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tether

Definition
(noun) restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
Synonyms : lead leash
Definition
(verb) tie with a tether
Example Sentence
  • tether horses
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TETHER can be split as TiE + HER, so remember it as TIE her WITH A ROPE.

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Tether and Fetter are common because both words refer to a kind of restrain (rope or chain) for an animal.

tether --> tie+together

tet+her....tightly(tet) tie .sth..to her......how?..by rope........

tether- tie+ her

Bangla tador

Internet tethering in iphone means.. it can be used as a hotspot to connect or TIE other instruments or equipments to it.

thespian

Definition
(noun) a theatrical performer Definition
(adj) of or relating to drama
Example Sentence
  • the movie director had thespian cooperation
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pronouncing thespian gives u a feeling of the (e)spn which is a sports channel..it never shows drama so thespian is opposite of espn which shows drama

do you remember thespis.....the first person in universe who appeared as an actor on the stage in a play....so thespian..means .pertaning to drama or play.

Thespian - rearrange the words into - The as THEATRE and Spian as Person. Therefore a Thespian is a Theatre Person, an actor.

THE + SPAIN..The movie Zindagi na milegi dobara was shot in SPAIN. Thus relate this movie with drama..

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Thespian= The(theatre) + spian (person) means a theatre person.

thrall

Definition
(noun) the state of being under the control of another person Definition
(noun) someone held in bondage
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thrall=thrill( a person is in slavery under a witch and doing thrill work

Thrall and Enthrall have similar sounds and a somewhat similar meaning as both words refer to a kind of captivity. While thrall means to be held by power or forcefully, enthrall means to be spellbound (beholden by someone's charm)

Thrall-> Thr+All -> all are thr (there) under his power. usage: all are in thrall to him.

sounds like 'troll' which is kept in dungeons, hence its slavery.....tough ti interpret

threadbare

Definition
(adj) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Example Sentence
  • bromidic sermons
  • his remarks were trite and commonplace
  • hackneyed phrases
  • a stock answer
  • repeating threadbare jokes
  • parroting some timeworn axiom
  • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'
Definition
(adj) having the nap worn away so that the threads show through
Example Sentence
  • threadbare rugs
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Threadbare -Wear and Tear - The garment has become quite threadbare due to its continuous wear and tear.

threadbare = thread + bare;we know jeans are made of thread,imagine and old jeans, so we can say that thread can be seen in bare eyes.

threas+bare....you wear clothes when barly your clothes look like clothes..till each thread come out......

THREADBARE - Something which has been READ BAAR BAAR...so it is common..or a cliche, banal stuff!!

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Observe that 'threadbar' as 'read' + 'bar' [In hindi, it is bar, bar i.e repetitive]. So when you read same thing repetitively, you get 'over familiar' and it becomes 'common/trite' for you.

throes

Definition
(noun) violent pangs of suffering
Example Sentence
  • death throes
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THROE is pronounced like throw ..so you throw things at someone when you become violent in PAIN/ANGUISH.

this word sounds like throwes...so if a person in voilent anguish..he throwes up everything whatever comes in front of him...

Throes and Woes both refer to pain. While throes means pangs of pain, woes refer to deep pain caused by great sorrow (it generally causes a heart ache).

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throes rhymes with toes... beating with toes gives someone "violent suffering"...

throes somewhat sounds like throat, so when you have a sore throat, you have a throe.

When your GIRL FRIEND THROES(throw) you out of her life it is really PAINFUL to your heart....

Thorns of roses are painful

throng

Definition
(noun) a large gathering of people
Synonyms : concourse multitude
Definition
(verb) press tightly together or cram
Synonyms : jam mob pack pile
Example Sentence
  • The crowd packed the auditorium
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this word sounds like THRONE...so when a king sits on the throne...CROWD gathers at that time.

Remember like this when u do some thing WRONG(Throng)on road Crowd will gather

EV1 GATHERED TO C THE GIRL IN A THONG

Throng - make that The + Long. The long ques thronged the entrance waiting to enter the ground where the rock concert was taking place.

thwart

Definition
(noun) a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
Synonyms : cross thwart
Definition
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Example Sentence
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent
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this word sounds like THROAT....so if someone squeezes your throat your air passages will get blocked...............thus desires will be prevented.. u also feel frustrated and baffled..

Thwart or Obstruct is to prevent someone from doing something.

TH(thousand) + WART(massa).. a person having thousand wart will get furtrated.. and this is block or hinder his beauty

thWARt concentrate on WAR[against enemy,against opponents DESIRE]

thwart= 't' for total wart sounds like wat that means to spoil

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freedom

sounds like swarth(hindi)...jisne bhi swarth kiya vo frustrate ho gaya

timorous

Definition
(adj) timid by nature or revealing timidity
Synonyms : fearful trepid
Example Sentence
  • timorous little mouse
  • in a timorous tone
  • cast fearful glances at the large dog
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for timorous

sounds like TIME + OVER: imagine you are giving your GRE exam, and your time gets over, you will get frightened.. = fear = demonstrate fear. :)

timorous=timor+ous , think of timor ..we become fearful hearing the East timor+ USA war..

timorous means showing or suffering from nervousness or a lack of confidence...TUMOURous...if you come to know that you have a tumour, you will be TIMOROUS....

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timorous = timid

Timorous and Nervous are rhyming words with the same meaning. They refer to someone who is faint-hearted or afraid.

Pronounced similar to Amorous; So Gunnu is fearful of amorous conquests

ok little weak but concentrate to understand. Amorous is illicit love. Not pure love. And we don't fear the world in pure love. So we fear the world in timorous (a form of timid amorous)

Timorous sounds like Timon.... try to relate it with Timon of cartoon Timon and Pumba where Timon was really COWARD

remember from history the great mongol ruler Timur-lung... every king ws fearful of him

timid and morose

tehi moros: when we saw a tiger in front of us then

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