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taunt

Short Definition : deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.

Definition
(noun) aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
Synonyms : taunting , twit

Definition
(verb) harass with persistent criticism or carping
Synonyms : bait , cod , rag , rally , razz , ride , tantalise , tantalize , tease , twit
Example Sentence
  • 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.
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by preetisoni2411

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.
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by pushpa_edit

taut

Short Definition : tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack

Definition
(adj) pulled or drawn tight
Synonyms : tight
Example Sentence
  • taut sails
  • a tight drumhead
  • a tight rope

Definition
(adj) subjected to great tension; stretched tight
Example Sentence
  • 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..
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by rsakthivelece

Teacher needs to be tight to teach (taut)
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by jazzy

Taut sounds like Got. My muscles got taut (strained) after all that strenuous exercise.
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by pushpa_edit

like TIGHT
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by reachacsv

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........
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by preetisoni2411

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
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by sukhoyash

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
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by friendofafriend

Picture tater [tot]s tightly packed together in a fast food restaurant. :)
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by Herricane

Think=Thought; Tight=Taut
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by Deepi21

tautological

Short Definition : needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true

Definition
(adj) repetition of same sense in different words
Example Sentence
  • `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 !!
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by userdce

TAU+TAU+logical....tau is coming twice at different places...
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by nileshdive

(for biological students)Remember tautonomy= practice of naming animal having same Genus and species name. ex: spotted deer=Axis axis
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by vamsi_hava

Tautology and Monotony have somewhat similar sounds, but they have the same meaning i.e to happen repeatedly.
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by pushpa_edit

For computer students, discrete mathematics contains step to prove one equation is same as other.
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by rakei

Addition to Userdce's mnemonic...... Tau + Tau + Logic - Repeating the same logic using different repeated words
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by Angeltks

Thatha in tamil means grandfather.. old people repeat the what they say all the time
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by NelsonNishanth

Tauto - Logical-- Taut students logically, don't repeat the chapter every time.
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by ankitshinde

strut- truck
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by sravan1411

what do u find looking at the mnemonics stated for this wors...? mr.sravan unnecessarily repeating the same thing..
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by thisisxviiiaju@gmail.com

tawdry

Short Definition : cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry

Definition
(adj) tastelessly showy
Example Sentence
  • a flash car
  • a flashy ring
  • garish colors
  • a gaudy costume
  • loud sport shirts
  • a meretricious yet stylish book
  • tawdry ornaments

Definition
(adj) cheap and shoddy
Synonyms : cheapjack , shoddy
Example Sentence
  • 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.
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by nileshdive

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 GAUDY,GARISH,CHEAP AND SHOWY. NICE
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by arcane

taw - Toy which is cheap and Dry - Means it is dry showy - Not proper elegence.
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by aniketr

tawdry sounds like rowdy..a cheap person indeed!!
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by ronikvnandavanam

Tawdry sounds like Laundry -> clothes -> gaudy/showy/cheaply shining clothes
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by carbonmonoxide

Sounds like Taadi in marathi..taadi are cheap alcohol shops
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by sohancool

any1 who asks dowry from their bahus is a fucking tawdry
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by friendofafriend

sounds like toddy.. toddy shops are cheap liquor shops.. hence the meaning cheap gaudy..
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by deepster89

TAWDRY = TAsteless + gAUDY.
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by dshefman

Sounds like "To Oddly Dry" yourself in a way that others can see your body (It could be both Showy and Immoral)
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by BabiMnM

Tawdry is Vulgarity - to be showy, garish or flashy - something that is unpresentable and ungraceful.
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by pushpa_edit

Dry lands r cheap so tawdry means cheap
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by s.c.harish

TAWDRY sounds like "TODDY" means white water it is very cheap compare to all wines....
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by nk523

tawny

Short Definition : brownish yellow

Definition
(adj) of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather
Synonyms : tawny-brown

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tawny

like BROWNY
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

tanned ......... tanny ... tawny
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by kmr.akhil

Tawny or Fawny (fawn) or Creamy (cream)or Sandy (colour of sand), are all shades of yellow ochre (brownish yellow).
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by pushpa_edit

after TAN we are TAWNY
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by friendofafriend

taxonomist

Short Definition : specialist in classifying (animals, etc.); CF. taxonomy: science of classification

Definition
(noun) a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
Synonyms : systematist , taxonomer

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for taxonomist

taxo(classifying into different catagories or arranging in an order...) + nomist(one who names the things....)
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by preetisoni2411

TAXO+NOMIST...imagine urself in a moving TAXI and and u are giving names NAMEIST[ (classifying)...people passing by
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by elixir

a Person who (TAX)Stacks into Groups
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by ss81089

Taxonomy is a Methodology of classifying animals into groups.
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by pushpa_edit

Imagine a tax guy, high on something. He sees animals around him, and classifies them.
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by akshaynakra

TAXI's are now -a -days classified into various CAB's...and dey r used to carry da SOCIAL ANIMALS(us guyzzz n galzzz)
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