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Short Definition : introverted; retiring; remote remote/distant in manner; aloof

(adj) withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
Synonyms : recluse , reclusive
Example Sentence
  • lived an unsocial reclusive life

(adj) tending to reserve or introspection
Synonyms : indrawn
Example Sentence
  • a quiet indrawn man

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for withdrawn

After withdrawing oneself from societal association, one gets withdrawn/aloof/unsociable.
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by abhishek1015

With + draw, taken along with can DRAW water from a glass WITH a STRAW.
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by pushpa_edit


Short Definition : (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay

(verb) wither, as with a loss of moisture
Synonyms : shrink , shrivel , shrivel up
Example Sentence
  • The fruit dried and shriveled

(verb) lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
Synonyms : fade
Example Sentence
  • Her bloom was fading

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wither

wither = with + her when a lover wants to spend time with her, generally his money is going to decay ;
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by gre_guru

Wither and batter both sound the same and both mean, to deteriorate.
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by pushpa_edit


Short Definition : refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax

(verb) hold back; refuse to hand over or share
Synonyms : keep back
Example Sentence
  • The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room

(verb) retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
Synonyms : deduct , recoup
Example Sentence
  • My employer is withholding taxes

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for withhold

with+hold....if you hold back the library book and refuse to return it on are withholding it.
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by preetisoni2411


Short Definition : stand up against; resist successfully

(verb) resist or confront with resistance
Synonyms : defy , hold , hold up
Example Sentence
  • The politician defied public opinion
  • The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear
  • The bridge held

(verb) stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
Synonyms : hold out , resist , stand firm

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for withstand

With + firmly stand your ground (withstand) even though there is strong opposition.
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by pushpa_edit


Short Definition : lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic

(adj) (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for witless

witless = WITh LESS brain, means foolish
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by grr

wit(clever perception)+less....a person lacking the ability to percieve things cleverly.
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by preetisoni2411

think of WITTU oru wittum ellatha jeevidam endhu maduppanu????? really stupid one
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by john smith


Short Definition : witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)

(noun) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Synonyms : humor , humour , wit , wittiness

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for witticism

Witticism rhymes with critisism. Witticism is a clever remark and critisism is a critical remark, pointing of a fault.
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by pushpa_edit

witch will make clever joking remark about her magic
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by sansecretcp

"cis" means to cut... to cut something, you must be sharp so witticisms are sharply witty.
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