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woe

Short Definition : great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes

Definition
(noun) misery resulting from affliction
Synonyms : suffering
Definition
(noun) intense mournfulness
Synonyms : woefulness
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for woe

when ur mourning u sing "woh lamhe"

woe - when our favourite batsmen gets out... we, while watching cricket shout OH!!!! sadly

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if a friend becomes a foe, its a matter of great woe

Woe and sorrow both sound as well as mean the same...distress, misfortune.

remember "woh" in hindi. a girl is in sorrow because she is thinking that "mera woh (lover) marr gaya".

WOE and BOW rhyme....I don't like to bow...if the day comes when I have to BOW, I will be in WOE....i.e I will be in great sorrow or distress....

because of our FOE we have to suffer WOE.

woeful

Short Definition : sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions

Definition
(adj) affected by or full of grief or woe
Synonyms : woebegone
Example Sentence
  • his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone
Definition
(adj) of very poor quality or condition
Example Sentence
  • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
  • woeful treatment of the accused
  • woeful errors of judgment
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woe+ful....full of woe..that is distressed, a feeling of sadness.

wont

Short Definition : (the stated person's) habit or custom; habitual procedure; ADJ. wonted: customary

Definition
(noun) an established custom
Synonyms : habit
Example Sentence
  • it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wont

What won't leave is habit or wont

You won't leave this bad wont

you won't avoid wont

In the beginning you wont, but after you get used to it, you will

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WANTON means casual, unrestrained. WONT means established, structured.

If you wan't something, make it your wont!

You wont forgot your daily habit easily.

Wont is similar to want... you want (wish) to do something and in wont you are accustomed to do something.

worldly

Short Definition : engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world

Definition
(adj) characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
Synonyms : secular temporal
Example Sentence
  • worldly goods and advancement
  • temporal possessions of the church
Definition
(adj) very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world
Synonyms : blase
Example Sentence
  • the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'
  • the benefits of his worldly wisdom
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Worldly and earthly both sound and mean the same... concerned with material gains, not a spiritual person.

wrangle

Short Definition : quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.

Definition
(noun) an angry dispute
Example Sentence
  • they had a quarrel
  • they had words
Definition
(noun) an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) Definition
(verb) to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
Synonyms : brawl
Example Sentence
  • The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street
Definition
(verb) herd and care for
Example Sentence
  • wrangle horses
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrangle

remember Wrangler jeans.. Imagine there is a sale in wrangler showroom and two girls are FIGHTING to decide who picked the jeans first...

wr+angle....wr(wrong+angle).......if you view your friend's statement from wrong angle , and when you argue on that ,its likely to cause a dispute between you and your friend which might turn out to be noisy.

wr+angle....wr(wrong+angle).......if you view your friend's statement from a wrong angle, its likely to cause a dispute between the two of you, which might even turn bitter and noisy.

Both sisters were fighting for a Bangle so Wr+angle!!!

they had a wrangle because the both liked the same wrangler jeans!!!!!

wrath

Short Definition : anger; fury

Definition
(noun) intense anger (usually on an epic scale) Definition
(noun) belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
Synonyms : anger ira ire
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wrath

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remember rath(s) means chariots in mahabharata. when kings are angry and furious, they come on their rath(s) to fight.

Wrath sound like wrath (upwas/fasting). Wrath toot jane par WRATH ho jana

Wrath and froth.... when you full of wrath (anger) you tend to fume and froth.

w+rath-- due to an argumentative conversation on last night or RAAT( rath)..you are still in anger with your husband.

Search "warcraft" in google. You will find it is a online game with a angry ape as the cover.

Remember movie "Wrath of Titans"...its an Action movie to show Wrath or Anger or Fury of Titans

wrath means in hindi upawas or fasting >> suppose kisi wife ka Karwachauth ka wrath hai aur uska husband office se late aata hai toh wife gussa hoo jati hai...

In math he cannot get good mark, so he is in anger tearing the books.

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