Noxious Meaning

Synonyms : harmful, injurious

Noxious Sentence : Stay away from the noxious fumes of that solution.

Under The Lens : Noxious and Obnoxious

Etymologically noxious is related to hurt and to slaughter. Don’t confuse it with obnoxious. Noxious means injurious to physical or mental health while obnoxious means very offensive or objectionable. Ex – Noxious snakes were killing everyone in that obnoxious film.

Sentence: Stay away from the noxious fumes of that solution.

Dearth Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ dearth sentences

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Mnemonic Dictionary


Mnemonic – death due to scarcity of food on earth


Word – Dearth



a) smallness of quantity or number

b) scarcity


Part of Speech – noun


Synonyms – insufficiency, deficiency, inadequacy, shortage, lack


Antonyms – sufficiency, excess, abundance


Dearth sentences

1   The dearth of drinking water in desert areas has always made life difficult for the dwellers.

2   There is a dearth of scientific research in certain fields due to lack of funding.

3   Despite being a software hub there is dearth of path breaking work in the field of software development in India.

4   The dearth of data meant that the probability of an accurate prediction was low.

5   How can we call this city developed when it still dealing with its dearth of power.

6   There is dearth of talent in this talent show.


Accolade Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ accolade sentences



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Word – Accolade



a) an expression of praise

b) an award or honour


Part of Speech – Noun


Synonyms – praise, award, honor


Accolade Sentences

1   Her performance at the Kodak theater won her many accolades.

2   It was a difficult surgery and the team of doctors deserve all the accolades bestowed upon them.

3   The FIFA player of the year is a sporting accolade given to the best soccer player of the year.

4   The ultimate accolade for an artist is the love and affection of his audience and fans.

5   It may always be debated whether a particular film deserves all the accolades showered by the critics.

6   Heath Ledger’s performance in Batman received accolades from the press.


Under the Lens: The Accolade Ceremony

The accolade is the ceremony to award knighthood. Over the years the ceremony has taken many forms. The most popular being the tapping of the flat side of the sword on the shoulders of the person being knighted. From about 1852, the meaning of “accolade” was extended to mean “praise” or “award” or “honor.”


Nascent Meaning


Synonyms : budding, emerging

Nascent Sentence : Adult film industry is still nascent in this country.

Under The Lens : Nascent Etymology

Nascent is etymologically ‘being born’, budding is ‘pushing forward’ and emerging is ‘rising up’. This should give you an idea about the slight differences in their meanings. Nascent is a neutral term while budding and emerging are words with a more positive tone.

An actor is nascent if he is new to the industry. He is budding or emerging if his performances are being appreciated.

Decorum Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ decorum sentences


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drink decent rum for decorum

maintain polite or appropriate behavior


Word – decorum


Meaning – polite or appropriate behavior or conduct


Part of Speech – noun


Synonyms – propriety, properness, orderliness, decency, etiquette


Antonyms – rudeness, impoliteness, indecency


Decorum sentences

1   The teacher asked the class to maintain decorum while she was gone.

2   The rules that a society follows are to maintain decorum but we must realize that as we develop certain rules are needless.

3   A prince of a large state is expected to act with more decorum.

4   The chef of the house was the master of the other servants and would ensure decorum.

5   The people of the tribe were lenient on the tourists who lacked proper decorum.

6   The principal asked the students to maintain decorum in the auditorium while watching the performances.


Under the Lens: Difference between Etiquette, Propriety and Decorum

Although these words are used interchangeable, you can find minute differences in them.

Propriety is associated with proper behavior. It means conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners. It is the most general of the three words.

Etiquette means following the code of conduct followed in any class or community. Like propriety it also refers to good manners like making others feel comfortable in social situations, having a proper behavior etc.

Decorum has more to do with orderliness. It suggests dignified manner of dress, speech, behavior etc.


Avarice Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ avarice sentences | Avarice Vs Greed



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Mnemonic – Ava eats rice greedily


Word – Avarice


Meaning – Greed esp. for wealth


Part of Speech – noun


Synonyms – avidity, covetousness


Antonyms – generosity, philanthropy


Avarice Sentences

1   The problem with a capitalist world is that its primary motivations are based on the avarice of an individual.

2   Game of Thrones is based on the political ambitions and avarice of the rich and mighty.

3   How do you aim to satisfy the avarice of a conqueror that is not willing to stop until the whole world is at his feet?

4   People say she married him not because of love but due to avarice.


Avaricious Sentences

1   Gollum is an avaricious creature created by Tolkien whose lust for ‘The Ring’ is legendary.

2   Moll Flanders can be termed as an avaricious woman who sees everything in terms of money.


Under the Lens: Difference between Avarice and Greed

Greed is an informal word. Although greed can suggest an unreasonable desire for wealth, possessions and other things, it is more often used to express an excessive desire for food.

Avarice is a more formal word. It is also a stronger word as it suggests an extreme desire. Avarice is always associated with money and possessions. So don’t call your sibling avaricious if he/she is snatching chocolate from you.


Learn The Map of Asia

Learn the Map of Asia


It is difficult to memorize maps because the shapes of countries and continents are vague and hence easily forgotten. Imagine if the map of Asia was shaped like a giant and the countries were its body, legs etc. Wouldn’t it be easier to remember it then? Well that is exactly what we have done. To help you memorize the map of Asia, we have transformed it into a giant called Rusty.

Learn the Map of Asia


Well let me tell you a few things about Rusty. He loves to eat horses. So in the illustration, Rusty is cooking a horse in a vessel. It is inverted as it wouldn’t fit in the vessel otherwise. Horse is a weird animal to eat! When we asked him why he loved eating horses, he started singing “It’s My Life.” Anyways, the inverted horse will help you in memorizing the countries in The Middle East.

Rusty is holding a Kazak spoon in his hand with which he is stirring the horse in the vessel. Don’t worry no animals were harmed while making this illustration. The Kazak spoon helps you in locating Kazakhstan on the map.

Learn the Map of Asia

Rusty lost one of his legs while fighting with the South American monster, which is a croc. Must have eaten his leg I guess! Anyways so Rusty uses a wooden stump as a replacement – the wooden stump being the Indian sub-continent. His other leg is a sort of a dinosaur which he uses to catch small animals. This mutated leg helps you in remembering the countries of South East Asia.

Learn the Map of Asia

Well I hope you got an idea of how we will help you learn the map of Asia. Wherever we have felt that you might find it difficult to remember the location of the countries, we have used mnemonics. Like to help you remember the countries on the head of the inverted horse, we have used the mnemonic : Why men like his forehead – because his nose looks like a man. Y men helps you remember Yemen while a man helps you remember Oman.

To make things simpler, we have divided the map into three parts.


  • South East Asia, which is the mutated leg and the animals it is looking to catch.
  • The Rest of Asia, which is the monster Rusty itself.

Watch these videos and you will learn the map of Asia in no time.



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