This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
(noun) an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
(adj) extremely conservative
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reactionary
Reactionary - Actionary is to perfrom some action, but reactionary is to restrain/suppress the action....... i.e. to recoil the progress
Reactionary person REACTS to every change.
reacting in a bad way to a visionary
Short Definition : kingdom; field or sphere; Ex. not within the realms of possibility
(noun) a domain in which something is dominant
the untroubled kingdom of reason
a land of make-believe
the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
(noun) the domain ruled by a king or queen
(noun) a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
it was a limited realm of discourse
here we enter the region of opinion
the realm of the occult
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for realm
realm (re + alm )
alm means king like almpanah in hindi (region of alm = kingdom)
REALM..IS BASICALLY TAKEN FROM FRENCH REAUME..MEANS KINGDOM...LIKE UNITED KINGDOM..IS ALSO KNOWN as queen's REALM
real madrid(real+m) plays like a lethal weapon on the **field**
real Maharaja has lot REAL(TY) estate...
realm means domain....so realm of real numbers is from -infinity to infinity
Short Definition : one who harvests grain; Ex. the Grim Reaper; V. reap: cut and gather (crop); harvest a crop
(noun) someone who helps to gather the harvest
(noun) Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe
(noun) farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reaper
reap sounds like ripe: one who harvest ripe grains called ripe(r) or reaper....
Reaper Relate with Ripper ~Death personified...
Short Definition : return of part of a payment; discount; V.
(noun) a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
(noun) a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
(verb) give a reduction in the price during a sale
The store is rebating refrigerators this week
(verb) cut a rebate in (timber or stone)
(verb) join with a rebate
rebate the pieces of timber and stone
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebate
R(Rates)+ebate(abate); so rates are abated
Rebate is same as abate, bt normally used for price RATE.
RE+BATE..SOUNDS LIKE BEAT..SO WHEN someone ask you to pay.. return for the part of payment..(which he has given you..you beat him ..
re(bait) try to bait ppl to buy a product by giving discount
u know they always have reduction in rates at ebay!!
happy learning.. :)
Short Definition : reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
(noun) a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
(noun) an instance of driving away or warding off
(verb) reject outright and bluntly
(verb) force or drive back
repel the attacker
fight off the onslaught
rebuff the attack
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebuff
re (reject) + buff (bluff) -> you will reject/snub/beat back what a bluff (person who pretends or lies) says !
re+buff(buffalo)....so when your buffalo..hits you.. and you beat it.... My Buffalo did it ones with Me hahahah ;)
a BUFFER is used to block or repel.
when a bluff person calls u u reply very bluntly
reBUFF>>sayin a girl that she is a BUFFalo
means u r snubbing and insulting her!!!!!!not gud for u :)
Rebuff=Re(reply)+puff(food) snub that he cannot talk again.
A dog Rejected a stranger entry by barking "wuff wuff"
if some1s bluff is caught, and he bluffs again then it a rebuff and u will reject it pretty bluntly
Short Definition : scold harshly; criticize severely
(noun) an act or expression of criticism and censure
he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face
(verb) censure severely or angrily
call on the carpet
take to task
The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebuke
sounds like REEBOK.....u'll SCOLD HARSHLY n CRITICIZE SEVERELY ur servant as he has spoiled ur reebok shoes..
rebuke~'Angry Duke';An angrly duke will scold badly or criticize badly
rebike ~ re-puke. puking is a disgusting form of criticizing. you are re-puking. that is criticizing sharply. hence rebuke.
rebuke concentrate on BUK....when ANGRY u keep buk buk[NEGATIVE] and dont allow others to speak.
rebuke = rebok shoes se peetna, not actually, but literally, itna jada scold karna !!
Rebuke sounds like dispute which means an argument so at arguments, you criticize other people
if someone wears my Reebok(brand) shoes, i rebuke(reprimand) him
(file criminal charges) some one for his reply
after taking full meal u feel re (again) buke(empty stomach) so the owner of the hotel severly criticize his worker.
Rebuke for using Nuke weopons