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saboteur

Short Definition : one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)

Definition
(noun) someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
Synonyms : diversionist wrecker
Definition
(noun) a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader
Synonyms : fifth columnist
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sab(in hindi we all)+teur..sounds like tear...during the gujrat riots when people were destroying property..people who were eying on tv sets .un.SAB ki aakho me tears aa gaye.

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This can be taken as sab-tod(in hindi)means one who destroys things,property etc..

SABOTEUR a DESTROYER - One who commits sabotage, causes wilful damage to machinery or materials or disruption of work.

it sounds like sabertooth(an ancient tiger specie)which destoys everything...or even u can link saber tooth from Xmen

SABOTEUR = destroyer

SABkO TEaRs dene wal destructor.

saboteur == sab + utar, one who destroys everything definitely he is going to sab utar dey...

sound like "CACTUAR SABOTENDER", a monster from Final Fantasy.

saccharine

Short Definition : cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin

Definition
(adj) overly sweet
Synonyms : cloying syrupy treacly
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sounds like shakkar which in hindi means sugar.Sugar is obviously very sweet.

saccharine is the chemical used to add sweet taste in all toffees. It is cheap but harmful to humans.

sacrilegious

Short Definition : desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred

Definition
(adj) grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
Synonyms : blasphemous profane
Example Sentence
  • blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath
  • profane utterances against the Church
  • it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sacrilegious

sacrilegious can be split as SAC(k) + RELIGIOUS(religious) beliefs. So one who sacks religious beliefs will commit PROFANE acts... ie speak against..

Concentrate on first half part of the word- Sacri,,treat it as sacrifice..Nw sacrilegious means one who shows lack of respect to GOD,,so he wud neva sacrifice for GOD.

sacred image ke aage LEG rakhna is sacrilegious

one who does not sacrifies for religious things is sacrilegious.

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SACRILEGIOUS and IMPIOUS are rhyming words which refer to someone who is blasphemous, who shows disrespect to something that is sacred.

sacrosanct

Short Definition : invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable

Definition
(adj) must be kept sacred
Synonyms : inviolable inviolate
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In Hindi 'sacro' or more likely 'sainkdo' means 'hundreds' and 'sant' means 'a hermit (a sacred person)'.In the Hindu Mythology we have descriptions of hundreds of the MOST SACRED hermits.

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try to look at the lastsacro+SANCT(SANCTITY).....AND think of saints who are living life of sanctity.

SACRO(pure) n SANCT(Pure) are the root words of pure which results da etymology of many imp words... sacrosanct is pure+pure => very pure , inviolable

sacrosanct -the first part of the word sacro indicate the sacred and sanct indicate saint whose life is sacred

sacro(sacred)+sanct(saint) like...

sadistic

Short Definition : inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty

Definition
(adj) deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another
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Sad… Sadistic persons enjoy by making someone sad or influencing a lot of pain on them.

the word was coined after a person named Francis de SADE who used to derive pleasure by inflicting pain on others.....so people like SADE were called sadists....and hence sadist means, someone who inclined to cruelty.

(sadiSTIC) if u a sadistic you have got a stic in your hand to show cruelty

policeman crosses the limit of CRUELITY when he beats the theif to death with a SADI(normal)STICK(danda)

SADISTIC and DIABOLIC are words which refer to evil. Sadistic refers to a person who enjoys inflicting pain on others while Diabolic is of the Devil himself.

saga

Short Definition : Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative

Definition
(noun) a narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family; originally (12th to 14th centuries) a story of the families that settled Iceland and their descendants but now any prose narrative that resembles such an account
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sa re ga ma....so saga... songs are always long legend myth types..

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we can remember it by famous twilight saga...

SAGAS are EPICS (long narratives) relating the stories of heroic legends.

saga~ sega game now not played by anyone it is legend in game history

the saga of life

In the movie Anbe Sivam, Kamal - the legend, will be called as saga.

sagacious

Short Definition : wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity

Definition
(adj) acutely insightful and wise
Synonyms : perspicacious sapient
Example Sentence
  • much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
  • observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
  • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators
Definition
(adj) skillful in statecraft or management
Example Sentence
  • an astute and sagacious statesman
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sagacious

sagacious look like suggest us.....and we always ASK WISE PEOPLE to suggest us, whenever we are in trouble.

sage-a-cious a sage is wise and learned

saga+cious—SAGA means legend, so anything that is old/legend will have expierence and will be SKILLFULL IN MANAGEMENT AND JUDGEMENT

SAGACIOUS or INTELLIGENCE which sound somewhat similar refer to someone who is wise, perceptive.

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sagacious means acutely wise,sharp,insightful,skillful.It has word 'saga'which means a narrative story(mytholpgical).In Mahabharat epic, u obeserved how Srikrishna delivered wise lectures,sharp suggestions,skilful arts to Arjuna.

saag(palak ka saag) khao sagacious ho jao.

A SAGE is a wise man: The SAGE is GAY: Let's all PRAY the GAY out of the SAGE.

Wise people narrates a SAGA of their experiences. Hence - SAGAcious

Sagacious person knows SAAG sad gaya hai

sagacious -sagai (engagement) is done to the schrewd or clever man

The man who brought saga from the saga & sagi is a skillful person.

sage

Short Definition : person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise

Definition
(noun) a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom Definition
(noun) aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc Definition
(noun) any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb
Synonyms : salvia
Definition
(adj) having wisdom that comes with age and experience Definition
(adj) of the grey-green color of sage leaves
Synonyms : sage-green
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sage

If one knows meaning of saga,dat is any legend, one can easily remember sage.a saga will b a wise person,sensible.

who has "usage" ? of course sage person. you can use his/her experiences.hence sage has usage

S + AGE... a wise aged man(your grandpa)..

finally i got it...sound like---saag(paalak)its green in colour

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meat jisse sage(decorate ho),,vo wali leaves.. i.e. leaves used for seasoning!!

's' age'd' leaves

salacious

Short Definition : lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk

Definition
(adj) characterized by lust
Example Sentence
  • eluding the lubricious embraces of her employer
  • her sensuous grace roused his lustful nature
  • prurient literature
  • prurient thoughts
  • a salacious rooster of a little man
Definition
(adj) suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
Synonyms : lewd obscene raunchy
Example Sentence
  • lewd whisperings of a dirty old man
  • an indecent gesture
  • obscene telephone calls
  • salacious limericks
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salacious involves SALA(abusive word for a characterless jeja) who is salacious for his SALI.

salacious involeves "SALAIVA" pronounciation who secrete saliva looking at you is lustful man....

Remember song "Mein karoo toh SALA character dheela hai", it has word SALA and character dheela.. relate it..

SALACIOUS or LECHEROUS or LASCIVIOUS which are rhyming words refer to someone who is lustful, has excessive sexual desire, is erotic.

mera SALA has salacious desires for saali

salient

Short Definition : prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features

Definition
(noun) (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy Definition
(adj) having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
Example Sentence
  • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
  • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
  • salient traits
  • a spectacular rise in prices
  • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
  • a striking resemblance between parent and child
Definition
(adj) (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees Definition
(adj) represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
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SAL(year)IENT(ant or end)... in B.Tech good grades at the END of final YEAR are VERY IMPORTANT

SALIENT and PROMINENT are rhyming words with the same meaning. Both words are used to describe the most noticeable (important) factors in a description of something.

sounds like SILENT......instead of chattering, being silent is always noticeable

It evokes the word "sail" and sails are the most salient feature of any boat

Saline is very important in case of diarrhea.

that is not silent..

salient pole machine means prominent machine

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