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illicit

Short Definition : illegal

Definition
(adj) contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention
Example Sentence
  • an illicit association with his secretary

Definition
(adj) contrary to or forbidden by law
Example Sentence
  • an illegitimate seizure of power
  • illicit trade
  • an outlaw strike
  • unlawful measures

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for illicit

ill+cit(y) = If you want to do any ill to a city, thats ILLEGAL
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by jahnavi89

illicit- Black list. organizations indulging in Illicit trades are Black listed by government.
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by amit251285

most of the CHINA-PRODUCTS = ILLICIT-PRODucts. It look like original but not( so its an OUTLAW PRODUCT)
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by rajakumaran

in a metro, if a person who is ill is standing and u r siting(cit)- this is against the laws. ILL + Is + CIT
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by souravkhanna

illimitable

Short Definition : infinite; limitless

Definition
(adj) without limits in extent or size or quantity
Synonyms : limitless , measureless
Example Sentence
  • limitless vastness of our solar system

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for illimitable

il(not or un),a -ve prefix + limitable meaning unlimited i.e.infinite
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by imajeeth

illimitable=ill+mi+table...although my mom was ILL still she said..."MI TABLE awrun ghete(i will clean the table)"...wethought what infinite amt of energy she has....:)
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by verbal800

Illimitable = which can never be ELIMINATED. so "not ELIMINATABLE"
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by zamil

illuminate

Short Definition : brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks

Definition
(verb) make lighter or brighter
Synonyms : illume , illumine , light , light up
Example Sentence
  • This lamp lightens the room a bit

Definition
(verb) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
Example Sentence
  • Could you clarify these remarks?
  • Clear up the question of who is at fault

Definition
(verb) add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for illuminate

when divided sounds like I+ll(will..i'll)+luminate...(means..shine light on something,make a way clear for somebody.).......so you have decided to clear the way for your friend,which shows your understanding with him.
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by preetisoni2411

illusion

Short Definition : misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion

Definition
(noun) an erroneous mental representation
Synonyms : semblance

Definition
(noun) something many people believe that is false
Synonyms : fancy , fantasy , phantasy
Example Sentence
  • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy

Definition
(noun) the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
Synonyms : delusion , head game

Definition
(noun) an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for illusion

sounds like ..i +llu..(lost)+usion..vision.........(vision here means.....your plans about future to do something great).......so finally you have lost your vision of reaching at the helm of organization...hence you are now misleading people.
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by preetisoni2411

illusive

Short Definition : deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive

Definition
(adj) based on or having the nature of an illusion
Synonyms : illusory
Example Sentence
  • illusive hopes of finding a better job
  • Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for illusive

illu+sive just like ilu(i love u)+shiv ....so i deceive shiv bhagwan(god of hindus)by saying ilu.
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by Ram Chouksey

illusory

Short Definition : illusive; deceptive; not real

Definition
(adj) based on or having the nature of an illusion
Synonyms : illusive
Example Sentence
  • illusive hopes of finding a better job
  • Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for illusory

please dont day that you need a mnemonic for this one tooo...!!!!!!
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by sashi

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