squalid - Dictionary definition and meaning for word squalid
associate it with 'lid'..widout a lid the contents of the container wud get dirty n filthy
SQUASHED + LID...If a LIDED can is SQUASHED, it gets everything filthy.
sQUAlid sounds like aQUA. squalid aqua- dirty water.
squalid- think of squalor(dirt,filth) so something squalid is characterized by squalor
think of a squatter living in an rundown house. They are filthy and dirty