Vocabulary-easy tricks to learn words – A

1.Abase:
Meaning   :  lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self respect
Memory trick: : abase-abe(a slang used to degrade a person)+shhh(se)usually an attempt to degrade a person’s
opinion..overall goes to humiliate a person

2.Abash:
Meaning: embarrass
Memory trick: : What happens when u get a bash? (bashing)….u get embarrassed

3.Abate:
Meaning: To reduce in amount; Put an end to; subside or moderate
Memory trick: :ab+ate , conc on ate, if u ate (spent) all ur money , ur property comes to an end (abate)

4.Abbreviate:
Meaning: shorten
Memory trick: : abbreviate has root brev (brief) in it; brev (brief) means in short.
Hence meaning of abbreviate is to shorten something.

5.Abdicate:
Meaning: renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
Memory trick: : ab (root ab means away as in abandon) + dic (dictatorship) + ate (to eat and hence reduce) : means to give away (or reduce) dictatorship and hence to give-up power.

6.Aberrant:
Meaning: abnormal or deviant
Memory trick: : ab (away) + err (error) + ant : focus on ERR and ANT. Ants normally move together in a queue. imagine all these ants moving randomly like a group of honey bees. That would be abnormal behaviour.

7.Aberration:
Meaning: deviation from the normal; mental disorder
Memory trick: : sounds like abortion which is not normal delivery.

8.Abet:
Meaning: assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
Memory trick: : a+bet a bet generally assists you to do something wrong

9.Abeyance:
Meaning: suspended action
Memory trick: : it seemingly sounds like ab+yawns…. so, think of something like ‘students started yawning and so the teacher gave them 5 mins break’ i.e. temporary suspension…

10.Abhor:
Meaning : detest; hate
Memory trick: : abhor sounds like “a whore” and we generally hate a whore….so to hate someone is abhoring that person

11.Abide:
Meaning: dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate;
Memory trick: : bide in abide sounds like bind(something that binds you)…..so abid means that fails to bind you from your
heart..but you merely have to tolerate

12.Abject:
Meaning: (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect;
Memory trick: : Abject sounds like REJECT. Poor people are like REJECTED (Abject) people in the society.

13.Abjure:
Meaning: renounce upon oath
Memory trick: : abjure ~ ab (away) + jure (jury). He abjured (rejected, moved away from) her earlier statements in front of jury.

14.Ablution:
Meaning: washing
Memory trick: : ablution ~ a + blue + solution; just imagine some blue color solution used for washing clothes.

15.Abnegation:
Meaning: renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
Memory trick: : Ab-negate ~ relate negate to negative and ab to away. It implies subtracting something.
Renouncing some important aspect of your life means sacrificing something..abnegate;ab+nahi+get; meaning giving up something

16.Abode:
Meaning: dwelling place; home
Memory trick: : abode sounds jus like aboard= a+board… boarding refers to living room or place

17.Abolish:
Meaning: cancel; put an end to, get rid of.
Memory trick: :a + polish (bolish): a polish puts an end to the dullness of shoes.

18.Abominable:
Meaning: detestable; extremely unpleasant
Memory trick: : AVOMIN “(pretty famous drug) given wen u feel a vomiting sensation (which is an unpleasant
feeling)..Associate avomin to abomin…

19. Abominate:
Meaning: loathe; hate
Memory trick: : omi here sounds like omit, we omit the things we hate

20. Aboriginal:
Meaning: being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
Memory trick: :A+B+Origin+all : A-B are origin(initials) of all English alphabets. i.e. first of its kind

21. Abortive:
Meaning: unsuccessful; fruitless
Memory trick: : Relate it to abort..things usually gets aborted when it seems that it would be unsuccessful or fruitless

Abrasive:
Meaning: rubbing away; tending to grind down, harsh
Memory trick: : abrasive..it sounds like aggressive,which means harsh behavior

23. Abridge:
Meaning: condense or shorten
Memory trick: : a+bridge : bridges can shorten the transportation time..

24. Abrogate:
Meaning: abolish, cancel, annul
Memory trick: : Imagine a boy is making signs to a girl standing in front of her GATE,seeing that her BRO comes & get rid of the boy (abolish)

25. Abscission:
Meaning: cutting off; separation
Memory trick: : ab + scission = scissor scissor separates two things by cutting them ,so separation

26. Abscond:
Meaning: To leave secretly
Memory trick: :Abscond = ab + scond. �Absent in a second�. When you will absent in a second? =when u STEAL OFF & HIDE, or when u DEPART secretly.

27. Absolute:
Meaning: complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative;
Memory trick: : “solute” sounds like salute and we use to salute people certainly having complete power.

