This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
(noun) rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
(adj) having successive letter joined together
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cursive
recursive=re running(running again and again)
Remember Cursive writing we practised in junior school. Writing in a flow
remember it as all words are given CURSE to be together forever to form words, so CURSIVE means joined handwriting
Short Definition : casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
(adj) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
a passing glance
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cursory
relate it to the cursor on your computer screen..the mouse is used to move the cursor hastily without going into minor details
curs(CURSE)..SO you always CURSE a person who does his work hastily with little attention to details that you provide, results in failure of your plan.
kasahi..(cursory). hastily done
Sounds like Kar Sorry. When you do things hastily you end up in "Kar Sorry ab"
cursory..sounds like nursey.imagine u were asked to prepare for nursery rhymes for interview...what will u do....u'll go hastily through it assuming u already know it
You know the meaning of cursive.Now,just remember this way.When do a teacher scolds a child to write in cursive wrting? When the child is causal in his writing or when he is hastily writing with little attention to detail.
i am so SORY i did not pay attention to the details. now I am CURSing myself.
Short Definition : shorten; reduce
(verb) place restrictions on
curtail drinking in school
(verb) terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
My speech was cut short
Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for curtail
curTAIL. Can be read as cur + TAIL or cutting the tail of an animal, ie reducing it. So curTAIL is to shorten or to reduce.
if you put CURTains to yur door or windows it will REDUCE the width of the door or window
we use curtains to RESTRICT others seeing us (say while changing our clothes :D)...!!!
Short Definition : skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
(adj) believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cynical
cynical is one who is skeptic of others because he thinks they have done SINs
Sainik(cynic) .. never BELIEVE pakistani sainiks. they ll hit u from back.
SOUNDS VERY CLOSE TO PSYCHIC...AND a psychic person is always skeptical in nature.
souns like clinical.
i dont know but out of some arcne reason every dentist in his clinic is skeptical(cynical) about the patient and that is why he shows no mercy in removing the patient's tooth
Misanthrope means one who hates man kind
cynical ryhmes with SIGN ..we sign documents because of distrust of human motives
Short Definition : object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
(noun) something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners)
let faith be your cynosure to walk by
(noun) something that strongly attracts attention and admiration
if he was the cynosure of all eyes he didn't notice
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cynosure
relate it with dinosaur......which is always a center of attraction.
relate it with Exposure...Malika Sherawat became the object of attraction with exposure of her body [:)].
CYNOSURE -> SIGN + ASSURE. The road SIGN was a cynosure that ASSURED me I was going the right direction.
a typical wife saying to her husband: suno zaraa...chintu to nilha do...means husband is the center of attention for all work
cynosure = look that it is placed infront of your nose.
replace c by e , y by x , n by p, and you get exposure. so its like "sign of exposure" . An exposed person is a centre of attention so much as a sign of guidance