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whiff

Short Definition : puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); short-lasting smell; hint; Ex. whiff of perfume/scandal

Definition
(noun) a short light gust of air
Synonyms : puff , puff of air

Definition
(noun) a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil
Definition
(noun) a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike
Definition
(verb) perceive by inhaling through the nose
Synonyms : sniff
Example Sentence
  • sniff the perfume

Definition
(verb) drive or carry as if by a puff of air
Example Sentence
  • The gust of air whiffed away the clouds

Definition
(verb) strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third
Definition
(verb) smoke and exhale strongly
Synonyms : puff
Example Sentence
  • puff a cigar
  • whiff a pipe

Definition
(verb) utter with a puff of air
Example Sentence
  • whiff out a prayer

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whiff

whiff sounds like SNIFF....I could sniff (smell) the fragrance of the flowers in a whiff of air.
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by angel

WHI..WHY..SO why to give a HINT TO someone strange about your house..
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by preetisoni2411

whiff--sniff--smell
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by jai ho

whim

Short Definition : sudden capricious idea; fancy

Definition
(noun) a sudden desire
Synonyms : caprice , impulse
Example Sentence
  • he bought it on an impulse

Definition
(noun) an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
Synonyms : notion , whimsey , whimsy
Example Sentence
  • the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories
  • he had a whimsy about flying to the moon
  • whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whim

My wife got a sudden desire(Whim) to wash the dishes with VIM bar!!!!!!!
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by kulks

Whim...Delirium...whim is to fancy something and delirium is wild excitement, both a state of the mind.
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by pushpa_edit

Housewives FANCY a VIM that make utensils look new!
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by pcsjith

Women+HIM,women having sudden desire for him,but he is a married guy
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by laaptu

if i get sudden desire to do something od and fanciful like eating vim bad or W him
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by jai ho

whimsical

Short Definition : capricious; fanciful; amusingly strange

Definition
(adj) determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
Synonyms : capricious , impulsive
Example Sentence
  • a capricious refusal
  • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
  • the victim of whimsical persecutions

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whimsical

Whimsical sounds like comical...whimsical is , impulsive, playful...comical is amusing and funny.
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by pushpa_edit

whim sounds like vim bar for washing dishes , vim used for changing dirty dishes to new .so
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by gopikrish2000

Whimsical = WHISTLE.. when u c a gal u whistle.. dats behave with impulse rather den reasoning.
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by pratik2much

(WH)en (I) (M) (SIC)k for (CAL)cium, i behave like WHIMSICAL
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by zamil

whimsical...looks like we+him+musical...we have selected him for his extraordinary,a impulsive performance.A musician never perform because of necessity or reason.This is their passion which forced him2give impulsive performance
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by vivek_anand

we selected him a changing musical tune.From old to new generation.
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by sansecretcp

whimsy

Short Definition : whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy

Definition
(noun) an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
Synonyms : notion , whim , whimsey
Example Sentence
  • the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories
  • he had a whimsy about flying to the moon
  • whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it

Definition
(noun) the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment
Example Sentence
  • I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whimsy

whimsy...WHISKY..so after taking 4 - 5 pegs of whisky..you tend to BEHAVE in an amusingly strange manner.
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by preetisoni2411

If you take out 'sy' from whimsy and add 'p' in its place, you get the word whimp. Whimp and weep sound the same and they both mean, to cry.
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by pushpa_edit

whine

Short Definition : complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)

Definition
(noun) a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
Synonyms : whimper

Definition
(verb) move with a whining sound
Example Sentence
  • The bullets were whining past us

Definition
(verb) talk in a tearful manner
Synonyms : snivel

Definition
(verb) make a high-pitched, screeching noise
Synonyms : creak , screak , screech , skreak , squeak
Example Sentence
  • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
  • My car engine makes a whining noise

Definition
(verb) complain whiningly
Synonyms : grizzle , yammer , yawp

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whine

sounds like wine....when you drink wine and make high (sad)sound everyone complains about u....
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by nileshdive

whine--sounds like WINE, and after drinking WINE ..people often feel emotional and express their feeling by making a HIGH SAD SOUND
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by preetisoni2411

Without the 'h' it becomes wine which rhymes with dine...they will wine (a drink) and dine (to eat) at the Sheraton today.
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by pushpa_edit

whine---wine..when people drink wine they start complaining about their problems with high volume
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by jai ho

whinny

Short Definition : neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make

Definition
(noun) the characteristic sounds made by a horse
Synonyms : neigh , nicker , whicker

Definition
(verb) make a characteristic sound, of a horse
Synonyms : neigh , nicker , whicker

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whinny

sounds like w+HINHInana of horse
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by userdce

The whinny(winning) horse whinnied..keep it simple silly!
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by worldisunderme

Whinny (the neighing of a horse) and Ninny (a foolish person)...he was a such ninny because he was frightened of even the horse's whinny.
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by pushpa_edit

Chihihi.. like pony( Small horse)..
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by shadip

WHINning horse sounds well in New York :)
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by svs_manee

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