This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
(noun) the state of being contaminated
(verb) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
sully someone's reputation
(verb) contaminate with a disease or microorganism
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for taint
taint is spelled same as stain where stain is one which causes to lose the purity.
Think of situation, where you are expelled from city because of u lost purity or bcoz of bad repute then u need to stay out of city, in a tent(taint).
taint is similar to faint.. when u faint it means u have some thing impure.. ie taint is a getting impure,contaminate
by sindu vaishnavi
Paint on sth is to increases beauty but TAINT on sth DAMAGES BEAUTY
Short Definition : burlesque; act of leaving the ground
(noun) a departure; especially of airplanes
(noun) the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
(noun) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
(noun) humorous or satirical mimicry
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for takeoff
we mostly hear the plane is ready to "takeoff" it means the plane is ready to leave the ground and fly
Take off is like Mock. The play was a take off on Bollywood's melodrama. It was a mock play.
Short Definition : charm; object believed to give supernatural powers to or protect its bearer
(noun) a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for talisman
Talisman sounds like Tilism(hindi word), which also refers to a magical charm (most probably a locket or an amulet) that helps protect its bearer.
It sounds similar to tulsi(a Holy Plant).whenever we go for certain exam it is given hoping that luck would be with us .bcoz it is pure and holy and this plant holds extreme importance to indians
by Yogendra Mishra
tal(l)+is+man; if a man is tall he is lucky as girls get attracted towards him.
by Dhananjay Pahuja
Remember Gandhiji talisman when unhappy ,u have think of poor person.
there is a word in telugu called "talittu" which will be hanged in the necks of small childern which prtects them from some harm..........
"tali" a jewel which usually hangs in the neck of married woman as a sign of holy ness and it is also loke a kind of jewel
Short Definition : claw of bird
(noun) a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for talon
Falcon depends upon its Talon (claw of a Bird), while on hunting
talon sounds like talvo(hindi) ...downside of feets...
talon ~ laton ~ legs. claws are in legs only. ;)
its my hobbie to make soft toys in free time....so when i was making a falcon soft toy , i had forgot to put his TAIL ON the backside of his body and also forgot to put his sharp TALON....i m too forgetful!!!.........:D
bird ke talwe
In talon,peer at "t" it resembles claw of a bird
talon - the 'taal' of a 'lion'.. like the claws of a lion but in a bird
Short Definition : convert (hide) into leather; make brown by exposure to the sun
(noun) a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
(noun) a light brown the color of topaz
(noun) ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
(verb) treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
(verb) get a tan, from wind or sun
(adj) of a light yellowish-brown color
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tan
A Tan is a Sun Burn which you get when you expose yourself to the sun.
tanneries are places where animal skin is changed to leather...as in KANPUR
tanner (tan+er) - a person who tans a skin till the skin becomes jet black/brown ! Generally we see leather of jet black/brown color (in shoes, purse etc.) ... you can get da hint !
Short Definition : only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
(adj) of superficial relevance if any
a digressive allusion to the day of the week
a tangential remark
(adj) of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tangential
Word Tangent(ial) taken from maths. A tangent is a line that touches a circle with a 90`degree angle. So the meaning comes from there only slightly connected, not central, preipheral.
Tangential - Take it as Tangent which is Divergent, meaning, scattered or dispersed.
: a TANGENT touches a circle at exactly 1 pt, so meaning is SLIGHTLY CONNECTED, after touching circle it moves AWAY FROM NORMAL(PERPENDICULER i.e., radius), so AWAY FORM NORMAL OR CORRECT PATH
tangent also deviates from centre point of circle
recluse sounds like reckless. because of reckless character withdrawn from society