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windfall

Short Definition : fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event

Definition
(noun) fruit that has fallen from the tree
Definition
(noun) a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
Example Sentence
  • the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for windfall

WIND+FALL......When the WIND blows, fruits FALL .
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by preetisoni2411

winnow

Short Definition : sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind

Definition
(noun) the act of separating grain from chaff
Synonyms : sifting , winnowing
Example Sentence
  • the winnowing was done by women

Definition
(verb) separate the chaff from by using air currents
Synonyms : fan
Example Sentence
  • She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field

Definition
(verb) blow on
Example Sentence
  • The wind was winnowing her hair
  • the wind winnowed the grass

Definition
(verb) select desirable parts from a group or list
Synonyms : cull out
Example Sentence
  • cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence
  • winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants

Definition
(verb) blow away or off with a current of air
Example Sentence
  • winnow chaff

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for winnow

WINd + NOW = WINNOW so, the blowing wind helps to separate the CHAFF.
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

WIN NOW will separate you from looser
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by mahaveerjain

sounds like binno (hindi)- sift
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by userdce

its like window,when window is opened the chaff or mud or dust will be cleaned or get seperated
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by yasaswi

Win + now... you can win now...or win + owing...owing to something you could win a prize.
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by pushpa_edit

Winnow=Wind the minnow (the lesse one the chalf) form the grain.
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by rakei

winnow = win + now i.e winning is easy when u r good in something...therefore winnow is to separate good things from bad
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by smarty_1028

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by smarty_1028

winsome

Short Definition : charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging

Definition
(adj) charming in a childlike or naive way
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for winsome

winsome: you can win some one only if you are charming and attractive..
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by laxman

winsome = handsome.... so easy
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by zamil

remember swayamvar in ramayana or mahabharatha. in that a man wins a wife by winning a competition. So if a girl is charming and attractive, she is winsome(one who deserves to be won in svayamvar)
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by cp.jethani

'w' (we) + agree + 'in' + 'some' + matters = winsome (which means aggreeable)
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by gunjanshah

WIN+SOME... if you win a ticket to a disco with a charming actress, you will graciously accept the invitation.
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by preetisoni2411

win some one's heart by agreeing to what they say :)
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by massb

wisp

Short Definition : small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)

Definition
(noun) a small tuft or lock
Example Sentence
  • wisps of hair

Definition
(noun) a small person
Example Sentence
  • a mere wisp of a girl

Definition
(noun) a small bundle of straw or hay
Definition
(noun) a flock of snipe
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wisp

when I whisper in her ear, I can feel the WISPS of hair tickling my face.
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by hritupon

Zephyr(Gentle Breeze(sounds like "Hisssss")) makes the small bunch of hair(WISP) of the kid swing!!!
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by Divya Kannan

whispering means making low (small) sound, wisp means small bundle of hair or straw
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by pradipta863das88

wispy

Short Definition : thin; slight; barely discernible

Definition
(adj) thin and weak
Synonyms : wisplike
Example Sentence
  • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet

Definition
(adj) lacking clarity or distinctness
Synonyms : dim , faint , shadowy , vague
Example Sentence
  • a dim figure in the distance
  • only a faint recollection
  • shadowy figures in the gloom
  • saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
  • a few wispy memories of childhood

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wispy

whispy=whisper...which is barely discernible..
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by deepak27_krishnakumar

Whisp for its second meaning...wispy sounds like WHISKY..u drink tht daily u become thin n weak..
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by garsone_kill

see spy in the word. spy is hidden always, so it's barely discernible.
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by cp.jethani

when the chips are WISPY they are more CRISPY
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by pragati_gupta

Wispy and risky or better still... wisp and risk...the wisp of smoke could be showing a risk of fire.
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by pushpa_edit

Wispy- Wiskey.. once we drink it.. we wont speak clearly...barely discerning.. lacking clarity
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by NelsonNishanth

wistful

Short Definition : sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing

Definition
(adj) showing pensive sadness
Synonyms : pensive
Example Sentence
  • the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wistful

Wistful and Wishful...Wistful = Full of longing or unfulfilled desire. Wishful = Seeking advancement or recognition.
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by rizvi

wistful ~ wristful ..havent u ever longed to have ur wrist full of bangles?
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by wingdeng

Wistful : like full of waste; Becoming sad; while rememberring
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

He was holding his head resting on WRIST showing that he was wistful like THE THINKER by rodin . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thinker
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by userdce

too many wishes makes a person wistful
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by pragati_gupta

Wish Fool:He or she was foolish enough to made an impossible wish
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by itspossible

"Wasteful" - You become sad when you see how wasteful humans are.
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by anujpathania

wishful—a person is wishful, he wishes that he should have worked hard in the past.. so the meaning
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by nikhilparasher

with full - thinking about it sadly
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by sansecretcp

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