Adjective. Stinging, sharp hurting (in speech) "The domestic help stayed away from their mistress when they realised she was in a waspish mood and prone to find fault with everything"
Noun. Mark on the body caused by a burn or whip "The little puppy was howling in pain from the welts on its body, the result of a nasty prank by some street kids"
Noun. Uncared for urchin dog; a young offspring of a mammal like dog or wolf "In spite of his parents instructing him not to do so, the little boy took the whelp home and tried to train it like domestic dogs."
Verb. Sharpen (knife or skills) "He needs to whet his conversation skills much more if he wants to hold his own in this elite society"
Noun. Strong transient aroma "Even though he had a bad cold and could hardly smell a thing, he managed to get a whiff of her apple cake,and demanded a piece."
Verb. Neighing of a horse "The stable was located in the interiors of the ranch and the new stable boy followed the sound of horses whinnying to reach there."
Noun. Small, tiny amount "There is not a whit of dirt on the spotless white shirt, thanks to the new detergent."
Noun. A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money "Queens have acted like whores, lending their bodies to foreign princes for the sake of military protection or alliance."
Noun. Winding, coil "The little girl admired the pattern made by the whorls of the veins on a peepul leaf."
Adjective. Thin, transparent, such as a fabric; lacking clarity or distinctness "The model worried how to walk theramp clad in such a wispy garment."
Adjective. Full of longing or unfulfilled desire "Casting a wistful glance at the dancers, she wheeled her chair away, realising it would be months before she could dance again."
Verb. Fade (such as a flower or one's health) "Her teacher's constant criticism and berating made the student wither away and become a pale image of her former self"
Adjective. Dull; stupefied, stunned "It was impossible to hold a serious conversation with the witless boy as he could not make even one sensible point."
Noun. A witty remark "Never a day went by without her witticism making an otherwise mundane day more cheerful and humorous."
Noun. Astonishing production of impossible results| ability to produce impossible results "Technical wizardry has brought so many useful products in a way that makes our everyday life easy."
Noun. Sorrow, sadness, matter of sorrow or grief "Her tale of woe was heartrending and we wondered why god had decided to send all troubles her way."
Verb. Accustomed to | acquainted with "There was no pleasing him as he was wont to find fault with everyone and everything, however impeccable."
Verb. Quarrel noisily "The robbers made an admirable coup and decamped with their booty, but when they began to wrangle over splitting the spoil, the noise attracted the police."
Noun. Forceful often vindictive anger "An otherwise calm and jovial person, he had a nasty temper and people feared his wrath when something angered him."
Verb. Strike with forceful action "The typhoon wreaked havoc across the village, destroying everything in its way and leaving nothing standing."
Verb. Snatch, seize, pull away, tear away,twist out of one's hold "The robber wrested her gold chain from her neck as she was going on a walk."
Noun. Court order "The prominent lawyer specialised in prevailing on the court to issue writs on base violations of human rights, which he served on defaulting parties"
Verb. Twist, as in strain, pain or embarrassment "Only when he suddenly began writhing in pain on the beach did we realise that he had been bitten by a leech."
Adjective. Rueful; regretful; Dryly humorous "His book was a best seller as its dialogues were laced with humour that was wry, while commenting on the sorry state of society."