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Short Definition : third in order or rank

(noun) from 63 million to 2 million years ago
Synonyms : tertiary period
(adj) coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position
Synonyms : 3rd third
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tertiary

Tertiary and Subsidiary have the same sounds. While Subsidiary stands for something second in importance (as Primary means first), Tertiary refers to third in level.



Short Definition : mosaic; inlaid; Ex. tessellated pattern

(adj) having a checkered or mottled appearance Definition
(adj) decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone fitted together in a mosaic
Example Sentence
  • a tessellated pavement
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tessellated


Tessellated and Decorated have somewhat similar sounds. The Taj Mahal is tessellated or decorated with mosaic art.

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TESSELATED can be split as TESt+ELATED..i was very ELATED to have skipped de TESt.the reason being,i fell on the MOSAIC floor....so TESSELATED means MOSAIC

tessellated has 'essel' in it, Think of 'Essel World' is decorated with each small things.

latin tessella means diminutive, tiny.. so tessellated means anything combined tiny parts(may be homogeneous may be different)



Short Definition : maker of a will; CF. testatrix

(noun) a person who makes a will
Synonyms : testate
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for testator

testator (or) testate: here from testate take estate and tor from testator.here tor represents a person so person having estates definetly makes a will so that estate will go to his heirs

test+at+or(your)own will so do you want to give test its ur own will

Testator - change the word Testat into state and add success to or.. The TEstator States his will to his successOR.

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One who TESTS the SUCCESSOR for a fortune - TEST - ATOR

parents will transfer all their properties to their children before death. such an act is called testator = THE + STATOR (stater).

testate (will)from latin root testor means testify.. during that time making will was not a same process like today, they used witness(testis) in place of stamp paper

Testator takes testimonies from the dying person to make the will

you hav a will to become a doctor..so 1st you hav to write a test..

person who make a will to score good marks in a test called testator


Short Definition : irritable; impatient and bad-tempered; short-tempered; N. testiness

(adj) easily irritated or annoyed
Example Sentence
  • an incorrigibly fractious young man
  • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for testy

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If someone has described you as SHORT-TEMPERED in the TESTY(testimonial), then you will get IRRITATED looking at it.

TESTY sounds like TASTY, so if food is not tasty u get irritate, bad tempered

test+y - tests (exams) are irritable and make a person short-tempered

a IRRITATED person says--Dont TEST my patience


if the food is not TASTY u become TESTY....!:)

Teasing Tea.

for computer people: the software testers are very short tempered and are very irritable to the developer

TESTY-S if sumone fidgets with it.. d 'proces' becomes short tempered..

TESTY OR FIDGETY have somewhat similar sounds. The words refer to irritability.

Split the word into TEST+TEA. if u could not TEA during TESt u get irritated...

Who does'nt get easily irritated by a surprise TEST!

when you see that your tests are approaching you easily get irritated

giving a test is testy

Someone wrote a bad TESTY about you and hence you got "IRRITATED"

This somehow sounds like "testis". So if someone shows your testis to others you get annoyed.

my testicles are testy,i shall treat them gently!


Short Definition : tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether

(noun) restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
Synonyms : lead leash
(verb) tie with a tether
Example Sentence
  • tether horses
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tether

TETHER can be split as TiE + HER, so remember it as TIE her WITH A ROPE.

Tether and Fetter are common because both words refer to a kind of restrain (rope or chain) for an animal.

tether --> tie+together

tet+her....tightly(tet) tie .sth..to her......how?..by rope........

tether- tie+ her

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Bangla tador

Internet tethering in iphone means.. it can be used as a hotspot to connect or TIE other instruments or equipments to it.


Short Definition : of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea

(adj) relating to or constituting a topic of discourse Definition
(adj) of or relating to a melodic subject
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for thematic

Thematic can be thought of as related to a theme or an idea. So is it's meaning..

them+atic(attic):so those people are on attic discussing a idea or coming to a conclusion

Thematic and Topic are rhyming words which refer to a subject being discussed.

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