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provincial

Short Definition : pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated

Definition
(noun) (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
Example Sentence
  • the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials

Definition
(noun) a country person
Synonyms : bucolic , peasant

Definition
(adj) of or associated with a province
Example Sentence
  • provincial government

Definition
(adj) characteristic of the provinces or their people
Example Sentence
  • deeply provincial and conformist
  • in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial
  • narrow provincial attitudes

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for provincial

provincial sounds like "PROVINCE"....imagine person belonging to rural province then he dont have much exposure to outer world...so he is unsophisticated and limited in outlook....
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by rahulbest

province somewhat SOUNDS very close to PRINCE..so the area that is under the control of a prince...IS A PROVINCE....AND ANY PROVINCE IS very limited in area.. so limited in outlook.
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by preetisoni2411

provision

Short Definition : act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement

Definition
(noun) a stipulated condition
Synonyms : proviso
Example Sentence
  • he accepted subject to one provision

Definition
(noun) the activity of supplying or providing something
Synonyms : supply , supplying

Definition
(noun) the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
Synonyms : planning , preparation
Example Sentence
  • his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties

Definition
(noun) a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)
Definition
(verb) supply with provisions
Synonyms : purvey

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for provision

provide vision
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provisional

Short Definition : tentative; temporary

Definition
(adj) under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
Example Sentence
  • probationary employees
  • a provisional government
  • just a tentative schedule

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for provisional

provisional certificate is issued by university before the actual degree certificate as a TENTATIVE ONE FOR THE ORIGINAL
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by nirty

in which there is still a provision for the unexpected
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by G_P

provisional - pro+ - before; vision- to see. The power to see before as if the future is only tentative. Use it for a long time can consume your energy.
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by lollipop

proVISionAl VISA
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by tala

proviso

Short Definition : stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision

Definition
(noun) a stipulated condition
Synonyms : provision
Example Sentence
  • he accepted subject to one provision

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for proviso

Proviso=visa condition required for ms in us.
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by rakei

proviso--->"provided"--->ur going to do some work A "provided" some condition Bis satisfied
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by wingdeng

relate it to provision
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by ready4gre

provocative

Short Definition : arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation

Definition
(adj) serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy
Example Sentence
  • a provocative remark
  • a provocative smile
  • provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance

Definition
(adj) exciting sexual desire
Example Sentence
  • her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for provocative

sounds like PROVOKE(call forth emotions, feeling and responses)ACTIVELY...so if someone put forth his emotions excessively it causes us either annoying/ some time sounds INTERESTING
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by killer0061

prowess

Short Definition : extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle

Definition
(noun) a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
Synonyms : art , artistry
Example Sentence
  • the art of conversation
  • it's quite an art

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prowess

sounds like POWERS
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by gatz_funky

it is taken from root word prou....word like prow, proud, prowess..all has root prou..means something extraordinary, something superior...
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by preetisoni2411

prowess = sound like purvez mushuruf = pakistani military leader
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by rajpt_007

prowess....prow-ess..prow..(PROUd....so you are proud OF your SON EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY..his BRAVERY THAT HE SHOWED DURING WAR.
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by preetisoni2411

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