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

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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
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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.

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

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

wrongheaded

Short Definition : stubbornly wrong

Definition
(adj) obstinately perverse in judgment or opinion
Example Sentence
  • a wrongheaded policy
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wrongheaded...wrong in judgement you can say.

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Wrong + headed---imagine you are headed in the other (wrong) direction...you are pervert.

wry

Short Definition : (esp. of an expression of the face) twisted; with a humorous twist (expressing displeasure)

Definition
(adj) humorously sarcastic or mocking
Synonyms : dry ironic ironical
Example Sentence
  • dry humor
  • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
  • an ironic novel
  • an ironical smile
  • with a wry Scottish wit
Definition
(adj) bent to one side
Example Sentence
  • a wry neck
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wry

wry - comes from AWRY, crooked, twisted.

Wry makes others cry.. when u ridicule some one, u make them cry

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it is cry,when u cry the expressions of ur face will be changed or turned to one side etc

sounds like "worry". when you worry, the expressions on your face are contorted, twisted.

Sounds and looks like worry..You must worry after throwing a twisted remark about anyone mighty

Wry is like cry because they both give your face a contorted look of disgust or disappointment.

xenophobia

Short Definition : fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe

Definition
(noun) a fear of foreigners or strangers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for xenophobia

Break it like X +ENO +Phobia . ENO stands for English national opera.. Phobia means an extreme fear of a particular thing or situation. Means one who hates ENO (foreign culture). means dislike or fear of foreigners

there is a serial called PRINCESS XENON a warrior princess.. she fights for her country from others .. i.e, foreigners.. this can go hand in hand with the word's meaning

xeno-phobia . If you extract the letter x from xeno, it becomes Eno, an Antacid, which is taken after you have indigestion caused by consuming alien food...the stomach fears the extraneous.

Zen -is a indian meditative technique taken to foreign lands like china and japan.Hence xenophobia.

yen

Short Definition : strong desire; longing; urge; Ex. yen for travel

Definition
(noun) a yearning for something or to do something
Synonyms : hankering
Definition
(noun) the basic unit of money in Japan; equal to 100 sen Definition
(verb) have a desire for something or someone who is not present
Synonyms : ache languish pine yearn
Example Sentence
  • She ached for a cigarette
  • I am pining for my lover
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for yen

see the similarity in the words yen n yearn

yen--It is also the currency of japan , imagine you are having a strong desire of going to japan and get some yen's from there.

yen--sounds like young.normally young people have a strongest desire to acheive sumthing in their life.

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YEN is money so everybody has strong inclination towards it.

Yen, the monetary unit of Japan, can be used with the number ten, so that it can be said... that will be ten yen... and so on.

yeoman

Short Definition : man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer

Definition
(noun) officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch Definition
(noun) in former times was free and cultivated his own land
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yeo(young)+man.....so a middle class young man who owns a farm.

May b this wud help: YE-O-MAN : MAN-OF-YEAR , the man of the year award goes to a middle class man and U wud be amazed to know dat he is a farmer !

relate with yo-man . A self satisfied middle class farmer always says yo man.

Yeoman=young + man ..There was a young man in the movie who always wanted to live independently… so he refused to become a servant and he took some loan and owned a piece of land to cultivate independently ..dis is the meaning.

Yeoman can be compared to ploughman. A yeoman is someone who owns a piece of land and is free to cultivate it, while a ploughman makes one's way laboriously. They are both, therefore using physical resources.

