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decapitate

Short Definition : behead

Definition
(verb) cut the head of
Synonyms : behead , decollate
Example Sentence
  • the French King was beheaded during the Revolution

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decapitate

capitate(capital)->say head of country->so decapitate means dehead or behead
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by vitenpatel

de = down, cap = head => "decapitate" then means "cut that head down"
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by atiya

de+cap+tata; when do you say “tata” to cap, sorry but you don’t have a “head” you are “beheaded”
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by Swapneel Patil

de-cap= behead... also it rhymes with decapacitate... which means to kill
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by abhinavchauhan

DE CAP IT ATE had a BE(e's)HEAD in it(sry if it is too silly and wierd).
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by imajeeth

decapitate : lets make it like a vampire ne [the]de cap [rakhane ki jaga head] ,and it [cap][kha liya]ate
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by sybarite

decapitate(the +cap+ate) the cap is ate with head by rhino ,so man is behead
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by keshavpalpali

decapitate-> take the head with the cap
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by sansecretcp

decelerate

Short Definition : slow down

Definition
(verb) lose velocity; move more slowly
Synonyms : retard , slow , slow down , slow up
Example Sentence
  • The car decelerated

Definition
(verb) reduce the speed of
Synonyms : slow down
Example Sentence
  • He slowed down the car

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decelerate

down the accelerate
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by sansecretcp

de(without,not ) + celerate(accelerate..means speed)..so your girlfriend asking you to slow down the speed of your bike.
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by preetisoni2411

opp of accelerate
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by sabitha.poladi@gmail.com

deciduous

Short Definition : falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth

Definition
(adj) (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
Definition
(adj) (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
Example Sentence
  • deciduous teeth

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deciduous

decide US; Decide at what time you want to be in the US; Spring or Fall semester.
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by billa2009

if u can emember the decidious forest. here the leaves fall with respect to season,so there is a seasonal variation and there is new leaves every season.
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by sriharisharma

sounds like DISEASE +DUS(having ten disease) life of a person having ten disease is transitory....
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by nileshdive

DESCEND-uous. At the end of the growing season, the leaves descend from the trees.
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by dshefman

All desi trees of delhi are deciduous.
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by rawaldelhi@gmail.com

desi(deci)+do(du)+ous leaves will fall down
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by sansecretcp

decimate

Short Definition : kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of

Definition
(verb) kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
Definition
(verb) kill in large numbers
Example Sentence
  • the plague wiped out an entire population

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decimate

deci [means 10]mate[in ,chess mate means killing a king]so it sound like killing a king in every 10 people,so to kill a king u have to kill 10 persons.so ie make killing at huge amount.
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by vipulrobin

decimate->deci+ mate AIDS guy will be kill in large numbers
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by sansecretcp

Deshi + mate(friends) : Rajakars were deshi mate of Pakistani force in Bangladesh. Rajakars killed a lot of men of Bangladesh.
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by divine_sword

decipher

Short Definition : decode; CF. indecipherable

Definition
(verb) convert code into ordinary language
Synonyms : decode , decrypt

Definition
(verb) read with difficulty
Synonyms : trace
Example Sentence
  • Can you decipher this letter?
  • The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decipher

CIPHER means CODE so DeCipher means DeCode
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by rafiul208

deci- this resembles decimals. if u can assume, codes in the films are in decimals. and decoded using the same.
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by sriharisharma

in digital we conver ASCII numbers to decimal which are in binary form.so its conversion or decode
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by gdabli

while transferring over internet we can cipher/Decipher text
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by sachinwani

Decipher= De(detect)+ Ciher( a code)..means to detect or decode a code.
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by Gregarious

de+cyber-> DECODING internet code
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by sansecretcp

declivity

Short Definition : downward slope

Definition
(noun) a downward slope or bend
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for declivity

acclivity: upslope of a hill.. so, declivity is the downslope of a hill..
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by jc

decli(DECLINE..means lowering)+CLIV(MEANS intending towards something)...so having a tendency towards lower side of something.
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by preetisoni2411

DE CLIFF is definitely a decline
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by Jackery

decline+ity ->downward slope
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by sansecretcp

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