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Short Definition : complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)

(noun) a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
Synonyms : whimper
(verb) move with a whining sound
Example Sentence
  • The bullets were whining past us
(verb) talk in a tearful manner
Synonyms : snivel
(verb) make a high-pitched, screeching noise
Example Sentence
  • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
  • My car engine makes a whining noise
(verb) complain whiningly
Synonyms : grizzle yammer yawp
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whine

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sounds like wine....when you drink wine and make high (sad)sound everyone complains about u....

whine--sounds like WINE, and after drinking WINE ..people often feel emotional and express their feeling by making a HIGH SAD SOUND

Without the 'h' it becomes wine which rhymes with dine...they will wine (a drink) and dine (to eat) at the Sheraton today.

whine---wine..when people drink wine they start complaining about their problems with high volume


Short Definition : neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make

(noun) the characteristic sounds made by a horse
Synonyms : neigh nicker whicker
(verb) make a characteristic sound, of a horse
Synonyms : neigh nicker whicker
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whinny

sounds like w+HINHInana of horse

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The whinny(winning) horse whinnied..keep it simple silly!

Whinny (the neighing of a horse) and Ninny (a foolish person)...he was a such ninny because he was frightened of even the horse's whinny.

Chihihi.. like pony( Small horse)..

WHINning horse sounds well in New York :)


Short Definition : small amount; smallest speck; Ex. not a whit of

(noun) a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whit

'whit' sounds like 'wheat' which is small in size hence tiny.

whit has the same sound as BIT....so, a bit means something small in amount.

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on my WHITe uniform a SMALLEST SPECK OF dirt is also easily detectable..........;)

whit---sounds like bit or wheat which is very small

we use hit -> it kills small amount of insects

wheat me chotta sa keedha bhi ni hona chhiyey


Short Definition : pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim

(noun) English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996) Definition
(verb) cut small bits or pare shavings from
Synonyms : pare
Example Sentence
  • whittle a piece of wood
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whittle

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whit = small... whittle is to make things smaller by cutting

sounds like a verb form of BRITTLE

hittle reminds us of Hitler who cut things into smaller ...also just focus on "hit" part of this...

whittle == little pieces.

Shall WE HIT IT TILL thin pieces come away?

whittle = w + hit + little;

kathal (jackfruit) has to whittled .... similar sounding

whittle = little the Wood by cutting it

Whittle sounds like divisible and also has the same meaning.They both mean, to reduce by removing parts.

"With" + "Hal" -> Imagine dividing something into small pieces with a hal.

Sounds like god Vittala(for vishnu in kannada) who is the god of creation (gives shapes)

vittle naam leke woods ko kato..whittle


Short Definition : conducive to mental or physical health; healthful

(adj) conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being
Example Sentence
  • wholesome attitude
  • wholesome appearance
  • wholesome food
(adj) sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind
Example Sentence
  • exercise develops wholesome appetites
  • a grin on his ugly wholesome face
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wholesome

Whole (complete, full, total) + some (a part of, a little portion)...you can take some parts of the whole.


Short Definition : ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers

(noun) a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals) Definition
(noun) a strand or cluster of hair
Synonyms : curl lock ringlet
(noun) a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
Synonyms : coil helix spiral volute
Example Sentence
  • a coil of rope
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for whorl

remember 'whi(o)rl'pool..!!!!!

If we pronounce 'whorl' somewhat sounds like 'roll' which means 'coil'.

whorl~gol (round,circular in hindi)

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Whorl sounds similar to twirl...twirl the strings round to form a whorl (coil) of rope.

whirlpool is a circular arrangement

A 'Whore' having a 'hole' with which she coils in a rod :P

whorl pool sounds like whirl pool---round pool

whorl = who rolled means twisting.


Short Definition : wriggle; move from side to side with irregular twisting motions

(noun) the act of wiggling
Synonyms : squirm wriggle
(verb) move to and fro
Synonyms : jiggle joggle
Example Sentence
  • Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wiggle

A wig seller is moving around the market in a snake like fashion shouting "WIG LE" (take a wig in hindi)

Wiggle is the same as ripple...they both are an irregular motion.

wiggle - syn:joggle which sounds like jogging means move to and fro.

wiggle(giggle) when you giggle, u mouth twists from side to side


Short Definition : wilful; intentional; headstrong

(adj) done by design
Synonyms : wilful
Example Sentence
  • the insult was intentional
  • willful disobedience
(adj) habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for willful

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wil+ful... full of will to do something..something intentional (done purposely).

will full...done with full will..totally intetional

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