This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : natural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
(noun) the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
a marine habitat
he felt safe on his home grounds
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for habitat
habitat seems to be derived from HUB which means home
Short Definition : accustom or familiarize; addict
(verb) take or consume (regularly or habitually)
(verb) make psychologically or physically used (to something)
She became habituated to the background music
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for habituate
habituate..habit..to your habits u get accustomed n familiarized..
if you have a habit of doing something or having something..you get addicted to it..
Short Definition : hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
(noun) a feeling of anger and animosity
having one's hackles or dander up
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hackles
hackles rhymes with jackals..they have hair on their back and neck and are very aggressive, filled with anger..
the site is hackles,the hacker is getting anger.
Jackal who is actually a computer hacker
Short Definition : commonplace; trite
(adj) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
his remarks were trite and commonplace
a stock answer
repeating threadbare jokes
parroting some timeworn axiom
the trite metaphor `hard as nails'
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hackneyed
concentrate on hack !!! once a hacker is ALWAYS a hacker.. he overuses his techniques.
when a software is hacked, it becomes hackneyed because then all people are able to use that program without paying for
Think hack-knee which is what happens to athletes after many years of practice. Their knees go out
hackneyed:hacking the knee problems of elders has become a common thing for doctors...
Hacking of personal info occurs if censored web sites are overused/ visited too often.
New hacks become old very soon.
Hack+neyed .once an executioner hacks a person he has to continue hacking for the rest of his life as he will become socially unacceptable
horror movie cliche; stale, unoriginal: a blonde cheerleader is HACKed at the kNEYs by the social outcast psychokiller.
Short Definition : wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
(noun) British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
(adj) showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
looking careworn as she bent over her mending
her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
that raddled but still noble face
shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face
(adj) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
emaciated bony hands
a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
eyes were haggard and cavernous
small pinched faces
kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for haggard
Hagrid, a character from Harry Potter is very huge HEALTHY and gigantic..haggard is the opposite of it..gaunt i.e very thin..
"Hago" means to shit or go to toilet for throwing stool. A haggard suffers from disentry (always go to toilet) so gaunt, worn out and thin. May God save him!
mathew hoggard is an effective bowler despite his haggard (or)gaunt appearance
hug the guard (looking ill or tired, often with dark skin under the eyes)
a laggard(lazy) person always haggards(wastes) time
HAGGARD = hag + gar + d; The room is wasted due to toilet.
Short Definition : argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
(noun) an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
(verb) wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
Let's not haggle over a few dollars
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for haggle
haggle-> Hey + girl, what`s ur price.Girl ->Rs 5000. Thoda kam karo na..
aggle bar aathe thoda price kam karoo
ie to argue about price
If you go to the market and sth u need is found hi-priced, you feel like to go to the toilet ('haga dhora','à¦¹à¦¾à¦—à¦¾ à¦§à¦°à¦¾' in Bengali) :). So haggle means to bargain on price.
me : how much for the book?
shopkeaper(sk) : 200 rs
me : rate kam kar
sk: haggle(hagg ley)
Public toilet gulate hagte gele 5-10tk ney ajkal so of course you may argue.
how much to hug a girl
haagle mutale tarr paise padat nahit tyatun.. tarr kahi pann ghetana thoda wichar karaicha.. thoda bargaining karaichi..
HAGGLE = ha (yes) + gg (you) +le (take); After bargaining shopkeeper told you to take this item with that price.