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waif

Short Definition : homeless child or animal; Ex. waifs and strays

Definition
(noun) a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned
Synonyms : street child
Example Sentence
  • street children beg or steal in order to survive

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for waif

WAIF=KAIF.kaif is no more a part of indian team or ipl.hence he is homeless.no offense
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by elixir

If your wife does not treat you well, you will become a "waif".
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by garrulous

waif..very close to the word wife... Your wife brings home a HOMELESS puppy.
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by preetisoni2411

WAIF can be regarded as the acronym of Wandering Animals Insurance Fund. This fund is for homeless animals like young people.
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by eric0109

Child ask "What if" I dont study? Father Answers "What if" you become homeless (waif)?
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by anujpathania

waif can be compared to kaif.katrina. she has to travel from one place to other cos of films.so she dosnt have home.:P.homeless.
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by jai ho

WIFE leaves her home and comes to husband wife..hence she is HOMELESS
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by akshayakshay

wife of some people make them waif....though they r not children!
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by tanvirmclv

WAIF = Waif can be treat as past tense of wife.The child born from waif is always think himself home less.
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by shaktipada

waive

Short Definition : give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim

Definition
(verb) do without or cease to hold or adhere to
Example Sentence
  • We are dispensing with formalities
  • relinquish the old ideas

Definition
(verb) lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
Example Sentence
  • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
  • forfeited property

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for waive

sounds like wave - when do u wave a white flag? when you Give up temporarily.
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by Administrator

it sounds like wave...wave in ocean .Now if the waves are high then you postpone you decision or delay your decision to go inside ocean for swimming.
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by santhy

Waive ~ Waiver. Many students waive (give up) their attempts to GRE because of waiver(aid).
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by ajinkya

waive--sounds like viva vorse,imagine there is a strict sir in ur coll conducting u a viva u r so tensed that u will give up at that time
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by meduriswetha

peolpe having wavy nature give up easily......
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by nileshdive

waIve to lose something...If I am in water then i will be lost in wave. waIve
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by jai ho

Waive is somewhat similar to slave, wherein waive means to lose the right to something, while a slave is a person who has lost his right to freedom
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by pushpa_edit

you will lose your wife if you do something wrong
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by shravanthi

A person who GIVES UP TeMPORARILY or YIELDS, waves(waive) his hand to others saying help me help me.
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by demondivyesh

waive is the past tense of wife, now you lost the right about your wife.
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by shaktipada

wake

Short Definition : trail of ship or other object through water; path of something that has gone before; Ex. hunger followed in the wake of the war

Definition
(noun) the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
Synonyms : aftermath , backwash
Example Sentence
  • the aftermath of war
  • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured

Definition
(noun) an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
Synonyms : wake island

Definition
(noun) the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
Synonyms : backwash
Example Sentence
  • the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe

Definition
(noun) a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
Synonyms : viewing
Example Sentence
  • there's no weeping at an Irish wake

Definition
(verb) be awake, be alert, be there
Definition
(verb) stop sleeping
Synonyms : arouse , awake , awaken , come alive , wake up , waken
Example Sentence
  • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

Definition
(verb) arouse or excite feelings and passions
Synonyms : fire up , heat , ignite , inflame , stir up
Example Sentence
  • The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor
  • The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world
  • Wake old feelings of hatred

Definition
(verb) make aware of
Example Sentence
  • His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation

Definition
(verb) cause to become awake or conscious
Synonyms : arouse , awaken , rouse , wake up , waken
Example Sentence
  • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
  • Please wake me at 6 AM.

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wake

sounds like walk, an insect walks on the water surface and create wave line on water that is trail
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by shafin5

Wake, if joined with 'up', becomes wake up....if it is compared to rake up, then...wake up would mean, to make alert and rake up would be, to revive the memory of...both dealing with alertness of mind.
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by pushpa_edit

Wake--wake "UP"--when you wake up in the morning, your brain attains conscious state from sleeping state, thus making your mind alert.
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by editor2

her legs were coloured.i told her to wake up and as she walkd i saw wake of her leg colour on the floor.
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by jai ho

wallow

Short Definition : roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury

Definition
(noun) a puddle where animals go to wallow
Definition
(noun) an indolent or clumsy rolling about
Example Sentence
  • a good wallow in the water

Definition
(verb) devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure
Example Sentence
  • Wallow in luxury
  • wallow in your sorrows

Definition
(verb) roll around,
Synonyms : welter
Example Sentence
  • pigs were wallowing in the mud

Definition
(verb) rise up as if in waves
Synonyms : billow
Example Sentence
  • smoke billowed up into the sky

Definition
(verb) be ecstatic with joy
Synonyms : rejoice , triumph

Definition
(verb) delight greatly in
Example Sentence
  • wallow in your success!

