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screech

Short Definition : unpleasant high sharp sound; shriek; V.

Definition
(noun) a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
Example Sentence
  • he ducked at the screechings of shells
  • he heard the scream of the brakes

Definition
(noun) sharp piercing cry
Example Sentence
  • her screaming attracted the neighbors

Definition
(verb) make a high-pitched, screeching noise
Synonyms : creak , screak , skreak , squeak , whine
Example Sentence
  • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
  • My car engine makes a whining noise

Definition
(verb) utter a harsh abrupt scream
Synonyms : screak , skreak , skreigh , squawk

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for screech

this sounds like scratch...so when you scratch..something you make a loud unpleasant noise.
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by preetisoni2411

SCREECH is a SCREAM - a harsh high-pitched sound. You can even say - The speeding car came to a screeching halt when a dog suddenly ran across the road.
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by pushpa_edit

SCREECH is a SCREAM - a harsh high-pitched sound. You can even say - The speeding car came to a screeching halt when a dog suddenly ran across the road.
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by pushpa_edit

scrimmage

Short Definition : disorderly fight between two or more people

Definition
(noun) (American football) practice play between a football team's squads
Definition
(noun) a noisy riotous fight
Synonyms : battle royal , melee

Definition
(verb) practice playing (a sport)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scrimmage

Scrimmage..it has SCREAM in it..mmage is marriage....if u listen screams from marriage... implies noisy fight
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by ArDoR

scrimmage is closely pronounced as scribble which is even DISORDER FASHION.
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by daringdavin

A SCRIMMAGE or a SKIRMISH is a confused struggle.
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by pushpa_edit

To SCREAm and fight inside a cAGE.
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by pcsjith

scruple

Short Definition : hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience

Definition
(noun) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
Definition
(noun) uneasiness about the fitness of an action
Synonyms : misgiving , qualm

Definition
(noun) an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
Definition
(verb) hesitate on moral grounds
Example Sentence
  • The man scrupled to perjure himself

Definition
(verb) raise scruples
Example Sentence
  • He lied and did not even scruple about it

Definition
(verb) have doubts about
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scruple

SCRU(screwed) CoUPLEs(lovers) are willing to escape but have a feeling of hesitation to do it.
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by rhasan

Imagine someone asked to PULL a SCREW and u Hesitate because ur not a carpenter
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by yastej

SCRUPLE -> SCREW + peoPLE...PEOPLE with scruples will not SCREW you.
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by dshefman

/Before screwing people we hesitate because morally it is not right
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by siddharth4484

we'll hesitate to PULL a SCREW because it might cause accident to others later
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by Thisisnotme

scruple has couple in it.a new couple(spouse) generally hesitate to do things u know of what i am try to say........
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by gdabli

They did it without Self-Trouble & Scruple
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by roozbeh33

scrupulous

Short Definition : conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker

Definition
(adj) having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled
Example Sentence
  • less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance

Definition
(adj) characterized by extreme care and great effort
Synonyms : conscientious , painstaking
Example Sentence
  • conscientious application to the work at hand
  • painstaking research
  • scrupulous attention to details

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scrupulous

it makes u think of sculpture and while building sculpture the worker has to be very careful
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by deekshant007

to screw a virgin girl....require extreme care plus great effort
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by lovedeepsingh

SCRUPULOUS or FASTIDIOUS which are rhyming words refer to someone who is very careful, very conscientious.
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by pushpa_edit

Scrupulous is derived from scruple. Scruple sounds like trouble and scrupulous sounds like "trouble less". A person who is EXTREMELY THOROUGH is trouble less.
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by nascent

SCREW+PULL+US -- Mountaineers use screws/pegs (where the rope is tied) to pull the crew up in case anybody slips .. It requires a great deal of effort and thoroughness (question of life and death)
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by rahularoradce

we always hear in movies "Scrupulously killed" >>> which means the murderer has has very carefully killed someone without leaving behind any clue..
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by RajeshBorkar

scrutinize

Short Definition : examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny

Definition
(verb) to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
Synonyms : scrutinise , size up , take stock
Example Sentence
  • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror

Definition
(verb) examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
Synonyms : audit , inspect , scrutinise
Example Sentence
  • audit accounts and tax returns

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scrutinize

SCRUTINIZE and ANALYZE which have the same sound, mean, to examine something very closely or carefully.
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by pushpa_edit

Before a couple Screw each other, they have to examine themselves to see if they are disease-free
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by Kamali

Screw + Tin.. when you insert a screw in a tin sheet you must be examine it properly as many a times screw comes out of the tin and you have problem of re fixing it.. be perfect guys!!.. :)
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by sayrohan

SCREW the TIamond(Diamond) to check if it is NIZE(nice)
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by mohan11988

screw+ tin.. check carefully if all the SCREWs are fixed properly or not in the TIN box.
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by yourbikash

You had better look carefully lest you SCREW A TIN can.
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by Jackery

Scrutinize = Scooty nize . Since we invest a lot of money while buying Scooty we use to "examine it closely and critically."
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by clickme_sandip

does the SCREW IS TIGHT ? examine carefully that the screw is tight or not.
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by akshay2398

all the documents has to scrutinize before submiting
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by prasulzz

scuffle

Short Definition : struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?

Definition
(noun) disorderly fighting
Definition
(noun) a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling
Synonyms : dutch hoe , scuffle hoe

Definition
(noun) an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
Synonyms : scramble

Definition
(verb) walk by dragging one's feet
Synonyms : shamble , shuffle
Example Sentence
  • he shuffled out of the room
  • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall

Definition
(verb) fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
Synonyms : tussle
Example Sentence
  • the drunken men started to scuffle

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scuffle

Rhymes shuffle...u know the rest
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by crazylooks

whenever there is a fight you catch your opponent by the "CUFF" and push him down...S-CUFF-LE
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by rarun86

struggle confiously
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by mit006

SCUFFLE or TUSSLE which are rhyming words refer to a confused struggle.
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by pushpa_edit

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