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supererogatory

Short Definition : superfluous; more than needed or demanded

Definition
(adj) more than is needed, desired, or required
Example Sentence
  • trying to lose excess weight
  • found some extra change lying on the dresser
  • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
  • skills made redundant by technological advance
  • sleeping in the spare room
  • supernumerary ornamentation
  • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
  • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
  • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
  • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for supererogatory

sounds like super+repository. A repository is a storage of information. super repository will have 'EXCESSIVE' information.
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by gunjanshah

super+interrogate...when you super interrogate a person,he will give excess info
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by nisha.25291

super(er-this is not required)ogatory--
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by AvneshT

superficial

Short Definition : of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge

Definition
(adj) concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually
Example Sentence
  • superficial similarities
  • a superficial mind
  • his thinking was superficial and fuzzy
  • superficial knowledge
  • the superficial report didn't give the true picture
  • only superficial differences

Definition
(adj) of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
Example Sentence
  • superficial measurements
  • the superficial area of the wall
  • a superficial wound

Definition
(adj) of little substance or significance
Synonyms : trivial
Example Sentence
  • a few superficial editorial changes
  • only trivial objections

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for superficial

seeming like "upper face" so no deep interst or knowledge & knowing only wt is apparent(hawa me udana)
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by studyabroad.us

superficial--super fish---imagine an idiot(not thorough)fish swimming on the surface of lake because water is shallow.
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by deepaksabharwal

super+facial..whenever you go for a facial,d surface of the face is only affected with the creams..
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by amarendar

superfluous

Short Definition : excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity

Definition
(adj) serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
Example Sentence
  • otiose lines in a play
  • advice is wasted words
  • a pointless remark
  • a life essentially purposeless
  • senseless violence

Definition
(adj) more than is needed, desired, or required
Example Sentence
  • trying to lose excess weight
  • found some extra change lying on the dresser
  • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
  • skills made redundant by technological advance
  • sleeping in the spare room
  • supernumerary ornamentation
  • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
  • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
  • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
  • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for superfluous

divide it as super+flow.. when there is large(super) flow of water, it becomes EXCESSIVE / OVERABUNDANCE of water..
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by kvsharat

sounds like surplus - you have more than you need when there is a surplus of it
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by teh_1993

super flow of water in the jar;why?because it is excess n more than required in the jar
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by laaptu

superimpose

Short Definition : place over something else

Definition
(verb) place on top of
Synonyms : lay over , superpose
Example Sentence
  • can you superimpose the two images?

supernumerary

Short Definition : person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number

Definition
(noun) a person serving no apparent function
Example Sentence
  • reducing staff is difficult because our employees include no supernumeraries

Definition
(noun) a minor actor in crowd scenes
Synonyms : extra , spear carrier

Definition
(adj) more than is needed, desired, or required
Example Sentence
  • trying to lose excess weight
  • found some extra change lying on the dresser
  • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
  • skills made redundant by technological advance
  • sleeping in the spare room
  • supernumerary ornamentation
  • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
  • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
  • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
  • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for supernumerary


super = greater numerary = pertaining to numbers something that is more than the required number.
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by garrulous

super +numerous means in hindi kuch jyada hi
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by saravpreet.302

supersede

Short Definition : replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession

Definition
(verb) take the place or move into the position of
Example Sentence
  • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
  • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
  • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for supersede

when a SUPER new thing arrives, we REPLACE /SET ASIDE the old thing because it is OBSOLETE..
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by kvsharat

super (Latin) = over sedere (Latin) = sit (as in sedentary, sediment etc.,) So, something that sits over another makes the latter obsolete.
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by garrulous

A seed is eventually "replaced" with a SUPER-seed, because that's better
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by shbf

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