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wax

Short Definition : increase gradually (as the moon); grow

Definition
(noun) any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
Definition
(verb) cover with wax
Example Sentence
  • wax the car

Definition
(verb) go up or advance
Synonyms : climb , mount , rise
Example Sentence
  • Sales were climbing after prices were lowered

Definition
(verb) increase in phase
Synonyms : full
Example Sentence
  • the moon is waxing

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wax

If you go for WAXing( A technique to remove hair from your skin..usually ladies go for it) once..next time the hair growth on your skin INCREASES GRADUALLY...
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by preetisoni2411

if you dont clean your ear canal on regular basis ,then the wax in your ear shall go on INCREASING/GROWING/ACCUMULATING..........;)
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by verbal800

Lapse is the opposite of wax, while wax refers to an increase in something, lapse refers to a decrease.
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by pushpa_edit

Government always wax the tax
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by anonymous1024

waylay

Short Definition : ambush; lie in wait for and attack

Definition
(verb) wait in hiding to attack
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for waylay

on the WAY robbers LAY wooden logs to stop you
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by nileshdive

waylay(phaltu person in hindi)have no work so they attack peaple to loot them.
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by gaurav singh

one the WAY you LAY in and hide in the bushes to attack your enemy.
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by cp.jethani

animals dont LAY their eggs on the WAY coz someone can ATTCK them and hence they lay their eggs SECRETLY[behind bushes]
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by elixir

way+lay... imagine a situation where an army LAYs its plan of attacking the militants on their WAY to their destination..
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by preetisoni2411

waylay
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by gaurav singh

you lay on d way in dark to stop him and attack
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by jai ho

wean

Short Definition : accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean onese

Definition
(verb) gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
Synonyms : ablactate
Example Sentence
  • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
  • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle

Definition
(verb) detach the affections of
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wean

wean == mean--asking to give away what we like, milk from baby, etc.
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by grr

Wean sounds like Bean ( say SoyBEAN)-- milk is considered a good alternative to cow's milk, so you can wean away the baby from its mother's milk and feed it soya milk instead.
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by userdce

VI-HEEN KAR DENA, that is to cause to leave
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by Tapasya

snds like 'weep'-so baby started weeping wen they weaned her
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by mdhineshm

wean sounds like mean>>> woh itani mean hai ki woh dudh pite bacche ka bhi dudh chinn le... kulata..
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by RajeshBorkar

she is so mean ..usne bacche ko maa ka dudh nahi pine diya(wean)
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by jai ho

wean and ween sound same. ween means to think and wean means to deprive baby of mother's milk.wean has a->b. so wean is the baby one
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by aroraraman309

weary

Short Definition : tired after long work; V.

Definition
(verb) exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
Example Sentence
  • We wore ourselves out on this hike

Definition
(verb) lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
Synonyms : fatigue , jade , pall , tire
Example Sentence
  • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

Definition
(adj) physically and mentally fatigued
Synonyms : aweary
Example Sentence
  • `aweary' is archaic

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for weary

After long work surely u will look for leaving formal DRESS(WEAR)
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

Weary and Dreary...when you are weary (tired), everything seems dreary(gloomy).
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by pushpa_edit

if you are told to wear same dress everyday then 1 day you wil get tired wearing it and ask "WEAR dis?? Y????"
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by jai ho

Wearing all safety dress made him tired after long work
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by sansecretcp

he is weary due to lot of worries.i.e. worries made him weary
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by maddy13

Sounds like SURGERY. After a surgery, you often feel very tired.
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by dpcm

weather

Short Definition : pass safely through (a storm or difficult period); endure the effects of weather or other forces

Definition
(noun) the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
Example Sentence
  • they were hoping for good weather
  • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
  • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow

Definition
(verb) face and withstand with courage
Synonyms : brave , brave out , endure
Example Sentence
  • She braved the elements

Definition
(verb) cause to slope
Definition
(verb) sail to the windward of
Definition
(verb) change under the action or influence of the weather
Example Sentence
  • A weathered old hut

Definition
(adj) towards the side exposed to wind
Synonyms : upwind

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for weather

weather pertains to atmosphere and its effects and also weather refers to survive through a hard time
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by kick_ass

Weather (climate) and temper (anger) have something in common, they are both unpredictable...can change as and when they want.
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by pushpa_edit

weird

Short Definition : eerie; strange; unnatural

Definition
(noun) fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters
Synonyms : wyrd

Definition
(adj) suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
Synonyms : eldritch , uncanny , unearthly
Example Sentence
  • an eldritch screech
  • the three weird sisters
  • stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures
  • an unearthly light
  • he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din

Definition
(adj) strikingly odd or unusual
Example Sentence
  • some trick of the moonlight; some weird effect of shadow

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for weird

weir..sounds like wear..and if you wear torn and dirty clothes and go to office....people will give a very strange look at you.
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by preetisoni2411

Weird and feared...most weird things are feared by everyone.
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by pushpa_edit

we often say ;he is such a weirdo.weird place.
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by pragati_gupta

sounds like beard..if gals have beard people look at them strangely..
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by sai spandana

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by sai spandana

His bearded(weird) is strange, unnatural.
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by sansecretcp

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