This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : massive; impressively large; built as a monument
(adj) relating or belonging to or serving as a monument
the use of the arch in monumental architecture
(adj) of outstanding significance
Einstein's monumental contributions to physics
(adj) imposing in size or bulk or solidity
massive oak doors
Moore's massive sculptures
the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture
a monumental scale
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for monumental
like a MONUMENT, monuments are BIG and IMPRESSIVE
Short Definition : fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: | state of mind or emotion
(noun) a sullen gloomy feeling
(noun) having temperamental and changeable moods
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for moodiness
sounds like mood+die...so when mood die we feel depressed or gloomy
Short Definition : legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
(noun) a legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged
(noun) suspension of an ongoing activity
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for moratorium
MORATORIUM rhymes with AUDITORIUM..so there was DELAY IN PAYMENT for building the auditorium
remember as 'Bring More Tar ' otherwise work will get suspended
moratorium= more towards premium(payments)that are delayed
MORA (my) 10 rupee note was torn (TORIUM), so i had to ask shop-keeper to take payment later.
MORAtorium sounds like AUDItorium, where there was a delay in the program.
moratorium:more auto-so if there are more autos are running in the city then will be heavy traffic and delay in the time for everyone.,.,,,.
by elango mech
moratorium = more + orator; more orator are there so your chance will come after sometime.
(mora)torium - mora means dieing, to suspend thereby
Auditorium cannot be booked because of moratorium ( ie delay of payment )
Short Definition : given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
(adj) suggesting an unhealthy mental state
morbid interest in death
(adj) suggesting the horror of death and decay
(adj) caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
a morbid growth
pathological bodily processes
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for morbid
MORBID = MORTAL (deadly) + BITE (like of an insect) --> a deadly bite is unhealthy and disease related.
more+bed = more thoughts about dying on a bed
rhymes with maarpeet=fight,war--->horror of war and death
morbid=more+bed..i.e v'l b on bed 4 more time(hosptlised) wen v r DESEASED & v DWEL ON HORBLE THNGS.
look at BID...if u are biding on a shares and loose.. u vill have bad mindset....and on contrary if an insect bites...that leads to diseases
biding a dead body
rhymes with moribund which means on verge of death, morbid means horrifying,shocking so death is also horrifying, shocking
'BID' farewell to a dead body rotting in a 'MOR'GUE.
Short Definition : biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
(noun) a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
(adj) harshly ironic or sinister
a grim joke
fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit
(adj) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mordant
more +daant = more teeth, so biting
......MOR..(MORE means jayada )+DANT?(DANNT)...in our child hood when playing with our frnds we use to STING OR BITE THEM WHENEVER WE GOT ANGRY ON THEM BECOZ OF THAT hame kabhi (more)daant bhi milti thi mummy papa se...
Mortal + Ant
you start "more denting" i.e mordant your car before you give it a new paint.
mar(death) + dant(teeth) ---> deadly dent bite
Short Definition : conventions; moral standards; moral customs
(noun) (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mores
MORE + S = moral standards
Consider the BCCI Selection committee and Kiran MORE is one of the selectors, MORE should select players on the conventions and standards of BCCI..so MORE'S (MORES) selection!
using more pankh are customs at some places
morse code is used in telegrams which ars symbols nothing but coventions
mores rhymes with chores..so customs