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lavish

Short Definition : liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance

Definition
(verb) expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
Synonyms : shower
Example Sentence
  • He was showered with praise
Definition
(adj) very generous
Example Sentence
  • distributed gifts with a lavish hand
  • the critics were lavish in their praise
  • a munificent gift
  • his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent
  • prodigal praise
  • unsparing generosity
  • his unstinted devotion
  • called for unstinting aid to Britain
Definition
(adj) characterized by extravagance and profusion
Synonyms : lucullan lush plush plushy
Example Sentence
  • a lavish buffet
  • a lucullan feast
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lavish

lavish( read it as love ) in love boy spends money generously s0 generous in spending money

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love + ish ....to be loved by ish u have to spend liberally......

Love makes one lavish- it makes people spend generously on their mates.

After geeting female frnd in bus so much money spending on mobile bill ye love ish(lavish)

lax

Short Definition : careless; negligent; not paying enough attention; Ex. lax service

Definition
(adj) lacking in rigor or strictness
Synonyms : slack
Example Sentence
  • such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable
  • lax in attending classes
  • slack in maintaining discipline
Definition
(adj) pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet') Definition
(adj) lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
Example Sentence
  • a lax rope
  • a limp handshake
Definition
(adj) emptying easily or excessively
Synonyms : loose
Example Sentence
  • loose bowels
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lax

LAX - reLAX - careless

lax sounds similar to tax ; dont be lax while submitting tax proofs every financial year end.

Remember it as LACK,then one who lacks, is not strict, severe or careful enough about work, rules or standards of behaviour

LAXman is a CARELESS batsman... tats y he s not selected for ODI's

LAX is pronounced "lacks" which is an anagram for "slack".. i.e. careless/ not strict.. Hence LAX = not stringent.

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lax seems like lacks which can be relate in the clasroom when we lack concentration

layman

Short Definition : man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional

Definition
(noun) someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
Synonyms : layperson secular
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for layman

lay+man: lay -sleep so sleep man so he is not a worker(cleric)

leash

Short Definition : restraining rope fastened to the collar of an animal (to control it); Ex. a dog on a leash

Definition
(noun) restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
Synonyms : lead tether
Definition
(noun) the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one Definition
(noun) a figurative restraint
Synonyms : collar
Example Sentence
  • asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market
  • kept a tight leash on his emotions
  • he's always gotten a long leash
Definition
(verb) fasten with a rope
Synonyms : rope
Example Sentence
  • rope the bag securely
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for leash

WWE LOVERssss ... Batista --> unleash the beast !! bole toh open the chains and ropes of the beast and let it do the damage !!!

Leash is the opposite of unleash...which is to let go of ur self.

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it sounds like lease which means control over a particular thing by giving money.

remember in the movie MUMMY "those who UNLEASH the spa will go through the swift wings od dead" leash means tied up something, restrained. unleash is the opposite. the persons who unleashed the spa were killed by the creature :-)

leave-taking

Short Definition : farewell or departure

Definition
(noun) the act of departing politely
Synonyms : farewell leave parting
Example Sentence
  • he disliked long farewells
  • he took his leave
  • parting is such sweet sorrow

leaven

Short Definition : add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens

Definition
(noun) a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
Synonyms : leavening
Definition
(noun) an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something
Synonyms : leavening
Example Sentence
  • his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor
Definition
(verb) cause to puff up with a leaven
Synonyms : prove raise
Example Sentence
  • unleavened bread
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for leaven

Lift up to the hEAVEN...tht is rise u ll rise up to heaven only when u grow lighter(in wt.)

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(its bit vague) Think of Balloon : LEAVE aNd it will go up, therefore cause to rise or grow lighter

when you LEAVE anything in oVEN it will puff up and grow lighter

LEAVEs

leaven=11....experts say you need to punch the dough of pizza 11 times as it CAUSES TO RISE OR GROW LIGHTER...and then put it in the oven..:)

lechery

Short Definition : gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man

Definition
(noun) unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lechery

lechery==imagine in a pub a pole dancer with lots of cherries clipped on her body....and she comes to you and says.."LE CHERRY kha..."..at dat point all the lustfulness/gross lewdness gets activated..:)

think of LEACH and u ll feel disgusted , so people like LEACH : gross lewdness;; lustful

Bleach - lechers usually bleach their hairs .

lechery==imagine in a pub a pole dancer with lots of cherries clipped on her body....and she comes to you and says.."LE CHERRY kha..."..at dat point all the lustfulness/gross lewdness gets activated..:)

hmm lichi...how often hav we seen a movie in which girls are feeding lichis to the guy in a sensual manner

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lecher = "lick her"

Lecher de Luchun(way of living) change nahin honde

sounds like treachery...you'll be treacherous when filled with too much lust

le cherry...ag agl giving cherry with her tongue,ur lustful desires gt activated..

lectern

Short Definition : reading desk or stand for a public speaker

Definition
(noun) desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer
Synonyms : reading desk
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lectern

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"Lectern" is a place for giving a "lecture"

Lectern resembles "lecture" and is where you put the notes to read during your lecture.

Lectern is sounds like lantern, a lantern is placed in the desk for readin

The LECTURER prepares for the LECTURE at the LECTERN.

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