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canny

Short Definition : shrewd in money matters; thrifty

Definition
(adj) showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
Synonyms : cagey , cagy , clever
Example Sentence
  • a cagey lawyer
  • too clever to be sound

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for canny

Canny sounds like Granny. Granny is shrewd in money or business matters.
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by justlikethat123

Canny sounds like Penny. A person who doenot like to give away his penny is canny.
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by smilingchin

a can is used to store stuff and hence canny refers to storing money and not easliy spending it
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by udai_riddle04

Canny id dervived from can : (in the sense: to know how)
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by noops

canny ~ cunny == cunning means dhoort in hindi
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by ashishk

canny-can any penny..not to spend much and to store more
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by sai dasika

Canny - cunny (Kunjus )
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by Rushabh22

canny can be remembered as "KEN"whcih means perceptive and haveing good judgements.
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by gdabli

Canny business of making money using Pepsi cans
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by rawaldelhi@gmail.com

canny = can + any; I can do any work i.e. showing self interest.
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by shaktipada

cant

Short Definition : insincere speech or expression of piety; jargon of thieves; special words used by a particular group of people

Definition
(noun) stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
Synonyms : buzzword

Definition
(noun) a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
Synonyms : bank , camber

Definition
(noun) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Synonyms : argot , jargon , lingo , patois , slang , vernacular
Example Sentence
  • they don't speak our lingo

Definition
(noun) insincere talk about religion or morals
Synonyms : pious platitude

Definition
(noun) two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
Synonyms : bevel , chamfer

Definition
(verb) heel over
Synonyms : cant over , pitch , slant , tilt
Example Sentence
  • The tower is tilting
  • The ceiling is slanting

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cant

monks will be ChANT ing mantras . its known only for saints and monks
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by arulmozhi

i cant understand their(a particular group lik thieves] CANT eg in movies, RajniKANT's language&the hypocrisy he shows 2wrds Gods(i.e. insincere expressions of piety)> As i knw only hindi or english.....i cant understand his CANT
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by suhanigpt1

cant= short cut of "can not". when someone ignored to do any work i.e. he cannot do that . that expressing an insincerity type of talk..
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by bimal03

chant ~ nice and pious words.. cant is opposite
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by namaskar

can't trust someone who cants
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by thebookie3

u cant understand a cant language
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by amarendar

evry group has its SLANG, which they use while having a break in CANTeen
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by tanay

if you forget the password u CANT access ur account. secret word known by only those who are using it.
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by arulmozhi

CAnT—sounds like a cat—which is considered to be bad religiously.. so a BAD talk abt religious matters
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by nikhilparasher

Use like this.. You CAN'T wish to be a thief to share their language.. also Your good spirit CAN'T be insinciere in religious or moral matters..
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by Gurubharan

cant is used by a small group of people it should be cannot.
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by sansecretcp

I can't believe this religious cant.
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by rawaldelhi@gmail.com

cantankerous

Short Definition : ill-humored; irritable

Definition
(adj) stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
Synonyms : bloody-minded
Example Sentence
  • unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders

Definition
(adj) having a difficult and contrary disposition
Synonyms : crotchety , ornery
Example Sentence
  • a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cantankerous

split it into can+tanker+ous : read this as 'kaan' (ear in hindi)+ taker + us, one who is irritable will always have a one below ear (slap) from us.
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by prats_rocks

cantankerous (can+tanker) imagine that instead of going by a car, if you have to go by a can tanker, it can make you angry or ill-tempered.
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by Administrator

cantankerous sounds like "cann't take it anymore" and when do we say this when we get irritated
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by singhvivek191990

cantankerous (cane+tanker+on+us).Though we save oursalves from cane falling on us we become ill-tempered.
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by shahvatsal239

