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maverick

Short Definition : rebel; nonconformist (in a group)

Definition
(noun) someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
Synonyms : rebel
Definition
(noun) an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it Definition
(adj) independent in behavior or thought
Synonyms : irregular unorthodox
Example Sentence
  • she led a somewhat irregular private life
  • maverick politicians
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Mave+"RICK" sounds like Ricky Ponting who is rebellious and non-conformist as he does not believe in umpire descisions during India's Cricket match

those who play counter strike will be aware of the bot "maverick" who has cooperation as zero. which is what maverick means!!

maverick-MAIN BHI RICKshaw chaloonga even I am engineer/doctor. I want to be maverick.

Maverick (tom cruise's name) in top gun was maverick as he broke many codes of navy

MaVErick- Main Vo Rockunga jo ho raha hai-> non-conformist

m+ brick....person who acts like a brick in the way(path) of others

BROCADE---"BROKE-AID"..after buying rich fabric i was BROKE (LACK OF MONEY) and wanted financial AID..

in counterstrike, remember the guy named maverick .. he wont obey ur commands.. he'll go whereever he wants.

maverick - Mai Very Kick the ass types

maverick is a type of gun which a maverick uses

maverick = ma + verick; ma is going to barit to barit house to house.

maverick = ma + aver + ick; means mother is coming from wandering relatives houses.

mawkish

Short Definition : mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental

Definition
(adj) effusively or insincerely emotional
Example Sentence
  • a bathetic novel
  • maudlin expressions of sympathy
  • mushy effusiveness
  • a schmaltzy song
  • sentimental soap operas
  • slushy poetry
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"Maa" ka "kiss" hamesha sentimental aur emotional hota hai!

mawk close to MOCK..so if someone mocks at you...and you are sentimental..then its a sad situation.

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Mawkish: Read it as -Make+Wish: An insincerely emotional person is always ready to make wish..

Mock + Kiss = Mawkish or insincere emotion.

My MAW is icky sweet and sentimental about loving us kids!

MAWKISH -> MOCK means fake. Mawkish means faking emotion.

Girls get sentimental when you kiss them. They also think its wrong and stop u for there maa sake

mawkish=malfish;looking at mal[bad] fish is sickening

mawkish = maw maw is done by cat to please sentimentally the ower & to get the care & food.

maxim

Short Definition : proverb; truth pithily stated

Definition
(noun) a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
Synonyms : axiom
Definition
(noun) English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)
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Maxim= for maximum you will say max.. it is a short rule of saying maximum..

maxim = maximum + saying...

Maxim is a famous magazine. Its a maxim that every young boy reads MAXIM!

mayhem

Short Definition : injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim

Definition
(noun) the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person Definition
(noun) violent and needless disturbance
Synonyms : havoc
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mayhem

sounds like MAY HARM ... injurious

HEM means to fold and stitched down the edge of cloths. So if people injured they MAY need STITCHES mean HEM.

MAY DAY - An internationally recognized distress signal via radiotelephone.

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mayhem-- split it as ma and he.. when u have injury to body u cry and call he(hey) ma, he(hey) ma

mayhem sounds like hindi word MATAM and whenever people die due to violence,matam cha jata hai families me jinke members mare jate hai.

As you know "HEM" is a way of stitching cloth, if I (May) start stitching(Hem) there will be no control... I will do the mess on the cloth.

ME is HEMEN. So very powerfull and voilent

meager

Short Definition : scanty; inadequate

Definition
(adj) deficient in amount or quality or extent
Example Sentence
  • meager resources
  • meager fare
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for meager

meager = m + eager concentrate on "eager". A person is eager only when he/she is in a desperate need of something inadequate...or scanty in supply.

relate it to 'beggar'

mea==mean (fish in tamil) mean karans life is always scanty

Relate to beggar and miser ; A miser beggar may be very thin because of bad quality and insufficient eating.

mealymouthed

Short Definition : indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive

Definition
(adj) hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy
Synonyms : mealy-mouthed
Example Sentence
  • a mealymouthed politician
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mealymouthed

mealy+mouthed-you have stuffed your mouth with meals ,so speech is not proper

when you have meal in your mouth you don't speak clearly.:: you are being evasive.

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ur mouth is ful of meals because of which ur speech is ambiguous n u r nt able to speak properly

i remember my dcs viva, maybe u can relate. mealy moore machines are stateless/ stateful machines. something like that. so when my teacher asked me this in my viva i got confused and indirectly implied the meaning hence mealymouth

Mel = Latin for honey. Those who are mealymouthed are trying to sugar coat the truth.

meander

Short Definition : wind or turn in its course; follow a winding or turning course; move aimlessly and idly

Definition
(noun) a bend or curve, as in a stream or river Definition
(noun) an aimless amble on a winding course
Synonyms : ramble
Definition
(verb) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
Synonyms : thread wander weave wind
Example Sentence
  • the river winds through the hills
  • the path meanders through the vineyards
  • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for meander

Pronounce it like 'wander'; they are synonymous.

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when pronounced GIVE THE sounds OF meAN+wANDER.....SO A MEAN PERSON always WANDER aimlessly.

meander...it sounds like Menderes a River in turkey....and a river changes its direction according to the wind direction....or turn its course along the winding path....

Road meanders when we go to vaishno Devi mandir.

me + under + me : turn

meddlesome

Short Definition : interfering; V. meddle: interfere

Definition
(adj) intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
Example Sentence
  • an interfering old woman
  • bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself
  • busy about other people's business
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for meddlesome

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meddle(middle)+some..so when two people are talking WE SHOULD NEVER INTERFARE IN MIDDLE OF THEIR TALKS.

If you want to get meddle you have to involve in those activities which you have never concerned.

Do not MEDDLE in SOME affairs because you may land youself in trouble.

to come someone in middle(meddle)

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