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welter

Short Definition : wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.

Definition
(noun) a confused multitude of things Definition
(verb) toss, roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way
Example Sentence
  • The shipwrecked survivors weltered in the sea for hours
Definition
(verb) roll around,
Synonyms : wallow
Example Sentence
  • pigs were wallowing in the mud
Definition
(verb) be immersed in
Example Sentence
  • welter in work
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I would remember it as 'world tour'. so you are planning for a world tour, but 'confused' as where to start from, because there are quite a lot countries to be covered. Hence 'confused due to multiple things'.

I fell into a WELL of TAR to get drenched and entangled in it.

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WHEN PRONOUNCED sounds like WET in WATER....SO WHEN you went to visit sunder bans you suddently fell into mud thus you became wet due to muddy water.

Welter is like helter-skelter. Welter means a state of turmoil, while helter-skelter means, in a disorderly haste...thereby showing a confusion.

Split it up into WET(WEL)+WATER(TER).So, yu lie soaked in water with a confused look on yur face as wat to do next?

well - jalian waala bagh ~ 1. turmoil 2. people soaked in blood

welter sounds like wilderness. The wilderness produces a welter of paths. When you get lost in the wilderness, you would welter about, wandering which one of the paths to go.

When a WELTERweight boxer gets punched in the head, he becomes confused.

During World Tour where to take SHELTER...its confusing due to multiple hotels..Hence it WELTERS choosing SHELTER during WORLd TOur...

the well+water(welter) is drinkable or not confused and it look like rolled with mud

welter = wel + ter read in hindi . wel mai ter means kue mai tair .. swimming kar . agar aisa koi aapko kahe tohu ll confuse wot he was saying .. he is mad .

When you go to a hotel and shout " Waiter" there is a turmoil amongst the waiter. They get confused about who has been called and hence a confused multitude of things start to happen. Syn : bewildered

WELL (Wel) THERE(Ter) are many restaurants here that serve good food

pigs welter in mud as they dont have shelter.

WALTER VETRIVEL- the confused chaotic satyaraj movie

wheedle

Short Definition : deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her

Definition
(verb) influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
Example Sentence
  • He palavered her into going along
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wheedle

wheedle think of WEED they are drugs that deceive young people to take it-sounds like someones saying weed le .. which means take weed

wheedle- consider weed..weeds r plants dat grow unnecssarly btw da good plants..we can;t find dem by just cin..dey decieve us..

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wheedle..wheed(SOUNDS LIKE NEED)...when we NEED something very urgently we try to obtain it in whatever way possible, be it by flattery or deception.

wheel+idle ... sit idle in a wheel chair and persuade others to do your work

wheed--> weep to fulfill the need

usne needle mangi thi..i decieved him and gave weedle.

weds wit the rich girl by wheedle

whelp

Short Definition : young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.

Definition
(noun) young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
Synonyms : pup
Definition
(verb) birth
Synonyms : pup
Example Sentence
  • the dog whelped
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whelp

its w+ help = as hutch dog is for help . whelp is a young dog

w+help... say a little pup needs HELP from its mother because it is still very young.

"whelp" "Whelp".. sounds like a bark from a young dog

help needed seeing big animal, whelp -> we help them when young animal.

whet

Short Definition : sharpen; stimulate; Ex. whet someone's appetite

Definition
(verb) make keen or more acute
Synonyms : quicken
Example Sentence
  • whet my appetite
Definition
(verb) sharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whet

sounds like WET, when you see a wet girl,you get stimulated

whet - tamil - வெட்டு, means to cut...it s sharpened wen cut (pencil)

Whet sounds like wet. So, before using the whetstone to sharpen your knife, you have to wet it a little.

sounds lik VEET:- veet stimulates hair cells to grow another is on seeing a veet gal (katrina) u get stimulated

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compare it with "wheat". Mom's persuades her child to have "wheat" that will make him more "whet/acute, sharp"

wet ur clothes before washing them to stimulate washing dirt.

once your senses have been WHET, you no longer have to say, "What?"

When she fell asleep, she WET, washed her face to sharpen her senses

whet-wet girl stimulates

whiff

Short Definition : puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); short-lasting smell; hint; Ex. whiff of perfume/scandal

Definition
(noun) a short light gust of air
Synonyms : puff puff of air
Definition
(noun) a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil Definition
(noun) a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike Definition
(verb) perceive by inhaling through the nose
Synonyms : sniff
Example Sentence
  • sniff the perfume
Definition
(verb) drive or carry as if by a puff of air
Example Sentence
  • The gust of air whiffed away the clouds
Definition
(verb) strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third Definition
(verb) smoke and exhale strongly
Synonyms : puff
Example Sentence
  • puff a cigar
  • whiff a pipe
Definition
(verb) utter with a puff of air
Example Sentence
  • whiff out a prayer
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whiff

whiff sounds like SNIFF....I could sniff (smell) the fragrance of the flowers in a whiff of air.

WHI..WHY..SO why to give a HINT TO someone strange about your house..

whiff--sniff--smell

whim

Short Definition : sudden capricious idea; fancy

Definition
(noun) a sudden desire
Synonyms : caprice impulse
Example Sentence
  • he bought it on an impulse
Definition
(noun) an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
Synonyms : notion whimsey whimsy
Example Sentence
  • the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories
  • he had a whimsy about flying to the moon
  • whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whim

My wife got a sudden desire(Whim) to wash the dishes with VIM bar!!!!!!!

Whim...Delirium...whim is to fancy something and delirium is wild excitement, both a state of the mind.

Housewives FANCY a VIM that make utensils look new!

Women+HIM,women having sudden desire for him,but he is a married guy

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if i get sudden desire to do something od and fanciful like eating vim bad or W him

whimsical

Short Definition : capricious; fanciful; amusingly strange

Definition
(adj) determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
Synonyms : capricious impulsive
Example Sentence
  • a capricious refusal
  • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
  • the victim of whimsical persecutions
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whimsical

Whimsical sounds like comical...whimsical is , impulsive, playful...comical is amusing and funny.

whim sounds like vim bar for washing dishes , vim used for changing dirty dishes to new .so

Whimsical = WHISTLE.. when u c a gal u whistle.. dats behave with impulse rather den reasoning.

(WH)en (I) (M) (SIC)k for (CAL)cium, i behave like WHIMSICAL

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whimsical...looks like we+him+musical...we have selected him for his extraordinary,a impulsive performance.A musician never perform because of necessity or reason.This is their passion which forced him2give impulsive performance

we selected him a changing musical tune.From old to new generation.

whimsy

Short Definition : whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy

Definition
(noun) an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
Synonyms : notion whim whimsey
Example Sentence
  • the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories
  • he had a whimsy about flying to the moon
  • whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it
Definition
(noun) the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment
Example Sentence
  • I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whimsy

whimsy...WHISKY..so after taking 4 - 5 pegs of whisky..you tend to BEHAVE in an amusingly strange manner.

If you take out 'sy' from whimsy and add 'p' in its place, you get the word whimp. Whimp and weep sound the same and they both mean, to cry.

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