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ichthyology

Short Definition : study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish

Definition
(noun) the branch of zoology that studies fishes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ichthyology

ICHTHYOLOGY = ICKY-ology. Most girls won't touch a fish because it feels and smells "ICKY".

This is a bit wierd.But something(mnemonic) is better than nothin! Icthy-ology -> remove 'h' from Icthy, which makes it "Ichty" sounds similar to "catchy". Its not easy to catch fish. so its catchy(some difficulty) to catch a fish

eating fish causes an itchy sensation in throat...so relate to fish + ology

to STUDY FISH U HAVE TO GO IN DIRTY PONDS AND UR LEGS ETICHES HENCE THEY CALL IT ich-ology

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study of fish in ice

icthy-fiscthiology

take word parts like "itchy" = some marin fish causes itchy sensation in hand , or take the first two "ic" like "ice" fishes kept at ice(frozen) == so its "fish" + ology

whenever Ram gets ictching in his private parts, he uses a fish to relieve that. He says "fish smooth skin is the best cure to any icth." I can't just forget this word.

iconoclastic

Short Definition : attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images

Definition
(adj) characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions Definition
(adj) destructive of images used in religious worship; said of religions, such as Islam, in which the representation of living things is prohibited
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for iconoclastic

icon = idol clash = fragments. So, one who destroys idols into pieces is iconoclast.

ICONOCLASTIC -> ICON(idol) + CLASH. CLASHing/destroying IDOLS/traditions

ICON +BALASTIC - blasting the icons

icon+o+clastic(classic)..someone who breaks classical icons...(symbols of tradition values)

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answer is within ICONOCLASTIC:I+C(see)+NO+CASTE!!caste n creed are established beliefs hindering he growth of society!!oppose castism!!

ideology

Short Definition : system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture

Definition
(noun) an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation Definition
(noun) imaginary or visionary theorization
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ideology

ideas +g for groups

Political idea

idiom

Short Definition : expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic

Definition
(noun) a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
Synonyms : parlance
Definition
(noun) the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
Synonyms : accent dialect
Example Sentence
  • the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English
  • he has a strong German accent
  • it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy
Definition
(noun) the style of a particular artist or school or movement
Synonyms : artistic style
Example Sentence
  • an imaginative orchestral idiom
Definition
(noun) an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

idiosyncrasy

Short Definition : individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic

Definition
(noun) a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
Synonyms : foible mannerism
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for idiosyncrasy

Idiot in sync with the crazy ppl are idiosyncratic.

idiosyncracy - idio (idiot)...and idiot's ideas (idio) are never in sync [or are crazy (crasy)] with that of a normal person..thus eccentric,odd in nature !

idio(idea)syn(synchronize)..when ideas syn with each other the people r eccentric(of the same kind..or have the same center)

Ideal people have got crazy ideas that are peculiar to them...

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AN IDIOT IS NOT IN SYNCRONISM WITH THE OTHES HENCE HE IS ODD IN NATURE AND CRAZY

वैयात्तिक लकब ....मराठी अर्थ!!

idiots in sync with crazy.... they will be eccentric

idiot singh crazy

An Idiotic behavior synchronized within a person or group

idle

Short Definition : not working; not employed or busy; lazy; without purpose; useless; lacking substance; baseless; not based on truth; Ex. idle worker; Ex. talk idly; V.

Definition
(noun) the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
Example Sentence
  • the car engine was running at idle
Definition
(verb) run disconnected or idle
Synonyms : tick over
Example Sentence
  • the engine is idling
Definition
(verb) be idle; exist in a changeless situation
Synonyms : laze slug stagnate
Example Sentence
  • The old man sat and stagnated on his porch
  • He slugged in bed all morning
Definition
(adj) not in action or at work
Example Sentence
  • an idle laborer
  • idle drifters
  • the idle rich
  • an idle mind
Definition
(adj) without a basis in reason or fact
Example Sentence
  • baseless gossip
  • the allegations proved groundless
  • idle fears
  • unfounded suspicions
  • unwarranted jealousy
Definition
(adj) not in active use
Synonyms : unused
Example Sentence
  • the machinery sat idle during the strike
  • idle hands
Definition
(adj) silly or trivial
Synonyms : light
Example Sentence
  • idle pleasure
  • light banter
  • light idle chatter
Definition
(adj) lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
Synonyms : loose
Example Sentence
  • idle talk
  • a loose tongue
Definition
(adj) not yielding a return
Synonyms : dead
Example Sentence
  • dead capital
  • idle funds
Definition
(adj) not having a job
Synonyms : jobless out of work
Example Sentence
  • idle carpenters
  • jobless transients
  • many people in the area were out of work
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