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pervasive

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) spreading or spread throughout
Synonyms : permeant , permeating , permeative
Example Sentence
  • armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations
  • the pervasive odor of garlic
  • an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pervasive

look the word carefully..PERVASI+VE....and doesn't it sound like PRAVASI BHARTIYA DIVAS.....an initiative by the Indian government to attract NON RESIDENT INDIANS who are SPREAD WIDELY ACROSS THE WORLD........
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by preetisoni2411

perva(means festival in hindi) festivals are spread thorughout
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by vickydgr8

sounds like persuasive, if u are persuasive youre ideas will be pervasive
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by friendofafriend

(per)+(vas)ive.here per:throughout and vas:to go so to go or spread every where..
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by gre_10

Sounds like ""Param Shiv" so god is spread throughout...
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by Shridhar_Chandan

pervasive sounds like expansive
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by OCT18THGRE

pervasive sounds like per+massive n massive includes large area - spread throughout
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by rajaraman

pervasive is similar in meaning to IN-vasive
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by doc.kanch

"That pearl you chucked at the poor vase has left a crack in it; now the water is apt to spread through all the cracks and leak everywhere!"
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by joxeusindia

but basically this word is taken from pervādere means to pass through, which when splited means per-- through + vādere --to go, walk...so go or walk throughly..means go and walk in whole world..spread..throughly.....
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by preetisoni2411

a PERVert is the one who watches secretly , PERVS are present everywhere these days
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by nikhilparasher

pessimism

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) the feeling that things will turn out badly
Definition
(noun) a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pessimism

opposite of OPTIMISM
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by usairforce1985

pessimist,everyone knows who a pessimist is..a pessimist always has the feeling that bad things will happen and that it will not be successful; the tendency to have this feeling
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by gatz_funky

petrify

Short Definition :

Definition
(verb) cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
Example Sentence
  • The horror petrified his feelings
  • Fear petrified her thinking

Definition
(verb) change into stone
Synonyms : lapidify
Example Sentence
  • the wood petrified with time

Definition
(verb) make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
Synonyms : ossify , rigidify
Example Sentence
  • rigidify the training schedule
  • ossified teaching methods
  • slogans petrify our thinking

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for petrify

sounds like PATHARify (hindi pathar-stone)hence, the word.
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by userdce

killing a pet with a riffle (by being STONE hearted)
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by Swetha259

petrify sounds like stupefy remember harrypotter
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by OCT18THGRE

patri(stone)..the disease of stone in hindi is called PATRI which is nothing but a stone
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by artificialankit

petIFY -> ossIFY
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by rafiul208

petulant

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) easily irritated or annoyed
Example Sentence
  • an incorrigibly fractious young man
  • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for petulant

The pet - u - lent me is getting me irritated
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by vikram_bhagi

If somebody peet you(hindi of hitting somebody)or beat you up, you will become irritable and annoyed.
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by subhasish

remember aunt PETUNIA in harry potter?she is very ILL TEMPERED and always ANNOYED on poor harry
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by killedsteel

PETU(bhadakna like petrol or gas)....hence petulant is a person jo baat baat pe bhadak jata hain....
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by nileshdive

if somebody calls you petu(a person with tummy in hindi), you will get annoyed!
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by dvmodgi

pest u lent
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by kmr.akhil

pharisaical

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) excessively or hypocritically pious
Example Sentence
  • a sickening sanctimonious smile

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pharisaical

Pharisaical contains HARI and SAI all GOD name so Pharisaical means pious
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by animator

phari+saical . If you think of egyptian Pharaohs from 'phari', they were self-righteous and followed their traditions. 'saical' sounds like cycles meaning loops. One confined to one's cycle or loop of beliefs and traditions.
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by asheq

Parsees (hindi mein pharsi) are very traditional and self righteous
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by hiraditya

Phari(fully) + sai(shirdi sai).hypocritical excessive self righteous.
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by rakei

sai baba
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by 1.6k

PHARI(fairy)-SAICAL meaning "like a fairy"-very devotional to god
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by yashasrai

Pharis--Parish So a person believing in parishes is hypocritically pious
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by shivesh

philatelist

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) a collector and student of postage stamps
Synonyms : stamp collector

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for philatelist

phil + ATLAS = loves atlas and hence collect stamps of the countries on the atlas
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by friendofafriend

break into PHIL(file)+LIST...in a file you list the STAMPS
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by khushboo104

to phil is to love something+list reminds us of the list of stamps
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by vivekkarumudi

philatelist -> reminds me of italy. I used to collect stamps of the letters from italy.
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by cp.jethani

phil(sounds like FILE) + late => A file is late when there is no postage STAMP. (STAMP COLLECTOR)
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by avineshpvs

phi(love)+late(latest)+list(list of stamps), you love to get latest list of stamps
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by harmonica

PHIL ATE Lots of glue as he licked and listed his stamps.
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by thebookie3

philatelist: phil can be spelled as fill the LIST of stamps a bit LATE!
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by sacrosant

PHILATELIST = PHILA(liking) + TELIST (posTALSTamps)
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by biotechlover

phil(love)+late(letter)+list
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by ramyameruva

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