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despoil

Short Definition :

Definition
(verb) steal goods; take as spoils
Synonyms : foray , loot , pillage , plunder , ransack , reave , rifle , strip
Example Sentence
  • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

Definition
(verb) destroy and strip of its possession
Synonyms : plunder , rape , spoil , violate
Example Sentence
  • The soldiers raped the beautiful country

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for despoil

The mob SPOILED (equivalent to destroyed ) the whole house and looted the valuables.
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by saikiran

desh+ spoil; our desh(India) was spoiled because of despoil by english ppl
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by garg_dce

despoil(de=they{criminal}+spoil)they spoil the country ,took the rifle,violate the law made foray on village,loot and plunder people ,raped the ladies.
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by keshavpalpali

war booty means spoils of war , so despoil is a bigger form of spoil which spoils a whole landscapea and plunders the country side
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by fahad18g

despondent

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) without or almost without hope
Synonyms : heartsick
Example Sentence
  • despondent about his failure
  • too heartsick to fight back

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for despondent

the word despondant looks like pepsodent. So wen u don't brush in the morning... Ur day will be gloomy and depressing.
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by kartextremes

think like des 'pond'-> 'ponder' when we dont ponder(think) eventually we lose hope
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by miscyman

DEreSPOND...means no response...a person who is in low spirits doesn't respond hence suffer from despondency
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by nileshdive

desp+on+dent = desperate person dented (hit emotionally) = gloomy and depressed...
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by abhishekkannur

relate it with response. one who is in good mood gives response. one who is depressed relate it to response. one who is cheerful gives response, one who is depressed(despondent) does not give ane response.
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by shubhabrata

despondent is like desperate, (also called despo in slang).. he loses almost all hope
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by namaskar

when u get disappointed by something....thn u become depress by it
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by rahulbest

Despair
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by sharif2059

Imagine a sad and hopeless person sitting on the edge of a 'pond' and 'pondering' over his misfortune....desPONDent.
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by Eddy

sounds like de + sponsor. You would be desponsored only if they lose hope on you and give up on you
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by arbitrary.contrivance

Because North Korea is ruled by a despot, the whole country feels hopeless.
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by daniel430lee

sounds like DEPRESSED STUDENT
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by varuner001

rem with correspondent-take despondent as removing him from post-so he will be depressed,gloomy.
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by mdhineshm

despondent=desh already is in ponded in corruption no body can rectify it...
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by shaktipada

despondent : des (this) + ponde (pond) + nt (not); We are despondent as 'this pond' also does 'not' have any water and there is no other source of water left in our village.
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by editor1

DE+ (corre)SPONDENT : if u are even replying to a correspondent then u r very DEPRESSED and GLOOMY.
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by manasmodi

if you don't score good in GRE even after diligent hardwork u feel despondent
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by berkeley

opposite of respondant (cheerful)....
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by ajaymur91

when u r 'Respondent' u r not 'Respondent', u r too 'depressed' to answer and talk to others
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by melancholica

in despair, disappointed, not responding, depressed, sitting near a pond and pondering in gloom
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by fahad18g

destitute

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) poor enough to need help from others
Definition
(adj) completely wanting or lacking
Synonyms : barren , devoid , free , innocent
Example Sentence
  • writing barren of insight
  • young recruits destitute of experience
  • innocent of literary merit
  • the sentence was devoid of meaning

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for destitute

desi+tit+cute like prostitute ->they r poor thats why they det into prostitution.... no hard feelings
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by virajparakh@gmail.com

Break it as DE+INSTITUE...that means the person whi has never been to any INSTITUTE..i.e. who is ILLITERATE is very poor
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by kaustubh

destitute ~ desi (indian) tutors are always ready to teach students in destitute condition for free.
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by Administrator

sounds like desi tute(tution)....so a guy who is attending tution in desi langaues shows he is very poor.
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by preetisoni2411

Dave's attitude (homophone of destitute) looks like a poor's.
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by kguide

