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scowl

Short Definition : frown angrily; N: angry frown

Definition
(noun) a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
Synonyms : frown
Definition
(verb) frown with displeasure
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scowl

SCOLD sounds like same..when you are angry you scold

scOWL sounds like owl.an awl is always in scowling(bringing eyerows together) angily

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sounds like 'school'. So kids usually dislike to go to school that you can observe from their facial expression.

SCOWL or FROWN - a sullen or angry facial expression.

scowl rhymes wid growl which is another form of gettin angry or scoldin

he scowled when i called him a owl

Glare of an Owl..

scrap

Short Definition : small bit or fragment; discarded waste material; fight; Ex. a scrap of paper/cloth; V: break into parts for disposal; discard as worthless; fight; quarrel

Definition
(noun) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
Synonyms : bit chip flake fleck
Example Sentence
  • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
Definition
(noun) worthless material that is to be disposed of
Synonyms : rubbish trash
Definition
(noun) a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used
Example Sentence
  • she jotted it on a scrap of paper
  • there was not a scrap left
Definition
(noun) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
Synonyms : combat fight fighting
Example Sentence
  • a fight broke out at the hockey game
  • there was fighting in the streets
  • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap
Definition
(verb) dispose of (something useless or old)
Synonyms : junk trash
Example Sentence
  • trash these old chairs
  • junk an old car
  • scrap your old computer
Definition
(verb) have a disagreement over something
Example Sentence
  • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
  • These two fellows are always scrapping over something
Definition
(verb) make into scrap or refuse
Example Sentence
  • scrap the old airplane and sell the parts
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scrap

As "SCRAPPY" means "QUARRELSOME", so "SCRAP" means " QUARREL" OR "FIGHT"

SCRAP or SCRAG - a fragment left after use, eating etc.

rap likes the fastfood art, "sc"=as, sometimes fastfood would be regarded as junk food. need to be rejected

scrappy

Short Definition : quarrelsome

Definition
(adj) full of fighting spirit
Example Sentence
  • a scrappy admiral
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scrappy

Remember Scrappy-Doo, Scooby-Doo's nephew from the Scooby-Doo cartoon series, was always ready to fight, hence his appropriate name Scrappy.

crappy is something which is bogus nd not interesting. crappy talks wud always result into quarrelsome or scrappy situation

remember the name of the Zohan in the movie "Don't u mess with the zohan". In US his name was scrappy which he got from a dog and dogs are always quarrelsome.

scraps

Short Definition : leftover food

Definition
(noun) food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scraps

SCRAPS or SCRAGS - left over food.

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sounds likecraps .U would not store craps in kitchen..right?

screech

Short Definition : unpleasant high sharp sound; shriek; V.

Definition
(noun) a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
Example Sentence
  • he ducked at the screechings of shells
  • he heard the scream of the brakes
Definition
(noun) sharp piercing cry
Example Sentence
  • her screaming attracted the neighbors
Definition
(verb) make a high-pitched, screeching noise
Example Sentence
  • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
  • My car engine makes a whining noise
Definition
(verb) utter a harsh abrupt scream
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for screech

this sounds like scratch...so when you scratch..something you make a loud unpleasant noise.

SCREECH is a SCREAM - a harsh high-pitched sound. You can even say - The speeding car came to a screeching halt when a dog suddenly ran across the road.

SCREECH is a SCREAM - a harsh high-pitched sound. You can even say - The speeding car came to a screeching halt when a dog suddenly ran across the road.

scrimmage

Short Definition : disorderly fight between two or more people

Definition
(noun) (American football) practice play between a football team's squads Definition
(noun) a noisy riotous fight
Synonyms : battle royal melee
Definition
(verb) practice playing (a sport)
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scrimmage

Scrimmage..it has SCREAM in it..mmage is marriage....if u listen screams from marriage... implies noisy fight

scrimmage is closely pronounced as scribble which is even DISORDER FASHION.

A SCRIMMAGE or a SKIRMISH is a confused struggle.

To SCREAm and fight inside a cAGE.

scruple

Short Definition : hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience

Definition
(noun) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains Definition
(noun) uneasiness about the fitness of an action
Synonyms : misgiving qualm
Definition
(noun) an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action Definition
(verb) hesitate on moral grounds
Example Sentence
  • The man scrupled to perjure himself
Definition
(verb) raise scruples
Example Sentence
  • He lied and did not even scruple about it
Definition
(verb) have doubts about
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scruple

SCRU(screwed) CoUPLEs(lovers) are willing to escape but have a feeling of hesitation to do it.

Imagine someone asked to PULL a SCREW and u Hesitate because ur not a carpenter

SCRUPLE -> SCREW + peoPLE...PEOPLE with scruples will not SCREW you.

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/Before screwing people we hesitate because morally it is not right

we'll hesitate to PULL a SCREW because it might cause accident to others later

scruple has couple in it.a new couple(spouse) generally hesitate to do things u know of what i am try to say........

They did it without Self-Trouble & Scruple

scrupulous

Short Definition : conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker

Definition
(adj) having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled
Example Sentence
  • less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance
Definition
(adj) characterized by extreme care and great effort
Example Sentence
  • conscientious application to the work at hand
  • painstaking research
  • scrupulous attention to details
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scrupulous

it makes u think of sculpture and while building sculpture the worker has to be very careful

to screw a virgin girl....require extreme care plus great effort

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SCRUPULOUS or FASTIDIOUS which are rhyming words refer to someone who is very careful, very conscientious.

Scrupulous is derived from scruple. Scruple sounds like trouble and scrupulous sounds like "trouble less". A person who is EXTREMELY THOROUGH is trouble less.

SCREW+PULL+US -- Mountaineers use screws/pegs (where the rope is tied) to pull the crew up in case anybody slips .. It requires a great deal of effort and thoroughness (question of life and death)

we always hear in movies "Scrupulously killed" >>> which means the murderer has has very carefully killed someone without leaving behind any clue..

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