Can tanker irritate us (ous)
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by rahulbest

cantankerous==CANT+ANGER+ous someone whom u dare not anger for he is old and ill tempered
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by saketcmf

hulk cannot tackle tankers - irritable. ill humoured
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by sansecretcp

hey you morons you are coming here to learn what cantankerous mean, i tell you now it means people who are cantankerous like you when you read this mnemonic.
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by junker

cat angry us
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by drsankalpdas

one sitting in a TANK is BAD TEMPERED to kill the enemy and is UN-COOPERATIVE towards enemy
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by nikhilparasher

can+tanker+us pahle itna pareshan kiya ki can bhar gaya, fir tanker aur ab hum(us)
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by cryptic

Can and tank is to be used against cantankerous person
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by pprahul

oil can of the tank is slip on our body so we become angry
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by shaktipada

CANTAkerous, here CANTA is comparable to hindi word Kanta(throne) which is irritating when it stings. so cantakerous means irritating
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by alok1988

cantata

Short Definition : story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)

Definition
(noun) a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
Synonyms : oratorio

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cantata

Can 'Tata Young'(of Dhoom) sing any songs like cantata?
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by sanjeev

tata in telugu means grand father..he tells stories of ramayana in the form of a song
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by sai dasika

focus on 'tata' part of it and imagine some advertisment of tata salt (indian brand) running on TV....(which may eb a kind of story set to music)
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by gre_guru

cantata- reminds me of Carlos Santana if you know him,Latin musician.
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by it's_me

Ratan Tata presented a cantata on the launch of Nano.
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by rawaldelhi@gmail.com

can tata(ratan tata) dance to this cantata??obviously no,he has become old..!!
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by amarendar

chorus singing a story about can tata
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by sansecretcp

cantata - cant can be pronounced as chant - chantings of tata ( tata - grandpa in kannada ), so its religious chants by old people
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by shalnew

canter

Short Definition : slow gallop; V. CF. trot

Definition
(noun) a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
Synonyms : lope

Definition
(verb) ride at a canter
Example Sentence
  • The men cantered away

Definition
(verb) go at a canter, of horses
Definition
(verb) ride at a cantering pace
Example Sentence
  • He cantered the horse across the meadow

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for canter

ant is the word to see..for this moment make an ant slow and also gallop it like a horse..there u go..
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by sriharisharma

CAN+TERRAIN....I can run on a terrain but with a gentle gallop i.e canter
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by nileshdive

canter is similar to saunter....which means to stroll or walk about slowly
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by dhruv

i m running towards center at a canter speed..
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by nasri

can +TER.....where TERR TERR is sound of frog that is frog does a slow gallop
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by somjohari

canter~~cantler~~antler(which is a animal of deer family n runs like a horse)
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by bishalbhatt

When a horse cant err.. run fast, it will canter (walk in slow gallops)
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by fanatic

You won't CANTER when you are chased by a PANTHER..
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by Gurubharan

Think about Canterbury Tales, which is about a group of pilgrims sharing stories as they slowly travel together on a journey.
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by Danyo

gait means moment, slow gait is trot, fast gait is gallop. in betwwen trot and gallop smooth gait means CANTER
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by hariskilari

Trot < Lope/Canter < Gallop
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by vikas023

You won't CANTER when you are chased by a PANTHER..
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by Gurubharan

You won't CANTER when you are chased by a PANTHER..
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by Gurubharan

slowly moving the can with the horse.(slow gallop of horse)
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by sansecretcp

canto

Short Definition : division of a long poem

Definition
(noun) the highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music
Definition
(noun) a major division of a long poem
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for canto

sounds like KAATO(cut in hindi)..so KAATO into parts
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by findktk

"Kaato" cut the long poem into several sections...simple !!!
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by gatz_funky

Think of Benagali sexy woman singing song "Kanta laga..hi laga..".She will sing "Kanto (=canto) lagaa ....
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by sanjeev

Canto=chant+kaato
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by rakei

canto sounds like cameltoe (please google it)
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by leontk.ltk

we CAN sing this big song by dividing to each
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by sansecretcp

this brings to our mind,the name antonio,a famouse poet known for his romantic poems..
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by sriharisharma

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