Destitute sounds like 'this institute'; Imagine someone advising you "It's not worth studying in this institute, as it's difficult to get a job after studying from there and hence will destitute you (make you poor)."
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by nic42991

Person who is not astute ends up being destitute.
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by omniscient

desultory

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another
Example Sentence
  • desultory thoughts
  • the desultory conversation characteristic of cocktail parties

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for desultory

De-result...Obviously a haphazard or desultory approach will result to nothing.
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by saikiran

desultory think like de story-> moving away from the main story
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by miscyman

desult...de(means without)+sult(RESULT)+tory( a member of conservative party in britain known as TORY)....so if the tories DID NOT WIN ANY ELECTION THIS TIME becoz of their desultory attitude..or since they lacked any definate plan to win election..t
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by preetisoni2411

Imagine a thirsty, hungry man in a DESoLaTe DESert wandering aimlessly from one mirage to another.
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by dshefman

..or since they lacked any definate plan to win election..they were WITHOUT any good RESULTs THIS TIME. and now THINK a MEMBER OF TORY party jumping to another party to join it and than to another.
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by preetisoni2411

Think: Desolate Story... Desolate=(Empty) Story=(Chain of Events)...an empty or purposeless chain of events and/or jumping from one thing to another
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by MS.DOUbT

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by preetisoni2411

if u work DESULTory then u will INSULted
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by kalpesh0627

de salute = a person in army who does not salute to his superior surely does not have an aim
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by friendofafriend

De + resultory >> If you do not go according to a method, you will always get wrong result...
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by RajeshBorkar

de(down)sult(result) ory(tending to)root word meaning so if result ofur is down(fail) u will jump from good boy to bad boy in school.
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by sunithreddy

As it is SULTORY outside, Aimless or Haphazard people fill DIESEL in the car and go out for a drive
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by ysrinivas2k

desultory=দেশান্তরী;so aimless,jumping around
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by mmi

de+result--- if you LACK IN CONSISTANCY OR you are UNFOCUSED, it will result in DE-RESULT
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by nikhilparasher

desultory(desert+salty)the thirsty man in salty desert walking aimlessly for water
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by keshavpalpali

the slut stories are always not planned :P
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by ashu_wanna_own_gre

aimless result
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by sansecretcp

detain

Short Definition :

Definition
(verb) deprive of freedom; take into confinement
Synonyms : confine

Definition
(verb) stop or halt
Synonyms : delay , stay
Example Sentence
  • Please stay the bloodshed!

Definition
(verb) cause to be slowed down or delayed
Synonyms : delay , hold up
Example Sentence
  • Traffic was delayed by the bad weather
  • she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for detain

the train
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by dhananjay raman

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by vivthegre

remember 'detained'relating to exams. when detained, education is delayed.
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by csg123

de(not)+train.. hold train not to depart..
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by zj44j

deterrent

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Definition
(adj) tending to deter
Example Sentence
  • the deterrent effects of high prices

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deterrent

DETER + RENT. A high rent IS ALWAYS A discouraging factor FOR TENANTS.
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by shaamcs

FOCUS ON rent OF DETERRENT. rent IS ALWAYS A HINDRANCE AND IS DISCOURAGING FOR TENANTS.
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by viren

[hindi] dete bola rent, nahi diya.. bechara discourage ho gaya, sala rent lene mein itne hindrances..
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by rohandighe

you can also imagine deterrent as detergent + ant ; if you put detergent in front of ant it will obstruct and hinder its path
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by everlasting.puneet

sounds close to deteriorate
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by mon_m

Deterrent = detergent. Detergent always hinders or discourages the dust/viruses on the clothes or other materials.
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by clickme_sandip

Think of deterrents as the wrong answers on the mutliple choice of the GRE. These "deterrents" discourage you from choosing the right answer.
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by solracselbor

sounds like shattered!!! "Our hopes were shattered(deterred)!"
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by Omkar Erande

Abe O!!! De Tera Rent... :D
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by kartikey31

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