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tedium

Short Definition : boredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious

Definition
(noun) the feeling of being bored by something tedious
Synonyms : boredom , ennui

Definition
(noun) dullness owing to length or slowness
Synonyms : tediousness , tiresomeness

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tedium

tedium....stadium.......bored of sitting in a stadium...... especially during test matches...for 5 days..!!!!
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by preetisoni2411

Just think of the cognate 'tedious' which means annoying. Tedium annoys too.
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by gunjanshah

Tedium (boring) and Humdrum (dull) are rhyming words and they also relate to each other. If something is dull it is bound to be boring.
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by pushpa_edit

teetotalism

Short Definition : practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total

Definition
(noun) abstaining from alcohol
Synonyms : teetotaling

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for teetotalism

totally drinking tea..not drinking alcohol :-)
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by sohancool

tee + total + ism.......focus..on total.....practice of totally abstaining from alcoholic drinks......
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by preetisoni2411

Teetotalism and Epicureanism are similar in sound but are opposite in meaning. Teetotalism is to abstain from alchohol but Epicureanism is to enjoy wining (wine) and dining.
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by pushpa_edit

TEA+TOTAL- totally taking TEA instead of wine/beer
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by userdce

Tee(THE) + TOTAL + ISM... THE practice of TOTALLY ABSTAINING FROM ALCOHOLISM.....
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by lebshah

temerity

Short Definition : boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work

Definition
(noun) fearless daring
Synonyms : audaciousness , audacity

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for temerity

Temerity (boldness) is the opposite of timidity, which means fear or shyness.
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by missionabhijeet

T+ marry+t...if u will break d word like dis den u will find out meaning...Think like dis dat v need alot of BOLDNESS to marry,v hav 2hold our NERVE b4 dis step
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by vaibhav singh

: te+merit+y—if you have merit(academic excellence) then you will be excessive confident and fearless
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by nikhilparasher

remember the word tremor.. meaning shaking with fear so a temer person doesn't have tremors...
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by 1.6k

temerity is opposite of timorous which means timid in nature
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by joeytrib

teri mitti mein kadam rakhne ki BOLDNESS hai mujhmein
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by joxeusindia

Use the verb "temper" which means to restrain/ control. Fear nor danger could TEMPER his TEMERITY.
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by tivoli25

TEMERITY+AUDACITY
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by nileshdive

THIMURU - in tamil.. those who know.. u can work out the remaining
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by NelsonNishanth

Remember of Rakhi Sawant she has such foolish boldness (temerity)..... lolzzzz
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by Rushabh22

sounds like tees maar khan who is very bold and rash.
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by ashleyswift

temerity ( team and rift ) when you are in team you are bold and do not afraid from people who have rift with you
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by santosh pokhrel

temerity = Team has merit, so we are fearless daring.
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by shaktipada

TEMERITY = the + merity; The merit people is always fearless daring.
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by shaktipada

temper

Short Definition : moderate; make less severe; tone down or restrain; toughen (steel) as by alternate heating and cooling

Definition
(noun) a sudden outburst of anger
Synonyms : irritation , pique
Example Sentence
  • his temper sparked like damp firewood

Definition
(noun) a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
Synonyms : humor , humour , mood
Example Sentence
  • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
  • he was in a bad humor

Definition
(noun) a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
Example Sentence
  • his temper was well known to all his employees

Definition
(noun) the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
Synonyms : toughness

Definition
(verb) bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
Synonyms : anneal , normalize
Example Sentence
  • temper glass

Definition
(verb) harden by reheating and cooling in oil
Synonyms : harden
Example Sentence
  • temper steel

Definition
(verb) adjust the pitch (of pianos)
Definition
(verb) make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
Synonyms : mollify , season
Example Sentence
  • she tempered her criticism

Definition
(verb) restrain
Synonyms : chasten , moderate

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for temper

The TEMPo travellER is a vehicle of moderate speed.
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by pcsjith

temper means 2 reduce so "divide this tem--per head"where tem can b taken as anything which can b divided
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by SDV

Temper also means to make LESSER. To temper something is to cool it down or slacken its pace.
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by pushpa_edit

sound as hamper-kharaab hona as studies hamper hona
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by ashleyswift

Parent to child: You better temper that temper!
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by shirasong

temper-temperature. temper means to maintain body temperature i.e., to remain cool
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by VikramGovindarajan

temperament

Short Definition : characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress

Definition
(noun) your usual mood
Synonyms : disposition
Example Sentence
  • he has a happy disposition

Definition
(noun) excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)
Definition
(noun) an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for temperament

temeperament - temper + mental.. which shows that temper is a type of emotion of the mind.. thus temperament is you usual mood/ frame of mind..
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by deepster89

snds like-temper+permanent;so u r always prone to temper thats ur mood,disposition,characteristic or frame of ur mind
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by mdhineshm

you could see the temparament in an adult by offering him a peppermint candy on ur birthday..:)
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by amarendar

Temperament and Inherent are rhyming words. You can say, that some people have a certain temperament which is inherent in them.
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by pushpa_edit

temperate

Short Definition : moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society

Definition
(adj) (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate
Example Sentence
  • a temperate region
  • the temperate zones
  • temperate plants

Definition
(adj) not extreme in behavior
Example Sentence
  • temperate in his habits
  • a temperate response to an insult
  • temperate in his eating and drinking

Definition
(adj) not extreme
Synonyms : moderate
Example Sentence
  • a moderate penalty
  • temperate in his response to criticism

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for temperate

Temper+ate= which means he dosen't have a temper , that is he is self-controlled and is not extreme in behavior.
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by Fardin

The temperate zone bw the hot tropics and cold polar has moderate climate.
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by pcsjith

Think of the word TEMPERATURE. If temperatue is mild at some place, that place might be called a temperate zone
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by shery

Temperate and Tolerant are rhyming words and they both mean, someone or something that is moderate or self-restrained.
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by pushpa_edit

temperate=temper+ate...if one ate their own temper..so he has no temper to exhibit..so he is not extreme in behaviour..@maha
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by maha

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