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scabbard

Short Definition : case for a sword blade; sheath

Definition
(noun) a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scabbard

On a funny note S (Sword) + CABBARD (Cupboard), so you can say that it is a sword's cupboard or a case!
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by dornap

Very similar to cupboard.
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by prksandeep

cabbard sounds lyk coward. a coward wud nvr take the blade out of its case
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by ashaygre

scad

Short Definition : a great quantity; Ex. scads of clothes

Definition
(noun) any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scad

Scad == Sc + Ad. Scads of ads coming on TV nowadays.Scads=scores+ads
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by bhardwajrk

Remember scanty means less/greedy......this is its antonym and it means "great in quantity".
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by srnayak17

scad - ad~add...
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by nascent

remember it from SQUAD...whenever there is a crime in USA, SCAD of Squads arrive at the scene
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by anshulnirvana

serial mai add bahut aate hain
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by SHAKAL

SCAD or MYRIAD which are somewhat similar in sound also have the same meaning, which is - a large quantity, a multitude of something.
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by pushpa_edit

sc(see or c) + ad(add) >>> when watching a film on tv, their are many nuber of add's cooming..
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by RajeshBorkar

sounds squad>>> it means a group or large number of people for an operation
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by RajeshBorkar

SC caste people will have lot of ADvantages
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by sabitha.poladi@gmail.com

scaffold

Short Definition : temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution

Definition
(noun) a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)
Definition
(noun) a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers
Definition
(verb) provide with a scaffold for support
Example Sentence
  • scaffold the building before painting it

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scaffold

SCAFFOLD rhymes with staff + hold...think of a TEMPORARY place or PLATFORM for the staff.
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by imajeeth

involves "FOLD" which ever is temporary we keep it fold..
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by srnayak17

For Prison Break fans. Michael Scofield comes to avoid the execution of his brother.
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by savakarv

scafFOLD - Something which can be FOLDED and relocated to another place is a temporary arrangement.
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by dushyant

SCAFFOLD or GALLOWS - a guillotine where people are hanged.
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by pushpa_edit

scaffold: s+cafe+old= the cafe is very old and the owner is rejuvenating it, so the workers had started the work forming a temporary structure of wodden pole support around the building to cement its walls again for the strength
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by NarenSuri

S+caff(caugh)+hold: to keep hold the caugh temporary masks were given
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by nsajan

think of FOLD in scafFOLD anything foldable is TEMPORARY
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by manojmothy

scale

Short Definition : climb up; ascend; remove or come off in scales; N: flake of epidermis; ascending or descending series of musical tones

Definition
(noun) an ordered reference standard
Example Sentence
  • judging on a scale of 1 to 10

Definition
(noun) relative magnitude
Example Sentence
  • they entertained on a grand scale

Definition
(noun) the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it
Example Sentence
  • the scale of the map
  • the scale of the model

Definition
(noun) a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
Synonyms : scale leaf

Definition
(noun) a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
Synonyms : exfoliation , scurf

Definition
(noun) (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
Synonyms : musical scale

Definition
(noun) a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass
Synonyms : weighing machine

Definition
(noun) an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
Definition
(noun) a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
Synonyms : plate , shell

Definition
(noun) a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
Definition
(verb) measure by or as if by a scale
Example Sentence
  • This bike scales only 25 pounds

Definition
(verb) pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
Definition
(verb) take by attacking with scaling ladders
Example Sentence
  • The troops scaled the walls of the fort

Definition
(verb) reach the highest point of
Synonyms : surmount
Example Sentence
  • We scaled the Mont Blanc

Definition
(verb) climb up by means of a ladder
Definition
(verb) remove the scales from
Synonyms : descale
Example Sentence
  • scale fish

Definition
(verb) measure with or as if with scales
Example Sentence
  • scale the gold

Definition
(verb) size or measure according to a scale
Example Sentence
  • This model must be scaled down

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scale

scale => rem with a phrase "SCALE the mountain" so it means climb or ascend the mountain
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by mdhineshm

SCALE or FLAKE - a delicately thin slice or piece of skin.
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by pushpa_edit

All those who had watched "chip and DALE" cartoon series, the squirrels had their house on top of tree ..so every time they had to climb or ascent to keep their food/groundnuts at home !
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by khushi5

scanty

Short Definition : meager; insufficient

Definition
(noun) short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)
Synonyms : pantie , panty , step-in

Definition
(adj) lacking in amplitude or quantity
Synonyms : bare , spare
Example Sentence
  • a bare livelihood
  • a scanty harvest
  • a spare diet

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scanty

S-CAN'T-Y = CAN'T be Sufficient
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by captain.vyom

SCANTY <> CANDY. Only one CANDY is usually SCANTY for a boy or girl.
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by cpinedo

Scanty=Panty, guys do u need something else to remember it?
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by pankajgoyal

sounds like scarcity.
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by cp.jethani

opposite of plenty hence scarcity..cheers..
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by satishvudaru

Scan + Tea: Examine thorougly that who is provided with more tea to drink. "I have been served scanty Tea as per my need"
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by albelaguy

SCANTY and PETTY are rhyming words with the same meaning. Both words refer to something scarce or very little.
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by pushpa_edit

scapegoat

Short Definition : someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat

Definition
(noun) someone who is punished for the errors of others
Synonyms : whipping boy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scapegoat

concetrate on 'goat' from scapegoat goat is nothing but the famous word 'bakra' in hindi recall mtv bakra !! also remember ! " bali ka bakara"
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by nishit.mehta

Scape+goat - Scape sounds like Escape - That is when you escape from your wrong doings and put the blame on others, thereby making them the scapegoats.
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by jot_beckham

Scape=Escape Goat=Coat(exterior lair, which is something protects us from the cold weather)
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