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Short Definition : laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy

(noun) in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
Synonyms : temporalty

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for laity

LAck of pieTY (piety refers to church or religion; clergy) hence person not connected with clergy
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by girish_ksg

laity sounds like church so lack of divine towards prayer
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by hiraditya


Short Definition : grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation

(noun) a cry of sorrow and grief
Synonyms : lamentation , plaint , wail
Example Sentence
  • their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward

(noun) a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
Synonyms : coronach , dirge , requiem , threnody

(noun) a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
Synonyms : elegy

(verb) express grief verbally
Synonyms : keen
Example Sentence
  • we lamented the death of the child

(verb) regret strongly
Synonyms : bemoan , bewail , deplore
Example Sentence
  • I deplore this hostile action
  • we lamented the loss of benefits

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lament

lament = l[amen]t => we lament the death by saying 'amen'
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by pateheo

lament ... We express sorrow if a great movie has a lame(lam) end(ent) ...
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by prashant_616

lame + end... sad that his life ended so lame. maybe we should sing a song to commemorate him
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by friendofafriend

We feel sad when we see lame person
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by vickyrose


Short Definition : ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution

(noun) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
(verb) ridicule with satire
Synonyms : satirise , satirize
Example Sentence
  • The writer satirized the politician's proposal

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lampoon

LAMPOON- if you pour oil for a LAMP with a SPOON ppl will ridicule cos for a lamp you should pour a lot of oil!!!
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by ajayrd

---kuch langoor jaisa lgta hai. aisa art jis se kisiki achi bhali shakal ko langooron jaisi bna dena lampoon---A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
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by vidhii.ce

if a man behaves like BABOON, then he will be subjected to LAMPOON
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by avinashdharan

Lampoon rhymes with Harpoon which is a spear used for when somebody lampoons you they hunt you with harsh satire.
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by anant.chandna

Instead of using a harpoon to impale the whale, the clown used a LAMP = he used a LAMPOON.
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by Jackery

associate it wid lambu..which is used while makin satires...
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by narenkumar

Lamp=copy, oon=paste "copy-paste"
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by kan

lamp O on - replica kept on original
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by mthukral


Short Definition : pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon

(noun) a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
Synonyms : shaft , spear

(noun) an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
Synonyms : fishgig , fizgig , gig , spear

(noun) a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
Synonyms : lancet

(verb) move quickly, as if by cutting one's way
Example Sentence
  • Planes lanced towards the shore

(verb) pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
(verb) open by piercing with a lancet
Example Sentence
  • lance a boil

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lance

Lance Klusener, who pierces the field with his shots .
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by yogesh_bhavarthi

lance is similar to DANCE. And we know few ladies wear hi-hills while dancing, it is sharply pointed. They use it as their weapon sometimes :) I don't have any experience though :) Just easy to remember this word.
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by ravigre

LANCEr the car cuts throught the air
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by nistha

i broke my telescope lense and the sharp edge looks like a lance
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by dwitee

Lance Corporal --- Weapon of armed forces
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by sharif2059
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by vidhii.ce

if u know lance armstrong, he had cancer. Lance was used on this lance to remove tumours.
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by csg123


Short Definition : small surgical tool for making incisions

(noun) an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance
Synonyms : lancet arch

(noun) a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
Synonyms : lance

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lancet

LANCET-LANCER is a car used by a dentist... LANCET is a TOOL used by a DENTIST
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by ajayrd

lance = spear; lancet = knife (for medical)
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by namaskar

a picture aid.. remember munna bhai holding a 'lancet' in movie munnabhai mbbs.. the scene where he is abt 2 disect a dead body and faints!
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by avinav


Short Definition : lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless

(adj) lacking spirit or liveliness
Example Sentence
  • a lackadaisical attempt
  • a languid mood
  • a languid wave of the hand
  • a hot languorous afternoon

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for languid

i will always be studying a book called "LAN guide" with less spirit... because i am least interested in lan..
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languid sounds similar to language..language classes are generally boring..
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by Ani

(lan+quit)your lann quits from chut when you have no energy left or u are tired (pardon my language pls)
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by bardock

languid sounds like rapid ; but it means just the opposite !
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by khushi5

languid = lazy kid; lazy kids are slow!
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by Janvi

sounds like LANGDI....langde log are slow and they lack vigour
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by nileshdive

landaa ~ feeble
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by friendofafriend

lag(lang)—who lags behind is slow, lazy and weak
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by nikhilparasher

similar to languish
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by csg123

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