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wane

Short Definition : decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.

Definition
(noun) a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
Synonyms : ebb , ebbing

Definition
(verb) grow smaller
Synonyms : decline , go down
Example Sentence
  • Interest in the project waned

Definition
(verb) become smaller
Example Sentence
  • Interest in his novels waned

Definition
(verb) decrease in phase
Example Sentence
  • the moon is waning

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wane

wain = = gain. wane is opposite of gain.
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by grr

batman lowers his strength when he becomes bruce wayne
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by friendofafriend

WANE opposite of WAX= increase
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

wane--it sounds like "vain", imagine your tailor has decreased the size of your paint and shirt and now you can't wear it, so your hard work to buy that dress went in vain.
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by preetisoni2411

sounds like VEIN.....vein gradually decreases in size
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by nileshdive

wayne rooney had a wane world cup in south africa which means that his striking strength decreased!!!!!!!!!!!
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by gurugre

w(with) ane(anemia), one who has anemia has decreasing blood cells
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by muhammadbillal

wane=kane...KANE WAS EXTREMELY STONG AND HUGE IN WWF BUT AFTER HIS ILLNESS HE BCAME WAIN..........;)
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by verbal800

wane--w stands for weak weak kane=wane..decrease in popularity
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by jai ho

van to tempo auto - wane decrease in strength, gradually to an end.
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by sansecretcp

Wane and pain are similar because wane is a decrease in vigour and if you are in pain you certainly lose vigour.
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by pushpa_edit

WANE,very much similar to wine,so,in order to "decrease in size" he reduced drinking WINE.
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by deepakranamech

sounds CANE >> CANES are bigger in size when freshly cut from tree.. but to make various articles from it, they are kept it sun which makes them LESSEN IN SIZE..
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by RajeshBorkar

wan-pale in colour with an extra e so more weak
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by jai ho

wangle

Short Definition : achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.

Definition
(noun) an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
Synonyms : wangling

Definition
(verb) achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
Synonyms : finagle , manage

Definition
(verb) tamper, with the purpose of deception
Synonyms : cook , fake , falsify , fudge , manipulate , misrepresent
Example Sentence
  • Fudge the figures
  • cook the books
  • falsify the data

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wangle

wrangler is the originial and wangle(r) is the fake
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by namaskar

Wangle sounds like Bangle. Buying golden bangles to a girl and tricking her into bed.
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by pradepkumar

wan(VAN)+gle(gal)--if you want a GIRL TO SIT IN YOUR VAN--you HAVE to PLAY SOME TRIcKS WITH HER , like you have to persuade her to come with you by making fabricated stories and fake offeres .
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by preetisoni2411

"Van" + "Girl" -> He made a "girl" sleep with him in van using trickery.
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by anujpathania

wangle=wrong angle..using fake stories --- van+girl
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by jai ho

wangle...very close to wagon...wagon vehicle......we heard of wagon wheels....wheels are round in shape.....so if someone talk round ...that means he is decieving us by confusing us in his talks.....
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by preetisoni2411

Wangle sounds like mangle...wangle means to obtain by trickery while mangle means to mutilate something...in both there is a destruction of something.
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by pushpa_edit

wangle = With angle, not straight. Hence wangle your way into the committee instead of passing all formalities which takes so long.
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by roozbeh33

wangle = With angle, not straight. Hence wangle your way into the committee instead of passing all formalities which takes so long.
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by roozbeh33

wanton

Short Definition : unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause

Definition
(noun) lewd or lascivious woman
Definition
(verb) waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
Definition
(verb) indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life
Definition
(verb) spend wastefully
Synonyms : trifle away , wanton away
Example Sentence
  • wanton one's money away

Definition
(verb) become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
Synonyms : luxuriate

Definition
(verb) engage in amorous play
Definition
(verb) behave extremely cruelly and brutally
Definition
(adj) occurring without motivation or provocation
Synonyms : motiveless , unprovoked
Example Sentence
  • motiveless malignity
  • unprovoked and dastardly attack

