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sibylline

Definition
(adj) resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
Example Sentence
  • the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
  • mantic powers
  • a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions
Definition
(adj) having a secret or hidden meaning
Example Sentence
  • cabalistic symbols engraved in stone
  • cryptic writings
  • thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements
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sibyline=see + by + line...see within the lines...have you heard the idiom reading between the lines...this word has exactly the meaning.

In Harry Potter, Prof Trelawney's first name was Sibyll. She was the divination teacher!

SIBYLLINE is a SIGN of the DIVINE.

when duryondhan was born, god said, "yeh to trailer tha, i predict 99 more siblings"

Pronunciation : Sib-e-lin ... By converting marks to grades, we wonder whether Mr Sibal(our education minister) is PROPHETIC/SIBYLLINE or not?

sidereal

Definition
(adj) of or relating to the stars or constellations
Example Sentence
  • sidereal bodies
  • the sidereal system
Definition
(adj) (of divisions of time) determined by daily motion of the stars
Example Sentence
  • sidereal time
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SIDEREAL is pronounced as SY-DEE-RIAL and not SIDE+REAL, therefore CELESTIAL is a more appropriate suggestion, as it not only rhymes with sidereal, it also has the same meaning-relating to the stars or the constellation.

SIDE+REAL...the STARS by our SIDE are REAL

break it as side+reel, reel signifies something to do with movies, and movies=movie stars (actors), so eventually relating to stars :)

The real side of an axis is known as infinite space. The infinite space is related to stars or celestial bodies !!!

we dont know which side of a star is real... it's a sidereal question

Side+Real : visible beside the moon and are really illuminant

sidereal - see-ether-real = sidereal, when you see an ethereal body,it must be the stars!

SIDE sounds like the name 'Said' [pronounced: sigh-eed] => to keep it REAL, Said lost his Papa's watch so he learned how to tell time by looking at the stars.

simper

Definition
(noun) a silly self-conscious smile Definition
(verb) smile affectedly or derisively
Synonyms : smirk
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for simper

your smile should be simple...not simper

Simper=smile tampered(artificial)

Smile like "chimp"angee :)

simper.....simp(SIMPLE)+SI(m)P+..SO WHEN PRONOUNCED give the sounds of simp(le)& sip....so A VERY SIMPLE GIRL..SIPPING THE JUICE IN A VERY SILLY WAY..like while sipping she is making gd gdddd noice....so someone smiling on her..silly way of sipping j

SIMPER - let's break the word - SI = SILLY + SIM = SMILE and PER (per (but)in Hindi). We can now explain it a little better - A SMILE PER dikhne mein SILLY kyunki aap us waqt self-conscious hote hain.

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SIMPER = SMILE OF A PIMP

sinecure

Definition
(noun) a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached Definition
(noun) an office that involves minimal duties
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7 crores ... baithe baithe hi 7 crores mil jate ...

all you have to do is SIgN papers and your job will be sECURE

SIN+CURE....in order to cure(engulf) your sins you give crores of rupees in POLICE STATIONS and you are pardoned....hence police stations are SINECURES....

the word can be broken into SINEC(soldier in hindi)+CURE....so soldiers will be working occasionally in fields ,so to cure a soldier demands little responsibility

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I'm assiduous. All I need is a "secure" job. It need not be "sinecure". I need not be "cynosure".

bus SINE(signature)-HE-KAR aur enjoy the good salary just for little work

the SIGN on the officeboard claims to CURE but in reality they DO NOTHING

Hanging around the water cooler too often is a sure SINE one has a sinecure.

The doctor comforts the patient saying "Relax! We will CURE ur SINUS instantly. It's nothing but a SINECURE (a duty that has absolutely no work/responsibility)."

SINECURE doctor gives a SINE on a letter inorder to cure a person .... and gains lot of money without much efforts....

sinewy

Definition
(adj) (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew Definition
(adj) consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon
Synonyms : tendinous
Definition
(adj) (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
Example Sentence
  • a hefty athlete
  • a muscular boxer
  • powerful arms
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sinewy

sounds like "sunny" deol who is muscular and strong.

sounds like SIN WAVE, one period of sin wave looks like a strong bicept

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Have you ever seen biceps of a muscular man? How does they look? Don't they look like Sine Wave? Sinewy (Sine Wave Biceps) means Muscular.

Like 'sine' in maths(trigonometry) - which was tough to understand at first

Sinewy also sounds like Shiney - The maid rapist actor, apart from being evil he is also a Muscular guy. Sinewy means Muscular. :)

SINEWY - very MANLY, BURLY, HUSKY - Somebody who is able-bodied, muscular, strong.

sinewy - SINfully HEAVY, ewy sounds like heavy.

SINEWY ~ SA + NI +CHEWY RHYMING WORDS ..

sinuous

Definition
(adj) curved or curving in and out
Synonyms : sinuate wiggly
Example Sentence
  • wiggly lines
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Two things: 1. "sin()" uous - like a sine wave, twisting and winding <br> 2. "sin"uous - a person who commits sins (by being dishonest).

SINuous...one who commits sins is NOT MORALLY HONEST

sign "you and us" on the card and they will be really confused

SINUOUS and TORTUOUS which are rhyming words refer to something that is full of twists and turns.

skeptic

Definition
(noun) someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
Synonyms : doubter sceptic
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Skeptic-just remove 'K' -Septic-When a person is Wonded/Injured he always have doubt whether it is going to get septic or not. So he is doubtful.:)

can not "kept" things

break it as "skip for a tick"...tick means right answer..

SKEPTIC or SKEPTICAL or UNCONVINCIBLE - someone who is doubtful and cannot be easily convinced.

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skeptic people usually were spectacles!

skimp

Definition
(verb) work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
Synonyms : scant
Definition
(verb) limit in quality or quantity
Synonyms : scant
Definition
(verb) subsist on a meager allowance
Synonyms : scrimp stint
Example Sentence
  • scratch and scrimp
Definition
(verb) supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
Synonyms : scant stint
Example Sentence
  • sting with the allowance
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for skimp

skimp (less than required) clothes of kim sharma (bollywood actress)

one who skips things (meals,etc...)

a pimp provides women with less clothing. ie he provides scantily.

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People tend to skip meals when forced to skimp on necessities

skimp = ski-p + m for money; skip money. Always a skinflint.

skimp has kim, remember it as 'kum' [In Hindi thoda sa].

if a whore skips a pimp then she has to live her life very economically

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