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ward

Short Definition : administrative division of a city; division in a hospital or prison; incompetent person placed under the protection of a guardian; V: guard; ward off: avert

Definition
(noun) a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another Definition
(noun) a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections Definition
(noun) block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care
Synonyms : hospital ward
Example Sentence
  • they put her in a 4-bed ward
Definition
(noun) English economist and conservationist (1914-1981) Definition
(noun) English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920) Definition
(noun) United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913) Definition
(noun) a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
Synonyms : cellblock
Definition
(verb) watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
Synonyms : guard
Example Sentence
  • guard my possessions while I'm away
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Ward and guard sound similar...you ward off something that is evil or bad, similarly you guard yourself against the evil.

the warden was awarded for warding off war in the ward!

warp

Short Definition : twist out of shape; N.

Definition
(noun) a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
Synonyms : deflection
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(noun) a shape distorted by twisting or folding
Synonyms : buckle
Definition
(noun) a moral or mental distortion
Synonyms : warping
Definition
(noun) yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof Definition
(verb) make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
Synonyms : distort falsify garble
Definition
(verb) bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
Synonyms : buckle heave
Example Sentence
  • The highway buckled during the heat wave
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when we wrap something. we first twist the paper...

Warp and chop sound similar and have the same meanings as well...they both mean, to distort.

wrap is to wrap properly warp is opposite of dat.to change shape .

warrant

Short Definition : justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee

Definition
(noun) a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts Definition
(noun) a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
Example Sentence
  • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities
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(noun) formal and explicit approval
Example Sentence
  • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement
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(noun) a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications Definition
(verb) show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
Synonyms : justify
Example Sentence
  • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns
  • The end justifies the means
Definition
(verb) stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of
Synonyms : guarantee
Example Sentence
  • The dealer warrants all the cars he sells
  • I warrant this information
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we say a WARRANT is issued against him, so a warrant is to JUSTIFY that he is liable to be taken into custody

Warrant your reasons before declaring WAR against ANT

Warrant and errant sound the same. A warrant stands for a document giving legal authorisation for an action. Errant refers to a wayward person. So, you can say...the warrant is for the errant boys.

warranty

Short Definition : guarantee; assurance by seller

Definition
(noun) a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
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Warranty and guarantee sound and mean the same, as they both stand for a promise of replacement or repair.

warren

Short Definition : tunnels in which rabbits live; overcrowded living area; crowded conditions in which people live

Definition
(noun) United States writer and poet (1905-1989)
Synonyms : robert penn warren
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(noun) United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
Synonyms : earl warren
Definition
(noun) a series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits
Synonyms : rabbit warren
Definition
(noun) an overcrowded residential area
Synonyms : rabbit warren
Definition
(noun) a colony of rabbits
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barren-- nobody lives in barren lands.. warren(habitat for rabbits), is the opposite of barren, and can be described as a populous region because rabbits live in multitudes.

During WAR people RUN to refugee camps that are overcrowded living areas.

WARREN BUFFET...the world's richest person.....when he goes anywhere,the place becomes densely populated

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WAR+ren(rain)--during AR and heavy RAIN time ..people choose to move to safer places and thus overcrowed the living area.

Warren buffet deals with stock market where its always crowded

barren lands--no body stays der. warren lan --people fight to stay der (war) and so its crowded

[Warren], split as: either WAR or RAIN, 'throng of people' is moved to a secured place.

you should know Estella Warren, (if you dont, google it) she resembles much to Rabbits! especially in playboy outfits

wary

Short Definition : very cautious; watchful

Definition
(adj) marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
Example Sentence
  • they were wary in their movements
  • a wary glance at the black clouds
  • taught to be wary of strangers
Definition
(adj) openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
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Wary and worry sound the same... you become wary (cautious) if you have too many worries in life.

WAtch out caRyfullY = WARY

WARY = WAR+ARmY - in case of WAR ARmY has to be on alert.

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wary = chary

be WARY = BEWARE = cautious (think of WARY as BEWARE, meaning CAUTIOUS)

Don't worry too much, just be a little wary when you go into the street.

wastrel

Short Definition : waster; profligate

Definition
(noun) someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
Synonyms : waster
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A wastrel is a person who wastes money on self-indulgence, is a profligate.

WASTE+Re ( RUPEE )

wast(waste)+rel(rail)...so a person who is throwing waste materials in a rail.

wastrel: divide it into 2 parts,WASTE+REL ,so that it will imply that,the employs of RELiance has WASTEd all the capitals of the firm.It means that the employs of the RELiance are PROFLIGATE.

waste reliance...wastrel....he was wasting money as he had got job in reliance

Wastrel = waste + rel (relatives); waste relative means relatives are going to scattered or dissipated.

wastrel is one who is going to waste in rail.

waste relations,A wasteful or good-for-nothing person. -wastrel

waver

Short Definition : move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing

Definition
(noun) someone who communicates by waving Definition
(noun) the act of pausing uncertainly
Example Sentence
  • there was a hesitation in his speech
Definition
(noun) the act of moving back and forth
Synonyms : flicker flutter
Definition
(verb) pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
Synonyms : hesitate waffle
Example Sentence
  • Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures
Definition
(verb) be unsure or weak
Synonyms : falter
Example Sentence
  • Their enthusiasm is faltering
Definition
(verb) move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
Synonyms : falter
Definition
(verb) move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
Synonyms : fluctuate vacillate
Example Sentence
  • the line on the monitor vacillated
Definition
(verb) move back and forth very rapidly
Example Sentence
  • the candle flickered
Definition
(verb) sway to and fro
Synonyms : weave
Definition
(verb) give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
Synonyms : quaver
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Like a sea WAVE going UP and DOWN in taking decision.

Wave… Waver person waves to take a tough decision.

Waver and quiver... waver is to become unsteady and quiver is to shake or vibrate. They both refer to a state of unsteadiness.

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waver---wave r...fluctuate

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