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tawdry

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) tastelessly showy
Example Sentence
  • a flash car
  • a flashy ring
  • garish colors
  • a gaudy costume
  • loud sport shirts
  • a meretricious yet stylish book
  • tawdry ornaments

Definition
(adj) cheap and shoddy
Synonyms : cheapjack , shoddy
Example Sentence
  • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tawdry

TOWEL+DRY......In a public locker room, a person who dries his body with a towel in front of everybody is vulgar and gaudy.
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by nileshdive

I AM WRITING AN ANECDOTE BELOW, FROM WHICH YOU WILL REM THE WORD FOREVER: ORIGINALLY THE WORD IS DERIVED FROM AUDRYLACE,A PLACE IN BRITAIN WHERE CHEAP AND SHOWY LACE(PROB OF SHOES) WERE SOLD,SO THE WORD MEANS GAUDY,GARISH,CHEAP AND SHOWY. NICE
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by arcane

taw - Toy which is cheap and Dry - Means it is dry showy - Not proper elegence.
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by aniketr

tawdry sounds like rowdy..a cheap person indeed!!
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by ronikvnandavanam

Tawdry sounds like Laundry -> clothes -> gaudy/showy/cheaply shining clothes
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by carbonmonoxide

Sounds like Taadi in marathi..taadi are cheap alcohol shops
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by sohancool

any1 who asks dowry from their bahus is a fucking tawdry
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by friendofafriend

sounds like toddy.. toddy shops are cheap liquor shops.. hence the meaning cheap gaudy..
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by deepster89

TAWDRY = TAsteless + gAUDY.
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by dshefman

Sounds like "To Oddly Dry" yourself in a way that others can see your body (It could be both Showy and Immoral)
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by BabiMnM

Tawdry is Vulgarity - to be showy, garish or flashy - something that is unpresentable and ungraceful.
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by pushpa_edit

Dry lands r cheap so tawdry means cheap
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by s.c.harish

TAWDRY sounds like "TODDY" means white water it is very cheap compare to all wines....
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by nk523

tedium

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) the feeling of being bored by something tedious
Synonyms : boredom , ennui

Definition
(noun) dullness owing to length or slowness
Synonyms : tediousness , tiresomeness

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tedium

tedium....stadium.......bored of sitting in a stadium...... especially during test matches...for 5 days..!!!!
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by preetisoni2411

Just think of the cognate 'tedious' which means annoying. Tedium annoys too.
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by gunjanshah

Tedium (boring) and Humdrum (dull) are rhyming words and they also relate to each other. If something is dull it is bound to be boring.
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by pushpa_edit

temerity

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) fearless daring
Synonyms : audaciousness , audacity

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for temerity

Temerity (boldness) is the opposite of timidity, which means fear or shyness.
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by missionabhijeet

T+ marry+t...if u will break d word like dis den u will find out meaning...Think like dis dat v need alot of BOLDNESS to marry,v hav 2hold our NERVE b4 dis step
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by vaibhav singh

: te+merit+y—if you have merit(academic excellence) then you will be excessive confident and fearless
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by nikhilparasher

remember the word tremor.. meaning shaking with fear so a temer person doesn't have tremors...
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by 1.6k

temerity is opposite of timorous which means timid in nature
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by joeytrib

teri mitti mein kadam rakhne ki BOLDNESS hai mujhmein
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by joxeusindia

Use the verb "temper" which means to restrain/ control. Fear nor danger could TEMPER his TEMERITY.
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by tivoli25

TEMERITY+AUDACITY
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by nileshdive

THIMURU - in tamil.. those who know.. u can work out the remaining
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by NelsonNishanth

Remember of Rakhi Sawant she has such foolish boldness (temerity)..... lolzzzz
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by Rushabh22

sounds like tees maar khan who is very bold and rash.
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by ashleyswift

temerity ( team and rift ) when you are in team you are bold and do not afraid from people who have rift with you
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by santosh pokhrel

temerity = Team has merit, so we are fearless daring.
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by shaktipada

