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woe

Short Definition : great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes

Definition
(noun) misery resulting from affliction
Synonyms : suffering

Definition
(noun) intense mournfulness
Synonyms : woefulness

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for woe

when ur mourning u sing "woh lamhe"
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by deepak27_krishnakumar

woe - when our favourite batsmen gets out... we, while watching cricket shout OH!!!! sadly
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by the suspect

if a friend becomes a foe, its a matter of great woe
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by friendofafriend

Woe and sorrow both sound as well as mean the same...distress, misfortune.
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by pushpa_edit

remember "woh" in hindi. a girl is in sorrow because she is thinking that "mera woh (lover) marr gaya".
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by cp.jethani

WOE and BOW rhyme....I don't like to bow...if the day comes when I have to BOW, I will be in WOE....i.e I will be in great sorrow or distress....
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by nileshdive

because of our FOE we have to suffer WOE.
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by charuverma

woeful

Short Definition : sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions

Definition
(adj) affected by or full of grief or woe
Synonyms : woebegone
Example Sentence
  • his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone

Definition
(adj) of very poor quality or condition
Example Sentence
  • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
  • woeful treatment of the accused
  • woeful errors of judgment

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for woeful

woe+ful....full of woe..that is distressed, a feeling of sadness.
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by preetisoni2411

wont

Short Definition : (the stated person's) habit or custom; habitual procedure; ADJ. wonted: customary

Definition
(noun) an established custom
Synonyms : habit
Example Sentence
  • it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wont

What won't leave is habit or wont
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

You won't leave this bad wont
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by hritupon

you won't avoid wont
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by arunkumar.gre

In the beginning you wont, but after you get used to it, you will
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by usairforce1985

WANTON means casual, unrestrained. WONT means established, structured.
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by dshefman

If you wan't something, make it your wont!
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by mohanster

You wont forgot your daily habit easily.
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by shaktipada

Wont is similar to want... you want (wish) to do something and in wont you are accustomed to do something.
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by pushpa_edit

worldly

Short Definition : engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world

Definition
(adj) characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
Synonyms : secular , temporal
Example Sentence
  • worldly goods and advancement
  • temporal possessions of the church

Definition
(adj) very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world
Synonyms : blase
Example Sentence
  • the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'
  • the benefits of his worldly wisdom

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for worldly

Worldly and earthly both sound and mean the same... concerned with material gains, not a spiritual person.
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by pushpa_edit

wrangle

Short Definition : quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.

Definition
(noun) an angry dispute
Synonyms : dustup , quarrel , row , run-in , words
Example Sentence
  • they had a quarrel
  • they had words

Definition
(noun) an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
Synonyms : haggle , haggling , wrangling

Definition
(verb) to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
Synonyms : brawl
Example Sentence
  • The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street

Definition
(verb) herd and care for
Example Sentence
  • wrangle horses

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrangle

remember Wrangler jeans.. Imagine there is a sale in wrangler showroom and two girls are FIGHTING to decide who picked the jeans first...
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by anshulnirvana

wr+angle....wr(wrong+angle).......if you view your friend's statement from wrong angle , and when you argue on that ,its likely to cause a dispute between you and your friend which might turn out to be noisy.
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by preetisoni2411

wr+angle....wr(wrong+angle).......if you view your friend's statement from a wrong angle, its likely to cause a dispute between the two of you, which might even turn bitter and noisy.
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by preetisoni2411

Both sisters were fighting for a Bangle so Wr+angle!!!
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by Divya Kannan

they had a wrangle because the both liked the same wrangler jeans!!!!!
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by gurugre

wrath

Short Definition : anger; fury

Definition
(noun) intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
Definition
(noun) belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
Synonyms : anger , ira , ire

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrath

remember rath(s) means chariots in mahabharata. when kings are angry and furious, they come on their rath(s) to fight.
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by cp.jethani

Wrath sound like wrath (upwas/fasting). Wrath toot jane par WRATH ho jana
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by mahaveerjain

Wrath and froth.... when you full of wrath (anger) you tend to fume and froth.
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by pushpa_edit

w+rath-- due to an argumentative conversation on last night or RAAT( rath)..you are still in anger with your husband.
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by preetisoni2411

Search "warcraft" in google. You will find it is a online game with a angry ape as the cover.
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by eric0109

Remember movie "Wrath of Titans"...its an Action movie to show Wrath or Anger or Fury of Titans
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by Grv Agarwal

wrath means in hindi upawas or fasting >> suppose kisi wife ka Karwachauth ka wrath hai aur uska husband office se late aata hai toh wife gussa hoo jati hai...
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by RajeshBorkar

In math he cannot get good mark, so he is in anger tearing the books.
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