Suggested Wordlists



This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.

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Short Definition : reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking

(adj) inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
Synonyms : florid , rubicund , sanguine
Example Sentence
  • a ruddy complexion
  • Santa's rubicund cheeks
  • a fresh and sanguine complexion

(adj) of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ruddy

ruddy = reddy (red coloured )
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by garrulous

remember samera reddy she is very healthy
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by ratikmittal indrasena reddy..The mega star...he is so healthy!
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by harsha999

your buddy makes you feel happy. If you are happy, your cheeks will be ruddy.
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by Pencil

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by usairforce1985


Short Definition : elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language

(adj) being or involving basic facts or principles
Synonyms : fundamental , underlying
Example Sentence
  • the fundamental laws of the universe
  • a fundamental incomatibility between them
  • these rudimentary truths
  • underlying principles

(adj) being in the earliest stages of development
Example Sentence
  • rudimentary plans

(adj) not fully developed in mature animals
Synonyms : vestigial
Example Sentence
  • rudimentary wings

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rudimentary

sedimentary=rudimentary.....sedimentary rock are used in the base or foundation of a building...hence rudimentary means basic or fundamental !!!!!!!
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by nileshdive

kids in elementry schools are rudimentary
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by usairforce1985

CRUDE-i-mentary. somethin rudimentary is crude and elementary
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by saif_mohmd

sound like RUDE+MEN so rude men never developed becoz they are lacking of elementary or fundamental principals.....hope it helps...
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by nachi

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by rakei

rudimentary(rude+mentaring):there is a person who was always rude and people had dislike towards him, after i had started mentoring him,has improved,so now he is in his INITIAL DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE of learning,behaving with manners
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by NarenSuri


Short Definition : regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful

(noun) European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
(noun) leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy
(noun) sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
Synonyms : regret , ruefulness , sorrow
Example Sentence
  • he drank to drown his sorrows
  • he wrote a note expressing his regret
  • to his rue, the error cost him the game

(noun) (French) a street or road in France
(verb) feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
Synonyms : regret , repent

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rue

rue sounds similar to ruin...when you ruin your life you LAMENT and REGRET it
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by imajeeth

sounds like ro(weep) mourn
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by userdce

Think RUEdolf. "All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names." All the other reindeer RUEd when "Santa came to say, RUEdolf with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight."
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by dshefman

Ruebaroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo......are yu CRYING or singing?
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by nikhilsuhas

ROOH(soul)...when we think of soul, we think of death...hence when someone dies, we repent, feel the consequences of it bitterly....
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by nileshdive

rue:- rue sounds like rude.. so when someone behaves rudely, u will be sorrow
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by avinash49

when company sue you, you regret over your deeds
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by Nishu22


Short Definition : violent scoundrel; bully

(noun) a cruel and brutal fellow
Synonyms : bully , hooligan , roughneck , rowdy , tough , yob , yobbo , yobo

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ruffian

Sounds like "rough"-ian. i.e., a rowdy person.
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by garrulous

layschips were formerly known as ruffles.RUFFIAN sounds like ruffles.they bullied me to get ruffles as no one can eat just 1.
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by RJ21


Short Definition : make or move with a deep rolling sound (as thunder or stomach)

(noun) a loud low dull continuous noise
Synonyms : grumble , grumbling , rumbling
Example Sentence
  • they heard the rumbling of thunder

(noun) a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
(noun) a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
Synonyms : gang fight

(verb) make a low noise
Synonyms : grumble
Example Sentence
  • rumbling thunder

(verb) to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
Synonyms : growl , grumble
Example Sentence
  • he grumbled a rude response
  • Stones grumbled down the cliff

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rumble

is very similar to "mumble" and "grumble".
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by garrulous

relate to Royal Rumble in WWE
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by namaskar

when things CRUMBLE we hear RUMBLE(sound).
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by userdce

just like tumble
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by 1.6k


Short Definition : animal that ruminates; ADJ.

(noun) any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
(adj) related to or characteristic of animals of the suborder Ruminantia or any other animal that chews a cud
Example Sentence
  • ruminant mammals

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ruminant

R"ummmm"inate: ummmm ummm ummm + ate : chew over and over
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by nsajan

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