This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : sad; solemn; suitable for a funeral
(adj) suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial
hollow sepulchral tones
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for funereal
Short Definition : frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
(noun) an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
he always follows the latest fads
it was all the rage that season
(noun) a sudden outburst (as of protest)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for furor
fu + ror...read ror as roar...when does a person roar..when he is immensely angry or very excited
FAST and FURIOUS
.......so furor came from furious...
remember Hitler.. Fuhrer.. it was madness, commotion during his time
sorry for slang:
Fu=Fuck, ror=ruby on rails, so furor means I am very angry with ror programming
Fury+Roar.He in a great Fury hence roaring.
Furor = Uproar is synonyms
by onno manush
Short Definition : long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
(noun) a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
(noun) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
his face has many lines
ironing gets rid of most wrinkles
(verb) hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove
(verb) make wrinkled or creased
(verb) cut a furrow into a columns
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for furrow
sounds like BURROW
The rowed fur
sounds like faro(Tear) in hindi.its like taking a plough and tearing the earth.
Short Definition : stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
(adj) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
a furtive manner
a sneak attack
a surreptitious glance at his watch
(adj) secret and sly or sordid
his low backstairs cunning
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for furtive
One who is FARTive has to expel farts stealthily.
FURTIVE ..very close to FERTILE...SO when you are infertile you go for fertility treatment, which you keep SECRET from others, as you dont want people to know about your infertility.
FURtive.. cats have fur..they're stealthy
a fugitive has to leave furitively
Furtive sounds like 'FLIRT'ive.. So a flirtly look is always SNEAKY...!!! ;)
A furrow is a place for a fugitive to hide and be stealthy.
A fugitive (a person in hiding sought by law) is always furtive.
Relate furtive with fugitive.
by Srividya Srikumar
for thieves :so in order to steal thieves need to be stealthy and sneaky
Short Definition : simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
(noun) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise
(verb) attack with fusillade
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fusillade
'Fusion' bomb, a kind of nuclear bomb. So 'fusillade' is discharge of bombs.
FUSE+LED - you may have seen FUSE used in household wiring made of LED, exploding like lightening.
Fussilade > Fussi(Phansi,atakna) + lade(lady) > So imagine a lady stuck in a suddenn simultaneous outbirst of missiles from two sides!
Fusillade = Fusil + lade
fussilade ==> fasad
In a fasad there is a lot of firing
fuLL MIssillE aTTACK AT d eNEMY
FUSI(ll)ADE:fuse + parade.its a parade of fuses.
"Fusion"+"Raid"->an atomic raid against somebody, outburst or firing of missiles,questions,etc.
Fusillade=fire brigade ,incessant jets of water poured.
â€¢ Fusillade = fus (to pour) + ill+ ade ( as in lemonade) => To pour something rapidly that causes illness. Here it is the rapid discharge of firearms.
Short Definition : union; coalition; V. fuse
(noun) an occurrence that involves the production of a union
(noun) the state of being combined into one body
(noun) the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
(noun) a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
(noun) the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept
(noun) correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization
(noun) the act of fusing (or melting) together
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fusion
Having problem with fission & fusion reaction? Fusion is the one with 'U' which stands for unite.
fusion = fuse is going to connect many circuit i.e come together.