Category Archives: Mnemonic
Relate the word HAPLESS to the word HELPLESS. One who is helpless often thinks that he is UNLUCKY…
MEANING : Luckless; unfortunate.
SYNONYMS : unlucky, unfortunate, unhappy, miserable, wretched, ill-fated, cursed, jinxed
USAGE : The hapless victim struggled helplessly
Relate this word to the word bottom or BASE. Bringing somebody down to the base level or depriving one of self-esteem that is humiliating.
MEANING : To lower in rank, prestige, or esteem.
SYNONYMS : disgrace, put-down, belittlement, humiliation, shaming, dishonor, degradation
- Her abasement of a man she claims to love
- Judy found herself in abasement because she did not do as she had promised.
The tear gland in our eyes is also known as Lachrymal gland, which produces tears...this is when we feel sorrowful or sad.
USAGE : the tears of lachrymose mourners
A person who finds it difficult to be confident is Diffident! In the following picture, the person on the extreme left seems to be Diffident, that means he is hesitant or tentative in manner; reserved in comparison to the others.
reserved, reluctant, modest, unsure, timid, self-conscious, meek, hesitant, bashful, withdrawn
- She was diffident and reserved in meetings.
The word GARRULOUS can be related to the word GIRLS
It is generally said that girls are very talkative !
Therefore, we can say that they are garrulous.
Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk; tiresomely talkative.
talkative, gossiping, babbling, chatty, gabby, mouthy, gushing, prattling, verbose, voluble
a garrulous speech
a garrulous old woman
1707, from M.L. ossous, from L. osseus ”bony,” from os (gen. ossis) “bone
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vain resembles pain. A person who is full of self-admiration(vain) is a pain in the ass. vain==pain.
Meaning : full of self-admiration; conceited; without result; unsuccessful; N. vanity
egoistic, haughty, inflated, narcissistic, ostentatious, overweening, proud, swaggering, vainglorious