This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
(noun) a native or resident of Wisconsin
(noun) sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
(verb) annoy persistently
The children teased the boy because of his stammer
(verb) persuade through constant efforts
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for badger
BAD GIRL.....bad girls always annoy people
bad+ger(gen) gen means people. badgers are always annoying.
badger ~ beggar; Imagine some annoying beggar woman !!
Think of "badger" as a vain military officer with a lot of badges pinned on to his uniform...he keeps pestering everyone to make note of his achievements...so badger = "pester, annoy or harass"!
army wear badge, so they are badger.
they annoy people persistently.
BAD+GERms==always bother us. so badger means bother
the multi- 'bagger'(sounds like badger) stock ideas advert on this website is very irritating annoying and pestering
badgers are like stalker who never cease to pester, irritate and annoy
badger = bazar .. annoys us
Divide it like bad+ ger (gen, generation): gen means people. Today's bad generation can really annoy their parents.
It sounds like anger...badger...anger so u can rembe rit
Sound the buzzer frequently to badger people.
remember your class topper in scholl who embosses a BADGEar all the students of the class ANOY AND PESTER him by asking
doubts AGAIN AND AGAIN
begger on signal asking again and again
Short Definition : teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
(noun) frivolous banter
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for badinage
"tease ur friend in a friendly and humorous way" that he looks "bad + in + age"(older) due to his bald head
Bad-in-age. Youth is the age we may get involved in doing bad things. One of those bad things is teasing someone (frivolous banter) during conversation or pulling someoneâ€™s leg.
sounds like BADI(big in hindi)and NAAK (nose)..so teasing some one bout their big nose
split it like this badi+age..so badi(old) age ki ladies often do teasing conversations.
badinage - - bad+image
people with bad image are known for teasing someone
sounds like bandage........in order to tease my friends i had applied bandage to my leg.....when they asked me what had happened i removed it and started laughing
badinage=bad+in+age. If you are bad in age. i.e if you are too old or too young, you lack seriousness and indulge mostly in careless chatter
bad i nage...= in hindi bad + naach...but shes ur friend so ..... tell her the naach was good in humorous way ,,to tease in a light hearted way...:)
Humorous people donot have a very serious image i.e they have bad image. So BADINAGE corresponds to bad image i.e humorous, ridicule etc
Think of badinage the way it's pronounced..badinage = "BADDIE" + "NAASH"...sab bad logon ka naash ho gaya..all baddies destroyed..so everybody is having a light hearted, playful conversation..badinage = light hearted conversation!
badinage sounds like bad+image i.e bad image comes because of teasing others.
bad image of the bad man(gulshan grover) cos of his badinage.
Short Definition : frustrate; perplex
(noun) a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to
This beats me!
Got me--I don't know the answer!
a vexing problem
This question really stuck me
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
foil your opponent
(verb) check the emission of (sound)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for baffle
baffal=bad+fal(hindi)fruit...a bad fruit frustates u
baffle sounds like buffalo and a wild buffalo can really frustrate you with his crazy actions.
baffle sounds like be + fool. Everybody knows that a fool is always confused and frusturated while trying to understand / do something new.
Baffle = frustrate = bewilder. Now u can imagine about a Buffalo getting wild...
when you eat baffla(e) ,you overeat & get frustrated on the cook afterwards, who made you eat so much.
Buffalo on the road baffled me.
baffle sounds like battle so we get frusteted during battle time.....
by sai spandana
similar to BEFUDDLE
BAFFLE sounds like ba ba fool i.e father confused.
baffle- just assume that zyada baafle(dal-bafle) khane se frustration hota hai :P
Short Definition : harass; tease; torment; Ex. badger baiting; N: food or other lure used to catch fish or trap animals
(noun) anything that serves as an enticement
(noun) something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
(verb) harass with persistent criticism or carping
The children teased the new teacher
Don't ride me so hard over my failure
His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie
(verb) lure, entice, or entrap with bait
(verb) attack with dogs or set dogs upon
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bait
sounds like WAIT- a boy ALLUREs or give a "temptation" to his girlfriend by saying that he wud wait for her forever.
This word sounds like bite, so Biting someone steadily means teasing someone or to harass someone.
college students bets friends to tease/harass girls
bait(bate in hindi)its the food used to trap/tease for hunting
In Kannada, Bete mean hunt. Try to lure, before you hunt something.
Wait after putting bait on hook.
Short Definition : evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
(adj) deadly or sinister
the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look
(adj) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
a baleful look
his tone became menacing
ominous rumblings of discontent
sinister storm clouds
a sinister smile
his threatening behavior
ugly black clouds
the situation became ugly
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for baleful
when we pronounce this word this word sounds simillar to word painful........and anything painful is always a result of an evil act
BALEFUL.....remind yourself of christian bale.....in The Dark Knight.....the movie immediately reminds you of Joker....the BALEFUL joker!!
Baleful ~ bail+ful; when any dangerous convict gets out of jail taking bail, he could be threatening
Baleful = Bal + ful.
Bal means hair
ful means lots of it.
Assume a person with unruly long hair.... he naturally seems threatening and intimidating to others... hence BALEFUL.
In the cricket ground, throwing bale is baleful for batsman.
we put alarming bells indicating fire..
Tottenham Hotspurs' Gareth BALE is always 'BALEFUL' to the opposition with his deadly pace and clinical finishing.
When the "jail" is "full", it is threatening. So baleful means threatening
if you know the game diablo its easy to remember. Bale is another big EVIL who is diablo's brother.
Think of cartoons, when a cartoon character is FRIGHTENED or THREATENED it become pale...white in color
we can remember this word as balaful= filled with bala(problem)
u can think of a person who is requesting a bale( in court).......obviously who is asking bale will be sinister and threatning....and every inch of him shows evil.....
In the Bible, the harmful and sinister God BAAL and his prophets, are defeated by Elijah the Prophet.
bale in telugu means lizard
if there are ful bales then its symbol of evil
lets BAIL after a FULTOO job
think of "bale":cotton bale when you use up BALEFUL of cotton it indicates that something EVIL,MALIGNANT has happened
It can be taken as Bail-E-ful in which the central big "E" stands for Evil and looks with evil eyes towards us
Short Definition : stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
(noun) the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
a player with ball in hand must play from the balk
(noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
(noun) one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
(noun) an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
(verb) refuse to comply
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for balk
sound close to bulk...when u see a bulky thing on ur way u refuse to go ahead
When a dog barks, you balk.
balk sounds like a dog's bark; if you see a dog barking, you refuse to go ahead. hence, dog acts as obstacle (hindrance) in your walk.
Balk sounds like Block. ie is stops from doing something
consider...WALK-that means when u go ahead;now remove W it bcums BALK-which means not walking
Balk similar to bulk and also walk
Now bulk is a hindrance/an obstacle in walking
balk=>sounds like 'bulk'- so when we are with a bulky partner, we are unwilling to approach to flatter her.
Balk > Walk > Work > Balk > Bulk > Bark. :>
when you walk towards some work you balk because a bulky dog (which resembles your work) in it barks at you and so haults (balks?) you
When a geek finds a bom-chick swirling around in the balcony,then he gets tentaive or rather hesitates to move around:-p