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Duress

Duress Mnemonic Aid to Learn Duress: We learn the word Duress with the help of a simple word trick: DURESS , on simple rearrangement, becomes U DRESS: A tyrant husband to his wife: It’s an order, U DRESS the way I tell you to, else you don’t get a dime from me. Second Mnemonic for Duress: There is another mnemonic device that you can use for duress: Duress simply means you are under stress! Hope you can work out the logic behind this one. Pronunciation: doo-res, dyoo-, door-is, dyoorMeaning of Duress: 1. Compulsory threat or pressure. 2. Meaning In Law: a. Such constraint or coercion as will render void a contract or other legal act entered or performed under its influence. b. Forcible imprisonment.

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Manifold

Hoodwink Mnemonic Aid to Learn Manifold MANIFOLD equals to MANY FOLDS! Many folds become multiple folds. In the case these manifold, these folds are of multiple and varied kinds. You just can’t put them down to any one type or nature. Meanings of Manifold 1. Many and varied; of many kinds; multiple: our manifold failings. 2. Having many features or forms: manifold intelligence. 3. Consisting of or operating several devices of one kind at the same time. 4. A whole composed of diverse elements. 5. To make several copies of, as with carbon paper. Pronunciation: man-uh-fohld Sentence Examples for Manifold 1. The advantages of Yoga are manifold. 2. The government wishes to create a manifold program for social reform. 3. The manifold class-divisions of society mean that no single solution is acceptable to all the classes.

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Castigate

Castigate Mnemonic Tip for Castigate: The word castigate could be remembered by breaking it into 2 parts, “cast-gate”. If you have a guest who has stayed inside your house for longer than you expected and has been eating off of you, you get irritated and punish him by throwing him out of your house. You cast him out of your house’s gate. The word is mostly used when you are flinched by someone or something and have a huge urge to reprimand the very same person. Pronunciation: kas-ti-geyt Meanings for Castigate: 1. To inflict severe punishment 2. To criticize or reprimand 3. To punish in order to correct Usage Examples: 1. There are better methods of correction than castigation (noun). 2. The strict teacher castigated the student for eating his tiffin during the class (verb). 3. Health inspectors castigated the kitchen staff for poor hygiene (verb). 4. The fugitive knew that they would castigate him once found (verb).

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Culpable

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Culpable Mnemonic Aid to Learn Culpable CULPABLE equals to ‘CAPABLE CULPRIT’, the one who is supposed to take all the blame. Culpable people are those who commit the deed, the crime. That means they are culprits, and since they are capable of doing more such acts in the future (because they experience of doing it once), they can be labeled as ‘capable culprits’. It is as simple as that! Meaning of Culpable 1. Deserving blame or censure; blameworthy. Pronunciation: kuhl-puh-buhl Sentence Examples for Culpable 1. The ones who are culpable for the crime generally go scot-free and the others suffer. 2. All individuals culpable of committing the riots should be brought to justice. 3. That was culpable negligence on the part of Tom.

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Accost

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Accost Mnemonic Aid to Learn Accost: Accost breaks down into a simple word combination: ATY ANY COST. But what do you do at any cost that helps explain the meaning of the word? Well, imagine beggars. They approach you at absolutely any cost for some alms. They can be pretty aggressive too, almost demanding too. That precise action, where you are approached aggressively or boldly is referred to as accost. Meaning of Accost 1. To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request. 2. To solicit for sex. Pronunciation: uh-kawst, uh-kost Sentence Examples for Accost: 1. The students accosted the principal so that they could get an off from college. 2. The beggars accosted the little boy and his mother till they got something from them. 3. Prostitutes generally accost men in search of clients.

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Inane

Inane

Mnemonic Aid to Learn Inane A simple mnemonic trick for this word: INANE = INSANE Add a simple s and you are good for the word. Meaning of Inane 1. One that lacks sense or substance Pronunciation:</emih-neyn Sentence Examples for Inane 1. Inane remarks by students are seldom appreciated by teachers. 2. Inane and insane are two words that are commonly confused, though the difference between the two is subtle only. 3. At some point of time, all married men tolerate the inane behavior of their wives.

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Brash

Brash Mnemonic Aid to Learn Brash A simple breakdown: Brash= Be Rash Brash means someone is bold and hasty, and does not give the kind of thought to his actions that is required. Meaning of Brash 1. a. Hasty and unthinking; impetuous/ rash. 2. Lacking in sensitivity or tact. 3. Presumptuously forward; impudent. See Synonyms at shameless. 4. Brittle: brash timbers. Pronunciation: brash Sentence Examples for Brash 1. Brash statements should be avoided as they can stir a controversy. 2. Youngsters often take brash decisions, only to reflect poorly in their future course of actions. 3. Brash behavior in an organization should be minimized at all costs, as it leads to problems in the team.

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Work Out Zone
Work Out 1: Match the following words with their respective meanings or synonyms. Word 1 Duress 2 Castigate 3 Manifold 4 Culpable 5 Accost 6 Inane 7 Brash Meaning or Synonym A inconsiderate B blameful C challenge D multiple E absurd F compulsion G reprimand

Work Out 2: Did you really understand the word? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Decisions taken under some duress often prove wrong. Teachers castigate kids for good work. His income increased manifold. Culpable activities must be punished. Children accost their parents to fulfil their demands Wise people always make inane statements. Brash behaviour must not be encouraged. yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no no no no no no no

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Answers: Work Out Zone
Work Out 1 1-F, 2-G, 3-D, 4-B, 5-C, 6-E, 7-A Work Out 2 1-yes, 2-no, 3-yes, 4-yes, 5-yes, 6-no, 7-yes

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