This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
(noun) a violent disturbance
the convulsions of the stock market
(noun) violent agitation
(noun) disturbance usually in protest
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for turmoil
turmoil: turn + oil...when the government raises the price of oil..it creates turmoil among the public.
turn me into oil ...it means state of confusion
turmoil: the term "oil" has always been a matter of great confusion for me to pronounce correctly.
turmoil-relate it to the incident in the East tumor where there has been disturbance due to the political protest
by santosh pokhrel
An EMBROIL can cause a lot of TURMOIL.
oil is in gulf countries!!! and a "big agitation, unrest" is going on there!!!
turmoil seems like boil.. remember how it looks like if something is boilibg.. high agitation
Short Definition : traitor
(noun) a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for turncoat
if you turn your coat then you show your back... and one who back stabs you is a traitor..
u have a coat with inside having indian colours and outside having pakistan colours. a traitor will possess such a coat
A TURNCOAT is someone who FLUCTUATES - A person who quickly changes sides in a dispute etc.
Read it as Changing the Coat or Uniform : A traitor changes the military uniform and wears the enemy uniform ( metaphorically)
Short Definition : depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
(noun) a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
the various turpitudes of modern society
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for turpitude
TAPORI ATTITUDE.....I hpe nw its easy
turpitude = turbid attitude so a depraved act.
TURPITUDE and RECTITUDE are rhyming words with opposite meanings. Turpitude refers to wickedness while Rectitude refers to correctness of behaviour, upright and honest.
turpitude...concentrate on "turp", now replace 't' with 's'..it becomes surp..which means snake in hindi..what can you expect from a snake..turpitude, or depraved act
The first word that comes with my association with TURPITUDE is TORPEDO..torpedo is similar as it is destructive too
focus on the last part of the word turpITUDE...(SOUNDS SIMILAR TO ATTITUDE).....SO SOMEONE HAVING THE MEAN ATTITUDE.
notice the word PIT. a turpitude or turd + PIT + dude, or a turd dude will definately go to hell(pit of fire) if he is immoral
When you do "TUR" (tor) and "PIT" (peet), u are being corrupt, or degenerate, or depraved - morally not correct !
When you say something TURPITUDINOUS your mother washes your mouth out with TURPentine soap
To punish the little boy for his turpitude, his mother put TERPENTINE on his TORPEDO.
turks wre thrown in the pit by morgan black's invaders. in the pit they had to live in depravity to servive
Short Definition : guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
(noun) teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)
(noun) attention and management implying responsibility for safety
he is in the care of a bodyguard
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tutelage
TUTELAGE, concentrate on the first part of the word TUTE meaning a kind of TUTOR, who KEEPS A WATCH ON YOU, a GUARDIAN.
TUTELAGE is KNOWLEDGE attained from learning.
Concentrate on tutelAGE..wat does AGED people do...they guardian us..
tutelage... tutel + age... tuttlane wali age is childhood.. and in the age of childhood we always have guardian...
a guardian TUTORS you until you come of AGE... so tutelage is guardianship
khud tution lene ki age mein (tutelage) dusro ko GUARDIANSHIP aur TRAINING provide kar rahe ho?besharam......;)
Short Definition : protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
(adj) providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
daycare that is educational and not just custodial
a guardian angel
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tutelary
"Tute Le Rahi" mam jab tutorials leti hain to v r in her custody... but she is very sweet like an angel.
TUTELARY to be in CUSTODY of a guardian angel or god, a protector.
tutelary sounds similar to salary... so if we give good salary to our guard he will protect us (protective)
it seems like tutor. who watches u whether you are reading or not..
TUTELARY = TUTOR + LARY = HE ACTS AS A GUARDIAN AND ADVISER TO HIS STUDENTS
tute la ry :tute hue tukde la ry...il join dos.mera kaam hai to protect
by jai ho
Short Definition : wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
(noun) a very wealthy or powerful businessman
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tycoon
we generally say "he is a business tycoon"...u knw the rest...!!!
A TYCOON is a POWERFUL, wealthy business magnate. A person who ranks amongst the world's richest.