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Short Definition : trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark

(noun) a tiny or scarcely detectable amount Definition
(noun) a sparkling glittering particle
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scintilla

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Scintilla has 'tilla', remember is as tila [small hill], very tiny as compared to Mountain. So scintilla means 'tiny'.

scintilla = skiny + tinka tinka in hindi means a small drop.. so both the words mean small bits..

SCINTILLA or SCANT - meagre, small.

scintilla-sc(supremecourt)in tilla(in hindi-measurement for land)so why u involving sc in this small tilla of land

seen til .. "til gul gya god god bola".. til is small and tilgul are sparkling

SCINTILLA sounds like CHANTIPILLA in telugu means born baby which looks very small TINY

schin sounds like shan(small time in hindi).

scintilla >> take tilla>> TIL(Mole in english) so chehare pe til is very minute ! lolz

SCINTILLA i.e. sc ( scheduled caste) people in tilla ( means high position) i.e. if a sc man becomes rich it is become SCINTILLA a small figure in the world of buisness.


Short Definition : sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation

(verb) give off
Example Sentence
  • the substance scintillated sparks and flashes
(verb) reflect brightly
Synonyms : coruscate sparkle
Example Sentence
  • Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside
(verb) emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
Synonyms : twinkle winkle
Example Sentence
  • Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?
(verb) physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon
Example Sentence
  • the phosphor fluoresced
(verb) be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity
Synonyms : coruscate sparkle
Example Sentence
  • The musical performance sparkled
  • A scintillating conversation
  • his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scintillate

Skin/Till>> Till sparkles on skin

SCINTILLATE or SCINTILLATING refers to something GLITTERING, sparkling, shining, twinkling.

schin means shan(in hindi very small time). so meaning of the above word is "the one which is alive or animated for a very small time"

Divide it into: Skin / Til= Til creates sparkling effect on skin.

scin: skin late: glaze (which is shiny)

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scintillating performance, great performance.


Short Definition : detached plant shoot used in grafting; descendant

(noun) a descendent or heir
Example Sentence
  • a scion of royal stock
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scion

scion can be remembered as son.

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SCION, the car, is TOYOTA's brand for young people.

scion: divide it as SC(scientific)and ion(related to atoms or molecules) means smaller one in chemical science.

SCION is a FRACTION of a plant shoot used for grafting. A Scion is also a Descendant of a family.



Short Definition : laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats

(noun) showing your contempt by derision Definition
(verb) laugh at with contempt and derision
Synonyms : barrack flout gibe jeer
Example Sentence
  • The crowd jeered at the speaker
(verb) treat with contemptuous disregard
Synonyms : flout
Example Sentence
  • flout the rules
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scoff

SCOFF rhymes with cough. If someone coughs in the class we MOCK at them.

scoff= SChool+ OFFice She wore her SChool frock to OFFice=> other ladies mock.. guys jeer and cheer ;)

ITS SOUNDING SIMILAR TO SCARF OF LADIES...and treat it like this as wn girls in school wears scarff evry child laugh on them,

the doctor SCOFFED at Ramdev's treatment of removing COUGH

when a girl covers with a scarf,we mock at her

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SCOFF and MOCK are rhyming words which mean, to ridicule or jeer at someone, speak contemptuously.

Scoff <-> Shroff .. Jackie Shroff is ridiculed by critics for his abysmal acting skills.


Short Definition : sear; N.

(noun) a surface burn
Synonyms : singe
(noun) a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues Definition
(noun) a discoloration caused by heat Definition
(verb) make very hot and dry
Synonyms : sear
Example Sentence
  • The heat scorched the countryside
(verb) become superficially burned
Synonyms : sear singe
Example Sentence
  • my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames
(verb) destroy completely by or as if by fire
Example Sentence
  • The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes
  • the invaders scorched the land
(verb) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
Synonyms : blacken char sear
Example Sentence
  • The cook blackened the chicken breast
  • The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece
  • the flames scorched the ceiling
(verb) become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions
Example Sentence
  • The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scorch

Scorch = scratch and make it dark and dirty

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scotch(wine) pite hi chehre ka rang ud jata hai , aur body mein garmi a jati hai

think of Scorch as Torch.Torch is used by people who work in mines.And these people have to face extreme heat and bcoz they are in mine(e.g.coal mine)their face turns black.

SCORCH is to singe or sear. You get scorched in the heat of the sun and that is when you get a sun burn.

u score high(good marks) only when u have a BURNING desire.

sc(schedule caste)orch(torch),The torch of schedule caste ppl is always have very little glow becoz of poverty. donot mind anyone only for learning..


