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sate

Short Definition : satisfy to the full; satisfy to excess; cloy

Definition
(verb) fill to satisfaction
Synonyms : fill replete satiate
Example Sentence
  • I am sated
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sate

s-ate, so when we have finished eating our food, we are satisfied to the full..(pet bhar kar khaana kha liya)

sate is like seth in hindi which signifies typical rich businessmen. observe their posture when they sit.as if they are fully satisfied

sate remember as s(yes) I ate...soi dont want any thing.

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SATE or SATIATE is to satisfy your hunger or more so your greed. SATE or OVER ATE.

SATe(seven in hindi)...when we say we are on seventh heaven, it means extremely happy and satisfied...

s + ate.... ao wen u eat u fell satisfied...

Sate------Gate (My gate exam was satisfactory)

satellite

Short Definition : small body revolving around a larger one

Definition
(noun) man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon Definition
(noun) a person who follows or serves another
Synonyms : planet
Definition
(noun) any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star Definition
(verb) broadcast or disseminate via satellite Definition
(adj) surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power
Example Sentence
  • a city and its satellite communities
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for satellite

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A SATELLITE is a HIGHLIGHT or an ATTENDANT of a planet.

satiate

Short Definition : satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated

Definition
(verb) fill to satisfaction
Synonyms : fill replete sate
Example Sentence
  • I am sated
Definition
(verb) overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
Example Sentence
  • She stuffed herself at the dinner
  • The kids binged on ice cream
Definition
(adj) supplied (especially fed) to satisfaction
Synonyms : satiated
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for satiate

I SAT & ATE till I was full!

remember with s-ate, so when we have completed our food,we are satisfied to full..(pet bhar kar khaana)

SATIATE - The greedy glutton SAT and ATE and ATE and OVER ATE until there was no food left at all.

: sati+ ate--- so you satisfy what you ate(food)

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Kha Kha ke buddha sathia gaya.

satire

Short Definition : form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly

Definition
(noun) witty language used to convey insults or scorn
Example Sentence
  • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
  • irony is wasted on the stupid
  • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for satire

Remeber like set fire..his sarcasm set fire on his opponents.

SATIRE is a FIRE (attack) against human vices brought forward through irony or sarcasm in a novel or play.Sarcasm+Fire

sat and redicule

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SAT + IRE -> Satisfy the IRONY...!! OR we can also say "Sarcasm+ Irony"

satirical

Short Definition : using satire; mocking

Definition
(adj) exposing human folly to ridicule
Synonyms : satiric
Example Sentence
  • a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for satirical

SATIRICAL or IRONICAL which are rhyming words refer to criticism through irony or ridicule.

sat to ridicule

saturate

Short Definition : soak thoroughly; imbue; impregnate; charge; fill to capacity

Definition
(verb) cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance Definition
(verb) infuse or fill completely
Synonyms : impregnate
Example Sentence
  • Impregnate the cloth with alcohol
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SATURATE or INTEGRATE - to fill or supply completely.

saturate, think of it as saturated fat. Once we take saturated fat in, it will soak in our body, and become fat. (very hard to burn it off)

saturnine

Short Definition : morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.

Definition
(adj) bitter or scornful
Example Sentence
  • the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain
Definition
(adj) showing a brooding ill humor
Example Sentence
  • a dark scowl
  • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
  • a glum, hopeless shrug
  • he sat in moody silence
  • a morose and unsociable manner
  • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius
  • a sour temper
  • a sullen crowd
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for saturnine

Saturn = Shani, Shani = makes wrong things happen in one's life (astronomically) so meaning = gloomy, unhappy, morose.Just remember saturns rings-->glommy,dull,faroff planet .

If you are a party freak and At Nine of Saturday Night if you are still at home..then you will be gloomy! So from this we can get SATURday NINE!

nine rings of Saturn considered gloomy

The planet Saturn was believed to be made of LEAD. SATURNINE is the depression associated with lead poisoning.

saturnine = satur( satru means enemy) + nine ; Those ppl who have nine enemy is always bad doing wrong things remains unhappy & attack by other right ppl.

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SATURNINE or SULLEN - someone having a gloomy temperament.

satyr

Short Definition : half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man

Definition
(noun) man with strong sexual desires
Synonyms : lech lecher letch
Definition
(noun) one of a class of woodland deities; attendant on Bacchus; identified with Roman fauns
Synonyms : forest god
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for satyr

SAT+Yr. = Any 1 who SAT AT HOME FOR A YR. becomes a half goat n half man.... (u sit for 2yrs, u becum full goat/beast :P)

Remember Sati Devi (wife of Lord Shiva, prior to Shiva marrying Parvati). Her father (Daksha) was a human with a goat's head.

SATYR sounds somewhat like SATAN (the Devil), a SEDUCER or an adulterer, someone having lecherous intentions. The word also refers to a mystical woodland god with a goat's ears, tail and legs.

Just Remember the statement "i SAT half of the YeaR doing nothing!" so we can relate SAT YR to half human with the statement!

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Tyler ;) .. half-human. half-bestial

The part-man/part-goat sat on a fallen tree trunk in the forest.

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