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Short Definition : abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark

(adj) expressing offensive reproach
Synonyms : abusive , opprobrious

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scurrilous

You want to scurry away when someone makes scurrilous charges against you.
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by mnemondemon

if any one puts sCURRY(any dish)lous(LESS) u make INDECENT remarks about them
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by yastej

KUDI+LESS- ppl who are kudiless(not having girl in their home) due to shamelessness abuse others.
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by userdce

an Indian Hard core OBSCENE flick is titles CURRY-LUST :) Please Rate!
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by menon_ranjit

sCURRIlous- to abuse and pass obscene comments against Indians is called CURRY-bashing in the UK and australia.
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by pcsjith

scurrilous means obscene or abusive [s]hadi me usne bahot curi khai isleye logo ne usne scurrilous remark diye
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by sybarite

SCURRILOUS is making SCANDULOUS claims, to be humorously insulting.
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by pushpa_edit

Scurrilous sounds like hurry(quick) less. People give abusive remarks who is slow in doing work.
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by nascent

SCURRILOUS -> SCOURge(attack) + scandALOUS(disgrace) = to disgrace and attack.
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by dshefman

Scurrilous: Scurring/Screwing Scenes are obscene, indecent
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by karanvirani90

CURRY+LOSE (lous): Maggi told in an ad, that Top Ramen Curry noodles contains pig fat, to cause a public outrage, and to harm Top Ramen's reputation.
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Rhymes with careless.
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by shadip

scurrilous = for curry he is making obscene words to us.
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by shaktipada

scurrilous sounds like furious. When you become furious you make scurrilous remarks!
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by miranda7


Short Definition : move hastily; hurry; move briskly

(noun) rushing about hastily in an undignified way
Synonyms : scamper , scramble

(verb) to move about or proceed hurriedly
Synonyms : scamper , scuttle , skitter
Example Sentence
  • so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scurry

scurry..sounds like SCARY...SO if you see something move hastily from that place.
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by preetisoni2411

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by imajeeth

CURRY(food) - in order to prepare proper curry, it should be moved vigorously
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by userdce

HURRY the CURRY is ready
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by nippi86

scurry sounds like scarry.. after seeing scarry things u move hastely
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by lakshmihs

Scurry is actually derived from word scurry-hurry which are actually rimed. You can remember scurry as hurry.
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by lokesh755


Short Definition : contemptible; despicable; N: disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C

(noun) a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
Synonyms : scorbutus

(adj) of the most contemptible kind
Synonyms : abject , low , low-down , miserable , scummy
Example Sentence
  • abject cowardice
  • a low stunt to pull
  • a low-down sneak
  • his miserable treatment of his family
  • You miserable skunk!
  • a scummy rabble
  • a scurvy trick

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scurvy

SCURVY is a deadly disease. So people suffering from this vitamin c deficiency are low in health.
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by imajeeth

Scurvy (crooked teeth)is a gums disease which is characterized by excess dental bleeding. If ur freind has excess bleeding as he doesnt brush teeth then u hate him i.e dispicable or contemptible.
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by balkrishnaparajuli

From SCURVY the thing comes to my mind is "SuCk URVY", in punjabi and hindi urvy is a vegitabel. Some people hate to see sucking urvy. So u SuCk URVY u are CONTEMPTIBLE.
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by adeelbutt


Short Definition : sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull

(noun) container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire
Synonyms : coal scuttle

(noun) an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
Synonyms : hatchway , opening

(verb) to move about or proceed hurriedly
Synonyms : scamper , scurry , skitter
Example Sentence
  • so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scuttle

s-cut-tle -->if there happens to be a cut in a ship,it will sink..
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by gatz_funky

scuttle=cutt le,run away from there
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by neerajyadav3

scuttle====scurtle===scurt===skirt===it shud always be in sinking position.....otherwise ..........exposing will be there completely
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by sansan549

SCUTTLE or HUSTLE which are rhyming words, mean, to move around hastily.
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by pushpa_edit

Scuttle <-> Cuttle fish .. Imagine cuttle fish cutting into the ship's bottom and SINKING it ..
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by rahularoradce

think os some shuttle(space shuttle) sinking in water due to its engine failure.....
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by srikanthvarma


Short Definition : sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life

(adj) showing a seam
(adj) morally degraded
Synonyms : seedy , sleazy , sordid , squalid
Example Sentence
  • a seedy district
  • the seamy side of life
  • sleazy characters hanging around casinos
  • sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls
  • the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils
  • the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for seamy

a person saying SEE - MY - ****, thats really FILTHY
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by findktk

seamy reminds me of shoaib akhtar who's a seam bowler and he is so fast that it is seamy or unpleasant for the batsman who is facing him.
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by sagacious_kartik

Seam is a line formed by sewing together pieces of cloth/leather,as in a cricket ball seam. SEAMY is when the seam shows in a garment - it looks unpleasant.So SEAMY is an unpleasant view of the inside:)
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by nikki123

Sounds like "unseemly".
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by prksandeep

remember simi terroist organisation..........they do morally degraded things...lyk blast nd all
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by rahulbest

SEAMY is the opposite of SEEMLY.
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by dshefman

seamy=sTeamy...which is filthy n morally degraded in india
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by madness

if a seamy ball is in the hand of shoaib akhtar then it's very unwholesome for the bowler. he may hit the batsman on his head due to that seam in the ball.
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by cp.jethani

SEAMY or SLEAZY - something sordid or sinister.
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by pushpa_edit

Bouncy tracks and SEAMY conditions are unwholesome/sordid experience for the batsman ..
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by rahularoradce


Short Definition : burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither

(verb) make very hot and dry
Synonyms : scorch
Example Sentence
  • The heat scorched the countryside

(verb) become superficially burned
Synonyms : scorch , singe
Example Sentence
  • my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames

(verb) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
Synonyms : blacken , char , scorch
Example Sentence
  • The cook blackened the chicken breast
  • The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece
  • the flames scorched the ceiling

(verb) cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat
Synonyms : parch
Example Sentence
  • The sun parched the earth

(adj) (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
Example Sentence
  • dried-up grass
  • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
  • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
  • withered vines

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sear

SEAR rhymes with TEAR. When you BURN your hand you are in tears.
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by imajeeth

sear sounds like shear..we can burn any surface by applying lots of shear force.
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by chaitu2cool

sear gives you a scar
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by 1.6k

sear:see+her: in the temple while taking haarathi i saw a gorgeous girl, meanwhile my hand got superficially burned as i was looking at her with out taking off my hand over haarathi flame!!
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by NarenSuri

SEAR because of FIRE
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by madness

try this spoonerism for remembering "sri Hanuman seared down Sri lanka"
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by bharath8421

sear --- see(sea) her(r)-- See her,she has covered her face because of burns.
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by boybluffs

sear the ear by thinking its a phone receiver... lolll
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by nancy.yadav

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