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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

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

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

(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 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


Short Definition : teasing conversation; banter; joking talk

(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) teasing some one bout their big nose
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by findktk

split it like this badi(old) age ki ladies often do teasing conversations.
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badinage - - bad+image people with bad image are known for teasing someone
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by sathishs1988

sounds like 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 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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Short Definition : frustrate; perplex

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

(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

(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

(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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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


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

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

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

(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

(verb) lure, entice, or entrap with bait
(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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Short Definition : evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look

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

(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 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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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


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

(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

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

(noun) an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
(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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