This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : third in order or rank
(noun) from 63 million to 2 million years ago
(adj) coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tertiary
Tertiary and Subsidiary have the same sounds. While Subsidiary stands for something second in importance (as Primary means first), Tertiary refers to third in level.
Short Definition : mosaic; inlaid; Ex. tessellated pattern
(adj) having a checkered or mottled appearance
(adj) decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone fitted together in a mosaic
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tessellated
Tessellated and Decorated have somewhat similar sounds. The Taj Mahal is tessellated or decorated with mosaic art.
TESSELATED can be split as TESt+ELATED..i was very ELATED to have skipped de TESt.the reason being,i fell on the MOSAIC floor....so TESSELATED means MOSAIC
tessellated has 'essel' in it, Think of 'Essel World' is decorated with each small things.
latin tessella means diminutive, tiny.. so tessellated means anything combined tiny parts(may be homogeneous may be different)
Short Definition : maker of a will; CF. testatrix
(noun) a person who makes a will
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for testator
testator (or) testate: here from testate take estate and tor from testator.here tor represents a person so person having estates definetly makes a will so that estate will go to his heirs
test+at+or(your)own will so do you want to give test its ur own will
Testator - change the word Testat into state and add success to or.. The TEstator States his will to his successOR.
One who TESTS the SUCCESSOR for a fortune - TEST - ATOR
parents will transfer all their properties to their children before death. such an act is called testator = THE + STATOR (stater).
testate (will)from latin root testor means testify.. during that time making will was not a same process like today, they used witness(testis) in place of stamp paper
Testator takes testimonies from the dying person to make the will
you hav a will to become a doctor..so 1st you hav to write a test..
person who make a will to score good marks in a test called testator
Short Definition : irritable; impatient and bad-tempered; short-tempered; N. testiness
(adj) easily irritated or annoyed
an incorrigibly fractious young man
not the least nettlesome of his countrymen
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for testy
If someone has described you as SHORT-TEMPERED in the TESTY(testimonial), then you will get IRRITATED looking at it.
TESTY sounds like TASTY, so if food is not tasty u get irritate, bad tempered
test+y - tests (exams) are irritable and make a person short-tempered
a IRRITATED person says--Dont TEST my patience
IF SOMEONE HITS U ON UR TESTES U BECOME ANGRY
if the food is not TASTY u become TESTY....!:)
for computer people:
the software testers are very short tempered and are very irritable to the developer
TESTY-S if sumone fidgets with it.. d 'proces' becomes short tempered..
TESTY OR FIDGETY have somewhat similar sounds. The words refer to irritability.
Split the word into TEST+TEA. if u could not TEA during TESt u get irritated...
Who does'nt get easily irritated by a surprise TEST!
when you see that your tests are approaching you easily get irritated
giving a test is testy
Someone wrote a bad TESTY about you and hence you got "IRRITATED"
This somehow sounds like "testis". So if someone shows your testis to others you get annoyed.
my testicles are testy,i shall treat them gently!
Short Definition : tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
(noun) restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
(verb) tie with a tether
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tether
TETHER can be split as TiE + HER, so remember it as TIE her WITH A ROPE.
Tether and Fetter are common because both words refer to a kind of restrain (rope or chain) for an animal.
tether --> tie+together
tet+her....tightly(tet) tie .sth..to her......how?..by rope........
tether- tie+ her
by SHUBHAM VARSHNEY
by SHARIAR SIDDIQUI
Internet tethering in iphone means.. it can be used as a hotspot to connect or TIE other instruments or equipments to it.
Short Definition : of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
(adj) relating to or constituting a topic of discourse
(adj) of or relating to a melodic subject
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for thematic
Thematic can be thought of as related to a theme or an idea. So is it's meaning..
them+atic(attic):so those people are on attic discussing a idea or coming to a conclusion
Thematic and Topic are rhyming words which refer to a subject being discussed.