This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
(noun) the intended meaning of a communication
(noun) the pervading meaning or tenor
caught the general drift of the conversation
(verb) have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming
The letter purports to express people's opinion
(verb) propose or intend
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for purport
as a verb purport means to claim. At airport you claim your baggage
Purport=purpose of report.
purport is to extra support for the claim
Short Definition : pucker; contract (lips) into wrinkles; N: wallet
(noun) a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
she reached into her bag and found a comb
(noun) a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse
he made the contribution out of his own purse
he and his wife shared a common purse
(noun) a small bag for carrying money
(noun) a sum of money offered as a prize
the purse barely covered the winner's expenses
(verb) contract one's lips into a rounded shape
(verb) gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker
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...
Neha, Its called as GYM SACK
when U pull the strings, wrinkles r formed, and uper part is pucker
Short Definition : furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
(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.
purveyor = puri vendor
person+conveyer = purveyer
extremely good pallavi...
Short Definition : disagreeably aggressive
(adj) marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative
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
Short Definition : cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
(adj) lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pusillanimous
take it as PUSSY + ANIMAL = a pussy will always be dumb and cowardly, will always lack courage.
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
if someone is coward,they call him 'pussy,u r no man'
The belief that men shouldn't be pussies (wimps) is nearly unanimous
by memory man
pussy is a silly animal...coz it is cowardly (pussy+silly+animus)...!!!
pusill-petty, very small; anim-spirit. Petty spirit == timid, cowardly.
Short Definition : supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
(adj) purported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds
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
remember "reputive". Reputive gods are commonly blieved and regarded.
RE-PUTATIVE i.e. reputative or reputed...!!!
putative=put forth tentatively.
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."
sounds like mutative(mutated). It is SUPPOSED(commonly put forth) that we mutated from chimpanzee... Hope it helps!!!
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
changumangu's potatoes are supposed to be reputed. go figure!
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 ..
(put+at+live):put TV at live which is always recommended
PUTATIVE IS PUT-AT=EVE...U WILL PUT SOMETHIN NLY IF U THNK ITS APPRPPRIATE..OR REPUTATED
by gre rocks
putative - he is putative to be a putalian, a reputed putalian