Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Aegis - shield, with the protection or support
Usage - Without being protected by his aegis, he was prone to being killed.
Link - aegis ~ age is; if your age is too much (old), you don't have to wear condom as shield during sex.

Affable - pleasant ,kind and easy to talk to

Usage - Affable teacher tells me interesting fables.
Link - aff (affair) + able : You will be able to have an affair with a girl only if she is affable.

Affected - artificial, pretended
Usage - Her affected manner displeased him.
Link1 - Artificial smile has artificial effects on the face.
Link2 -  affect ~ effect; side-effects of some medicine can make you affected.

Affinity - feeling of kinship, natural attraction
Usage - He had an affinity for politics.
Link1 - Everybody has affinity for opposite sex but there is exception in every case(hope you understand).
Link2 - affinity (replace the second f with k), and then the expansion goes like this: A F(eeling of) K(inship &) similar)ITY.

Affliction - pain and suffering
Usage - She did not want to face the afflictions of old age.
Link - affliction is a friction in heart.. A very heavy feeling.. A fr(L)iction..

Affront - insult, a remark or an action that insults or offends somebody
Link - af + front.......in(front)... and whenever you insult someone in front of others you do it intentionally to hurt them.

Agape - open mouthed,  the love of God or Christ for mankind
Usage - Her agape for him finally won his heart.
Link - Gap of mouth increases when mouth was agape.

Aggrandize - increase or raise in power
Usage - The artist aggrandized his painting to make it look more real.
Link - Ram's grandfather is still aggrandizing his number of wives to enjoy.

Aghast - filled with horror and surprise
Usage - She was aghast at the verdict delivered by the jury.
Link - a + ghast ~ a + ghost; a ghost house is filled with lot of surprises and fear, so we get horrified.

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