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trawl

Definition
(noun) a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys) Definition
(noun) a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
Synonyms : dragnet trawl net
Definition
(verb) fish with trawlers

treatise

Definition
(noun) a formal exposition
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for treatise

focus on TREATI..almost same as TREATY...now remember treaty between two nations, so it must be a formal written document

A TREATISE or a THESIS is a written book or document on a subject.

treat+ise...focus on treat means deal with a speech or writing or discuss about an issue....so discuss about a treatise...a written essay or exposition

tremulous

Definition
(adj) (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear
Synonyms : quavering
Example Sentence
  • the old lady's quavering voice
  • spoke timidly in a tremulous voice
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tremulous

TREMble+nervOUS-->Tremulous is trembling in nervousness or fear

TREMULOUS and NERVOUS are rhyming words with a similar meaning. Both words mean, quivering or shivering with fear.

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think of the word tremble- as in fear

trenchant

Definition
(adj) having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
Synonyms : searching
Example Sentence
  • searching insights
  • trenchant criticism
Definition
(adj) characterized by or full of force and vigor
Synonyms : hard-hitting
Example Sentence
  • a hard-hitting expose
  • a trenchant argument
Definition
(adj) clearly or sharply defined to the mind
Synonyms : clear-cut distinct
Example Sentence
  • clear-cut evidence of tampering
  • Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest
  • trenchant distinctions between right and wrong
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trenchant

When you chant it is to be very strong, clear and effective

if chant under the tree...it ll be clear and effective

TRENCH means to CUT So TRENCHANT-->CUTTING OR SHARP insight

'ant' always walk in straight 'trench' i.e they know which way is right or wrong for them.. they never deviate...

trenchant:trench+ant;an ant in a trench is sharply perceptive to things because it can see every minute particles.(sharply perceptive)

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TRENCHANT and ELOQUENT are rhyming words . Both the words refer to a strong and effective use of language.

when american economy collapsed,keynes asked the us goverment to dig trenches so that they can employ people& govt was SO KEEN to have a solution, they really asked people to dig trenches..

TRENCHANT rhymes with PUNGENT,so the meaning goes(not the exact one though)

TRENCH warfare b/t father and teenage you. He saw right through your ANTic because he was more [keenly perceptive]. Now he still teases you w/ [penetrating remarks] of his [effectiveness] in catching you red handed.

ten chantazz ( severe) or criticism

if ure chatting with 10 people then you must be all knowing or insightful. ten + chat

trend + chant(repeatedly doing something) >>> when a trend goes on and on followed by people, it becomes clear in mind of younger people that that related thing is to be done like that nly... relate it..

train+chant:so when train is chanting the expression is effective n clearly heard or understood

trench+ant...imagine an ant forcefully breaking the trench and vigorously coming your way...

trepidation

Definition
(noun) a feeling of alarm or dread
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trepidation

Intrepid is fearless, so Trepid is fearfull....:P

TRAP - soldier on being trapped had the feeling of trepidation/fear.

Tremble >> Trepidation. As he was afraid, he trembled (Trepidation)

concentrate on the starting part, it SOUNDS LIKE RAPID, as in river rafting, rapids make everyone feel alarmed

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TREPIDATION and CONSTERNATION have the same sound and meaning. The words describe fear or nervousness.

INTREPID (adj) is contrary to TREPID (adj), so TREPIDATION (noun) is contrary to inTREPID as well.

Trip down in an Expedition causes FEAR...U b'come NERVOUS

tribulation

Definition
(noun) an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
Synonyms : trial visitation
Example Sentence
  • his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him
  • life is full of tribulations
  • a visitation of the plague
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tribulation

Tribulation~Tribal ; While the group was trekking they were caught by jungle tribal(junglee log In Hindi) and harrased ...It was a period of tribulation for them!

The verdict from a 'Tribunal' is often an annoying/frustrating/catastrophic event for a family.

TRIBes of our nATION undergo only suffering and distress.

there is always suffering in troubled nation

when TRI:3, BULls r coming towards you to hit you it creates frustrATION n tribulation within you

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TRIBULATION (trouble and suffering) and AFFLICTION are both a painful condition.

TRIBULATION (trouble and suffering) and AFFLICTION are both a painful condition.

TRIBULATION=TRIBUTE means tax. so if you fail to pay the tax in time, you must be in distress and suffering condition.

tribute + nation >> a national tribute is paid when the nation SUFFERS a loss of some great personality or is in DISTRESS due to some calamity..

turgid

Definition
(adj) ostentatiously lofty in style
Example Sentence
  • a man given to large talk
  • tumid political prose
Definition
(adj) abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
Example Sentence
  • hungry children with bloated stomachs
  • he had a grossly distended stomach
  • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
  • swollen hands
  • tumescent tissue
  • puffy tumid flesh
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for turgid

People always tell tragedies by overblowing them

TURGID= (TURBID and TURGID river). If there is extreme turbidity in the river, then the river must a turgid river(swollen),because it washes away the mud from the bank.

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Tu(you) r(are) gid (gas+solid=gid) If you are all gas and solid about yourself, the you are POMPOUS

can be read as To+Get+rid of MUD = muddy

Turgid can be thought of opposite of RIGID..i.e.. can be SWOLLEN or DISTENDED

'tumid" "turgid" sounds like tumor...which means over blown

Iceberg(Turg) + in(i) + dialogue(d):- means using bombastic words in speech

Turgid and Tumid are synonyms which also rhyme.

TUR(swim)+ID - on ED's day I dont want to swim in water because it is very TURGID

the sea water is turgid.

it's boring as turd

turgid - giddy with gas or tummy

turgid - adj form of turgor which means vigor and energy - and when used too much it becomes turgid opposite to flaccid

Associate the G in turgid to Gross (swollen)

Sound similar to turn+gas= I'm bloated and I need to turn gas

turpitude

Definition
(noun) a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
Synonyms : depravity
Example Sentence
  • the various turpitudes of modern society
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for turpitude

TAPORI ATTITUDE.....I hpe nw its easy

turpitude = turbid attitude so a depraved act.

TURPITUDE and RECTITUDE are rhyming words with opposite meanings. Turpitude refers to wickedness while Rectitude refers to correctness of behaviour, upright and honest.

turpitude...concentrate on "turp", now replace 't' with 's'..it becomes surp..which means snake in hindi..what can you expect from a snake..turpitude, or depraved act

The first word that comes with my association with TURPITUDE is TORPEDO..torpedo is similar as it is destructive too

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focus on the last part of the word turpITUDE...(SOUNDS SIMILAR TO ATTITUDE).....SO SOMEONE HAVING THE MEAN ATTITUDE.

notice the word PIT. a turpitude or turd + PIT + dude, or a turd dude will definately go to hell(pit of fire) if he is immoral

When you do "TUR" (tor) and "PIT" (peet), u are being corrupt, or degenerate, or depraved - morally not correct !

When you say something TURPITUDINOUS your mother washes your mouth out with TURPentine soap

To punish the little boy for his turpitude, his mother put TERPENTINE on his TORPEDO.

turks wre thrown in the pit by morgan black's invaders. in the pit they had to live in depravity to servive

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