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decoy

Short Definition : lure or bait; V.

Definition
(noun) a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
Synonyms : steerer
Definition
(noun) something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
Synonyms : bait lure
Definition
(verb) lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy
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Coy means shy, girls act coy to attract guys. Decoy traps animals;

DECOY sounds like DACOIT.wat does a dacoit do?LURES VICTIMS TO DANGER

decoy --> decoit. Police lured/baited the decoit to catch them.

decay+destroy..to destroy first u need to put the thing in danger.. so,first decoy then decay..

decoy-> villi girls decoy boys and kill them

Decoy: Dec(look) oy(oi) something trap over there.

decree

Short Definition : authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree

Definition
(noun) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
Synonyms : edict fiat order rescript
Example Sentence
  • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there
Definition
(verb) issue a decree
Example Sentence
  • The King only can decree
Definition
(verb) decide with authority
Synonyms : rule
Example Sentence
  • The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed
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If you have a DE(G)REE, you can give authoritative order.

decrepit

Short Definition : weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man

Definition
(adj) worn and broken down by hard use
Example Sentence
  • a creaky shack
  • a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
  • a flea-bitten sofa
  • a run-down neighborhood
  • a woebegone old shack
Definition
(adj) lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
Example Sentence
  • a feeble old woman
  • her body looked sapless
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decrepit

Decrease in Brad pit's muscular strength made him very weak

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DECRE(decrease..)..and decrease in a capacity of something will lead to BAD AND WEAK condition of a something.

decrepit -- > decre(decrease) + pit (peet means maarna(beat) in hindi). If you beat someone, he/she gets weak.

DE+CRE(creature)+PIT.....the creature that fell into a pit is in it's LAST STAGE OF DECAY after dying.....

Decrepit->decrease strength or weakness to get out of pit

decrease + pit. prolonged usage leads a thing to DECREASE in value or strength so after the things gets wretched we ll throw it in PIT. (garbage pit)

decrepit. A pit(well) which has been decre(deserted) is in old and weak condition. The 2nd meaning as 1st mnemonic

Decre-Decrease in pit-f(p)itness

decrepitude

Short Definition : state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age

Definition
(noun) a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
Synonyms : dilapidation
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decre(decrease) + pitude(aptitude)..so if your aptitude is decreasing, it is an indication of OLD AGE, thats when a person becomes weak and in a state of deterioration.

when someone decrypt(decrept) your secret code there is the state of mental collapse.

Decrepitude->decrease strength or weakness of ill to get out of pit

decry

Short Definition : express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films

Definition
(verb) express strong disapproval of
Example Sentence
  • We condemn the racism in South Africa
  • These ideas were reprobated
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deep + cry... focus on the CRY PART ...a girl CRYING to express her disapproval of getting married now.

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De+ cry= kids cry when they want to show disapproval.

I will always DECRY people who cry without fighting the situation...we should face every situation with courage...

de + 'cry'...any one will cry to show their disapproval

decry-> girls deep cry for the disapproval of marriage by loving boys

decry is crying and weeping but with a "de" which means deep disapproval

deducible

Short Definition : derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning

Definition
(adj) capable of being deduced
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deduce means reduce so if the trust reduces we have to reason our statements...

deface

Short Definition : mar; disfigure

Definition
(verb) mar or spoil the appearance of
Synonyms : blemish disfigure
Example Sentence
  • scars defaced her cheeks
  • The vandals disfigured the statue
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de-face:: if u can concentrate on face , then deface means face which is scraped.face is a part of a persons figure,so if the face is scrapped wen somone hits(mar), then the person is disfigured.

"DE-FACE".. deforming the face

DEFACE - concentrate on the word FACE...if a face which has the normal facial features is disfigured or marred by some serious injury then the face becomes DEFACED.

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FACE todd DIYA

no face no figure

de+face-> damage the face spoil the appearance of

defalcate

Short Definition : embezzle

Definition
(verb) appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
Example Sentence
  • The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family
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de + false + ate = i cheated them of their money and ate the food...have the cake and eat it too :)

to take money in a "FALSE" or fraudulent manner...

de+falcon = falcons behaving fraudulently

de+false+CAT cat is generally preferred by ppl who want money...false money or money by false tactics

adding to bond....false cat can also mean greedy AUNTIES shown in movies who always misuse property

defalcate -> defal+cate I misuse the def false money and had cake

just like "war hawks" there are probably "fraud falcons"

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