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limn

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

Definition
(verb) trace the shape of
Synonyms : delineate outline
Definition
(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.

limp

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

Definition
(noun) the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
Synonyms : hitch hobble
Definition
(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
Definition
(verb) proceed slowly or with difficulty
Example Sentence
  • the boat limped into the harbor
Definition
(adj) not firm
Synonyms : wilted
Example Sentence
  • wilted lettuce
Definition
(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

limpid

Short Definition : crystal clear

Definition
(adj) clear and bright
Synonyms : liquid
Example Sentence
  • the liquid air of a spring morning
  • eyes shining with a liquid luster
  • limpid blue eyes
Definition
(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
Definition
(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...

limpid...lucid...liquid

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

LIMPID = LAMP-ID

Lime + Pi = lime pee. lime is usually limpid

lineage

Short Definition : descent; ancestry

Definition
(noun) the descendants of one individual
Example Sentence
  • his entire lineage has been warriors
Definition
(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
Definition
(noun) a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted
Synonyms : linage
Definition
(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.

linger

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

Definition
(verb) remain present although waning or gradually dying
Example Sentence
  • Her perfume lingered on
Definition
(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?
Definition
(verb) leave slowly and hesitantly
Synonyms : tarry
Definition
(verb) take one's time; proceed slowly
Synonyms : dawdle
Definition
(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.

linguistic

Short Definition : pertaining to language

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

lionize

Short Definition : treat (a person) as a celebrity

Definition
(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.

liquidate

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

Definition
(verb) get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
Example Sentence
  • The mafia liquidated the informer
  • the double agent was neutralized
Definition
(verb) eliminate by paying off (debts)
Synonyms : pay off
Definition
(verb) convert into cash
Example Sentence
  • I had to liquidate my holdings to pay off my ex-husband
Definition
(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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