Postures and complexions

sallow
(adj)
SALL-oh
Meaning

(of a person's skin) having a sickly yellow or pale brown color

1st Sample Sentence

When I saw him again for the first time after his bout with jaundice, I was struck by how weak and sallow he looked.

Synonyms

pallid, sallow

Antonyms

florid

Mnemonics

SALLOW rhymes with YELLOW and in jaundice we become UNHEALTHY and our face becomes yellow or pale. Sallow = sickly + yellow. Sounds like yellow, and after replacing 'sa' with 'ye', sallow becomes yellow. SALLOW = SAL+LOW someone whose salary is lowered becomes sallow

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