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unwarranted

Short Definition : unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved

Definition
(adj) incapable of being justified or explained Definition
(adj) without a basis in reason or fact
Example Sentence
  • baseless gossip
  • the allegations proved groundless
  • idle fears
  • unfounded suspicions
  • unwarranted jealousy
Definition
(adj) lacking justification or authorization
Synonyms : undue unjustified
Example Sentence
  • desire for undue private profit
  • unwarranted limitations of personal freedom
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i got a mobile without a warranty and that was unjustified.

remeber arrest warrant:in movies police can arrest a villan only with justified reason or evidence otherwise the villan will rule out police words as baseless

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when i broke the video game it was in warranty, so i take it to the shop asking for a refund, and they say its unwarranted. that was SOOOO unfair :(

if a police raids someones house without a warrant it is unjustified and hence unwarranted

Unwarranted and Invalid have somewhat similar sounds and they mean, illogical, unjustified.

without warrant::unjustified

unwieldy

Short Definition : awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable

Definition
(adj) difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape
Synonyms : unmanageable
Example Sentence
  • we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter
  • almost dropped the unwieldy parcel
Definition
(adj) difficult to work or manipulate
Example Sentence
  • unwieldy rules and regulations
Definition
(adj) lacking grace in movement or posture
Example Sentence
  • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
  • clumsy fingers
  • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
  • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unwieldy

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un+wieldy...WIELD(y) rhymes with WELD...that which can be WELDED is easily changeable or MANAGEABLE. so WIELDY is EASILY MANAGEABLE. and unwieldy is the opposite

un-yeildy = not yeilding = unmanagable

u might want to UNload those unmanageable groceries w/ a WIEL-(wheel)-barrel

un+wieldy(yeild,field) ->Difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight, or complexity.

Unwieldy and Lumpy, mean something heavy, cumbersome.

Unwieldy---un+wield(near to wild)+y--anything wild or awkward looking thing is unwieldy.

if iron (suppose a gun) is not welded properly it will look awkward

Anything with a Wheel can be easily moved and managed. Unwieldy ~~ Unwheely - difficult to manage

unwitting

Short Definition : not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know

Definition
(adj) not done with purpose or intent
Example Sentence
  • an unintended slight
  • an unintentional pun
  • the offense was unintentional
  • an unwitting mistake may be overlooked
Definition
(adj) not aware or knowing
Example Sentence
  • an unwitting subject in an experiment
Definition
(adj) unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge
Example Sentence
  • he was completely ignorant of the circumstances
  • an unknowledgeable assistant
  • his rudeness was unwitting
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unwitting

wit is knowledge. Witting means knowing something.UN(not)WITTING(knowing something)

UNWITTING <> UNWILLING

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Unwitting and Discerning are similar in sound but opposite in meaning. While unwitting means ignorant, discerning means to perceive with the mind or senses (only someone clever has the power to think).

made witty remark un intentional and not knowing he is ur friend

unwonted

Short Definition : unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.

Definition
(adj) out of the ordinary
Example Sentence
  • an unwonted softness in her face
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unwonted

WONTED=WANTED... name of salman khans film.....but if its sequel is named UNWONTED ,now that shall be UNCUSTOMARY=UNUSUAL...; )

Something that you Wont do - unusual

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unwonted - u are not accustomed to something that is unwanted... r u?

Something that you WONT do... usually

Unwonted along with Unexpected refers to something unusual.

wonted sounds like "wanted" which is necessity of everyone and usual in their life. so unwonted means unusual.

UNWANTED..people of some villages didn't WANT short clothes because it was not customary

imagine a person who gets everything he wants in life. now if something unwanted happens. it will be an unusual predicament for him

un wont(custom or habit)-> uncustomed

upbraid

Short Definition : reprimand; severely scold

Definition
(verb) express criticism towards
Synonyms : reproach
Example Sentence
  • The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for upbraid

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elders criticize severely if their girls UP their BRA

braid means hairdo(hairstyle). upbraid means destroy hairdo. In hindi baal khinchna. If teacher rebukes or scolds you, he/she pulls your hair.

It has the word raid in it , it implies when sm1 raids your house and finds black money , u will be scolded very badly

up + bra : girls dont do it here or ..

ladki ki choti kheechna is extremely reprimanded

upBRAID. Relate BRAID with BRIDE. When you catch up a bride who's eloped, you scold her severly and reprimand her.

Upbraid and Deprecate have somewhat similar meanings. The words mean, express disapproval of, reprimand.

A BRAID(plait) is a pattern formed by intertwining three or more strands of flexible material such as textile fibres, wire, or human hair so u r asking a girl to lift her braid (upbraid)tie up over n ask her to walk mean(criticize

give up bribe above the bike openly so policeman severely scolded him

UPper class people often faces RAIDS....

Up(coming) + raid ; If someone comes to raid ur house, you will first try to scold or Critize him, to woo him off..

upright

Short Definition : (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral

Definition
(noun) a vertical structural member as a post or stake
Synonyms : vertical
Example Sentence
  • the ball sailed between the uprights
Definition
(noun) a piano with a vertical sounding board
Synonyms : upright piano
Definition
(adj) in a vertical position; not sloping
Synonyms : unsloped
Example Sentence
  • an upright post
Definition
(adj) of moral excellence
Synonyms : good just
Example Sentence
  • a genuinely good person
  • a just cause
  • an upright and respectable man
Definition
(adj) upright in position or posture
Synonyms : erect vertical
Example Sentence
  • an erect stature
  • erect flower stalks
  • for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression
  • a column still vertical amid the ruins
  • he sat bolt upright
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for upright

Upright....UP(stand) and RIGHT(means who is always correct,honest)....tht is upright

Upright has the same meaning as Honest.

Does anyone know wedding vows or DU HAST song by RAmmstein? it says: Will you until death separates you be upright to her forever! Never! Never!!

uproar

Short Definition : noisy confusion

Definition
(noun) a state of commotion and noise and confusion Definition
(noun) loud confused noise from many sources
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for uproar

hearing up roar sound of lion we are confused

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UP + ROAR. When the roar of the lion goes up (roars loudly), there is great commotion among the other animals.

uproarious

Short Definition : marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny

Definition
(adj) uncontrollably noisy
Synonyms : rackety rip-roaring
Definition
(adj) marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
Synonyms : hilarious screaming
Example Sentence
  • hilarious broad comedy
  • a screaming farce
  • uproarious stories
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for uproarious

uproarious has ROAR, sound made by Lion which always comes b4 TOM AND JERRY starts....its a show marked by commotion,fun,laughter and is sometimes noisy............; )

uproarious has ROAR, sound made by Lion & its very loud & noisy.

Uproarious and Boisterous are rhyming words which means cheerfully noisy.

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UPROARIOUS : provoking loud noise or uproar

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