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marred

Short Definition : damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure

Definition
(adj) blemished by injury or rough wear
Synonyms : scarred
Example Sentence
  • the scarred piano bench
  • walls marred by graffiti
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mar+red in hindi maar = getting hurt .. bcoz of hurt it becomes red.hence damaged..

sounds like married.. Your figure is disfigured and damaged after marriage due to excessive ***

marred seems like married but its doesnt contain i that is its disfigured.

marrow

Short Definition : soft fatty tissue that fills most bone cavities and is the source of blood cells

Definition
(noun) the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
Synonyms : bone marrow
Definition
(noun) any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh Definition
(noun) very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones
Synonyms : bone marrow
Definition
(noun) large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins
Synonyms : vegetable marrow
Definition
(noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Example Sentence
  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for marrow

'itna marrow ki haddi pasli ek ho jaye'

aisa marro ki marrow kharab ho jae...

مغز استخوان مار رو هست

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we say "BONE MARROW"

marshal

Short Definition : put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official

Definition
(noun) a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
Synonyms : marshall
Definition
(noun) (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
Synonyms : marshall
Definition
(verb) place in proper rank
Example Sentence
  • marshal the troops
Definition
(verb) arrange in logical order
Example Sentence
  • marshal facts or arguments
Definition
(verb) make ready for action or use
Synonyms : mobilise mobilize summon
Example Sentence
  • marshal resources
Definition
(verb) lead ceremoniously, as in a procession
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for marshal

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marshal sounds like "MARCH" = i.e walk in order. this is same as put in order.

marshal also means a police officer.. one of his jobs wld be to keep his subordinates in order..

marsupial

Short Definition : one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat

Definition
(noun) mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
Synonyms : pouched mammal
Definition
(adj) of or relating to the marsupials
Example Sentence
  • marsupial animals
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for marsupial

MA ke PURSE mein SO rahe PILLEY....

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sounds like soup.. all demanded by the kangaroo's kid in its pocket

maa se soup peetey bachey

ma so rahe bache ko pal rahe hai -ma-so-pial

marsupial = The part of the mother body from where sup comes.

martial

Short Definition : warlike; of war; Ex. martial art/law

Definition
(noun) Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC) Definition
(adj) (of persons) befitting a warrior
Example Sentence
  • a military bearing
Definition
(adj) suggesting war or military life
Synonyms : warlike
Definition
(adj) of or relating to the armed forces
Example Sentence
  • martial law
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for martial

marital-- sometimes marital relations are warlike - when husband and wife have altercations.

MARTIAL: THIS WORD IS GENERALLY USED IN "MARTIAL ART". i.e IN MARTIAL ART THERE IS ALWAYS war like SITUATION.

Martial -> Martians. In Independence Day, Will Smith plays a combat pilot and we go to war against an alien invasion. Will Smith/Captain Hiller: [opens spaceship, alien screams -> punches alien upside his head] Welcome to Earth.

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martial~partial sometime parents partiallity creates warlike situation

martial-flip the 'm' and looks like 'w'ar. associated with war and the armed forces.

martinet

Short Definition : strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet

Definition
(noun) someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for martinet

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spelling is very similar to martial - so a martinet is martial belligerent

martinet == mar(hit)+ tin (3)+ et (hat), so mar tin hat if you talk again.

martinet could rhyme with matron.. whose job is also to keep discipline..

Ever since Martin joined the army, he's bcome a strict disciplinarian, a Martinet.

martin was a naughty boy one got stuck in net and became disciplined. Now all villagers call that net of discipline as martinet

sounds like marionette, as in puppets - martinets expect their followers to be disciplined and follow as easy as puppets

You catch a tiny green man with your MARTIAN-NET he then points his mind-control ray-gun at you and commands, in explicit detail, that you to take him to your leader . . which of course you do but your boss is a micro-manager too.

suppose your sport teacher who is very strict said u "if you will not be strict and net me tumhe marunga(means punish)."

in a MART all the things are placed in strict discipline.....so that things can be easily picked up

Martinat is smeone who always insists to go/follow according to the rules.. other wise MARTHI(beat in hindi) NAITHO (orelse)..

martinet:(martin luther king) martin luther king was such a strict person, who demands the people of his kingdom to follow the rules strictly in a discipline manner.

martinee drink is used for slimming up the figure... so one who is very disciplined about her figure, dringks lots of martinee drink, though it may be harmful to health...

mom wraning her child that "marti agar thu net use karetho"

martyr

Short Definition : one who voluntarily suffers death for his or her religion or cause; great sufferer; Ex. martyr to his rheumatism

Definition
(noun) one who suffers for the sake of principle
Synonyms : sufferer
Definition
(noun) one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion Definition
(verb) kill as a martyr
Example Sentence
  • Saint Sebastian was martyred
Definition
(verb) torture and torment like a martyr
Synonyms : martyrise martyrize
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for martyr

divide this word like..mar..(in hindi..marNE..tyr...teyyar...marne ke liye tayyar...anyone who is always ready to die for the sake of others...so martyr...means to voluntarily die for a great cause....

if someone sacrificed for me, I would give them my tear; martyr

this was first time used DURING roman empire...for the people who WERE PROSECUTED FOR NOT CHANGING THEIR RELIGION...so Christians used this word for their act of suffering and self sacrifice.

well this word was generally taken from greek martyr-..means witness ..so one who die voluntarily for his religion or for someother cause is a witness for truth and morality.

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Looks like Mortuary. except yr which is flipped. die voluntarily for his religion or for someother cause

mash

Short Definition : crush into mash; convert into mash; N: mixture of ground grain and nutrients fed to livestock and fowl

Definition
(noun) a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water; used in brewing Definition
(noun) mixture of ground animal feeds Definition
(verb) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
Example Sentence
  • crush an aluminum can
  • squeeze a lemon
Definition
(verb) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
Example Sentence
  • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
  • My husband never flirts with other women
Definition
(verb) reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
Synonyms : bray comminute crunch grind
Example Sentence
  • grind the spices in a mortar
  • mash the garlic
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