Tag: Meaning Mnemonic

Word: Nadir

It may sound foolish but imagine yourself in a mess. You need help but no one is helping you out. They politely decline telling you “No, Dear!” (Those self-centred fools!) When you find no one to help you out, you would know that you have hit rock-bottom, your nadir. Thus, remember “Nadir” by equating it with “No, Dear!”

Word: Redoubtable

Imagine a strong and persistent wrestler who does not give up. In a tough fight, it may seem that he/ she may give up but you have to think twice before doubting that because he/ she is formidable and resilient and does not easily give up. Remember “Re-doubt-able” thus!

Word: Redolent

“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.