Wednesday, June 9, 2010

B-5

Bereaved -  deprived of something valuable or beloved
Usage -  His friends gathered to console him upon his sudden bereavement.
Link1 -  sounds like be+leave+d....Imagine your girlfriend left you; So, you will be called as bereaved...

Bereft - deprived of (something valuable), lacking 
Usage - I do say he is a womaniser and she..poor little bereft thing..
Link - be+reft--reft sounds like left, imagine a man who is left alone after his girlfriend left him or deprived of someone lovable...
Link2 - sounds like theft...when theft occurs...he/she is deprived of that thing...
Link3 - bereft = beer + left and therefore DEPRIVED of beer...

Berserk -  mad with violent anger, frenzied.
Usage -  Angered, he went berserk and began to wreck the room.
Link1 -  be(y) + serk(sarak); when someone is excited and does crazy things, his friends say , “abey sarak gayi kya”..
Link2 - Berserk resembles the hindi word Besabar.. someone who's madly excited about something.....

Beseech -  beg, plead with.
Usage -  The workaholic officer’s wife beseeched him to spend more time with their son.
Link -   sounds like pleeze(please); a beggar asking...Bees (20) rupees de do please...

Beset -  harass or trouble from all directions, hem in
Usage -  The country is beset with severe economic problems.
Link1 – for all cricket fans.... be+set ~ Once the batsman is SET, he can easily attack the bowlers and make runs on all sides...i.e. he is attacking on all sides....
Link2 - beset. bees+attack. imagine bees attack on u from all directions... 

Besiege -  surround with armed forces, harass, to crowd around.Usage -  Reporters besieged the winner for interviews.
Link1 -  Be + siege (sieze);..Indian army has seized the line of control, and now the whole area is surrounded by armed forces...

Besmirch -   soil, defile, to stain, to make dirty Usage -  The article in the paper besmirched my reputation
Link1 -  Besmirch = Bees + Mirch (In Hindi language Bees means twenty and Mirch means pepper) So,if you will add twenty pepper to the dish, you will definitely spoil the dish...

Bestial -  beastlike, brutal, inhuman.Usage -  The bestial conditions into which the city has sunk.
Link - This word together sounds like BEast tail -- beast with a tail implies lacking of human quality ~ inhuman...
Link2 -  bestial(Beastial) sounds like beast, a beast is brutal and inhuman.

Bestow  -  confer, to present as a gift or an honorUsage -  BCCI bestowed high praise on the Indian team after winning the series against Bangladesh.
Link1 -  This word sounds like best toy; when you give a BEST TOY TO your little brother on his birthday, you basically confer your best wishes or your love to him by giving him a gift...

Betoken -  signify, indicate by sign, to portend.Usage -  Black clothes betoken mourning.
Link1 -  divide it like be+token ; When we park a vehicle in public parking or deposit something a token is given...a token is a sign of or signifies that our stuff is kept there..

Betroth -  become engaged to be married, to promise to marryUsage -  She was betrothed to her husband at the age of twenty.
Link1 -  be + troth(truth)..after doing it a lot of times when the girl asked for betrothment....the guy said the truth that he has already betrothed to another girl... :P
Link2 - be+Troth -- sounds like truth...The lovers finally fretted out the TRUTH that they both are going to marry each other after hiding their affair from past 3 years....

Bevy -  a large group, a group or an assemblage, flock of birdsUsage -  The movie actor was surrounded by a bevy of starlets.
Link1 -  Bevy=be +"we" not me, hence refers to a group,,,,
Link2 -  Bevy – beverage; When ever people drink beverages they do so with a group of friends.
Link3 - sounds like BIWI (wife in hindi) .. wives like to go to kitty party GROUPS...

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