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ichthyology

Short Definition : study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish

Definition
(noun) the branch of zoology that studies fishes
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ichthyology

ICHTHYOLOGY = ICKY-ology. Most girls won't touch a fish because it feels and smells "ICKY".
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by dshefman

This is a bit wierd.But something(mnemonic) is better than nothin! Icthy-ology -> remove 'h' from Icthy, which makes it "Ichty" sounds similar to "catchy". Its not easy to catch fish. so its catchy(some difficulty) to catch a fish
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by khushi5

eating fish causes an itchy sensation in throat...so relate to fish + ology
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by harsha999

to STUDY FISH U HAVE TO GO IN DIRTY PONDS AND UR LEGS ETICHES HENCE THEY CALL IT ich-ology
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by ranjanron

study of fish in ice
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by 1.6k

icthy-fiscthiology
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by yasha

take word parts like "itchy" = some marin fish causes itchy sensation in hand , or take the first two "ic" like "ice" fishes kept at ice(frozen) == so its "fish" + ology
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by somabrata

whenever Ram gets ictching in his private parts, he uses a fish to relieve that. He says "fish smooth skin is the best cure to any icth." I can't just forget this word.
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by wecacuee

iconoclastic

Short Definition : attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images

Definition
(adj) characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions
Definition
(adj) destructive of images used in religious worship; said of religions, such as Islam, in which the representation of living things is prohibited
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for iconoclastic

icon = idol clash = fragments. So, one who destroys idols into pieces is iconoclast.
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by garrulous

ICONOCLASTIC -> ICON(idol) + CLASH. CLASHing/destroying IDOLS/traditions
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by jahnavi89

ICON +BALASTIC - blasting the icons
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by userdce

icon+o+clastic(classic)..someone who breaks classical icons...(symbols of tradition values)
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by preetisoni2411

answer is within ICONOCLASTIC:I+C(see)+NO+CASTE!!caste n creed are established beliefs hindering he growth of society!!oppose castism!!
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by shrapnel

ideology

Short Definition : system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture

Definition
(noun) an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
Definition
(noun) imaginary or visionary theorization
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ideology

ideas +g for groups
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by jag_mnemonics

Political idea
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by ksameer_coep

idiom

Short Definition : expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic

Definition
(noun) a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
Synonyms : parlance

Definition
(noun) the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
Synonyms : accent , dialect
Example Sentence
  • the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English
  • he has a strong German accent
  • it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy

Definition
(noun) the style of a particular artist or school or movement
Synonyms : artistic style
Example Sentence
  • an imaginative orchestral idiom

Definition
(noun) an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

idiosyncrasy

Short Definition : individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic

Definition
(noun) a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
Synonyms : foible , mannerism

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for idiosyncrasy

Idiot in sync with the crazy ppl are idiosyncratic.
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by verma.abhishek812

idiosyncracy - idio (idiot)...and idiot's ideas (idio) are never in sync [or are crazy (crasy)] with that of a normal person..thus eccentric,odd in nature !
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by khushi5

idio(idea)syn(synchronize)..when ideas syn with each other the people r eccentric(of the same kind..or have the same center)
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by dennis.thomas219

Ideal people have got crazy ideas that are peculiar to them...
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by nileshdive

AN IDIOT IS NOT IN SYNCRONISM WITH THE OTHES HENCE HE IS ODD IN NATURE AND CRAZY
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by ranjanron

वैयात्तिक लकब ....मराठी अर्थ!!
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by rahulkhadse

idiots in sync with crazy.... they will be eccentric
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by jag_mnemonics

idiot singh crazy
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by gurinderwazir

An Idiotic behavior synchronized within a person or group
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by dare4naggy@gmail.com

idle

Short Definition : not working; not employed or busy; lazy; without purpose; useless; lacking substance; baseless; not based on truth; Ex. idle worker; Ex. talk idly; V.

Definition
(noun) the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
Example Sentence
  • the car engine was running at idle

Definition
(verb) run disconnected or idle
Synonyms : tick over
Example Sentence
  • the engine is idling

Definition
(verb) be idle; exist in a changeless situation
Synonyms : laze , slug , stagnate
Example Sentence
  • The old man sat and stagnated on his porch
  • He slugged in bed all morning

Definition
(adj) not in action or at work
Example Sentence
  • an idle laborer
  • idle drifters
  • the idle rich
  • an idle mind

Definition
(adj) without a basis in reason or fact
Example Sentence
  • baseless gossip
  • the allegations proved groundless
  • idle fears
  • unfounded suspicions
  • unwarranted jealousy

Definition
(adj) not in active use
Synonyms : unused
Example Sentence
  • the machinery sat idle during the strike
  • idle hands

Definition
(adj) silly or trivial
Synonyms : light
Example Sentence
  • idle pleasure
  • light banter
  • light idle chatter

Definition
(adj) lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
Synonyms : loose
Example Sentence
  • idle talk
  • a loose tongue

Definition
(adj) not yielding a return
Synonyms : dead
Example Sentence
  • dead capital
  • idle funds

Definition
(adj) not having a job
Synonyms : jobless , out of work
Example Sentence
  • idle carpenters
  • jobless transients
  • many people in the area were out of work

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