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Short Definition : mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life

(verb) injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
Example Sentence
  • people were maimed by the explosion

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for maim

sounds like 'MAYHEM' which means violence.
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by rakesh2485

sound like" my aim" accident happened when i was driving my car but believe me my aim was not to maim her......i did not do it intensionally to her ...i never wanted to disable her.
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by preetisoni2411

my aim is to help disable and crippled people
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by shubhendravyas51

in Miami they fight with guns ..
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by laserjack

ma(mother)+im(something bad) . so some injury that happend to ur mother.
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by jeetu300

mayam(telugu)=become invisible..
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by prudhvi0963


Short Definition : temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter

(noun) something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
Synonyms : make-do , stopgap

(adj) done or made using whatever is available
Synonyms : improvised , jury-rigged
Example Sentence
  • crossed the river on improvised bridges
  • the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear
  • the rock served as a makeshift hammer

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for makeshift

make+shift....and when do u shift people in your office ,its when you need them urgently as a substitute in place of other employee
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by preetisoni2411

When u dont have shift in d factory(emergency), u make it,i.e TEMPORARILY arrange it. Makeshift
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by multiplexing


Short Definition : clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling

(adj) not adroit
Example Sentence
  • a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve
  • a maladroit translation
  • maladroit propaganda

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for maladroit

mal(means bad at doing something)+adroit(it means skillful ).......and someone who is bad at skills in his known area ,considered a maladroit person
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by preetisoni2411

maladroit== mal (bad) + adroit(skillful) therefore maladroit means person having no skill, he musta be clumsy.
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by nasri

this mnemonic is in this word sound like..mala+ad(aaj)+roi+t........mala aaj roi thi because her boss scolded her for not working skillfully and carefully
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by preetisoni2411

mala +droit( its a french word for right hand ...)and right hand people are considered as skillful and mala is droit girl.
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by preetisoni2411

ADROIT means skilful but if a person is not skilled he is a MALADROIT.
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by pushpa_edit

mal(means bad at doing something)+adroit(means skilled) = Not skilled.
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by Born2GRE


Short Definition : illness

(noun) any unwholesome or desperate condition
Example Sentence
  • what maladies afflict our nation?

(noun) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
Synonyms : illness , sickness , unwellness

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malady

mala D is a pill ( contraceptive ):: and you take pills when you become ill.
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by amit251285

Malaria is a type of malady
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by usairforce1985

sounds like mal +lady...........mal(means not in good state or in bad condition)+lady...........means.a lady who is ill
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by preetisoni2411

It denotes a girl with a defect in reproduction.
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by aravindhbaskaran

Malady rhymes with Melody, the chocolate. Excessive consumption of chocolate will make you fall ill
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by Mythraeyi

malady - MALA D tablets - illness (i hope everybody will get this)
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by aniruddha_chaudhari

when ur in malady, hear melody songs...!!!
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by sravan1411

What to call her a maal or a lady was a malady!
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by bugmenot

my lady has become ILL....
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by prashanT689

Mal(bad)+ Body; so illness
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by FBK


Short Definition : uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)

(noun) physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
Synonyms : unease , uneasiness

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malaise

mal(means bad, not good (of condition)+aise(sounds like ease)....and someone who is not at ease is one who is feeling ill
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by preetisoni2411

Think of malaria
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by gremadness

mal hai tu... always making me uneasy. Mal hai tu!!!
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by rishib1988

I ate a jar of MAYONNAISE. Now I feel sick.
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by Jackery

Malai - se; you go to a function and eat a lot of malai dar things and then u feel uneasiness and vague feeling of ill health!
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by hithisisdhara

Malaise in mind when wearing maile(dirty) se clothes.
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Malaise- AALAS aalas lagta hai means dull dul whn some one is feel ill. so malaise = uneasiness or vague feeling of ill health.
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by nishant19


Short Definition : comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop

(noun) the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
Synonyms : malaprop

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malapropism

mal (negative) + prop (proper usage) .. improper usage of words
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by namaskar

Mrs Malaprop was a very famous character of an english play "The Rivals" where she misuses words, creating a comical effect.
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by preetisoni2411

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by amol84

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