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Groups
COMBINE
DRY/ EXTREMELY WET (-)
EXCESS
EXCESSIVE PATRIOTISM (-)
FERTILE
INCREASE
LESSEN IN INTENSITY
LUCKY / UNLUCKY (-)
PAIN / SUFFERING
POOR
POOR CONDITION
REDUCE
RELEVANT
REMEMBERING THE PAST
SHORTAGE / LACK OF
SPEND LAVISHLY (-)
SURE / CERTAIN
SWELL
UNCLEAR IN MEANING
UNWILLING TO SPEND
VERY HIGH PRICE
VERY LESS
WEALTHY
Words Relation to Group Meaning Mnemonic/Example
Bankrupt
Form: an,adj,v
Tone: neg
You might not have any money in your
pocket, but it doesn’t necessarily mean
you are bankrupt. It takes a legal
proceeding for the courts to declare a
person bankrupt — or officially unable to
pay his debts.
Mnemonic: When your bank is
ruptured (you left without
money), you would definitely be
Bankrupt
Example: The company was
declared Bankrupt by the court.
Destitute
Form: adj
Tone: neg
When you think of the word destitute,
which means poor or lacking other
necessities of life, think of someone who is
in desperate straits. A very, very tight
budget is poor. Living on the streets is
destitute.
Mnemonic: Break it as
DE+INSTITUE...that means the
person who has never been to
any INSTITUTE..i.e. who is
ILLITERATE is very poor
Example: When he died, his
family was left completely
Destitute.
Impecunious
Form: adj
Tone: neg
If you are hard up, broke, penniless, or
strapped for cash, you could describe
yourself as impecunious. Then maybe you
could make some money teaching
vocabulary words.
Mnemonic: IM(not)+PECUNIA is
a root for money...hence
Impecunious means having little
or no money.
Example: They were so
Impecunious that they couldn't
afford to give one another even
token Christmas gifts
Impoverish
Form: v
Tone: neg
To impoverish is to take away a person's
livelihood. When a drought ruins a farmer's
crop and he has nothing to harvest, his
bad luck may leave him and his family
impoverished, or poor.
Mnemonic: Impoverish can be
remembered as INTO POVERTY
Example: These changes are
likely to Impoverish single-
parent families even further.
Root: IM means NOT.
Indigent
Form: adj
Tone: neg
An indigent person is extremely poor,
lacking the basic resources of a normal life.
Often the indigent lack not only money but
homes.
Mnemonic: Indigent (poor)
cannot be INDULGENT(rich and
overspending)
Example: Homeless shelters,
soup kitchens, free medical
clinics and court-appointed
lawyers are all institutions that
our society has developed to
help indigen
Insolvent
Form: adj
Tone: neg
Piggy bank empty? Nothing but lint in your
pockets? Then you're probably unable to
meet any financial obligations. In other
words, you are insolvent.
Mnemonic: in + solvent = one
who cant solve his debts.
Example: The company has
been declared Insolvent.
Mendicant
Form: n,adj
Tone: neg
People who live off begging can be called
mendicants. However, you probably
wouldn't call your kids mendicants, even
though they beg you for stuff, because the
word mendicant also implies extreme
poverty.
Mnemonic: Mendicant - Men +
dI + Can't : men who say I can't,
they don't like to work and
sometimes start practicing
beggary
Example: A Mendicant
approached me while I was
waiting at the traffic signal.
Pauper
Form: n
Tone: neut/neg
Pauper is an old-fashioned word for
someone who is poor — really poor, like
the paupers described by Charles Dickens
or Mark Twain.
Mnemonic: Pauper and POOR
rhymes partially.
Example: She was buried in a
Pauper's grave.
Penury
Form: n
Tone: neg
Penury means extreme poverty to the
point of homelessness and begging in the
streets. Economic downturns, job loss,
shopping sprees, and weekends at the
high rollers' table in Vegas can lead to
penury.
Mnemonic: pen+ru(pee)-no
rupee to buy a pen
Example: He died in Penury.
X Solvent
Form: adj,n
Tone: neg
As an adjective, solvent describes
someone who's got cash on hand.
Mnemonic: Sounds like "solve"
+ "rent". If you want to solve
the issues related to rent then
you must be able to pay all your
debts.
Example: In some cases, banks
that were otherwise solvent
faced collapse.
Legends:
X : Antonyms
* : Words with slightly different meaning from the majority of the words in a cluster.
# : Words which are neither synonyms nor antonyms.
(+) : The words in this family are used usually in positive context.
(-) : The words in this family are used usually in negative context.
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