Definition
(adj) casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
Synonyms : easy , light , loose , promiscuous , sluttish
Example Sentence
  • her easy virtue
  • he was told to avoid loose (or light) women
  • wanton behavior

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wanton

WANT - TON, a person who wants tons of girls,money etc..syn: arrogant, capricious, careless, concubine, cruel, disregardful, extravagant, fast, frisky, frolic, frolicsome, fulsome, gratuitous, harlot, hussy, immoral, jade, lavish,
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by gatz_funky

WANTON..WANTED....Osama has been DECLARED THE MOST WANTED person on the earth because of his cruelity.
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by preetisoni2411

Someone who's WANT(desire) goes ON and ON..no limit to his want.
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by anshulnirvana

WANT+TON....people who want tons of girls are licentious and lewd...
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by nileshdive

In cricket ton means century; So WAN for WARNE(shane) TON for century& we know about warnes charecter
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

want "on"-ppl who are wanton want to turn it "on"
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by abhishek1912

want on
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by jai ho

want her on me, she order me like a phanton cat girl
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by sansecretcp

Wanton and rampant are similar in sound and meaning because they both mean, lacking proper restraint.
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by pushpa_edit

warble

Short Definition : (of a bird) sing; babble; N.

Definition
(noun) a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly
Definition
(verb) sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
Synonyms : quaver , trill

Definition
(verb) sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
Synonyms : descant , yodel
Example Sentence
  • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for warble

Warble can be broken into WAR+Ble(bell), now picture the scene before war, soldiers play drums and BELL and SING patriotic songs.
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by anshulnirvana

Warble = War + bl + e. During a 'WAR' a warble will give you sheer 'BLiss'.
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by rizvi

it sounds like gargle...
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by 1.6k

WARble -- imagine birds are crying during WAR..here it's opposite. they are singing.
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by Administrator

warble=war+bible.....during the WAR the wives of the soldiers SING hyms froms the bible....as if praying to the God for their husbands...........:)
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by verbal800

war ble -war bell ..sing
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by jai ho

bird singing like a bell in the war-field.
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by sansecretcp

Warble: i.e werb- boal , verb-boal , i.e words bolo, sing-bable,
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by Administrator

Warble, if written with an 'r' added at the end, becomes warbler which is somewhat similar to the word 'tenor', as they both relate to a pitch in singing.
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by pushpa_edit

ward

Short Definition : administrative division of a city; division in a hospital or prison; incompetent person placed under the protection of a guardian; V: guard; ward off: avert

Definition
(noun) a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
Definition
(noun) a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
Definition
(noun) block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care
Synonyms : hospital ward
Example Sentence
  • they put her in a 4-bed ward

Definition
(noun) English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
Definition
(noun) English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
Definition
(noun) United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)
Definition
(noun) a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
Synonyms : cellblock

Definition
(verb) watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
Synonyms : guard
Example Sentence
  • guard my possessions while I'm away

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ward

Ward and guard sound similar...you ward off something that is evil or bad, similarly you guard yourself against the evil.
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by pushpa_edit

the warden was awarded for warding off war in the ward!
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by roozbeh33

warp

Short Definition : twist out of shape; N.

Definition
(noun) a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
Synonyms : deflection

Definition
(noun) a shape distorted by twisting or folding
Synonyms : buckle

Definition
(noun) a moral or mental distortion
Synonyms : warping

Definition
(noun) yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof
Definition
(verb) make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
Synonyms : distort , falsify , garble

Definition
(verb) bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
Synonyms : buckle , heave
Example Sentence
  • The highway buckled during the heat wave

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for warp

when we wrap something. we first twist the paper...
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by 1.6k

Warp and chop sound similar and have the same meanings as well...they both mean, to distort.
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by pushpa_edit

wrap is to wrap properly warp is opposite of dat.to change shape .
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by jai ho

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