This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : guess; N.
Mice can guess where the cheese is kept even though they do not know where exactly it is kept.
PREmise -> based on a fact. SURmise -> based on an intuition
I GUESS itâ€™s a surprise(SURMISE) gift
sounds like "summarize" which means to list down the conclusions
suemise: u will sure miss the train this is the guess..
Short Definition : overcome
sur+MOUNT - To cross a mountain u need to overcome the difficulties.
SUR(sur means head in hindi)+MOUNT....when you want to reach the top of the mountain,you have to OVERCOME lots of difficulties....
Short Definition : exceed
surprise pass ~ be better than
in a quiz if a question is asked that EXCEEDS our knowledge we will pass it.
Short Definition : done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
Surreptitious sounds like suspicious.....you suspect someone if they are hiding secrets
surreptitious sounds like sir repeated it to us. - only to us and not to everyone as it was a secret method to solve the problem.
surreptitious = surrept(corrupt) + titous ; one who is corrupt has a secret,hidden way to earn other than the usual salary !
if you eat syrup wen on a diet u have 2 b stealthy about it (sounds like)
Sir+Rapt===Listen to sir in rapt attention as he is saying something SECRET
Root word is Rapt/Rept means to seize or capture Sur for Sub, means hidden..
Short Definition : substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
u wud ve heard abt surrogate mothers..substitute..
surrogate - sub + rogate (rogare-latin); rogare is to ask.. As in interrogate.. surrogate is to ask someone to SUBstitute...
The unhappy knight chosen to substitute for the king & fight the thousand armed monster was SIR SORROW, who was famed for tearing a gate off an enemy's castle and carrying it away, so he was given the name SIR SORROW GATE.
Short Definition : close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
SURVE-serve ILL by closely observing or gaurding them