Category: Learning English

Word: Ablution

The word “Ablution” should remind you of “Blue Ocean”. Sounds similar and rhymes right? Imagine being in front of a blue ocean. What do you do? Of course, go take a bath. Indulge in ablution. Well, in a way. Remember thus.

Word: Bauble

“Bauble” sounds a lot like “Bubble” – looks cool but has no real value and all it requires to go bust is a prick! Just like a bubble is something that is only superficially attractive but has nothing substantial inside it, a bauble too is just a gimmick without much value.

Word: Asperity

Imagine the personal secretary of a top boss. Her tone is sharp and she does not listen to anybody but the boss. Her standard statements start with the phrase: “As per…”. Remember the word “Asperity” thus: AS + PER + IT + Y. Guess the name of the personal secretary. Yes, it Mme. Asperity. She is harsh with a sharp tone.

Word: Bandy

Imagine yourself in a cool band where you pass on information to each other in a casual manner just like that. Remember the phrase “bandied about” thus: The band members bandied about many urban myths just for fun.