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rigid

Short Definition : hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule

Definition
(adj) incapable of or resistant to bending
Synonyms : stiff
Example Sentence
  • a rigid strip of metal
  • a table made of rigid plastic
  • a palace guardsman stiff as a poker
  • stiff hair
  • a stiff neck

Definition
(adj) incapable of compromise or flexibility
Synonyms : strict

Definition
(adj) incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
Synonyms : inflexible , unbending
Example Sentence
  • a rigid disciplinarian
  • an inflexible law
  • an unbending will to dominate

Definition
(adj) designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure
Definition
(adj) fixed and unmoving
Synonyms : fixed , set
Example Sentence
  • with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare
  • his bearded face already has a set hollow look
  • a face rigid with pain

rigor

Short Definition : severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter

Definition
(noun) something hard to endure
Example Sentence
  • the asperity of northern winters

Definition
(noun) the quality of being valid and rigorous
Synonyms : cogency , rigour , validity

Definition
(noun) excessive sternness
Example Sentence
  • severity of character
  • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
  • the rigors of boot camp

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rigor

rigor can be opposite of vigor(which is physically enthusiastic).
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by spidy_123

RIGOR AS IN HINDI ...U R WASHING CLOTHES RAGAR RAGAR KARKE...RIGOR(SEVERITY OF WORK)
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by abhishekps782

Rigor is something to severity as in vigor is something to strenght...plz se them as analogies RIGOR::VIGOR..may be yu cud remember this way!!
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by nikhilsuhas

rile

Short Definition : irritate; vex; muddy

Definition
(verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
Synonyms : annoy , bother , chafe , devil , get at , get to , gravel , irritate , nark , nettle , rag , vex
Example Sentence
  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Definition
(verb) make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
Synonyms : roil

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rile

rile(rail)...we all travel by railways imagine you are on a trip to kodaikanal in a train and you find your co passenger who is all the time ANNOYING you.....
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by channu

If someone RAILs u (criticize severely) u r gonna be RILED(irrtated & annoyed)
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by samyukta.g

rail-scold bitterly.
rile-irritate
Now imagine ure the station master and the train is late, you will be railed by the customers. All the railing will eventually Rile you. (Rail comes before Rile, scolded 1st irrtatd latr
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by friendofafriend

rile: at raat(hindi) that is night mosquitoes buzzing in my ear riles me.
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by coolme

Trains(Rail) are always late.Hence u get vexed standing on the platform.
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by vineethyoung

Rile=some people "fail" and they commit suicude under "rail".cos of irritation.
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by garrulous

in rail its too disturbing in the night to sleep as the coach willl be always reverberating
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by gre_10

sounds like rifle, which is very loud and annoying.
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by hn15

vile looking stuffs RIL-E (read as "really") irk me
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by rkhapare

rip

Short Definition : tear or be torn quickly and violently; Ex. The sail ripped under the force of the wind; N.

Definition
(noun) a dissolute man in fashionable society
Synonyms : blood , profligate , rake , rakehell , roue

Definition
(noun) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
Synonyms : rent , snag , split , tear
Example Sentence
  • there was a rip in his pants
  • she had snags in her stockings

Definition
(noun) a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
Definition
(noun) the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
Synonyms : rent , split
Example Sentence
  • he gave the envelope a vigorous rip

Definition
(verb) tear or be torn violently
Synonyms : pull , rend , rive
Example Sentence
  • The curtain ripped from top to bottom
  • pull the cooked chicken into strips

Definition
(verb) move precipitously or violently
Example Sentence
  • The tornado ripped along the coast

Definition
(verb) cut (wood) along the grain
Definition
(verb) criticize or abuse strongly and violently
Example Sentence
  • The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rip

rip:call it ripe.now consider that the mango is rake bcoz it is extra RIPEn
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by deepakranamech

RIP => Rest In Peace => Tear or be torn quickly
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by vocabIsFun

movies piracee chesi tc rip lo vasthayi so producers edustharu so
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by vijaypal510

rivet

Short Definition : metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross

Definition
(noun) ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
Synonyms : stud

Definition
(noun) heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together
Definition
(verb) direct one's attention on something
Synonyms : center , centre , concentrate , focus , pore
Example Sentence
  • Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

Definition
(verb) fasten with a rivet or rivets
Definition
(verb) hold (someone's attention)
Example Sentence
  • The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rivet

ri+vet--- re-wet—a girl re wet herself in order to attract someone
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by nikhilparasher

RIVET = RIVER + WET =the wet girl in the river really FASCINATES me....
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by Ashishbaldwa

riveting

Short Definition : holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing

Definition
(adj) capable of arousing and holding the attention
Example Sentence
  • a fascinating story

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for riveting

ii was aroused and riveted by the WET girl in the RIVER
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by friendofafriend

river+wetting..so absorb
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by nikhilsuhas

river should come to your mind,which is water,it can be absorbed.
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by oneflewover

plumber's often use rivet in water pipe fittings to eliminate the chance of any water leakage. rivet help in fixing two ends of pipe in such a manner that outlet of one pipe get deeply absorbed into inlet mouth of receiving pipe
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by sukhraj

RIVEr + bathING .. I was riveted by a girl bathing in river
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by krazykunzi

rivet - ri + whet - like in "whet your appetite"
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by shalnew

u sink in river meaning yu are absorbed by river....(and moreover yu cant swim..lol)
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by nikhilsuhas

river + wetting>> i was aroused and engrossed in watching when a wet girl came out of the river..
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by RajeshBorkar

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