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swagger

Short Definition : walk or behave with an over-confident manner

Definition
(noun) an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
Synonyms : swaggie , swagman

Definition
(noun) a proud stiff pompous gait
Synonyms : prance , strut

Definition
(verb) to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
Synonyms : cock , prance , ruffle , sashay , strut , tittup
Example Sentence
  • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

Definition
(verb) discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
Synonyms : browbeat , bully

Definition
(verb) act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
Synonyms : bluster , swash

Definition
(adj) (British informal) very chic
Synonyms : groovy
Example Sentence
  • groovy clothes

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swagger

It's like sword + dagger. If one has both of them, he will be quite confident.
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by garrulous

SWAnk + brAGGER = A BRAGGing SWAnk is SWAGGER
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by dshefman

swagger - walk like a proud swan and also 'gurrrs' like a dog, towards the 'lowly'
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by shalnew

swamp

Short Definition : wetland; marsh; V: flood; overwhelm; drench in with liquid

Definition
(noun) low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
Synonyms : swampland

Definition
(noun) a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables
Example Sentence
  • he was trapped in a medical swamp

Definition
(verb) drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
Synonyms : drench
Example Sentence
  • The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor

Definition
(verb) fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
Synonyms : deluge , flood , inundate
Example Sentence
  • the basement was inundated after the storm
  • The images flooded his mind

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swamp

sounds like "damp" which also means the same.
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by garrulous

Remember the movie Shrek? Shrek wanted his swamp back. Can be also remembered as Shrek's damp.
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by shadip

swarm

Short Definition : large group of insects moving in a mass; crowd of people or animals; V: move in a crowd or mass

Definition
(noun) a moving crowd
Synonyms : drove , horde

Definition
(noun) a group of many things in the air or on the ground
Synonyms : cloud
Example Sentence
  • a swarm of insects obscured the light
  • clouds of blossoms
  • it discharged a cloud of spores

Definition
(verb) be teeming, be abuzz
Synonyms : pullulate , teem
Example Sentence
  • The garden was swarming with bees
  • The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen
  • her mind pullulated with worries

Definition
(verb) move in large numbers
Synonyms : pour , pullulate , stream , teem
Example Sentence
  • people were pouring out of the theater
  • beggars pullulated in the plaza

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swarm

It's "s + worm" i.e., multiple worms (insects).
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by garrulous

swarm :image like this there is small room with AC now large number of people entered into the room or swarmed into room then room became warm
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by sybarite

many ppl more warmth in a quilt
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by userdce

swarming is like swimming in one direction....
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by InviBond

swarthy

Short Definition : (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?

Definition
(adj) naturally having skin of a dark color
Synonyms : dark-skinned , dusky , swart
Example Sentence
  • a dark-skinned beauty
  • gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks
  • a smile on his swarthy face
  • `swart' is archaic

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swarthy

Sounds like "swarth" which means selfish. i.e., dark side of a human.
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by garrulous

my friend SWATHI is not SWARTHY.....she is fair!
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by divyashekar

in SOUTH India one can find many swarthy girls
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by surya.jolly

S-someone's WAR-varn(complexion) is ARTHY-earthy(dusky)
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by shivani shukla

sweth is white in sanskrit, so perhaps swarth is dark ( like a war )
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by shalnew

Keyword: "Var Arthy" If someone's husband( var in hindi) dies, she live in dark
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by amolge

swarthy==swarthi (selfish) pplburn from inside as a result their skin turns dark,black
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by sagardoshi63

The word contain war ; war is always dark & gloomy.
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by shaktipada

swathe

Short Definition : swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages

Definition
(noun) an enveloping bandage
Synonyms : wrapping

Definition
(verb) wrap in swaddling clothes
Synonyms : swaddle
Example Sentence
  • swaddled the infant

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swathe

also remember swathe(y),name of a gal,who's come out after a shower and has wrapped herself in a towel...she wud look horny, wudnt she :)
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by imajeeth

SWATHE rhymes with BATHE, so after you bathe , you WRAP a towel AROUND yourself.
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by imajeeth

SWAThe --> SWAT (Special Weapon & Tactics team) wrapped the hostages to protect them from getting hurt.
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by albelaguy

Think of it as "swetha" i.e., white. Bandage is also white universally.
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by garrulous

You "sweat" because of the covering cloth around you.
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by saketagrawal123

SWAThe --> SWAT (Special Weapon & Tactics team) wrapped the hostages to protect them from getting hurt.
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by albelaguy

sway

Short Definition : swing from side to side; influence (someone) to change one's opinion; N.

Definition
(noun) controlling influence
Definition
(noun) pitching dangerously to one side
Synonyms : careen , rock , tilt

Definition
(verb) move back and forth or sideways
Synonyms : rock , shake
Example Sentence
  • the ship was rocking
  • the tall building swayed
  • She rocked back and forth on her feet

Definition
(verb) move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
Synonyms : swing
Example Sentence
  • He swung back

Definition
(verb) win approval or support for
Synonyms : carry , persuade
Example Sentence
  • Carry all before one
  • His speech did not sway the voters

Definition
(verb) cause to move back and forth
Synonyms : rock
Example Sentence
  • rock the cradle
  • rock the baby
  • the wind swayed the trees gently

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sway

Both way + S, that is swing both ways is sway
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