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litigation

Short Definition : lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate

Definition
(noun) a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights
Synonyms : judicial proceeding

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for litigation

lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate (litter at gate...DUDE wtf m suing you ass hole)
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by friendofafriend

concentrate on word TIG. Its a game in which one person chases others and the 1 who is caught becomes the next chaser(think as he was given those legal rights). relate to this meaning
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by lokeshraghuram

litotes

Short Definition : understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''

Definition
(noun) understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)
Synonyms : meiosis
Example Sentence
  • saying `I was not a little upset' when you mean `I was very upset' is an example of litotes

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for litotes

lie + quotes(kind of similar to euphemism too)
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by Sinduja

light out... instead of (en)lightening the situation you are taking the light(LITE) out(OTE) of it by undertating the gravity of the situation
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by hiraditya

Can be read as- light out. To call night a Light Out is a litotes.
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by pcsjith

litotes=light quotes......"HE IS NO MORE" is a litotes by the church people after buring him in the earth...instead of saying."MAR GAYA SALA!!!"...:)
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by verbal800

totes => toe => under => understatement
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by vignesh91

le tatti
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by friendofafriend

litotes = lit (little) + quotes..
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by shaktipada

litter

Short Definition : waste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily); V: cover untidily with scattered litter

Definition
(noun) the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
Definition
(noun) rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
Definition
(noun) conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
Definition
(noun) material used to provide a bed for animals
Synonyms : bedding , bedding material

Definition
(verb) strew
Example Sentence
  • Cigar butts littered the ground

Definition
(verb) make a place messy by strewing garbage around
Definition
(verb) give birth to a litter of animals
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for litter

LITTER ~ LETTER, nowadays letters are rarely used for communication, thus a letter/litter is like a waste paper...
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by nikhilthewanderer

livid

Short Definition : lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry

Definition
(adj) anemic looking from illness or emotion
Synonyms : ashen , blanched , bloodless , white
Example Sentence
  • a face turned ashen
  • the invalid's blanched cheeks
  • tried to speak with bloodless lips
  • a face livid with shock
  • lips...livid with the hue of death
  • lips white with terror
  • a face white with rage

Definition
(adj) (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity
Example Sentence
  • livid lightning streaked the sky
  • a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day

Definition
(adj) furiously angry
Example Sentence
  • willful stupidity makes him absolutely livid

Definition
(adj) discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin
Synonyms : black-and-blue
Example Sentence
  • beaten black and blue
  • livid bruises

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for livid

=LIVE+VIDEO: The officer was ENRAGED WITH ANGER when he was caught taking bribe on LIVE VIDEO
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by tanay

a person who LIVEs(liv) with Difficulties will look ILLNESS
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by srinath

livid = opposit of vivid & vivid is lively so livid is dull black grey (when someone die they turn livid.
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by rohilla_sandeep@hotmail.c

tell ur parents i ll live-in, they ll be livid
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by namaskar

LIVID(levy)- when u levy unnecessary taxes on commodities,the common man become enraged.
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by himanshu dhumash

leave(liv) it(ID) yaar... so what if you have been beaten *black and blue* by her brother... uski maa ki....
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by hiraditya

Laden with vivid bruises
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by sharif2059

Livid, LIve + (VIDow) widow \, living a widow life is importing deathlike lumisonity
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by animator

LIVE+ID....if someone tells you that if you have to live, you have to show your ID, you will be extremely angry...livid
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by nileshdive

livid => liquid (character in pyar ka panchnama) always angry over one or the other thing
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by vikas023

when ur 'loved' one lived u without a reason then obviously u become 'livid'(extremly angry):)
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by pramodkalvala

sounds similar to these two words viz; #live, vivid; when you see someone living in vivid color on his face obviously because he is beaten by someone or ill.
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by Swapneel Patil

LIVID = LIve+VIDEO, In the live video, the picture was not clear, people were looking PALE
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by biotechlover

loath

Short Definition : reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.

Definition
(adj) unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
Synonyms : loth , reluctant
Example Sentence
  • a reluctant smile
  • loath to admit a mistake

Definition
(adj) (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
Example Sentence
  • antipathetic to new ideas
  • averse to taking risks
  • loath to go on such short notice
  • clearly indisposed to grant their request

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for loath

l+oath..oath..so if you have taken a oath of not doing what your dad guides you... you are very unwilling and reluctant to listen him.
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by preetisoni2411

LOATHE means to hate, to detest....hence if you have loathe for something you become loath
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by nileshdive

loath->in telugu ,loath means depth..wen d swimming pool's depth is more..we REFUSE to dive..
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by Ani

load... i am always unwilling to carry so much load
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by friendofafriend

loathe

Short Definition : detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell

Definition
(verb) find repugnant
Synonyms : abhor , abominate , execrate
Example Sentence
  • I loathe that man
  • She abhors cats

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for loathe

Loa-the can be related as Low thought...So having a low thought of someone else implies hate or detest
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by saikiran

picture a person being forced to eat bread that they find disgusting (rye bread perhaps) and turning away from it in disgust (loathe the loaf)
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by rebekkaegbert

in marathi loath is like loat >>> lotun dena.. in history we have read ki criminal la fort chya end warna lotun detat karan sarva tyala HATE kartat..
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by RajeshBorkar

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