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Egregious Mnemonic

Egregious Mnemonic Dictionary Video | 5+ egregious sentences

Tagline A two faced egg and a word   Mnemonic Video [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdsXoQPP3Pw?rel=0]   Mnemonic Dictionary   Mnemonic - egg religious but extremely bad   Word - Egregious   Meaning - extremely bad   Part of Speech - adjective   Synonyms - heinous, deplorable, atrocious   Antonyms - slight, insignificant   Egregious Sentences 1   It seemed that...
Limn Mnemonic

Limn Meaning | Limn Mnemonic

  Limn Synonyms: depict, describe, portray Limn Sentence: The artist had limned a beautiful picture of the hills.   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuJBe_zv578?rel=0]   Under The Lens: Limn Etymology Limn comes from luminen (to illuminate manuscripts). Although initially it meant the same in...
Lectern Meaning

Lectern Meaning | Lectern Mnemonic

  Lectern Synonym: reading desk Lectern Sentence: To get rid of his tendency of moving his hands while speaking he held the lectern during his entire speech.   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxH1hjLmttc?rel=0]   Under The Lens: Lectern Etymology Lectern comes from the Latin...
Hermetic Meaning

Hermetic meaning | Hermetic Mnemonic

  Hermetic Synonyms: airtight Hermetic Sentence: Certain food items are kept in hermetic containers to prevent the formation of germs or bacteria.   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT9LwKOzpDU?rel=0]   Under The Lens: Hermetic Etymology The legendary patron of alchemy Hermes Trismegistos supposedly invented the...
Kudos Mnemonic

Kudos Meaning | Kudos Mnemonic

  Kudos Synonyms: praise, acclaim Kudos Sentence: Natalie Portman's performance in The Black Swan received kudos from public and critics alike.   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPO_EUW3PKI?rel=0]   Under The Lens: Kudos Etymology The word Kudos comes from Greek kydos (glory, fame). It entered...
Furlong mnemonic

Furlong meaning | Furlong Mnemonic

  Furlong Sentence: He maintained his health by running a distance of about fourteen furlongs every morning.   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc3cmSxO1is?rel=0]   Under The Lens: Furlong Etymology Furlong comes from old English words furh (furrow) and lang (long). Furlong originated as...
Mnemonic Video Dictionary / Ostracize Meaningvideo

Ostracize Meaning

  Ostracize Synonyms: blackball, boycott Ostracize Sentence: When her father was convicted for felony, her friends ostracized her instead of supporting her. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpfjVpr1mkk?rel=0]   Under The Lens: Ostracize History In ancient Greece there was a practice where certain people...
Heartrending Meaningvideo

Heartrending Meaning

  Heartrending Synonyms: depressing, grievous, heartbreaking Heartrending Sentence: The condition of the poor people in this city is heartrending. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykO3KASQSDs?rel=0] Under The Lens: Heartrending Etymology The word originated somewhere in the 1680s. Rend means to tear apart or...
Unkempt Meaningvideo

Unkempt Meaning

  Unkempt Synonyms: untidy, neglected Unkempt Sentence: The unkempt garden indicated that probably no one was living in that house. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOaCom_0Jp8?rel=0] Under The Lens: Unkempt Etymology Unkempt comes from un-(not) + kempt (well combed, neat). Hence unkempt means...
Necromancy Meaningvideo

Necromancy Meaning

  Necromancy Synonyms: sorcery, witchcraft Necromancy Sentence: People are always interested in knowing about their future and necromancy is one of the ways to do it according to some sorcerers. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y17USL_-IhI?rel=0] Under The Lens: Necromancy Etymology Necromancy comes...