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Short Definition : brief and to the point; using few words; terse

(adj) brief and to the point; effectively cut short
Synonyms : crisp curt terse
Example Sentence
  • a crisp retort
  • a response so curt as to be almost rude
  • the laconic reply; `yes'
  • short and terse and easy to understand
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for laconic

LAC..LACK, SO LACK OF WORDS in her speech, specify that she used very few words to portray her ideas.

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Laconic = Lacking in sonic.

La - conic There is a LAck of words in the COMIC book. (lack-comic)

LACONIC: it ends with conic... which looks like CONCISE-- using few words

LA+CONE....I asked my friend to bring a cone so that I can underline the important lines and make a speech that is laconic and to the point

La-CONIC Conic sections are shapes taken from the intersection of a plane with a cone. Cone -> Sharp point

Lac(Lack) conic (communic-ation)--- Lack in communication means speech

To <B>Lack Phonic</B>

laconicus 'of Sparta', from Greek lakonikos; because the people of ancient Sparta were famous for not using many words]

likho nic. not full

churlish is rhyming to chal-ri which means to be rude to a girl

COMIC(conic) books don't use LACs of words and use only few words as most of the things are cleared through pictures


He was not one prone to speak. His manner was LACONIC. The request was to his bar-keep. . . Three words -- “Gin And Tonic”.

means lacking in words. "lacks in phonics" phonics deal with words/speech

It's a writer who gets a lack on..in other words when his lack is off he writes a lot..and when his lack is on ...he writes a little bcz he lacks many words

sound like la+ conic. french for the cone. a cone has a pointed to..hence its to the point.

laconic = lac ( lakh ) + on + ic ( integrated circuit); Lakh line programs on integrated circuit, so everthing abt the operation is concise in the chip.


Short Definition : move or develop more slowly; straggle; Ex. lag behind the rest; N.

(noun) the act of slowing down or falling behind
Synonyms : retardation slowdown
(noun) the time between one event, process, or period and another
Example Sentence
  • meanwhile the socialists are running the government
(noun) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
Synonyms : stave
(verb) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc. Definition
(verb) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
Example Sentence
  • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
  • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
(verb) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins Definition
(verb) cover with lagging to prevent heat loss
Example Sentence
  • lag pipes


Short Definition : slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler

(noun) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind Definition
(adj) wasting time
Synonyms : dilatory pokey poky
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for laggard


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wounded LAG makes you slow m sluggish

lag....legs.....+gard(guard)...so your security guard move very slowly and doesn't use his legs to move fast.....sluggish at his work

concentrate on lag, one who always lag behind the others means slow and sluggish.

laggard (lag+gaurd) so gaurd should not be slow or sluggish

Laggard(Nigger+lags) :niggar means a black person,h always lags behind...i am aganist racism,just to remember the word

1) interpret LAGG as LIKE A SLUG thus laggard means slow like a slug 2) laggard means slow and a laggard person always lags behind in the work

reminds me of Matthew Hoggard- English fast bowler who was very slow on the field...


Short Definition : shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs

(noun) a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral
Synonyms : laguna lagune
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lagoon

lagoon sounds similar to monsoon ... when it rains a lot the pits nearby the coastal area is flooded with water , and form a lagoon !

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samudrala lagoon


Short Definition : laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy

(noun) in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
Synonyms : temporalty
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for laity

LAck of pieTY (piety refers to church or religion; clergy) hence person not connected with clergy

laity sounds like late..he...to church so lack of divine towards prayer


Short Definition : grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation

(noun) a cry of sorrow and grief
Synonyms : lamentation plaint wail
Example Sentence
  • their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward
(noun) a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person Definition
(noun) a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
Synonyms : elegy
(verb) express grief verbally
Synonyms : keen
Example Sentence
  • we lamented the death of the child
(verb) regret strongly
Synonyms : bemoan bewail deplore
Example Sentence
  • I deplore this hostile action
  • we lamented the loss of benefits
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lament

lament = l[amen]t => we lament the death by saying 'amen'

lament ... We express sorrow if a great movie has a lame(lam) end(ent) ...

lame + end... sad that his life ended so lame. maybe we should sing a song to commemorate him

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We feel sad when we see lame person


Short Definition : ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution

(noun) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way Definition
(verb) ridicule with satire
Synonyms : satirise satirize
Example Sentence
  • The writer satirized the politician's proposal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lampoon

LAMPOON- if you pour oil for a LAMP with a SPOON ppl will ridicule cos for a lamp you should pour a lot of oil!!!

---kuch langoor jaisa lgta hai. aisa art jis se kisiki achi bhali shakal ko langooron jaisi bna dena lampoon---A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way

if a man behaves like BABOON, then he will be subjected to LAMPOON

Lampoon rhymes with Harpoon which is a spear used for hunting....so when somebody lampoons you they hunt you with harsh satire.

Instead of using a harpoon to impale the whale, the clown used a LAMP = he used a LAMPOON.

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associate it wid lambu..which is used while makin satires...

Lamp=copy, oon=paste "copy-paste"

lamp O on - replica kept on original


Short Definition : pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon

(noun) a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
Synonyms : shaft spear
(noun) an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
Synonyms : fishgig fizgig gig spear
(noun) a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
Synonyms : lancet
(verb) move quickly, as if by cutting one's way
Example Sentence
  • Planes lanced towards the shore
(verb) pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight Definition
(verb) open by piercing with a lancet
Example Sentence
  • lance a boil
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lance

Lance Klusener, who pierces the field with his shots .

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lance is similar to DANCE. And we know few ladies wear hi-hills while dancing, it is sharply pointed. They use it as their weapon sometimes :) I don't have any experience though :) Just easy to remember this word.

LANCEr the car cuts throught the air

i broke my telescope lense and the sharp edge looks like a lance

Lance Corporal --- Weapon of armed forces


if u know lance armstrong, he had cancer. Lance was used on this lance to remove tumours.

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