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Short Definition : lose animation or strength

(verb) lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
Synonyms : pine away , waste
Example Sentence
  • After her husband died, she just pined away

(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

(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.
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by preetisoni2411

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

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.
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by gupta.rohan

you languish when you are in anguish.
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by anilmamillapalli

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by wsquare

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

you languish when you are in anguish.
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by anilmamillapalli


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

(noun) a relaxed comfortable feeling
Synonyms : dreaminess

(noun) a feeling of lack of interest or energy
Synonyms : lassitude , listlessness

(noun) inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
Example Sentence
  • the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for languor

sounds kind of like 'Lack of Anger' = Languor meaning emotional softness or tenderness, lack of energy and spirit
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by lsarkiss

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

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

can be taken as lack of vigor..lan-guor
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by dpkgupta25

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

sounds lyk "langoor" who has a lot of "languor" is opposite to it ...i.e.lack of energy
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by neil111

languish languid languor all mean the same
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by friendofafriend

languor(liquor)=liquors are depressants
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by keshavpalpali


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

(adj) long and thin and often limp
Example Sentence
  • grown lank with fasting
  • lank mousy hair

(adj) long and lean
Synonyms : spindly

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lank

Like a pLANK(long & thin)
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by findktk

Lank - Lankesh (Ravan) ke Long kesh(Hair)
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by coolgoose85

tank will be short and fat, lank is opposite of tank-long and thin
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by uday625


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

(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

(noun) an area of control or responsibility
Example Sentence
  • the job fell right in my lap

(noun) the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs
Synonyms : lap covering
Example Sentence
  • his lap was covered with food stains

(noun) a flap that lies over another part
Synonyms : overlap
Example Sentence
  • the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches

(noun) movement once around a course
Synonyms : circle , circuit
Example Sentence
  • he drove an extra lap just for insurance

(noun) touching with the tongue
Synonyms : lick
Example Sentence
  • the dog's laps were warm and wet

(verb) lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
(verb) pass the tongue over
Synonyms : lick
Example Sentence
  • the dog licked her hand

(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

(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

(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...!!!
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by sravan1411

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

~Aaam pine ke baad aap ki jeev lap lapie, so Lap means to lick with the tongue
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by rajeev10

he lapped up a laptop.
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by nupur10000


Short Definition : theft; Ex. petit larceny

(noun) the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
Synonyms : stealing , theft , thievery , thieving
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
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by girish_ksg

larceny(very close to COMPANY NAME LARCEN & TURBO..)....SO theives theft a great sum from larcen and turbo office.
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by preetisoni2411

to steal a LARge SUM of monEY
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by harshsinha18

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

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

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

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by shyam


Short Definition : pantry; place where food is kept

(noun) a supply of food especially for a household
(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
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by userdce

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

remember order...u order the pantry boy for food
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by ashok babu

loader is a person who eats a lot so he will always be in a larder
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by ragha4u

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

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