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dart

Short Definition : move or throw suddenly and quickly

Definition
(noun) a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot Definition
(noun) a tapered tuck made in dressmaking Definition
(noun) a sudden quick movement
Synonyms : flit
Definition
(verb) move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
Synonyms : fleet flit flutter
Example Sentence
  • The hummingbird flitted among the branches
Definition
(verb) run or move very quickly or hastily
Synonyms : dash flash scoot scud shoot
Example Sentence
  • She dashed into the yard
Definition
(verb) move with sudden speed
Example Sentence
  • His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dart

remember the game of darts where you throw the pointed needle-like darts quickly towards the board?

Remember 'Blue dart' filght services? known for its fast service of goods

i think we all lnow BLUE DART company.which is a courier company ..it might help you.

dart ~ d + art; distance + art; art of reducing distance - to run or move quickly.

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throwing knife on persons head is a Danger+ART

daub

Short Definition : smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint

Definition
(noun) material used to daub walls Definition
(noun) a blemish made by dirt
Example Sentence
  • he had a smudge on his cheek
Definition
(noun) an unskillful painting Definition
(verb) coat with plaster
Synonyms : plaster
Example Sentence
  • daub the wall
Definition
(verb) apply to a surface
Example Sentence
  • daub paint onto the wall
Definition
(verb) cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
Synonyms : smear
Example Sentence
  • smear the wall with paint
  • daub the ceiling with plaster
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for daub

from DAUB, if you can remember DOBBY from the Harry Potter movies: he was always shabby and dirty, as if COVERED WITH MUD or SMEARED WITH PAINT

daub- this word resembles the word dhobi..person who cleans "daubed" clothes.

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daag ache hai... or daub ache hai....

Dubbed movies are lame, not very artistic, daub is artless painting.

dry+hub->a house covers with straw clay or mud

daunt

Short Definition : intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten

Definition
(verb) cause to lose courage
Example Sentence
  • dashed by the refusal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for daunt

daunt = haunt = if you are frightened you will be discouraged to go into the haunted house.

this mnemonic is in hindi....daunt..sounds simillar to "daant"(scolding) aur jab bhi daant padti hai we easily get disheartened and frightened.

daunt sounds like DON'T,means som1 discouraging u

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DAUNT sounds like "taunt".... When anyone taunts u u get dishartened

sounds like DAAT(to scold in hindi)....when you scold children frequently(DAAT), they become discouraged......

Daunt=aunt means ladies always frighten about their work mostly that what they are doing

determination haunt;due to frightening by haunting determination is decreased or lessened

danger+aunt->frighten, dishearten,dicourage

daunt ~ D (dog) + AUNT; My aunt was daunted by the dog in front of our house.

DAUNT = d + aunt; The aunt y always discourage about success.

dauntless

Short Definition : bold; fearless

Definition
(adj) invulnerable to fear or intimidation
Example Sentence
  • audacious explorers
  • fearless reporters and photographers
  • intrepid pioneers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dauntless

Dauntless - Daunt + less .. If daunt(Fright or FEAR) is less , it means you are bold and dauntless.

+auntless=d-sounds as "the"and auntless. i am afrid of my aunt.when my aunt went out i am fearless in my home

d+auntless=d-sounds as the and auntless. many people having no aunt are fearless

DON'T LOOSE your nerve

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Dauntless - Danger+aunt+less->It means you are bold and no FEAR.

Dauntless for this word no need to think too we know the daunt means frighten... so dauntless means there is no frighten soo dauntless=not to be daunted.

here "daunt" get resembles "daud"(hindi)bhaganabecause of fear ..so daunt+less= fearless

sounds haunt + less >>> if u r haunt less, then nothing can frighten u... means u r bold..

dawdle

Short Definition : loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing

Definition
(verb) take one's time; proceed slowly
Synonyms : linger
Definition
(verb) waste time
Synonyms : dally
Example Sentence
  • Get busy--don't dally!
Definition
(verb) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dawdle

somewhat similar to idle

do dull ladke dawdle kar rahe hain.

In yahoo msngr,theres an environment called doodle which is meant for wasting time in yahoo and doodle is also a synonym of dawdle.

PAIDAL(walk on foot)..some guys are walking PAIDAL in order to DAWDLE.

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dawdle - similar to "Doodle" .. we can recollect "yankee doodle went to town riding on a ..." i.e loitering around, hand around .."stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni .." wasting time around .. doing silly stuff

if u know what DOODLE is: it means drawing lines or something irrelevant while talking on phone or while sitting idle...so DODDLE which sounds like DAWDLE id wasting time

slowly dawdle(daw -> sighting in tamil) girls. Loiter, wasting time.

daze

Short Definition : stun as with a blow or shock; bemuse; benumb; N.

Definition
(noun) the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
Synonyms : shock stupor
Example Sentence
  • his mother's death left him in a daze
  • he was numb with shock
Definition
(noun) confusion characterized by lack of clarity
Synonyms : fog haze
Definition
(verb) to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
Synonyms : bedazzle dazzle
Example Sentence
  • She was dazzled by the bright headlights
Definition
(verb) overcome as with astonishment or disbelief
Synonyms : bedaze stun
Example Sentence
  • The news stunned her
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for daze

daze ==> gaze => look at with fixed eyes -- stunned

daze- this word resembles the word daisy, forest daisies(flowers). people get stuned or shocked wen they smell the sweet fragrance of that flower.

Danial Ocean gets stunned to see his wife Daze with Benedict,in movie Ocean 11.

~amaze:To bewilder; perplex.... means be in shock,bemused

daze-> door maze stun as with a blow or shock, confused lack of clarity to find the way out

dazzle

Short Definition : make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder

Definition
(noun) brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily Definition
(verb) to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
Synonyms : bedazzle daze
Example Sentence
  • She was dazzled by the bright headlights
Definition
(verb) amaze or bewilder, as with brilliant wit or intellect or skill
Example Sentence
  • Her arguments dazzled everyone
  • The dancer dazzled the audience with his turns and jumps
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dazzle

remember honda dazzler..it may help

honda dazzler make you blind with the sudden intense of light from the head lamp

deadlock

Short Definition : standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate

Definition
(noun) a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
Example Sentence
  • reached an impasse on the negotiations
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deadlock

"dead+lock". The dead can't move(are still) and lock (firmly kept in one place).

Think of "LOCK" without KEY. Just like someone without girlfriend(Here KEY is gf of LOCK). So ultimately lock is DEAD. Means nothing can be done after that :( No Progress.

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standstill computer screen resulting from the many task opened is deadlock situation.

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