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Word : APPRISE

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In this jungle it is said that if a sleeping APE starts automatically RISING in the air, it is a serious matter & the king must be INFORMED about it.

 

Word : APPRISE

Pronunciation : ap·prise  (ə-prīz′)

Breakup : APE + RISE

Meaning : To make aware; inform.

 

Synonym :

Apprize, Notify, Send word, Give notice, Advise

Memory Questionnaire:

 Question 1: What was happening to the Ape?

  • Option1 : It was Sleeping
  • Option2 : It was sleeping on a high bed
  • Option3 : It was sleeping & rising in the air

Question 2: What was supposed to be done when the Ape starts rising?

  • Option1 : Inform the Lion
  • Option2 : Lion to wear Uniform
  • Option3 : Do not inform the Lion

Question 3: What is the meaning of the Word?

  • Option1 : To Inform
  • Option2 : To make aware of
  • Option3 : Both 1 & 2 above

 

Sentences & News:

 1. SEZ: SC asks Haryana to apprise it about land allocated to RIL

2. PM meets President to apprise him about Republic Day preparations

3. TN BJP to apprise leadership on anti-CHOGM sentiments

4. Apprise information for Medicare beneficiaries

History & Origin:

The word comes from late Middle English: from Old French aprisier, from a (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + prisier ‘to price, prize’, from pris. The change in the ending in the 17th century was due to association with prize.

 

 

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Word : ABATE

AB (ABhishek) ATE most of the food being served at the dining table so every one else  got very less (REDUCED) food in their plate.

 

Word : ABATE

Pronunciation : a·bate  (ə-bāt′)

Breakup : AB (Abhishek Bachan) + ATE

Meaning : To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen

 

Synonym : Slake, Slack

 

Memory Questionnaire:

 Question 1: What was the word breakup?

  • Option1 : AB  Eat
  • Option2 : AB  Ate
  • Option3 : ABa Ate

Question 2: What did AB do?

  • Option1 : AB gave most of the food from his plate to others
  • Option2 : AB ate most of the food that reduced quantity for others
  • Option3 : AB wanted most of the food

Question 3: What is the meaning of the Word?

  • Option1 : To lessen in quantity
  • Option2 : To reduce in intensity
  • Option3 : Both 1 & 2 above

Sentences & News:

1. Trustees Abate Portion of 2013 Tax Levy Used for Debt Service, Announce Intent for Equity Adjustment

2. New diagnostic criteria may abate autism prevalence

3. The threat of further terror strikes in the capital has not abated.

4. Another feature is that these great storms to not necessarily abate as they come inland.

5. Meanwhile, the debate over this and similar cases will not abate.

 

History & Origin:

Included in Middle English from Old French abatre ‘to fell’, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + batre ‘to beat’ (from Latin battere, battuere ‘to beat’).

 

 

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Word : RAMPANT

Shri RAM is wearing a PANT whose length is INCREASING UNRESTRAINED.

 

Word : RAMPANT

Pronunciation : ram·pant  (răm′pənt)

Breakup : RAM + PANT

Meaning : Extending unchecked; unrestrained

 

Memory Questionnaire:

 Question 1: What was the word breakup?

  • Option1 : RAMP ANT
  • Option2 : RAM ANT
  • Option3 : RAM PANT

Question 2: What was Shri Ram doing?

  • Option1 : Was wearing a pant
  • Option2 : Was folding a pant
  • Option3 : Was buying a pant

Question 3: Why Shri Ram was amazed?

  • Option1 : The Pant's colour was blue and he didn't like blue
  • Option2 : The length of the pant was increasing unrestrained
  • Option3 : Both 1 & 2 above

 

Sentences & News:

1. Rampant Liverpool moves 2nd in Premier League

2. Rampant food waste a barrier to cutting poverty: World Bank

3. Gun violence rampant in U.S.: report

4. Corruption is rampant all over the world

5. Rampant consumerism.

6. The mob is running rampant, and they've infiltrated the police department.

 

History & Origin:

In the Middle English rampaunt from Old French rampant, present participle of ramper, to ramp.

 

 

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Word : CLOISTER

An Oyster is taking away a MONASTERY in its CLAW.

 

Word : CLOISTER

Pronunciation : clois·ter  (kloi′stər)

Breakup : CLAW + OYSTER

Meaning : A place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion, a secluded, quiet place.   (एकान्तस्थल/ मठीय जीवन)

 

Synonym:

Religious Residence

 

History & Origin:

Introduced in middle English (in the sense ‘place of religious seclusion’) from Old French cloistre, from Latin claustrum, clostrum meaning lock, enclosed place, from claudere meaning ‘to close’.

 

Sentences & News:

1. Benedict XVI not leading cloistered life, says Vatican spokesman

2. Sadhu's leave the cloister and wander off in search of food.

 

Memory Questionnaire:

Question 1: What was the word breakup?

  • Option1 : Clay Oyster
  • Option2 : Claw Oyster
  • Option3 : Clove Oyster

Question 2: What was the oyster carrying away?

