Axiom Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ axiom sentences | axiom vs theorem vs principle



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An X (ex) invited on marriage day is trouble

This is a universally recognized principle


Word – Axiom


Meaning – A universally recognized principle


Part of Speech – noun


Synonyms – principle, theorem, adage, precept 


Antonyms – nonsense, absurdity


Axiom sentences

1   If we all are gifted and special why doesn’t it look like it? The answer lies in an axiom we follow religiously: play it safe.

2   Save the environment is a universally accepted axiom then why aren’t stronger measures been taken to save this planet.

3   Isn’t it a historically accurate axiom that ‘history repeats itself’?

4   In many old axioms lies the wisdom of our forefathers.

5   ‘Money attracts money’ is a popular axiom we use whenever we discuss finance.

6   When I asked him to prove his statement, he said that it was an axiom.


Under the Lens: Difference between Axiom, Principle and Theorem

These words indicate statements of fact or generality which are considered to be true or fundamental.

Principle is the most general of these terms. In this context it means a fundamental, primary or general law from which others are derived.

An axiom is a statement that is considered to be true. It is self-evident and doesn’t need to be proven.

A theorem is derived from axioms and other logical connectives. It is not self-evident and needs to be proven.


Bucolic Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ bucolic sentences

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Mnemonic – Bulls Cows Lik(c)e characteristics of rural areas and their inhabitants.


Word – Bucolic



a) characteristics of rural areas and their inhabitants

b) rustic and pastoral


Part of Speech – adjective


Synonyms – pastoral, rustic, agrarian, rural


Antonyms – urban


Bucolic sentences

1   He preferred the bucolic life in the rural areas now, after spending years in the metropolitan.

2   The greedy hoteliers are now targeting the bucolic landscapes of the countryside and selling it to the high income city dwellers looking for quiet.

3   The bucolic life in the villages of India is difficult without proper electricity, water and dwindling land resources per family.

4   He was looking for the bucolic settings of an Afghan village for his new feature film.

5   The beautiful riverside town of Pirsa had a bucolic feel and some amazing food to offer.

6   The bucolic painting reminded me of my village.


Under the Lens: Bucolic, Pastoral and Rustic, Noun forms

All these words as adjectives mean characteristic of rural areas. As nouns rustic and bucolic mean a country person. These two words have a neutral tone unlike some other words used for a country person, like hayseed and yokel, which are derogatory. Pastoral as a noun is a literary or other artistic work that portrays the rural life.


Abash Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ Abash Sentences


A mothers anger and a word to remember


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Mnemonic –A boy bashed by his mother in-front of everyone feels embarrassed


Word – Abash



a)  embarrass

b)  cause to feel ashamed


Part of Speech – verb


Synonyms – embarrass, mortify, shame


Antonyms – make clear, enlighten, clarify


Abash sentences

1   You may abash your child in-front of a group, in the hope of making him correct his mistake but most psychologists will advise you against it.

2   Do not abash yourself in the eyes of the Almighty by easily giving in to your vices.

3   How can I trust you when you are so happy to abash my parents in-front of your friends?


Abashed sentences

1   The scientist was abashed at the convention when he failed at his experiment.

2   The media should be abashed at selling people’s personnel lives and gossips without showing any discretion.

3   He was abashed when his mother caught him looking at pornography.


Abashment sentence

1   A woman posing for the art school students had gotten rid of the abashment of being nude.

Capricious Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ capricious sentences


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Mnemonic – Capricorn’s various moods


Word – Capricious



a) given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior

b) unpredictable


Part of Speech – adjective


Synonyms – changeable, erratic, chameleonic, whimsical


Antonyms – constant, steady


Capricious Sentences

1   He is having trouble adapting to the various moods of his capricious lover.

2   The capricious weather in England was playing spoilsport at Wimbledon.

3   My wife is a capricious woman and I’m not sure how will she react to this unexpected news.

4   Such is the capricious nature of fate that a prince may be a pauper one day or vice-versa.

5   Was it his capricious behavior that was affecting his relationships since women could only guess what he wanted?

6   The old sailor was acquainted with the capricious ways of the sea and his advice could not be taken lightly.


Click here to know the difference between Changeable, Erratic, Chameleonic, Capricious and Whimsical.


Censure Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ censure sentences

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Mnemonic – cent sure to severely criticize the dollar


Word – Censure


Meaning – to severely criticize


Part of Speech – verb


Synonyms – admonish, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove


Antonyms – approve, endorse, compliment


Censured Sentences

1   The author has censured capitalism in his latest novel.

2   The world has censured nations which have not been able to root out terrorism.


Censure Sentences

1   I value not her censure any more than I should do her commendation. (taken from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility)

2   After working hard for something it hurts when someone censures your work.

3   Jack’s girlfriend would often censure him for his lack of sensitivity.

4   You can only do your work; the media may praise you one day and censure you on another.


Know about the Words of Criticism – Censure vs Reprimand vs Reproach vs Admonish vs Reprove vs Rebuke


Aberrant Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ Aberrant sentences



A unique ant and a unique word


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Mnemonic – A berry ant is aberrant because it is Diverging or different from the normal type of ant.


Word – Aberrant


Meaning – Diverging or different from the normal type


Part of Speech – Adjective


Synonyms – abnormal, anomalous, errant, unusual


Antonyms – Normal, usual, regular


Aberrant sentences

1   The aberrant nature of sexual behavior in certain tribes surprises us.

2   Genetic research shows that identifying aberrant genes may help us understand and cure many diseases

3   Society has always found it difficult to accept any aberrant behavior.

4   The most loved characters in children stories are those that think, speak, or behave in aberrant ways.

5   Due to the aberrant data, the experiment had to be done again.


Under the Lens: Errant, Aberrant and Inerrant

Both errant and aberrant mean deviating or straying from the normal course. Errant, more specifically, can just mean wandering or straying. Errant and aberrant come from the same root. If we add the negative prefix in- to that root, we get inerrant which means free from errors. Inerrant should have meant not wandering etymologically but language is not mathematics. Anyways I hope you got the idea.


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 – 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.