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supine

Short Definition : lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision

Definition
(adj) lying face upward
Synonyms : resupine
Definition
(adj) offering no resistance
Synonyms : resistless unresisting
Example Sentence
  • resistless hostages
  • No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried
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remove 'u' => spine... lying on BACK facing upward.. as good as no resistance.......OR THINK OF SPINAL CORD(SPINE) YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY REMEMBER

In the long run, a 'Supine' persons 'Repine' for wasting so much time.

SUPHINE. "SO FINE"... your feeling so fine that you dont resist

Recline on your spine = SUPINE.

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Supine: S+UPine= Fac(S)e UP

someone offers you soup, you will show no resistance!!

Supine contains the word "UP," therefore, you are lying on your back facing UP.

Pine is to miss. You miss someone when lying on ur back.

support+spine

supplant

Short Definition : take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace

Definition
(verb) take the place or move into the position of
Example Sentence
  • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
  • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
  • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school
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Sounds like: sub + plant....i.e substitute + plant... <br>...so it is taking the place of the other plant or superseding it. Root out one plant and grow another.

SUPer PLANT---Due to advances in agriculture, govt. is replacing all plants with SUPer PLANTs.

supplant sounds like implants.. and implant takes the place of originality!!

The restaurant SoUPPLANTATION is constantly SUPPLANTING its patrons with new ones throughout the day.

o this one is easy- SUPPLY ANT as a substitute for parents in case they are not available. {The ANT brainwashes the kids into thinking she is the real parent} meaning of supplant: take the place of in a <b>scheming</b> manner

supplant == SUPpress + PlANTation and start construction there mean u have replace smthing unfairly

sabbatical

SUPPLE-ANT.. the Old, senile ruler of the ANT colony was replaced by a younger, SUPPLE bodied ANT.

sounds Supplement >>> In gym's we take supplements in order to make over t deficient nutrients in t body... hence daily food is REPLACED with an option of supplement food..

supple

Short Definition : flexible; limber; pliant

Definition
(verb) make pliant and flexible
Example Sentence
  • These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use
Definition
(adj) moving and bending with ease Definition
(adj) (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable
Synonyms : limber
Example Sentence
  • a supple mind
  • a limber imagination
Definition
(adj) (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely
Synonyms : limber
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supple = chappal.. now the rexona ki chappal or any other slippers should be flexible and easy to bend in order to be a good chappal.. so a chappal shoul be supple or flexible, pliable ! :)

Playing cards can be SHUFFLED because they are SUPPLE

in Engineering supple(backlogs) are common thing, thet are FLEXIBLE

comes from French - 'souple' which means yielding. <br>

supply + apple = By using trays which are flexible ,pliant ,bending or folding easily without breaking or cracking so supplying apple would be easy

suppliant

Short Definition : entreating; beseeching; N.

Definition
(noun) one praying humbly for something
Example Sentence
  • a suppliant for her favors
Definition
(adj) humbly entreating
Example Sentence
  • a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness
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God, please SUPPLY me what I wANT.. a humble request!

supple & pliant mean "flexible". Both together mean "very flexible" i.e., begging like.

supplicant

Short Definition : one who supplicates; ADJ.

Definition
(noun) someone who prays to God
Synonyms : prayer
Definition
(noun) one praying humbly for something
Example Sentence
  • a suppliant for her favors
Definition
(adj) humbly entreating
Synonyms : suppliant supplicatory
Example Sentence
  • a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness
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One who says ..SUPPLy me I CANT get it on my own..

akin to suppliant. i.e., one who is suppliant (asks something humbly).

one who SUpplies the aPPLICANT(SUPPLIANT)

KATE Winslet from the Titanic wanted a SUPPLY of breast implants, she had to PLEAD/BEG/supplicate her husband to buy them for her to look good in the scene.

supplicate

Short Definition : petition humbly; pray to grant a favor

Definition
(verb) ask humbly (for something)
Example Sentence
  • He supplicated the King for clemency
Definition
(verb) make a humble, earnest petition
Example Sentence
  • supplicate for permission
Definition
(verb) ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer
Example Sentence
  • supplicate God's blessing
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if u SUPPLICATE God will SUPPLY

supplicate, suppliant, supple, supplicant are all related terms.

You have to write an 'Application' to ask something humbly.

imagine u go and ask some officer that the supply of goods is very late in an humble way hence supplicate=ask in an humble way ;

supplicate~supply+C+ate ; If you have eaten up all the supply of Chocolate you had at home you supplicate your mother to get some more from the market !

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supplicate, suppliant, supplicant = want supply, so ask humbly for it

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