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ravage

Short Definition : devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms

Definition
(noun) (usually plural) a destructive action
Synonyms : depredation
Example Sentence
  • the ravages of time
  • the depredations of age and disease

Definition
(verb) make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
Synonyms : harry

Definition
(verb) cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
Example Sentence
  • 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
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by 0m3gA

RAVAGE : SAVAGE : DAMAGE
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by gatz_funky

ra+vage where the second part vage can be considered as wage like waging a war for destruction,DEVASTATION,PLUNDER.
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by daringdavin

ravAGE by AGE u will be despoiled
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by crazylooks

ravage:::rage....u ve a rage against somebody then u will ravaged against him....
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by rahulkhadse

raven .. was the source of destruction
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by SHAKAL

RAVAGE= R(RAGE)+ SAVAGE
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by gauravkapila

savage (cruel person) ravaged (devastated) the cleavage (line between the crystals)
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by chandankala

rave

Short Definition : overwhelmingly favorable review; V: talk wildly as if mad; Ex. raving lunatic

Definition
(noun) a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played
Example Sentence
  • raves are very popular in Berlin

Definition
(noun) an extravagantly enthusiastic review
Example Sentence
  • he gave it a rave

Definition
(verb) participate in an all-night techno dance party
Definition
(verb) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
Synonyms : jabber , mouth off , rabbit on , rant , spout

Definition
(verb) praise enthusiastically
Synonyms : gush
Example Sentence
  • She raved about that new restaurant

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rave

think of Brave, to whom you are giving enthusiastically review for this bravery.
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by gunjanshah

have you heard about rave party -loud and harsh
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by prathamesh

an oblivion star..only a RAVE can SAVE him
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by anshulnirvana

take it as opposite of grave
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by kameshsept

Rave the Brave persons
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by Saquib

rearrange RAVE to get A RVE.. A grade review... overwhelmingly positive review.
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by adyaener

in rave parties, people get drunk and rave(talk arrogantly) around
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by friendofafriend

ravel

Short Definition : fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist

Definition
(noun) French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
Synonyms : maurice ravel

Definition
(noun) a row of unravelled stitches
Synonyms : ladder , run
Example Sentence
  • she got a run in her stocking

Definition
(verb) disentangle
Synonyms : ravel out , unravel
Example Sentence
  • can you unravel the mystery?

Definition
(verb) tangle or complicate
Synonyms : knot , tangle
Example Sentence
  • a ravelled story

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ravel

You will entangle(ravel) your RIVAL with ropes
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by Calvin_Hobbes

to UNRAVEL a mystery is to SOLVE a mystery...hence RAVEL implies to ENTANGLE or to COMPLICATE..
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by nuttynav

ravel::navel...one fall into love of NAVEL of women..he will ravel his life
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by rahulkhadse

ravel...DERIVED FROM RAFAL..MEANS A LOOSE THREAD..AND THREADS FALL APART INTO DIFFERENT TANGLES.
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by preetisoni2411

As the situation "ReVEAL"ed its true identity it is raveled.
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by prabhukaranki

open the knot.(in hindi=kholna),in telugu mudi vippadam.
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by vamsi_hava

ravel means unwinding a twist. REVEAL also has the same meaning. these words sound similar and also has same meaning.
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by enigmatic.lucifer

ravenous

Short Definition : extremely hungry; voracious

Definition
(adj) extremely hungry
Synonyms : esurient , famished , sharp-set , starved
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) devouring or craving food in great quantities
Example Sentence
  • edacious vultures
  • a rapacious appetite
  • ravenous as wolves
  • voracious sharks

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ravenous

sounds like RAVAN.. we can understand how hungry one would get to feed his 10 heads.
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by keyurpatel87

Sounds like "revenues". Everyone is extremely hungry about it :)
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by garrulous

add a 'c' it becomes crave+nous...extremely hungry
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by anshulnirvana

Everybody knows raven? So ravenous...
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by mitdac99

ravine

Short Definition : narrow valley with steep sides; gorge; CF. gully, canyon

Definition
(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.
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by daringdavin

raVine.. 'V' is emphasized in this word.. a 'V' like ravines is narrow valley with steep sides...
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by deepster89

for rave party one is extremely ravenous//....
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by rahulkhadse

Sounds like ALPINE MOUNTAINS which is really steep
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by tapobratabag

remember that eagles dwell on the summits, whilst ravens down in the ravines
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by roozbeh33

raze

Short Definition : destroy completely; Ex. raze the city to the ground

Definition
(verb) tear down so as to make flat with the ground
Example Sentence
  • 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.
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by pallavi_limat

raze sounds like RAZOR...which u use to shave...to destroy ur beard...
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by sujeethraj

c d connection b/w rage n raze.when u r in a rage u may completely spoil things around(generally by throwing them)
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by ready4gre

to raze is the opposite of raise - to raise a building is to construct a building, to raze it will be to destroy it.
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by rasika

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