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scintillate

Definition
(verb) give off
Example Sentence
  • the substance scintillated sparks and flashes
Definition
(verb) reflect brightly
Synonyms : coruscate sparkle
Example Sentence
  • Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside
Definition
(verb) emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
Synonyms : twinkle winkle
Example Sentence
  • Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?
Definition
(verb) physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon
Example Sentence
  • the phosphor fluoresced
Definition
(verb) be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity
Synonyms : coruscate sparkle
Example Sentence
  • The musical performance sparkled
  • A scintillating conversation
  • his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall
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Skin/Till>> Till sparkles on skin

SCINTILLATE or SCINTILLATING refers to something GLITTERING, sparkling, shining, twinkling.

schin means shan(in hindi very small time). so meaning of the above word is "the one which is alive or animated for a very small time"

Divide it into: Skin / Til= Til creates sparkling effect on skin.

scin: skin late: glaze (which is shiny)

scintillating performance, great performance.

scourge

Definition
(noun) a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
Synonyms : flagellum
Definition
(noun) something causing misery or death
Synonyms : bane curse nemesis
Example Sentence
  • the bane of my life
Definition
(noun) a person who inspires fear or dread
Synonyms : terror threat
Example Sentence
  • he was the terror of the neighborhood
Definition
(verb) punish severely; excoriate Definition
(verb) whip
Synonyms : flagellate
Example Sentence
  • The religious fanatics flagellated themselves
Definition
(verb) cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
Example Sentence
  • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
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SCOld with COURaGE :: We first scold a person and then give him punishment(which needs courage)

uncle scrooge ne severly punish kiya ducks ko

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Scourge=SCOld+URGE= From an urge to scold we give sever punishments like beating with a whip.

sco+urge...When we were children we used to get a WHIP if we had the URGE to have a SCO(op) of icecream

curse

sound like courage... Screw the courage....if we get caught thn we have to face "severe punishment"

I hope u guys know this word 'Scoundrel'. We use this word to lash out a person when he has done something wrong and we punish him(whip).

cour(a)ge is required to handle a whip

we shout when we are whipped, shout=scourge.

SCOURGE or FLOG - to inflict pain by lashing out with a whip or a cane or something similar.

Pronunciation : Skorj .. In old times, when you do not have money to end your KARJ, you were flogged to death in front of the village to set up as an example.

Scourge=if u dont Score Good in exam u will be punished.

scourge.sometime excessive courage causes great suffering bcoz it becomes overconfidence.

scrimmage

Definition
(noun) (American football) practice play between a football team's squads Definition
(noun) a noisy riotous fight
Synonyms : battle royal melee
Definition
(verb) practice playing (a sport)
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Scrimmage..it has SCREAM in it..mmage is marriage....if u listen screams from marriage... implies noisy fight

scrimmage is closely pronounced as scribble which is even DISORDER FASHION.

A SCRIMMAGE or a SKIRMISH is a confused struggle.

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To SCREAm and fight inside a cAGE.

scruple

Definition
(noun) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains Definition
(noun) uneasiness about the fitness of an action
Synonyms : misgiving qualm
Definition
(noun) an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action Definition
(verb) hesitate on moral grounds
Example Sentence
  • The man scrupled to perjure himself
Definition
(verb) raise scruples
Example Sentence
  • He lied and did not even scruple about it
Definition
(verb) have doubts about
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SCRU(screwed) CoUPLEs(lovers) are willing to escape but have a feeling of hesitation to do it.

Imagine someone asked to PULL a SCREW and u Hesitate because ur not a carpenter

SCRUPLE -> SCREW + peoPLE...PEOPLE with scruples will not SCREW you.

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/Before screwing people we hesitate because morally it is not right

we'll hesitate to PULL a SCREW because it might cause accident to others later

scruple has couple in it.a new couple(spouse) generally hesitate to do things u know of what i am try to say........

They did it without Self-Trouble & Scruple

scrupulous

Definition
(adj) having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled
Example Sentence
  • less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance
Definition
(adj) characterized by extreme care and great effort
Example Sentence
  • conscientious application to the work at hand
  • painstaking research
  • scrupulous attention to details
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it makes u think of sculpture and while building sculpture the worker has to be very careful

to screw a virgin girl....require extreme care plus great effort

SCRUPULOUS or FASTIDIOUS which are rhyming words refer to someone who is very careful, very conscientious.

Scrupulous is derived from scruple. Scruple sounds like trouble and scrupulous sounds like "trouble less". A person who is EXTREMELY THOROUGH is trouble less.

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SCREW+PULL+US -- Mountaineers use screws/pegs (where the rope is tied) to pull the crew up in case anybody slips .. It requires a great deal of effort and thoroughness (question of life and death)

we always hear in movies "Scrupulously killed" >>> which means the murderer has has very carefully killed someone without leaving behind any clue..

scuffle

Definition
(noun) disorderly fighting Definition
(noun) a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling
Synonyms : dutch hoe scuffle hoe
Definition
(noun) an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
Synonyms : scramble
Definition
(verb) walk by dragging one's feet
Synonyms : shamble shuffle
Example Sentence
  • he shuffled out of the room
  • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall
Definition
(verb) fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
Synonyms : tussle
Example Sentence
  • the drunken men started to scuffle
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Rhymes shuffle...u know the rest

whenever there is a fight you catch your opponent by the "CUFF" and push him down...S-CUFF-LE

struggle confiously

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SCUFFLE or TUSSLE which are rhyming words refer to a confused struggle.

scurrilous

Definition
(adj) expressing offensive reproach
Synonyms : abusive opprobrious
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You want to scurry away when someone makes scurrilous charges against you.

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if any one puts sCURRY(any dish)lous(LESS) u make INDECENT remarks about them

KUDI+LESS- ppl who are kudiless(not having girl in their home) due to shamelessness abuse others.

an Indian Hard core OBSCENE flick is titles CURRY-LUST :) Please Rate!

sCURRIlous- to abuse and pass obscene comments against Indians is called CURRY-bashing in the UK and australia.

scurrilous means obscene or abusive [s]hadi me usne bahot curi khai isleye logo ne usne scurrilous remark diye

SCURRILOUS is making SCANDULOUS claims, to be humorously insulting.

Scurrilous sounds like hurry(quick) less. People give abusive remarks who is slow in doing work.

SCURRILOUS -> SCOURge(attack) + scandALOUS(disgrace) = to disgrace and attack.

Scurrilous: Scurring/Screwing Scenes are obscene, indecent

CURRY+LOSE (lous): Maggi told in an ad, that Top Ramen Curry noodles contains pig fat, to cause a public outrage, and to harm Top Ramen's reputation.

Rhymes with careless.

scurrilous = for curry he is making obscene words to us.

scurrilous sounds like furious. When you become furious you make scurrilous remarks!

scurvy

Definition
(noun) a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
Synonyms : scorbutus
Definition
(adj) of the most contemptible kind
Example Sentence
  • abject cowardice
  • a low stunt to pull
  • a low-down sneak
  • his miserable treatment of his family
  • You miserable skunk!
  • a scummy rabble
  • a scurvy trick
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SCURVY is a deadly disease. So people suffering from this vitamin c deficiency are low in health.

Scurvy (crooked teeth)is a gums disease which is characterized by excess dental bleeding. If ur freind has excess bleeding as he doesnt brush teeth then u hate him i.e dispicable or contemptible.

From SCURVY the thing comes to my mind is "SuCk URVY", in punjabi and hindi urvy is a vegitabel. Some people hate to see sucking urvy. So u SuCk URVY u are CONTEMPTIBLE.

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