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scintilla

Short Definition : trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark

Definition
(noun) a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
Synonyms : iota , shred , smidge , smidgen , smidgeon , smidgin , tittle , whit

Definition
(noun) a sparkling glittering particle
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scintilla

Scintilla has 'tilla', remember is as tila [small hill], very tiny as compared to Mountain. So scintilla means 'tiny'.
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by gunjanshah

scintilla = skiny + tinka tinka in hindi means a small drop.. so both the words mean small bits..
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by muffisoni

SCINTILLA or SCANT - meagre, small.
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by pushpa_edit

scintilla-sc(supremecourt)in tilla(in hindi-measurement for land)so why u involving sc in this small tilla of land
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by anujgoyal87

seen til .. "til gul gya god god bola".. til is small and tilgul are sparkling
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by Gireish

SCINTILLA sounds like CHANTIPILLA in telugu means born baby which looks very small TINY
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by Venky77

schin sounds like shan(small time in hindi).
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by cp.jethani

scintilla >> take tilla>> TIL(Mole in english) so chehare pe til is very minute ! lolz
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by rockistani

SCINTILLA i.e. sc ( scheduled caste) people in tilla ( means high position) i.e. if a sc man becomes rich it is become SCINTILLA a small figure in the world of buisness.
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by shaktipada

scintillate

Short Definition : sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation

Definition
(verb) give off
Example Sentence
  • the substance scintillated sparks and flashes

Definition
(verb) reflect brightly
Synonyms : coruscate , sparkle
Example Sentence
  • Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside

Definition
(verb) emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
Synonyms : twinkle , winkle
Example Sentence
  • Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?

Definition
(verb) physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon
Example Sentence
  • the phosphor fluoresced

Definition
(verb) be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity
Synonyms : coruscate , sparkle
Example Sentence
  • The musical performance sparkled
  • A scintillating conversation
  • his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scintillate

Skin/Till>> Till sparkles on skin
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by vinaynitrkl

SCINTILLATE or SCINTILLATING refers to something GLITTERING, sparkling, shining, twinkling.
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by pushpa_edit

schin means shan(in hindi very small time). so meaning of the above word is "the one which is alive or animated for a very small time"
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by cp.jethani

Divide it into: Skin / Til= Til creates sparkling effect on skin.
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by deep_c_dive

scin: skin late: glaze (which is shiny)
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by hn15

scintillating performance, great performance.
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by shaktipada

scion

Short Definition : detached plant shoot used in grafting; descendant

Definition
(noun) a descendent or heir
Example Sentence
  • a scion of royal stock

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scion

scion can be remembered as son.
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by shahidsidd

SCION, the car, is TOYOTA's brand for young people.
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by dshefman

scion: divide it as SC(scientific)and ion(related to atoms or molecules) means smaller one in chemical science.
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by laxman

SCION is a FRACTION of a plant shoot used for grafting. A Scion is also a Descendant of a family.
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by pushpa_edit

See+mySon
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by sasikumar

scoff

Short Definition : laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats

Definition
(noun) showing your contempt by derision
Synonyms : jeer , jeering , mockery , scoffing

Definition
(verb) laugh at with contempt and derision
Synonyms : barrack , flout , gibe , jeer
Example Sentence
  • The crowd jeered at the speaker

Definition
(verb) treat with contemptuous disregard
Synonyms : flout
Example Sentence
  • flout the rules

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scoff

SCOFF rhymes with cough. If someone coughs in the class we MOCK at them.
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by imajeeth

scoff= SChool+ OFFice She wore her SChool frock to OFFice=> other ladies mock.. guys jeer and cheer ;)
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by krsh_k

ITS SOUNDING SIMILAR TO SCARF OF LADIES...and treat it like this as wn girls in school wears scarff evry child laugh on them,
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by amitarora

the doctor SCOFFED at Ramdev's treatment of removing COUGH
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by kushal.rahul

when a girl covers with a scarf,we mock at her
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by kedharv

SCOFF and MOCK are rhyming words which mean, to ridicule or jeer at someone, speak contemptuously.
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by pushpa_edit

Scoff <-> Shroff .. Jackie Shroff is ridiculed by critics for his abysmal acting skills.
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by rahularoradce

scorch

Short Definition : sear; N.

