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largess

Definition
(noun) a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
Synonyms : largesse
Definition
(noun) liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for largess

largess=Large+S+S==> Large Social Service. that is Gift to society.

largess( large ss) large -very big s-service) very big hearted people shower people with GENEROUS GIFT)

larg(large)+ess(axe a kind of deoderant)....so a girl donating the large number of axe deo as gift to males who sweat alot...such a generous gift it is....

"Large S" = $

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when u come late to class .u will be in class without attendance

lassitude

Definition
(noun) a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
Synonyms : lethargy sluggishness
Definition
(noun) a feeling of lack of interest or energy
Synonyms : languor listlessness
Definition
(noun) weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lassitude

After a heavy lunch, if you drink a glass of LASSI, you will go into a lassitude i.e. weariness, lethargy and ultimately go to sleep.

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lassitude

we drink LASSI(.. buttermilk in hindi..) when we are tired or WEARED DOWN..

LAST+ALTITUDE....when we reach the highest altitude, we are in lassitude

lassitude sounds like "lets sit dude" .. means the guy is tired ..

a sitting attitude, as in weariness, langour

ass-sit-mood

lassi pee ke panjaabi dude ko neend aa gayi

lassi(Lazy) + attitude >> Lazy attitude means lack of energy or vitality..

lasting too few = tired and weary

lassitude = less + atitude; weak in operation.

Lass(girl)+Attitude=Lassitude...that's something i think both guys and girls can relate to...a girl with an attitude can lead to..lack of energy..if your chasing her or if your dealing with her..

leaven

Definition
(noun) a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
Synonyms : leavening
Definition
(noun) an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something
Synonyms : leavening
Example Sentence
  • his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor
Definition
(verb) cause to puff up with a leaven
Synonyms : prove raise
Example Sentence
  • unleavened bread
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for leaven

Lift up to the hEAVEN...tht is rise u ll rise up to heaven only when u grow lighter(in wt.)

(its bit vague) Think of Balloon : LEAVE aNd it will go up, therefore cause to rise or grow lighter

when you LEAVE anything in oVEN it will puff up and grow lighter

LEAVEs

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leaven=11....experts say you need to punch the dough of pizza 11 times as it CAUSES TO RISE OR GROW LIGHTER...and then put it in the oven..:)

lectern

Definition
(noun) desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer
Synonyms : reading desk
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lectern

"Lectern" is a place for giving a "lecture"

Lectern resembles "lecture" and is where you put the notes to read during your lecture.

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Lectern is sounds like lantern, a lantern is placed in the desk for readin

The LECTURER prepares for the LECTURE at the LECTERN.

leery

Definition
(adj) openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for leery

leery >when u are travelling in train and someone asks u to eat something then they say "leh ri" then u get suspicious at his offering..

rhymes with Wary so when u r leery u r wary .

leery-compare with jerry tom is always cautious and suspicious that jerry is around

rhymes with eerie... On viewing eerie things we get suspicious

Sounds like jerry...tom is always suspicious and cautious about jerry..

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Beware of the pace of Brett Lee

BBC TV, Hard Talk presenter Leery King always suspicious

Bruce Lee has a typical shine in his eye. He is always LEE-ry, i.e. cautious and distrustful, in case anyone attacks him suddenly.

After King Lear got betrayed so many times by his daughters, he must have been very suspicious of everything.

The word leer means a lustful or wanton look.....So you become leery(cautious) of people who leer at you.

BBC presenter Leery King always

legerdemain

Definition
(noun) an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for legerdemain

legerdemain: legendary man

legerdemain means dextrity of hand. skillful in magic. consider DOMAIN . domain knowledge is needed for IT jobs. so one should have sound domain knowledge. so legerDEMAIN means artful, skillfull in magical powers

legs are d main ! ...but still u need hands..

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using his sleight of hand he transformed a lizard to a man

French- Legere- Light de- of; Mains- Hands; literally Light handed which is skillful.

le ja(l)di main...

Legendery+Man - remember Barney Stinson from HIMYM? he used to do magic tricks to impress the girl.. :)

legend man bananey k liey proness(dexterity) chahiey

With the legerdemain, I completed the laser operation with my hand.

leonine

Definition
(adj) of or characteristic of or resembling a lion
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for leonine

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LEOnine- LEO means Lion(refer astrological sun signs)

leon...sounds like lion+nine....so if u are hearing the sounds of nine lion..

levity

Definition
(noun) feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness Definition
(noun) a manner lacking seriousness
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for levity

lev(leave)+it+y(.yaar)..you casually leave things without any seriousness

lev+ity..together sounds like leave+take...so you take a leave whenever you want..thats shows that you are not serious about your furure.

Live and eat.

in telugu, levu, means 'not present' ... no seriousness..

Causal like LEVIS jeans.

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