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dawdle

Short Definition : loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing

Definition
(verb) take one's time; proceed slowly
Synonyms : linger

Definition
(verb) waste time
Synonyms : dally
Example Sentence
  • Get busy--don't dally!

Definition
(verb) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
Synonyms : fall back , fall behind , lag

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dawdle

somewhat similar to idle
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by ajkeee

do dull ladke dawdle kar rahe hain.
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by studyabroad.us

In yahoo msngr,theres an environment called doodle which is meant for wasting time in yahoo and doodle is also a synonym of dawdle.
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by harsha999

PAIDAL(walk on foot)..some guys are walking PAIDAL in order to DAWDLE.
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by userdce

dawdle - similar to "Doodle" .. we can recollect "yankee doodle went to town riding on a ..." i.e loitering around, hand around .."stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni .." wasting time around .. doing silly stuff
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by khushi5

if u know what DOODLE is: it means drawing lines or something irrelevant while talking on phone or while sitting idle...so DODDLE which sounds like DAWDLE id wasting time
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by mohit26041988

slowly dawdle(daw -> sighting in tamil) girls. Loiter, wasting time.
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by sansecretcp

daze

Short Definition : stun as with a blow or shock; bemuse; benumb; N.

Definition
(noun) the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
Synonyms : shock , stupor
Example Sentence
  • his mother's death left him in a daze
  • he was numb with shock

Definition
(noun) confusion characterized by lack of clarity
Synonyms : fog , haze

Definition
(verb) to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
Synonyms : bedazzle , dazzle
Example Sentence
  • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

Definition
(verb) overcome as with astonishment or disbelief
Synonyms : bedaze , stun
Example Sentence
  • The news stunned her

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for daze

daze ==> gaze => look at with fixed eyes -- stunned
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by cp.jethani

daze- this word resembles the word daisy, forest daisies(flowers). people get stuned or shocked wen they smell the sweet fragrance of that flower.
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by sriharisharma

Danial Ocean gets stunned to see his wife Daze with Benedict,in movie Ocean 11.
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by monathematrix

~amaze:To bewilder; perplex.... means be in shock,bemused
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by rajeev10

daze-> door maze stun as with a blow or shock, confused lack of clarity to find the way out
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by sansecretcp

dazzle

Short Definition : make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder

Definition
(noun) brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily
Definition
(verb) to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
Synonyms : bedazzle , daze
Example Sentence
  • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

Definition
(verb) amaze or bewilder, as with brilliant wit or intellect or skill
Example Sentence
  • Her arguments dazzled everyone
  • The dancer dazzled the audience with his turns and jumps

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dazzle

remember honda dazzler..it may help
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by sumi12344

honda dazzler make you blind with the sudden intense of light from the head lamp
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by sansecretcp

deadlock

Short Definition : standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate

Definition
(noun) a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
Example Sentence
  • reached an impasse on the negotiations

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deadlock

"dead+lock". The dead can't move(are still) and lock (firmly kept in one place).
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by kaku1986.m

Think of "LOCK" without KEY. Just like someone without girlfriend(Here KEY is gf of LOCK). So ultimately lock is DEAD. Means nothing can be done after that :( No Progress.
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by ravigre

standstill computer screen resulting from the many task opened is deadlock situation.
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by sansecretcp

deadpan

Short Definition : wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face

Definition
(adj) deliberately impassive in manner
Example Sentence
  • deadpan humor
  • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

Definition
(adv) without betraying any feeling
Example Sentence
  • she told the joke deadpan

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deadpan

sounds like deadman... a deadman shows no feelings, is wooden..
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by askforajy

if u have seen FANNA a bollywood movie--in that Amir Khan was calles deadman by the kid-> He was impassive towards kajol ie behaving as an impassive man, wid a blank, expressionless face = wooden.So,DEAD-MAN-PAN
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by suhanigpt1

keeping the face like deadman or dry deadpan
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by sansecretcp

On watching the dead pan means brittle pan in kitchen the bride was expression less so her face becomes dry.
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by shaktipada

dearth

Short Definition : scarcity

Definition
(noun) an acute insufficiency
Synonyms : famine , shortage

Definition
(noun) an insufficient quantity or number
Synonyms : paucity

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dearth

earth is big. de-earth.....(read as dearth) means small...small in quantity..or scarcity
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by Digvijay

dearth sounds like death. high death rate can result in scarcity of man-power
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by darshit

Dearth - deers + earth. Deers in earth are getting insufficient in number
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by GOD

earth is full of things, dearth means lacking of things
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by nikhilparasher

dearth = death + r (reason) reason for death is scarcity(of food, shelter,health) thus dearth is scarcity
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by fabregas

De-Earth means to dig...because of scarcity of water we started digging.....
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by nileshdive

earth is full of things, dearth means lacking of things
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by nikhilparasher

due to shortage of resources man started de-earthing(digging and looking under earth) for them...
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by RajeshBorkar

For want of food, they were starving and tried eating DIRT.
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by Jackery

death is a result of dearth (scarcity of food)
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by shm2008

dead+earth food,water all are scarcity.
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by sansecretcp

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by nileshdive

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by nileshdive

DEARTH = dead + earth; dead earth is always insufficient in quantity.
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by shaktipada

dearth leads to death!
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by shbf

dear+th ->dear ones are there far away scarcity to find such one
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by sansecretcp

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