This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : sorcery; magic
(noun) exceptional creative ability
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wizardry
focus the word Wizard...similar as a software PARTITION WIZARD..which is same as partition MAGIC. Hence its a MAGIC
Wizardry is the same as sorcery... a wizard is a person who performs sorcery (magic).
Short Definition : shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
(adj) lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
the old woman's shriveled skin
he looked shriveled and ill
a shrunken old man
a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws
he did well despite his withered arm
a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wizened
wizened - old people are experienced and WISE... and they are FEEBLE, WEAK, they SHRIVEL, WITHER
by the suspect
wizened = wise+end
wise (old) people reach their end as death & their body decays
relate it to the word WISE... think of a lady who has gained wisdom as she has aged and grown old and shriveled up.
widened <-- -->
wizened --> <--
YZend...when you have Y,Z written on your face as tatoo, you faace is WIZENED
Short Definition : great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
(noun) misery resulting from affliction
(noun) intense mournfulness
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for woe
when ur mourning u sing "woh lamhe"
woe - when our favourite batsmen gets out... we, while watching cricket shout OH!!!! sadly
by the suspect
if a friend becomes a foe, its a matter of great woe
Woe and sorrow both sound as well as mean the same...distress, misfortune.
remember "woh" in hindi. a girl is in sorrow because she is thinking that "mera woh (lover) marr gaya".
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....
because of our FOE we have to suffer WOE.
Short Definition : sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
(adj) affected by or full of grief or woe
his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone
(adj) of very poor quality or condition
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.
Short Definition : (the stated person's) habit or custom; habitual procedure; ADJ. wonted: customary
(noun) an established custom
it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wont
What won't leave is habit or wont
You won't leave this bad wont
you won't avoid wont
In the beginning you wont, but after you get used to it, you will
WANTON means casual, unrestrained. WONT means established, structured.
If you wan't something, make it your wont!
You wont forgot your daily habit easily.
Wont is similar to want... you want (wish) to do something and in wont you are accustomed to do something.
Short Definition : engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
(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) very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world
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.