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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

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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

saline

Short Definition : salty

Definition
(noun) an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water
Synonyms : saline solution
Definition
(adj) containing salt
Example Sentence
  • a saline substance
  • salty tears
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at hospital when the famous saline is given, it is actually for compensating for minerals(salts)

saline is something like solime in which lime means salty

SALINE (salty) and BRINE (salt water or sea water) have the same sound and meaning i.e something salty.

sallow

Short Definition : (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice

Definition
(noun) any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal Definition
(verb) cause to become sallow
Example Sentence
  • The illness has sallowed her face
Definition
(adj) unhealthy looking
Synonyms : sickly
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Sounds like yellow, and after replacing sa with ye, sallow becomes yellow..

Sallow=sickly+yellow.

SALLOW rhymes with YELLOW....and in juandice we become UNHEALTHY and our face becomes yellow or pale..

SALLOW = SAL+LOW someone whose salary is lowered becomes sallow

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SALLOW and WILLOW are rhyming words, both of which refer to something yellow. Sallow is a yellowish jaundiced look just as the Willow tree which has yellow coloured leaves.

are SALLOW,mujhe jaundice kya hogaya,thoda DULL/PALE kya hogaya ,tum log mujhe pehchante hi nahi !!!

sounds like callow means immature.....

sounds like swallow which looks pale yellow in color..

salubrious

Short Definition : healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health

Definition
(adj) promoting health; healthful
Synonyms : good for you healthy
Example Sentence
  • a healthy diet
  • clean healthy air
  • plenty of healthy sleep
  • healthy and normal outlets for youthful energy
  • the salubrious mountain air and water
  • carrots are good for you
Definition
(adj) favorable to health of mind or body
Example Sentence
  • not the most salubrious campsite
  • one of the less salubrious suburbs
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(related to bollywood)remember salman khan........all health and all.......

SALUBRIOUS and NUTRITIOUS are rhyming words which describe something that is healthy or health-giving.

SALory+U+BRIng+US then happy&healthful

SALLU and BRIOUS(brothers)....sallu and his brothers are healthy....

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SALUbrious You would SALUte someone you admire; a role model who has good health.

Salubrious sound like salud, so: Los médicos en el televisor dicen que salud es buen por nos. The doctors on the TV said that health is good for us.

SAL+U+BRIng+US

Two things: Think "salad" or "salivate"

spanish uses "SALUD" for health, therefore something "saludibrious" (corrupt the spelling) is healthy.

salubrious.....made from the word cellulose which is the basic element of human body cells so it means healthy .....

SALad and gym cLUB are for the seRIOUS health nuts.

salutary

Short Definition : tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health

Definition
(adj) tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
Synonyms : good
Example Sentence
  • beneficial effects of a balanced diet
  • a good night's sleep
  • the salutary influence of pure air
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relate to SALUTE..so you salute a person who even after many failures never gives up and always has THAT TENDENCY TO IMPROVE.

SALUTARY and SANITARY having a similar sound and meaning, refer to something that is used for the complete health or well-being of the people.

statuary warnings on cigarretes is for ur health.

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SALUTEary...salutary means benificial.....when people salute me, it's BENEFICIAL for me because I feel extremely proud of myself.....

salutary and salubrious are synonyms and they sound similar too.

Salutary-->(Saali loot Rahi) can be used for Phoolan Devi who stood up against vicious landlords for the BENEFIT of poor people. So, something beneficial is Salutary

remember salutary has slightly a different or a second meaning from that of salute. Just think of when do u salute a person? When he does some benefecial or improve the wellbeing of others or improve the health conditions

if you salute your seniors you will allways stay healthy ie its beneficial for ur health

when a woman is depressed she will cheer herself by going to a SALE or TERRY at a SALE

salutary=(sal+utary ~ ut~uthna.. my salary(sal)is going up this means my performance is IMPROVING and getting GOOD,ofcourse this will be BENEFICIAL to me and my company. benificial,tending to improve.

we salute your remedial improvements

salvage

Short Definition : rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved

Definition
(noun) property or goods saved from damage or destruction Definition
(noun) the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction Definition
(noun) the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire Definition
(verb) save from ruin, destruction, or harm
Synonyms : relieve salve save
Definition
(verb) collect discarded or refused material
Synonyms : scavenge
Example Sentence
  • She scavenged the garbage cans for food
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SAlVAGE -- SAVAGE -- savage is to destroy and salvage is completely opposite to that.

this involves SAL = SALARY which evrybody saves or manage to save...so remember salvage salary save....

SALVAGE is to save from DAMAGE. To recover something from destrution.

har SAAL apni WAGE bachane ko kehte hain SAALWAGE or SALVAGE

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SALVAGE -> SAVE from Loss

salvage from salary and wage this salary...

eating veg and saving shyal (nep.) shyal = wolf (eng)

salvage:sal+vage~vague.escaped from my company to another as this company is giving vague salary becauses of its losses. i dont want to be in dangr after working for long hours so escaped from there. escaping from danger,save.

to savage is to destroy salvage is complete opposite.. also salvage and save sound bit similar

sanctimonious

Short Definition : displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety

Definition
(adj) excessively or hypocritically pious
Example Sentence
  • a sickening sanctimonious smile
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saints and munis are sanctimonious... DHONGI SAADHU

saint+money...acting like a saint for money..they're false, displaying false piety

A foreigner wants to be labelled as a muni .. "I am a Sancti Muni, Baby" .. How will he do so, by displaying ostentatious devoutness .. Else nobody will fall in the trap.

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SANCTIMONIOUS or RIGHTEOUS or OSTENTATIOUS - someone who makes a show of righteousness, is hypocritical.

Sacred pandit singing MUNNI BADNAAM HUI at the same time hypocratizing not to drink and smoke

sanctimonious: sancti~santi+moni~money= the one who says peaceful words as many donga/chor swamis/saints for money are not really true, they just display themselves as pious. the one who preaches some santi words for money.ka paul

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