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motto

Short Definition : brief statement used to express a principle

Definition
(noun) a favorite saying of a sect or political group

mountebank

Short Definition : charlatan; boastful pretender

Definition
(noun) a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
Synonyms : charlatan
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mountebank can be broken as mouth+bank=person whose mouth is a bank of words....who is extremely boastful and pretentious...

"I have a bank built over on a mountain" "what a mountebank"

when u read bank.. think of a bank robbery.. n to carry out a robbery need to disguise as a quack (charlatan)

person who BOASTS that he has been to MOUNTains and BANKs of many rivers etc.

person who says he owns a bank on a distant mountain is obviously montebanking

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U.S. BANKS swindled and deceived the world into buying worthless, mortgage-backed securities. Then they went to Capitol HILL (like MOUNTain) to get a $700 Billion bailout.

votebank politics means complete deception, as we see these days.. mountebank is similar

MOUNTEBANK-MOUNT+BANK PERSONS WHO DECEIVES SAYING THAT MOUNTAIN(MOUNT) IS FULL OF MONEY(BANK)

Mountebank was a quack doctor who used to mount a Bank (Bench in past) and sell his magical medicines.

muddle

Short Definition : confuse; mix up confusedly; N: state of confusion

Definition
(noun) a confused multitude of things Definition
(noun) informal terms for a difficult situation
Example Sentence
  • he got into a terrible fix
  • he made a muddle of his marriage
Definition
(verb) make into a puddle
Synonyms : puddle
Example Sentence
  • puddled mire
Definition
(verb) mix up or confuse
Synonyms : addle puddle
Example Sentence
  • He muddled the issues
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sounds like addle, puddle, fuddle which means be confused or make confused.

It is very difficult to walk through MUD- Muddle like walking through mud

muggy

Short Definition : (of weather) warm and damp

Definition
(adj) hot or warm and humid
Synonyms : steamy sticky
Example Sentence
  • muggy weather
  • the steamy tropics
  • sticky weather
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like MAGGY noodles which are WARM and DAMP when prepared.

maggipovaDam in Telugu means "burn/scorch"

muggy=muddy..i.e damp;close & sticky.

When u drink sth like coffee, tea, etc. from a MUG, it is usually warm and damp

mulct

Short Definition : defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy

Definition
(noun) money extracted as a penalty
Synonyms : amercement fine
Definition
(verb) deprive of by deceit
Example Sentence
  • He swindled me out of my inheritance
  • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
  • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change
Definition
(verb) impose a fine on
Example Sentence
  • he was fined for littering
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abe HULCT kisi aur ko ch*tiya banana :)

to mulct someone...semiliar to mug someone

mal+ act >>> -ve act...

MU (mujhe)L (License ka)C (Chalaan)T (Thok Diya)

A mulct will be imposed for littering on the mulch.

"first I was mulct(ed), then i was mocked."

Got mulct? The bank?

mulct : maal-lekar-cut kar ( take the maal and cut their money )

mulct - MULC(society)ka Traitor

Mul (مال)+C(کسی)+T(تصرف)->MULCT=مال کسی را تصرف کردن

Malkit Singh mulct people of our mulk.

multifarious

Short Definition : varied; greatly diversified; Ex. multifarious activities

Definition
(adj) having many aspects
Example Sentence
  • a many-sided subject
  • a multifaceted undertaking
  • multifarious interests
  • the multifarious noise of a great city
  • a miscellaneous crowd
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MULTIFARIOUS=MULTI+FARIOUS,farious rhymes with various...so both multi and various means de same...VARIED and GREATLY DIVERSIFIED

MULTI(many) + FAR + US = when MANY people come from FAR away to the US, the population gets GREATLY DIVERSIFIED

multi+farious(rhymes with facious) means having multi faces so variety

Multi Facets

in a fun FAIR variety of people come

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