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sumptuous

Definition
(adj) rich and superior in quality
Example Sentence
  • a princely sum
  • gilded dining rooms
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divide it like sumptu+ous;just focus on the SUMPT+U,SOUNDS LIKE SAMPAT(I)(IN HINDI..DHAN SAMPATI)SO SAMPATI MEANS MONEY,well if you have a lot of sumpati or money, you will spend it LAVISHLY,you will be able to buy all luxury.

just focus on SUM(means whole amount)+ptuous.....well you have decided to spend whole amount of yours ( around a crore )on your wedding..so you are trying to be sumptuous.

akin to consumption, presumption, assumption. <br>consumption = take in <br>presumption = taken, before hand <br>assumption = taken as sumptuous = something that takes a lot.

A rich, SUMPTUOUS meal is also SCRUMPTIOUS(delicious).

basically it taken from sumptus...means expense..so someone suggesting grand expense on things...

sundry

Definition
(adj) consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
Example Sentence
  • an arrangement of assorted spring flowers
  • assorted sizes
  • miscellaneous accessories
  • a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music
  • a motley crew
  • sundry sciences commonly known as social
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sundry

SUNDARI (beautiful girl) ke peeche SEVERAL boys pade hai :P

when you SUNDRY .. you expose yourself to MISCELLANEOUS radiations

Imagine yourself lying on seashore enjoying the SUN. Now imagine a picture of SUN (obviously a round circle with lots of lines coming out of it).. Every line represent VARIOUS rays emerging out of the SUN (could be ULTRAVIOLET or INFRARED). In short

it is sunday you can do various things !!

SEVERAL fruits are SUN-DRIED to turn them into dry fruits...

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Mothers SUN DRY their family's SUNDRY clothing items and then sort them out after they DRY.

SUNDRY(beautiful girl).....there are VARIOUS KINDS of beautiful girls....SEVERAL.....

SUN can DRY different kinds of wet stuff :)

my launDRY consists of a sunDRY of clothes

usually we make a SEVERAL VARIETY of clothes to dry in sun

wheN we asunder something we get sundry of that thing

'several'wet clothes were put out for sun-dry ing

Many things can be SUNDRIED. So, Sundry means various;several.

sunlit

Definition
(adj) lighted by sunlight
Synonyms : sunstruck
Example Sentence
  • the sunlit slopes of the canyon
  • violet valleys and the sunstruck ridges
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sunlit

sun+lit(past & past participle of light)--something that is lit by sun or lightened by sun is sunlit.

supercilious

Definition
(adj) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
Example Sentence
  • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
  • haughty aristocrats
  • his lordly manners were offensive
  • walked with a prideful swagger
  • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
  • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
  • a more swaggering mood than usual
Definition
(adj) expressive of contempt
Synonyms : sneering snide
Example Sentence
  • curled his lip in a supercilious smile
  • spoke in a sneering jeering manner
  • makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for supercilious

split it like SUPER+CILI(sounds like SILLY)+o+US......now think of our SUPER SENIORs in our college . ..who were very ARROGANT IN NATURE..and were very keen to exhibit their superiority over us hence treated us in a very silly way..

but basically this word is taken from latin supercilium...which when splited means super + cilium means eyelid.....so moving your eyelid in a way which exhibit your pride......and arrogance...

SUPER+FEELious....whenyou feel that you are superior, you become showy,pompous ......

Supercilious = Super + chilly(ous) i.e. when we eat food with a Super amount (a lot of) of chilly we express contempt towards the person who cooked it.

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Arrogant people think rest of the world is "super silly".

split the word super+cilia+ ous: Cilia means hair.so supercilia can assumed to mean someone with lots of hair,long haired,john abraham wannabe's.These guy usually come of as arrogant.

super-chilli-ous chilli means hot and can also be related to arrogant

super(above)+ cilia (hair): Think of a person's condescending, patronizing expression where he/she lifts one eyebrow up.

super+cilia. Cilia are TINY hairlike function of a cell, so if there is a SUPER CILIA in the group, he (cilia) will be haughty and mighty among others.

Supercilious : just a "Super- Silly-Ass " person...

iam SUPER...u are SILLY :P

supercilious = super + cili (silly) + ous; i.e making unnecessary things.

You Wanna remember, use this-- "super silly ass " and you'll remember the basic sense of supercilious.

supererogatory

Definition
(adj) more than is needed, desired, or required
Example Sentence
  • trying to lose excess weight
  • found some extra change lying on the dresser
  • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
  • skills made redundant by technological advance
  • sleeping in the spare room
  • supernumerary ornamentation
  • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
  • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
  • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
  • surplus cheese distributed to the needy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for supererogatory

sounds like super+repository. A repository is a storage of information. super repository will have 'EXCESSIVE' information.

super+interrogate...when you super interrogate a person,he will give excess info

super(er-this is not required)ogatory--

superfluous

Definition
(adj) serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
Example Sentence
  • otiose lines in a play
  • advice is wasted words
  • a pointless remark
  • a life essentially purposeless
  • senseless violence
Definition
(adj) more than is needed, desired, or required
Example Sentence
  • trying to lose excess weight
  • found some extra change lying on the dresser
  • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
  • skills made redundant by technological advance
  • sleeping in the spare room
  • supernumerary ornamentation
  • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
  • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
  • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
  • surplus cheese distributed to the needy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for superfluous

divide it as super+flow.. when there is large(super) flow of water, it becomes EXCESSIVE / OVERABUNDANCE of water..

sounds like surplus - you have more than you need when there is a surplus of it

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super flow of water in the jar;why?because it is excess n more than required in the jar

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