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snicker

Definition
(noun) a disrespectful laugh
Synonyms : snigger snort
Definition
(verb) laugh quietly
Synonyms : snigger
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for snicker

The students gave a snicker when the professor came to the class in a sneaker.

snicker.....wecan say after eating snickers chocolate our laugh is supressed

people eating snicker - snicker - (in self satisfaction, cause its so tasty)at those who cant eat(maybe because they are obese)

he came to school with a snicker shoe , so all the students gave him a snicker / half stifled laugh

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sneer+nicker ...student snickered when prof came to class with nicker (half)...so, half sneer..

snicker - when you laugh stiflingly , you get a hic hic or snick snick sound instead of a hahaha.... and hence to snicker is to laugh stiflingly or to laugh disrespectfully

snivel

Definition
(noun) whining in a tearful manner
Synonyms : sniveling
Definition
(noun) the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
Synonyms : sniffle snuffle
Definition
(verb) talk in a tearful manner
Synonyms : whine
Definition
(verb) snuff up mucus through the nose
Synonyms : snuffle
Definition
(verb) cry or whine with snuffling
Example Sentence
  • Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for snivel

Snivel:sneeze + well(vel) runing nose

sniffing and snivelling due to influenza

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snivel->nivel similar to navel..you wished ur wife had a navel like sridevi and you TEND TO CRY..

pick the word nive ...sounds like knife...so wen u got the cut on your finger due to knife u ran at nose

snivel nivel>> not well sleep >>bcz of snivelling/ cry of your partner

snivel - sneeze well due to a running nose. Whine due to a running nose

SNIVEL S(Stopped) N(Nosal) I(Inlets) Vel(Well)

snivel - sniff means to sell, and smell itself sounds like snivel.. and so it is related to the nose.

sobriety

Definition
(noun) the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
Synonyms : soberness
Definition
(noun) moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
Synonyms : dryness
Definition
(noun) a manner that is serious and solemn Definition
(noun) abstaining from excess
Synonyms : temperance
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sobriety

sobr..sounds like SOBER..AND a sober person is always serious about his life, therefore seriousness is the state of being sober.

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sobriety sounds like propriety(proper manners) ie decency

sodden

Definition
(adj) wet through and through; thoroughly wet
Synonyms : soppy
Example Sentence
  • stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain
  • the speaker's sodden collar
  • soppy clothes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sodden

SODDEN ...remove the 'o' and replace it with 'a',u get sadden(ed)...so when u are saddened u look so DULL

You got SOaked by a suDDEN shower. SO+DDEN.

when u r sodden u becum soggy

try to remember as sodden : so-dull

sojourn

Definition
(noun) a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
Synonyms : visit
Definition
(verb) spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sojourn

so-journ, remember it as so(sona)to sleep,during a journey,therefore it would be a temporary stay at a place away from your home..

sojourn== short + journey on some places..so you would stay there temporarily in there..

adjourn means to go away, sojourn is just the opposite... it means to stay

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find BOURNE in this....jason bourne dont stay at ne place for long time....temporary stay! :)

sojourn= soldier

only idiots and idle folks talk about boots and PRATES.

solace

Definition
(noun) the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment
Synonyms : consolation solacement
Example Sentence
  • second place was no consolation to him
Definition
(noun) comfort in disappointment or misery
Synonyms : solacement
Definition
(noun) the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction
Synonyms : comfort consolation
Example Sentence
  • his presence was a consolation to her
Definition
(verb) give moral or emotional strength to
Synonyms : comfort console soothe
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for solace

i solaced when i opened my shoe lace

"Quantum of Solace" james Bond

Jenilia felt "SO LESS" pain after Imran solaced her

"Condom of Solace" -You'll be having trouble having sex so you'll be disappointed! Then, you put on a condom to have "comfortable" sex.(Solace= comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment)

The Mrs. Solis (Gabrielle Solis)in Desperate housewives was not very good at solace.

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when balm solve (SOL) my head ache (ACE) , I will feel comfort.

solecism

Definition
(noun) a socially awkward or tactless act
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for solecism

SHOLEYcism...when you think of hindi movie sholay,who comes in your mind???? GABBAR....everytime he used to make mistakes while speaking because of his rustic or wild accent....

look at it .......... http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1293/539675960_6a35e68c73.jpg?v=0

solecism = so less lex - ism. Lexical is related to grammar as also in lexical anaylsis in a computer langauge.. so-less-lex-ism means more grammatical and awkward mistakes

It's a funny one...When someone's shoe sole comes out it is a social blunder...

take the word "sole" from it...now imagine a hot blonde girl sleeping on parks bench alone(sole)..this is an awkward act...so solecism

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SOcially or LExICally worthy of critiCISM = SOLECISM.

solecism is like socialism and sole(soul; pronunciation is same)in it.so if u don't live with soul in society it is awkward.

rember the movie shol;ay...in it were many socially awkward acts.so solecicm=sholay+cism

Singing a SOLO when you are a bad singer is socially awkward.

so(l)e(c)ism...interchange l and c...it sounds lyk socialism...but as u have interchanged them...both r opposites...!!!

Among racism and sexism, one of the major problems is lexism: judging people based on grammatical blunders (lexicon: vocabulary). Were you denied work because of your grammar mistakes? That's SO lexism...

so, deserving criticism...because it's wrong/flagrant

(also means grammatical mistake): I got an F on my paper but the professor's SOLE critiCISM was that I made one grammar mistake

solicit

Definition
(verb) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
Synonyms : beg tap
Example Sentence
  • Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce
  • My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities
Definition
(verb) make amorous advances towards
Synonyms : court romance woo
Example Sentence
  • John is courting Mary
Definition
(verb) approach with an offer of sexual favors
Synonyms : accost hook
Example Sentence
  • he was solicited by a prostitute
  • The young man was caught soliciting in the park
Definition
(verb) incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination
Example Sentence
  • He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents
Definition
(verb) make a solicitation or petition for something desired
Example Sentence
  • She is too shy to solicit
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for solicit

so+ let(li)+ me sit(cit)....i requestd my teacher

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