Monday, June 7, 2010


Belligerent - quarrelsome
Usage - The diplomats did not approve of the country's belligerent attitude towards its neighbour.
Link - sounds like billi(TOM)+jerry...belli (TOM) and jerry always quarrel in TOM and JERRY cartoon.

Bemoan - express dissatisfaction or grief, lament, moan for, express sorrow or disapproval of
Usage - All the girls bemoaned the loss of the last eligible bachelor into the arms of another girl.
Link - be+moan--moan sounds like maun(hindi word)(few minute silence in remembrance of someone.) in order to express our grief when someone dies we keep maun for few minutes...

Bemused - confused, lost in thought, preoccupied
Usage - He felt as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class.
Link - sounds like music...when a mouse was palying music in a music shop, everyone was confused...but it was a music system playing from background....and mouse was a toy looking like a real one...

Benediction - blessing, the act of praying for divine protection
Usage -  The meeting closed with Fr.Antony pronouncing benediction.
Link - sounds like ben's Pakistan there is a ceremony where kid's dick is cut from front(just the small skin) is regarded as a blessing....

Benevolent - kind, helpful and generous
Usage - Her benevolent aunt paid for her music classes.
Link - bene(root bene means good)+volent(voluntarily) good person voluntarily donating his all GOODS to people...

Benign - kindly, favorable, not malignant 
Usage - The priest had a benign smile. 
Link - benign sounds like begin; this kind of beginning is favorable and beneficial for our all future projects.

Benison - blessing
Usage - I could never step in to marriage without my Grandmother's benison.
Link - beni+son-->After 10 years of marriage, the god finally blessed the couple with a SON...the couple was too tired to try doing it again.... :P
Link2 - BENISON splits as "Bend" down my "son" when a son asks for blessing from his father or elder...

Bequeath -  leave to someone by means of a will, hand down in his will
Usage - My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry.
Link - divide it like-be(before)+queath(sounds like death)-->a father wrote a will before his death, that his all property should be given to his son...father bequeathed his property to his son..

Berate - to scold somebody
Usage - The mother berated the child for entering a stranger's car.
Link - I berated the shopkeeper when he charged me high rates...
Link2 - be+rate ~ he was RATEd BElow expectations and hence forth scolded...
Link3 - The servant failed to get the Basmati rice at the desired RATE, therefore the owner scolded him severely...

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