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swear

Short Definition : vow; promise; use profane oaths; use offensive words

Definition
(verb) utter obscenities or profanities
Synonyms : blaspheme , curse , cuss , imprecate
Example Sentence
  • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

Definition
(verb) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
Synonyms : affirm , assert , aver , avow , swan , verify
Example Sentence
  • Before God I swear I am innocent

Definition
(verb) promise solemnly; take an oath
Definition
(verb) make a deposition; declare under oath
Synonyms : depone , depose

Definition
(verb) have confidence or faith in
Synonyms : bank , rely , trust
Example Sentence
  • We can trust in God
  • Rely on your friends
  • bank on your good education
  • I swear by my grandmother's recipes

swell

Short Definition : long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.

Definition
(noun) the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
Synonyms : crestless wave

Definition
(noun) a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
Definition
(noun) a crescendo followed by a decrescendo
Definition
(noun) a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
Definition
(verb) increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
Example Sentence
  • The music swelled to a crescendo

Definition
(verb) become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
Synonyms : puff up
Example Sentence
  • The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son

Definition
(verb) expand abnormally
Synonyms : intumesce , swell up , tumefy , tumesce
Example Sentence
  • The bellies of the starving children are swelling

Definition
(verb) come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
Synonyms : well up
Example Sentence
  • Strong emotions welled up
  • Smoke swelled from it

Definition
(verb) come up, as of a liquid
Synonyms : well
Example Sentence
  • Tears well in her eyes
  • the currents well up

Definition
(verb) cause to become swollen
Example Sentence
  • The water swells the wood

Definition
(adj) very good
Example Sentence
  • he did a bully job
  • a neat sports car
  • had a great time at the party
  • you look simply smashing

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swell

SWELLing on the surface of ocean incessantly
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by userdce

swelter

Short Definition : (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat

Definition
(verb) be uncomfortably hot
Definition
(verb) suffer from intense heat
Example Sentence
  • we were sweltering at the beach

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swelter

If you put on a SWEATER in the heat, then you will get WET with SWEAT and will suffer from oppresive heat. ;-)
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by userdce

if you dont intend to SWELTER you need a SHELTER and not SWETTER....i.e. if yu don wanna suffer frm oppressive heat
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by imajeeth

SWELLED+SWEATER...if you wear a swelled(very thick) sweater, it will become uncomfortably hot.......
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by nileshdive

swelter causes sweat
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by Thisisnotme

swerve

Short Definition : deviate; turn aside sharply from a straight course; Ex. swerve from the principle; Ex. The car swerved to the right.

Definition
(noun) the act of turning aside suddenly
Synonyms : swerving , veering

Definition
(noun) an erratic deflection from an intended course
Synonyms : yaw

Definition
(verb) turn sharply; change direction abruptly
Synonyms : curve , cut , sheer , slew , slue , trend , veer
Example Sentence
  • The car cut to the left at the intersection
  • The motorbike veered to the right

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swerve

SWERVE rhymes with CURVE, meaning to DEVIATE, TURN ASIDE SHARPLY.
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by imajeeth

rhymes with SERVE, mnemonic: in tennis the best SERVE, SWERVES, i.e. abruptly turns and puzzles the opponent.
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by anshulnirvana

swerve==> sewer, what's the role of a sewer? to turning aside waste water
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by disaster

swill

Short Definition : drink greedily

Definition
(noun) wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
Synonyms : pigswill , pigwash , slop , slops

Definition
(verb) feed pigs
Synonyms : slop

Definition
(verb) drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink)
Synonyms : swill down

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swill

When you swill a liquid, there is a chance it might spill on you.
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by ready4gre

swill means to fill with alcohol
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by AndrewVarghese

U swell when u drink like hell!!!(Beer actually makes your face swell.)
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by fanatic

s+w+ill=(something )+(wet) make me (ill)
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by reza_khan2006

swill - bladders swell with alcohol
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by shalnew

S-spewing(puking) but drinking WILL-willingly (alcohol which is like pigwash)
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by shivani shukla

Dont swill, you might spill the beer
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by Thisisnotme

i like swirls ice cream, as im GREEDY about DRINKING it as it is almost liquid..
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by RajeshBorkar

swill - sounds like swell.. u swell wen u swill !!
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by akamaipradeep

swindler

Short Definition : cheater

Definition
(noun) a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swindler

Swindler -- sWINDler -- A swindler changes his mind just like WIND direction
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by divyashekar

Rhymes with chandler of ''friends'' who usually got cheated by jenise...........oh my god........lol
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by zahirsohag23

swindler is derived from schwindler who makes schemes to get money from people
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by lokesh755

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