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longevity

Short Definition : long life; long duration

Definition
(noun) duration of service
Synonyms : length of service
Example Sentence
  • her longevity as a star
  • had unusual longevity in the company
Definition
(noun) the property of being long-lived
Synonyms : seniority
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for longevity

VIT- taking vitamins gives you longevity.

longe(long)+vity(vive, vit..means..life)...so some one bless you with saying LIVE LONG.

long + "live"ty...living long...

lookout

Short Definition : act of keeping watch; high place commanding a wide view; person who keeps watch

Definition
(noun) a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event Definition
(noun) an elevated post affording a wide view
Synonyms : observation post
Definition
(noun) a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings Definition
(noun) the act of looking out
Synonyms : outlook

loom

Short Definition : appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth

Definition
(noun) a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile Definition
(verb) come into view indistinctly, often threateningly
Example Sentence
  • Another air plane loomed into the sky
Definition
(verb) appear very large or occupy a commanding position
Synonyms : hulk predominate tower
Example Sentence
  • The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
  • Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall
Definition
(verb) hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
Synonyms : brood bulk large hover
Example Sentence
  • The terrible vision brooded over her all day long
Definition
(verb) weave on a loom
Example Sentence
  • materials loomed in Egypt
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for loom

it sounds like 'zoom', so even when you zoom a picture or photo it enlarges & if you zoom it more it gets a bit distorted

danger "loomed" large.. a common phrase

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Look- remember it by word 'looking' which is rather near in meaning.

we have looming factories where clothes are weaved.. it has large large machines...

"Handloom" cloths are brought to shape with hands

lope

Short Definition : gallop slowly

Definition
(noun) a slow pace of running
Synonyms : jog trot
Definition
(noun) a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
Synonyms : canter
Definition
(verb) run easily
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lope

elope = lope with an e factor(electronically fast) but lope doesnt hav it so it is a slow affair

lope:- slope ...move slowly

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lope = gallop

lopsided

Short Definition : heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking

Definition
(adj) having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the other Definition
(adj) turned or twisted toward one side
Example Sentence
  • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry
  • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lopsided

lop+sided..one sided

lopsided rhymes like episodes ..the tv serials have many large episodes ...

Lopsided: more like trying to make a loop by TWISTING and TURNING a rope

loquacious

Short Definition : talkative; N. loquacity

Definition
(adj) full of trivial conversation
Example Sentence
  • kept from her housework by gabby neighbors
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for loquacious

it is derived from the root word 'loqua'... which refers to SPEECH or TALK

Remember Loqua with mokka.

loquacious : loq(speech,talk)+voracious.

pickup 'lok' from this word which means people. Now think of Indian Lok Sabha where there are many loquacious politicians.

Loquacious --Loquat (Talk) + Cious sounds (She -always) –She is always talkative

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talks like a LOCOMOTIVE

In lokshabha people speak trivial things

loq(log)+acious(anxious)..log that is people are anxiously waiting for talking about some one

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