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stoic

Definition
(noun) a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
Example Sentence
  • a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny
Definition
(noun) someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
Synonyms : unemotional person
Definition
(adj) seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
Synonyms : stoical
Example Sentence
  • stoic courage
  • stoic patience
  • a stoical sufferer
Definition
(adj) pertaining to Stoicism or its followers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stoic

Think: "Stone-like"--> To be like a stone means you don't experience pleasure or pain. You are unaffected.

STOIC sounds similar to TOY (if that 'c' is removed)...a toy is impassive and unmoved by joy or grief

STOIC = STO (ie stony) + IC (ie icy) meaning thereby stony n icy...unaffected n emotionless

sTOIc,,,,,,, TOI stands for Times of Inda, the newspaper,,, and their articles are indifferent to emotion and bias

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stoic:s+toy: at the age of playing with toys, child shows no emotions.

a child was very happy as his new toy would be coming. but seeing that the toy is made up of stone he turned stoic

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story becomes stoic after being dry i.e. unemotional.

stoke

Definition
(verb) stir up or tend; of a fire
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stoke

<br>Sounds like "stove" which is a furnace.

Remember the word stoke as strike.. We start a fire by striking the match stick..

stoke rhymes with poke, so you are poking the fire, similar to stoking the fire.

poke+stove ..so, when you poke a stove, it'll stir up a fire and will be fed plentifully with fire

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ST-OKE sounds like stir+smoke so stoke is stirring up a fire which brings about smoke

stolid

Definition
(adj) having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
Synonyms : impassive
Example Sentence
  • her impassive remoteness
  • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight
  • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course
  • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stolid

stone like It becomes 'T' SOLID. So someone very SOLID against 'T'(ears) or emo'T'ions.

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STOL(sounds like stool)..and a stool is a nonliving thing without any emotion,simillarly a STOLID is like stool without any emotion,always dull and boring.

when you are stolid your face is solid

Remember stolid as solid. As we all know that molecules in solid are not moving randomly as in liquid or gas. So they are dull. So stolid means solid and dull.

stone --> no feeling

stoic ( stubborn & emotionless ) persons are stolid.....

Stand or stone + Solid.

stolid - a lid on show or making a show of emotions

when u r sad ur face is solid.. UNEMOTIONAL...

stratagem

Definition
(noun) a maneuver in a game or conversation
Synonyms : gambit ploy
Definition
(noun) an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
Synonyms : contrivance dodge
Example Sentence
  • his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stratagem

strategy to deceive some one

STRATEGY+GEM(costly stone like diamond)....in order to steal gems, thieves had strategy for gems i.e stratagem....

strategy by a GEM..!!

stratge-m , the deceitful strategy of m

Their STRATEgy of sneaking up on the enemy was a total GEM.

strew

Definition
(verb) spread by scattering (
Synonyms : straw
Example Sentence
  • straw
  • strew toys all over the carpet
Definition
(verb) cover; be dispersed over
Example Sentence
  • Dead bodies strewed the ground
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for strew

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strew =screw

strew sounds like straw.....sugarcane straw were spreaded in the field

s+trew..tree..tree scatter its seed which are further spreaded to whole area by wind....flowers are spreaded on the field becoz someone has scattered them all over ....

strew=straw..if you sprinkle water with the straw it wil SPREAD RANDOMLY

straw : with a straw u sprinkled ur spit all over his face

strew - that which is strayed is strew

desperate

stricture

Definition
(noun) abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
Synonyms : stenosis
Definition
(noun) severe criticism
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stricture

STRICTURE rhymes with strict sir...so a sir who is always strict CRITICEZES SEVERELY. And also constricts (limits)

Since structure of the building was somewhat confined the people critised the builder severly

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When a girl has a good STRUCTURE.. every boy will CRITICIZE(Stricture) her(in a good way though).

Rhymes with scripture - something that never faces stricture.

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