This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : lose animation or strength
(verb) lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
After her husband died, she just pined away
(verb) have a desire for something or someone who is not present
She ached for a cigarette
I am pining for my lover
(verb) become feeble
The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for languish
lang(LAckiNG)a uish(wish)..think of a person who is lacking a wish to do something, and such kind of a person automatically
loses his strength.
sounds like EXTINGUISH-wen a person losing strength aur virality or become exhausted then we say that he is extinghuishing
by himanshu dhumash
The word has the same root as "lax" which means negligent and careless. A person is negligent ang careless only when he is weak and lacks the strength to do the work energetically which is the meaning of languish.
you languish when you are in anguish.
Languish when Anguish(severe/ acute pain)...
you languish when you are in anguish.
Short Definition : lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
(noun) a relaxed comfortable feeling
(noun) a feeling of lack of interest or energy
(noun) inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for languor
sounds kind of like 'Lack of Anger' = Languor meaning emotional softness or tenderness, lack of energy and spirit
Languor -> Langor is a indian monkey who is very lethargic.
remember Justin Langer in Australian Cricket team...... he used to play vey slow
can be taken as lack of vigor..lan-guor
sounds like lumber, which means sluggish, heavy, difficult to move, as of lumbering giants.
sounds lyk "langoor" who has a lot of energy...so "languor" is opposite to it ...i.e.lack of energy
languish languid languor all mean the same
languor(liquor)=liquors are depressants
Short Definition : long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
(adj) long and thin and often limp
grown lank with fasting
lank mousy hair
(adj) long and lean
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lank
Like a pLANK(long & thin)
Lank - Lankesh (Ravan) ke Long kesh(Hair)
tank will be short and fat, lank is opposite of tank-long and thin
Short Definition : take in food or drink with one's tongue; splash gently; Ex. waves lapping the shore; N: front area from the waist to the knees of a seated person
(noun) the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap
(noun) an area of control or responsibility
the job fell right in my lap
(noun) the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs
his lap was covered with food stains
(noun) a flap that lies over another part
the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches
(noun) movement once around a course
he drove an extra lap just for insurance
(noun) touching with the tongue
the dog's laps were warm and wet
(verb) lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
(verb) pass the tongue over
(verb) move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
The bubbles swoshed around in the glass
The curtain swooshed open
(verb) take up with the tongue
The cat lapped up the milk
the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast
(verb) wash or flow against
the waves laved the shore
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lap
suppose in a race, u ran 50 laps...after dat how wil u eat/drink?? just imagine...!!!
ek kutta 50 laps bhagne ke baad paani lap karke pegaya! ha ha ha :p
~Aaam pine ke baad aap ki jeev lap lapie, so Lap means to lick with the tongue
he lapped up a laptop.
Short Definition : theft; Ex. petit larceny
(noun) the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
the thieving is awful at Kennedy International
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for larceny
break it up into LA-R-CENY LA (Law) and CENY (rhymes with Money or CENT for money)
Unlawful taking of money = theft
larceny(very close to COMPANY NAME LARCEN & TURBO..)....SO theives theft a great sum from larcen and turbo office.
to steal a LARge SUM of monEY
LArceNY contains LA and NY. LAPD and NYPD fight against a lot of LARCENY.
break it as lar(law)ce(se)ny(nahi)i.e. law se nahi or unlawful seizure
larceny=larcen = i dont like the footballer "larcen" as he "theft" the ball at offside
Short Definition : pantry; place where food is kept
(noun) a supply of food especially for a household
(noun) a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for larder
kid went up the LADDER to steal jam from the LARDER
lar+der = jar + there .. (where is the jar?).. in the PANTRY/LARDER
remember order...u order the pantry boy for food
by ashok babu
loader is a person who eats a lot so he will always be in a larder
Lard means the mealted fat of pig used for cooking, so LARDERY means a place in which LARD is kept