This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
(adj) characterized by violent emotions or behavior
a stormy argument
a stormy marriage
(adj) (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
angry clouds on the horizon
the raging sea
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tempestuous
TEMPESTUOUS can be split as TEMP + PEST + OUS, so how will your TEMPer be if someone keeps PESTering you. It will obviously be VIOLENT.
Tempestuous and Tumultuous have similar sounds and they both refer to turbulence or disorder.
tempestuous can be related to tempting, if something is very tempting to us, we become violent and agitated to get it...
guys this one is simple.
tempestuous and impetuous mean the same. when a pet(dog) irritates u become impetuous or tempestuous. meaning violent and rash
focus on TEMP ..so not even (temp)orarily at rest...very stormy.originally posted by dancing shiv
temp(temporarily)+est(sounds like rest)……now think of rakhi savant(a dancer)..when mika (her friend and singer)..kissed her..she turned violent,she got bad tempered and villified him in media,and she does it almost every month,in short she never tak
n short she never takes rest and always makes the news.
we all know about the play "TEMPEST"
Tempest is a violent wind or storm.... So tempestuous is violent anger
sounds like "time pass" + ous.. If we do time pass during exams then our parents are sure to get violet, stormy on us..
Short Definition : speed of music
(noun) (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
(noun) the rate of some repeating event
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tempo
Tempo and Go. The Tempo of the orchestra kept changing from the word Go (from the time they started)to the last piece of music they played on stage.
Short Definition : of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
(noun) the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
(adj) not eternal
temporal matters of but fleeting moment
(adj) of or relating to or limited by time
temporal and spacial boundaries
music is a temporal art
(adj) of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit)
(adj) characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
worldly goods and advancement
temporal possessions of the church
(adj) of this earth or world
our temporal existence
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for temporal
Temporal and Mortal are rhyming words with the same meaning i.e something that is temporary, that does not last forever.
temporal is derived from temporary which means lasting only for a time
TEMP+ORAL--- relates to ORAL(speaking) IN TEMPLE--- relates to secular
Yhose who are preparing for ORAL TEMPORARY their memory will "not last forever"
"tempor"- it means time
Short Definition : gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
(verb) draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time
The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for temporize
(Temporize ~ Memorize); If you are not able to memorize the GRE words properly you temporize your plan to schedule the exam date immediately
Temporize -> Temporarily + Sieze that is temporarily postpone or put on hold
Temporize- 'Tempo'->temporarily; 'rize'- time ko 'rise' karna, i.e., to buy time to do stuffs
increase the temp so that u get more time...
Temporize (avoid commiting yourself in order to gain time) is the opposite of Oblige which means you gladly do what is asked of you.
The temp took the job in order to temporize and temporarily earn some money before becoming decisive.
usaka Tempo Rise ho gaya isliye usane koi bhi STATEMENT ya DECISION LENE KE LIYE TIME MAANGA..taaki woh shaanti se dicision le saake..
temporize=temporal(time)+rise(gain) i.e. gain time as by postponing an action
TEMPO results in causing a delay by gaining time since its a slow vehicle ...here TEMPO refers to the 3 wheeler
Short Definition : holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
(adj) good at remembering
a retentive mind
(adj) stubbornly unyielding
the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it
men tenacious of opinion
(adj) sticking together
two coherent sheets
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tenacious
Sounds like ten Asians. Ten developing Asian countries if united together, can not be pulled apart.
Using the similarity to "Asian" again, you can use the stereotype that Asians are good at school... thus good at remembering/ retentive. You can even stretch it to the "stubbornly persistent" def."
REtenacious... one who retains things..
A man named ROCKY was sent to jail for throwing acid at his wife. He came out of jail several years later and you know the first thing he did? He threw the acid again. This thing repeated 10 times. Finally he was called tenacious
TENANT-DOESNT LET GO OFF a flat he gets , very easily..
TENANTs are TENAcious
even if there are ten meanings, a tenacious person will remember all
Tenacious reminds of Tentacles of Davy Jones in the movie Pirates of Caribbean, they stuck together and didn't yield by any possible means.
Humans have ten fingers to hold on to something persistently.
ten means push in greek
tenacious = ten + ac + io + us; We( us means we) indeed oblige(i for indeed & o for oblige) ten air conditioner for the hall anyhow otherwise you will not get your money.
Short Definition : firmness; persistence
(noun) persistent determination
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tenacity
tenacity : teen's consistant activity ie determination to continue what he/she 's doing.
tenacity : ten aina chestha - not giving up
by santosh reddy
in search of job i am PERSISTENTLY living in A CITY like mumbai for TEN years......still no job!!!WTF!!!......:D
Tenacity and Frailty are rhyming words with opposite meanings. While tenacity stands for firmness,strength, frailty refers to weakness or fragility (fragile).
Tenacity=Tenant+City means tenant in a city is not oersistant