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whine, whined, whining, whines.verbs
intransitive verb use.to utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication or complaint; to complain or protest in a childish fashion; to produce a sustained noise of relatively high pitch (jet engines whining)
transitive verb use.to utter with a whine
whine.noun,.plural.whines
the act of whining; a whining sound; a complaint uttered in a plaintive tone
whiner.noun,.plural.whiners
whiningly.adverb
whiny.or.whiney.adjectives

whinny.noun,.plural.whinnies
if a horse whinnies, it makes a high-pitched sound; the neigh of a horse
whinny, whinnied, whinnying, whinnies.verbs
intransitive verb use.to neigh, as a horse
transitive verb use.to express in a whinny

wistful.adjective
full of wishful yearning; pensively sad; melancholy
wistfully.adverb
wistfulness.noun

worry, worried, worrying, worries.verbs
intransitive verb use.to feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled; brood
transitive verb use.to cause to feel anxious, distressed or troubled; distraught; to bother or annoy, as with petty complaints
worry.noun,.plural.worries
the act of worrying or the condition of being worried; persistent mental uneasiness; anxiety; a source of nagging concern; from an Old English word meaning to strangle, to twist, torture
   In the 17th century the word took on the sense 'to bother, distress or persecute'. It was a small step from this sense to the main modern senses 'to cause to feel anxious or distressed' and 'to feel troubled or uneasy'
worrisome.adjective
causing worry or anxiety; tending to worry; anxious
worrisomely.adverb
she seemed worrisomely preoccupied with something on her mind
worriedly.adverb
in a worried manner (I wonder what to do, she said worriedly)

whither.adverb
whither means 'to where' (to whither are you headed on your holiday?); to what place, result or condition (whither are we wandering?)
whither.conjunction
to which specified place or position (landed on the shores whither the storm had tossed them); to whatever place, result or condition ("Whither thou goest, I will go..."....Ruth 1:16)

withering.adjective
tending to overwhelm or destroy; devastating (withering flowers)
witheringly.adverb
wither, withered, withering, withers.verbs
intransitive verb use.to dry up or shrivel from or as if from loss of moisture (the plant's leaves will wither away to dust when the plant is pulled up from the earth and left on the surface); to lose freshness; droop
transitive verb use.to cause to shrivel or fade (clothes left outside in the Sun for weeks on end will wither away to shards)

wane, waned, waning, wanes.intransitive verbs
to decrease gradually in size, amount, intensity or degree; decline
wane.noun
the act or process of gradually declining or diminishing; a time or phase of gradual decrease (a woman gets older:.Proverbs 31:30; a waning moon; compare wax)

woe, woes.noun
distress or misery, as from grief; wretchedness; regret; misfortune; calamity (economic and political woes)
woe.interjection
used to express sorrow or dismay
woeful.adjective
deplorably bad or wretched.(woeful errors in judgment; woeful treatment of the accused; woefully inadequate wages to support oneself, much less, a family); affected by or full of woe; mournful; causing or involving woe (one can be so sure he's right and be woefully wrong as Paul was)
woefully.adverb
woefulness.noun

wrongdoer.noun,.plural.wrongdoers
one who does wrong by actions producing a negative.result in his, in her or in lives of others; morally and ethically.bankrupt
wrongdoing.noun,.plural.wrongdoings

