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badger

Short Definition : pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal

Definition
(noun) a native or resident of Wisconsin
Synonyms : wisconsinite

Definition
(noun) sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
Definition
(verb) annoy persistently
Synonyms : beleaguer , bug , pester , tease
Example Sentence
  • The children teased the boy because of his stammer

Definition
(verb) persuade through constant efforts
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for badger

BAD GIRL.....bad girls always annoy people
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by nileshdive

bad+ger(gen) gen means people. badgers are always annoying.
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by raani

badger ~ beggar; Imagine some annoying beggar woman !!
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by katiyar204

Think of "badger" as a vain military officer with a lot of badges pinned on to his uniform...he keeps pestering everyone to make note of his achievements...so badger = "pester, annoy or harass"!
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by grehelper

army wear badge, so they are badger. they annoy people persistently.
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by sanjeev

BAD+GERms==always bother us. so badger means bother
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by rejaulmeister

the multi- 'bagger'(sounds like badger) stock ideas advert on this website is very irritating annoying and pestering
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by Malinga

badgers are like stalker who never cease to pester, irritate and annoy
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by ashu6191

badger = bazar .. annoys us
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by anindyajyotiroy

Divide it like bad+ ger (gen, generation): gen means people. Today's bad generation can really annoy their parents.
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by editor1

It sounds like anger...badger...anger so u can rembe rit
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by itskhush.gupta

Sound the buzzer frequently to badger people.
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by shadip

remember your class topper in scholl who embosses a BADGEar all the students of the class ANOY AND PESTER him by asking doubts AGAIN AND AGAIN
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by manojmothy

begger on signal asking again and again
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by swap.kamble

badinage

Short Definition : teasing conversation; banter; joking talk

Definition
(noun) frivolous banter
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for badinage

"tease ur friend in a friendly and humorous way" that he looks "bad + in + age"(older) due to his bald head
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by bookworm

Bad-in-age. Youth is the age we may get involved in doing bad things. One of those bad things is teasing someone (frivolous banter) during conversation or pulling someone’s leg.
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by abhinav07

sounds like BADI(big in hindi)and NAAK (nose)..so teasing some one bout their big nose
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by findktk

split it like this badi+age..so badi(old) age ki ladies often do teasing conversations.
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by MAHIMA

badinage - - bad+image people with bad image are known for teasing someone
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by sathishs1988

sounds like bandage........in order to tease my friends i had applied bandage to my leg.....when they asked me what had happened i removed it and started laughing
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by nileshdive

badinage=bad+in+age. If you are bad in age. i.e if you are too old or too young, you lack seriousness and indulge mostly in careless chatter
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by maddy232323

bad i nage...= in hindi bad + naach...but shes ur friend so ..... tell her the naach was good in humorous way ,,to tease in a light hearted way...:)
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by ravinderonchopper

Humorous people donot have a very serious image i.e they have bad image. So BADINAGE corresponds to bad image i.e humorous, ridicule etc
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by rejaulmeister

Think of badinage the way it's pronounced..badinage = "BADDIE" + "NAASH"...sab bad logon ka naash ho gaya..all baddies destroyed..so everybody is having a light hearted, playful conversation..badinage = light hearted conversation!
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by grehelper

badinage sounds like bad+image i.e bad image comes because of teasing others.
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by tarunsiddharth999

bad image of the bad man(gulshan grover) cos of his badinage.
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by rawaldelhi@gmail.com

baffle

Short Definition : frustrate; perplex

Definition
(noun) a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
Synonyms : baffle board

Definition
(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to
Example Sentence
  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me

Definition
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms : bilk , cross , foil , frustrate , queer , scotch , spoil , thwart
Example Sentence
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent

Definition
(verb) check the emission of (sound)
Synonyms : regulate

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for baffle

baffal=bad+fal(hindi)fruit...a bad fruit frustates u
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by abhi_nagpurkar

baffle sounds like buffalo and a wild buffalo can really frustrate you with his crazy actions.
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by abhims2

baffle sounds like be + fool. Everybody knows that a fool is always confused and frusturated while trying to understand / do something new.
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by passion2win

Baffle = frustrate = bewilder. Now u can imagine about a Buffalo getting wild...
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by shootdemup!

when you eat baffla(e) ,you overeat & get frustrated on the cook afterwards, who made you eat so much.
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by sonalrulzzzz

Buffalo on the road baffled me.
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by rawaldelhi@gmail.com

baffle sounds like battle so we get frusteted during battle time.....
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by sai spandana

similar to BEFUDDLE
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by vocabIsFun

BAFFLE sounds like ba ba fool i.e father confused.
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by shaktipada

baffle- just assume that zyada baafle(dal-bafle) khane se frustration hota hai :P
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by nishant19

bait

Short Definition : harass; tease; torment; Ex. badger baiting; N: food or other lure used to catch fish or trap animals