Definition
(noun) a surface burn
Synonyms : singe

Definition
(noun) a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
Definition
(noun) a discoloration caused by heat
Definition
(verb) make very hot and dry
Synonyms : sear
Example Sentence
  • The heat scorched the countryside

Definition
(verb) become superficially burned
Synonyms : sear , singe
Example Sentence
  • my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames

Definition
(verb) destroy completely by or as if by fire
Example Sentence
  • The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes
  • the invaders scorched the land

Definition
(verb) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
Synonyms : blacken , char , sear
Example Sentence
  • The cook blackened the chicken breast
  • The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece
  • the flames scorched the ceiling

Definition
(verb) become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions
Example Sentence
  • The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scorch

Scorch = scratch and make it dark and dirty
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by animator

scotch(wine) pite hi chehre ka rang ud jata hai , aur body mein garmi a jati hai
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by 107bhupinder

think of Scorch as Torch.Torch is used by people who work in mines.And these people have to face extreme heat and bcoz they are in mine(e.g.coal mine)their face turns black.
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by Yogendra Mishra

SCORCH is to singe or sear. You get scorched in the heat of the sun and that is when you get a sun burn.
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by pushpa_edit

u score high(good marks) only when u have a BURNING desire.
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by gopikrish2000

sc(schedule caste)orch(torch),The torch of schedule caste ppl is always have very little glow becoz of poverty. donot mind anyone only for learning..
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by shaktipada

score

Short Definition : number of points; written form of a musical composition; reason; group of 20; notch or incision; Ex. full/vocal score; Ex. Don't worry on that score; V: mark with lines or notches; Ex. score the paper

Definition
(noun) a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
Synonyms : grade , mark
Example Sentence
  • she made good marks in algebra
  • grade A milk
  • what was your score on your homework?

Definition
(noun) a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
Synonyms : musical score
Example Sentence
  • he studied the score of the sonata

Definition
(noun) a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
Example Sentence
  • the score was 7 to 0

Definition
(noun) a set of twenty members
Example Sentence
  • a score were sent out but only one returned

Definition
(noun) grounds
Synonyms : account
Example Sentence
  • don't do it on my account
  • the paper was rejected on account of its length
  • he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful

Definition
(noun) the facts about an actual situation
Example Sentence
  • he didn't know the score

Definition
(noun) an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)
Example Sentence
  • add it to my score and I'll settle later

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

Definition
(noun) a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
Synonyms : grievance , grudge
Example Sentence
  • holding a grudge
  • settling a score

Definition
(noun) the act of scoring in a game or sport
Example Sentence
  • the winning score came with less than a minute left to play

Definition
(noun) a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse
Synonyms : sexual conquest
Example Sentence
  • calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang

Definition
(verb) gain points in a game
Synonyms : hit , rack up , tally
Example Sentence
  • The home team scored many times
  • He hit a home run
  • He hit .300 in the past season

Definition
(verb) make small marks into the surface of
Synonyms : mark , nock
Example Sentence
  • score the clay before firing it

Definition
(verb) make underscoring marks
Synonyms : mark

Definition
(verb) write a musical score for
Definition
(verb) induce to have sex
Synonyms : make , seduce
Example Sentence
  • Harry finally seduced Sally
  • Did you score last night?
  • Harry made Sally

Definition
(verb) get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance
Example Sentence
  • She scored high on the SAT
  • He scored a 200

Definition
(verb) assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
Synonyms : grade , mark
Example Sentence
  • grade tests
  • score the SAT essays
  • mark homework

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for score

SCORE or FURROW - a line or mark cut into something, a groove.
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by pushpa_edit

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