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purport

Short Definition : intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general

Definition
(noun) the intended meaning of a communication
Synonyms : intent , spirit

Definition
(noun) the pervading meaning or tenor
Synonyms : drift
Example Sentence
  • caught the general drift of the conversation

Definition
(verb) have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming
Example Sentence
  • The letter purports to express people's opinion

Definition
(verb) propose or intend
Synonyms : aim , propose , purpose
Example Sentence
  • I aim to arrive at noon

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for purport

PURPORT:PURPOSE
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by gatz_funky

as a verb purport means to claim. At airport you claim your baggage
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by friendofafriend

Purport=purpose of report.
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by rakei

purport is to extra support for the claim
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by Nishu22

purse

Short Definition : pucker; contract (lips) into wrinkles; N: wallet

Definition
(noun) a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
Synonyms : bag , handbag , pocketbook
Example Sentence
  • she reached into her bag and found a comb

Definition
(noun) a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse
Example Sentence
  • he made the contribution out of his own purse
  • he and his wife shared a common purse

Definition
(noun) a small bag for carrying money
Definition
(noun) a sum of money offered as a prize
Example Sentence
  • the purse barely covered the winner's expenses

Definition
(verb) contract one's lips into a rounded shape
Definition
(verb) gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker
Synonyms : wrinkle
Example Sentence
  • purse ones's lips

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for purse

just think of those bags (or purse) which are secured by pulling the strings on the two sides so that the opening closes by contracting and pukering up like pouting lips...
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by nehaMD

Neha, Its called as GYM SACK
when U pull the strings, wrinkles r formed, and uper part is pucker
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by gatz_funky

purveyor

Short Definition : furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide

Definition
(noun) someone who supplies provisions (especially food)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for purveyor

remember conveyor which means supplying something..purveyor= person+ conveyor. A person who does a job of conveyor by supplying something to others.
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by pallavi_limat

purveyor = puri vendor
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by backstreetrover

person+conveyer = purveyer extremely good pallavi...
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by kalyandheeraj

pushy

Short Definition : disagreeably aggressive

Definition
(adj) marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative
Synonyms : pushful
Example Sentence
  • an aggressive young executive
  • a pushful insurance agent

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pushy

pushing others esp in rush buses relates to aggressive attitude and also being self-assertive
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by namaskar

pusillanimous

Short Definition : cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted

Definition
(adj) lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
Synonyms : poor-spirited , unmanly

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pusillanimous

take it as PUSSY + ANIMAL = a pussy will always be dumb and cowardly, will always lack courage.
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by amitarora

pussillanimous --> PUSSY with ANIMUS(enemy). So, someone who behaves like a pussy cat with his enemies is coward and also remember PUISSANT means powerful and strong
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by murali89

if someone is coward,they call him 'pussy,u r no man'
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by manojative

The belief that men shouldn't be pussies (wimps) is nearly unanimous
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by memory man

pussy is a silly animal...coz it is cowardly (pussy+silly+animus)...!!!
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by sravan1411

pusill-petty, very small; anim-spirit. Petty spirit == timid, cowardly.
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by marioM

putative

Short Definition : supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child

Definition
(adj) purported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds
Example Sentence
  • the foundling's putative father
  • the putative author of the book

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for putative

divide it like put-a-ti(tea)..so we are PRESUPPOSED to put tea on the table not on the floor
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by preetisoni2411

remember "reputive". Reputive gods are commonly blieved and regarded.
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by cp.jethani

RE-PUTATIVE i.e. reputative or reputed...!!!
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by sravan1411

putative=put forth tentatively.
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by rakei

focus on the PUT in putative.... "About nine months after putting out, the PUTative father PUT out his arm, demanding a blood test to PUT to rest the question of paternity."
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by bugmenot

sounds like mutative(mutated). It is SUPPOSED(commonly put forth) that we mutated from chimpanzee... Hope it helps!!!
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by asindhu

basically this word is derived from latin putre....means to think.......so you think ..you sUPPOSE...YOU CONSIDER something reputed..you regard something highly....you assume that something exist in this world
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by preetisoni2411

changumangu's potatoes are supposed to be reputed. go figure!
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by rishib1988

A burglary case and a file of known criminals .. You PUT-A-TICK (putative) to the name which you suppose is reputed in this crime case ..
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by rahularoradce

(put+at+live):put TV at live which is always recommended
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by suryanandhanreddy

PUTATIVE IS PUT-AT=EVE...U WILL PUT SOMETHIN NLY IF U THNK ITS APPRPPRIATE..OR REPUTATED
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by gre rocks

putative - he is putative to be a putalian, a reputed putalian
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by biotechlover

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