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screech

Short Definition : unpleasant high sharp sound; shriek; V.

Definition
(noun) a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
Example Sentence
  • he ducked at the screechings of shells
  • he heard the scream of the brakes
Definition
(noun) sharp piercing cry
Example Sentence
  • her screaming attracted the neighbors
Definition
(verb) make a high-pitched, screeching noise
Example Sentence
  • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
  • My car engine makes a whining noise
Definition
(verb) utter a harsh abrupt scream
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this sounds like scratch...so when you scratch..something you make a loud unpleasant noise.

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SCREECH is a SCREAM - a harsh high-pitched sound. You can even say - The speeding car came to a screeching halt when a dog suddenly ran across the road.

SCREECH is a SCREAM - a harsh high-pitched sound. You can even say - The speeding car came to a screeching halt when a dog suddenly ran across the road.

scrimmage

Short Definition : disorderly fight between two or more people

Definition
(noun) (American football) practice play between a football team's squads Definition
(noun) a noisy riotous fight
Synonyms : battle royal melee
Definition
(verb) practice playing (a sport)
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Scrimmage..it has SCREAM in it..mmage is marriage....if u listen screams from marriage... implies noisy fight

scrimmage is closely pronounced as scribble which is even DISORDER FASHION.

A SCRIMMAGE or a SKIRMISH is a confused struggle.

To SCREAm and fight inside a cAGE.

scruple

Short Definition : hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience

Definition
(noun) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains Definition
(noun) uneasiness about the fitness of an action
Synonyms : misgiving qualm
Definition
(noun) an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action Definition
(verb) hesitate on moral grounds
Example Sentence
  • The man scrupled to perjure himself
Definition
(verb) raise scruples
Example Sentence
  • He lied and did not even scruple about it
Definition
(verb) have doubts about
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SCRU(screwed) CoUPLEs(lovers) are willing to escape but have a feeling of hesitation to do it.

Imagine someone asked to PULL a SCREW and u Hesitate because ur not a carpenter

SCRUPLE -> SCREW + peoPLE...PEOPLE with scruples will not SCREW you.

/Before screwing people we hesitate because morally it is not right

we'll hesitate to PULL a SCREW because it might cause accident to others later

scruple has couple in it.a new couple(spouse) generally hesitate to do things u know of what i am try to say........

They did it without Self-Trouble & Scruple

scrupulous

Short Definition : conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker

Definition
(adj) having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled
Example Sentence
  • less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance
Definition
(adj) characterized by extreme care and great effort
Example Sentence
  • conscientious application to the work at hand
  • painstaking research
  • scrupulous attention to details
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it makes u think of sculpture and while building sculpture the worker has to be very careful

to screw a virgin girl....require extreme care plus great effort

SCRUPULOUS or FASTIDIOUS which are rhyming words refer to someone who is very careful, very conscientious.

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Scrupulous is derived from scruple. Scruple sounds like trouble and scrupulous sounds like "trouble less". A person who is EXTREMELY THOROUGH is trouble less.

SCREW+PULL+US -- Mountaineers use screws/pegs (where the rope is tied) to pull the crew up in case anybody slips .. It requires a great deal of effort and thoroughness (question of life and death)

we always hear in movies "Scrupulously killed" >>> which means the murderer has has very carefully killed someone without leaving behind any clue..

scrutinize

Short Definition : examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny

Definition
(verb) to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
Example Sentence
  • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
Definition
(verb) examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
Synonyms : audit inspect scrutinise
Example Sentence
  • audit accounts and tax returns
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scrutinize

SCRUTINIZE and ANALYZE which have the same sound, mean, to examine something very closely or carefully.

Before a couple Screw each other, they have to examine themselves to see if they are disease-free

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Screw + Tin.. when you insert a screw in a tin sheet you must be examine it properly as many a times screw comes out of the tin and you have problem of re fixing it.. be perfect guys!!.. :)

SCREW the TIamond(Diamond) to check if it is NIZE(nice)

screw+ tin.. check carefully if all the SCREWs are fixed properly or not in the TIN box.

You had better look carefully lest you SCREW A TIN can.

Scrutinize = Scooty nize . Since we invest a lot of money while buying Scooty we use to "examine it closely and critically."

does the SCREW IS TIGHT ? examine carefully that the screw is tight or not.

all the documents has to scrutinize before submiting

scuffle

Short Definition : struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?

Definition
(noun) disorderly fighting Definition
(noun) a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling
Synonyms : dutch hoe scuffle hoe
Definition
(noun) an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
Synonyms : scramble
Definition
(verb) walk by dragging one's feet
Synonyms : shamble shuffle
Example Sentence
  • he shuffled out of the room
  • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall
Definition
(verb) fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
Synonyms : tussle
Example Sentence
  • the drunken men started to scuffle
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scuffle

Rhymes shuffle...u know the rest

whenever there is a fight you catch your opponent by the "CUFF" and push him down...S-CUFF-LE

struggle confiously

SCUFFLE or TUSSLE which are rhyming words refer to a confused struggle.

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