This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : mental disorder; ADJ. N. psychotic
Short Definition : of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
psycho + somatic (related to body) -> influence of mind on the body
Short Definition : extinct flying reptile; CF. wing+finger
duck with a tail... obviously extinct
pero + duck + tyle (the duck without legs will fly). So reptiles which fly
Short Definition : gather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
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
Short Definition : hot sweet dish
Short Definition : childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
PURE things are always childish and immature.
PUERILE=PURE+CHILD. A child is always pure so puerile means childish.
(Call it pe urine which is a childish thing to do)
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