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antediluvian

Definition
(noun) any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge Definition
(noun) a very old person
Synonyms : ancient
Definition
(adj) of or relating to the period before the biblical flood
Synonyms : antediluvial
Example Sentence
  • antediluvian man
Definition
(adj) so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
Synonyms : antiquated archaic
Example Sentence
  • a ramshackle antediluvian tenement
  • antediluvian ideas
  • archaic laws
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for antediluvian

Antediluvian = Aunty+de+luv..; Usually, Loving and Caring Aunties are OLD... very Old.. and hence the meaning..

ANTE== BEFORE DILUVIAN== DILUGE (FLOOD {BIBLICAL})means === extremely old fashioned

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AUNTY+DIE+LAVIAN(apply)...hair die lagane wali aunty to obviously old hogi....

antediluvian ~ anti (against) + luv (love); If you are against love, you are probably a person with antediluvian thoughts.

antediluvian=rhymes as: antique+to+everyone

concentrate on diluvian.it resembles alluvium,takes years to form alluvium deposits.hence ANCIENT and ANTIQUATED

Anti + di(2) + love = old ppl are against 2 loves.

ANTE-DIL-UVIAN: ante- against;dil-love;u-you; if ur against love, your propably oldfashioned or antique

diluvian sounds like dravidian - ancient

antipathy

Definition
(noun) a feeling of intense dislike
Synonyms : aversion distaste
Definition
(noun) the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided
Example Sentence
  • cats were his greatest antipathy
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CAN REMEMBER IT AS OPPOSITE OF sympathy. RHYMING n OPPOSITE WORDS - antipathy n sympathy

antipathy-- anti + path.. not on the same path due to a feeling of intense dislike.

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if u can remember this like anti-pathy(desi),then a person who is anti to her pathy,is an opposition in the house as she dislikes him..hehehe...

remember antipathy as anti party. in politics the people of anti-party are quite opposite in feeling

anti has aunty and pathy has husband...went aunty miz with husband der will b strong dislike ;)

anti to her pathi ( means husband in telugu and hindi )

word root approach : anti- "against" + root of pathos "feeling"

antipathy ~ anti + path; You always go against (anti) the path shown by your boss as you dislike him a lot.

ANTIPATHY<===> वैरभाव (pr. \\vairabhav \\ )[Noun] Example:She made no attempt to hide her feelings of antipathy towards him.

apathy

Definition
(noun) an absence of emotion or enthusiasm Definition
(noun) the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for apathy

consider pathy==sympathy, there are two words. 1. antipathy = dislike 2. apathy = disinterested Since "anti" is stronger than "a".. disliking is 1 step above disinterested..

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apathy sounds like chapathy means roti in hindi.so say i dont like chapathi i like breads only.

a (negative) + pathy : root "pathy" means feeling as in sympathy; so apathy means having no feeling for others or lacking interest in something.

choosing "A"Path or "B" Path doesnot make anydifference(indifferent)

Anti-symPATHY

pathy+patni: panti(wife) is trying to attract pathy(husband). But he does not show any interest.

APATHY<===> उदासीनता (pr. \\udasinata \\ )[Noun] Example:There is certain apathy about the economic condition among the public.

relate it to Apathetic-meaning indifferent

aphorism

Definition
(noun) a short pithy instructive saying
Synonyms : apophthegm apothegm
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for aphorism

aphorism---> a + phrase..

hey this is a good one aphostropy(sorry spelling might be wrong) is very small symbol but has a lot of meaning just like aphorism

APHORISM<===> कहावत (pr. \\kahavat \\ )[Noun] Example:Aphorisms contain general truth.

a + phor (for); Kids are generally taugt like "A for apple".. and there is a famous aphorism "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

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a+phase Remember Navjot Singh sidhu for his proverbs which he would give in the cricket commentary

ape hor(whore) ism is a whores theory, a short saying by a whore... ap(ape) hor(whore) ism....

APHORISM can be split into "A(one)"+"SOPHOR/SOPHOS(wise)"+"ism"->which means a Wise Saying or Phrase

apiarist

Definition
(noun) a farmer who keeps bees for their honey
Synonyms : apiculturist beekeeper
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for apiarist

apiarist- A-BEE-RIST

here p sounds like B- bee.. rist sounds like risk. Handling bees is a risk so a a-pia-rist

A pianist, who puts bees (notes) in order by playing them as a tune. Think beeee sound like miii or tiiii. Do re mi fa sol la ti do. Notes are flying through his mind, but he can bring them out as a tune.

Flip p into b, a-bie-a-wrist, Wrists control hands, which control the bees.

APIARIST ===> a farmer who keeps bees for their honey[NOUN]

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remember Little John in Robin Hood, he was an apiarist priest

aplomb

Definition
(noun) great coolness and composure under strain
Example Sentence
  • keep your cool
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for aplomb

Take it as a-bomb, so a bomb defusing team must have following characteristics: assurance, balance, confidence, coolness, equanimity, nerve, nonchalance, poise, surety, tact... Nd these are the synonyms of aplomb!!!

aplomb ~ a + pl (people) + OM; people normally chant 'OM' when they do meditation to keep themselves cool under strain.

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Aplomb bomb - "da bomb" (slang for 'the coolest' or 'the best')

The PLUM tomato had a reason to be so APLOMB. It was rich and juicy with flavor.

