This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
(noun) aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
(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 taunt
t+aunt.....so your aunt provoked you against your parents.
Taunt and Flaunt are rhyming words but have totally different meanings. The rich are always taunting the poor by flaunting (making a show of) their money at them.
Short Definition : tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
(adj) pulled or drawn tight
a tight drumhead
a tight rope
(adj) subjected to great tension; stretched tight
the skin of his face looked drawn and tight
her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for taut
taut sounds like taught.. and if all the teachers want to taught(teach) lessons at the same period it will be tight..
Teacher needs to be tight to teach (taut)
Taut sounds like Got. My muscles got taut (strained) after all that strenuous exercise.
taut sounds like taught...you were taught a lesson last night n were asked to write a test but u forgot.....so you are TENSED........
Tauta (totta) means Maal(sexy looking girl), and tauta tightens few muscles..
tauta means maal then taut can be considered as muscular male who is tight and ready
taut = tota (hindi word for maal ladki) so a
1. tota is always neat and trim
2. and when taut comes around you, you become nervous and stressed
Picture tater [tot]s tightly packed together in a fast food restaurant. :)
Short Definition : needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
(adj) repetition of same sense in different words
`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions
the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological
at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tautological
tota (parrot) repeats what u say !!
TAU+TAU+logical....tau is coming twice at different places...
(for biological students)Remember tautonomy= practice of naming animal having same Genus and species name. ex: spotted deer=Axis axis
Tautology and Monotony have somewhat similar sounds, but they have the same meaning i.e to happen repeatedly.
For computer students, discrete mathematics contains step to prove one equation is same as other.
Addition to Userdce's mnemonic...... Tau + Tau + Logic - Repeating the same logic using different repeated words
Thatha in tamil means grandfather.. old people repeat the what they say all the time
Tauto - Logical-- Taut students logically, don't repeat the chapter every time.
what do u find looking at the mnemonics stated for this wors...? mr.sravan unnecessarily repeating the same thing..
Short Definition : cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
(adj) tastelessly showy
a flash car
a flashy ring
a gaudy costume
loud sport shirts
a meretricious yet stylish book
(adj) cheap and shoddy
cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tawdry
TOWEL+DRY......In a public locker room, a person who dries his body with a towel in front of everybody is vulgar and gaudy.
I AM WRITING AN ANECDOTE BELOW,
FROM WHICH YOU WILL REM THE WORD FOREVER:
ORIGINALLY THE WORD IS DERIVED FROM AUDRYLACE,A PLACE IN BRITAIN
WHERE CHEAP AND SHOWY LACE(PROB OF SHOES) WERE SOLD,SO THE WORD MEANS
taw - Toy which is cheap and Dry - Means it is dry showy - Not proper elegence.
tawdry sounds like rowdy..a cheap person indeed!!
Tawdry sounds like Laundry -> clothes -> gaudy/showy/cheaply shining clothes
Sounds like Taadi in marathi..taadi are cheap alcohol shops
any1 who asks dowry from their bahus is a fucking tawdry
sounds like toddy.. toddy shops are cheap liquor shops.. hence the meaning cheap gaudy..
TAWDRY = TAsteless + gAUDY.
Sounds like "To Oddly Dry" yourself in a way that others can see your body (It could be both Showy and Immoral)
Tawdry is Vulgarity - to be showy, garish or flashy - something that is unpresentable and ungraceful.
Dry lands r cheap so tawdry means cheap
TAWDRY sounds like "TODDY" means white water it is very cheap compare to all wines....
Short Definition : brownish yellow
(adj) of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tawny
tanned ......... tanny ... tawny
Tawny or Fawny (fawn) or Creamy (cream)or Sandy (colour of sand), are all shades of yellow ochre (brownish yellow).
after TAN we are TAWNY
Short Definition : specialist in classifying (animals, etc.); CF. taxonomy: science of classification
(noun) a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for taxonomist
taxo(classifying into different catagories or arranging in an order...) + nomist(one who names the things....)
TAXO+NOMIST...imagine urself in a moving TAXI and and u are giving names NAMEIST[ (classifying)...people passing by
a Person who (TAX)Stacks into Groups
Taxonomy is a Methodology of classifying animals into groups.
Imagine a tax guy, high on something. He sees animals around him, and classifies them.
TAXI's are now -a -days classified into various CAB's...and dey r used to carry da SOCIAL ANIMALS(us guyzzz n galzzz)