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morgue

Short Definition : mortuary; place where bodies are kept before burial or cremation

Definition
(noun) a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
Synonyms : dead room mortuary
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Woh MUR GAYEE so had to be kept in a morgue.

moribund

Short Definition : dying; at the point of death; CF. death

Definition
(adj) not growing or changing; without force or vitality
Synonyms : stagnant
Definition
(adj) being on the point of death; breathing your last
Example Sentence
  • a moribund patient
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for moribund

bund in hindi means "end " or "finish".So thats the end meaning its dying. So "moribund" means "dying

Moribund is kinda similar to morbid, which refers to things related to death

sounds close to BOLTI BUND

this helps if you know hyderabad.. moribund sounds like TANKBUND, where a number of accidents and suicides take place. so it should remind you of death.

MORI(mine)+BAND(end)....mori saanse band hone lagi hain....I an about to die !!!!!

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meri saans bund ho gyi..I am feeling moribund

very very simple....MORI(guttar)+ BUND ... so mori mai BUND karna , woh suffocation se mar jayega .....DEAD..

MORI(hole...here relate with mouths'hole)+BUND(shut)...so if u shut ur mouth for ever and dont eat anything definitely u would be on verge of death.

Take MORI as BORI... in which wheat and all comes.... So kisi ko BORI me baand karr denge to ...he vl b abt to Die....

Mori sounds like Nori, a seaweed that is used to wrap sushi. Think of bund as bundle; wrapping seaweed in a bundle around a person like a mummy or someone who is dead.

"bund" in telugu means metal rod.so when you beat someone with bund he will die...

Think of it like this..Easy to Remember Two words..!! MORBID means characteristic of a disease,gloomy(MORe+BED) and MORIBUND can be thought as a consequence..He is dying so MORIBUND..!!!

Muri means Murgi (chicken) Bund means off breathing, that means about to dye

Moribund when mor(peacock) band.

In punjabi....mori (Window)....bund (ass)....bund marr ke mori bana di....person will definitely get near death experience

morose

Short Definition : ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy

Definition
(adj) showing a brooding ill humor
Example Sentence
  • a dark scowl
  • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
  • a glum, hopeless shrug
  • he sat in moody silence
  • a morose and unsociable manner
  • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius
  • a sour temper
  • a sullen crowd
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for morose

in hindi it is like MOR(peacock) RO(weep) SA raha hai-means it is in sorrow and hence brooding ill humoured

A guy gave a crushed(MOroda hua(Hindi)) ROSE to girl as a humor she got pissed on this ill humor at the guy and canceled the plan of party(unsociable)

MOROSE..ITS LIKE DIS..nOROSE..SO NO ROSE FOR UR GIRLFRIEND SHE LL BE SAD..

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MOROSE ( More + RoRa(crying in hindi)) Deep and long lasting Sadness

a morone is equipped with morose

My neighbor left her house to buy some MORe ROSES because she is so sad.

he dont like rose NO-ROSE-,SO HE IS ILL HUMORED

Picture a funeral director banging on a cowbell with a drumstick and calling to his assistant "MORE ROSES, MORE ROSES."

morose rhymes with REMORSE

mortar

Short Definition : vessel in which substances are crushed with a pestle

Definition
(noun) a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range
Synonyms : howitzer trench mortar
Definition
(noun) used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall Definition
(noun) a bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle Definition
(verb) plaster with mortar
Example Sentence
  • mortar the wall
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adi thaaru(tar) maaru(mor) (reverse Mortar) - crushing

mortician

Short Definition : undertaker; CF. death

Definition
(noun) one whose business is the management of funerals
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mortician

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funeral home is called mortuary.. person working there is called mortician..

morticain rhymes with politician. Politician= deals with public/people management Mortician= deals with morgue management.

mort (maut in hindi) means death so who takes care of preceedings after death is a mortician or a undertaker

Mortal magician, he makes your mortal body dissapear (ie. creamate)

Mortician spraying mortein in the mortuary.

mortify

Short Definition : humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die

Definition
(verb) practice self-denial of one's body and appetites Definition
(verb) hold within limits and control
Synonyms : crucify subdue
Example Sentence
  • subdue one's appetites
  • mortify the flesh
Definition
(verb) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
Example Sentence
  • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss
Definition
(verb) undergo necrosis
Example Sentence
  • the tissue around the wound necrosed
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mortify

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Mortify can be said as moti fy means calling someone moti(fat) which is embarrasing and ashamed

where mor (peacock) compares itself with other birds and talks proudly about it wings..and its beautiful body..but when other birds remind it of its ugly legs...mor feel embarrassed and humiliated.

mor+tify....mors..a roman god for death..... who punishes everyone and each things...so mor..punshing a flesh

divide it like..mor+tify...NOW JUSt focus on MOR...(PEACOCK)....MOR is very beautiful bird AND VERY PROUDY..(try to recall our kindergarten stories..where mor compares it self with other birds and talk in a proud way about it wings..and its beautiful

MORTuarY van always Feels shamed,abased and humiliated to ITselF...

morti(moti)+fy(fly)= moti chal jor se bhag! is nothing but to humiliate her.

Picture a corpse on a BOARD. It is thinking: "IF I hadn't eaten MORE TSETSE FLIES, the hostess would not have killed me."

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