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trappings

Short Definition : outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)

Definition
(noun) (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
Synonyms : furnishing

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trappings

there is a chance that outward decorations may trap you. Hence always follow the interiors rather than getting trapped by trappings.
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by saikiran

when we set up a TRAP (ie pitfall) we decorate the top with grass and dirt, so that people don't notice the trap and falls in.
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by usairforce1985

Trappings -> toppings(Pizza) Used to decorate and giver better taste :D
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by helloworld5

TRAPPINGS are accessories or symbols of status.
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by pushpa_edit

People are generally TRAPPED for their ORNAMENTS,Decorative things on their body
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by Phanik12312

don't fall in trap by watching the outward decoration/ornamentation of a slut.
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by SAHADAT

rap
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by pvnpras

trappings - sounds like DRAPINGs - drape is to dress - so it could mean the outward dress
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by shalnew

traumatic

Short Definition : (of an experience) deeply shocking; pertaining to an injury caused by violence; N. trauma: serious wound; emotional shock that causes lasting psychological damage

Definition
(adj) of or relating to a physical injury or wound to the body
Definition
(adj) psychologically painful
Example Sentence
  • few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for traumatic

trauma...sounds similar 2 coma
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by ritu1018

TRAUMATIC=TRAUMAtic,means pertaining to TRAUMA,a deep distressing experience;emotional shock following a stressful event
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by imajeeth

TRAUMATIC or something TRAGIC something caused by emotional stress.
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by pushpa_edit

TRAUMATIC sounds like PNEUMATIC. if u play with pneumatic systems u will get hurted nd which will b painfull
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by mohitpanwar2007

traumatic =TRAgic + draMATIC
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by roozbeh33

travail

Short Definition : strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth

Definition
(noun) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
Example Sentence
  • she was in labor for six hours

Definition
(noun) use of physical or mental energy; hard work
Synonyms : effort , elbow grease , exertion , sweat
Example Sentence
  • he got an A for effort
  • they managed only with great exertion

Definition
(verb) work hard
Synonyms : dig , drudge , fag , grind , labor , labour , moil , toil
Example Sentence
  • She was digging away at her math homework
  • Lexicographers drudge all day long

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for travail

TRAVel - AIL...Imagine someone ailing after a long travel...repenting over the large physical and mental pain and tiredness after the travel
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by saikiran

Travel+rail....when you travel a long distance in a railway full of people you suffer from travail....
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by nileshdive

travail is work in french hence hard work
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by kaavya_3000

TRAVAIL or STRAIN - hard manual labour, stressful work.
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by pushpa_edit

travail ~ travel - If want to get a chance to travel overseas, you have to travail in your company.
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by editor1

trav+ail= ail as in ailment..which is painful.
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by ritu1018

Once the traVAIL was lifted in marriage, she had a painful childbirth
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by dncprncss

Tough(T) + Real(R) + And(a) + Vast(Va) + In(I) + Labour(L)
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by vocabIsFun

Travail = travel + ail; Become ail after travel.
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by shaktipada

traverse

Short Definition : go through or across

Definition
(noun) a horizontal beam that extends across something
Synonyms : crossbeam , crosspiece , trave

Definition
(noun) a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
Synonyms : transom

Definition
(noun) taking a zigzag path on skis
Synonyms : traversal

Definition
(noun) travel across
Synonyms : traversal

Definition
(verb) travel across or pass over
Example Sentence
  • The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Definition
(verb) to cover or extend over an area or time period
Synonyms : cross , span , sweep
Example Sentence
  • Rivers traverse the valley floor
  • The parking lot spans 3 acres
  • The novel spans three centuries

Definition
(verb) deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
Synonyms : deny

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for traverse

tra(travel)+ verse(adverse)- travel adverse = travel across.
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by fera5

TRAVERSE or CUT ACROSS - cross over, take a short cut.
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by pushpa_edit

adverse= opposing direction, diverse= various directions, universe= all to one direction, reverse = inverse direction, traverse = Tra (meanse across) direction
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by roozbeh33

travesty

Short Definition : copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justic

Definition
(noun) a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
Synonyms : farce , farce comedy

Definition
(noun) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
Definition
(verb) make a travesty of
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for travesty

If u think Bra(tra) as vest then it is a travesty.
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by rakei

Travesty looks like transvestite (a man dressed as a woman) and hence basically a humorous caricature of a woman.
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by selevanl

rem TRAVESTY=TARA+AVASTY. TARA AVASTY is a female mimic who is involved in travesty of actors
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by adi1489

travesty = trans + vest... change in clothes.. imitation but a poor one
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by namaskar

TRAVESTY is a MOCKERY or an absurd or distorted imitation of the original.
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by pushpa_edit

travesty - tra or trans + vest + y - trans means across or over or beyond, vest means to dress , so travesty means the act of dressing up an event over or beyond it..by being humourous, satirical etc.
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by shalnew

A caricature of John Travolta in vest.
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by biotechlover

tread

Short Definition : walk; trample; N: grooved face of a tire; horizontal part of a step

Definition
(noun) a step in walking or running
Synonyms : pace , stride

Definition
(noun) the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
Definition
(noun) the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
Definition
(noun) structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
Definition
(verb) put down or press the foot, place the foot
Synonyms : step
Example Sentence
  • For fools rush in where angels fear to tread
  • step on the brake

Definition
(verb) tread or stomp heavily or roughly
Synonyms : trample
Example Sentence
  • The soldiers trampled across the fields

Definition
(verb) crush as if by treading on
Example Sentence
  • tread grapes to make wine

Definition
(verb) brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center
Definition
(verb) apply (the tread) to a tire
Definition
(verb) mate with
Example Sentence
  • male birds tread the females

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tread

remember treadmill in gym which we use for walking.
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by cp.jethani

TREAD or TRUDGE - to walk or to stride along.
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by pushpa_edit

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