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skinflint

Definition
(noun) a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
Synonyms : churl niggard scrooge
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skinFLINT.. The Flintstones cartoon show had stingy cartoon characters.

Flint means hard stone. Just imagine Skinflint with a person having hard skin. In Hindi, we used to say, 'Paise dene ke mamle me iski chamdi [skin] moti [hard] hey'. That means unwilling to give or spend.

skin+flint~flintstone a cartoon remember he is wearing skin of animal because he doesnt like to spend money to buy cloth

SKIN + FLINT ... if Flintoff is a MISER then he would become SKINny as he will not eat anything to save money

SKIN+FLINToff feeds on the skin of animal as he is miser n stingy person.

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SKINFLINT = using flint(stones for making fire) till it becomes skinny(small). USING EVERY PART IN IT

skirmish

Definition
(noun) a minor short-term fight
Synonyms : brush clash encounter
Definition
(verb) engage in a skirmish
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for skirmish

break the word - skir(skirt)+mi(mini)+sh..now focus on the skir(T) part and imagine a GIRL walking on a road with her boy friend. If someone dares to pass a comment on her, what do you think will happen? There will be a SKIRMISH

skirmish, if jumbled a bit, sounds like kashmir.. => fight

SKRI(skirt)+MISH(miss): skirt of miss was torn in a minor fight. meaning a minor fight

skirmish....u gifted short skirt to miss n she get anger n had minor short fight u...

break it as SKIR(t)+MI(da)+SH(shampoo)...that leads to a minor quarrel :)

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...there will be A MINOR FIGHT BETWEEN that guy and her boyfriend.

skirmish ! take skirt of gal ! mish >> mishap (accident ) !accident bcz of girl's skirt !means fight ! Lol

Remember Shaktimaan.. villain 'Kilwish'...who used to fight.

skittish

Definition
(adj) unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
Synonyms : flighty nervous spooky
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for skittish

In a skit ( a comic play or a drama), everyone is lively and playful.

skittish=skirtish: think of girls all with short skirts showing skirtish (skittish) behavour,

when u r walking on skates (skatish), u r very lively and playful

SKI is a long strip of wood fastened to the foot for sliding....hence SKITTISH people are lively, playful...

skits are subjected to change pretty easily

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after seeing the chick in mini skirt ibecame very frisky

Rhymes with "citish", as in "citish life" - changing, lively

everyone feels skittish(nervous) during skating.

skulk

Definition
(verb) lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
Synonyms : lurk
Definition
(verb) avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
Synonyms : malinger
Definition
(verb) move stealthily
Example Sentence
  • The lonely man skulks down the main street all day
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skulk reminds us of skull. People who associate themselves with that symbol are usually notorious(like pirates). And as everyone knows such people move about secretly.

HULK SKULKED through the city to avoid being noticed by COPS.. :)

imagine a person digging up skulls from mortuary to sell to science lab

skULK is same as LURK

The skeleton SKULKED out of the cemetery for a New life!

SKULk reminds SKULL which hides under skin.. SKULK mean hide :D

The brain cells within the skull (skulk) moves slowly and secretly without your knowing.

slake

Definition
(verb) satisfy (thirst)
Synonyms : allay assuage quench
Example Sentence
  • The cold water quenched his thirst
Definition
(verb) make less active or intense
Synonyms : abate slack
Definition
(verb) cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
Synonyms : slack
Example Sentence
  • slack lime
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for slake

focus on the 'lake' part of this word..so you can say that you want to satisfy your thrist after seeing the water in that lake .

Lake ... When camel, which is going through desert, finds a lake. What will it do? Just drink the water, which takes its thirst away.

Think slacken. Slaking a desire would be slackening it.

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S(ee)+LAKE = to QUENCH or to SATIATE, SATE.

Remember slaked lime. Slaked lime is formed when quick lime is mixed with water.

sachin is a lake for cricket lovers calm down every supporter by making high score.

slander

Definition
(noun) words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another Definition
(noun) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name Definition
(verb) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
Example Sentence
  • The journalists have defamed me!
  • The article in the paper sullied my reputation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for slander

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its like throwing sand on someone's reputation

talking SLANG with someone is like slandering him...get it?

"sale ko lya na ander=>slander"said the police..

sounds like SLANg..

its like those ads online that says you could be SLENDER if you do something etc., that's a slander

its like those ads online that says you could be SLENDER if you do something etc., that's a slander

Rolling down ones reputation from a top of a SLANted ramp

slapdash

Definition
(adj) marked by great carelessness
Example Sentence
  • a most haphazard system of record keeping
  • slapdash work
  • slipshod spelling
  • sloppy workmanship
Definition
(adv) in a careless or reckless manner
Synonyms : slam-bang
Example Sentence
  • the shelves were put up slapdash
Definition
(adv) directly
Synonyms : bang bolt slap smack
Example Sentence
  • he ran bang into the pole
  • ran slap into her
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for slapdash

SLAPD(slapped)+ASH..SALMAN GOT SLAPPED BY ASH FOR HIS SLOPPY BEHAVIOUR ON THE SETS.

Sounds like (SLAP + DESH) : What kind of people will be ready to slap their Desh (Country).. ??? People who dnt feel it important to care for their country... So Slapdash means a rough careless slap on the NATION !!!!!

SLAP+DASH..slap someone and DASH(make a run for it).It is hasty and reckless as you will be caught anyway.

my dad SLAPped and DASHed me for my carelessness and recklessness...!!!

You decide to have a SLAP-DASH with a friend (a relatively large fellow). Your slaps will definitely be more SLOPPIER than his and it's very CARELESS of u. You should have chosen a relatively thin guy instead of him.

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if some1 DASH with u,it might be a mistake[CARELESS].for that u dont need to slap him\her

a girl slapped you for dashing her..and after the slap, your head revolves and you walk in random fashion :D

slapdash:when you dash someone they slap you for your slapdash.

Mother slaps her son's ass for his sloppy behavior.

Mother slaps her son's ass because of his sloppy behavior.

sleazy

Definition
(adj) of cloth; thin and loosely woven
Example Sentence
  • the coat has a sleazy lining
Definition
(adj) of very poor quality; flimsy Definition
(adj) morally degraded
Synonyms : seamy seedy sordid squalid
Example Sentence
  • a seedy district
  • the seamy side of life
  • sleazy characters hanging around casinos
  • sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls
  • the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils
  • the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sleazy

sleazy sounds like lazy..a person too lazy to take bath even..he is shabby n dirty

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slEAZY- usualy women that r eazy(easy) r cheap, ethically low, and disreputable...

sleazy sounds like shitty. A shitty material is sleazy.

you can see eazily through a sleazy Blouse. :P flimsy;unsubstantial

Mortal+fy:mortal meanis death,so killing someone by our comments,

yes sandy ,so its like sleek and easy to see that means low quality

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