence
  • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby
Definition
(verb) flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
Example Sentence
  • babbling brooks
Definition
(verb) divulge confidential information or secrets
Example Sentence
  • Be careful--his secretary talks
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for babble

babble = bab - ble bla bla bla ( ble) which means to chatter foolishly

babble sounds like blabber(Speak (about unimportant matters)).so bla bla bla

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imagine a babby in bathtub playing with bubbles and saying Bla Bla Blabble....

babble ~ ba bb bl; just imagine a baby saying Ba ba ba ba .. (making meaningless sounds)

BE BOL

babble = babe always do bla bla mean womens are talking continuously

Sounds like mother asking his boy baba bol(talk) then the little boy spelling the words which are confusing to understand.

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