Definition
(noun) anything that serves as an enticement
Synonyms : come-on , hook , lure , sweetener

Definition
(noun) something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
Synonyms : decoy , lure

Definition
(verb) harass with persistent criticism or carping
Synonyms : cod , rag , rally , razz , ride , tantalise , tantalize , taunt , tease , twit
Example Sentence
  • The children teased the new teacher
  • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
  • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

Definition
(verb) lure, entice, or entrap with bait
Definition
(verb) attack with dogs or set dogs upon
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bait

sounds like WAIT- a boy ALLUREs or give a "temptation" to his girlfriend by saying that he wud wait for her forever.
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by prashi2

This word sounds like bite, so Biting someone steadily means teasing someone or to harass someone.
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by aniruddha_chaudhari

college students bets friends to tease/harass girls
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by swap.kamble

bait(bate in hindi)its the food used to trap/tease for hunting
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by praveenkatti16

In Kannada, Bete mean hunt. Try to lure, before you hunt something.
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by srinathshetty

Wait after putting bait on hook.
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by rawaldelhi@gmail.com

baleful

Short Definition : evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look

Definition
(adj) deadly or sinister
Synonyms : baneful
Example Sentence
  • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look

Definition
(adj) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
Example Sentence
  • a baleful look
  • forbidding thunderclouds
  • his tone became menacing
  • ominous rumblings of discontent
  • sinister storm clouds
  • a sinister smile
  • his threatening behavior
  • ugly black clouds
  • the situation became ugly

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for baleful

when we pronounce this word this word sounds simillar to word painful........and anything painful is always a result of an evil act
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by preetisoni2411

BALEFUL.....remind yourself of christian bale.....in The Dark Knight.....the movie immediately reminds you of Joker....the BALEFUL joker!!
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by shanto6888

Baleful ~ bail+ful; when any dangerous convict gets out of jail taking bail, he could be threatening
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by yokel

Baleful = Bal + ful. Bal means hair ful means lots of it. Assume a person with unruly long hair.... he naturally seems threatening and intimidating to others... hence BALEFUL.
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by passion2win

In the cricket ground, throwing bale is baleful for batsman.
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by bhardwajrk

we put alarming bells indicating fire..
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by nileshdive

Tottenham Hotspurs' Gareth BALE is always 'BALEFUL' to the opposition with his deadly pace and clinical finishing.
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by joshjohn1984

When the "jail" is "full", it is threatening. So baleful means threatening
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by Iam

if you know the game diablo its easy to remember. Bale is another big EVIL who is diablo's brother.
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by roketz2k7

Think of cartoons, when a cartoon character is FRIGHTENED or THREATENED it become pale...white in color
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by BNS

we can remember this word as balaful= filled with bala(problem)
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by guswidgutts

u can think of a person who is requesting a bale( in court).......obviously who is asking bale will be sinister and threatning....and every inch of him shows evil.....
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by nayeem

In the Bible, the harmful and sinister God BAAL and his prophets, are defeated by Elijah the Prophet.
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by dshefman

bale in telugu means lizard if there are ful bales then its symbol of evil
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by sabitha.poladi@gmail.com

lets BAIL after a FULTOO job
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by joxeusindia

think of "bale":cotton bale when you use up BALEFUL of cotton it indicates that something EVIL,MALIGNANT has happened
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by manojmothy

It can be taken as Bail-E-ful in which the central big "E" stands for Evil and looks with evil eyes towards us
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by fahad18g

balk

Short Definition : stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate

Definition
(noun) the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
Synonyms : baulk
Example Sentence
  • a player with ball in hand must play from the balk

Definition
(noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Definition
(noun) one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
Synonyms : baulk , rafter

Definition
(noun) an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
Definition
(verb) refuse to comply
Synonyms : baulk , jib , resist

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for balk

sound close to bulk...when u see a bulky thing on ur way u refuse to go ahead
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by mon_m

When a dog barks, you balk.
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by analaarun

balk sounds like a dog's bark; if you see a dog barking, you refuse to go ahead. hence, dog acts as obstacle (hindrance) in your walk.
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by kabirkhan

Balk sounds like Block. ie is stops from doing something
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by xecutive

consider...WALK-that means when u go ahead;now remove W it bcums BALK-which means not walking
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by mohit26041988

Balk similar to bulk and also walk Now bulk is a hindrance/an obstacle in walking
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by kamil.king

balk=>sounds like 'bulk'- so when we are with a bulky partner, we are unwilling to approach to flatter her.
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by rajdip

Balk > Walk > Work > Balk > Bulk > Bark. :> when you walk towards some work you balk because a bulky dog (which resembles your work) in it barks at you and so haults (balks?) you
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by fahad18g

When a geek finds a bom-chick swirling around in the balcony,then he gets tentaive or rather hesitates to move around:-p
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by Rohit_Reddy

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