This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof
(adj) perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch
skin with a tangible roughness
(adj) capable of being treated as fact
his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor
(adj) (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value
tangible property like real estate
tangible assets such as machinery
(adj) capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt
a barely palpable dust
felt sudden anger in a palpable wave
the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton
a palpable lie
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tangible
related to tangent, touching
Tangible or say Physical - something that can be sensed or felt by touch.
tangible ~ touchable Thing which can be touch and sense. ex tangible result
TANned Skin, Looks Good, wanna be aBLE to touch..
Short Definition : person who turns animal hides into leather
(noun) a small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970
(noun) a craftsman who tans skins and hides
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tanner
A Tanner knows the Manner in which to convert a hide (animal skin) into leather.
TAN+LEATHER:Person who makes Tan into leather
For science student its so easy: Tanner use tannins to precipitates the protein so leather removed easily from the aminals
Short Definition : tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
(verb) harass with persistent criticism or carping
The children teased the new teacher
Don't ride me so hard over my failure
His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tantalize
Tanta-> Taunt Tont
It means harassing... easy to remem.Tantalize=taunt+entice
tanta rhymes with Santa, imagine a rich kid tantalizing a poor kid, Santa gave me a car, Santa gave me new clothes, what did he give you?
u tease somebody like tan-tane-tan-ten.....tantalize
TAUNTalize...to harass persistently by taunting
Tantalize or Entice - You entice or tempt somebody with something.
tent + lie = a girl calls you in a tent, but she was lying. so u c she tantalized you
tantrik keeps the good results in view and keeps extracting money -he's harassing- tantalizing
tease, tease.. tease !!! tantalize . harassment teasing
..tanta in telgu..
Teasing is tantalizing .. so please dont harass those gals
TENANT+PENALIZE=Teasing a Tenant continuously in 2 ways
1.by penalizing him
2.decreasing and increasing the rent(offering and taking away)
Tantalize(chanchale or chakchake in nepali)and be harrassed
we have to face criticism for being chanchale
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Short Definition : equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
(adj) being essentially equal to something
it was as good as gold
a wish that was equivalent to a command
his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tantamount
ta-n-ta; an equal amount of 'ta' on both sides of 'n'.
Tantamount and Paramount are similar in sound but have different meanings. While tantamount means, equivalent, paramount means chief in importance.
Paramount means superior. Tantamount means equal.
tantamount is like tan tan amount i.e. just equal to the price.
tantamount: t+(ant)+t=amount ... so the deed is 'equivalent' or 'equal to'(=) something...
Tantamount -seems like tent amount .For buying the tent you have to pay the amount that equals the tent amount
by santosh pokhrel
Short Definition : fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
(noun) a display of bad temper
he had a fit
she threw a tantrum
he made a scene
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tantrum
sounds like "tantra mantra". We do tantra mantra to get rid of the bad temper if someone has due to evil souls entering someone's body
ant in Rum ----> make u angry, ill tempered !
by rahul naam to suna hoga
TAINT+RUM....taint means spot.....after seeing taint of rum on my friend's shirt,his mother lost her temper
tantrum= t + an(=angry) + t + rum(=run) .... if someone gets angry, they run into a fit of bad temper.or
( rum pine ke baad tent mein tantrum hua..)
Short Definition : very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
(noun) a convex shape that narrows toward a point
(noun) the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
(noun) a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
(noun) stick of wax with a wick in the middle
(verb) diminish gradually
(verb) give a point to
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for taper
Remember your workshop course - you would've done tapering. Otherwise, think of a hose pipe connecting to a tap. Its width decreases gradually.
we ll apply TAPE or oil coating 2cricket bat 2increase its stoke n sharpen its edges..
use TAPE to make the CANDLE stand erect from falling down
Usually the candles are 'Tapering'
Taper and Slender have similar sounds. If you taper something to a point, it becomes slender at that point (it gets slimmer than from where it had started).
taper: think of nozzle of a pipe.....it tapers from one end to another...smaller at end and larger diameter at beginnining,....
Relate it to Tape. when u use tape to stick something you could notice gradual decrease in the width of the tape.