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dart

Definition
(noun) a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot Definition
(noun) a tapered tuck made in dressmaking Definition
(noun) a sudden quick movement
Synonyms : flit
Definition
(verb) move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
Synonyms : fleet flit flutter
Example Sentence
  • The hummingbird flitted among the branches
Definition
(verb) run or move very quickly or hastily
Synonyms : dash flash scoot scud shoot
Example Sentence
  • She dashed into the yard
Definition
(verb) move with sudden speed
Example Sentence
  • His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dart

remember the game of darts where you throw the pointed needle-like darts quickly towards the board?

Remember 'Blue dart' filght services? known for its fast service of goods

i think we all lnow BLUE DART company.which is a courier company ..it might help you.

dart ~ d + art; distance + art; art of reducing distance - to run or move quickly.

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throwing knife on persons head is a Danger+ART

daub

Definition
(noun) material used to daub walls Definition
(noun) a blemish made by dirt
Example Sentence
  • he had a smudge on his cheek
Definition
(noun) an unskillful painting Definition
(verb) coat with plaster
Synonyms : plaster
Example Sentence
  • daub the wall
Definition
(verb) apply to a surface
Example Sentence
  • daub paint onto the wall
Definition
(verb) cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
Synonyms : smear
Example Sentence
  • smear the wall with paint
  • daub the ceiling with plaster
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for daub

from DAUB, if you can remember DOBBY from the Harry Potter movies: he was always shabby and dirty, as if COVERED WITH MUD or SMEARED WITH PAINT

daub- this word resembles the word dhobi..person who cleans "daubed" clothes.

daag ache hai... or daub ache hai....

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Dubbed movies are lame, not very artistic, daub is artless painting.

dry+hub->a house covers with straw clay or mud

daunt

Definition
(verb) cause to lose courage
Example Sentence
  • dashed by the refusal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for daunt

daunt = haunt = if you are frightened you will be discouraged to go into the haunted house.

this mnemonic is in hindi....daunt..sounds simillar to "daant"(scolding) aur jab bhi daant padti hai we easily get disheartened and frightened.

daunt sounds like DON'T,means som1 discouraging u

DAUNT sounds like "taunt".... When anyone taunts u u get dishartened

sounds like DAAT(to scold in hindi)....when you scold children frequently(DAAT), they become discouraged......

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Daunt=aunt means ladies always frighten about their work mostly that what they are doing

determination haunt;due to frightening by haunting determination is decreased or lessened

danger+aunt->frighten, dishearten,dicourage

daunt ~ D (dog) + AUNT; My aunt was daunted by the dog in front of our house.

DAUNT = d + aunt; The aunt y always discourage about success.

dawdle

Definition
(verb) take one's time; proceed slowly
Synonyms : linger
Definition
(verb) waste time
Synonyms : dally
Example Sentence
  • Get busy--don't dally!
Definition
(verb) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dawdle

somewhat similar to idle

do dull ladke dawdle kar rahe hain.

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In yahoo msngr,theres an environment called doodle which is meant for wasting time in yahoo and doodle is also a synonym of dawdle.

PAIDAL(walk on foot)..some guys are walking PAIDAL in order to DAWDLE.

dawdle - similar to "Doodle" .. we can recollect "yankee doodle went to town riding on a ..." i.e loitering around, hand around .."stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni .." wasting time around .. doing silly stuff

if u know what DOODLE is: it means drawing lines or something irrelevant while talking on phone or while sitting idle...so DODDLE which sounds like DAWDLE id wasting time

slowly dawdle(daw -> sighting in tamil) girls. Loiter, wasting time.

dearth

Definition
(noun) an acute insufficiency
Synonyms : famine shortage
Definition
(noun) an insufficient quantity or number
Synonyms : paucity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dearth

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earth is big. de-earth.....(read as dearth) means small...small in quantity..or scarcity

dearth sounds like death. high death rate can result in scarcity of man-power

Dearth - deers + earth. Deers in earth are getting insufficient in number

earth is full of things, dearth means lacking of things

dearth = death + r (reason) reason for death is scarcity(of food, shelter,health) thus dearth is scarcity

De-Earth means to dig...because of scarcity of water we started digging.....

earth is full of things, dearth means lacking of things

due to shortage of resources man started de-earthing(digging and looking under earth) for them...

For want of food, they were starving and tried eating DIRT.

death is a result of dearth (scarcity of food)

dead+earth food,water all are scarcity.

DEARTH = dead + earth; dead earth is always insufficient in quantity.

dearth leads to death!

dear+th ->dear ones are there far away scarcity to find such one

debacle

Definition
(noun) a sudden and violent collapse
Synonyms : fiasco
Definition
(noun) flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer Definition
(noun) a sound defeat
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for debacle

belt..having bacle ..if we (de)remove bucle from belt,the pant will fall.. then comes the complete disaster

De-BUCKLE (BELT) ... As in Belt's buckle got removed on stage.. which was a complete disaster.

debacle sounds like the battle..any battle brings the sudden and violent collapses of people and wealth.

DEBACLE OPPOSITE OF MIRACLE

'Debacle' is very close to 'Buckle'. Columns of a building collapse due to buckling.

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debacle- split it as de + bac + le --> to take step backward in career==>downfall .. hope its clear :)

de+bacle= the battle in the movie 300 was a violent breakdown for xersis

Dibbe (train ke) accident me ghir gaye. That means disaster.

debacle sounds like OBSTACLE..which can cause complete disaster

DEBACLE= deb + ac + le; when deb comes he always takes the ac room it is digester for us in summer.

Buckle "fell down".

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