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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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by sansecretcp

wreak

Short Definition : inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on

Definition
(verb) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
Synonyms : bring , make for , play , work
Example Sentence
  • I cannot work a miracle
  • wreak havoc
  • bring comments
  • play a joke
  • The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wreak

wreak sounds like break..so if you break somebody head...you will definately be inflicted some punishment
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by preetisoni2411

WRECK=WREAK...wreck is used in relation to a ship,aeroplane...wreckage of ship on sea water
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by nileshdive

wreak<>freak- freak commits lot of stupid mistakes and he gets punished for it
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by akanksha.sahu

WREAK sounds like break. when you break something you "cause" (damage)
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by chandankala

Wreak sounds like creak...the ship creaked when the pirates wreaked havoc on it.
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by pushpa_edit

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by sansecretcp

wrench

Short Definition : twist; pull; strain; Ex. He wrenched the gun out of her hands.

Definition
(noun) a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
Synonyms : pull , twist
Example Sentence
  • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
  • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull

Definition
(noun) a jerky pulling movement
Synonyms : twist

Definition
(noun) a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
Synonyms : spanner

Definition
(verb) twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
Synonyms : twist
Example Sentence
  • wrench a window off its hinges
  • wrench oneself free from somebody's grip
  • a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest

Definition
(verb) make a sudden twisting motion
Definition
(verb) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
Synonyms : wring
Example Sentence
  • Wring one's hand

Definition
(verb) twist suddenly so as to sprain
Synonyms : rick , sprain , turn , twist , wrick
Example Sentence
  • wrench one's ankle
  • The wrestler twisted his shoulder
  • the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell
  • I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrench

Remember as 'wire+inch', so "TWIST" this wire by 2 inch.
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by gunjanshah

wrench is a household tool used to pull,twist,strain....so all meaning of wrench comes from here only.
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by rohit_denholm

Renchi...paana...
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by Phanik12312

wrench--remember bench , several tools are required to make and break bench such as spanner, wrench used to twist,strain and pull out the nails..
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by worldisunderme

snds like 'trench'-so wen u fell into trench ur legs will be twisted ,strained......
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by mdhineshm

to get the crunch chocolate we have to twist and pull it from our friends
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by sansecretcp

Wrench sounds like drench.... if you do not use the wrench properly to fix the tap, you are sure to get drenched (wet).
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by pushpa_edit

wrest

Short Definition : obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp

Definition
(verb) obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
Example Sentence
  • wrest the knife from his hands
  • wrest a meaning from the old text
  • wrest power from the old government

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrest

wrest originates from the root word, wrestling ...everyone knows the meaning of wrestling.
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by chaitu2cool

in wrestling, wrestlers wrest the champions belt.. other meaning : no rest means wrest means u working hard to achieve something
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by arshnagpal

police arrest criminal and wrest him into the jail
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by bharatinuguri

Wrest and pressed...the child's mother tried to wrest the coin out of his hand but the child pressed it closer to himself.
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by pushpa_edit

wretch

Short Definition : miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile

Definition
(noun) performs some wicked deed
Definition
(noun) someone you feel sorry for
Synonyms : poor devil

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wretch

wretch - people in wrecked ship are miserable...'wretch'
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by the suspect

concentrate on the RET, it sounds like RAT . If someone's house is full of RATs, his life becomes miserable trying to get rid of them.
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by hritupon

people looking kids in crutch are unpleasant and unhappy with the kids mischief.
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by sansecretcp

Wr + etch... you etch (draw) something.
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by pushpa_edit

wr etch
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