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Short Definition : draw; outline; describe; CF. line ?

(verb) trace the shape of
Synonyms : delineate outline
(verb) make a portrait of
Synonyms : depict portray
Example Sentence
  • Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for limn

limn: Think of 'Film' i.e. Picture, Drawing.

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limn--lime..imagine u r tracing the shape of or drawing the picture of lime tree.

limn ... m out --- lin (e)

limn--Slim..imagine you are drawing an OUTLINE of a slim gal

Remember in hindi we had Nimnalikhit

LIMN=ILLUMINATE. The root of LIMN is "luminare"=illuminate. LIMN means to illuminate through illustration.

LIMN means to delineate or outline. To remember, spell both words like this: deLIMNeate and outLIMN.


Short Definition : walk lamely; ADJ: lacking firmness; weak

(noun) the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
Synonyms : hitch hobble
(verb) walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
Synonyms : gimp hitch hobble
Example Sentence
  • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day
(verb) proceed slowly or with difficulty
Example Sentence
  • the boat limped into the harbor
(adj) not firm
Synonyms : wilted
Example Sentence
  • wilted lettuce
(adj) lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
Example Sentence
  • gave a limp handshake
  • a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know
  • a slack grip


Short Definition : crystal clear

(adj) clear and bright
Synonyms : liquid
Example Sentence
  • the liquid air of a spring morning
  • eyes shining with a liquid luster
  • limpid blue eyes
(adj) transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
Example Sentence
  • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
  • crystal clear skies
  • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
  • lucid air
  • a pellucid brook
  • transparent crystal
(adj) (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
Example Sentence
  • writes in a limpid style
  • lucid directions
  • a luculent oration
  • pellucid prose
  • a crystal clear explanation
  • a perspicuous argument
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for limpid

limpid ..liquid...transparent...


LIMP+ID......when u LIMP(slow moving) ur ID tag is crystal clear to me


Lime + Pi = lime pee. lime is usually limpid


Short Definition : descent; ancestry

(noun) the descendants of one individual
Example Sentence
  • his entire lineage has been warriors
(noun) the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors Definition
(noun) the number of lines in a piece of printed material
Synonyms : linage
(noun) a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted
Synonyms : linage
(noun) inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lineage

line of age

when ur aged, ur descendants are lined up to take ur place.


Short Definition : loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.

(verb) remain present although waning or gradually dying
Example Sentence
  • Her perfume lingered on
(verb) be about
Example Sentence
  • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
  • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?
(verb) leave slowly and hesitantly
Synonyms : tarry
(verb) take one's time; proceed slowly
Synonyms : dawdle
(verb) move to and fro
Synonyms : hover
Example Sentence
  • The shy student lingered in the corner
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for linger

Linger--- Ginger... the taste of ginger is still present in my tongue although its slowly leaving

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sounds like lingerie(fashion show)where models walk for a long time on ramp ans they never want to leave it

Just go n pick Talcom Powder kept in your house. It will definately have printed its quality as "Lingering fragrance "

sounds like lunger(in hindi where food is distributed free of cost)--- people TAKE ONE’S TIME AND ARE PRESENT FOR LONG TIME

LIMBs aRE FLEXIble.....

linger = li (lithium) + nger(anger); lithium is anger i.e explosive so move with it slowly.


Short Definition : pertaining to language

(adj) consisting of or related to language
Synonyms : lingual
Example Sentence
  • linguistic behavior
  • a linguistic atlas
  • lingual diversity
(adj) of or relating to the scientific study of language
Example Sentence
  • linguistic theory


Short Definition : treat (a person) as a celebrity

(verb) assign great social importance to
Synonyms : celebrate lionise
Example Sentence
  • The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood
  • The tenor was lionized in Vienna
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lionize

Lion is assigned a great social importance in animal kingdom

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lion type kar do..(even donkey ko then we say to make someone famous, or to treat someone as if they were famous)

to make someone famous, or to treat someone as if they were famous

Think of Alex in Madagascar or Aslan in Nernia.. Those lions were celebrities among their people.


Short Definition : settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish

(verb) get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
Example Sentence
  • The mafia liquidated the informer
  • the double agent was neutralized
(verb) eliminate by paying off (debts)
Synonyms : pay off
(verb) convert into cash
Example Sentence
  • I had to liquidate my holdings to pay off my ex-husband
(verb) settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off
Example Sentence
  • liquidate a company
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for liquidate

If you don't pay off your LIQUID cash (credit card) bills, consider bank ATE you!

for southpark fans ~ remmber an episode in which Kenny does wierd stuff to earn money? he also eats liquid in that !

u drink liquid and ate more when u pay off ur previous account

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