28.Absolve:
Meaning: pardon (an offense)
Memory trick: : ab -solve . so you solved a dispute between you and your friend , how did you solve it by forgiving and pardoning him/her .

29. Abstain:
Meaning: refrain; choose not to do something; intentionally not use one’s vote;
Memory trick: : ab+stain…we tend to stay away from stain….

30. Abstemious:
Meaning: sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
Memory trick: : abs (abs) + stemious (stamina): To build stamina or six pack abs, you have to eat and drink carefully.

31. Abstinence:
Meaning: restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking;
Memory trick: : ab+stinence..(looks like STRINGENC(y)….MEANS sticking to the rules)…so your doctor has asked you to stick to the rule of eating only bread ,if you want to reduce your belly.

32. Abstract:
Meaning: theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
Memory trick: : abstract: sounds close to extract….and you cant extract anything from an abstract philosophical speech or passage.

33. Abstruse:
Meaning: obscure; profound; difficult to understand
Memory trick: :
· It contains “ab….use”. ab generally stands for negative sense and so ‘ab+ use’ can be taken as difficult to use. A word will be difficult to use if it is difficult to understand.· AB stress nahi doge or brain USE(last 2 alphabets) nahi karoge then you wont be able to understand anything.Difficult to understand.

34. Abusive:
Meaning: coarsely insulting; physically harmful
Memory trick: :abuse+eve… don’t abuse the eve, its very insulting..

35. Abut:
Meaning: border upon; adjoin
Memory trick: : Look at your BUTT (Dont take it offensively).Its like two pieces of flesh together marked by a boundary in between them ..Thats abut .

36. Abysmal:
Meaning: bottomless
Memory trick: : a+bys(take dis as 20 i.e.bees in hindi)+mal(take it as mile)….. a 20 mile deep pit in the ground looks like its bottomless

37. Abyss:
Meaning: enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit, an extremely deep hole.
Memory trick: : A+bys….(this mnemonic is in hindi…ek 20(bees) fit ka gadda)..i.e. Vast bottomless pit….

38. Academic:
Meaning: related to a school; not practical or directly useful
Memory trick: : academy+ic (is) = something is related to academy

39. Accede:
Meaning: agree
Memory trick: : ac+cede( means to yield)..so accede means to yield to somebody’s opinion or wish.

40. Accelerate:
Meaning: move faster
Memory trick: : acc (acount)+ ele (element i.e. interest) + rate grows faster… and reaches to high level amount.

41. Accessible:
Meaning: easy to approach; obtainable
Memory trick: :access+able = by ACCESSING interner you will be ABLE to access online coaching.

42. Accessory:
Meaning: additional object; useful but not essential thing
Memory trick: : access(EXCESS)+ory(ornaments)..SO you have got excess of ornaments ,which are not very essential for you,as your clothes,then why do you buy this?

43. Acclaim:
Meaning: applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval;
Memory trick: : A+claim..imagine you have claimed to a news channel that you have designed a super computer ,so every where people are praising you for your great invention

44. Acclimate:
Meaning: adjust to climate or environment; adapt
Memory trick: : ac+climate : according to the climate; You have to adapt yourself according to the climate change.

45. Acclivity:
Meaning: sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
Memory trick: : if u knwo that cliff is A steep high face of rock, then its easy to remember

46. Accolade:
Meaning: award of merit; strong praise and approval
Memory trick: : it sounds like chocolate.. parents accolade if kids do home work properly

47. Accommodate:
Meaning: oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for;
Mnemonics: : you accommodate someone when you provide accommodation, so you are helping him/her.

48. Accomplice:
Meaning: partner in crime
Memory trick: : accompany + police; so accompany police implies helping police in reducing crime ; accomplice means opposite of this : partner in crime.

49. Accord:
Meaning: agreement
Memory trick: :sounds like ACC(ACCORDING)+cord(record)…well ACCORDING TO our RECORDS we are in agreement with our investors ,as where to invest their money.

50. Accost:
Meaning: approach and speak first to a person
Memory trick: : accost ~ sounds like at any cost. I will approach first and speak to her at any cost.

51. Accooutre:
Meaning: equip; N. accoutrement
Memory trick: :couture means dress ,accoutre means furnish with dress or equipment;to equip or to attire

52. Accretion:
Meaning: growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth;
Memory trick: : ACCRETION sounds like secretion which gives an idea of growth in size.

53. Accrue:
Meaning: come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition;
Memory trick: : sounds like AKDU(hindi…means haughty)….so a person becomes akdu when he gains a lot

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