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leonine

Short Definition : like a lion

Definition
(adj) of or characteristic of or resembling a lion
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LEOnine- LEO means Lion(refer astrological sun signs)

leon...sounds like lion+nine....so if u are hearing the sounds of nine lion..

lethal

Short Definition : deadly

Definition
(adj) of an instrument of certain death
Synonyms : deadly
Example Sentence
  • deadly poisons
  • lethal weapon
  • a lethal injection
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LEATH resembles LEAd to deaTH so as LETHAL.

in hindi thal means land so something that let u LIE ON THAL is lethal

let-hal = let (lying on floor ) hal ~ hall. so people are lying DEAD in HALL, what a deadly seen.

"lethal", "fatal", "mortal" mean deadly

sounds like brothal...which is deadly

lethargic

Short Definition : drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity

Definition
(adj) deficient in alertness or activity
Synonyms : unenrgetic
Example Sentence
  • bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights
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Sounds like alergic. When you have lack of interest in doing something i.e. alergy

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lethargic sounds like leth(LOST)+argic(energy).....so you have LOST ALL YOUR ENERGY,THATS why you are feeling DULL AND DROWSY.

Let(Leg,LAAT) + har(haar) + gic(gayi) >>> legs ya laatein haar jane ke baad we get tired and loose energy to walk and get lazy and wanna go to bed as soon as possible..

levee

Short Definition : earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise

Definition
(noun) a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court) Definition
(noun) a pier that provides a landing place on a river Definition
(noun) an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
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levee..(sounds like level..) we LEVEL the land ,with LEVEE so that there is no seep of water(..flooding..)

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So bye-bye, miss american pie. Drove my chevy to the levee, But the levee was dry.

it also means a reception. u take LEAVE to participate in a levee

sounds like leaven which means to raise

levee = level + e; level is always down on river side to control the flow of water

levitate

Short Definition : rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light

Definition
(verb) cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
Example Sentence
  • The magician levitated the woman
Definition
(verb) be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity
Synonyms : hover
Example Sentence
  • The guru claimed that he could levitate
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levitate sounds like meditate ... when you do meditation and yoga .. you feel like floating in the air ... which is magical !

(it is vague) Balloon : LEAVE IT and it will float

Levitate = Lite Weight which will definitely float

Magician Chris Angel!! Need I say more...

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In telugu it sounds like..levatam..to raise..

levity

Short Definition : lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner

Definition
(noun) feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness Definition
(noun) a manner lacking seriousness
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lev(leave)+it+y(.yaar)..you casually leave things without any seriousness

lev+ity..together sounds like leave+take...so you take a leave whenever you want..thats shows that you are not serious about your furure.

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Live and eat.

in telugu, levu, means 'not present' ... no seriousness..

Causal like LEVIS jeans.

levy

Short Definition : impose (a fine); collect (a payment); impose or collect (a tax); Ex. levy a tax on tobacco

Definition
(noun) a charge imposed and collected Definition
(noun) the act of drafting into military service
Synonyms : levy en masse
Definition
(verb) impose and collect
Synonyms : impose
Example Sentence
  • levy a fine
Definition
(verb) cause to assemble or enlist in the military
Synonyms : raise recruit
Example Sentence
  • raise an army
  • recruit new soldiers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for levy

Traffic Police catches you breaking signal and says LE(le)+VY(Bhai) chalaan. chal tax de. So he LEVIED the tax on you

sounds like 'Navy' a branch of Army. Imagine you are 'Recruiting' new soldiers in Navy.

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A LEVER is used to apply force on an object. a LEVY is used to apply force through taxation, a fine, or military enlistment.

when you kill a kiwi(levy) bird ,you will be imposed with heavy amount of fine

I cannot LEVY this HEAVY LEVY=I cannot "Collect/Demand" this heavy "TAX"

lewd

Short Definition : lustful

Definition
(adj) suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
Example Sentence
  • lewd whisperings of a dirty old man
  • an indecent gesture
  • obscene telephone calls
  • salacious limericks
Definition
(adj) driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires
Example Sentence
  • libidinous orgies
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lewd

Lewd sounds like NUDE....done(seeing which one becomes lustful)

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(Tag: English) Break it like L-eyed i.e. "Lust Eyed" hence Lewd

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