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seemly

Short Definition : (of behavior) proper; appropriate

Definition
(adj) according with custom or propriety
Example Sentence
  • her becoming modesty
  • comely behavior
  • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
  • a decent burial
  • seemly behavior
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for seemly

seemly ~ see + homely (hindi: gharelu in positive sense) : see sita is so homely and hence proper or appopriate to be my daughter in law !

SEEMLY is the opposite of SEAMY

seemly= see+my+l == mummy "(see) (my) (l)adki" coz its appropriate & proper for me...

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hmmm...seems proper...

SEEMLY or BEAUTY - something that is attractive and appropriate.

See Mili -- Mili is a seemly girl .. Proper and appropriate behavior ..

seep

Short Definition : pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage

Definition
(verb) pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
Synonyms : ooze
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for seep

SEEP is similar to PEEP. When you peep, you see through a small opening. When liquid seeps, it comes out of a small opening

seep -> PEES invert the order of letters... when someone pees the urine seeps out

SEEP - something that SQUEEZES or SEEPS out of a small opening, oozes or trickles out.

seethe

Short Definition : be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.

Definition
(verb) be noisy with activity
Synonyms : buzz hum
Example Sentence
  • This office is buzzing with activity
Definition
(verb) be in an agitated emotional state
Synonyms : boil
Example Sentence
  • The customer was seething with anger
Definition
(verb) foam as if boiling
Example Sentence
  • a seething liquid
Definition
(verb) boil vigorously
Synonyms : roll
Example Sentence
  • The liquid was seething
  • The water rolled
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for seethe

SOOTHE if you remember, means, calm/quiet...Seethe is its opposite, meaning, violent.

seethe(SITA)..when ravan took sita to lanka lord ram BOILED and was DISTURBED

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break it in to SEE THE --- ur mom say to u to see the water which is boiling

Seethe Sounds like "SEAT" So after a tiring day you catch BUS and there is only one seat empty which is in Ladies reserved section. U sit there and a Young girl comes and tell you to get off !!! You will BOIL !!!

tEETH one showing teeth is very angry

Earlier she was seedhi(hindi) but when she saw the consequences, now she is SEETHE

seethe is like seejh in hindi which means 'to boil'.for eg:pani seejh rtaha hain......

seethe is like seejh in hindi which means 'to boil'.for eg:pani seejh rtaha hain......

seine

Short Definition : seine net; net for catching fish

Definition
(noun) a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel
Synonyms : seine river
Definition
(noun) a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom Definition
(verb) fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for seine

Seine is a river in France.. the river contains a lot of fishes which people catch with the help of fishing nets (seine).

seine -> like Saina.. think of saina nehwal who plays badminton with a badminton "NET"...!!

seine ~ meen : seine is used to catch a meen (fish in tamil)

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easy - SIEVE - chhota Net for filtering tea and liquids , SEINE - bada NET )

Those seines for catching fishes are spoiling the river scene.

remember da car Siena?...it moves like a fish!!hehe

seismic

Short Definition : pertaining to earthquakes

Definition
(adj) subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration
Synonyms : seismal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for seismic

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Seismograph is an instrument measuring Earth quake so seismic is something related to Earth quake

SEISMIC is a series of RHYTHMIC waves running through the earth's core but causing disaster on the earth's surface in the form of earthquakes.

These sadistic actions are seismic!

selective

Short Definition : careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer

Definition
(adj) tending to select; characterized by careful choice
Example Sentence
  • an exceptionally quick and selective reader
Definition
(adj) characterized by very careful or fastidious selection
Example Sentence
  • the school was very selective in its admissions
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for selective

SELECTIVE and DISCRETIVE have the same sound and meaning. The words mean, to be choosey, not making a general choice.

self-indulgence

Short Definition : excessive indulgence of one's own desire

Definition
(noun) an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
Synonyms : indulgence
Definition
(noun) excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
Example Sentence
  • the intemperance of their language
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for self-indulgence

SELF-INDULGENCE or EGOISM is an excessive indulgence of one's own desire, self-love. It is a negative trait because it involves selfishness.

self-righteous

Short Definition : sure of one's own righteousness; moralistic

Definition
(adj) excessively or hypocritically pious
Example Sentence
  • a sickening sanctimonious smile
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for self-righteous

SELF-RIGHTEOUS and VIRTUOUS which are rhyming words refer to a person who is quiet complacent about his own virtues.

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