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callous

Short Definition : hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind

Definition
(verb) make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
Synonyms : cauterise , cauterize

Definition
(adj) emotionally hardened
Synonyms : indurate , pachydermatous
Example Sentence
  • a callous indifference to suffering
  • cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion

Definition
(adj) having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear
Synonyms : calloused , thickened
Example Sentence
  • calloused skin
  • with a workman's callous hands

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for callous

callous sounds like khallas so jiski sub kuch khallas ho gayi hai..that person becomes hard, insensitive and unfeeling.
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by sonamina

call(CALL)o(OH)US(U.S)..Oh U.S Please Call Us for MS and dont be so unkind,hardened and unfeeling..!!!
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by jammy4u

callous - call out,someone who pretends didn't listen when you call his name,callous
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by it's_me

callous sounds like KHALLAS(Hindi)....so jiski sensitivity khallas ho gayi hai
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by nehaMD

Kallis (Jacques Kallis, SA) is such an insensitive (callous)batsman. He would beat Indian bowlers like anything.
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by subhasish

read it like CARELESS so when a person is pinched or pierced if he doesn't react its bcuz his skin is insensitive may be due to some anesthesia (Just imagine)
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by BNS

police says call-o-us if somebody is callous towards you
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by pspr

KHAROOS
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by userdce

Man, how insensitive you are, just tell are you going to CALL-US or not......?
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by bugmenot

callous- hell on us. he was so heartless.he thought " hell on us"
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by Lgvi

remember colosseum in italy were barbaric cruel fights were fought(gladiator mvie)
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by Adithya.R.Kumar

police says call-o-us if somebody is callous towards you
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by pspr

it's sounds like south african batsman KALLIS who has no emotion for indian bowler
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by TOSHU

call ous(aswath) who is hardened unfeeling for others.
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by sansecretcp

Engineering students become callous to education after graduation because that is teh maximum any human brain can handle lol
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by jzzshade

sounds like "kaala" in hindi.so,"dil se kaala" means insensitive,unkind
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by torres9

sounds like carlos ... so you can imagine the unkind and unfeeling villian ;)
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by pintu89

Callous comes from Callum means skin or Khaal in Indian languages. Any one who has hard rough khaal is unfeeling even in emotion...
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by fahad18g

doctor call us to say that we had insensitive thick skin
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by blvrmanindra

callow

Short Definition : youthful; immature; inexperienced

Definition
(adj) young and inexperienced
Synonyms : fledgling , unfledged
Example Sentence
  • a fledgling enterprise
  • a fledgling skier
  • an unfledged lawyer

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for callow

Callow = Cal + low; caliber is low. (madness) as well as cal-low= YOUTH N IMMATURE PPL DO THAT!
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by rizvi

callow-->cow--->milk Paal vadiyum mugam unakku means naive, inexperienced, immature.
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by astute

callow - c+allow : immature person can not allow to do this
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by Administrator

callow - call low, NO i can't call them, they are just to low,immature, to be invited to the party.
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by it's_me

Childish + shALLOW = CALLOW
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by dshefman

CALLOW also means immature....SHALLOW rhymes with CALLOW...callow people are shallow(immature) from within....
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by nileshdive

callow is similar to~kalou who is a player of Chelsea who is one of the inexperienced player in the side..
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by bishalbhatt

callow == c + allow == cidds(kids)+ allow == kids r not allowed here because they r so immatured.
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by nasri

CAL(calories)+LOW(less).If we have less calories we look young and then we are YOUTH.
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by moorthy_ragha

c-allo(allu)-w: allu in kannada means milk.so kids drink milk..kids are immature and inexperienced
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by kruthikamurthy

My servant Kaloo (callow here) is very immature.
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by userdce

call+low....Inexperienced employee gets low(less) calls from companies...
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by nileshdive

A callow sparrow alway flies low! How is it ;)
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by bavanantht

opposite to mellow
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by pr

Callow rhymes with shallow. Imagine a scuba diver diving with his gear, because it is his first time swimming. He is immature, as he does not know the basics of swimming. You do not need a scuba suit to jump into a shallow pool.
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by singha

all are allowed in the pub. P.s-Immatures and inexperienced youth are prohibited.
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by sriharisharma

callow resemble to COW like which do not where to go
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by hemantrathee19

Callow: Calf: who is a immature.
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by shootdemup!

callow= KAL + LO . A guy saying the other guy k ye saman mere se KAL LO, because today i m unsexperienced an immature..
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by guswidgutts

when she saw me getting a call she made a sound OWW>> how callow she is
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by yasha

callow rhyms with shallow.. a shallow sea has got nothing in it..
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by Adithya.R.Kumar