  • Option1 : A Church
  • Option2 : A Temple
  • Option3 : A Monastery

Question 3: What was the meaning of the word?

  • Option1 : A secluded quiet place
  • Option2 : A place especially a monastery or convent
  • Option3 : Both 1&2 above

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Word : TREASON

Tree's son betrayed him.

 

Word : TREASON

Breakup : TREE + SON

Meaning : any treachery or betrayal

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Word : PECUNIARY

A bride groom is PICKING a NARI* for his swayamvadhu using a garland made of currency notes (MONEY).

 

Word : PECUNIARY

Breakup : PICK + A + NARI

Meaning : Of, pertaining to, or consisting of money.

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Word : GAPE

A fox has opened its mouth very very wide wishing GRAPEs to fall in it.

 

Word : GAPE

Breakup : GRAPE

Meaning : To open the mouth wide; to stare in wonder or amazement, esp with the mouth open

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Word : LAVE

A person is washing his face with LAVA.

 

Word : LAVE

Breakup : LAVA

Meaning : To wash; bathe.

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Word : CELERITY

A RAPID TEA drinking competition is being organized in a company for SALARY increment.

 

Word : CELERITY

Breakup : SALARY + TEA

Meaning : rapidity; swiftness; speed

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Word : RECUPERATE

A special REE COOPER shoe which automatically recovers itself.

 

Word : RECUPERATE

Breakup : REE COOPER shoes

Meaning : To return to health or strength; recover.

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Word : PANACEA

A PEN is curing all ASIAns (people ONLY) of all the diseases by sucking them out from the ASIAn continent.

 

Word : PANACEA (noun)

Pronunciation : pan·a·ce·a  (păn′ə-sē′ə)

Breakup : PEN + ASIA

Meaning : Remedy of all diseases

 

Synonyms :

Catholicon,  Nostrum

Cure-All, Heal-All

 Sentences:

1. Panacea for all network security problems.

2. It is the great panacea, a cure for all ills.

Origin & History:

The word has come via Latin from Greek panakeia which means healing everything, pan means all + akēs meaning remedy.

 

 

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Word: RUMMAGE

A team of Policemen searching for the AGE of the ROOM

 

Word : RUMMAGE (verb)

Pronunciation : rum·mage  (rŭm′ĭj)

Breakup : ROOM + AGE

Meaning :  Ransack; searching thoroughly

 

Synonym:

Ransacking

 Similar words :

Search, Hunting, Hunt

 Sentences:

1. Rummage around the internet all the time

2. Rummaged blindly in the cupboard, knowing that in here somewhere was my old pair of jeans

Origin & History:

late 15th cent.: from Old French arrumage, from arrumer ‘stow (in a hold)’, from Middle Dutch ruim ‘room’. In early use the word referred to the arranging of items such as casks in the hold of a ship, giving rise (early 17th cent.) to the verb sense ‘make a search of (a vessel’).

 

 

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Word: PARIAH

PARIYAN (fairies) are taking a child away with them

 

Word : PARIAH (noun)

Pronunciation : pa·ri·ah  (pə-rī′ə)

Breakup : PARIYAN

Meaning : Social outcast, a person who is rejected (from society or home)

 

Synonym:

Castaway, Outcast, Ishmael

Sentences:

 1. The ensuing scandal made her something of a pariah to the establishment

2. He was a kind of pariah because of what his father had done.

Origin & History :

The word pariah, which can be used for anyone who is a social outcast, independent of social position, recalls a much more rigid social system, which made only certain people pariahs. The caste system of India placed pariahs, also known as Untouchables, very low in society. The word pariah, which we have extended in meaning, came into English from Tamil paṛaiyar, the plural of paṛaiyan, the caste name, which literally means "(hereditary) drummer" and comes from the word paṛai, the name of a drum used at certain festivals. The word is first recorded in English in 1613. Its use in English and its extension in meaning probably owe much to the long period of British rule in India.

 

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Word: LACERATE

A person is TEARING a LASSI ( in Hindi, a drink made of curd) RATE sheet displayed outside the LASSI shop

 

Word : LACERATE

Pronunciation : lac·er·ate  (lăs′ə-rāt′)

Breakup : LASSI + RATE

Meaning :  To tear roughly, mangle;

 

Synonym:

 Mangle, Tear

Sentence:

 1. Lacerated thigh of a grenadier, whose flesh had been torn off by a hand-grenade.

Origin & History:

late Middle English: from Latin lacerat- ‘mangled’, from the verb lacerare, from lacer ‘mangled, torn’.

 

 

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Word: FETID

An ID is being pasted on the FOOT (stinking) of the employee of a company

 

Word : FETID

Pronunciation : fet·id  (fĕt′ĭd, fē′tĭd)

Breakup : FEET + ID

Meaning : Having an offensive odor; stinking;

 

Synonym:

Rank, Foul, Stinking

Sentences:

1. Fetid air away from Oil Drum Lane.

2. Fetid smell

Origin & History:

late Middle English: from Latin fetidus (often erroneously spelled foetidus ), from fetere ‘to stink’.

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