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mendicant

Definition
(noun) a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
Synonyms : friar
Definition
(noun) a pauper who lives by begging
Synonyms : beggar
Definition
(adj) practicing beggary
Example Sentence
  • mendicant friars
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mendicant

Mandi me chant karta hua bhikhari

Men+die+cant= men die because they can't work so they beg to survive

mendicant ~ Men + d I + Can t : men who say I can't, they don't like to work and sometimes start practising beggary

sounds like "mendi-coat" a local name for some game of cards. Can you remember some other card game "bhikari" or "beggar"

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mendicant= men + dicant(empty something)...men with no money..beggar

mending + can't ~those who are unable to mend easil;y start begging

MENDICANT=MAN+DECANT. When you see the MAN on the street corner, you should DECANT the money from your pocket into his cup.

MEND+I+CANT:MEND rhymes like SPEND ,so the word becomes SPEND I CANT .the beggar says SPEND I CANT

One who can't be mended i.e., a perfect person who doesn't indulge in material affairs to earn food.

mend+cant: one who cant mend his clothes begs for help

break it in punjabi as( money d katt) that is lack of money

mendi+cant...railway cant par beggar rehte hai

Mendicant = Mandi (A shopping place from hindi) + cant(Etymology - Is to sing).. (Singing in Mandi) Is a begger right ?

MENDel CAN't work because he learns in kollel so his family are beggars

mercenary

Definition
(noun) a person hired to fight for another country than their own
Synonyms : soldier of fortune
Definition
(adj) marked by materialism Definition
(adj) serving for wages in a foreign army
Synonyms : free-lance freelance
Example Sentence
  • mercenary killers
Definition
(adj) profit oriented
Synonyms : mercantile moneymaking
Example Sentence
  • a commercial book
  • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism
  • a mercenary enterprise
  • a moneymaking business
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mercenary

merce - mercy + na - no; no mercy.He can kill anybody for money or gain

MERCENARY -> MERCHANT is related with money making person and mercenary is the person who do only for money

mark henry(wresler) is from kenya but fight in USA to make money

dont show any MERCY to this NARI ,as she is a prostitute, a girl MOTIVATED SOLELY BY MONEY..................;)

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mercenary (merce - mercy + na - no; no mercy) = Judge should now show mercy to someone who killed his father just for money.

My scenery is soo much beautiful thrfr it is profit oriented....

MERC-enary...gotta be motivated solely by money to buy a merc!

mera motive sirf money money

mere(mer) + se(ce) + nary(female in hindi)............mere se naary par koi dhyan nahi hai.....mujhe to CENT(money) par dhyan rakhna hai

mercenary = merce(mercy) + na (not) + ry(to friend); no mercy is there so america hire force from france tofight agaist Iraq.

meticulous

Definition
(adj) marked by precise accordance with details
Synonyms : punctilious
Example Sentence
  • meticulous research
  • punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette
Definition
(adj) marked by extreme care in treatment of details
Example Sentence
  • a meticulous craftsman
  • almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for meticulous

it sounds like matriculation(admission to a college).To get matriculation we should be as a meticulous(careful) aspirant to clear the exam.

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Meticulous:Met(Meet)+ICU(hospitals intensive care unit),so whenever u met any person in ICU u need to be very/extremely careful about his health,......etc

Meti means fear..every one knows "where ever fear is there ,care should be there" otherwise we fall in risks...

The METs play ridICULOUSly well when they demonstrate extreme care and precision during a baseball game.

meticulous.is a derived from Latin word meticulosus which means fearful..where metic..is derived from metus..means..fear...so any one who fears to be rejected...does all his work CAREFULLY....because he fears of making any mistake.

if u dont want to meet ICU .... u have to be careful

sounds like MEDICAL - doctors have to be very careful in surgery

meticulous sounds like gals METTI kulla us which means gals give more care to their husband

Misanthrope is opposite of philanthropist(is a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others,especially by donating money to good cause),BillGates is a philanthropist he used to donate his property by Bill&MelindaGateFoundatio

meticulous = met at icu us means your are in serious condition take care of yourself before meet at icu.

when ever you met me Icu(sounds like I see you ) lous sounds like less it means take care of treatment

mettle

Definition
(noun) the courage to carry on
Synonyms : heart nerve spunk
Example Sentence
  • he kept fighting on pure spunk
  • you haven't got the heart for baseball
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mettle

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METTLE - sounds like 'MEET' + 'HELL' To MEET HELL one should have the COURAGE TO CARRY ON

Sounds like metal and metals are obviously strong. So, can be related to a strong courageous person.

Reminds of Steel King industrialist Lakshmi Mittal: Symbolic of courage to carry on

We use Metal for waging war. Implying courage

meet(guys lets meet up,we all will be a force then)+all(Unity is strength and seems courageous)

in the military they give you a metal for brave deeds

METTLE= MEnTaL courage and spirit....

MET(meat)+LE(in hindi le means take)....people who sell meat say MEAT LE....but they require COURAGE to carry on the business because everytime they have to kill innocent animals

it takes mettle to walk through a field of nettle

microcosm

Definition
(noun) a miniature model of something
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for microcosm

micro = small + cosmos = universe

minatory

Definition
(adj) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
Example Sentence
  • a baleful look
  • forbidding thunderclouds
  • his tone became menacing
  • ominous rumblings of discontent
  • sinister storm clouds
  • a sinister smile
  • his threatening behavior
  • ugly black clouds
  • the situation became ugly
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for minatory

Minatory sounds like military--military people are very threatening most of the times.

minator + y first part sounds like minotaur-the mythical beast you could associate menacing and threatening with and thus minatory = menacing

minatory ~ min (men) + atory (eater) = A maneater is considered as dangerous or threatening to human beings.

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Minority Parties always threaten for QUOTA

MINEatory.....mines are always threatening because lot's of people can die because of suffocation or poisonous gases present in mines....

Meena is not teri she is meri, he gave a minatory statement

Sounds like 'Minotaur'[half bull half man creature in greek myth] so minator|y means like a 'minotaur'[evil!]

Even a MINor TeraORY breach can be threatening

Min + ate + ory sounds like hate in between, hate is an expression shown by one who is threatening or forbidding .....

Minatory = mina + at + worry; i.e mina feeling fear.

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