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scotch

Short Definition : stamp out(put an end to); thwart; hinder; Ex. scotch the rumor; CF. cut; CF. ??? ??? ??

Definition
(noun) a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
Synonyms : score

Definition
(noun) whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
Definition
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms : baffle , bilk , cross , foil , frustrate , queer , spoil , thwart
Example Sentence
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent

Definition
(verb) make a small cut or score into
Definition
(adj) of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language
Synonyms : scots , scottish
Example Sentence
  • Scots Gaelic
  • the Scots community in New York
  • `Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'
  • `Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'

Definition
(adj) avoiding waste
Synonyms : economical , frugal , sparing , stinting
Example Sentence
  • an economical meal
  • an economical shopper
  • a frugal farmer
  • a frugal lunch
  • a sparing father and a spending son
  • sparing in their use of heat and light
  • stinting in bestowing gifts
  • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
  • `scotch' is used only informally

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scotch

scotch leads to scotch(drink too much and u'll fall down being hurt)
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by gatz_funky

relate it with scratch, a small cut or notch.
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by ready4gre

If you see a SCOTCH bottle, you PUT AN END TO it!
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by bioscope

he tried to SCOTCH from his father that he had taken SCOTCH
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by neel_kris

we know abt butterscotch the flavour of ice cream ,most of us like it very mcuh,why has it got a grt tate,because it has the mixture of butter in it,since it thwatrs or scotches butter it attains a gud taste and hence its name.
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by DEEPUPRINCE

A SCOTCH is also a kind of NOTCH - a cut or a groove in something.
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by pushpa_edit

Scotch=Seperating or removing the botch(mistakes).
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by rakei

when we drink scotch everythin stops[HINDER]
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by elixir

scourge

Short Definition : lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict

Definition
(noun) a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
Synonyms : flagellum

Definition
(noun) something causing misery or death
Synonyms : bane , curse , nemesis
Example Sentence
  • the bane of my life

Definition
(noun) a person who inspires fear or dread
Synonyms : terror , threat
Example Sentence
  • he was the terror of the neighborhood

Definition
(verb) punish severely; excoriate
Definition
(verb) whip
Synonyms : flagellate
Example Sentence
  • The religious fanatics flagellated themselves

Definition
(verb) cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
Example Sentence
  • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scourge

SCOld with COURaGE :: We first scold a person and then give him punishment(which needs courage)
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by rhasan

uncle scrooge ne severly punish kiya ducks ko
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by anujgoyal87

Scourge=SCOld+URGE= From an urge to scold we give sever punishments like beating with a whip.
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by Fardin

sco+urge...When we were children we used to get a WHIP if we had the URGE to have a SCO(op) of icecream
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by nikki123

curse
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by userdce

sound like courage... Screw the courage....if we get caught thn we have to face "severe punishment"
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by rahulbest

I hope u guys know this word 'Scoundrel'. We use this word to lash out a person when he has done something wrong and we punish him(whip).
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by sandy1278

cour(a)ge is required to handle a whip
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by kanikaarora

we shout when we are whipped, shout=scourge.
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by daringdavin

SCOURGE or FLOG - to inflict pain by lashing out with a whip or a cane or something similar.
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by pushpa_edit

Pronunciation : Skorj .. In old times, when you do not have money to end your KARJ, you were flogged to death in front of the village to set up as an example.
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by rahularoradce

Scourge=if u dont Score Good in exam u will be punished.
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by debaditya

scourge.sometime excessive courage causes great suffering bcoz it becomes overconfidence.
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by gdabli

scowl

Short Definition : frown angrily; N: angry frown

Definition
(noun) a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
Synonyms : frown

Definition
(verb) frown with displeasure
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scowl

SCOLD sounds like same..when you are angry you scold
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by nikunjjethi

scOWL sounds like owl.an awl is always in scowling(bringing eyerows together) angily
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by shaan123

sounds like 'school'. So kids usually dislike to go to school that you can observe from their facial expression.
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by gunjanshah

SCOWL or FROWN - a sullen or angry facial expression.
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by pushpa_edit

scowl rhymes wid growl which is another form of gettin angry or scoldin
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by ashaygre

he scowled when i called him a owl
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by kushal.rahul

Glare of an Owl..
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by shadip

scrap

Short Definition : small bit or fragment; discarded waste material; fight; Ex. a scrap of paper/cloth; V: break into parts for disposal; discard as worthless; fight; quarrel

Definition
(noun) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
Synonyms : bit , chip , flake , fleck
Example Sentence
  • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

Definition
(noun) worthless material that is to be disposed of
Synonyms : rubbish , trash

Definition
(noun) a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used
Example Sentence
  • she jotted it on a scrap of paper
  • there was not a scrap left

Definition
(noun) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
Synonyms : combat , fight , fighting
Example Sentence
  • a fight broke out at the hockey game
  • there was fighting in the streets
  • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

Definition
(verb) dispose of (something useless or old)
Synonyms : junk , trash
Example Sentence
  • trash these old chairs
  • junk an old car
  • scrap your old computer

Definition
(verb) have a disagreement over something
Synonyms : altercate , argufy , dispute , quarrel
Example Sentence
  • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
  • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

Definition
(verb) make into scrap or refuse
Example Sentence
  • scrap the old airplane and sell the parts

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scrap

As "SCRAPPY" means "QUARRELSOME", so "SCRAP" means " QUARREL" OR "FIGHT"
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by adeelbutt

SCRAP or SCRAG - a fragment left after use, eating etc.
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by pushpa_edit

rap likes the fastfood art, "sc"=as, sometimes fastfood would be regarded as junk food. need to be rejected
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by dinolz

scrappy

Short Definition : quarrelsome

Definition
(adj) full of fighting spirit
Example Sentence
  • a scrappy admiral

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scrappy

Remember Scrappy-Doo, Scooby-Doo's nephew from the Scooby-Doo cartoon series, was always ready to fight, hence his appropriate name Scrappy.
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by findktk

crappy is something which is bogus nd not interesting. crappy talks wud always result into quarrelsome or scrappy situation
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by ashaygre

remember the name of the Zohan in the movie "Don't u mess with the zohan". In US his name was scrappy which he got from a dog and dogs are always quarrelsome.
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by cp.jethani

scraps

Short Definition : leftover food

Definition
(noun) food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
Synonyms : food waste , garbage , refuse

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scraps

SCRAPS or SCRAGS - left over food.
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by pushpa_edit

sounds likecraps .U would not store craps in kitchen..right?
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