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swear

Short Definition : vow; promise; use profane oaths; use offensive words

Definition
(verb) utter obscenities or profanities
Example Sentence
  • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street
Definition
(verb) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
Example Sentence
  • Before God I swear I am innocent
Definition
(verb) promise solemnly; take an oath Definition
(verb) make a deposition; declare under oath
Synonyms : depone depose
Definition
(verb) have confidence or faith in
Synonyms : bank rely trust
Example Sentence
  • We can trust in God
  • Rely on your friends
  • bank on your good education
  • I swear by my grandmother's recipes

swell

Short Definition : long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.

Definition
(noun) the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
Synonyms : crestless wave
Definition
(noun) a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor) Definition
(noun) a crescendo followed by a decrescendo Definition
(noun) a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance Definition
(verb) increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
Example Sentence
  • The music swelled to a crescendo
Definition
(verb) become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
Synonyms : puff up
Example Sentence
  • The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son
Definition
(verb) expand abnormally
Example Sentence
  • The bellies of the starving children are swelling
Definition
(verb) come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
Synonyms : well up
Example Sentence
  • Strong emotions welled up
  • Smoke swelled from it
Definition
(verb) come up, as of a liquid
Synonyms : well
Example Sentence
  • Tears well in her eyes
  • the currents well up
Definition
(verb) cause to become swollen
Example Sentence
  • The water swells the wood
Definition
(adj) very good
Example Sentence
  • he did a bully job
  • a neat sports car
  • had a great time at the party
  • you look simply smashing
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swell

SWELLing on the surface of ocean incessantly

swelter

Short Definition : (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat

Definition
(verb) be uncomfortably hot Definition
(verb) suffer from intense heat
Example Sentence
  • we were sweltering at the beach
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swelter

If you put on a SWEATER in the heat, then you will get WET with SWEAT and will suffer from oppresive heat. ;-)

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if you dont intend to SWELTER you need a SHELTER and not SWETTER....i.e. if yu don wanna suffer frm oppressive heat

SWELLED+SWEATER...if you wear a swelled(very thick) sweater, it will become uncomfortably hot.......

swelter causes sweat

swerve

Short Definition : deviate; turn aside sharply from a straight course; Ex. swerve from the principle; Ex. The car swerved to the right.

Definition
(noun) the act of turning aside suddenly
Synonyms : swerving veering
Definition
(noun) an erratic deflection from an intended course
Synonyms : yaw
Definition
(verb) turn sharply; change direction abruptly
Example Sentence
  • The car cut to the left at the intersection
  • The motorbike veered to the right
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swerve

SWERVE rhymes with CURVE, meaning to DEVIATE, TURN ASIDE SHARPLY.

rhymes with SERVE, mnemonic: in tennis the best SERVE, SWERVES, i.e. abruptly turns and puzzles the opponent.

swerve==> sewer, what's the role of a sewer? to turning aside waste water

swill

Short Definition : drink greedily

Definition
(noun) wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
Synonyms : pigswill pigwash slop slops
Definition
(verb) feed pigs
Synonyms : slop
Definition
(verb) drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink)
Synonyms : swill down
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swill

When you swill a liquid, there is a chance it might spill on you.

swill means to fill with alcohol

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U swell when u drink like hell!!!(Beer actually makes your face swell.)

s+w+ill=(something )+(wet) make me (ill)

swill - bladders swell with alcohol

S-spewing(puking) but drinking WILL-willingly (alcohol which is like pigwash)

Dont swill, you might spill the beer

i like swirls ice cream, as im GREEDY about DRINKING it as it is almost liquid..

swill - sounds like swell.. u swell wen u swill !!

swindler

Short Definition : cheater

Definition
(noun) a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swindler

Swindler -- sWINDler -- A swindler changes his mind just like WIND direction

Rhymes with chandler of ''friends'' who usually got cheated by jenise...........oh my god........lol

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swindler is derived from schwindler who makes schemes to get money from people

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