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things needed for or connected with something
  • How to Memorize
    • paraphernalia - equipment
  • Analysis

    The word ‘paraphernalia’ refers to accessory items required for or linked to a particular activity, cause, or undertaking. They are typically numerous in number but small in size. It is most commonly encountered in written English as it is considered easier to use synonyms like ‘equipment’ or ‘gear’ in everyday conversation.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Antonymsextraneousinapplicable, immaterial,
  • Example(s)
    1. I want to keep the workplace entirely apolitical. That’s why I’ve banned any paraphernalia related to the two presidential candidates.

    2. When the police raided the apartment, they discovered drug-related paraphernalia such as syringes and pipes.

    3. Our shop only sells gardening paraphernalia, so you won’t find any furniture items here.