Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Ascetic - avoiding physical pleasures and comforts
Usage - The ascetic lived a solitary life.
Link1 - ascetic ~ acidic; he is living ascetic life by drinking and eating only acidic things (not good in taste) and avoid anything have good taste.
Link2 - sounds like ASS....imagine a person getting rid of all best he is ascetic..

Ascribe - refer, assign
Link - ascribe ~ describe; you should also give a small description of person whom you are going to give credit for his work.

Asinine - stupid
Usage - She punished the boy for his asinine remarks.
Link1 - sounds like ASIN(gajini actress) + MINE ...if u tell ppl that asin is mine, they will call u stupid.
Link2 - Sounds like ASS+NINE = as FOOLISH as nine asses...

Askance - look at somebody/something with doubt or suspicion
Usage - Mary did not quite turn all the way back but looked askance at me with her dark eyes.
Link1 - When you want to take a girl out for a date and are very hesitant to ask her about it, then you make up your mind and ASK her with a glANCE..i.e not looking directly into her eyes...hence ASKANCE is looking sideways or indirectly...
Link2 - When you are giving an exam,if u ask somebody any question...teacher looks at you with askance...

Askew - not in a straight line
Usage - She was standing askew in the queue.
Link1 - Also it can b taken as SCREW which is not straight,it is bent, zigzag etc..
Link2 - screw...when u screw someone you both can't stand straight and do it...on e has to bent...

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