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tenacious

Short Definition : holding fast (as to a belief); persistent

Definition
(adj) good at remembering
Example Sentence
  • a retentive mind
  • tenacious memory
Definition
(adj) stubbornly unyielding
Example Sentence
  • dogged persistence
  • dour determination
  • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
  • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it
  • men tenacious of opinion
Definition
(adj) sticking together
Synonyms : coherent
Example Sentence
  • two coherent sheets
  • tenacious burrs
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tenacious

Sounds like ten Asians. Ten developing Asian countries if united together, can not be pulled apart.

Using the similarity to "Asian" again, you can use the stereotype that Asians are good at school... thus good at remembering/ retentive. You can even stretch it to the "stubbornly persistent" def."

REtenacious... one who retains things..

A man named ROCKY was sent to jail for throwing acid at his wife. He came out of jail several years later and you know the first thing he did? He threw the acid again. This thing repeated 10 times. Finally he was called tenacious

TENANT-DOESNT LET GO OFF a flat he gets , very easily.. TENANTs are TENAcious

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even if there are ten meanings, a tenacious person will remember all

Tenacious reminds of Tentacles of Davy Jones in the movie Pirates of Caribbean, they stuck together and didn't yield by any possible means.

Humans have ten fingers to hold on to something persistently.

ten means push in greek

tenacious = ten + ac + io + us; We( us means we) indeed oblige(i for indeed & o for oblige) ten air conditioner for the hall anyhow otherwise you will not get your money.

tenacity

Short Definition : firmness; persistence

Definition
(noun) persistent determination
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tenacity : teen's consistant activity ie determination to continue what he/she 's doing.

tenacity : ten aina chestha - not giving up

in search of job i am PERSISTENTLY living in A CITY like mumbai for TEN years......still no job!!!WTF!!!......:D

Tenacity and Frailty are rhyming words with opposite meanings. While tenacity stands for firmness,strength, frailty refers to weakness or fragility (fragile).

Tenacity=Tenant+City means tenant in a city is not oersistant

tenancy

Short Definition : possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy

Definition
(noun) an act of being a tenant or occupant
Synonyms : occupancy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tenancy

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Think of the word tenant - who lives in a rented flat/building

Tennancy and Occupancy are similar in sound as well as in meaning. A tenant occupies accomodation in rent from the owner.

tenant

Short Definition : one that pays rent to use property owned by another

Definition
(noun) someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else
Synonyms : renter
Example Sentence
  • the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent
Definition
(noun) a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease) Definition
(noun) any occupant who dwells in a place Definition
(verb) occupy as a tenant
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this word sounds like TANT ON RENT...and during marriges we take the TANT ON RENT....and tant is a property owned by tant owner for which we pay rent to him.

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Tenant and Occupant are rhyming words and they both refer to a lodger or holder of rented property.

tend

Short Definition : have a tendency; take care of; minister; serve at; apply one's attention; attend

Definition
(verb) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
Synonyms : be given incline lean run
Example Sentence
  • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
  • These dresses run small
  • He inclined to corpulence
Definition
(verb) have care of or look after
Example Sentence
  • She tends to the children
Definition
(verb) manage or run
Example Sentence
  • tend a store
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Tend or Lend a helping hand is to assist or help someone.

tendentious

Short Definition : promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction

Definition
(adj) having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one
Synonyms : tendencious
Example Sentence
  • a tendentious account of recent elections
  • distinguishing between verifiable fact and tendentious assertion
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tendentious

Rearrange the words to make - Tend or Tendency + ious or bias. So, TENDENTIOUS is a TENDENcy towards one viewpoint over another.

tendentious:(tendency+Us~United states):the tendency of US is to support/tend towrds the controversial country, thats why it supports pakistan to crub india through financial and military/weapon aids.so supporting a controversial

Split like: TEN DEN ( Ten people discussing at a single den raise to controversial views)

tend = tendor,so when tendor is provided a pratiality is made btwn two......

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Tendency+ tension= tendency to bring out the controversial topic which gives tensions

tender

Short Definition : offer formally; extend; Ex. tender one's resignation/the exact fare; N: formal offer; money; Ex. legal tender; ADJ: young and vulnerable; sensitive to the touch; sore; soft; delicate; Ex. child of ten

Definition
(noun) something that can be used as an official medium of payment
Synonyms : legal tender stamp
Definition
(noun) someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
Synonyms : attendant attender
Definition
(noun) a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
Synonyms : bid
Definition
(noun) car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water Definition
(noun) a boat for communication between ship and shore Definition
(noun) ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
Synonyms : supply ship
Definition
(verb) offer or present for acceptance Definition
(verb) propose a payment
Synonyms : bid offer
Example Sentence
  • The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting
Definition
(verb) make a tender of; in legal settlements Definition
(verb) make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
Synonyms : tenderise tenderize
Example Sentence
  • tenderize meat
Definition
(adj) given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
Example Sentence
  • a tender heart
  • a tender smile
  • tender loving care
  • tender memories
  • a tender mother
Definition
(adj) hurting
Synonyms : raw sensitive sore
Example Sentence
  • the tender spot on his jaw
Definition
(adj) young and immature
Example Sentence
  • at a tender age
Definition
(adj) having or displaying warmth or affection
Example Sentence
  • affectionate children
  • a fond embrace
  • fond of his nephew
  • a tender glance
  • a warm embrace
Definition
(adj) easy to cut or chew
Example Sentence
  • tender beef
Definition
(adj) physically untoughened
Synonyms : untoughened
Example Sentence
  • tender feet
Definition
(adj) (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
Synonyms : crank cranky tippy
Definition
(adj) (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition
Example Sentence
  • tender green shoots
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tender

the method of contracting.. or FORMALLY OFFERING a company to undertake public works is called a TENDER....

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Tender and Retire. You tender your resignation to retire from your job.

tenet

Short Definition : doctrine; dogma

Definition
(noun) a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
Synonyms : dogma
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tenet

TENET rhymes with TENANT...so the tenants were given a set of DOCTRINE by the owner before they could occupy the house

teen + net. teen should not be allowed to sit in interNET for long time. this is the common PRINCIPLE or DOGMA among parents

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The Ten Commandments

TEN+IT=when TEN(a group) say something every1 follows IT(as a principle)

teeneger + net ... teeneger shld be given proper "teaching" to use net

A Tenet is a Statement of a strong religious belief or principle.

tenant one who holds property, tenet mens similar about principals of religious or political belief

KAS-KE(tighten) keep the things kas-ke or they would fall out of order.

tenet = ten + eat; The food should be taken before ten for good health thiis a doctrine without proof.

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