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Short Definition : person who cheats people
(noun) someone who plays practical jokes on others
(noun) someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
(noun) a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trickster
trick+ster--a person who is very good in playing tricks..or in cheating people.
TRICKSTER and PRANKSTER are rhyming words which refer to someone who cheats or fools people.
Short Definition : three-pronged spear
(noun) a spear with three prongs
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trident
TRIDENT=TRI(three) + DENT(tooth).
TRIDENT-TRI (three)and DENT (a hole or a groove caused by the fall of something heavy or sharp). When a Trident (a forked spear) falls or is thrown at something, it creates three holes (dents) with its three sharp pointed spears.
Short Definition : something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
(noun) a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate
(noun) a detail that is considered insignificant
(noun) something of small importance
(verb) waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
(verb) act frivolously
(verb) consider not very seriously
He is trifling with her
She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trifle
consider it as "Rifle"..today rifle is given least importance when compared to ak47 and stenn guns..
TRIFLE or TRIVIAL or SIMPLE - something that is not of much importance or value.
Short Definition : trivial; unimportant
(noun) the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
(adj) not worth considering
he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost
a trifling matter
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trifling
divide it like TRI(TRY)+FLING.(means to throw sb or something)..SO..you always TRY to throw SOMETHING UNIMPORTANT.
trifling :trivial+feeling .. you are felling its truvial i.e: that is of no value unimportant :D
Split as T(tea)+RIFLING (Re-Filling) work is not worth activity and takes time so its delaying also
TRIFLING refers to something unworthy of REGARDING, a small matter.
TRIFLING sounds like DRIBBLING, its like jst dribbling for time pass i.e. delaying any work and nt working
Short Definition : set off; start
(noun) lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
(noun) a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen
(noun) an act that sets in motion some course of events
(verb) put in motion or move to act
trigger a reaction
actuate the circuits
(verb) release or pull the trigger on
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trigger
A TRIGGER is a LEVER for releasing a spring. To trigger something off - set something into action.
trigger of a gun to Trigger a Bullet out of the gun!
Short Definition : group of three related works (connected by a shared subject but each complete in itself)
(noun) a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trilogy
TRILOGY or STORY which consists of three parts.
Yeah! The Star Wars Trilogy has 3 stories which shared the main story and each complete in itself.
Julius caesar is divided into three act yeilding a trilogy a literature work by shakespeare !!