You must have heard the adage: “A burnt child dreads fire”. So, injury can change someone’s position. The “-jure” in “abjure” should remind you of the word “injure”. And when a position injures you, you change the position. You reject your previously held notion.
Meretricious [Adjective] Sentence: “To argue that by taking the actions that he did, the president kept America safe is meretricious,” Smith writes, adding: “The fact is, the threat of terrorism that confronts […]
Placate [Verb] Sentence: The Sudanese Government has made a series of gestures that are meant to placate the West but are also emblematic of the country’s need to become more flexible and pragmatic, […]
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 […]
Suppose you go to a party. Now in that party, you are not allowed to “sip”any drink. No drinks allowed. No soda, no beer. Sorry. Just imagine how dull and lifeless that party would be! The “sip” in “Insipid” should remind you of such a party.
Abhor [Verb] Sentence: Jimmy abhorred waking up in the morning and going to office, especially on Mondays. Meaning: To hate, To detest, To despise How to Remember? “A-Bhor” can be thought of […]
Abrade [Verb] Sentence: Majuli, the world’s largest river island, is being abraded by the mighty river Brahmaputra itself. Meaning: Erode, Wear away, Abrase How to Remember? The “rad” in “Abrade” should remind you […]
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 […]