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putrefy

Short Definition : make or become putrid; N. putrefaction

Definition
(verb) become putrid; decay with an offensive smell
Example Sentence
  • organic matter putrefies

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for putrefy

think of purefy(purify-to make pure). now put a t in the middle..this makes it opposite. that is to rot.
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by redeye

put(Keep)+ refy(refined/fresh)but food kept outside for some days would generally get decayed or rot
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by rkavvy29

put + re(ra) +fy(fly/flies) in order to rot the food which give foul odor
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by pacdee

putrescent

Short Definition : becoming putrid; putrefying

Definition
(adj) becoming putrid
Example Sentence
  • a trail lined by putrescent carcasses

putrid

Short Definition : decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity

Definition
(adj) of or relating to or attended by putrefaction
Example Sentence
  • putrid decomposition

Definition
(adj) in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
Example Sentence
  • horrible like raw and putrid flesh

Definition
(adj) morally corrupt or evil
Example Sentence
  • the putrid atmosphere of the court

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for putrid

put+rid...anything that is rotten and foul smelling, we would want to get rid of immediately...
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by nehaMD

before putting in the mouth get rid of it
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by virajparakh@gmail.com

puke...rotten and foulsmelling
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by aman454

puzzle

Short Definition : baffle or confuse by a difficult problem; ponder over a problem in an effort to solve; clarify or solve by reasoning; Ex. puzzle out the answer; N.

Definition
(noun) a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
Synonyms : mystifier , puzzler , teaser
Example Sentence
  • he loved to solve chessmate puzzles
  • that's a real puzzler

Definition
(noun) a game that tests your ingenuity
Definition
(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to
Example Sentence
  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me

Definition
(verb) be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide
Example Sentence
  • We puzzled over her sudden departure

pyromaniac

Short Definition : person with an insane desire to set things on fire

Definition
(noun) a person with a mania for setting things on fire
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pyromaniac

pyro+maniac...pyro sounds similar to pyre(pile of wood on which cremation of dead is done)...so a maniac who sets everything to fire and perform their funeral rites...
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by nehaMD

pyre means "fire" and maniac means mental disorder. One who has a disorder of setting things on fire.
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by cp.jethani

pyro means fire...hence fire i head....i.e fire-o-maniac
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by virajparakh@gmail.com

bf to gf:"agar tum mere PYAR ko tukraogi toh mein khudko aur tumko, dono ko jala dalunga...hahaha" gf(in mind)"SHIT he is a PYROMANIAC"...................:D
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by verbal800

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