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Short Definition : excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
(adj) inclined to judge too severely
hypercritical of colloquial speech
the overcritical teacher can discourage originality
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hypercritical
ur in a very critical situation and u need to get operated...so doctor DEMANDS a lot of money ...
hyper(means excessive, beyond limit)+critical....so something beyond the normal...means very critical
HYPER means excess and CRITICAL is to criticize....therefore HYPERCRITICAL is to criticize excessively without taking the good qualities in to consideration.
Short Definition : induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
(noun) a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion
Short Definition : person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
(noun) a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
(adj) suffering from hypochondria
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hypochondriac
human cell contains MYTOCONDRIA, that is related to health.
body not well, will eat less corn.
Short Definition : pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
(adj) professing feelings or virtues one does not have
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hypocritical
hyper means excessive,hypo means less. critics openly tell harsh comments. hypo+critical (less openly say harsh comments)pretending.
hypocritical comes from hypocrite.
Opposite of criticize is to praise or say that person is good. hypo means opposite of critical.
so hypo critical means appearing to be good
Team Lead while hike act in front good & talk bad behind make us critical situation.
hype + critical >> making hype of critical thing... if one does not have any concern abt sm critical thng, bt to show he makes hype of it..
Short Definition : based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
(noun) a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.
consider the following, just as a hypothetical
(adj) based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
the supposed reason for his absence
suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hypothetical
HYPO: unreal, abstract. THETICAL: theoretical, implies based on assumptions
hypo+thetical - assumptions before thesis is written
Short Definition : excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
(noun) state of violent mental agitation
(noun) excessive or uncontrollable fear
(noun) neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hysteria
sounds like history...which is feared by one and all
read it as mysteria. any mystery develops excitement within us
Hysterical sounds like.."this Tree" which has all the ghosts staying on it. Now when you see it all wild emotions and fear rushes through.
pass in hystria(history ya) excessive or uncontrollable excitement