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perfunctory

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
Synonyms : casual , cursory , passing
Example Sentence
  • a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
  • a passing glance
  • perfunctory courtesy

Definition
(adj) as a formality only
Synonyms : pro forma
Example Sentence
  • a one-candidate pro forma election

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for perfunctory

PARAI(other's)+FACTORY - if you are told to take care of somebody else's factory, you would casually care about it
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by userdce

per+FUNC+tory .. FUNC stands for function i.e. job.. so if you are doing a job quickly just to finish it and not caring enough about it.. doing job superficially.. it is called a perfunctory act..
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by muffisoni

Perform+hurry....perform in a hurry....perfunctory....
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by nileshdive

perfunctory has FUNCTionARY who is an official, we all know how officials approach their work.. they lack care, enthusiasm or interest in their work and do it just for formality
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by fabregas

Many people think that the PERFect, FUN job would be to make a lot of money but not have to put much effort into the work.
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by dshefman

per+FUN+FACTORY so working in the factory is not fun or interesting as you do same thing again and again so LACK INTEREST,U START DOING THINGS SUPERFICIALLY AND U HAVE NO ENTHUSIASM FOR THE WORK.
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by killer0061

p+er+funct+ory--- ER(error) in FUNCT(function)—if there is error in function or something, that means IT IS DONE CARELESSLY, DONE CASUALY
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by nikhilparasher

Picture a PERSON working a boring job on an assembly line in a FACTORY: a PERson FUNCKTORY
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by Jackery

She thought "I'm perfect already, so why do I need to put any effort or care into this project?"
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by KOGrad

Simply doing the function.
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by AndrewVarghese

har (hindi every) function in perfunctory manner in this office
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by fluxphoenix

per function if you have a specific time limit then you will do it superficially
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by joxeusindia

peripatetic

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) a person who walks from place to place
Definition
(noun) a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
Synonyms : aristotelean , aristotelian

Definition
(adj) of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
Example Sentence
  • Aristotelean logic

Definition
(adj) traveling especially on foot
Synonyms : wayfaring
Example Sentence
  • peripatetic country preachers
  • a poor wayfaring stranger

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for peripatetic

peripatetic sounds like par pe tic tic....means wandering on legs.
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by ranjan_thinker

peri+pat+etic--peri means around, + pat or path means road to walk on, therefore peripatetic means to walk around.
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by muffisoni

Pronounced as Peri- Pathetic : To Walk (peri) On path in a pathetic way => Keep walking and walking
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by wsquare

(peri -> with foot) (patetic -> potato) when u kick a potato with foot it wanders here and there
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by enggjaskaran

PED is Latin for foot. It takes a PAIR OF PED to walk the PATH = PAIR OF PED PATH
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by Jackery

There used to be one program on NDTV "Walk the Talk". It was Peripatetic interview program
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by daffodils

think of your periappa ...he travels from place to place
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by prasanthpriyanesan

perjury

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) criminal offense of making false statements under oath
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for perjury

per(phir)+jury -> jury ke saamne saach batt sy phir jana
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by cp.jethani

Perjury sounds like forgery which is a criminal offense.
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by karthickv2006

jury ke saamne (galat) per (galat) (galat) per (galat) (galat) per (galat)
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by Omkar Erande

purge the correct jur(isdiction) by giving false testimony under oath
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by hiraditya

abjure-> renounce adjure-> plead conjure-> conspire; magic related; perjure:lie in court
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by jay_gandhi

Perjury rhyms with: BADJURY==> BADJURY dare dorogh mige
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by kaveh85uss

Perjury sounds like forgery followed by jury -> bad + jury -> false testimony in front of jury or while under oath
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by arun.abraham

POOR-JURY, feel bad for the jury because they were lied to
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by atav

consider it as PER(person) + JURY . This person is giving wrong statements to jury under oath.
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by eenmar

If u have watched GoalMal Returns >> Munni girl frnd of vasoli bhai commits perjury by giving false testymony I was the same girls who enjoyed tht nights with this boy's
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by machpatel

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by atav

pernicious

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) exceedingly harmful
Synonyms : baneful , deadly , pestilent

Definition
(adj) working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
Synonyms : insidious , subtle
Example Sentence
  • glaucoma is an insidious disease
  • a subtle poison

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pernicious

word can be divided like per+nicious..nicious when pronounced sounds like noxious...so noxious.. ..so something harmful.....
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by preetisoni2411

it has root nec/nox..in it....means to harm..so per(PERTAINING TO)+nIC/NEC..MEANS HARM..SOMETHING PERTAINING TO HARM U.
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by preetisoni2411

Pernicious sounds like vicious in the end which means very harmful
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by amolge

sounds like perish- something that is very destructive will make you perish
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by logic87

Kitna samjhaya is ladke ko PER ye NI(nahi) CIOUS(serious) hota hai...Its harmful for him
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by harshsinha18

pernicious:it sounds like punish us..means it punish us..so it is very harmful..
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by lazyboy

Something pern-icious is vi-cious and can do-you-harm...
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by Yank

PREjudicial + vICIOUS = PERNICIOUS.
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by dshefman

Pernicious anemia is a form of anemia that was, for a long time, always extremely harmful and most of the time fatal.
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by Rodeokinney

[my GRE book defined this as "extremely harmful; potentially causing death" So my mnemonic is: PERhaps we should not picNIC next to PERN's noxIOUS thread. -- ref. to Anne McCathy's Dragon Series.
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by joeyessoe

Ne +Sus :Negative Sauce,so negative sauce has a harmful effect on our health
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by laaptu

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by Rodeokinney

PER NIC(nikki)thO US(our) friend hai.how can he b so harmful
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by kingofgre

pern rhymes with fern which is harmful and can cause death!
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by aaditya27993

peroration

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) a flowery and highly rhetorical oration
Definition
(noun) (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration
Example Sentence
  • he summarized his main points in his peroration

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for peroration

Per+oration--Part after ORATION = PERORATION, that is the concluding section of an oration.
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by saikiran

PER(periphery)+ORATION. It means periphery of an oration i.e edge/conclusion of the oration
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by yashasrai

Oration per (par/upar/vishe) bolvu. You can speak on a certain oration only after you have heard it, so it has to be at an end of an oration.
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by hithisisdhara

perpetrate

Short Definition :

Definition
(verb) perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
Synonyms : commit , pull
Example Sentence
  • perpetrate a crime
  • pull a bank robbery

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for perpetrate

per+pet+r+ate--person eating pet animal is doing wrong
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by harishankam

divide it as per+pet+rate. Pets are to be loved and they should not be tortured by breeding them in puppy mills and selling them as "per pet rate is 5000" this is a crime.
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by itgulpp

per + pate + rate -> govt increased the per pate (stomach) rate increased, means rates of everything has been increased, it's a crime in the eyes of us which perpetrate.
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by cp.jethani

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