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rhapsodize

Short Definition : speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery

Definition
(verb) recite a rhapsody
Synonyms : rhapsodise

Definition
(verb) say (something) with great enthusiasm
Synonyms : rhapsodise

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rhapsodize

when a lecture asks to explain about a rape scene he can explain or write in exaggeration and with enthusiasm.
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by bunny99

WRAP+SODA+ICE.........I wrapped soda in ice which is a miracle.......I was telling this to my friends enthusiastically
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by nileshdive

relate it to RAP song.. like eminem
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by namaskar

concentrate on sodhi when someone writes and speaks in exaggerated manner you feel it as sodhi
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by crazylooks

RAPE of draupadi when the numbers on DICE were wrong
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by rahulrocks237

speak as if revealing a rhapsody (an epic peom or story)
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by harshil

the bohemian rhapsody by queen is a song worth rhapsodizing about
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by backstreetrover

raphsodize -> filled with RAPture , SO, she DAZEd the audience with her poems and enthusiastic talk
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by shalnew

rhapsody

Short Definition : excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)

Definition
(noun) an epic poem adapted for recitation
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rhapsody

: sounds like rap songs which recite on a particular stanza or poem.
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by sandysuhy

rhetoric

Short Definition : art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical questi

Definition
(noun) using language effectively to please or persuade
Definition
(noun) high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
Example Sentence
  • the grandiosity of his prose
  • an excessive ornateness of language

Definition
(noun) loud and confused and empty talk
Example Sentence
  • mere rhetoric

Definition
(noun) study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rhetoric


rhetoric = "right oral" skills. If you have the right oral skills, you can communicate well.
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by garrulous

RHETORIC is right oral skills with little real sound knowledge
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by ready4gre

rhetorical questn is a questn which does not expects any ans frm t listener, bt provokes him to think on it just like putting him in words and entangling him.. its an art of communication (in hindi like shabdo ke jaal mein fasana)
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by RajeshBorkar

rhe(re) tori c(communication)effective hai yar..
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by milinddhoke

ribald

Short Definition : marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke

Definition
(noun) a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language
Definition
(adj) humorously vulgar
Synonyms : bawdy , off-color
Example Sentence
  • bawdy songs
  • off-color jokes
  • ribald language

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ribald

ribald~bald guy in roadies...raghu...who generally uses ribald,profane,wanton language to ridicule the roadies
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by khushi5

riducule "bald" people
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by garrulous

R(region where we have curly hairs)+Is+BALD.......your region is bald...isn't it coarsely humorous and offensive????
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by nileshdive

Ribald,sounds like rival(that to bald)then how u treat them??with ABUSIVE,PROFANE,INDECENT language i.e.MOCKING at them.
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by KSahoo

his jokes are bald of decency and hence is revolting.. rebald
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by shalnew

ribald
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by sreeram

Calling some one BALD is Vulgar !! how mean!
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by nani2say

rickety

Short Definition : (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D

Definition
(adj) inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
Synonyms : shaky , wobbly , wonky
Example Sentence
  • a rickety table
  • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
  • the ladder felt a little wobbly
  • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky

Definition
(adj) affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets
Synonyms : rachitic
Example Sentence
  • rickety limbs and joints
  • a rachitic patient

Definition
(adj) lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
Synonyms : debile , decrepit , feeble , infirm , sapless , weak , weakly
Example Sentence
  • a feeble old woman
  • her body looked sapless

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rickety

ricket is disease caused due to lack of vit D ,bones become weak.....so can collapse...similarly rickety collapsing state
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by sagardoshi63

rockets go up Vs rickets fall down.
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by garrulous

Rickety:Wickety. Wickets always fall down
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by tapobratabag

riddle

Short Definition : pierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout; Ex. The gunman riddled the car with bullets; Ex. The whole report is riddled with errors; N. large sieve (separating earth from stone)

Definition
(noun) a difficult problem
Synonyms : brain-teaser , conundrum , enigma

Definition
(noun) a coarse sieve (as for gravel)
Definition
(verb) pierce with many holes
Example Sentence
  • The bullets riddled his body

Definition
(verb) set a difficult problem or riddle
Example Sentence
  • riddle me a riddle

Definition
(verb) separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
Synonyms : screen

Definition
(verb) spread or diffuse through
Example Sentence
  • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
  • music penetrated the entire building
  • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

Definition
(verb) speak in riddles
Definition
(verb) explain a riddle
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for riddle

If we remember Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets... Harry destroys Tom RIDDLE's diary by PIERCING it.
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by askforajy

SIMPLEEEEEEEE...riddle like needle..so piercing..!!
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by nikhilsuhas

=re+ddle sounds like re-drill.. a drill makes holes
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by jahnavi89

A riddle keeps riddling our mind until we know the answer.
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by garrulous

riddle secondry meaning is DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND..well batman's enemy THE RIDDLER schemes were DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND for batman
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by lebshah

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