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Short Definition : representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.

(noun) a puzzle where you decode a message consisting of pictures representing syllables and words
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebus

Re(read)+bus imagine u r in for tp u start reading book but reading is difficult in you buy the book which has pictures in place of words now its really easy to read here picture represents words.Reading+At+BUS
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by rahulbest

Bus routes in the cities are denoted with symbols (25B, 108D) and pictures(eg.airport) rather than names of palces.
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by pcsjith

re+bus, if we decode this word, it has 'bus' instead of the picture of the 'bus'. However the meaning of 'rebus' is other way round, where pictures are used for words.
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by gunjanshah

re+BUS...with the increasing bus accidents, u can symbolize BUS for death...
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by sujeethraj

Remember we used to play a PICTIONARY... Rebus is that..
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by dashingncool

rebus ~ sms ; generally we use symbols is SMS instead of writing the entire word so that message is does not require lot of typing.. for ex - "R U ok ? "
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by khushi5

rebus means representation of word in picture.So, imagine u r drawing a bus(picture) instead of writing the word
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by sandy1278


Short Definition : refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove

(noun) the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
(noun) (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
Synonyms : rebutter

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebuttal

Rebutal=reply with but(contradiction) to all.
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by rakei

rebuttal~refutal--> refu(refuse) + tal(at all) .... one who refuese to listen at all and gives proof to falsify it!
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by khushi5

butt ... take my butt _|_, bluntly refuse
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"Rebut" sounds like "rebuff".
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by garrulous


Short Definition : disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child

(adj) stubbornly resistant to authority or control
Synonyms : fractious , refractory
Example Sentence
  • a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness
  • a refractory child

(adj) marked by stubborn resistance to authority
Example Sentence
  • the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for recalcitrant

re+calcit(looks like calcite) we know calcite is a hard mineral found in calcium carbonate which forms the major part of rocks, chalk and marble, is hard to break and likewise a recalcitrant person is also stubborn.
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by preetisoni2411

re+calci(calculator->calculate) imagine a person who has made a mistake in calculations using a calci and is unwilling to shows he is STUBBORN
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by imajeeth

recalcitant : recall+reluctant..boss asked me to call ad guy again but i didn't obey him,i was reluctant.(unwilling to obey)
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recalcitrant= try RECALling CITRic acid from chemistry but it is so STUBBORN not able to recal it...
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by padma srita

Think "Recalc it Rant" or someone who does not want to recalculate anything
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by Yank

calcis are not allowed in exams. but imaging a person smuggling them in even though he has been punished before
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by friendofafriend

Real + Ca(Hindi) + Irritant => Recalcitrant. Means those who irritate authority by resisting them again and again
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by vocabIsFun

and any one who resist to authority is consisdered as disobedient person
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by preetisoni2411

Rec And Al are two shitting(Cit) ant and rat(Rant) and are difficult to control and manage,and they are stubborn too
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by laaptu

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by preetisoni2411

recalcitrant = recal(recall)+ cit(site) + rant(rent); need recall to please the minister over telephone to get the site in rent as he is stubborn in any matter wants proper clarification.
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by shaktipada

reluctant to sit
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by roozbeh33


Short Definition : disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement

(verb) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
Synonyms : abjure , forswear , resile , retract
Example Sentence
  • He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
  • She abjured her beliefs

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for recant

RE (again) + CANT (cannot) = "I have told you this AGAIN and AGAIN, it CANNOT be done, it has been REJECTED."
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by findktk

re + chant(sing): singing/telling again. what?? telling what i told earlier is wrong wrong!!
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by tamaltanu

re+cant telling that it cant which means it is wrong and DISAVOWED, DISCLAIMED
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by daringdavin

RECANT = when you REspond i CAN´T say it again, you're recanting what you've said before.
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by cpinedo

recant means to publicly take back. DECANT means to pour out.RECANT means to pour in back..that is to take back and confess.
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by joeytrib his movies, when a criminal sees him, the criminal RECANTS after he is injured by RAJNIKANT
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by nileshdive

When u recant something, u simply cant refrain from recalling and correcting what u said earlier.
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by sujeethraj

when we decant, we make something pure...
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by 1.6k

RECANT=RECOUNT...when uapply for recount en pass..then already establishedfact that u put down!!
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by ajitvarma

RECANT=RECOUNT...when uapply for recount en pass..then already establishedfact that u put down!!
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by ajitvarma

becoz of "cant" i.e military pressure this cant be done or formaly rejected
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As Decant is to empty.. similarly recant is to fill back again .. or we may say that we are taking in wht was decanted before..
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by siddharth4484

Re+cant=Reet(hindu religious law) cant be accepted.So i reject it.
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by tuubow

Re earlier said he Wreck Ant but now Re can't??
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by laaptu


Short Definition : summarize

(verb) summarize briefly
Synonyms : recap
Example Sentence
  • Let's recapitulate the main ideas

(verb) repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
(verb) repeat an earlier theme of a composition
Synonyms : repeat , reprise , reprize

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for recapitulate

sounds like recap....if you have noticed , whenever you watch a serial ,before it starts they always give the recap of what happened the previous day, other words they repeat what already has been shown but in a concise form.
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by preetisoni2411


Short Definition : reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again

(verb) cast again, in a different role
Example Sentence
  • He was recast as Iago

(verb) cast again
Synonyms : remold , remould
Example Sentence
  • The bell cracked and had to be recast

(verb) cast or model anew
Synonyms : reforge , remodel
Example Sentence
  • She had to recast her image to please the electorate in her home state

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for recast

re(again)+cast( to form)....and recasting something means, to bring a change in the existing form and presenting it again.
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by preetisoni2411

re(again)+cast(taking character in film)=when we recast the characters in film in effect we have to reconstruct story,dailogue of film
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by gbspaithan

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