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pry

Short Definition : inquire impertinently (someone else's private affairs); use leverage to raise or open something; prize; N. pries: tool for prying

Definition
(noun) a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
Synonyms : crowbar , pry bar , wrecking bar

Definition
(verb) to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
Synonyms : jimmy , lever , prise , prize
Example Sentence
  • The burglar jimmied the lock
  • Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail

Definition
(verb) be nosey
Example Sentence
  • Don't pry into my personal matters!

Definition
(verb) search or inquire in a meddlesome way
Synonyms : horn in , intrude , nose , poke
Example Sentence
  • This guy is always nosing around the office

Definition
(verb) make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
Synonyms : prise
Example Sentence
  • They pried the information out of him

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pry

sounds like spy who interferes in others' private affairs and also OPENS up some secrets
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by namaskar

pry rhymes like why...why..why..so to inquire or question impertinently
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by bharatinuguri

PRY- paraayi ( in hindi)..paraayi cheezon mein dhakhal dena [2 interfere in others issues] thus Poke , Intrude, Nose
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by userdce

PRY(study)(PADAI) karne wale bachche bahut query karte hain -verb meaning
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by Administrator

pseudonym

Short Definition : pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous

Definition
(noun) a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
Synonyms : anonym , nom de guerre

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pseudonym

sounds like pseudo name . pseudo mean not real . pseudonym means not real name , that is pen name
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by alfaromio

SUIT of the NAME: The suit you wear with this other name.
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by Jackery

psyche

Short Definition : soul; mind

Definition
(noun) that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
Synonyms : brain , head , mind , nous
Example Sentence
  • his mind wandered
  • I couldn't get his words out of my head

Definition
(noun) the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
Synonyms : soul

Definition
(noun) (Greek mythology) a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him; became the personification of the soul

psychiatrist

Short Definition : doctor who treats mental diseases

Definition
(noun) a physician who specializes in psychiatry
Synonyms : head-shrinker , shrink

psychic

Short Definition : of psyche; mental; of or possessing extraordinary mental powers

Definition
(noun) a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
Definition
(adj) affecting or influenced by the human mind
Synonyms : psychical
Example Sentence
  • psychic energy
  • psychic trauma

Definition
(adj) outside the sphere of physical science
Synonyms : psychical
Example Sentence
  • psychic phenomena

psychopathic

Short Definition : pertaining to mental dearrangement; N. psychopath: person with an antisocial personality disorder

Definition
(adj) suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder

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