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writ

Short Definition : written command issued by a court (telling someone to do or not to do something)

Definition
(noun) (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
Synonyms : judicial writ

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for writ

writ is similar to write. something that is written-so, writ is a document.
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by arun.reddy

court dsnt have mch time ; d brevity in document means writen permission = writ
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by 937256

Writ and script sound the same...writ is a formal written authoritative command while a script is a text of a play,novel etc.
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by pushpa_edit

writ-writ-ten document by court
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by jai ho

writhe

Short Definition : twist in coils; contort in pain

Definition
(verb) to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
Synonyms : squirm , twist , worm , wrestle , wriggle
Example Sentence
  • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
  • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for writhe

it is 'write' but we have to pronounce it twisting our tongue to say 'writhe' so the meaning 'twist'
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by worldisunderme

Looks like "write the".. we must write the writhe of the Reporter who was killed by the police for WRITING THE truth or writhe looks like WRITE+HE ,and can be memorised as HE WRITE a story in which he which TWISTED the story.
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by hritupon

comes from wry which is a twisted situation
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by friendofafriend

writhe is the twisted form of write.
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by shaktipada

Writhe and gripe....you writhe (suffer) when you have a griping (colic pain) pain.
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by pushpa_edit

Writhe:~(writha/wrutha/wrudha)manava(an old man): a old man always walks in a shaky way/twisted way/about to fall manner, as a prisoner who walks after getting heavily punished as nagarjuna in ramadasu,with all crusts and trufs.
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by NarenSuri

writhe is the twisted form of writhe.
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by shaktipada

write ke bichme h aya so woh thoda twist hua.writHe
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by jai ho

wrongheaded

Short Definition : stubbornly wrong

Definition
(adj) obstinately perverse in judgment or opinion
Example Sentence
  • a wrongheaded policy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrongheaded

wrongheaded...wrong in judgement you can say.
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by jai ho

Wrong + headed---imagine you are headed in the other (wrong) direction...you are pervert.
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by pushpa_edit

wry

Short Definition : (esp. of an expression of the face) twisted; with a humorous twist (expressing displeasure)

Definition
(adj) humorously sarcastic or mocking
Synonyms : dry , ironic , ironical
Example Sentence
  • dry humor
  • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
  • an ironic novel
  • an ironical smile
  • with a wry Scottish wit

Definition
(adj) bent to one side
Example Sentence
  • a wry neck

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wry

wry - comes from AWRY, crooked, twisted.
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by the suspect

Wry makes others cry.. when u ridicule some one, u make them cry
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by vishalk

it is cry,when u cry the expressions of ur face will be changed or turned to one side etc
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by yasaswi

sounds like "worry". when you worry, the expressions on your face are contorted, twisted.
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by cp.jethani

Sounds and looks like worry..You must worry after throwing a twisted remark about anyone mighty
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by hritupon

Wry is like cry because they both give your face a contorted look of disgust or disappointment.
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by pushpa_edit

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