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(noun) the facial expression of sudden pain Definition
(noun) a reflex response to sudden pain
Synonyms : flinch
(verb) draw back, as with fear or pain
Example Sentence
  • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
(verb) make a face indicating disgust or dislike
Example Sentence
  • She winced when she heard his pompous speech
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wince

when opposite party WINS our faCES becomes wince

Wince and pinch sound somewhat similar....you winced when you were pinched.

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it is similarly to rinse ,rinse means drown up.So we will move back,or shrink because of fear.

Remember Expressions of Vince McMahon from WWE...So like the vince ..Wince

if vince mc man attacks u, u shrink

when press people try to come close to PRINCE william.he WINCED.

wince:- win becomes cement i.e it becomes tough.

Think past tense of win is wince, now the win at past becomes discolour.

win ce ..to win position of chief engg u have to move back suddenly

rinse you will move back in sudden fear on soap may fall in eyes


(noun) the act of separating grain from chaff
Synonyms : sifting winnowing
Example Sentence
  • the winnowing was done by women
(verb) separate the chaff from by using air currents
Synonyms : fan
Example Sentence
  • She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field
(verb) blow on
Example Sentence
  • The wind was winnowing her hair
  • the wind winnowed the grass
(verb) select desirable parts from a group or list
Synonyms : cull out
Example Sentence
  • cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence
  • winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants
(verb) blow away or off with a current of air
Example Sentence
  • winnow chaff
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for winnow

WINd + NOW = WINNOW so, the blowing wind helps to separate the CHAFF.

WIN NOW will separate you from looser

sounds like binno (hindi)- sift

its like window,when window is opened the chaff or mud or dust will be cleaned or get seperated

Win + now... you can win now...or win + owing...owing to something you could win a prize.

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Winnow=Wind the minnow (the lesse one the chalf) form the grain.

winnow = win + now i.e winning is easy when u r good in something...therefore winnow is to separate good things from bad


(adj) thin and weak
Synonyms : wisplike
Example Sentence
  • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet
(adj) lacking clarity or distinctness
Synonyms : dim faint shadowy vague
Example Sentence
  • a dim figure in the distance
  • only a faint recollection
  • shadowy figures in the gloom
  • saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
  • a few wispy memories of childhood
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wispy

whispy=whisper...which is barely discernible..

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Whisp for its second meaning...wispy sounds like WHISKY..u drink tht daily u become thin n weak..

see spy in the word. spy is hidden always, so it's barely discernible.

when the chips are WISPY they are more CRISPY

Wispy and risky or better still... wisp and risk...the wisp of smoke could be showing a risk of fire.

Wispy- Wiskey.. once we drink it.. we wont speak clearly...barely discerning.. lacking clarity


(adj) showing pensive sadness
Synonyms : pensive
Example Sentence
  • the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wistful

Wistful and Wishful...Wistful = Full of longing or unfulfilled desire. Wishful = Seeking advancement or recognition.

wistful ~ wristful ..havent u ever longed to have ur wrist full of bangles?

Wistful : like full of waste; Becoming sad; while rememberring

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He was holding his head resting on WRIST showing that he was wistful like THE THINKER by rodin . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thinker

too many wishes makes a person wistful

Wish Fool:He or she was foolish enough to made an impossible wish

"Wasteful" - You become sad when you see how wasteful humans are.

wishful—a person is wishful, he wishes that he should have worked hard in the past.. so the meaning

with full - thinking about it sadly


(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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witch will make clever joking remark about her magic

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


(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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for writhe

it is 'write' but we have to pronounce it twisting our tongue to say 'writhe' so the meaning 'twist'

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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.

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


(noun) a slight wind (usually refreshing)
Synonyms : air breeze gentle wind
Example Sentence
  • the breeze was cooled by the lake
  • as he waited he could feel the air on his neck
(noun) (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for zephyr

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Jeep + Hire= u will hire a jeep for having some gentle breeze

Zephyr==ze phy r Concentrate on Phy stands for physical fitness or health. And wht do we need most for good health ? we need fresh air.

Zephyr = Ze + Phyr ~ sounds like the-fire; A slight wind could help in spreading fire by blowing it in a certain direction.

Zephyrus was god of the west wind in Greek mythology. Zephyr is a west wind breeze.

last word in barrons...congrats to all those who completed 3500 words...verbal 600+ guaranteed! :)

Zephyr is like respire...Zephyr means air and respire means to breathe, therefore you breathe in the air..hence relating the words to each other

If you use the type of soap named Zest then you feel like having breeze.

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