(of a person's skin) having a sickly yellow or pale brown color
When I saw him again for the first time after his bout with jaundice, I was struck by how weak and sallow he looked.
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