This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
(verb) injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
people were maimed by the explosion
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for maim
sounds like 'MAYHEM' which means violence.
sound like" my aim"......an accident happened when i was driving my car but believe me my aim was not to maim her......i did not do it intensionally to her ...i never wanted to disable her.
my aim is to help disable and crippled people
in Miami they fight with guns ..
ma(mother)+im(something bad) . so some injury that happend to ur mother.
Short Definition : temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
(noun) something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
(adj) done or made using whatever is available
crossed the river on improvised bridges
the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear
the rock served as a makeshift hammer
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for makeshift
make+shift....and when do u shift people in your office ,its when you need them urgently as a substitute in place of other employee
When u dont have shift in d factory(emergency), u make it,i.e TEMPORARILY arrange it. Makeshift
Short Definition : clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
(adj) not adroit
a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve
a maladroit translation
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for maladroit
mal(means bad at doing something)+adroit(it means skillful ).......and someone who is bad at skills in his known area ,considered a maladroit person
maladroit== mal (bad) + adroit(skillful) therefore maladroit means person having no skill, he musta be clumsy.
this mnemonic is in hindi....as this word sound like..mala+ad(aaj)+roi+t........mala aaj roi thi because her boss scolded her for not working skillfully and carefully
mala +droit( its a french word for right hand ...)and right hand people are considered as skillful and clever........so mala is droit girl.
ADROIT means skilful but if a person is not skilled he is a MALADROIT.
mal(means bad at doing something)+adroit(means skilled) = Not skilled.
Short Definition : illness
(noun) any unwholesome or desperate condition
what maladies afflict our nation?
(noun) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malady
mala D is a pill ( contraceptive ):: and you take pills when you become ill.
Malaria is a type of malady
sounds like mal +lady...........mal(means not in good state or in bad condition)+lady...........means.a lady who is ill
It denotes a girl with a defect in reproduction.
Malady rhymes with Melody, the chocolate. Excessive consumption of chocolate will make you fall ill
malady - MALA D tablets - illness (i hope everybody will get this)
when ur in malady, hear melody songs...!!!
What to call her a maal or a lady was a malady!
my lady has become ILL....
Mal(bad)+ Body; so illness
Short Definition : uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
(noun) physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malaise
mal(means bad, not good (of condition)+aise(sounds like ease)....and someone who is not at ease is one who is feeling ill
Think of malaria
mal hai tu... always making me uneasy. Mal hai tu!!!
I ate a jar of MAYONNAISE. Now I feel sick.
Malai - se; you go to a function and eat a lot of malai dar things and then u feel uneasiness and vague feeling of ill health!
Malaise in mind when wearing maile(dirty) se clothes.
Malaise- AALAS aalas lagta hai means dull dul whn some one is feel ill. so malaise = uneasiness or vague feeling of ill health.
Short Definition : comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
(noun) the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malapropism
mal (negative) + prop (proper usage) .. improper usage of words
Mrs Malaprop was a very famous character of an english play "The Rivals" where she misuses words, creating a comical effect.