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anathema

Definition
(noun) a detested person
Synonyms : bete noire
Example Sentence
  • he is an anathema to me
Definition
(noun) a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
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sounds like ashwathema who had SOLEMN CURSE of Lord Krishna

ASTHMA...anathema...I hate asthma because it affects respiratory system....anathema also means curse....to have ASTHAMA is a kind of ANATHEMA....

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anathema ~ anaath + ma; Being ANAATH or having no MAA is obviously a CURSE...

ANA-THEMA..against the concept...hence it is disliked and disapproved

ana - teri(your) -ma (mother) - ki .... d person is cursing ana... sorry for abusive language :)

Ana was cursed by them and other religious leaders.

Ana-the(di)-ma(mom) was a curse in relation between ana and me

Ana+theme .. Another theme which u don like other than yours.. So you curse it..

ANATHEMA -> an ANARACHIST detests government.

Someone who does not respect national ANTHEM should be cursed.

anthem praises something, anathema is just the opposite.

ANATHEMA<===> अभिशाप (pr. \\abhishap \\ )[Noun] Example:Caste system in Indian society has become an anathema.

anath means bastered everyone hates bastered thats y its slang

anoint

Definition
(verb) choose by or as if by divine intervention
Example Sentence
  • She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group
Definition
(verb) administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
Synonyms : anele embrocate inunct oil
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an+oin+t...oin souds like oil.....and in rajasthan.....in some communities during weding they put oil on bridegroom and bride head before they get ready for wedding ceremony.as they consider it sacred

1.anoint rhymes with APPOINT..appoint as saint,holy person is to make him holy or beatify 2.anoint> AN+OIL > apply an oil to consecrate someone

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an + oint ~ ointment; ointment ~ oil; some oil applied to hair.

ANOINT<===> तेलाभिषेक करना (pr. \\telabhiShek karana \\ )[Noun]

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
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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

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

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

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
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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..

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
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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.

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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."

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
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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]

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.

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

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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.

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