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gall

Short Definition : annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation

Definition
(noun) an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle
Synonyms : saddle sore

Definition
(noun) a skin sore caused by chafing
Definition
(noun) abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury
Definition
(noun) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
Synonyms : bitterness , rancor , rancour , resentment

Definition
(noun) a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
Synonyms : bile

Definition
(noun) the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
Definition
(verb) become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
Synonyms : chafe , fret

Definition
(verb) irritate or vex
Synonyms : irk
Example Sentence
  • It galls me that we lost the suit

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gall

A slap on his 'Gall'(cheek) completely exasperated him.
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by amit251285

gall - an organ named gall bladder produces a liquid called bile, which is BITTER
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by the suspect

Gallbladder -> GALL. Note that many of the words with roots from body organs mean irritable or anger. Examples: splenetic, spleen, bilious, atrabilious, dyspeptic, livery, gall, and liverish.
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by dshefman

Gall(cheeks) >>> when we get a slap on our cheeks we get irritates and annoyed..
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by RajeshBorkar

Gall=remember Galls in "Asterix & Obelix" they used to slap the romans ,,, as the Romans always annoyed them :)
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by somabrata

galleon

Short Definition : large three-masted sailing ship

Definition
(noun) a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for galleon

galleon - GALLONS and gallons of goods are transported by means of LARGE SHIPs
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by the suspect

Gelileo discoverd telescope.. he sat on a galleon and set out 4 sail when he realized if he culd see distant objects.. so invented telescope
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by avinav

in AOE(age of empires) you upgrade the ships to a galloeon...
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by hiraditya

Gelileo discoverd telescope.. he sat on a galleon and set out 4 sail when he realized if he culd see distant objects.. so invented telescope! story (continued in galley:next word)
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by rahulkhadse

galley

Short Definition : low ship with sails (rowed along by slaves)

Definition
(noun) a large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow; a complement of 1,000 men; used mainly in the Mediterranean for war and trading
Definition
(noun) (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
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(noun) the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner
Definition
(noun) the area for food preparation on a ship
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for galley

Galley, first part of word is gal(girl)and think that it is a place where a girl cooks in a ship.(Galley)
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by animator

see word galleon mnemonic...galileo was in big ship....but since he invented telescope there...he is expelled from there..he has to get GALLEY....small ship with sails to reach Valley nearby
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by rahulkhadse

Remember G(V)alley it is LOW where a SHIP travels with SAILS
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by crazylooks

gallows

Short Definition : framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)

Definition
(noun) an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gallows

gallow sounds like swallow.......so a gallow swallows a person to death.
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by manveen_hunjan

gallow = gala + low; this happens when you are hung!!
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by jay_gandhi

sounds like hindi word gallow (neck)...people are hanged by their necks
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by friendofafriend

galvanic

Short Definition : of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani

Definition
(adj) pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action
Synonyms : voltaic
Example Sentence
  • a galvanic cell
  • a voltaic (or galvanic) couple

Definition
(adj) affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
Example Sentence
  • gave an electric reading of the play
  • the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for galvanic

looks like galvoometer...which detects change in current.
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by bollineni.sravan

A Galvanic cell, or Voltaic cell, named after Luigi Galvani, or Alessandro Volta respectively
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by swap.kamble

galvanize

Short Definition : stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity

Definition
(verb) to stimulate to action
Synonyms : galvanise , startle
Example Sentence
  • ..startled him awake
  • galvanized into action

Definition
(verb) cover with zinc
Synonyms : galvanise
Example Sentence
  • galvanize steel

Definition
(verb) stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock
Synonyms : galvanise

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for galvanize

Imagine a Van filled with Girls(gals) appear, (GALs in VAN)how will you react, you will be STIRRED UP or REVITALIZED as if you have HAD A SHOCK.
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by fabregas

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