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hi all... coming back to pagalguy after a long time.. i have a small interest in improving my vocab always...and keep searching the net for stuff that can be useful and innovative.. have tried locating the perfect thread which highligh...
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I found one interesting free and stable android app to learn and improve english vocab.


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  • mel*lif*lu*ous adjective 1.sweetly or smoothly flowing;.... 06 Sep '13.
  • how the word Mellifluous is related to the image ?? Very .... 06 Sep '13.
Anshul Garg @Ansh_Ansh 125



1.sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.

2.flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.

Vineet Tirpude @vineetthejoker 1
how the word Mellifluous is related to the image ?? Very absurd

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Word root: misien

Effectively, 'misien/miso' is the root for hatred and words based on this root in some way or the other signify this sentiment. Let's have a look at a few of these words:

1. Misogyny: Hatred of women (Gyny stands for women, remember what a gynaecologist does).2. Misandry: A hatred of a man or of men in general; especially by women (can you figure out what andry would stand for).3. Misanthrope: Someone who has a hatred or distrust of all people (mankind).

source: wordpandit /word power made easy

Using roots to learn words:


Word Origin:The word dolorous comes from the Latin root 'doloro-, dolor-, dolori- , dol- +', meaning 'to feel pain, to grieve; sorrow, grief, mourning'.

There are a number of other interesting words that are derived from this source. One of those is the Latin phrase'Via Dolorosa'. This phrase means 'the road of sadness' and has Biblical origins. The road referred to here is the one followed by Jesus on the way to His crucifixion.

Another interesting word that comes from the same root is 'indolence'. This implies a dislike for work and physical action. An indolent person is basically a lazy one. The question is how is indolent related to dolorous? Indolent comes from the Latin indolentia which means “freedom from pain”. This is a further combination of two Latin roots: in, (meaning “not”) + dolere, (meaning “to suffer pain”). Hence, indolence is basically not suffering from any pain, and how do you do so: by not working, the perfect solution in a way. No work, no pain for the body to go through.

source: wordpandit

how many of you use word roots for learning words? i just love this method

  • one can't remember words without going to the heart of ma.... 15 Aug '13.
Krishan Swami @krishans 228
one can't remember words without going to the heart of matter or thru some silly bt effective mnemonics unless his native lang is english.. powerful m3d of learning..

Alcove : a small recess opening off a larger room, bay

Mnemonics :: alcove ~ a cave; reminds us of a cave which has a small opening.

Agape : Wide open, in a state of wonder and amazement

Mnemonics :: Agape ~ a + gap; an opened mouth has gap between lips and hence agape
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Animadversion : (a critical remark or a criticism) ::

Honey! - mad – version.. sounds like a wife commenting about a version of something her husband had made.

Apropos : (With regarding to, regarding) ::

Apropos sounds like "Propose"

When is the right time to propose to a Girl/Boy you love? Hence apropos is an opportune moment or right moment/time...
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Its the most innovative way of learning words online

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  • its great......words get engraved in our mind forever.... 17 Aug '13.
  • nice attempt. 07 Aug '13.
Raashi CAT15 @rash08 20
its great......words get engraved in our mind forever...
Prashant @smartppc 393
nice attempt

Hi guys

I am searching for an online tool that can help me improve my vocab. Something like, I can read a novel online and I get to see the meanings of difficult words on the same page. The reason that I badly need this tool is, when I try to read a novel, article and I am faced with words which I dont understand I am required to go to google and search them. Many times I get drifted to facebook, twitter etc. This affects my preparation very badly. I know Its my bad that I get drifted but still If there is some site which provides this feature, it would be worth looking for.



  • made easy n1. 10 Aug '13.
  • Word power made easy by norman lewis. 10 Aug '13.
Ankur Kumar @AnkurKapil 1
made easy n1
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Word power made easy by norman lewis
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