This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
(noun) a sudden uncontrollable attack
a paroxysm of giggling
a fit of coughing
convulsions of laughter
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paroxysm
paroxysm sounds like "proxy" when we give proxy in class, we laugh a lot after class if it is successful. But professor may go in a rage if he gets to know about proxy and he may hit and give fit of pain or attack
para+OXY+ism .. it is said that excess of oxygen gives people the high that alcohol gives.. and such people can be considered to be in a rage or have a sudden outburst of anger..
Par-OX-ysm : focus on OX, the husband of cow ;) OX, is an attacking animal. Better yet imagine a pair of uncontrollable oxen attacking and the attack IS...UM..very sudden
Focus on paROXysm. Imagine you're at a ROCK concert and you have a sudden uncontrollable urge to dance crazily and yell, "THIS ROCKS".
when PARO left devdas.. devas had a fit of rage & pain at the same time.
paroxysm = par (all) + oxysm ( oxygen)= if u take all oxygen patient have sudden attack of pain
Imagine a PAIR OF OX yoked together that hate each other and are in a rage.
Sounds like paralysis..
Short Definition : floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
(noun) a floor made of parquetry
(noun) seating on the main floor between the orchestra and the parquet circle
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parquet
sounds like carpet. which is made of different design.
carpet is cloth flooring.. n parquet is wood flooring..
the spelling is the hardest part imagine playing croquet on a parquet floor
parquet soud like "ped (trree wood) carpet" means wood flooring
PAR(feet) + Quetly rakha awaj aye ga kyon k wood ka floor hai na
keep ur feet quitely coz it's made of wood and will produce noise
Short Definition : ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N.
(noun) (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword
(noun) a return punch (especially by a boxer)
(verb) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
(verb) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
He dodged the issue
she skirted the problem
They tend to evade their responsibilities
he evaded the questions skillfully
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parry
sounds like "Harry" Potter who wards off the curse from Voldemort..
pari- imagine a pari(angel) warding off difficulties .
When somebody harries you , you need to parry the coming blows and you cant be tarry about that!
to manage cleverly to avoid dealing with a difficult question or some criticism (pari )
parry- sparring ^.^
parry.in hindi sounds like paro(legs),so in fight using ur legs u can defend ur self also u can deflect ur opponent.which is second meaning of the word.
1. टाल-मटोल (f)
2. बचाव (m)
3. वार बचाना
parry(pairry~pairy): these days if the male of a pair punches the female, she inturn punching the guy. like boxers a reverse blow/punch to the first blow given.
A fielder can carry/parry the ball.
Good luck if you can deflect a blow from the Refrigerator Parry
Parry means I have shown that I can do it by hitting the my enemy.
khaalla maar PARat kaRY (read in marathi)
Short Definition : stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
(noun) extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
(noun) extreme stinginess
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parsimony
parsi-purse,,,mony-money....one who will not take money from his purse -
a greedy person.....
this mnemonic requires understanding of hindi..parsi(parsii..a kind of community) mony sound like "money" now imagine a parsii man who has got lot of money but still he is frugal..he doesnt want to spend...so he is parsimonious .
parsimoney means "purse mein money".... miser always have money in purse which he does not take out.
sparse + money = one who takes money rarely.
parsimony: partial money - spends money very partially or scarcely
Parsi =Purse Seal,mony=money,so a purse with money but sealed,why bcuz unwilling to spend money
PASS SOME MONEY
parsimony:parse+money: parsing the money again and again means counting/looking/thinking again and again would be usually a stingy guy.
parsi oldman having money
a cynic person acts like a sink , he just want to see dirty things
imagin sm1 whose purse has been stealed,so he will take very good care in spending the small money he had
Short Definition : incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
(noun) the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
(noun) a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
(adj) being or affecting only a part; not total
a partial description of the suspect
a partial eclipse
a partial monopoly
(adj) showing favoritism
(adj) (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for
fond of chocolate
partial to horror movies
Short Definition : state of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference
(noun) a predisposition to like something
he had a fondness for whiskey
(noun) an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives