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    prehensile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prehensile

    Definition
    (adj) adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object
    Example Sentence
    • a monkey's prehensile tail
    Definition
    (adj) having a keen intellect
    Example Sentence
    • poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men
    Definition
    (adj) immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    Example Sentence
    • they are avaricious and will do anything for money
    • casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields
    • a grasping old miser
    • grasping commercialism
    • greedy for money and power
    • grew richer and greedier
    • prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prehensile

PRE(before)+HENS+ILE before the hens can escape we have to grasp & hold them.

From comprehensible to get hold of idea or concept.Prehensile is get hold or grasp things.

PreHensile..Concentrate on Hensile.. Sounds like Tensile..Now Tensile means Capable of Being stretched, similarly lets say hensile means capable of being held or grasped..!

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Root word prehend/ /prehens/ /preg/ = to grasp; to take; to seize e.g. comprehensible

PREHENSILE sounds like PENCIL. Hands are PREHENSILE because they can grab PENcILs.

PREHENSILE=UTENSIL. UTENSILs are used to GRAB food.

pre+hens+ile(read ill). Before hens get ill we have to grasp and hold them to cure.

pre(before) + H (harvest) + en (ensure) + sle (selling) means more greedy to get hold of money.

prehensile

prehend-means to arrest...so prehensile means to grasp or similar to arrest

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