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surmise

Short Definition : guess; N.

Definition
(noun) a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
Definition
(verb) infer from incomplete evidence
Definition
(verb) imagine to be the case or true or probable
Synonyms : suspect
Example Sentence
  • I suspect he is a fugitive
  • I surmised that the butler did it

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surmise

Mice can guess where the cheese is kept even though they do not know where exactly it is kept.
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by kanikaarora

PREmise -> based on a fact. SURmise -> based on an intuition
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by reachacsv

SURMAYI- wo surmayi is taraha se ki jaise wo mujhe pyaar karti hai
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by userdce

I GUESS it’s a surprise(SURMISE) gift
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by nikhilparasher

sounds like "summarize" which means to list down the conclusions
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by swapnil_gt

suemise: u will sure miss the train this is the guess..
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by shaktipada

surmount

Short Definition : overcome

Definition
(verb) get on top of; deal with successfully
Synonyms : get over , master , overcome , subdue
Example Sentence
  • He overcame his shyness

Definition
(verb) be on top of
Example Sentence
  • The scarf surmounted the gown

Definition
(verb) reach the highest point of
Synonyms : scale
Example Sentence
  • We scaled the Mont Blanc

Definition
(verb) be or do something to a greater degree
Example Sentence
  • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
  • She outdoes all other athletes
  • This exceeds all my expectations
  • This car outperforms all others in its class

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surmount

sur+MOUNT - To cross a mountain u need to overcome the difficulties.
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by adroitperson37

to SURpass a MOUNTain u hav to overcome lot of difficulties
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by nikhilnitc

SUR(sur means head in hindi)+MOUNT....when you want to reach the top of the mountain,you have to OVERCOME lots of difficulties....
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by nileshdive

surpass

Short Definition : exceed

Definition
(verb) distinguish oneself
Synonyms : excel , stand out
Example Sentence
  • She excelled in math

Definition
(verb) be or do something to a greater degree
Example Sentence
  • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
  • She outdoes all other athletes
  • This exceeds all my expectations
  • This car outperforms all others in its class

Definition
(verb) move past
Synonyms : go by , go past , pass , pass by , travel by
Example Sentence
  • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
  • He passed his professor in the hall
  • One line of soldiers surpassed the other

Definition
(verb) be greater in scope or size than some standard
Synonyms : exceed , transcend
Example Sentence
  • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surpass

surprise pass ~ be better than
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by athanhcong

in a quiz if a question is asked that EXCEEDS our knowledge we will pass it.
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by kruz

surreptitious

Short Definition : done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden

Definition
(adj) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
Synonyms : furtive , sneak , sneaky , stealthy
Example Sentence
  • a furtive manner
  • a sneak attack
  • stealthy footsteps
  • a surreptitious glance at his watch

Definition
(adj) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
Example Sentence
  • clandestine intelligence operations
  • cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines
  • hole-and-corner intrigue
  • secret missions
  • a secret agent
  • secret sales of arms
  • surreptitious mobilization of troops
  • an undercover investigation
  • underground resistance

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surreptitious

Surreptitious sounds like suspicious.....you suspect someone if they are hiding secrets
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by Angeltks

surreptitious sounds like sir repeated it to us. - only to us and not to everyone as it was a secret method to solve the problem.
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by k-electron

surreptitious = surrept(corrupt) + titous ; one who is corrupt has a secret,hidden way to earn other than the usual salary !
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by khushi5

if you eat syrup wen on a diet u have 2 b stealthy about it (sounds like)
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by kayla2010

Sir+Rapt===Listen to sir in rapt attention as he is saying something SECRET
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by baseguitar

rhymes with Serpent >> A serpent or snake has characteristics of secretly attacking, quiet movement towards enemy, can crawl underground, etc.
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by RajeshBorkar

Root word is Rapt/Rept means to seize or capture Sur for Sub, means hidden..
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by pankajgoyal

surrogate

Short Definition : substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.

Definition
(noun) someone who takes the place of another person
Synonyms : alternate , replacement

Definition
(noun) a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
Synonyms : deputy

Definition
(adj) providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties
Synonyms : foster
Example Sentence
  • foster parent
  • foster child
  • foster home
  • surrogate father

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surrogate

Sir+ro+gate: Sir rokar gate se bahar chale gaye and so we need to call someone lese for teaching
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by userdce

u wud ve heard abt surrogate mothers..substitute..
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by jc

surrogate - sub + rogate (rogare-latin); rogare is to ask.. As in interrogate.. surrogate is to ask someone to SUBstitute...
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by lgb

The unhappy knight chosen to substitute for the king & fight the thousand armed monster was SIR SORROW, who was famed for tearing a gate off an enemy's castle and carrying it away, so he was given the name SIR SORROW GATE.
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by Jackery

surveillance

Short Definition : close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding

Definition
(noun) close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surveillance

Remember it as [survey + reliance]. During a survey in Reliance company, we "closely observed the way people/group of people" the way they work together.
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by gunjanshah

SURVE-serve ILL by closely observing or gaurding them
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