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martial

Short Definition : warlike; of war; Ex. martial art/law

Definition
(noun) Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)
Definition
(adj) (of persons) befitting a warrior
Example Sentence
  • a military bearing

Definition
(adj) suggesting war or military life
Synonyms : warlike

Definition
(adj) of or relating to the armed forces
Example Sentence
  • martial law

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for martial

marital-- sometimes marital relations are warlike - when husband and wife have altercations.
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by amit251285

MARTIAL: THIS WORD IS GENERALLY USED IN "MARTIAL ART". i.e IN MARTIAL ART THERE IS ALWAYS war like SITUATION.
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by deepakranamech

Martial -> Martians. In Independence Day, Will Smith plays a combat pilot and we go to war against an alien invasion. Will Smith/Captain Hiller: [opens spaceship, alien screams -> punches alien upside his head] Welcome to Earth.
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by Aliokona

martial~partial sometime parents partiallity creates warlike situation
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by sanlee

martial-flip the 'm' and looks like 'w'ar. associated with war and the armed forces.
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by extemporaneous

martinet

Short Definition : strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet

Definition
(noun) someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
Synonyms : disciplinarian , moralist

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for martinet

spelling is very similar to martial - so a martinet is martial belligerent
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by amit251285

martinet == mar(hit)+ tin (3)+ et (hat), so mar tin hat if you talk again.
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by nasri

martinet could rhyme with matron.. whose job is also to keep discipline..
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by muffisoni

Ever since Martin joined the army, he's bcome a strict disciplinarian, a Martinet.
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by pcsjith

martin was a naughty boy one got stuck in net and became disciplined. Now all villagers call that net of discipline as martinet
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by vicky0812

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by vicky0812

sounds like marionette, as in puppets - martinets expect their followers to be disciplined and follow as easy as puppets
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by Marise

You catch a tiny green man with your MARTIAN-NET he then points his mind-control ray-gun at you and commands, in explicit detail, that you to take him to your leader . . which of course you do but your boss is a micro-manager too.
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by logintel

suppose your sport teacher who is very strict said u "if you will not be strict and net me tumhe marunga(means punish)."
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by gdabli

in a MART all the things are placed in strict discipline.....so that things can be easily picked up
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by simranjeet

Martinat is smeone who always insists to go/follow according to the rules.. other wise MARTHI(beat in hindi) NAITHO (orelse)..
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by sainareen

martinet:(martin luther king) martin luther king was such a strict person, who demands the people of his kingdom to follow the rules strictly in a discipline manner.
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by NarenSuri

martinee drink is used for slimming up the figure... so one who is very disciplined about her figure, dringks lots of martinee drink, though it may be harmful to health...
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by RajeshBorkar

mom wraning her child that "marti agar thu net use karetho"
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by sabitha.poladi@gmail.com

martyr

Short Definition : one who voluntarily suffers death for his or her religion or cause; great sufferer; Ex. martyr to his rheumatism

Definition
(noun) one who suffers for the sake of principle
Synonyms : sufferer

Definition
(noun) one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
Definition
(verb) kill as a martyr
Example Sentence
  • Saint Sebastian was martyred

Definition
(verb) torture and torment like a martyr
Synonyms : martyrise , martyrize

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for martyr

divide this word like..mar..(in hindi..marNE..tyr...teyyar...marne ke liye tayyar...anyone who is always ready to die for the sake of others...so martyr...means to voluntarily die for a great cause....
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by preetisoni2411

if someone sacrificed for me, I would give them my tear; martyr
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by usairforce1985

this was first time used DURING roman empire...for the people who WERE PROSECUTED FOR NOT CHANGING THEIR RELIGION...so Christians used this word for their act of suffering and self sacrifice.
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by preetisoni2411

well this word was generally taken from greek martyr-..means witness ..so one who die voluntarily for his religion or for someother cause is a witness for truth and morality.
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by preetisoni2411

Looks like Mortuary. except yr which is flipped. die voluntarily for his religion or for someother cause
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by cd.vivek

mash

Short Definition : crush into mash; convert into mash; N: mixture of ground grain and nutrients fed to livestock and fowl

Definition
(noun) a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water; used in brewing
Definition
(noun) mixture of ground animal feeds
Definition
(verb) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
Synonyms : crush , squash , squeeze , squelch
Example Sentence
  • crush an aluminum can
  • squeeze a lemon

Definition
(verb) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
Example Sentence
  • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
  • My husband never flirts with other women

Definition
(verb) reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
Synonyms : bray , comminute , crunch , grind
Example Sentence
  • grind the spices in a mortar
  • mash the garlic

masochist

Short Definition : person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism

Definition
(noun) someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for masochist

mars+own+chest.... one who mars(beats or disfigures) his own chest is a masochist :)
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by maddy232323

the word was coined after a person named John MASOCH who used to derive pleasure by inflicting pain to himself.....so people like MASOCH were called masochists....and hence masochist means person who enjoys his own pain
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by udai_riddle04

Hit my own chest.
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by rakei

masochist sounds like massagist.....during massage u feel little pain...but also enjoy the pleasure in it....so masochist is a person who enjoys his own pain...
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by sak

2nd part sounds like cyst. so one enjoys the pain of his own cyst
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by cd.vivek

masochist(mass on chest) my girlfriend has mass on chest ,if i squeeze it she enjoys even it hurts...might be helpful
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by keshavpalpali

mason

Short Definition : one who builds or works with stone or brick; N. masonry: work of a mason; stonework or brickwork

Definition
(noun) American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)
Synonyms : george mason

Definition
(noun) English film actor (1909-1984)
Definition
(noun) English writer (1865-1948)
Definition
(noun) a craftsman who works with stone or brick
Synonyms : stonemason

Definition
(noun) a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love
Synonyms : freemason

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mason

mason is like mansion. so mason is a person who works with stones, walls.. etc.
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by jahnavi89

we can put is as simple as this.....:-Mason is a person who builds mansion.......
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by Ashishbaldwa

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