This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : introverted; retiring; remote remote/distant in manner; aloof
(adj) withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
lived an unsocial reclusive life
(adj) tending to reserve or introspection
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for withdrawn
After withdrawing oneself from societal association, one gets withdrawn/aloof/unsociable.
With + draw, taken along with straw...you can DRAW water from a glass WITH a STRAW.
Short Definition : (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
(verb) wither, as with a loss of moisture
The fruit dried and shriveled
(verb) lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wither
wither = with + her when a lover wants to spend time with her, generally his money is going to decay ;
Wither and batter both sound the same and both mean, to deteriorate.
Short Definition : refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
(verb) hold back; refuse to hand over or share
The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room
(verb) retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
My employer is withholding taxes
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for withhold
with+hold....if you hold back the library book and refuse to return it on time...you are withholding it.
Short Definition : stand up against; resist successfully
(verb) resist or confront with resistance
The politician defied public opinion
The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear
The bridge held
(verb) stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for withstand
With + stand...you firmly stand your ground (withstand) even though there is strong opposition.
Short Definition : lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic
(adj) (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for witless
witless = WITh LESS brain, means foolish
wit(clever perception)+less....a person lacking the ability to percieve things cleverly.
think of WITTU oru wittum ellatha jeevidam endhu maduppanu?????
really stupid one
by john smith
Short Definition : witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
(noun) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for witticism
Witticism rhymes with critisism. Witticism is a clever remark and critisism is a critical remark, pointing of a fault.
witch will make clever joking remark about her magic
"cis" means to cut... to cut something, you must be sharp so witticisms are sharply witty.