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by h_buzz

call low. Low/less calls. Ppl with less experience get less calls
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by aroraraman309

callow sounds like Kalilo i.e. they are young,immature and inexperienced
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by laaptu

Callow - Hallow thats empty inside, lacking adult maturity, in experienced
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by srinathshetty

callow- "kal aao...aaj inexperienced ho"
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by torres9

callus

Short Definition : area of thick hard skin

Definition
(noun) an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
Synonyms : callosity

Definition
(noun) bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone
Definition
(noun) (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid
Definition
(verb) cause a callus to form on
Example Sentence
  • The long march had callused his feet

Definition
(verb) form a callus or calluses
Example Sentence
  • His foot callused

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for callus

callous is hardened person callus is hardened skin !!
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by friendofafriend

doctors(skin specialists) say call+us- in case of hardened skin
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by nehaMD

callus rhymes with kallis,the s.a cricketer..he is muscular n made up of thick hard skin:-)
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by Adithya.R.Kumar

cantankerous - focus on 'ankerous' sounds like angerous
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by shalnew

Callus: cal = calcium. If we(us) are full of cal, we’re certainly hard --- hard skin.
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by davidzws

calorific

Short Definition : heat-producing; N. calorie

Definition
(adj) heat-generating
Example Sentence
  • the calorific properties of fuels

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for calorific

calorie is the term used for energy.........and heat is a form of energy as well...so calorific is heat producing
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by udai_riddle04

calumny

Short Definition : malicious misrepresentation; slander

Definition
(noun) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
Definition
(noun) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for calumny

calumny, sounds like kalmuhi, which is a harsh remark given by a saas to her bahu. So its a kind of slander.
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by MAHIMA

rhymes with ALUMNI--imagine urself slandering n defaming some of ur cllg ALUMNI
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by soumen

calu-muy: calu means legs in kannada and mny sounds like muri which means to break ...parents will tel i ll BERAK UR LEG(CALUMNY) which is a SLANDER
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by kruthikamurthy

Calumny sounds like columns, imagine if some one write bad thind aboute you ll be defamed.
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by lakshmihs

Cal (californians) talk shit about NY (new yorkers)...SLANDER!!!!
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by jayTmoney

Calumni = Calikh malna on somebody's character
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by G_P

A calumny can upset a calm discourse.
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by thebookie3

This is along similar lines as to one above... "I considered it a CALUMNY when someone said I was an ALUM of CAL State."
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by bugmenot

calumny-sounds like alumnia who is the goal keeper of arsenal..he abuses the opposition team mates..
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by Ani

cALUMNY : criticise alumni. critise/bad remarks
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by balajicoolstar

CALUMNY ...Call Um n e name...pronounced Kaa Luhm nee
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by msrn

Calumny printed in newspaper column
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by rawaldelhi@gmail.com

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by vineethyoung

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by bugmenot

CALLUMNY= call+u+money,one can make wrong remarks on u for getting money,so its slandering.
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by alok1988

Remember, how they used to tie people who were accusing in something bad to the COLUMN of shame?
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by Anais-anais

Calumny - Think of a Column written about you that you are CALculating to steal MoNeY. Clearly a malicious lie.
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by xgator1992

friend calls u to ask (mny) sounds like money
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by blvrmanindra

camaraderie

Short Definition : good-fellowship; CF. comrade

Definition
(noun) the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for camaraderie

break it up.. Camara + de + rie.. you give or share your room with your friends with whom you have mutual trust.. good-fellowship..
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by Jyoti.Chhibber

You can use the casual statement in Hindi "CAMERA DEY REY"(Give me the Camera) with someone who are having a good relationship with/good friend.
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by dornap

camaraderie = you use camera and take pictures of people you have friendship and mutual trust
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While addressing any communist meetings or any strikes or raastaroko....the activists r addresses as comrades....comrades follow good fellow ship...
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by harsha999

camera de rahi hai ..which is a mark of good fellowship!
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by sandy1278

camara(Kamara: Hindi)+derie(Darie: Hindi): With whom u share ur Kamara and Darie, means ur good friend.
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by anugnair

camaraderie: Similar to comradeship
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by bugmenot

kamra+dari=>sharing of a room should involve camaraderie
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by mit006

Camara + der . Use the camera to capture there your best friend
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by Gurubharan

break it up.. Camara + de + rie.. you give or share your room with your friends with whom you have mutual trust.. good-fellowship..
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by shaktipada

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