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wreak

Short Definition : inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on

Definition
(verb) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
Synonyms : bring make for play work
Example Sentence
  • I cannot work a miracle
  • wreak havoc
  • bring comments
  • play a joke
  • The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wreak

wreak sounds like break..so if you break somebody head...you will definately be inflicted some punishment

WRECK=WREAK...wreck is used in relation to a ship,aeroplane...wreckage of ship on sea water

wreak<>freak- freak commits lot of stupid mistakes and he gets punished for it

WREAK sounds like break. when you break something you "cause" (damage)

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Wreak sounds like creak...the ship creaked when the pirates wreaked havoc on it.

wrench

Short Definition : twist; pull; strain; Ex. He wrenched the gun out of her hands.

Definition
(noun) a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
Synonyms : pull twist
Example Sentence
  • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
  • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull
Definition
(noun) a jerky pulling movement
Synonyms : twist
Definition
(noun) a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
Synonyms : spanner
Definition
(verb) twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
Synonyms : twist
Example Sentence
  • wrench a window off its hinges
  • wrench oneself free from somebody's grip
  • a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest
Definition
(verb) make a sudden twisting motion Definition
(verb) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
Synonyms : wring
Example Sentence
  • Wring one's hand
Definition
(verb) twist suddenly so as to sprain
Synonyms : rick sprain turn twist wrick
Example Sentence
  • wrench one's ankle
  • The wrestler twisted his shoulder
  • the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell
  • I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrench

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Remember as 'wire+inch', so "TWIST" this wire by 2 inch.

wrench is a household tool used to pull,twist,strain....so all meaning of wrench comes from here only.

Renchi...paana...

wrench--remember bench , several tools are required to make and break bench such as spanner, wrench used to twist,strain and pull out the nails..

snds like 'trench'-so wen u fell into trench ur legs will be twisted ,strained......

to get the crunch chocolate we have to twist and pull it from our friends

Wrench sounds like drench.... if you do not use the wrench properly to fix the tap, you are sure to get drenched (wet).

wrest

Short Definition : obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp

Definition
(verb) obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
Example Sentence
  • wrest the knife from his hands
  • wrest a meaning from the old text
  • wrest power from the old government
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrest

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wrest originates from the root word, wrestling ...everyone knows the meaning of wrestling.

in wrestling, wrestlers wrest the champions belt.. other meaning : no rest means wrest means u working hard to achieve something

police arrest criminal and wrest him into the jail

Wrest and pressed...the child's mother tried to wrest the coin out of his hand but the child pressed it closer to himself.

wretch

Short Definition : miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile

Definition
(noun) performs some wicked deed Definition
(noun) someone you feel sorry for
Synonyms : poor devil
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wretch

wretch - people in wrecked ship are miserable...'wretch'

concentrate on the RET, it sounds like RAT . If someone's house is full of RATs, his life becomes miserable trying to get rid of them.

people looking kids in crutch are unpleasant and unhappy with the kids mischief.

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Wr + etch... you etch (draw) something.

wr etch

wring

Short Definition : twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)

Definition
(noun) a twisting squeeze
Synonyms : squeeze
Example Sentence
  • gave the wet cloth a wring
Definition
(verb) twist and press out of shape
Synonyms : contort deform distort
Definition
(verb) twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
Synonyms : wrench
Example Sentence
  • Wring one's hand
Definition
(verb) obtain by coercion or intimidation
Synonyms : extort gouge rack squeeze
Example Sentence
  • They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss
  • They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him
Definition
(verb) twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
Example Sentence
  • wring the towels
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wring

jab ring baahar na aaey to wring

Wring, w+ring--a ring is made by twisting and turning of metal.

Washing machine Ring around to squeeze the water.

Wring and sling sound the same... you wring the sling around your neck for added support.

w ring : u make ring by twisting of metal and dat extra w is to remind you that you wring cloth n get water

wrinkle

Short Definition : small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.

Definition
(noun) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
Example Sentence
  • his face has many lines
  • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles
Definition
(noun) a minor difficulty
Example Sentence
  • they finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out
Definition
(noun) a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different) Definition
(verb) gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker
Synonyms : purse
Example Sentence
  • purse ones's lips
Definition
(verb) make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
Example Sentence
  • The dress got wrinkled
  • crease the paper like this to make a crane
Definition
(verb) make wrinkled or creased
Synonyms : crease furrow
Example Sentence
  • furrow one's brow
Definition
(verb) become wrinkled or crumpled or creased
Example Sentence
  • This fabric won't wrinkle
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrinkle

In shops, we have Wrinkle-free shirts

Wrinkle and crinkle sound and mean the same. They mean, all crumpled up.

writ

Short Definition : written command issued by a court (telling someone to do or not to do something)

Definition
(noun) (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
Synonyms : judicial writ
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for writ

writ is similar to write. something that is written-so, writ is a document.

court dsnt have mch time ; d brevity in document means writen permission = writ

Writ and script sound the same...writ is a formal written authoritative command while a script is a text of a play,novel etc.

writ-writ-ten document by court

writhe

Short Definition : twist in coils; contort in pain

Definition
(verb) to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
Example Sentence
  • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
  • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for writhe

it is 'write' but we have to pronounce it twisting our tongue to say 'writhe' so the meaning 'twist'

Looks like "write the".. we must write the writhe of the Reporter who was killed by the police for WRITING THE truth or writhe looks like WRITE+HE ,and can be memorised as HE WRITE a story in which he which TWISTED the story.

comes from wry which is a twisted situation

writhe is the twisted form of write.

Writhe and gripe....you writhe (suffer) when you have a griping (colic pain) pain.

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Writhe:~(writha/wrutha/wrudha)manava(an old man): a old man always walks in a shaky way/twisted way/about to fall manner, as a prisoner who walks after getting heavily punished as nagarjuna in ramadasu,with all crusts and trufs.

writhe is the twisted form of writhe.

write ke bichme h aya so woh thoda twist hua.writHe

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