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semblance

Definition
(noun) an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
Synonyms : color colour gloss
Example Sentence
  • he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity
  • he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction
  • the situation soon took on a different color
Definition
(noun) an erroneous mental representation
Synonyms : illusion
Definition
(noun) picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
Synonyms : likeness
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for semblance

resemblance should immediately come to your mind and relate the meaning of resemblance to semblance.

sounds like ambulance that gives an outward appearance of emergency, illness and death.

SEMBLANCE is an outward APPEARANCE or form.

sententious

Definition
(adj) abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing
Example Sentence
  • too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation
Definition
(adj) concise and full of meaning
Synonyms : pithy
Example Sentence
  • welcomed her pithy comments
  • the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sententious

Sentence+less - Someone who can concisely explain his views in just a few sentences (less sentences used).

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Sententious: think of it as "Sentence + Conscious". Person who is sentence conscious will be terse or brief.

sentence+ious... full sentence in one word.

SENTENTIOUS-> SENTENCE+TENSION. "In a TENSION filled debate, you may only get one SENTENCE in; so, be SENTENTIOUS."

SENTENTIOUS means filled with SENTIMENT(feeling).

sentence+ious... full sentence in one word.

sen ten. sen is sanity/intelligence. ten = 10/10. trying to show off u r 10/10 on intelligence

say so much in one sentence that it is better than a whole story.

Sentencing us to tension with your excessive moralizing - at least you're pithy!

Everyone on the beach was shocked when the local authorities SENTENced US for mixed bathing.

The judge read the sentence with a sententious look

sentient

Definition
(adj) endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
Synonyms : animate
Example Sentence
  • the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage
Definition
(adj) consciously perceiving
Example Sentence
  • sentient of the intolerable load
  • a boy so sentient of his surroundings
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sentient

Sentimental people are sentinent.

Sentient -> SENTI + ENT(Ear Nose Throat) .. Capable of sensation, Aware, Sensitive ..

SENTIENT - conscious, susceptible or responsive to sensation, is sensitive.

when you are senti for someone you are aware(sentient)for her/him

-Able to see or feel things through senses. Sentient = Sen(ses) + ENT (ear,nose,taste)

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Abhor

sentinel

Definition
(noun) a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sentinel

Sentinel=see at entry.Guard or Sentry.

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senti"nel" (SA bowler) gets senti when he bowls a beamer and watches over the batsman so as to prevent a boundry on the next ball in case the batsman gets aggressive.. so he is a sentinel !!

A SENTINEL is like a CONSTABLE - a soldier posted to keep watch and guard something.

sena at tunnel

sentinel: sent+in+el(elowd/allowed): we employed a watch man/gaurd at my wedding so that only people who has applied SENT will be ALLOWED (EL) IN inside.

sentinal prime : from transformers was keeping guard on the energon

sepulcher

Definition
(noun) a chamber that is used as a grave
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sepulcher

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it can be broken down into see(p)+ vulture .As vulture is human flesh eating animal will b found near tombs.

Sleep+HULCHAL- place where while sleeping u cant do any hulchul.

a vulture flies near the sepulchre for food...

SEPULCHER and PYRE which are more or less similar in sound, connect to the dead. While a SEPULCHER refers to a tomb (a burial), PYRE refers to the funeral pile which is lit up to cremate a dead body, a tradition prevalent in India

: SEPULCHER = SHE(se)+PULL(pul)+CHAIR(cher). She pulls chair to attend ghost dinner party in a sepulcher.

sequester

Definition
(verb) requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
Example Sentence
  • the estate was sequestered
Definition
(verb) take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
Example Sentence
  • The FBI seized the drugs
  • The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment
  • The police confiscated the stolen artwork
Definition
(verb) undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion
Example Sentence
  • The cations were sequestered
Definition
(verb) keep away from others
Example Sentence
  • He sequestered himself in his study to write a book
Definition
(verb) set apart from others
Example Sentence
  • The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sequester

seek + quest - those who seek to find something as a part of a quest have to leave the society or seclude themselves from it.

If I seek rest I would prefer seclusion

Sounds like Silverter, Jab Tweaty ne Silverter ka popat kiya.. To Silverster had to retire from public life.

sequester =see+twister==>when u see twister u "isolate" from ur dwelling place

1st meaning: isolated:a person who quests the sea and lives ther alone<br><br> 2nd meaning : take possesions legally : suppose you lent me money for some land. with that money i buy an island. If m unable to payback u quest my sea

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SYLVESTER stallone has now 'retired from public life' he is 'isolated' from films now

SEQUESTER ~ se (sea) + quester (questions) : He sequestered himself in his science books to find answers to questions related to sea water.

SEclude+QUEST-He SEcluded himself/isolated from family in QUEST of money and power

SEQUESTER or RETIRE - to exclude or ostracize from a society or group.

The adventurous guy went on a SEA-QUEST to find the mythical sea monster .. Being a dangerous journey, he had to journey alone. He find the monster on an ISOLATED and SECLUDED region of the ocean..

He was left SECLUDED and ISOLATED when his property was CONFISCATED

He was set apart from others and was sent on sea quest.

sequester: sequence + star i.e the stars r sited in sequence , isolated from each other

the requester was sequestered and beaten up to death

sham

Definition
(noun) something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
Synonyms : fake postiche
Definition
(noun) a person who makes deceitful pretenses Definition
(verb) make a pretence of
Synonyms : assume feign simulate
Example Sentence
  • She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
  • he feigned sleep
Definition
(verb) make believe with the intent to deceive
Example Sentence
  • He feigned that he was ill
  • He shammed a headache
Definition
(adj) adopted in order to deceive
Example Sentence
  • an assumed name
  • an assumed cheerfulness
  • a fictitious address
  • fictive sympathy
  • a pretended interest
  • a put-on childish voice
  • sham modesty
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sham

sham sounds like scam...both have almost the same negative meaning..

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if u have some shame u wud not sham

my friend SHyAM always shams that he did not study...but he always tops d class...!!!

sounds like "scam" and in a scam you pretend a lot of things.

SHAM and FRANK are antonyms. While sham means to fake something, frank is to be clear and truthful about it.

Sham <-> Scam .. You have to pretend that the HAM that you are selling is made up of processed cheese .. That means you are shamming to lure customers .. What a dirty scam! Playing with religious sentiments!

shambles

Definition
(noun) a condition of great disorder Definition
(noun) a building where animals are butchered
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for shambles

SHAMBLES and GAMBLES... The gambling den was in shambles after the police had raided it.

gamble shambles ur life (ruins ur life)

take the word "HAM" from shambles, from where does "ham" come? from where animals are butchered or shambles....

shambles !! take bles >bhais (cow/ buffalo) shame 111 !bcz they r butchered 1 peTA zINdabad lolz

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SHAPELESS...!!!

SHAMBLE AND GAMBLE ARE RHYMING WORDS ..IF U GAMBLE UR LIFE WILL BE IN SHAMBLES

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