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wallow

Wild Buffalo: A wild buffalo likes to wallow itself in mud.
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by subhasish

look for wall in word wallow and imagine a wall surrounding you which is not allowing you to go anywhere, which makes u helpless
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by techforn10

Indulge in Love - Love Failure - SWALLOW Poison - Roll in Pain - Become Helpless
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by pradepkumar

when we (s)wallow food insulges in our body ..
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by ramsclaiton

Wallow rhymes wid shallow...One wallows himself in a shallow sea,i.e rolls in sand:)
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by Adithya.R.Kumar

wall low, people going under the wall by rolling
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by friendofafriend

wallow->wall + low(fall) .when you fall from wall you land up in mud and you roll around to save ur legs from strain.
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by omniscient

wallow....pigs wallow in dirty water.wal low..if wall is low children vil jump and wallow in pond and wallow means helpless too.if wall is surronding u and u cant jump off it ul feel helpless
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by jai ho

If you add an 's' to wallow, it becomes swallow...one wallows in his success and sometimes, even has to swallow his pride... both words show the state of emotions.
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by pushpa_edit

"Wall" + "Low" -> Surronded by low wall you can indulge in whatever you want because it saves you from prying eyes.
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by anujpathania

wallooo wed.. walloon the loalane
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by swap.kamble

marsh mallow -everybody loves indulging in them
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by pragati_gupta

wan

Short Definition : having a pale or sickly color; pallid

Definition
(noun) a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network
Synonyms : wide area network

Definition
(verb) become pale and sickly
Definition
(adj) (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
Synonyms : pale , pallid , sick
Example Sentence
  • the pale light of a half moon
  • a pale sun
  • the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street
  • a pallid sky
  • the pale (or wan) stars
  • the wan light of dawn

Definition
(adj) abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
Synonyms : pale , pallid
Example Sentence
  • the pallid face of the invalid
  • her wan face suddenly flushed

Definition
(adj) lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness
Example Sentence
  • a wan smile

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wan

wan rhymes with maruthi van... she liked to travel in a scorpio but she is traveling in a van..so she is pale
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by chocolate

WANE means to decline, diminish so WAN is to decline in color/ vigor
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by tivoli25

WAN for WANting color; so it is pale
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

Tan: Wan is the opposite of tan.
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by subhasish

VAN...AMBULANCE.... your friend got PALE and hence you called an ambulance
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by nileshdive

w(with) an(anemia), one who has anemia is pale and pallid
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by muhammadbillal

when he became aware that he was WANted by the FBI his pace became pale.
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by mayank2nsitmpae

tan to reduce wan
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by friendofafriend

when color VANISHES from sth it looks PALE AND LOOKS WEAK ;-)
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by kick_ass

she was so much exhausted working on WAN(wide are network) of company that she got a PALE appearance on face
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by nikhilparasher

wan--school van pale in colour :P
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by jai ho

WAN= Wide Area Network, LAN= Local Area Network, PAN= Personal Area Network, MAN= Metropolitan Area Network.
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by mahmud_dbm

Wan is like lan because both terms are related to the internet.
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by pushpa_edit

similar to van.school van is yellow/pale colored
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by pragati_gupta

wanderlust

Short Definition : strong longing to travel

Definition
(noun) very strong or irresistible impulse to travel
Synonyms : itchy feet

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wanderlust

The key is wander, wander in lust, wander wander here and there, i.e travel-- strong longing to travel
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by Administrator

wander(moving from place to place)+lust(a desire for something)....when you have a desire for wandering to places ,it means, you love to travel ,so you can be refered to as a wanderlust
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by preetisoni2411

wander--roam,lust--desire
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by jai ho

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