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    wizened

    wizened - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wizened

    Definition
    (adj) lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    Example Sentence
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wizened

wizened - old people are experienced and WISE... and they are FEEBLE, WEAK, they SHRIVEL, WITHER

wizened = wise+end wise (old) people reach their end as death & their body decays

relate it to the word WISE... think of a lady who has gained wisdom as she has aged and grown old and shriveled up.

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widened <-- --> wizened --> <-- get it??

YZend...when you have Y,Z written on your face as tatoo, you faace is WIZENED

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