This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
(noun) a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights
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)
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
Short Definition : understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
(noun) understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)
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)
instead of (en)lightening the situation you are taking the light(LITE) out(OTE) of it by undertating the gravity of the situation
Can be read as- light out. To call night a Light Out is a litotes.
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!!!"...:)
totes => toe => under => understatement
litotes = lit (little) + quotes..
Short Definition : waste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily); V: cover untidily with scattered litter
(noun) the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
(noun) rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
(noun) conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
(noun) material used to provide a bed for animals
Cigar butts littered the ground
(verb) make a place messy by strewing garbage around
(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...
Short Definition : lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
(adj) anemic looking from illness or emotion
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
(adj) (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity
livid lightning streaked the sky
a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day
(adj) furiously angry
willful stupidity makes him absolutely livid
(adj) discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin
beaten black and blue
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for livid
=LIVE+VIDEO: The officer was ENRAGED WITH ANGER when he was caught taking bribe on LIVE VIDEO
a person who LIVEs(liv) with Difficulties will look ILLNESS
livid = opposit of vivid
& vivid is lively so livid is dull black grey (when someone die they turn livid.
tell ur parents i ll live-in, they ll be livid
LIVID(levy)- when u levy unnecessary taxes on commodities,the common man become enraged.
by himanshu dhumash
leave(liv) it(ID) yaar... so what if you have been beaten *black and blue* by her brother... uski maa ki....
Laden with vivid bruises
Livid, LIve + (VIDow) widow \, living a widow life is importing deathlike lumisonity
LIVE+ID....if someone tells you that if you have to live, you have to show your ID, you will be extremely angry...livid
livid => liquid (character in pyar ka panchnama) always angry over one or the other thing
when ur 'loved' one lived u without a reason then obviously u become 'livid'(extremly angry):)
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.
by Swapneel Patil
LIVID = LIve+VIDEO, In the live video, the picture was not clear, people were looking PALE
Short Definition : reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
(adj) unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
a reluctant smile
loath to admit a mistake
(adj) (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
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.
LOATHE means to hate, to detest....hence if you have loathe for something you become loath
loath->in telugu ,loath means depth..wen d swimming pool's depth is more..we REFUSE to dive..
load... i am always unwilling to carry so much load
Short Definition : detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
(verb) find repugnant
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
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)
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..