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(adj) (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
Example Sentence
  • her eyes with their misted askance look
  • sidelong glances
(adv) with suspicion or disapproval
Example Sentence
  • he looked askance at the offer
(adv) with a side or oblique glance
Example Sentence
  • did not quite turn all the way back but looked askance at me with her dark eyes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for askance

askance.. reminds u of the word GLANCE..so when u want to glance at someone , u look SIDEWAYS or give a INDIRECT LOOK..

When you want to take a girl out for a date and are very hesitant to ask her about it, then you make up your mind and ASK her with a glANCE..i.e not looking directly into her eyes...hence ASKANCE is looking sideways or indirectly.

ASKew + glANCE


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ask+an(ANN)+ce(SE) ...if something happens..and u suspect ann....but since you are angry on her ,you dont want to talk and look at her ,so u take your friend help .you say him"ask ann se bhai" kahi usne to nahi kiya ye sab.

u r viewing her with suspicion

so here u are indirectly...looking at her or in other u are viewing

when u dont know an answer in exam u look here n der to ask someone...ASKance


(noun) something hard to endure
Example Sentence
  • the asperity of northern winters
(noun) harshness of manner
Synonyms : sharpness
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for asperity

Asperity can be thought of as A spear with severity. i.e Sharpness

asperity = austerity; meanings are also same.

As+per+IT(software industry)is well known for their harshness in layoff

aspiri + ty : aspiriN; ASPIRIN - IS given when there is SEVERE pAIN OR headache;

as+per+it+y.. as per it is.. anyway it maybe, you have to endure it, even if it's too harsh

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ASPIRIN....aspirin is a drug taken to get rid of headache....hence when life brings ASPERITY(headache) in your life you take ASPIRIN....

think about aspartic acid, PH is 4.0 midrange so is harsh,irritable

asPERIty- chk the word PERI,peri,take it as perinial.perinial ,means highest point,thats the tip.how is a tip? Ans-its sharp.

Have aspri(N) + with ty(TEA) after a rough day at work/school!

asperity= (as) as (per) per (ity) duty, it can be read as AS PER DUTY,so anyone who is in duty is naturally goes by the rules,harsh,severe.

picture a woman beating someone over the head with ASPARAGUS.

Remember in Dumb and Dumber the ASPERITY of the ride to ASPEN on the scooter when Lloyd peed on Harry and they had icecicles in their noses.

ASPerity has asp(venomous snake) in it. So features of asp i.e sharpness, roughness. If it bites we will have 'SEVERE' consequences

As + per + ty(the) rules. It is a phrase which is generally said in a harsh or critical tone.

Harshly said -> "As per tea you are not invited".

acid se relate karo


(noun) a disparaging remark
Synonyms : slur
Example Sentence
  • in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion
  • it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility
(noun) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name Definition
(noun) the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
Synonyms : sprinkling
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for aspersion

Sounds like ass-person, if you defame someone you make them look like an ass. <br><br> Another way to the say the same thing: <br> Make a person look like an ass by defaming them.

As + persion ~ Ass + person; calling someone As(s)pers[i]on means passing slanderous remark

If you want to slander a person you say ASS to a PERSON


(adj) marked by care and persistent effort
Synonyms : sedulous
Example Sentence
  • her assiduous attempts to learn French
  • assiduous research
  • sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for assiduous

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assiduous+ass+in+the+dust.a donkey working hard in the dust.meaning hard working or industrious or diligent

if u get "assi" i.e 80%, u sure r a hardworkin nd ASSIduous :P

as+Siduo+us: If you know the meaning of Sedulous, which means diligentm, hardworking. One can find the same word in Assiduous too. AS+SEDUOL+OUS. ASS is also a trigger, Hardworking as an ASS or a donkey

Ass is donkey and donkey is hardworking.

if u get "assi" i.e 80% u Sure r hardworkin and ASSIduous

assiduous= "as i am doing" persistant effort to master Vocab

diligent assitant

You hope your ASSIstant will work as ASSIDUOUSLY as an ASS.

when u handle Acid then u show constant and careful attention

ass dual: like working your ass off,hardworking ,diligent,sedulous

I will add to logic87, that acid means vigorous, so doing work vigorously ....

assi + duous >> assi (in hindi 80), u do work with 80% efficiency.. means u r hardworking

ass+i+do i work like an ass i.e. i am hard working

dont know why does everyone use the word ASS for alll words,,as there are many words starting from that it leads to confusion..wake up guys

sounds like ACID..acid must be handled with care and effort!

spell it as assi dus so assi (80) + dus(10) - 90.. to get 90 % u hav to work hard!!


(verb) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
Example Sentence
  • She managed to mollify the angry customer
(verb) satisfy (thirst)
Synonyms : allay quench slake
Example Sentence
  • The cold water quenched his thirst
(verb) provide physical relief, as from pain
Example Sentence
  • This pill will relieve your headaches
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for assuage

ass-usage in the toilet gives huge relief

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ass means donkey... donkey's usage give huge relief from carrying loads

a+sewage provides the relief ;) hope u get it

assuage .....sounds like AT YOUR AGE. imagine a nurse is ASSUAGING a 70 year old PATIENT and saying "AT YOUR AGE you should take some rest"

"as u (you) age ~ grow old" your excitement temper etc come down

assuage>as+u+age.. The PAIN of your son's death will REDUCE in future as you age(become older)

hey angel.. think of assuage as ass+usage (while we do potty). we do feel relieved and satisfied right.

when somebody gives massage we feel relief and satisfied..keep it simple silly:)

As Sewage- released waste is no waste in your house. Yey! What a relief.

assuage: asoooage :: soothing

It sounds similar like Sausage ...So when you eat sausage u feel relief.

it must be assured that aging people get assuage

ass + usage >>> ass usage is to sit on it... it provides relief from pain by providing cushion to our body..


