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psychosis

Short Definition : mental disorder; ADJ. N. psychotic

Definition
(noun) any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted

psychosomatic

Short Definition : of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)

Definition
(adj) used of illness or symptoms resulting from neurosis
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for psychosomatic

psycho + somatic (related to body) -> influence of mind on the body

pterodactyl

Short Definition : extinct flying reptile; CF. wing+finger

Definition
(noun) extinct flying reptile
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pterodactyl

duck with a tail... obviously extinct

pero + duck + tyle (the duck without legs will fly). So reptiles which fly

pucker

Short Definition : gather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold

Definition
(noun) an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
Synonyms : ruck
Definition
(verb) to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
Synonyms : cockle crumple knit rumple
Example Sentence
  • She puckered her lips
Definition
(verb) draw together into folds or puckers
Synonyms : gather tuck
Definition
(verb) become wrinkled or drawn together
Synonyms : ruck ruck up
Example Sentence
  • her lips puckered
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pucker

when you PUCKER(hindi for hold,catch) something then it gets wrinkled.

pronounce it as "pooker" when u pronounce like this u pucker(u fold ur mouth)

p "u" cker....so u is like an irregular fold or speed breaker

pudding

Short Definition : hot sweet dish

Definition
(noun) any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes
Example Sentence
  • corn pudding
Definition
(noun) (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)
Synonyms : pud
Definition
(noun) any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed

puerile

Short Definition : childish; immature; CF. puer: boy

Definition
(adj) of or characteristic of a child
Example Sentence
  • puerile breathing
Definition
(adj) displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
Example Sentence
  • adolescent insecurity
  • jejune responses to our problems
  • their behavior was juvenile
  • puerile jokes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for puerile

PURE things are always childish and immature.

PUERILE=PURE+CHILD. A child is always pure so puerile means childish.

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virile is manly n puerile is childish (not manly)

(Call it pe urine which is a childish thing to do)

SPECKLE

puerile sounds like pure as well as peril. pure as a child and peril denotes a negative connotation with this word which must be remembered other wise usage will be completely wrong

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