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supposition

Short Definition : assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose

Definition
(noun) a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence Definition
(noun) a hypothesis that is taken for granted
Synonyms : assumption supposal
Example Sentence
  • any society is built upon certain assumptions
Definition
(noun) the cognitive process of supposing
Synonyms : supposal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for supposition

akin to "suppose".

"i suppose ill take that position.." was said with mere supposition at best.

supposititious

Short Definition : assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical

Definition
(adj) based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
Example Sentence
  • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
  • the supposed reason for his absence
  • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
  • hypothetical situation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for supposititious

supposititious~ suppose+fictitious ;suppose is to assume and fictitious can related to counterfiet and hypothetical ... make ur own stories

suppress

Short Definition : put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth

Definition
(verb) to put down by force or authority
Example Sentence
  • suppress a nascent uprising
  • stamp down on littering
  • conquer one's desires
Definition
(verb) come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
Synonyms : crush oppress
Example Sentence
  • The government oppresses political activists
Definition
(verb) control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
Synonyms : bottle up inhibit
Definition
(verb) put out of one's consciousness
Synonyms : repress
Definition
(verb) reduce the incidence or severity of or stop
Example Sentence
  • suppress a yawn
  • this drug can suppress the hemorrhage
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for suppress

The celebrity said "sup press" when the press came and ruined his activity.

to reduce by PRESSing down...

surfeit

Short Definition : satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food

Definition
(noun) the state of being more than full
Synonyms : excess overabundance
Definition
(noun) the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
Synonyms : glut oversupply
Definition
(noun) eating until excessively full
Synonyms : repletion
Definition
(verb) supply or feed to surfeit
Synonyms : cloy
Definition
(verb) indulge (one's appetite) to satiety
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surfeit

break SURFEIT as SIRF(sirf in HINDI means only to) EAT.Bas khate hi rehta hai..so an excess of..

surfeit = SIR is FAT..as he eats a lot than required until he is full.

surfeit= sur+ feit(feet).. sur is head in hindi,so learn it as water is above 1 feet ur head it means its in excess.

splir surfeit into " sur" and "feit". now think that u have been filled from "sur , which means head in hindi" till your feet.

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Think "surplus" to fit, or overfull

Hawaians are a FAT bunch.. all they do is Surf and EAT,EAT,EAT.. a surfeited lifestyle.

He was SURE that his pants had FIT prior to eating to SURFEIT!

surf+eit surf must be excess to clean clothes... eit sounds like eat...we shouldnot eat exess....

the feit is, even if u are bald no. of hair on ure sur is surfeit

surfeit X forfeit (to quit, give up)

Surfeit = Sirf (hindi meaning of 'only') + eat... to eat in excess amount.

Surf IT ---Create EXCESS foam

he SURE FIT that whole steak down his throat!

sound like sur-eat SUR.+EAT = surplus eating

surge

Short Definition : powerful movement of or like a wave; V.

Definition
(noun) a sudden forceful flow
Synonyms : rush spate upsurge
Definition
(noun) a sudden or abrupt strong increase
Synonyms : upsurge
Example Sentence
  • stimulated a surge of speculation
  • an upsurge of emotion
  • an upsurge in violent crime
Definition
(noun) a large sea wave
Synonyms : billow
Definition
(verb) rise and move, as in waves or billows
Synonyms : billow heave
Example Sentence
  • The army surged forward
Definition
(verb) rise rapidly
Example Sentence
  • the dollar soared against the yen
Definition
(verb) rise or move forward
Synonyms : tide
Example Sentence
  • surging waves
Definition
(verb) rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
Synonyms : scend
Example Sentence
  • the boats surged
Definition
(verb) see one's performance improve
Example Sentence
  • He levelled the score and then surged ahead
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surge

S-sudden URGE to increase spectacularly..

IIT kanpur program Summer Undergraduate Research Grant for Excellence (SURGE) program WHICH can be surge to your career

surly

Short Definition : bad-tempered; rude; cross

Definition
(adj) inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
Synonyms : ugly
Example Sentence
  • a surly waiter
  • an ugly frame of mind
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surly

sur+ly......focus on sur....SOUNDS LIKE SIR......so THINK OF our school SIR...who was very BAD TEMPERED AND RUDE..who use to beat us whenever we hadn't completed our home work on time................

surly..sirly very much like are sirs who are rude and irritating

Liz Hurley is beautiful model but her sister ( ((/* not true ! *\)) Liz surley is a ugly woman.

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SURLY sounds like cURLY. cURLY and Moe are SURLY when they bop each other on the head and hit each other.

surly->sirly implies like a sir.Think of a sir who was rude to you

SoUR attitude

surly=sir +li bad tempered unfriendly sir ne le li achche se...

SIR ne humari bohot LEE, we became surly towards him.

Surly - girl who is "Surla" type very apprehensive and aggressive

Boston Legals Has a BadTempered Person named "Sherly"

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