This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
(noun) (usually plural) a destructive action
the ravages of time
the depredations of age and disease
(verb) make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
(verb) cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ravage
In order to take revenge against ur enemy u have to ravage his army
RAVAGE : SAVAGE : DAMAGE
ra+vage where the second part vage can be considered as wage like waging a war for destruction,DEVASTATION,PLUNDER.
ravAGE by AGE u will be despoiled
ravage:::rage....u ve a rage against somebody then u will ravaged against him....
raven .. was the source of destruction
RAVAGE= R(RAGE)+ SAVAGE
savage (cruel person) ravaged (devastated) the cleavage (line between the crystals)
Short Definition : overwhelmingly favorable review; V: talk wildly as if mad; Ex. raving lunatic
(noun) a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played
raves are very popular in Berlin
(noun) an extravagantly enthusiastic review
(verb) participate in an all-night techno dance party
(verb) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
(verb) praise enthusiastically
She raved about that new restaurant
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rave
think of Brave, to whom you are giving enthusiastically review for this bravery.
have you heard about rave party -loud and harsh
an oblivion star..only a RAVE can SAVE him
take it as opposite of grave
Rave the Brave persons
rearrange RAVE to get A RVE.. A grade review... overwhelmingly positive review.
in rave parties, people get drunk and rave(talk arrogantly) around
Short Definition : fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
(noun) French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
(noun) a row of unravelled stitches
she got a run in her stocking
can you unravel the mystery?
(verb) tangle or complicate
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ravel
You will entangle(ravel) your RIVAL with ropes
to UNRAVEL a mystery is to SOLVE a mystery...hence RAVEL implies to ENTANGLE or to COMPLICATE..
ravel::navel...one fall into love of NAVEL of women..he will ravel his life
ravel...DERIVED FROM RAFAL..MEANS A LOOSE THREAD..AND THREADS FALL APART INTO DIFFERENT TANGLES.
As the situation "ReVEAL"ed its true identity it is raveled.
open the knot.(in hindi=kholna),in telugu mudi vippadam.
ravel means unwinding a twist. REVEAL also has the same meaning. these words sound similar and also has same meaning.
Short Definition : extremely hungry; voracious
(adj) extremely hungry
they were tired and famished for food and sleep
a ravenous boy
the family was starved and ragged
fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy
(adj) devouring or craving food in great quantities
a rapacious appetite
ravenous as wolves
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ravenous
sounds like RAVAN..
we can understand how hungry one would get to feed his 10 heads.
Sounds like "revenues". Everyone is extremely hungry about it :)
add a 'c' it becomes crave+nous...extremely hungry
Everybody knows raven? So ravenous...
Short Definition : narrow valley with steep sides; gorge; CF. gully, canyon
(noun) a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ravine
ra+vine(wine) so we pour wine in glass of STEEP SIDES.
raVine.. 'V' is emphasized in this word.. a 'V' like ravines is narrow valley with steep sides...
for rave party one is extremely ravenous//....
Sounds like ALPINE MOUNTAINS which is really steep
remember that eagles dwell on the summits, whilst ravens down in the ravines
Short Definition : destroy completely; Ex. raze the city to the ground
(verb) tear down so as to make flat with the ground
The building was levelled
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for raze
Raze means to destroy completely. So the word raze sounds similar to erase.raze=erase...which means to remove or clean completely.
raze sounds like RAZOR...which u use to shave...to destroy ur beard...
c d connection b/w rage n raze.when u r in a rage u may completely spoil things around(generally by throwing them)
to raze is the opposite of raise - to raise a building is to construct a building, to raze it will be to destroy it.