This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : brief statement used to express a principle
(noun) a favorite saying of a sect or political group
Short Definition : charlatan; boastful pretender
(noun) a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mountebank
mountebank can be broken as mouth+bank=person whose mouth is a bank of words....who is extremely boastful and pretentious...
"I have a bank built over on a mountain"
"what a mountebank"
when u read bank.. think of a bank robbery.. n to carry out a robbery need to disguise as a quack (charlatan)
person who BOASTS that he has been to MOUNTains and BANKs of many rivers etc.
person who says he owns a bank on a distant mountain is obviously montebanking
U.S. BANKS swindled and deceived the world into buying worthless, mortgage-backed securities. Then they went to Capitol HILL (like MOUNTain) to get a $700 Billion bailout.
votebank politics means complete deception, as we see these days.. mountebank is similar
MOUNTEBANK-MOUNT+BANK PERSONS WHO DECEIVES SAYING THAT MOUNTAIN(MOUNT) IS FULL OF MONEY(BANK)
Mountebank was a quack doctor who used to mount a Bank (Bench in past) and sell his magical medicines.
Short Definition : confuse; mix up confusedly; N: state of confusion
(noun) a confused multitude of things
(noun) informal terms for a difficult situation
he got into a terrible fix
he made a muddle of his marriage
(verb) make into a puddle
(verb) mix up or confuse
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for muddle
sounds like addle, puddle, fuddle which means be confused or make confused.
It is very difficult to walk through MUD- Muddle like walking through mud
Short Definition : (of weather) warm and damp
(adj) hot or warm and humid
the steamy tropics
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for muggy
like MAGGY noodles which are WARM and DAMP when prepared.
maggipovaDam in Telugu means "burn/scorch"
muggy=muddy..i.e damp;close & sticky.
When u drink sth like coffee, tea, etc. from a MUG, it is usually warm and damp
Short Definition : defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
(noun) money extracted as a penalty
(verb) deprive of by deceit
He swindled me out of my inheritance
She defrauded the customers who trusted her
the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change
(verb) impose a fine on
he was fined for littering
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mulct
abe HULCT kisi aur ko ch*tiya banana :)
to mulct someone...semiliar to mug someone
mal+ act >>> -ve act...
MU (mujhe)L (License ka)C (Chalaan)T (Thok Diya)
by Gaurav Kapila
A mulct will be imposed for littering on the mulch.
"first I was mulct(ed), then i was mocked."
Got mulct? The bank?
mulct : maal-lekar-cut kar ( take the maal and cut their money )
mulct - MULC(society)ka Traitor
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Malkit Singh mulct people of our mulk.
Short Definition : varied; greatly diversified; Ex. multifarious activities
(adj) having many aspects
a many-sided subject
a multifaceted undertaking
the multifarious noise of a great city
a miscellaneous crowd
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for multifarious
MULTIFARIOUS=MULTI+FARIOUS,farious rhymes with various...so both multi and various means de same...VARIED and GREATLY DIVERSIFIED
MULTI(many) + FAR + US = when MANY people come from FAR away to the US, the population gets GREATLY DIVERSIFIED
multi+farious(rhymes with facious) means having multi faces so variety
in a fun FAIR variety of people come