Placebo [Noun] Sentence: For a drug to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it must prove itself better than a placebo, or fake drug. This is because of the “placebo […]
Iconoclast [Noun] Sentence: The film deals quickly with “The Americans”—in which, Jack Kerouac wrote, “Robert Frank…sucked a sad poem right out of America”—and how it established the photographer’s reputation as an outsider and […]
Getting Insured [Part I]
One Sunday afternoon, Aadeshna’s mother brought up the topic of the investments she had made in her lifetime. Her mother had retired last year from the Indian Post Office. Most of the investments […]
Pecuniary [Adjective] Sentence: The Coordination Committee of All District Courts’ Bar Associations has claimed that litigants will benefit massively if the pecuniary jurisdiction of the lower courts here is enhanced from Rs.20 lakh […]
Abdicate = Ab + Dicate. Think about a dictator now like Hitler himself. A dictator holds immense power. Say, this is the “normal” state. So, what is the ab-normal state? That would be loss of power. Giving away power. Renouncing power. Thus, remember “Abdicate”.
Abject [Adjective] Sentence: Millions in Sub-Saharan Africa live in abject poverty. Meaning: Wretched, Miserable, Pitiable Photo Credit: http://supportchildpovertyinzimbabwe.weebly.com Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember? Abject should remind you of the word “reject”. And […]