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Short Definition : likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability

(adj) (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown Definition
(adj) liable to change
Example Sentence
  • an emotionally labile person
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for labile

LABILE ...read it as "liable" to change,i.e UNSTABLE

Label (prize tag) changes when prize increases.


lab+oil...we have to keep oil(petrol,kerosene) in a lab coz it's unstable

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Labile ~ Lab-like, some thing to make innovation, change

laa bile...consider a person suffering from bile. people tell him "things will change, hosla rakho"

liable changed to labile ... hence it is labile or simply liable to change ...

liable changed to labile ... hence all are labile or liable to change

le abhi le (i.e. to change immediate)

labile sounds like bible which one change many times; so unstable

rhymes with mobile which means change

Its Sounds like "Jabile" means moon in telugu dat is always change


Short Definition : demanding much work or care; tedious

(adj) characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
Example Sentence
  • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
  • a grueling campaign
  • hard labor
  • heavy work
  • heavy going
  • spent many laborious hours on the project
  • set a punishing pace
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for laborious

laborious (labour -hard working) labour percentage is more in industry so-----hard working and industrious

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science labs demand much work and is a tedius job to take care of them


Short Definition : maze

(noun) complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
Synonyms : maze
(noun) a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
Synonyms : inner ear internal ear
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for labyrinth

Break this word as LAB+YRIN(wiring)+'n'th. Generally in maths we use 1,2,3,4,...nth term. So statement is "There are so many(n)wires in the LAB which leads to complexion.--> which is the meaning.

in that LAB the way is not straight like margins in RIN soap but complex like jalebi

lab+yrin(wiring)—its is complicated network of paths kind of MAZE

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labyrinth > lady + rin > A lady so desperate 2 find rin in a supermarket, she finds d huge supermarket like a 'maze'!

laby+r+in+th— it’s a kind of a MAZE(complicated network of paths) to handle a BABY(LABY) when its IN the house

sounds like (LABOUR+'n'TH)a path which requires much(n times) the normal LABOUR to get through

Forensic lab should be in labyrinth way especially in INDIA.....bcs scoundrel try to use RIN to remove confidential data.

LAB mein dekha ki RIN mein kitne complex molecules hote hain, poora janjaal hota hai

Since you were finding the clothes to be so complex to wash that felt like you were in a Maze. You bro helped "Le Bhai Rin" (Take this Rin)to get out of this Labyrinth !

labyrinth - sounds like lady-ring. Focus on a lady spider in its web... whick is like a maze of ring-like shapes!

Library and lab in the labyrinth of streets.

dexters lab was a maze,, it ws difficult to find Didi

LABYRINTH = lab + yr inth;


Short Definition : cord used to draw and tie together two opposite edges (as of a shoe); delicate fabric made of fine threads; V: draw together by tying a lace

(noun) a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
Synonyms : lacing
(noun) a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns Definition
(verb) spin,wind, or twist together
Example Sentence
  • intertwine the ribbons
  • Twine the threads into a rope
  • intertwined hearts
(verb) make by braiding or interlacing
Synonyms : braid plait
Example Sentence
  • lace a tablecloth
(verb) do lacework
Example Sentence
  • The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral
(verb) draw through eyes or holes
Synonyms : lace up
Example Sentence
  • lace the shoelaces
(verb) add alcohol to (beverages)
Synonyms : fortify spike
Example Sentence
  • the punch is spiked!
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lace

Shoe lace :)


Short Definition : torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound

(noun) a torn ragged wound Definition
(noun) the act of lacerating
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for laceration

sounds like laSeration...that is use of laser...so using a laser can cause a torn wound on your skin

Laceration .... read it as Laser(lacer) ... Action (ation) ... when laser action is performed on ur body it is expected to cause damage like a cut or a wound ....

sounds like lakeerain(lines) --lines on skin--wound

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LACE - ERRRRR (sound of tearing a lace) , hence A wound produced by tearing; the process of tearing.

lace+ration means to tear and make laces

lace+tear+ation.....so realted tear-like wounds

Dont tie LACE properly will fall and get wounded or hurt


Short Definition : producing tears; tearful

(adj) showing sorrow
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lachrymose

lachrymose-lac+chry(cry)+mose(most),so when you cry most you produce 'tears'.

Tear glands in our eyes are also known as lachrymal glands ...So they are the ones that make you cry ,sorrow ,sober

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lachRYMOSE the highlighted word rhymes with 'remorse'.so when yu are in a remorse,it means yu are in a TEARFUL state

lack of something makes you lachrymose

hindi mnemonic: lachrymose: focus on the first part lachr--SOUNDS LIKE HINDI WORD LACHAR- SOME WHO IS NOT IN POSITION TO DO SOMETHING.)SO A LACHAR person SHOWS his SORROW.

