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Mnemonics: The Easy Way to Remember Vocabulary Words Forever
Although the above mnemonics (memory-aiding devices) aren’t the best ever, they work. All that a mnemonic has to do is help you remember what a difficult vocabulary word means.
We strongly recommend devising mnemonics as you prepare for the SAT. If you rely solely on memorizing words on flash cards, you’ll probably have to study the words forever. Devise clever mnemonics, and you’ll never have to study the words again.
Good luck on the SAT!
obviate (v.): to remove a need or difficulty
“We are human, and nothing is more interesting to us than humanity. The appeal of literature is that it is so thoroughly a human thing — by, for and about human beings. If you lose that focus, you obviate the source of the power and permanence of literature.”
Sounds like: obv. V8
“What’s the number 1 thing you can do to never get sick and obviate the healthcare system?”
“Obviously, drink V8!”*
*obviously not true :)
Do you know viruses have various shapes?
The simple viruses are either icosahedral or helical.
Cool and important fact:
Icosahedral viruses can either be simply a naked caspid virus or it can be an enveloped caspid virus.
But if a virus is helical, it HAS to be enveloped and surrounded by a nice lipid bilayer (mostly derived from the host cell membrane)
How I remember that helical viruses are always enveloped is:
Think of our DNA
We have a helical structure
So the helical viruses can not survive without our cell membranes
Helical virus forms can not be naked.
I know it’s stupid but it makes life easy for me <3
If you want to stuff your hippocampus with some other facts:
Enveloped DNA viruses – Herpes, Hepatitis B and Poxvirus.
All other DNA viruses are non-enveloped.
All RNA viruses are enveloped except PCR (Picorna, Calcivirus, Reovirus)
Coool.. So all these RNA guys are enveloped and have different shapes?
Yes! There is a generalization to this rule too
All (─) RNA viruses are Helical shaped except Reovirus.
See the ─ in |─|
(Horizontal line in the middle of H tells you that it’s negative)
The negative sense RNA viruses are:
Bunyavirus, Paramyxovirus, Rhabdovirus, Orthomyxovirus, Filovirus, Deltavirus, Arenavirus.
Bunnies Myxed with Rhabies Are Thought (Ortho) to Fight in the Delta Arena.
Bunnies dying is always a negative thing T_T
All (+) RNA viruses are Icosahedral shaped except Corona virus.
See the | in I
(Vertical line in I tells you that it’s positive)
The positive sense RNA viruses are:
Togavirus, Flavovirus, Coronavirus, Retrovirus, Picornavirus
Revealing a Toga while sipping Flavored Corona can lead to a Retro Picorno.
Sex is always a positive thing xP
Just saying :D
morose (adj.): gloomy, sad
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. If I don’t seem as depressed or morose as I should be, sorry to disappoint you.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
(speaking with only a few months left to live!)
Sounds like: Mo Rose
Mo rose from his seat in the middle of the funeral service to walk to Rose and wipe her tears. They were both very morose.
Atrial Fibrillation: The Causes
The Causes of A-Fib are:
Rheumatic Heart Disease
HCM, Hypertensive heart disease, Holiday Heart Syndrome, Heart failure
Embolism (Pulmonary), Ebstein’s Anomaly, Endocrinopathies
Myocarditis, MI, Mitral Valve Disease
Toxicity from stimulants, Theophylline, Thyroid Disease
Infections and inflammations of Pericardium, IE (Infective Endocarditis)
Cardiac surgery, COPD and
μνημονικός - mnemonikos - "of memory"
Mnemonikos - the Ancient Greek word from whence “mnemonic” is derived.
I looked through my shelves yesterday, trying to find the little pictures that I drew as mnemonic memory devices when I was first memorising the music for my Philip Glass album. Can’t find them. Grrr.
Maybe it would be a good idea for me to draw brand new ones. The exercise of creating a new symbology would no doubt be good for the brain. Perhaps some of those Ancient Greek characters would work nicely? They are rather attractive.