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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

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

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)

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 !

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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...

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

idolatry

Short Definition : worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous

Definition
(noun) religious zeal; the willingness to serve God Definition
(noun) the worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God
Synonyms : idol worship
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for idolatry

combination of idol+ adulatory(adulation) gives the meaning

idol+atry::idol ki aarti(मराठी)...worship of idol..

idol..ideal....god ram is a ideal man....and we WORSHIP and devout to him.

idyllic

Short Definition : charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene

Definition
(adj) excellent and delightful in all respects
Example Sentence
  • an idyllic spot for a picnic
Definition
(adj) suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene
Example Sentence
  • his idyllic life in Tahiti
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for idyllic

sounds like idli...south indian dish...and its a very simple food.

Sounds like being idle. when we are idle without work we are jolly.

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idyll.sounds like...ideal..indian ideal participant..who use to look CHARMINGLY CAREFREE...SIMPLE AND VERY HAPPY.

idyllic:---> something that is ideal is excellent and delightful in all respects,.. like ideal place for research

idyllic: hiedi-lic- who s known to be so carefree n simple.. (hiedi the cartoon character)

I love IDILLY (south indian dish)

idyllic,it sounds like ideal ki tarah in hindi.which is a ideal person is peceful and perfect in all manner

igneous

Short Definition : produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite

Definition
(adj) produced under conditions involving intense heat
Synonyms : pyrogenic pyrogenous
Example Sentence
  • igneous rock is rock formed by solidification from a molten state; especially from molten magma
  • igneous fusion is fusion by heat alone
  • pyrogenic strata
Definition
(adj) produced by the action of fire or intense heat
Synonyms : eruptive
Example Sentence
  • rocks formed by igneous agents
Definition
(adj) like or suggestive of fire
Synonyms : fiery
Example Sentence
  • a fiery desert wind
  • an igneous desert atmosphere
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for igneous

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ignite is to fire. "ign" in general as a prefix refers to fire.

may rhyme like AGNIous where agni(hindi) is fire

We all know the bike Ignition where we put key and do kick. Then fire will generate to start bike. So ignition means generating fire.

ignite

Short Definition : kindle; light; catch fire or set fire to

Definition
(verb) cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
Synonyms : light
Example Sentence
  • Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter
  • Light a cigarette
Definition
(verb) start to burn or burst into flames
Example Sentence
  • Marsh gases ignited suddenly
  • The oily rags combusted spontaneously
Definition
(verb) arouse or excite feelings and passions
Example Sentence
  • The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor
  • The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world
  • Wake old feelings of hatred
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ignite

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ig+nite..so during night time you put on light, or you set fire..so remember night..and this word has do do sth with night and light

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