wrong.adjective
not in conformity with fact or truth; incorrect or erroneous; contrary to conscience, morality or law; immoral or wicked; unfair; unjust; not required, intended or wanted (took a wrong turn); if you say there is something wrong, you mean there is something unsatisfactory about the situation, person or thing you are talking about (pain is the body's way of telling us that something is wrong); inappropriate or improper (said the wrong thing); not in accord with established.usage, method or procedure (the wrong way to shuck clams); not functioning.properly; out of order; unacceptable or undesirable.according to social.convention; if something such as a decision, choice or action is the wrong one, it is not the best or most suitable one
wrong.adverb
in a wrong manner; mistakenly or erroneously; if you choose the wrong thing, person or method, you make a mistake and do not choose the one that you really want; not fitting or suitable; in a wrong course or direction (we took the wrong road and had to come back); immorally or unjustly (she acted wrong to lie); in an unfavorable way; amiss; if something is wrong or goes wrong with a machine or piece of equipment, it stops working properly
(we think there's something wrong with the computer)
wrong.noun, plural.wrongs
an unjust or injurious.act; something contrary to ethics or morality; an invasion or a violation of another's legal.rights; injustice; the condition of being in error or at fault (in the wrong)
wrong, wronged, wronging, wrongs.transitive verbs
to treat unjustly or injuriously; to discredit unjustly; malign; to treat.dishonorably; violate
do someone wrong.idiom
to be unfaithful or disloyal
go wrong.idiom
to take a wrong turn or make a wrong move; to go astray morally; to go amiss; turn out badly
wrongly.adverb
wronger, wrongness.nouns

ward.noun,.plural.wards
a division of a city or town, such as an electoral district, for administrative and representative purposes; a district of some English and Scottish counties corresponding roughly to the hundred or the wapentake (a county); a room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients; a division in a hospital for the care of a particular group of patients (a maternity ward); one of the divisions of a penal institution, such as a prison (the prison has a ward for non violent offenders)
Law:.a minor or incompetent person placed under the care or protection of a guardian or court; a person under the protection or care of another
ward, warded, warding, wards.transitive verbs
to guard; protect
ward off.phrasal verb
to turn aside; parry.(ward off an opponent's blows); to try to prevent; avert.(took vitamins to ward off colds)

Wilson, (Thomas) Woodrow 1856-1924, 28th President of the United States of America (1913-1921), whose administration was marked by World War I and the introduction of prohibition; winner of the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize; a full book (294 pages) entitled The New Freedom: A Call For The Emancipation Of The Generous Energies Of A People you can read free and some of his quotes 1) 2)
Wilsonian.adjective

wax.noun,.plural.waxes
any of various natural, oily or greasy heat-sensitive substances, consisting of hydrocarbons or esters of fatty acids that are insoluble in water but soluble in most organic solvents; beeswax; cerumen (ear wax)
wax.adjective
made of wax (a wax candle)
wax, waxed, waxing, waxes.transitive verbs
to coat, treat or polish with wax
waxy, waxier, waxiest.adjectives
resembling wax; pale in complexion; a waxy surface is smooth and lustrous; consisting of or covered with wax

wax, waxed, waxing, waxes, waxen.intransitive verbs
to become; to increase gradually in size, number, strength or intensity; to show a progressively larger illuminated area, as the moon does in passing from new to full (a waxing moon; compare wane)

wrangle, wrangled, wrangling, wrangles.verbs
transitive verb use.to win or obtain by argument; to herd (horses or other livestock)
intransitive verb use.to quarrel noisily or angrily; bicker; argue
wrangle.noun,.plural.wrangles
the act of wrangling; an angry, noisy argument or dispute

wrought.verb
past tense and a past participle of work
wrought.adjective
if something has wrought a change, it has worked to make it happen; put together; worked into shape by artistry or effort (carefully wrought tentmaking); manufactured (he processed silk for use as clothing); created (a carefully wrought plan); shaped by hammering with tools, used chiefly of metals or metalwork (formed into shape by tools); deeply stirred and excited (gets easily wrought up over things of passion to her)
wrought iron.noun
wrought iron is a type of iron that is easily formed into shapes from long thin pieces and is used especially for making gates, fences and furniture; of iron formed into shapes to make gates, fences etc; wrought iron is a commercial form of iron that is tough, malleable and relatively soft, containing less than 0.3 percent and usually less than 0.1 percent carbon and carries 1 or 2 percent of slag mechanically mixed with it

writ
Law: a written order issued by a court, commanding the party to whom it is addressed to perform or cease performing a specified act

wheedle, wheedled, wheedling, wheedles.verbs
transitive verb use.to persuade or attempt to persuade by flattery or guile; cajole; to obtain through the use of flattery or guile
intransitive verb use.to use flattery or cajolery to achieve one's ends
wheedler.noun,.plural.wheedlers
wheedlingly.adverb

