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This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.

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Short Definition : hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop

(adj) disabled in the feet or legs
Synonyms : crippled , game , gimpy , halt , lame
Example Sentence
  • a crippled soldier
  • a game leg

(adj) fragmentary or halting from emotional strain
Example Sentence
  • uttered a few halting words of sorrow

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for halting

halt = stop.. halting = if you are hesitant [halting] about something you will halt and think before you proceed.
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by jc

it sounds like HAUNTING so CRIPPLED things often haunts.
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by himanshu dhumash

sounds like faltering which means the same
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by 1.6k


Short Definition : obstruct; prevent the free movement of;

(noun) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
Synonyms : bond , shackle , trammel

(noun) a basket usually with a cover
(verb) prevent the progress or free movement of
Synonyms : cramp , halter , strangle
Example Sentence
  • He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather
  • the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries

(verb) put at a disadvantage
Synonyms : handicap , hinder
Example Sentence
  • The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hamper

PAMPERS DIAPER for babies .restrict the free movement :-)
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by arulmozhi

opposite of pamper
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by kmr.akhil

when someone is caught by traffic police and is without license he says... malik HAM PAR daya karo and jaano do aage... remove the obstruction...
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by NikhilAgl


Short Definition : large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward

(adj) pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
Example Sentence
  • a fine-looking woman
  • a good-looking man
  • better-looking than her sister
  • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome
  • our southern women are well-favored

(adj) given or giving freely
Example Sentence
  • was a big tipper
  • the bounteous goodness of God
  • bountiful compliments
  • a freehanded host
  • a handsome allowance
  • Saturday's child is loving and giving
  • a liberal backer of the arts
  • a munificent gift
  • her fond and openhanded grandfather

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for handsome

handsome - think of someone giving you a HAND full of SOME chocalates...
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by the suspect

Handsome-> Good amount of some quantity
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by adi_agarwal


Short Definition : chance; luck

(noun) an accidental happening
Example Sentence
  • he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life

(verb) come to pass
Example Sentence
  • What is happening?
  • The meeting took place off without an incidence
  • Nothing occurred that seemed important

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hap

hap - short for happy....if you have luck/chance you are bound to be happy.
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by nehaMD

hap is short for happen: something that just happened by chance !!!
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by 1.6k

mishap -> bad luck ; hap -> luck
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by NikhilAgl

Last LAP in race we have a chance or luck to win
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by sansecretcp

Remember with the word HOP
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by vivekjaiswal883


Short Definition : random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town

(adj) dependent upon or characterized by chance
Synonyms : hit-or-miss
Example Sentence
  • a haphazard plan of action
  • his judgment is rather hit-or-miss

(adj) marked by great carelessness
Synonyms : slapdash , slipshod , sloppy
Example Sentence
  • a most haphazard system of record keeping
  • slapdash work
  • slipshod spelling
  • sloppy workmanship

(adv) without care; in a slapdash manner
Synonyms : haphazardly
Example Sentence
  • the Prime Minister was wearing a grey suit and a white shirt with a soft collar, but his neck had become thinner and the collar stood away from it as if it had been bought haphazard

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for haphazard

HAP + HAZARD where HAZARD means epidemic spread due to great carelessness.
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by himanshu dhumash

(half wizard) if u meet half wizard BY CHANCE you will c the thing ae moving in RANDOM or IN UNPLANNED MANNER
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by nachi


Short Definition : unfortunate; luckless

(adj) deserving or inciting pity
Example Sentence
  • a hapless victim
  • miserable victims of war
  • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic
  • piteous appeals for help
  • pitiable homeless children
  • a pitiful fate
  • Oh, you poor thing
  • his poor distorted limbs
  • a wretched life

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hapless

relate it to helpless
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by mohimittal

'Hap' – luck …’ hapless’ - unlucky.
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by gre_guru

break it to happyness +less so a person who is not happy is unfortunate
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by vivekkarumudi

Hapless - Recently there was an earthquake in Haiti which destroyed most of that country so we can say ----> Residents of Haiti were hapless. HA is in Haiti and hapless both
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by RDSingh

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by dshefman

Due to rain race lap is less so no chance or luck of winning
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by sansecretcp

"oh no, I wish this HAPpened LESS! I'm so unfortunate"
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