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tarantula

Short Definition : venomous spider

Definition
(noun) large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement)
Definition
(noun) large hairy tropical spider with fangs that can inflict painful but not highly venomous bites
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tarantula

tarantula is like Dracula
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by bishalbhatt

There was an English movie called Tarantula about wild spiders. In general, Tarantula, Godzilla, Gorilla all end with "la" - and mean some gigantic creature.
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by garrulous

Tarantula (a venomous spider) and Tarantella (an Italian whirling dance)have the same sounds but the words have conflicting emotions. While one makes you whirl in enjoyment, the other makes you writhe (get uncomfortable) in pain.
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by pushpa_edit

taRANtula:RAN(run...run...tarantula is beside u)
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by kuruabhinav

tardy

Short Definition : slow; sluggish; not on time; late; Ex. tardy arrival

Definition
(adj) after the expected or usual time; delayed
Synonyms : belated , late
Example Sentence
  • a belated birthday card
  • I'm late for the plane
  • the train is late
  • tardy children are sent to the principal
  • always tardy in making dental appointments

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tardy

tardy..sounds like tired..so if a person is tired..he is very slow at his work and arrives late than the expected time.
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by preetisoni2411

The base word for TARDY is RETARD, in which retard is to slow up, delay, inhibit, hinder, impede.,...
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by Angeltks

Tardy and Dilly-Dally are rhyming words and they are used for someone who is slow and is always late at getting somewhere or doing something.
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by pushpa_edit

TARdy - In India a TAR road takes too much time
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by ipavan57

On tar(black material used in road making) u can only go slow
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by bbrave

tarnish

Short Definition : make or become dull or discolored; N.

Definition
(noun) discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation
Definition
(verb) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
Synonyms : defile , maculate , stain , sully
Example Sentence
  • The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air
  • Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tarnish

its opposite of garnish..simple
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by MAHIMA

opposite to varnish(A coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface)
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by winder

Tarnish and Polish are rhyming words and one helps to remove the other. If you apply polish to a rusted metal, it will help remove the tarnish.
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by pushpa_edit

tarnish,tardy,mundane, sluggish,slack,shoddy:all these means DULL.......!:)
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by chetan530

Tarnish and Polish are rhyming opposite words, and one helps to remove the other. If you tarnish a polished metal surface/ or a person’s reputation you damage it/him.
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by hcruiz

tarry

Short Definition : linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle

Definition
(verb) be about
Example Sentence
  • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
  • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

Definition
(verb) leave slowly and hesitantly
Synonyms : linger

Definition
(adj) having the characteristics of pitch or tar
Synonyms : pitchy , resinous , resiny

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tarry

like when Tar gets stuck to your boot, it leaves the boot slowly....
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by kmr.akhil

tarry sounds like the hindi word deri.....so a delay in doing something..
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by preetisoni2411

consider the word TARIFF which means paying taxes.. So the merchants will attempt to TARRY the TARIFF
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by rdrd

tarry sounds like tardy,so if you tarry, you will be tardy.
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by lollipop

tarry sounds like hu(a)rry..hurry is the antonym of tarry
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by Ani

ataTARI chala ...khup late zalele ahe......
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by rahulkhadse

Tarry can be thought when a girl says "aa rahi hun"..which means to delay..
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by mohitdia

boss: y r u late? me: taarey gin ra tha :P
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by friendofafriend

After consuming tarry(tarry in bengali language means wine) you are walking slowly & in curved way
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by shaktipada

Tarry and Early have a similar sound but they have opposite meanings. Tarry is to dwadle and get late whereas early means, to be punctual or be somewhere before the scheduled time.
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by pushpa_edit

john terry always comes late on the football field
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by jay_gandhi

tart

Short Definition : sharp to the taste; acid-tasting; caustic; sarcastic; Ex. tart apple/reply

Definition
(noun) a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
Definition
(noun) a small open pie with a fruit filling
Definition
(noun) a pastry cup with a filling of fruit or custard and no top crust
Definition
(adj) tasting sour like a lemon
Synonyms : lemonlike , lemony , sourish , tangy

Definition
(adj) harsh
Synonyms : sharp , sharp-worded
Example Sentence
  • sharp criticism
  • a sharp-worded exchange
  • a tart remark

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tart

TART..try to recollect TARTaric acid. You can hence say in this context, that acid is SHARP and PUNGENT in CHARACTER and therefore it is Tart.
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by imajeeth

Tart think of Fart.
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by abhims2

TART..try to recollect tartaric acid,so any acid is SHARP and PUNGENT in CHARACTER
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by imajeeth

tart: S-TART ....WE SHOULD S-TART TO OFFICE BY 8 :O COCK SHARPLY.......
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by santhu.civil

like fart is very pungent/sharp to smell,TART is sharp to taste....
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by rahulkhadse

tatter

Short Definition : torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes

Definition
(noun) a small piece of cloth or paper
Synonyms : rag , shred , tag , tag end

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tatter

tatter rhymes very near to torture...and think of physically tortured or student in college whose all clothes are torn into pieces.....
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by preetisoni2411

agar kapde k kisi part pe tatti gir jaeygi to hum us part ko faadh dengey
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by friendofafriend

sounds like "futt er" means torn cloth.
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by cp.jethani

Tatter and Batter (to bash up or be bashed) are rhyming words. The thief's clothes were absolutely tattered because the policemen had battered him up very badly.
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by pushpa_edit

remember TATOO... to apply a tatoo ,u need to tatter ur clothes.
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by guswidgutts

tatter sounds like scatter PIECES OF CLOTH OR PAPER
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by kuruabhinav

in hindi it sounds like "tittar-bhittar" means destroyed completely into pieces
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by irony

Think superlative degree of tato is tatter a sticker.
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by shaktipada

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