wrath.noun,.plural.wraths
forceful, often vindictive.anger
wrath, wrathful.adjectives
full of wrath; fiercely.angry
wrathfully.adverb
wrathfulness.noun

wroth.adjective
wrathful; angry

which.pronominal
what particular one or ones (which of these is yours?); the one or ones previously mentioned or implied, specifically used as a relative pronoun in a clause that provides additional information about the antecedent.(my house, which is small and old); used as a relative pronoun preceded by 'that' or a preposition in a clause that defines or restricts the antecedent ('that' which he needed; the subject on 'which' she spoke); used instead of 'that' as a relative pronoun in a clause that defines or restricts the antecedent (the movie 'which' was shown later was better); any of the things, events or people designated or implied; whichever (choose 'which' you like best); a thing or circumstance that: (he left early, which was wise)
which.adjective
which particular one or ones of a number of things or people (Which part of town do you mean?); any one or any number of
whichever.pronominal
whatever one or ones
whichever.adjective
being any one or any number of a group (read whichever books you please; it's a long trip whichever road you take)
Usage note:.The antecedent of 'which' can sometimes be a sentence or clause, as opposed to a noun phrase, as in 'She ignored him, which proved to be unwise' and 'They swept the council elections, which could never have happened under the old rules'; such examples are unexceptionable, but care should be taken that this usage does not cause ambiguities. The sentence 'It emerged that Edna made the complaint, which surprised everybody' may mean either that the complaint was surprising or that it was surprising that Edna made it. The ambiguity can be avoided with paraphrases such as 'It emerged that Edna made the complaint, a revelation that surprised everybody'. In its use to refer to the contents of sentences and clauses, 'which' should be used only when it is preceded by its antecedent. When the antecedent follows, 'what' should be used, particularly in formal style (Still, he has not said he will withdraw, which is more surprising but still, what (not 'which') is more surprising, he has not said he will withdraw). See more Usage notes

who's who.noun
the outstanding or best-known persons of a group; a reference work containing short biographical.sketches of outstanding persons in a field (a who's who of musicians)

whom pronoun
the objective case of who; whom is used in formal or written English instead of 'who' when it is the object of a verb or preposition; you use whom in questions when you ask about the name or identity of a person or group of people (I want to send a telegram, to whom should it go?; whom did he expect to look after this when he was out of the office?)
who, who'd ('who would' or 'who had').pronouns
you use 'who' or who'd in questions when you ask about the name or identity of a person or group of people (who's there?;
who does this belong to?; who'd make such a mess as this in the kitchen; who do you work for?; who do you suppose will replace her on the show?; you reminded me of somebody, who?); you use who after certain words, especially verbs and adjectives, to introduce a clause where you talk about the identity of a person or a group of people (they have not been able to find out who was responsible for the prank; I went over to start up a conversation, asking her who she knew at the party; you know who these people are); you use who at the beginning of a relative clause when specifying the person or group of people you are talking about or when giving more information about them (there are those who eat out for a special occasion or treat themselves; the woman, who needs constant attention, is cared for by relatives); what or which person or persons (who left?); used as a relative pronoun to introduce a clause when the antecedent is a person or persons or one to whom personality is attributed.(the visitor who came yesterday; our child, who is gifted; informed sources who denied the story); the person or persons that; whoever (who believes that will believe anything)
Usage note:.the traditional rules that determine the use of who and whom are relatively simple. The words 'who' and 'whom' as often used in speaking are basically interchangeable; don't agonize over it

