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lounge

Short Definition : stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed way

Definition
(noun) an upholstered seat for more than one person
Synonyms : couch sofa
Definition
(noun) a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait Definition
(verb) sit or recline comfortably
Example Sentence
  • He was lounging on the sofa
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?
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lounge

people wear 'loungy' to be able to sit or stand in a relaxed way.

when at airport we go into a lounge to pass our time

lout

Short Definition : clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?

Definition
(noun) an awkward stupid person
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lout

lout => loud, a clumsy person is usually very loud, and remember empty vessel sound much.

reminds u of stout(euphemism for fat)..And stout ppl r generally clumsy

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lout=laugh out....a person who Laughs OUT loudly for petty jokes(instead of just smiling)...is definitely an awkward,clumsy person to be with..synonyms barbarian=bufoon=bear=dolt=cad=oaf=lout ..:)

clout - c= person without clout(influence)is clumsy.

L+out, out of life, absent mindedness or stupid person

people who believe in 'loot'(robbery) behave loutishly.

lout person will get clout.. (blow with a fist)

low

Short Definition : moo; make the sound of a cow

Definition
(noun) an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
Synonyms : depression
Example Sentence
  • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
Definition
(noun) British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963) Definition
(noun) a low level or position or degree
Example Sentence
  • the stock market fell to a new low
Definition
(noun) the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving Definition
(verb) make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
Synonyms : moo
Definition
(adj) less than normal in degree or intensity or amount
Example Sentence
  • low prices
  • the reservoir is low
Definition
(adj) literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension
Example Sentence
  • low ceilings
  • low clouds
  • low hills
  • the sun is low
  • low furniture
  • a low bow
Definition
(adj) very low in volume
Synonyms : low-toned
Example Sentence
  • a low murmur
  • the low-toned murmur of the surf
Definition
(adj) unrefined in character
Example Sentence
  • low comedy
Definition
(adj) used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
Synonyms : low-pitched
Definition
(adj) of the most contemptible kind
Example Sentence
  • abject cowardice
  • a low stunt to pull
  • a low-down sneak
  • his miserable treatment of his family
  • You miserable skunk!
  • a scummy rabble
  • a scurvy trick
Definition
(adj) low or inferior in station or quality
Synonyms : humble lowly modest small
Example Sentence
  • a humble cottage
  • a lowly parish priest
  • a modest man of the people
  • small beginnings
Definition
(adj) no longer sufficient
Synonyms : depleted
Example Sentence
  • supplies are low
  • our funds are depleted
Definition
(adj) subdued or brought low in condition or status
Example Sentence
  • brought low
  • a broken man
  • his broken spirit
Definition
(adj) filled with melancholy and despondency
Example Sentence
  • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
  • gloomy predictions
  • a gloomy silence
  • took a grim view of the economy
  • the darkening mood
  • lonely and blue in a strange city
  • depressed by the loss of his job
  • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
  • downcast after his defeat
  • feeling discouraged and downhearted
Definition
(adv) in a low position; near the ground
Example Sentence
  • the branches hung low
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for low

low.. cow .. moooooo!

lubricate

Short Definition : apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction

Definition
(verb) have lubricating properties
Example Sentence
  • the liquid in this can lubricates well
Definition
(verb) apply a lubricant to
Synonyms : lube
Example Sentence
  • lubricate my car
Definition
(verb) make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant
Example Sentence
  • lubricate the key

lucid

Short Definition : easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity

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
Definition
(adj) having a clear mind
Example Sentence
  • a lucid moment in his madness
Definition
(adj) capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
Synonyms : coherent logical
Example Sentence
  • a lucid thinker
  • she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident
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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lucid

when u LOOK(luc) the ID of micorsoft employee...u will " clearly,tranparently understand,that he is clever n inteligent

lucid has root 'luc', means 'light' Under the light, we easily understand everything

LUCing(looking)In Day is very clear. we can see anybody clearly in day time. so LUCID is sth which is crystal clear

Language is as clear as acid...

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'LU' was Clear In his Diction

loose +id=even LOOSE people can EASILY UNDERSTAND it..

lucrative

Short Definition : profitable; producing wealth

Definition
(adj) producing a sizeable profit
Example Sentence
  • a remunerative business
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lucrative

look+ creative and hence anything of such a sort is sure to earn you profit

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it is derived from lucre which means money

'luc'rative ven u have luck u produce wealth

lucre

Short Definition : money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre

Definition
(noun) informal terms for money Definition
(noun) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lucre

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Pronounce it as 'Locker'.and Lockers in banks store money.

Lucre = lucrative = profitable

'LUCK" people with luck have lucre.

Luc(LUCK)+re(RUPEES)…..Because of his 'LUCK" he won a huge amount of RUPEES as prize MONEY..

lucre=LUCk+gRE..ASTROLOGER:"Your LUCky time is going on....so give gRE as soon as possible...you will definitely go to US for MS and then earn a lot of MONEY!!!"....:)

LUCRE=LUCKY + GRE...anyone who is lucky in GRE will get more marks and hence get more MONEY than others in future....:)

ludicrous

Short Definition : laughable; ridiculous; trifling

Definition
(adj) broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
Synonyms : farcical ridiculous
Example Sentence
  • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
  • ludicrous green hair
Definition
(adj) incongruous;inviting ridicule
Example Sentence
  • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
  • that's a cockeyed idea
  • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
  • a contribution so small as to be laughable
  • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
  • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
  • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ludicrous

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rearranging the word you get ridiculous .. which is humorous .. ie laughable; trifling

ludicrous=ludo+crush..."my younger sister ,who is just 7 yrs old says i have a CRUSH on LUDO...bcoz i love playing that game and everytime i win...!"...after hearing this all the family members started LAUGHING AND TRIFLING....:)

and absurd. (basically taken from a Latin ludicrus, from ludus which means play, sport; perhaps it is also similar to Greek loidoros which means abusive ..and root word that is involved here is lud/lus...means play.)

ludicrous......focus....on the first letter ludi..ludo..a GAME PLAYED.. with dice and counters....+CROUS...crush..(means..love..) so you PLAY ...a game of love ...so ludicrous ..is associated with a kind of play, which is quite comical, amusing and a

ludicrous seems pretty like cruxification for di( sister ) which you think is irrational or unreasonable

in ludicrous.crous it little bit similar to circus where joker make funny and amuseing things which make ppl laugh.

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