This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : behead
(verb) cut the head of
the French King was beheaded during the Revolution
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decapitate
capitate(capital)->say head of country->so decapitate means dehead or behead
de = down, cap = head => "decapitate" then means "cut that head down"
de+cap+tata; when do you say “tata” to cap, sorry but you don’t have a “head” you are “beheaded”
by Swapneel Patil
also it rhymes with decapacitate... which means to kill
DE CAP IT ATE had a BE(e's)HEAD in it(sry if it is too silly and wierd).
decapitate : lets make it like a vampire ne [the]de cap [rakhane ki jaga head] ,and it [cap][kha liya]ate
decapitate(the +cap+ate) the cap is ate with head by rhino ,so man is behead
decapitate-> take the head with the cap
Short Definition : slow down
(verb) lose velocity; move more slowly
(verb) reduce the speed of
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decelerate
down the accelerate
de(without,not ) + celerate(accelerate..means speed)..so your girlfriend asking you to slow down the speed of your bike.
opp of accelerate
Short Definition : falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
(adj) (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
(adj) (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deciduous
decide US; Decide at what time you want to be in the US; Spring or Fall semester.
if u can emember the decidious forest. here the leaves fall with respect to season,so there is a seasonal variation and there is new leaves every season.
sounds like DISEASE +DUS(having ten disease) life of a person having ten disease is transitory....
DESCEND-uous. At the end of the growing season, the leaves descend from the trees.
All desi trees of delhi are deciduous.
desi(deci)+do(du)+ous leaves will fall down
Short Definition : kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
(verb) kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
(verb) kill in large numbers
the plague wiped out an entire population
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decimate
deci [means 10]mate[in ,chess mate means killing a king]so it sound like killing a king in every 10 people,so to kill a king u have to kill 10 persons.so ie make killing at huge amount.
decimate->deci+ mate AIDS guy will be kill in large numbers
Deshi + mate(friends) : Rajakars were deshi mate of Pakistani force in Bangladesh. Rajakars killed a lot of men of Bangladesh.
Short Definition : decode; CF. indecipherable
(verb) convert code into ordinary language
(verb) read with difficulty
Can you decipher this letter?
The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decipher
CIPHER means CODE
so DeCipher means DeCode
deci- this resembles decimals. if u can assume, codes in the films are in decimals. and decoded using the same.
in digital we conver ASCII numbers to decimal which are in binary form.so its conversion or decode
while transferring over internet we can cipher/Decipher text
Decipher= De(detect)+ Ciher( a code)..means to detect or decode a code.
de+cyber-> DECODING internet code
Short Definition : downward slope
(noun) a downward slope or bend
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for declivity
acclivity: upslope of a hill.. so, declivity is the downslope of a hill..
decli(DECLINE..means lowering)+CLIV(MEANS intending towards something)...so having a tendency towards lower side of something.
DE CLIFF is definitely a decline
decline+ity ->downward slope