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susceptible

Short Definition : impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is

Definition
(adj) (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
Example Sentence
  • susceptible to colds
  • susceptible of proof
Definition
(adj) easily impressed emotionally
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for susceptible

the one who is not aBLE to SUSPECT, so easily influenced

susceptible which means 'easily influenced or harmed'..consider SCEPT similar to SKEPT which means doubtful..who doubts everything which is the opposite of susceptible..

sounds like acceptable therefore the person who is acceptable is easily influnced by others

suspend

Short Definition : cause to stop for a period; interrupt; hold in abeyance; defer; hang from above; exclude for a period from a position; Ex. suspended state; Ex. suspend judgment; Ex. suspended from the team; N. suspen

Definition
(verb) hang freely
Example Sentence
  • The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them
Definition
(verb) cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
Example Sentence
  • suspend the particles
Definition
(verb) bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
Synonyms : debar
Definition
(verb) stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
Synonyms : freeze
Example Sentence
  • Suspend the aid to the war-torn country
Definition
(verb) make inoperative or stop
Synonyms : set aside
Example Sentence
  • suspend payments on the loan
Definition
(verb) render temporarily ineffective
Example Sentence
  • the prison sentence was suspended
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for suspend

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suspend a ball...hanging it in mid-air..i.e.,hang(stop) something in middle

suspense

Short Definition : state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty

Definition
(noun) apprehension about what is going to happen Definition
(noun) an uncertain cognitive state
Example Sentence
  • the matter remained in suspense for several years
Definition
(noun) excited anticipation of an approaching climax
Example Sentence
  • the play kept the audience in suspense

sustain

Short Definition : suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners

Definition
(verb) lengthen or extend in duration or space
Synonyms : keep up prolong
Example Sentence
  • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
  • prolong the treatment of the patient
  • keep up the good work
Definition
(verb) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
Synonyms : get have suffer
Example Sentence
  • She suffered a fracture in the accident
  • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
  • She got a bruise on her leg
  • He got his arm broken in the scuffle
Definition
(verb) provide with nourishment
Synonyms : nourish nurture
Example Sentence
  • We sustained ourselves on bread and water
  • This kind of food is not nourishing for young children
Definition
(verb) supply with necessities and support
Synonyms : keep maintain
Example Sentence
  • She alone sustained her family
  • The money will sustain our good cause
  • There's little to earn and many to keep
Definition
(verb) be the physical support of; carry the weight of
Synonyms : hold hold up support
Example Sentence
  • The beam holds up the roof
  • He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam
  • What's holding that mirror?
Definition
(verb) admit as valid
Example Sentence
  • The court sustained the motion
Definition
(verb) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
Example Sentence
  • his story confirmed my doubts
  • The evidence supports the defendant

sustenance

Short Definition : sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food

Definition
(noun) a source of materials to nourish the body Definition
(noun) the financial means whereby one lives
Example Sentence
  • each child was expected to pay for their keep
  • he applied to the state for support
  • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
Definition
(noun) the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
Example Sentence
  • they were in want of sustenance
  • fishing was their main sustainment
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sustenance

Saste naan as sustenance to sustain in this world.

suture

Short Definition : stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound

Definition
(noun) an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
Synonyms : fibrous joint sutura
Definition
(noun) a seam used in surgery
Synonyms : surgical seam
Definition
(noun) thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together Definition
(verb) join with a suture
Example Sentence
  • suture the wound after surgery
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for suture

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sounds like hindi SOOTAR(like in mangal-sootar)...means thread in english

Sounds close to "stretcher" i.e., related to injuries etc.,

Stitch to secure.

Suta

stitch+fracture

doctor will S-stitch U-ur rupTURE (cut) with SILK thread

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