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lancet

Short Definition : small surgical tool for making incisions

Definition
(noun) an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance
Synonyms : lancet arch
Definition
(noun) a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
Synonyms : lance
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LANCET-LANCER is a car used by a dentist... LANCET is a TOOL used by a DENTIST

lance = spear; lancet = knife (for medical)

a picture aid.. remember munna bhai holding a 'lancet' in movie munnabhai mbbs.. the scene where he is abt 2 disect a dead body and faints!

languid

Short Definition : lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless

Definition
(adj) lacking spirit or liveliness
Example Sentence
  • a lackadaisical attempt
  • a languid mood
  • a languid wave of the hand
  • a hot languorous afternoon
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for languid

i will always be studying a book called "LAN guide" with less spirit... because i am least interested in lan..

languid sounds similar to language..language classes are generally boring..

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(lan+quit)your lann quits from chut when you have no energy left or u are tired (pardon my language pls)

languid sounds like rapid ; but it means just the opposite !

languid = lazy kid; lazy kids are slow!

sounds like LANGDI....langde log are slow and they lack vigour

landaa ~ feeble

lag(lang)—who lags behind is slow, lazy and weak

similar to languish

languish

Short Definition : lose animation or strength

Definition
(verb) lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
Synonyms : pine away waste
Example Sentence
  • After her husband died, she just pined away
Definition
(verb) have a desire for something or someone who is not present
Synonyms : ache pine yearn yen
Example Sentence
  • She ached for a cigarette
  • I am pining for my lover
Definition
(verb) become feeble
Synonyms : fade
Example Sentence
  • The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for languish

lang(LAckiNG)a uish(wish)..think of a person who is lacking a wish to do something, and such kind of a person automatically loses his strength.

sounds like EXTINGUISH-wen a person losing strength aur virality or become exhausted then we say that he is extinghuishing

The word has the same root as "lax" which means negligent and careless. A person is negligent ang careless only when he is weak and lacks the strength to do the work energetically which is the meaning of languish.

you languish when you are in anguish.

Languish when Anguish(severe/ acute pain)...

you languish when you are in anguish.

languor

Short Definition : lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression

Definition
(noun) a relaxed comfortable feeling
Synonyms : dreaminess
Definition
(noun) a feeling of lack of interest or energy
Synonyms : lassitude listlessness
Definition
(noun) inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
Example Sentence
  • the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends
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sounds kind of like 'Lack of Anger' = Languor meaning emotional softness or tenderness, lack of energy and spirit

Languor -> Langor is a indian monkey who is very lethargic.

remember Justin Langer in Australian Cricket team...... he used to play vey slow

can be taken as lack of vigor..lan-guor

sounds like lumber, which means sluggish, heavy, difficult to move, as of lumbering giants.

sounds lyk "langoor" who has a lot of energy...so "languor" is opposite to it ...i.e.lack of energy

languish languid languor all mean the same

languor(liquor)=liquors are depressants

lank

Short Definition : long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln

Definition
(adj) long and thin and often limp
Example Sentence
  • grown lank with fasting
  • lank mousy hair
Definition
(adj) long and lean
Synonyms : spindly
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lank

Like a pLANK(long & thin)

Lank - Lankesh (Ravan) ke Long kesh(Hair)

tank will be short and fat, lank is opposite of tank-long and thin

lap

Short Definition : take in food or drink with one's tongue; splash gently; Ex. waves lapping the shore; N: front area from the waist to the knees of a seated person

Definition
(noun) the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
Example Sentence
  • he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap
Definition
(noun) an area of control or responsibility
Example Sentence
  • the job fell right in my lap
Definition
(noun) the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs
Synonyms : lap covering
Example Sentence
  • his lap was covered with food stains
Definition
(noun) a flap that lies over another part
Synonyms : overlap
Example Sentence
  • the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches
Definition
(noun) movement once around a course
Synonyms : circle circuit
Example Sentence
  • he drove an extra lap just for insurance
Definition
(noun) touching with the tongue
Synonyms : lick
Example Sentence
  • the dog's laps were warm and wet
Definition
(verb) lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another Definition
(verb) pass the tongue over
Synonyms : lick
Example Sentence
  • the dog licked her hand
Definition
(verb) move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
Synonyms : swish swoosh swosh
Example Sentence
  • The bubbles swoshed around in the glass
  • The curtain swooshed open
Definition
(verb) take up with the tongue
Synonyms : lap up lick
Example Sentence
  • The cat lapped up the milk
  • the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast
Definition
(verb) wash or flow against
Synonyms : lave wash
Example Sentence
  • the waves laved the shore
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lap

suppose in a race, u ran 50 laps...after dat how wil u eat/drink?? just imagine...!!!

ek kutta 50 laps bhagne ke baad paani lap karke pegaya! ha ha ha :p

~Aaam pine ke baad aap ki jeev lap lapie, so Lap means to lick with the tongue

he lapped up a laptop.

larceny

Short Definition : theft; Ex. petit larceny

Definition
(noun) the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
Example Sentence
  • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for larceny

break it up into LA-R-CENY LA (Law) and CENY (rhymes with Money or CENT for money) Unlawful taking of money = theft

larceny(very close to COMPANY NAME LARCEN & TURBO..)....SO theives theft a great sum from larcen and turbo office.

to steal a LARge SUM of monEY

LArceNY contains LA and NY. LAPD and NYPD fight against a lot of LARCENY.

break it as lar(law)ce(se)ny(nahi)i.e. law se nahi or unlawful seizure

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larceny=larcen = i dont like the footballer "larcen" as he "theft" the ball at offside

larder

Short Definition : pantry; place where food is kept

Definition
(noun) a supply of food especially for a household Definition
(noun) a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
Synonyms : buttery pantry
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for larder

kid went up the LADDER to steal jam from the LARDER

lar+der = jar + there .. (where is the jar?).. in the PANTRY/LARDER

remember order...u order the pantry boy for food

loader is a person who eats a lot so he will always be in a larder

Lard means the mealted fat of pig used for cooking, so LARDERY means a place in which LARD is kept

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