We tend to feel "less pain" in our "ass" as we "age". <b>assuage = to lessen the pain</b>


(adj) marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
Synonyms : sharp shrewd
Example Sentence
  • a smart businessman
  • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
  • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for astute

A(MEANS NOT)+STU(STUPID)..well think of someone who is NOT STUPID,MEANS he is very WISE ,AND INTELLIGENT.

Sounds like statue. some politicians are wise and shrewd to built their own statues. they clearly see the advantage.

It an also b remembered by ACUTE, that has the same meaning, sharp,shrewd.

US+TUTE(teach)...when you ask someone to teach you, that person must be ASTUTE i.e having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage...

astute=ASs+CHUT someone who uses both efficiently is an astute

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a + statue.. Mayawati installing so many of her statues.. she is really a wise and astute politician..

Astute read it as "A salute i.e. to get a salute for your efforts, you need to be shrewd, wise & sharp.

a stute ~ a status; to reach high status you has to be sharp and shrewd.

sounds like PROSTITUTE! they will b sharp enough ! ...to attract customers ;)


(adj) widely separated especially in space
Example Sentence
  • as wide asunder as pole from pole
(adv) into parts or pieces
Synonyms : apart
Example Sentence
  • he took his father's watch apart
  • split apart
  • torn asunder
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for asunder

When u sit on something, as it is UNDER ur ASS it breaks apart due to pressure (ASUNDER> ASS+UNDER)

Entry of a + sunder(beautiful) girl can break boys hearts.

UNDER your ASs ur body is DIVIDED into 2 parts into legs

Asunder reminds me the word Thunder. The result of thunder is everything breaks apart into many parts. In the same way Asunder means into parts, apart

if u remember this statement, famous one, "Under and apart "...im sure u can remember it...

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itne SUNDAR watch ko tod diya

a = thunder sunder sound like thunder so it seperates int

remember the word thunder....(loud sound of a thunder broke my ear apart),,,


(verb) make amends for
Synonyms : aby abye expiate
Example Sentence
  • expiate one's sins
(verb) turn away from sin or do penitence
Synonyms : repent
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for atone

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at+own(one) - he realised his mistake 'at' his 'own' and wanted to make amends for it..

remember in the movie "king" brahmanandam scolds trisha AH TONE enti,later he AMENDS his words after nagarjuna beats him up! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! don't give mnemonics using stupid tamil (or what so ever those may be ) movies !!

atone ~ at stone; imagine someone throws a stone on (at)someone else and then realizes his mistake. So, he atones.

When u use harsh words for ur girl ,later u REPENT for that before her with A TONE that sounds pleasing

A TONE- u gotta make amends in ur eating habits to tone up ur body..if u are fat

He ATTAINED moxa by leaving his sins

AT-ON(c)E, your boyfriend is ready to "pay for" you. Also, AT-ON(c)E, u realize your mistakes & "make amendments for" it.

at+one(once) he realized his mistake n wanted to ammend for the same

One puts all the blames AT ONE


(verb) weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
Synonyms : rarefy
(verb) become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude Definition
(adj) reduced in strength
Example Sentence
  • the faded tones of an old recording
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for attenuate

If tenu(=you) eat(ate) less you will attenuate

AT+TEN+YOU+ATE(gutkha,drugs)....if at the age of ten you start eating gutkha,drugs, you will become weaker day by day and will waste your life....

attenuate...A+tenu(TEND)+ate(past form of eat,eaten(P.P))..well if bacteria TEND TO EAT (degrade)your body,that is A indication of your weak IMMUNE SYSTEM.

attenuate ~ at ten + you + ate; if you will eat only at 10 PM (once in a day), you will attenuate.

attenuate=attention+u+(h)ate ==>> if nobody give attention to you and every body hates you, you'll be weakened


(adj) invulnerable to fear or intimidation
Example Sentence
  • audacious explorers
  • fearless reporters and photographers
  • intrepid pioneers
(adj) unrestrained by convention or propriety
Example Sentence
  • an audacious trick to pull
  • a barefaced hypocrite
  • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim
  • bald-faced lies
  • brazen arrogance
  • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress
(adj) disposed to venture or take risks
Example Sentence
  • audacious visions of the total conquest of space
  • an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas
  • the most daring of contemporary fiction writers
  • a venturesome investor
  • a venturous spirit
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for audacious

audacious..auda(AUDIBLE)....IF YOU WANT to be audible to millions of people you have to be very daring and bold ,to go to the stage and deliver your message.

it sounds like "how dare she is(audacious)"i.e au(how)da(dare)c(she)ious(is)..so it is daring

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when you go for some audition you need to be bold and daring.

When someone 'has the audacity' to do something, they have the nerve aka courage

There is audition going on for India Idol 4 in Delhi, versatile judges will select you so you shud have enough courage to face them at audition (audacious)

he heard (aud - from audio) that it would be viscous so he came quickly

MEN are always ACUrrate. Right?

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