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litigation

Short Definition : lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate

Definition
(noun) a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights
Synonyms : judicial proceeding
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lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate (litter at gate...DUDE wtf m suing you ass hole)

concentrate on word TIG. Its a game in which one person chases others and the 1 who is caught becomes the next chaser(think as he was given those legal rights). relate to this meaning

litotes

Short Definition : understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''

Definition
(noun) understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)
Synonyms : meiosis
Example Sentence
  • saying `I was not a little upset' when you mean `I was very upset' is an example of litotes
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lie + quotes(kind of similar to euphemism too)

light out... instead of (en)lightening the situation you are taking the light(LITE) out(OTE) of it by undertating the gravity of the situation

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Can be read as- light out. To call night a Light Out is a litotes.

litotes=light quotes......"HE IS NO MORE" is a litotes by the church people after buring him in the earth...instead of saying."MAR GAYA SALA!!!"...:)

totes => toe => under => understatement

le tatti

litotes = lit (little) + quotes..

litter

Short Definition : waste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily); V: cover untidily with scattered litter

Definition
(noun) the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal Definition
(noun) rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places) Definition
(noun) conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers Definition
(noun) material used to provide a bed for animals Definition
(verb) strew
Example Sentence
  • Cigar butts littered the ground
Definition
(verb) make a place messy by strewing garbage around Definition
(verb) give birth to a litter of animals
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LITTER ~ LETTER, nowadays letters are rarely used for communication, thus a letter/litter is like a waste paper...

livid

Short Definition : lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry

Definition
(adj) anemic looking from illness or emotion
Example Sentence
  • a face turned ashen
  • the invalid's blanched cheeks
  • tried to speak with bloodless lips
  • a face livid with shock
  • lips...livid with the hue of death
  • lips white with terror
  • a face white with rage
Definition
(adj) (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity
Example Sentence
  • livid lightning streaked the sky
  • a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day
Definition
(adj) furiously angry
Example Sentence
  • willful stupidity makes him absolutely livid
Definition
(adj) discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin
Synonyms : black-and-blue
Example Sentence
  • beaten black and blue
  • livid bruises
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=LIVE+VIDEO: The officer was ENRAGED WITH ANGER when he was caught taking bribe on LIVE VIDEO

a person who LIVEs(liv) with Difficulties will look ILLNESS

livid = opposit of vivid & vivid is lively so livid is dull black grey (when someone die they turn livid.

tell ur parents i ll live-in, they ll be livid

LIVID(levy)- when u levy unnecessary taxes on commodities,the common man become enraged.

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leave(liv) it(ID) yaar... so what if you have been beaten *black and blue* by her brother... uski maa ki....

Laden with vivid bruises

Livid, LIve + (VIDow) widow \, living a widow life is importing deathlike lumisonity

LIVE+ID....if someone tells you that if you have to live, you have to show your ID, you will be extremely angry...livid

livid => liquid (character in pyar ka panchnama) always angry over one or the other thing

when ur 'loved' one lived u without a reason then obviously u become 'livid'(extremly angry):)

sounds similar to these two words viz; #live, vivid; when you see someone living in vivid color on his face obviously because he is beaten by someone or ill.

LIVID = LIve+VIDEO, In the live video, the picture was not clear, people were looking PALE

loath

Short Definition : reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.

Definition
(adj) unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
Synonyms : loth reluctant
Example Sentence
  • a reluctant smile
  • loath to admit a mistake
Definition
(adj) (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
Example Sentence
  • antipathetic to new ideas
  • averse to taking risks
  • loath to go on such short notice
  • clearly indisposed to grant their request
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for loath

l+oath..oath..so if you have taken a oath of not doing what your dad guides you... you are very unwilling and reluctant to listen him.

LOATHE means to hate, to detest....hence if you have loathe for something you become loath

loath->in telugu ,loath means depth..wen d swimming pool's depth is more..we REFUSE to dive..

load... i am always unwilling to carry so much load

loathe

Short Definition : detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell

Definition
(verb) find repugnant
Synonyms : abhor abominate execrate
Example Sentence
  • I loathe that man
  • She abhors cats
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Loa-the can be related as Low thought...So having a low thought of someone else implies hate or detest

picture a person being forced to eat bread that they find disgusting (rye bread perhaps) and turning away from it in disgust (loathe the loaf)

in marathi loath is like loat >>> lotun dena.. in history we have read ki criminal la fort chya end warna lotun detat karan sarva tyala HATE kartat..

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