LANGRI(crippled) MOSI(aunt) is always tearful due to handicap.

Sounds like lacking remorse...but NOT; in fact, very sad and crying alot!

LACHRYMOSE sounds like LAGRIMAS, which means tears in Spanish

lack times u remorse then it is tear causing

lachry (ladki- girl in hindi) mose (moch- wipe out in bangla) ladki moch your tear

lachrymose-imagine because you havenot buy lays for your daughter she is crying and showing sorrows and being sad


Short Definition : lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid

(adj) lacking spirit or liveliness
Example Sentence
  • a lackadaisical attempt
  • a languid mood
  • a languid wave of the hand
  • a hot languorous afternoon
(adj) idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way
Example Sentence
  • she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical
  • a...lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lackadaisical

lackadaisical sounds as LACKADIZEALCAL... hence the meaning " lack of zeal"

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lack+ada.. in hindi..lacking the ada{style..zest..}

LACK OF ADA..a girl who lacks ada and is sick(~sic) is dull and we don't show enthusiasm for her....

Sounds like- LACK-A-DESI-GAL,this is the reason for being idle and indolent

Sounds like-LACK-A-DESI-GAL...which makes u idle and indolent :-)

I sounds like "lack a daisy"

we start lacking interest in bycicles as we grow up

Sounds like-LACK-A-DESI-GAL...which makes u idle and indolent :-)

LIke a LAZY do it kal

I am too busy "Lackad aisi kal Laonga".

lacking desire

'Lucky' bhai suffers from 'day sickness' -he sleeps a lot.

Lackadaisical=Lack +a +bicycle lacking interest and effort in farming



Short Definition : lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull

(adj) lacking brilliance or vitality
Example Sentence
  • a dull lackluster life
  • a lusterless performance
(adj) lacking luster or shine
Example Sentence
  • staring with lackluster eyes
  • lusterless hair
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lackluster

lacking pluster --obviously dull to see

Lack+Luster; if anything(like gold,silver,diamond,steel,etc)lack luster(shine) they appear to be dull.

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Short Definition : brief and to the point; using few words; terse

(adj) brief and to the point; effectively cut short
Synonyms : crisp curt terse
Example Sentence
  • a crisp retort
  • a response so curt as to be almost rude
  • the laconic reply; `yes'
  • short and terse and easy to understand
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for laconic

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LAC..LACK, SO LACK OF WORDS in her speech, specify that she used very few words to portray her ideas.

Laconic = Lacking in sonic.

La - conic There is a LAck of words in the COMIC book. (lack-comic)

LACONIC: it ends with conic... which looks like CONCISE-- using few words

LA+CONE....I asked my friend to bring a cone so that I can underline the important lines and make a speech that is laconic and to the point

La-CONIC Conic sections are shapes taken from the intersection of a plane with a cone. Cone -> Sharp point

Lac(Lack) conic (communic-ation)--- Lack in communication means speech

To <B>Lack Phonic</B>

laconicus 'of Sparta', from Greek lakonikos; because the people of ancient Sparta were famous for not using many words]

likho nic. not full

churlish is rhyming to chal-ri which means to be rude to a girl

COMIC(conic) books don't use LACs of words and use only few words as most of the things are cleared through pictures


He was not one prone to speak. His manner was LACONIC. The request was to his bar-keep. . . Three words -- “Gin And Tonic”.

means lacking in words. "lacks in phonics" phonics deal with words/speech

It's a writer who gets a lack on..in other words when his lack is off he writes a lot..and when his lack is on ...he writes a little bcz he lacks many words

sound like la+ conic. french for the cone. a cone has a pointed to..hence its to the point.

laconic = lac ( lakh ) + on + ic ( integrated circuit); Lakh line programs on integrated circuit, so everthing abt the operation is concise in the chip.


Short Definition : move or develop more slowly; straggle; Ex. lag behind the rest; N.

(noun) the act of slowing down or falling behind
Synonyms : retardation slowdown
(noun) the time between one event, process, or period and another
Example Sentence
  • meanwhile the socialists are running the government
(noun) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
Synonyms : stave
(verb) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc. Definition
(verb) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
Example Sentence
  • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
  • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
(verb) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins Definition
(verb) cover with lagging to prevent heat loss
Example Sentence
  • lag pipes
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