TEMERITY = the + merity; The merit people is always fearless daring.
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by shaktipada

tempestuous

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) characterized by violent emotions or behavior
Synonyms : stormy
Example Sentence
  • a stormy argument
  • a stormy marriage

Definition
(adj) (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
Synonyms : angry , furious , raging , wild
Example Sentence
  • angry clouds on the horizon
  • furious winds
  • the raging sea

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tempestuous

TEMPESTUOUS can be split as TEMP + PEST + OUS, so how will your TEMPer be if someone keeps PESTering you. It will obviously be VIOLENT.
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by imajeeth

Tempestuous and Tumultuous have similar sounds and they both refer to turbulence or disorder.
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by pushpa_edit

tempestuous can be related to tempting, if something is very tempting to us, we become violent and agitated to get it...
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by anshulnirvana

guys this one is simple. tempestuous and impetuous mean the same. when a pet(dog) irritates u become impetuous or tempestuous. meaning violent and rash
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by wordsmania

focus on TEMP ..so not even (temp)orarily at rest...very stormy.originally posted by dancing shiv
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by preetisoni2411

temp(temporarily)+est(sounds like rest)……now think of rakhi savant(a dancer)..when mika (her friend and singer)..kissed her..she turned violent,she got bad tempered and villified him in media,and she does it almost every month,in short she never tak
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by preetisoni2411

n short she never takes rest and always makes the news.
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by preetisoni2411

we all know about the play "TEMPEST"
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

Tempest is a violent wind or storm.... So tempestuous is violent anger
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by NelsonNishanth

sounds like "time pass" + ous.. If we do time pass during exams then our parents are sure to get violet, stormy on us..
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by saketagrawal123

tenacious

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) good at remembering
Synonyms : long , recollective , retentive
Example Sentence
  • a retentive mind
  • tenacious memory

Definition
(adj) stubbornly unyielding
Example Sentence
  • dogged persistence
  • dour determination
  • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
  • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it
  • men tenacious of opinion

Definition
(adj) sticking together
Synonyms : coherent
Example Sentence
  • two coherent sheets
  • tenacious burrs

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tenacious

Sounds like ten Asians. Ten developing Asian countries if united together, can not be pulled apart.
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by Administrator

Using the similarity to "Asian" again, you can use the stereotype that Asians are good at school... thus good at remembering/ retentive. You can even stretch it to the "stubbornly persistent" def."
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by tivoli25

REtenacious... one who retains things..
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by 1.6k

A man named ROCKY was sent to jail for throwing acid at his wife. He came out of jail several years later and you know the first thing he did? He threw the acid again. This thing repeated 10 times. Finally he was called tenacious
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by friendofafriend

TENANT-DOESNT LET GO OFF a flat he gets , very easily.. TENANTs are TENAcious
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by madness

even if there are ten meanings, a tenacious person will remember all
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by 1.6k

Tenacious reminds of Tentacles of Davy Jones in the movie Pirates of Caribbean, they stuck together and didn't yield by any possible means.
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by hungover

Humans have ten fingers to hold on to something persistently.
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by praveenvd

ten means push in greek
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by harneet_9

tenacious = ten + ac + io + us; We( us means we) indeed oblige(i for indeed & o for oblige) ten air conditioner for the hall anyhow otherwise you will not get your money.
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by shaktipada

tenacity

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) persistent determination
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tenacity

tenacity : teen's consistant activity ie determination to continue what he/she 's doing.
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by SANICECUBE

tenacity : ten aina chestha - not giving up
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by santosh reddy

in search of job i am PERSISTENTLY living in A CITY like mumbai for TEN years......still no job!!!WTF!!!......:D
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by verbal800

Tenacity and Frailty are rhyming words with opposite meanings. While tenacity stands for firmness,strength, frailty refers to weakness or fragility (fragile).
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by pushpa_edit

Tenacity=Tenant+City means tenant in a city is not oersistant
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by manojksolanki

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