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Word: Redolent

Redolent (Adjective)

Sentence with Context:

The smiles and hand-holding in the group photo at the JP Morgan International Council in New Delhi are redolent of fond memories and fellow feeling. They have nearly a half-millennium between them, and no end of war stories to share, tales of pressing the buttons and pulling the levers behind some of major conflicts of modern times.

Source: www.theguardian.com

The machine benefits from the “network effect”: the more people write to it, the more benefits it can offer, until it becomes a disadvantage not to be part of it. Part of what? The world’s first ever public, live, collective, open-ended writing project. A virtual laboratory. An addiction machine, which deploys crude techniques of manipulation redolent of the Skinner Box created by behaviourist BF Skinner to control the behaviour of pigeons and rats with rewards and punishments. We are users, much as cocaine addicts are users.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Strongly reminiscent or suggestive of


Suggestive, Evocative, Reminiscent, Remindful, Reverberative


Malodorous, Odorless, Mindless, Forgetful, Unmindful, Inodorous

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Redolent” should remind you of “odor” (in American English, or “Odour” in British English”) – distinctive smell of a place or thing. Imagine the smell of a food item that brings back memories from your childhood.

You can also remember “Red-Ol-ent” using its root word “Olere” that means “To smell” in Latin. Anywhere you see this “Ol” part, you can try to make this connection.

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