Suggested Wordlists



This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.

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Short Definition : (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined

(noun) rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
(adj) having successive letter joined together
Example Sentence
  • cursive script

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cursive

recursive=re running(running again and again)
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by emdmehr

Remember Cursive writing we practised in junior school. Writing in a flow
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by sahilrajput

remember it as all words are given CURSE to be together forever to form words, so CURSIVE means joined handwriting
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by nikhilparasher


Short Definition : casual; hastily done with little attention to detail

(adj) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
Synonyms : casual , passing , perfunctory
Example Sentence
  • a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
  • a passing glance
  • perfunctory courtesy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cursory

relate it to the cursor on your computer screen..the mouse is used to move the cursor hastily without going into minor details
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by jc

curs(CURSE)..SO you always CURSE a person who does his work hastily with little attention to details that you provide, results in failure of your plan.
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by preetisoni2411

kasahi..(cursory). hastily done
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by ss81089

Sounds like Kar Sorry. When you do things hastily you end up in "Kar Sorry ab"
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by farhannaseer1

cursory..sounds like nursey.imagine u were asked to prepare for nursery rhymes for interview...what will u do....u'll go hastily through it assuming u already know it
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by sagardoshi63

You know the meaning of cursive.Now,just remember this way.When do a teacher scolds a child to write in cursive wrting? When the child is causal in his writing or when he is hastily writing with little attention to detail.
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by sandy1278

i am so SORY i did not pay attention to the details. now I am CURSing myself.
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by maha4


Short Definition : shorten; reduce

(verb) place restrictions on
Synonyms : curb , cut back , restrict
Example Sentence
  • curtail drinking in school

(verb) terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
Synonyms : clip , cut short
Example Sentence
  • My speech was cut short
  • Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for curtail

curTAIL. Can be read as cur + TAIL or cutting the tail of an animal, ie reducing it. So curTAIL is to shorten or to reduce.
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by aman.khippal

if you put CURTains to yur door or windows it will REDUCE the width of the door or window
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by sarath_smile

we use curtains to RESTRICT others seeing us (say while changing our clothes :D)...!!!
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by sravan1411

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by huynguyen


Short Definition : skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness

(adj) believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cynical

cynical is one who is skeptic of others because he thinks they have done SINs
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by vivekimmortal

Sainik(cynic) .. never BELIEVE pakistani sainiks. they ll hit u from back.
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by guruprasad

SOUNDS VERY CLOSE TO PSYCHIC...AND a psychic person is always skeptical in nature.
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by preetisoni2411

souns like clinical. i dont know but out of some arcne reason every dentist in his clinic is skeptical(cynical) about the patient and that is why he shows no mercy in removing the patient's tooth
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by mit006

Misanthrope means one who hates man kind
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by Austin99

cynical ryhmes with SIGN ..we sign documents because of distrust of human motives
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by gauravdin


Short Definition : object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor

(noun) something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners)
Example Sentence
  • let faith be your cynosure to walk by

(noun) something that strongly attracts attention and admiration
Example Sentence
  • if he was the cynosure of all eyes he didn't notice

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cynosure

relate it with dinosaur......which is always a center of attraction.
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by satyanand

relate it with Exposure...Malika Sherawat became the object of attraction with exposure of her body [:)].
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by mayank2nsitmpae

CYNOSURE -> SIGN + ASSURE. The road SIGN was a cynosure that ASSURED me I was going the right direction.
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by dshefman

a typical wife saying to her husband: suno zaraa...chintu to nilha do...means husband is the center of attention for all work
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by maverickhunt

cynosure = look that it is placed infront of your nose.
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by shaktipada

replace c by e , y by x , n by p, and you get exposure. so its like "sign of exposure" . An exposed person is a centre of attention so much as a sign of guidance
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by fahad18g

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