Particularly and for punctiliousness.'who' is used for a grammatical subject, where a nominative pronoun such as 'I' or 'he' would be appropriate and 'whom' is used elsewhere (thus, we write 'the actor who played Hamlet was there, since 'who' stands for the subject of 'played Hamlet' and (who do you think is the best candidate?) where 'who' stands for the subject of 'is the best candidate', but in writing we often use 'to whom did you give the letter?' since 'whom' is the object of the preposition 'to' and 'the man whom the papers criticized did not show up', since 'whom' is the object of the verb criticized; considerable effort and attention are required to apply the rules correctly in complicated sentences, such as to produce correctly a sentence as 'I met the man whom the government had tried to get France to extradite'
   We must here anticipate when we write 'whom' that it will function as the object of the verb extradite, several clauses distant from it and as such, it is thus not surprising that writers from Shakespeare onward should often have interchanged who and whom. And though the distinction shows no signs of disappearing in formal style, strict adherence to the rules in informal discourse might be taken as evidence that the speaker or writer is paying undue attention to the form of what is said, possibly at the expense of its substance.
   In speech and informal writing 'who' tends to predominate over 'whom'; a sentence such as 'Who did John say he was going to support?' will be regarded as quite natural, if strictly incorrect. By contrast, the use of 'whom' where 'who' would be required, as in 'Whom shall I say is calling?' may be thought to betray a certain linguistic insecurity, so who can be used here.
   When the relative pronoun stands for the object of a preposition that ends a sentence, 'whom' is technically the correct form; the strict grammarian will insist on 'whom' (not 'who'), so 'Whom did you give it to?'
   But grammarians since Noah Webster have argued that the excessive formality of whom in these cases is at odds with the relative informality associated with the practice of placing the preposition in final position and that the use of 'who' in these cases should be regarded as entirely acceptable.
   The relative pronoun 'who' may be used in restrictive relative clauses, in which case it is not preceded by a comma or in nonrestrictive clauses, in which case a comma is required. Thus, we may say either 'The scientist who discovers a cure for cancer will be immortalized', where the clause 'who discovers a cure for cancer' indicates which scientist will be immortalized or 'The mathematician over there, who solved the four-color theorem, is widely known', where the clause 'who solved the four-color theorem' adds information about a person already identified by the phrase 'the mathematician over there'.
   Some grammarians have argued that only 'who' and not 'that' should be used to introduce a restrictive relative clause that identifies a person. This restriction has no basis either in logic or in the usage of the best writers; it is entirely acceptable to write 'either the man that wanted to talk to you' or 'the man who wanted to talk to you'.
The grammatical rules governing the use of 'who' and 'whom' apply equally to 'whoever' and 'whomever'. See Usage Note at  else, that, whose. See more Usage notes.

whose.adjective
the possessive form of who and the possessive form of which
Usage note: you use whose at the beginning of a relative clause where you mention something that belongs to or is associated with the person or thing mentioned in the previous clause
(I saw a man shouting at a driver whose car was blocking the street; a speedboat, whose fifteen-strong crew claimed to belong to China's navy; tourists whose vacations included an unexpected adventure); you use 'whose' in questions to ask about the person or thing that something belongs to or is associated with (whose was the better performance?; whose is this? It's mine; it wasn't your fault John', whose, then?; whose car were they in?); you use whose after certain words, especially verbs and adjectives to introduce a clause where you talk about the person or thing that something belongs to or is associated with (I'm wondering whose mother she is then; I can't remember whose idea it was for us to meet again)
whose.conjunction
the word 'whose' here is used as a conjunction (I wondered whose the coat was; that kind of person likes to spend money, it doesn't matter whose it is)
See Usage Note at else, which, who. See more Usage notes.

woo, wooed, wooing, woos.verbs
transitive verb use.to seek the affection of with intent to romance; to tempt or invite; to entreat, solicit or importune intransitive verb use.to court a woman (a man courts a woman)
wooer.noun

John Wooden, October 14, 1910 - June 4, 2010, American basketball player and coach, who coached teams to more National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championships than any coach in history. He was the first person elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (1961) and a coach (1972). His UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) teams won the NCAA championship title a record ten times, including seven consecutive times from 1967 to 1973.
    Wooden's remarkable teams at UCLA also set several other NCAA records, including most consecutive victories (88, 1971-1974), most consecutive national championship titles (7, 1967-1973) and most consecutive national NCAA basketball tournament victories (38, 1967-1974). His career NCAA win/loss record of 664 wins and 162 losses ranks among the best in college basketball history. The Wooden Award, a collegiate player of the year award named in his honor, is given annually. Wooden's autobiography,.They Call Me Coach, was published in 1972..Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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