The republic of YEMEN is a very SMALL PLACE

yield

Short Definition : amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender

Definition
(noun) production of a certain amount
Synonyms : output
Definition
(noun) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
Example Sentence
  • the average return was about 5%
Definition
(noun) an amount of a product
Synonyms : fruit
Definition
(noun) the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
Synonyms : output production
Example Sentence
  • production was up in the second quarter
Definition
(verb) be the cause or source of
Synonyms : afford give
Example Sentence
  • He gave me a lot of trouble
  • Our meeting afforded much interesting information
Definition
(verb) end resistance, as under pressure or force
Synonyms : give way
Example Sentence
  • The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram
Definition
(verb) give or supply
Synonyms : generate give render return
Example Sentence
  • The cow brings in 5 liters of milk
  • This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
  • The estate renders some revenue for the family
Definition
(verb) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
Synonyms : cede concede grant
Definition
(verb) give in, as to influence or pressure
Synonyms : relent soften
Definition
(verb) move in order to make room for someone for something
Example Sentence
  • The park gave way to a supermarket
  • `Move over,' he told the crowd
Definition
(verb) cause to happen or be responsible for
Synonyms : give
Example Sentence
  • His two singles gave the team the victory
Definition
(verb) be willing to concede
Synonyms : concede grant
Example Sentence
  • I grant you this much
Definition
(verb) be fatally overwhelmed
Synonyms : succumb
Definition
(verb) bring in
Synonyms : bear pay
Example Sentence
  • interest-bearing accounts
  • How much does this savings certificate pay annually?
Definition
(verb) be flexible under stress of physical force
Synonyms : give
Example Sentence
  • This material doesn't give
Definition
(verb) cease opposition; stop fighting Definition
(verb) consent reluctantly
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for yield

Yield sounds similar to field. A field is an area where crop is grown, and yield is the amount of crop produced in it as an outcome of one's effort.

yi +eld ..eld means elder so if younger brother asks you for sumthing expensive u will refuse to buy that but when ur parent force you to buy tht 4 him you can’t oppose them..wht do u do at tht time u just give up or surrender…

When you cannot shield, you then yield to force.

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When you YIELD to your enemy, you bend your back and bow them.

yoke

Short Definition : join together; unite; N: crossbar used to joining two draft animals

Definition
(noun) fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment Definition
(noun) an oppressive power
Example Sentence
  • under the yoke of a tyrant
  • they threw off the yoke of domination
Definition
(noun) two items of the same kind Definition
(noun) a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke
Example Sentence
  • pulled by a yoke of oxen
Definition
(noun) support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end Definition
(noun) a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
Synonyms : coupling
Definition
(noun) stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team Definition
(verb) become joined or linked together Definition
(verb) link with or as with a yoke
Synonyms : link
Example Sentence
  • yoke the oxen together
Definition
(verb) put a yoke on or join with a yoke
Example Sentence
  • Yoke the draft horses together
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for yoke

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sounds like "yolk" which is egg-yolk and which joins the parts of egg (egg white, yellow yolk, white yolk) togther

yoke sounds like coke and everyone has seen the advertisement coke k saath dost free therefore it brings you together it means unite you.

yoke: replace y with j joke, you know a joke and a laugh brings, joins people together.

Yoke means join together and it sounds like rock In a hilly area we cut the rocks to made roads and these roads connect hilly area to the rest of the world so we use rock to yoke.

Yoke is similar to stoke. Yoke is the harness for oxen and stoke is to tend and fuel a fire, both having a utility.

yoke sounds like LOCK. Lock your hands with clamp.means join together

yoke sounds like 'jog' in bangla. which means to add.

yokel

Short Definition : rustic; country bumpkin;

Definition
(noun) a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
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sound like LOCAL..a local person who visits foreign countries is a rustic

yokel looking like gokul remember with gokul

sounds like yorker ball to a cricketer...who is country's bumpkin or immature..inexpericed

Yokel can be linked to yoke(device to join two farm animals,so they can work together)..so yoke is related to farms and yokel would mean rustic

Bina AKAL(brains) ka aadmi is YOKEL

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Yokel sounds like the guttural laugh of a Hick.

Can be linked with a person always yawning who is naturally a non interesting person

dudes y dont u take it like this imageine someone actually having their intellegence inside a egg yoke

a person who eats only egg yokes is strong but very dumb. he must live in a chicken farm to eat only eggs which means he is unaware of the city culture.

Yokel sounds like total...a person who is a total fumbler.

joker

YOKEL = A person who is joked by every one in town is surely a unsmart village boy.

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