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innocuous

Definition
(adj) not injurious to physical or mental health Definition
(adj) not causing disapproval
Synonyms : unobjectionable
Example Sentence
  • it was an innocuous remark
  • confined himself to innocuous generalities
  • unobjectionable behavior
Definition
(adj) lacking intent or capacity to injure
Synonyms : innocent
Example Sentence
  • an innocent prank
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in(not)+nocuous(noxious)........ means not noxious......something which is not noxious is harmless...

innocuous ~ innocent

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Although some spiders are POISONOUS, most of them are INNOCUOUS (harmless)

Nokia+Us- Amongst 'fell' phones, Nokia is the most harmless to Us.

He is locked IN the box and he KNOCKS TO US, but we ignore him because he is now harmless.

INjury NO COw tO US ...no injury is given to us by cow

in + no + c + u + ous >>> means u do not have an eye on us.. so u r not harmful to us..

"Innocuous" is closely related, in both origin and meaning, to "innocent"

Innocuous: ENO (antacid) quon US mein nahi lete log, ye to completely HARMLESS hai.

Innocuous= I NO KILL US :-)

In-Noc(sounds like Knock "knock the door" to come inside) If someone knocks to come inside then he is harmless. Harmful people just barged in.

innuendo

Definition
(noun) an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
Synonyms : insinuation
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INN(loopala)ENDO UNDI...hint lies inside something

"The salesman was making innuendos towards our 16 year old daughter" is salesman ne ladki chhedi, INNU UNDE(eggs) maaro.....

ok this is poor but does the job....you go for a stay in an INN but U END up washing kitchen utensils...what does it imply? you had no money to pay!!

INN(inside)ENDO(inside)something is there inside..usually hint lies inside something

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another one...in the song IN THE END by Linkin Park, it implies that he has lost something which he had tried so hard to get

innuendo -> i + knew + end... how does one manage to guess the end result?? from the "hints" provided.. thus innuendo means hints..

in(to, toward) + nuere[to nod.] An indirect or subtle, usually derogatory implication in expression

IN the END u get Offended

INN(shirt ki inn)+U+ENDO....you end doing inn of your shirt because soon you are going to be a beggar...It,s a kind of remark or hint....

in+nuen+do--- IN church NUN(nuen) gave me a HINT to DO work(eg: start singing the prayer , ring the bells)

inquisitive

Definition
(adj) showing curiosity
Example Sentence
  • if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive
  • raised a speculative eyebrow
Definition
(adj) inquiring or appearing to inquire
Example Sentence
  • an inquiring look
  • the police are proverbially inquisitive
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IN+QUIZ+itive, contestents IN a QUIZ are eager for knowledge.

Curiously (INQUI-sitive) Inquiring and (in-QUIS-itive) Questioning

inquisitor

Definition
(noun) a questioner who is excessively harsh
Synonyms : interrogator
Definition
(noun) an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
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INQUISITOR - sounds like in-quiz-itor, so someone in a quiz who asks questions, is a questioner.

INQUISOTOR-one who is INQUISitive, always asks questions , he is a QUESTIONER.

The later part rhymes as visitor, usually tend to be harsh & questions a lot in school and colleges hence called 'investigator'.

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insalubrious

Definition
(adj) detrimental to health
Synonyms : unhealthful unhealthy
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salu = healthy (salu for salman khan is very healthy)... insalubrious = not friend of salu... not healthy

salu for salman khan is VERY HEALTHY... in(NOT)salubrious who doesn’t have health as that of SALMAN...IS NOT HEALTHY

compare it to 'Saloon' which is an unhealthy place.

insALUbrious - rememeber alu (potato).. eating aloo everyday is not good for health

using Saulab Sauchalya(public toilet) is not healthy.. hope u get it !!

insatiable

Definition
(adj) impossible to satisfy
Synonyms : insatiate unsatiable
Example Sentence
  • an insatiate appetite
  • an insatiable demand for old buildings to restore
  • his passion for work was unsatiable
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in(means not)+satia(ble).satiSFIED..SO someone who is NOT satisfied.

sate or satiate means to satisfy; therefore IN SATIATE means that can NOT be satisfied!

inscrutable

Definition
(adj) of an obscure nature
Example Sentence
  • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
  • a deep dark secret
  • the inscrutable workings of Providence
  • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life
  • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for inscrutable

you cant SCRU(screw) a TABLE b'coz you can't have a penetration... may b b'coz it doesn't have a hole(a place to peek into)

IN(not)+SCRUTINY(critical observation or examination)....a thing that cannot be examined or understood is inscrutable.....

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in[not]+screw+table...a table which cannot be screwd is impenetrable and we dont readily understand why cant we screw it which is mysterious

That cannot be scrutinized

It was a mystery what was behind the wall, so Ebenezer SCROOGE INserted his drill INto the wall and SCREWED IN a hole so he could peep INto it.

To screw a girl in a table is mysterious for virgin boys.:p

scrutiny is to examine closely. Inscrutable whereas means something that can not be examined closely as it is not understood in the first place.

Read it as Inscru Table... Have you heard of this type of table anywhere ? ? .. Hence it is " impossible to understand / interpret "

insidious

Definition
(adj) beguiling but harmful
Example Sentence
  • insidious pleasures
Definition
(adj) intended to entrap Definition
(adj) working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
Synonyms : pernicious subtle
Example Sentence
  • glaucoma is an insidious disease
  • a subtle poison
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for insidious

insidious= inside+ hideous. think of something terrible, like a disease, hiding inside of the body.

Relate it with inside as in "something inside or hidden " .

Insidous Remember the sith lord-darth sidious.He was a vile treacherous person. Thus insidious = sly,treacherous

inside but like - ghar ka bhedhi lanka dhaye

insidious rhymes with perfidious which means the same: trecherous

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In+sid=in+seed. its an old adage: jo seed andar hi andar bo ta hai. means against harmful

insidious; Inside of us the secret is lying how we have succeed.

in(eenni) side neseyndra - ante vaanni mosam cheyyadam

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