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Short Definition : meager; insufficient

(noun) short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)
Synonyms : pantie panty step-in
(adj) lacking in amplitude or quantity
Synonyms : bare spare
Example Sentence
  • a bare livelihood
  • a scanty harvest
  • a spare diet
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scanty

S-CAN'T-Y = CAN'T be Sufficient

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SCANTY <> CANDY. Only one CANDY is usually SCANTY for a boy or girl.

Scanty=Panty, guys do u need something else to remember it?

sounds like scarcity.

opposite of plenty hence scarcity..cheers..

Scan + Tea: Examine thorougly that who is provided with more tea to drink. "I have been served scanty Tea as per my need"

SCANTY and PETTY are rhyming words with the same meaning. Both words refer to something scarce or very little.


Short Definition : someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat

(noun) someone who is punished for the errors of others
Synonyms : whipping boy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scapegoat

concetrate on 'goat' from scapegoat goat is nothing but the famous word 'bakra' in hindi recall mtv bakra !! also remember ! " bali ka bakara"

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Scape+goat - Scape sounds like Escape - That is when you escape from your wrong doings and put the blame on others, thereby making them the scapegoats.

Scape=Escape Goat=Coat(exterior lair, which is something protects us from the cold weather)


Short Definition : hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion

(verb) clean refuse from
Example Sentence
  • Scavenge a street
(verb) collect discarded or refused material
Synonyms : salvage
Example Sentence
  • She scavenged the garbage cans for food
(verb) feed on carrion or refuse
Example Sentence
  • hyenas scavenge
(verb) remove unwanted substances from
Synonyms : clean
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scavenge

Remeber it with vultures, eagles which are well known scavengers..

SCAn VE(n)G items in menu

SCAVENGE or SALVAGE - To search for useable objects among rubbish or to search for decaying flesh as food. Animals such as the vultures and hyenas are termed as scavengers.


Short Definition : plot outline; screenplay(script for a movie); opera libretto; outline of possible future events

(noun) an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work) Definition
(noun) a setting for a work of art or literature
Example Sentence
  • the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror
(noun) a postulated sequence of possible events
Example Sentence
  • planners developed several scenarios in case of an attack
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scenario


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SCENARIO or a SUMMARY or plot of a play.


Short Definition : of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline

(noun) diagram of an electrical or mechanical system
Synonyms : schematic drawing
(adj) represented in simplified or symbolic form
Synonyms : conventional formal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for schematic

SCHEMATIC or SIMPLISTIC - simplified or in the form of a diagram.


Short Definition : systematic plan; plot; clever dishonest plan; orderly arrangement of elements; Ex. health insurance scheme; Ex. a scheme to escape taxes; Ex. a color scheme; Ex. a story with no scheme; V: contrive a

(noun) an elaborate and systematic plan of action
Synonyms : strategy
(noun) a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
Synonyms : dodge dodging
(noun) a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
Synonyms : system
Example Sentence
  • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going
(noun) an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
Synonyms : schema
(noun) a schematic or preliminary plan
Synonyms : outline schema
(verb) form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
Synonyms : connive intrigue
(verb) devise a system or form a scheme for
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scheme

companies keep on introducing new SCHEME(PLAN) to trick customers

SCHEME - To CONCEIVE or devise a systematic plan of action.


Short Definition : division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split

(noun) division of a group into opposing factions
Synonyms : split
Example Sentence
  • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
(noun) the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for schism

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Sounds like prism which splits light into colors.

SIKHISM is faction like HINDUISM

SCHISM is GROUPISM - A DIVISION into opposing groups through a difference in belief or opinion.


while doing skiing ur legs went in different directions n u felt.......

Every philosophical and political group is identified with a word that ends with "-"-ism." It's the "-ism" that defines their difference.

remember it chisel>>> chisel DIVIDES rock or SPLITS it..


Short Definition : full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal

(adj) characteristic of scholars or scholarship
Example Sentence
  • scholarly pursuits
  • a scholarly treatise
  • a scholarly attitude
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scholarly

SCHOLARLY - to be APTLY knowledgeable.

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