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paroxysm

Short Definition : fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst

Definition
(noun) a sudden uncontrollable attack
Synonyms : convulsion , fit
Example Sentence
  • 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
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by cp.jethani

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..
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by muffisoni

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
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by j_h

Focus on paROXysm. Imagine you're at a ROCK concert and you have a sudden uncontrollable urge to dance crazily and yell, "THIS ROCKS".
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by dshefman

when PARO left devdas.. devas had a fit of rage & pain at the same time.
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by rishib1988

paroxysm = par (all) + oxysm ( oxygen)= if u take all oxygen patient have sudden attack of pain
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by rajpt_007

Imagine a PAIR OF OX yoked together that hate each other and are in a rage.
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by Jackery

Sounds like paralysis..
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by ArDoR

parquet

Short Definition : floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece

Definition
(noun) a floor made of parquetry
Synonyms : parquet floor

Definition
(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.
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by spidy123

carpet is cloth flooring.. n parquet is wood flooring..
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by Jaighanesh

the spelling is the hardest part imagine playing croquet on a parquet floor
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by Pneumonoultra

P(patterned)+carpet
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by Thisisnotme

parquet soud like "ped (trree wood) carpet" means wood flooring
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by rockistani

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
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by machpatel

parry

Short Definition : ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N.

Definition
(noun) (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword
Definition
(noun) a return punch (especially by a boxer)
Synonyms : counter , counterpunch

Definition
(verb) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
Synonyms : block , deflect
Example Sentence
  • block an attack

Definition
(verb) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
Synonyms : circumvent , dodge , duck , elude , evade , fudge , hedge , put off , sidestep , skirt
Example Sentence
  • 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..
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by cp.jethani

pari- imagine a pari(angel) warding off difficulties .
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by amit251285

When somebody harries you , you need to parry the coming blows and you cant be tarry about that!
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by syringati

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by Pneumonoultra

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by Pneumonoultra

to manage cleverly to avoid dealing with a difficult question or some criticism (pari )
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by arshnagpal

parry- sparring ^.^
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by lollipop

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.
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by gdabli

1. टाल-मटोल (f) 2. बचाव (m) 3. वार बचाना
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by krishnakant

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.
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by NarenSuri

A fielder can carry/parry the ball.
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by garrulous

Good luck if you can deflect a blow from the Refrigerator Parry
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by Pneumonoultra

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by Pneumonoultra

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by Pneumonoultra

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by Pneumonoultra

Parry means I have shown that I can do it by hitting the my enemy.
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by shaktipada

khaalla maar PARat kaRY (read in marathi)
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by rkhapare

parsimony

Short Definition : stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious

Definition
(noun) extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
Definition
(noun) extreme stinginess
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parsimony

parsi-purse,,,mony-money....one who will not take money from his purse - a greedy person.....
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by gre_guru

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 .
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by preetisoni2411

parsimoney means "purse mein money".... miser always have money in purse which he does not take out.
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by empyrean

sparse + money = one who takes money rarely.
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by garrulous

parsimony: partial money - spends money very partially or scarcely
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by shalnew

Parsi =Purse Seal,mony=money,so a purse with money but sealed,why bcuz unwilling to spend money
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by laaptu

PASS SOME MONEY
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by Jackery

parsimony:parse+money: parsing the money again and again means counting/looking/thinking again and again would be usually a stingy guy.
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by NarenSuri

parsi oldman having money
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by rockistani

a cynic person acts like a sink , he just want to see dirty things
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by saeed

imagin sm1 whose purse has been stealed,so he will take very good care in spending the small money he had
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by ckhan1987

partial

Short Definition : incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something

Definition
(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
Synonyms : partial derivative

Definition
(noun) a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
Synonyms : overtone , partial tone

Definition
(adj) being or affecting only a part; not total
Example Sentence
  • a partial description of the suspect
  • partial collapse
  • a partial eclipse
  • a partial monopoly
  • partial immunity

Definition
(adj) showing favoritism
Definition
(adj) (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for
Synonyms : fond
Example Sentence
  • fond of chocolate
  • partial to horror movies

partiality

Short Definition : state of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference

Definition
(noun) a predisposition to like something
Synonyms : fancy , fondness
Example Sentence
  • he had a fondness for whiskey

Definition
(noun) an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
Synonyms : partisanship

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