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This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.

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Short Definition : make neat or tidy by clipping; reduce by removing what is unnecessary; ornament; decorate (round the edges); Ex. trim the cost; Ex. jacket trimmed with fur; N. ADJ: tidy; in good order

(noun) a state of arrangement or appearance
Synonyms : trimness
Example Sentence
  • in good trim

(noun) a decoration or adornment on a garment
Synonyms : passementerie , trimming
Example Sentence
  • the trimming on a hat
  • the trim on a shirt

(noun) attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
(noun) cutting down to the desired size or shape
Synonyms : clipping , trimming

(verb) remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
Synonyms : pare
Example Sentence
  • pare one's fingernails
  • trim the photograph
  • trim lumber

(verb) decorate, as with ornaments
Example Sentence
  • trim the christmas tree
  • trim a shop window

(verb) cut down on; make a reduction in
Example Sentence
  • reduce your daily fat intake
  • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

(verb) balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
Example Sentence
  • trim an airplane

(verb) be in equilibrium during a flight
Example Sentence
  • The airplane trimmed

(verb) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
Synonyms : dress , garnish

(verb) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
Synonyms : clip , crop , cut back , dress , lop , prune , snip
Example Sentence
  • dress the plants in the garden

(verb) cut closely
Synonyms : shave
Example Sentence
  • trim my beard

(verb) adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
(adj) thin and fit
Synonyms : spare
Example Sentence
  • the spare figure of a marathon runner
  • a body kept trim by exercise

(adj) of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
Synonyms : shipshape , well-kept
Example Sentence
  • even the barn was shipshape
  • a trim little sailboat

(adj) neat and smart in appearance
Synonyms : clean-cut , trig
Example Sentence
  • a clean-cut and well-bred young man
  • the trig corporal in his jaunty cap
  • a trim beard

(adj) severely simple in line or design
Synonyms : tailored
Example Sentence
  • a neat tailored suit
  • tailored curtains

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trim

TRIM or PRIM and PROPER - something neat and tidy, attractive.
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by pushpa_edit


Short Definition : knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry

(noun) cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
Synonyms : bangle , bauble , fallal , gaud , gewgaw , novelty

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trinket

A BRACELET is also a TRINKET. A Trinket refers to a small and delicate piece of jewellery.
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by pushpa_edit

anklet ,bracelet,all r small jewelry pieces called knickknack..and bauble is ghungru as in anklet(payal)..the same is trinklet.
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by ritu1018

a bauble twinkles
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by friendofafriend

trinket - generally the bracelets, bangles or earrings, makes a sound which hears like 'trink,clink' or knickknack
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by shalnew

trinket sounds like locket...a small jewel..remember as small cheap jewel..
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by sindhuja

tin ka kit. of very little value
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by akshay2398


Short Definition : hackneyed; commonplace; repeated too often;

(adj) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Example Sentence
  • bromidic sermons
  • his remarks were trite and commonplace
  • hackneyed phrases
  • a stock answer
  • repeating threadbare jokes
  • parroting some timeworn axiom
  • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trite

trite = tri +it ( so sounds like try + it) She made the same dish all the time and give it to her friends saying, 'try it' ... as it is repeated so many times, it becomes over familiar.
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by sanjunsai

trite sounds like tried...when smthng is tried again n again it bcomes hackneyed
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by ritu1018

TRITE = TRI + TE(SEE) = TRI + SEE = see 3 times = common
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by dhanu1600

TRITE is to give something no RESPITE (without any rest whatsoever) - to keep it continuously in use over and over again.
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by pushpa_edit

TRITE=TRI(3) all of em taste the SAME en COMMON!!!..hope u like it
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by ajitvarma


Short Definition : trifles; unimportant matters

(noun) something of small importance
Synonyms : small beer , trifle , triviality

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trivia

TRIVIA which refers to trivial (small) matters is the opposite of INSIGNIA which describes something important, a symbol of authority.
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by pushpa_edit


Short Definition : pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth

(noun) a mutual promise to marry
Synonyms : betrothal , engagement

(noun) a solemn pledge of fidelity
Synonyms : plight

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for troth

TROTH is related to BETROTHAL which can be split as BE+TROTH, to BE TRUTHFUL. Therefore TROTH means a PLEDGE OF TRUTH.
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by imajeeth

troth sounds like truth..that is what it means..verity or truth..
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by preetisoni2411

TROTH and OATH are rhyming words which mean, faithfulness to a promise. You abide by what you promise to do.
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by pushpa_edit

Troth -> True + Oath
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by anujpathania

TRUE+OATH (To Marry)
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by Riad Explore


Short Definition : long narrow container for feeding farm animals; lowest point (of a wave, business cycle, etc.); long narrow depression as between waves

(noun) a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)
(noun) a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
Synonyms : gutter

(noun) a concave shape with an open top
Synonyms : bowl

(noun) a treasury for government funds
Synonyms : public treasury , till

(noun) a long narrow shallow receptacle
(noun) a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed
Synonyms : manger

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trough

We are fimiliar with/studied the crest and troughs of waves !
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by khushi5

TROUGH is near to TOUGH. It is TOUGH to reach peak from TROUGH(lowest point/nadir)
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by Saquib

A TROUGH is something HOLLOW, say a hollow receptacle for feeding animals. It also refers to a ditch or crater.
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by pushpa_edit

Imagine the spelling as 'through'. Rain water passes through 'Trough'.
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by gunjanshah

it sounds throw...if we throw any thing it will reach the LOWEST POINT at the end
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by sriramraparla

t+rough: feed The ROUGH,
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by anshulnirvana

sounds like plough. when a field is ploughed, it forms narrow channels of soil over field
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by aravindhbaskaran

remember crests and troughs in waves...crest is upper wave and trugh is lower wave
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by manasareddy

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