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dabble

Short Definition : work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid

Definition
(verb) dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid Definition
(verb) play in or as if in water, as of small children
Synonyms : paddle splash around
Definition
(verb) work with in an amateurish manner
Synonyms : play around smatter
Example Sentence
  • She dabbles in astronomy
  • He plays around with investments but he never makes any money
Definition
(verb) bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water
Example Sentence
  • dabbling ducks
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dabble

dabble...sounds like table...and if you see someone putting up their legs on the TABLE in the office, YOU GET the feeling that the person is not serious about his image at work.

sounds like "double", a person who always has double thoughts is not serious

It sound like Dabba, Dabba people doesn't do any work, they just hang around.

dabble sounds like babble..so one who babbles in office is dabbles

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DABBLE also means immerse (one's hands or feet ) partially in water and move them around gently.....how will it sound???? DABBLE DABBLE....

dabba on table

dabble->playing in the tap water and making noise

dabble _____means to fuck someone

On double bed you dabble in studies, you are not serious about it

it sounds like double, we you have double work than single work, you won't work in serious fashion

Dabble-drink+paddle means any liquid(drink) we paddle that is splash...hope it helps

dainty

Short Definition : delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress

Definition
(noun) something considered choice to eat Definition
(adj) affectedly dainty or refined Definition
(adj) delicately beautiful
Synonyms : exquisite
Example Sentence
  • a dainty teacup
  • an exquisite cameo
Definition
(adj) especially pleasing to the taste
Example Sentence
  • a dainty dish to set before a kind
Definition
(adj) excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
Example Sentence
  • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
  • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dainty

d + ainty.(aunty). Think of your aunty..who even though she is delicate IS NOT EASY TO PLEASE, EVEN IF you gift her beautiful jewellery.

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~deity:God......God is not easy to please ..... and their idol are delicately beautiful

da in panty delicately small and pretty,something good to eat

as in an aunty, per say your GF's/BF's mother... nomatter how delicately you handle them. they are hard to please..

DELICATE aunty is FINICKY but once you win her heart, she is TASTY and DELICIOUS ;)

"Dain Tea" Tea is Gods Dain (Blessing) .. iys plant is so delicate yet it so good to eat.

dais

Short Definition : raised platform for speakers or other important people

Definition
(noun) a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dais

Mnemonic: It sounds like DESK and a desk is similar to a raised platform which we use in a school or an office.

as in rAISE platform

The Days Inn hotel will provide a raised platform for the speaker in the meeting room.

dais(raise)->dai+raise+senior going to present the talk

dally

Short Definition : trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time

Definition
(verb) behave carelessly or indifferently
Synonyms : flirt play toy
Example Sentence
  • Play about with a young girl's affection
Definition
(verb) waste time
Synonyms : dawdle
Example Sentence
  • Get busy--don't dally!
Definition
(verb) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
Example Sentence
  • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
  • My husband never flirts with other women
Definition
(verb) consider not very seriously
Synonyms : play trifle
Example Sentence
  • He is trifling with her
  • She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dally

sounds like daily..so daily you waste your time.right?/

sounds like dolly or doll with u like o play

dally sounds like delay. lazy people delay work,

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Sound like "dali" (wooden stick)

sounds like tally....when things are serious and important, you tally ( at work). oppposite is dally.

dolly ke sath timepass

dally-> with doll, treat without the necessary seriousness and wasting time.

damn

Short Definition : condemn; criticize severely; condemn to everlasting punishment; doom; bring to ruin; N. damnation

Definition
(noun) something of little value
Example Sentence
  • his promise is not worth a damn
  • not worth one red cent
  • not worth shucks
Definition
(verb) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
Example Sentence
  • The bad witch cursed the child
Definition
(adj) used as expletives
Synonyms : goddamn
Example Sentence
  • oh, damn (or goddamn)!
Definition
(adj) expletives used informally as intensifiers
Example Sentence
  • he's a blasted idiot
  • it's a blamed shame
  • a blame cold winter
  • not a blessed dime
  • I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing
  • he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool
  • a deuced idiot
  • an infernal nuisance
Definition
(adv) extremely
Synonyms : all-fired bloody
Example Sentence
  • you are bloody right
  • Why are you so all-fired aggressive?

dank

Short Definition : damp; unpleasantly wet

Definition
(adj) unpleasantly cool and humid
Synonyms : clammy
Example Sentence
  • a clammy handshake
  • clammy weather
  • a dank cellar
  • dank rain forests
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dank

dank...Damp ANd Kool...simple:)

tang: Think of BANK->"Bank of river" which is going to be wet,humid and cool.

dank sounds similar to damp, as the meaning damp and moist

Dank - it sounds like Dunk (like dunk by bee). When it bites you will feel unpleasantly wet in that affected area.

D(the) tANK: climate in da tank is cool ,humid nd unpleasent

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dank sounds like the tank of water always humid & cool.

down tank leak unpleasant wet in pant.

Dank me saap rahta hai and dank marta hai

dapper

Short Definition : neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry

Definition
(adj) marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
Example Sentence
  • a dapper young man
  • a jaunty red hat
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dapper

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dapper(diaper)- if you can remember the diapers used for babies, should be kept neat and trim(spry).

DAPPER sounds like DATE PAR. How will you go on a DATE PAR?? Obviously by dressing well and being up-to-date. So Try to remember DAPPER as DATE PAR !!!!

dapper is very close to word DRAPER(Y).....SO drappery in your house is very neat and clean in its appearance.

For good marks you have to keep your exam paper dapper.

dapper sounds like rapper, eminem(rapper) is neat and trim

DAPPER = don + appear; don appearances is always neat & trimly.

dappled

Short Definition : spotted

Definition
(adj) having spots or patches of color
Synonyms : mottled
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dappled

d+apple...just imagine a d (damaged or rotten) apple..having many spots on it.

sounds like 'stappled'.If u stapple a paper it becomes spotted

because of Greg CHAPPLE, ganguly’s carrier was SPOTTED with failures and criticism.

d+appled tshirt->spotted

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DAPPLED : DotsAPPLEDots; a new apple pc launched with dots is called dappled

dappled - just imagine a white cloth, on which you dip apple in red colour and dab the apple spots on the color, so it becomes dappled