Short Definition : number of points; written form of a musical composition; reason; group of 20; notch or incision; Ex. full/vocal score; Ex. Don't worry on that score; V: mark with lines or notches; Ex. score the paper

(noun) a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
Synonyms : grade mark
Example Sentence
  • she made good marks in algebra
  • grade A milk
  • what was your score on your homework?
(noun) a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
Synonyms : musical score
Example Sentence
  • he studied the score of the sonata
(noun) a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
Example Sentence
  • the score was 7 to 0
(noun) a set of twenty members
Example Sentence
  • a score were sent out but only one returned
(noun) grounds
Synonyms : account
Example Sentence
  • don't do it on my account
  • the paper was rejected on account of its length
  • he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful
(noun) the facts about an actual situation
Example Sentence
  • he didn't know the score
(noun) an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)
Example Sentence
  • add it to my score and I'll settle later
(noun) a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
Synonyms : scotch
(noun) a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
Synonyms : grievance grudge
Example Sentence
  • holding a grudge
  • settling a score
(noun) the act of scoring in a game or sport
Example Sentence
  • the winning score came with less than a minute left to play
(noun) a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse
Synonyms : sexual conquest
Example Sentence
  • calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang
(verb) gain points in a game
Synonyms : hit rack up tally
Example Sentence
  • The home team scored many times
  • He hit a home run
  • He hit .300 in the past season
(verb) make small marks into the surface of
Synonyms : mark nock
Example Sentence
  • score the clay before firing it
(verb) make underscoring marks
Synonyms : mark
(verb) write a musical score for Definition
(verb) induce to have sex
Synonyms : make seduce
Example Sentence
  • Harry finally seduced Sally
  • Did you score last night?
  • Harry made Sally
(verb) get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance
Example Sentence
  • She scored high on the SAT
  • He scored a 200
(verb) assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
Synonyms : grade mark
Example Sentence
  • grade tests
  • score the SAT essays
  • mark homework
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for score

SCORE or FURROW - a line or mark cut into something, a groove.


Short Definition : stamp out(put an end to); thwart; hinder; Ex. scotch the rumor; CF. cut; CF. ??? ??? ??

(noun) a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
Synonyms : score
(noun) whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still Definition
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Example Sentence
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent
(verb) make a small cut or score into Definition
(adj) of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language
Synonyms : scots scottish
Example Sentence
  • Scots Gaelic
  • the Scots community in New York
  • `Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'
  • `Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'
(adj) avoiding waste
Example Sentence
  • an economical meal
  • an economical shopper
  • a frugal farmer
  • a frugal lunch
  • a sparing father and a spending son
  • sparing in their use of heat and light
  • stinting in bestowing gifts
  • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
  • `scotch' is used only informally
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scotch

scotch leads to scotch(drink too much and u'll fall down being hurt)

relate it with scratch, a small cut or notch.

If you see a SCOTCH bottle, you PUT AN END TO it!

he tried to SCOTCH from his father that he had taken SCOTCH

we know abt butterscotch the flavour of ice cream ,most of us like it very mcuh,why has it got a grt tate,because it has the mixture of butter in it,since it thwatrs or scotches butter it attains a gud taste and hence its name.

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A SCOTCH is also a kind of NOTCH - a cut or a groove in something.

Scotch=Seperating or removing the botch(mistakes).

when we drink scotch everythin stops[HINDER]


Short Definition : lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict

(noun) a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
Synonyms : flagellum
(noun) something causing misery or death
Synonyms : bane curse nemesis
Example Sentence
  • the bane of my life
(noun) a person who inspires fear or dread
Synonyms : terror threat
Example Sentence
  • he was the terror of the neighborhood
(verb) punish severely; excoriate Definition
(verb) whip
Synonyms : flagellate
Example Sentence
  • The religious fanatics flagellated themselves
(verb) cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
Example Sentence
  • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scourge

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SCOld with COURaGE :: We first scold a person and then give him punishment(which needs courage)

uncle scrooge ne severly punish kiya ducks ko

Scourge=SCOld+URGE= From an urge to scold we give sever punishments like beating with a whip.

sco+urge...When we were children we used to get a WHIP if we had the URGE to have a SCO(op) of icecream


sound like courage... Screw the courage....if we get caught thn we have to face "severe punishment"

I hope u guys know this word 'Scoundrel'. We use this word to lash out a person when he has done something wrong and we punish him(whip).

cour(a)ge is required to handle a whip

we shout when we are whipped, shout=scourge.

SCOURGE or FLOG - to inflict pain by lashing out with a whip or a cane or something similar.

Pronunciation : Skorj .. In old times, when you do not have money to end your KARJ, you were flogged to death in front of the village to set up as an example.

Scourge=if u dont Score Good in exam u will be punished.

scourge.sometime excessive courage causes great suffering bcoz it becomes overconfidence.

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