APLOMB<===> आत्मविश्वास (pr. \\Atmavishvas \\ )[Noun]

apl-apply...omb sounds like bomb...so a trait in one who can apply in situations of bomb i.e.difficult

aplomb = apl (aplication) + om + b; The application of om is always feel great coolness & composure.

aplomb, aap + bomb can you put a bomb, do you have the self confidence you can do it. asked bin laden to a jihadi.

apocryphal

Definition
(adj) being of questionable authenticity Definition
(adj) of or belonging to the Apocrypha
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for apocryphal

Apocryphal Hypocritical (of false appearance of virtue)

Derived from root "crypt" which means "secret". So, Apocryphal means "of doubtful authenticity"

Assume a girl's cry. Cry is a part of the word Apo'cry'phal. Girl's crying is false and made up. So, Apocryphal means made up or questionable.

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apo+cry+phal:ur crying so mom question's u..questionable...u say fall which is untrue

apocryphal = apo + cry + phal; so you cry realizing that your new jewellery is spurious!

APO CRY FAIL- you cry because,you fail; but that is untrue because i am sure you passed; therefore its of questionable authority...

APKO itna jyada CRY karne ka PHAL kuch nahi milne wala cozi know what ever u said is all UNTRUE,FALSE,MADE UP stories etc...

a(negative) +cryptic(secret)+phal(sounds like false) =>so it is widely known(not secret) but false

He claims to have A POCKET FULL of money, but we all know better.

Phil, the little known 13th APOstel, CRYed because his writings were deemed by the church to be PHull--of-it. The scriptures of John, Paul, George and Ringo were published but those of Phil were hidden away.

Think of the books not accepted into the Bible. They were not found in the APOSTLES' CRYPT.

APOCRYPHAL<===> मणगढ़ंत (pr. \\maNagaDhanat \\ )[Noun]

concentrate on CRY+PHAL.when ur mother asks u did u eat the PHAL(fruit)which were not ours.u CRY[u hide ur mistake ie untrue].

In the Fiction(not real/true) film if one ate that PHAL(fruit) he/she would CRY for the whole day.

apolo+cry:-remember the greek god appolo,in the situation of disaster greek pepole says that appolo is crying.but it is not true thats why we can say apolcryphal means wide spread thing but untrue

Assume writer wrote in article a girl APO CRY for PHAL(fruit) which is not seem true.. Doubtful orginity, a questionable authorship or authenticity.

apostate

Definition
(noun) a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc. Definition
(adj) not faithful to religion or party or cause
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for apostate

apostate can be thought of as 'opposite state'.. That is changing to the opposite state, and not loyal to his current state..

Apostles do not apostate

apostate ~ apo + state; Prefix 'apo' means away; so away from state : One who's away from his state or religion. (Abandonment of religious values)

a-po-state:: a means no,generally as we kno. po- take this meaning in tamil,that means "go". state- this is a normal state,state in a country. so, no going to state..no going to his state,or one who abandons his state..(im sorry,if it is silly)

Judas the apostle became an apostate when he renounced Jesus.

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apo(ape)+state. connect it with d life of ape,who wer not intrested in any religion..they were the hunters who kill thr animals n friends for food..

BJP's Apostate to hindutva after the elections

APOlogy to the STATE, bhai maaf kar do, bahut ho gaya.. and turns his back to previously held faith and beliefs.

APOSTATE<===> धर्म रहित (pr. \\dharm rahit \\ )[Noun] Example:He is an apostate.

apo state ippo no state. he changed his mind.

when someone is apostate, he is in an ape state (in a state like apes)

apotheosis

Definition
(noun) model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal Definition
(noun) the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
Synonyms : deification exaltation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for apotheosis

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theo- theological, somthing related to god. theology elevates oneself to god hood.

Theos means god(you can remember it by THE O.S means the operating sytem that control's our live's must be god)AAP+THEOSis....aperson saying to another that aap toh god ho.....apotheosis.....

apo = up(raise) + theo(god)+ sis = is. So "god is up in apotheosis belief".

remember ur "apo" ie ur appointment/date wid ur gf/bf...rest will take care of itself :-P..afterall Krishna's apo wid Radha is like a religious "theory"

apo+theosis—a a phd THEOSIS is a PERFECT EXAMPLE AND MODEL OF EXCELLENCE

apotheosis = apo(a person) theo(god) size(raise)~ means "to raise to the level of the god"

apo = a position + theo(god)+ (sys)size = to raise someone to the position of God size.

APOTHEOSIS<===> आदर्श (pr. \\Adarsh \\ )[Noun]

appall

Definition
(verb) strike with disgust or revulsion
Example Sentence
  • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
Definition
(verb) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
Synonyms : alarm appal dismay horrify
Example Sentence
  • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
  • The news of the executions horrified us
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for appall

appall (aap + pale ho gaye) - in dismay

a+pal(in marathi it means lizard)...when u see lizard u r shocked

appall ~ app + all; all applications. I was appalled (shocked) when my teacher told me to learn all applications of a software.

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~appalam means papad in telugu and tamil.This is only word relating to papad here,i m deeply shocked about it.

App(sounds like Apes)+All. think of a situation where there is a sudden attach of all the Apes, u will be in deep shock.

appall sounds like : 'up all'..say when someone says stand "up all" ...you are "shocked" at their arrogance

appall = take it as apollo, when hear somebody went to apollo hospital u will get shock, because something went wrong

A FALL- when u fall, you probably get a shock that you have fallen

Appall- application all. "If your boss tells you to learn all applications, it will be a shock for you."

APPALL<===> नाराज़ होना (pr. \\naraja hona \\ )[Noun]

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