State-of-the-art: the most recent stage in the development of a product, incorporating the newest ideas and features

Combat: engage in a fight with

Menace: a person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger

Rhetoric: language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content

Sentence example: When countries using state-of-the-art technologies were struggling to combat militants, Bangladesh over the years seemed reluctant to develop a specialised force equipped with modern technology to combat this menaceIts actions were limited to rhetoric and largely on paper, giving the militants the opportunity to spread their network.

The Power Memory Strategy:

  • State-of-the-art:
    • state means condition; development
    • art means a new design
    • Put together ⇒ the newest development               
  • Combat:
    • Link to com-, i.e. coming together
    • Link to -bat, i.e. fight
    • Put together ⇒ coming together to fight
  • Menace: Link to minac-, i.e. threatening; minacious
  • An example of a rhetoric: Kids often convince their parents that they will not play with their phones, which are a constant distraction during revision. But after a short while, they often break their promises and use their phones again ⇒ Essentially, you say it but you do not do it
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