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hail

Short Definition : frozen rain drop; V: salute or greet; precipitate hail

Definition
(noun) precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
Definition
(noun) many objects thrown forcefully through the air
Example Sentence
  • a hail of pebbles
  • a hail of bullets

Definition
(noun) enthusiastic greeting
Definition
(verb) praise vociferously
Synonyms : acclaim , herald
Example Sentence
  • The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein

Definition
(verb) be a native of
Synonyms : come
Example Sentence
  • She hails from Kalamazoo

Definition
(verb) call for
Example Sentence
  • hail a cab

Definition
(verb) greet enthusiastically or joyfully
Synonyms : herald

Definition
(verb) precipitate as small ice particles
Example Sentence
  • It hailed for an hour

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hail

Remember the movi "Mr. India" People say "hail Mogambo"
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by vivekjaiswal883

hail in this word remember hai which means greeting
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by krkpraveen

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by indhu

hail - hai rain is like a frozen nail.
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by sansecretcp

halcyon

Short Definition : calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days

Definition
(noun) (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
Synonyms : alcyone

Definition
(noun) a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
Synonyms : genus halcyon

Definition
(noun) a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
Definition
(adj) idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity
Example Sentence
  • a halcyon atmosphere

Definition
(adj) marked by peace and prosperity
Synonyms : golden , prosperous
Example Sentence
  • a golden era
  • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for halcyon

halycon can be considered as opposite of cyclone...just imagine a cyclone...you will understand what I mean
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by jay_gandhi

halcyon sounds like "halka"...in hindi this word is used 4 "soothing or peaceful"...like in song "halka-halka sa ye nasha"...
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by studyabroad.us

HAL(solution)+CYON(kyon or why)...WHY we cannot find SOLUTION to kashmir issue in a CALM/PEACEFUL way
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by lebshah

HALcyOn = HAL can represent a HALO, which is symbolic of peace and harmony
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by itspossible

he was very tensed.I suggested him HALKA ho ke aa (go to the toilet),,He asked KYON??I replied u wud be CALM then.
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by mit006

hal+cyon = hell kyun meaning hell kyun jaana hai when u r succesful and happy
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by 1.6k

halcyon: It comes close to sound like "alsi"+ian...alsi people are peaceful
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by manojative

imagine as ,a wild bird taking u to in its beek to make u see hell.
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by tarun.sharma.magnate

halcyon..sounds like ceylon,once peaceful peaceful lanka is now devoid of it due to terrorism
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by yastej

halcyon sounds like HULk.In that movie the hero trys to bring Peace for da world
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by arunprakash

(reading) HALL cyon means reading hall jaisa calm,peaceful....
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by nileshdive

Remember 'hale' in 'hale and hearty'. Hale means strong and healthy. When you are hale it is calm and peaceful. Remember ,'hale' and you can remember the meaning of halcyon.
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by pathirana

halcyon - It was calm and peaceful before the hall ac on
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by sansecretcp

like Falcon which reminds of the bird who is peaceful
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by Yank

It was peaceful on Caprica before some genius from hell created the Cylons. Before the Cylons Caprica was halcyon.
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by memory man

war ka hal kyon chahiey?? for peace
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by friendofafriend

hal:word similar to hell, cyon: prounounced seon: so like seal,so if we seal the hell,peaceful,serenity,calmness is found
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by laaptu

hale

Short Definition : healthy

Definition
(noun) a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
Synonyms : nathan hale

Definition
(noun) United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
Synonyms : george ellery hale

Definition
(noun) prolific United States writer (1822-1909)
Synonyms : edward everett hale

Definition
(verb) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :
Synonyms : coerce , force , pressure , squeeze
Example Sentence
  • She forced him to take a job in the city
  • He squeezed her for information

Definition
(verb) draw slowly or heavily
Synonyms : cart , drag , haul
Example Sentence
  • haul stones
  • haul nets

Definition
(adj) exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health
Synonyms : whole
Example Sentence
  • hale and hearty
  • whole in mind and body
  • a whole person again

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hale

You may have often heard people saying "hale and hearty" i.e, in very good health, well and strong.
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by jc

HALE : HEAL
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by gatz_funky

hale sounds like well....so are you well..are you healthy???
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by preetisoni2411

its like HALEEM IF U EAT HALEEM U WILL BE HEALTHY
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by sabitha.poladi@gmail.com

halfhearted

Short Definition : exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm

Definition
(adj) feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
Synonyms : half-hearted , lukewarm , tepid
Example Sentence
  • a halfhearted effort
  • gave only lukewarm support to the candidate

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for halfhearted

half+heart..so doing a work without involving your heart...without interest..
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by preetisoni2411

hallowed

Short Definition : blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy

Definition
(adj) worthy of religious veneration
Synonyms : sacred
Example Sentence
  • the sacred name of Jesus
  • Jerusalem's hallowed soil

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hallowed

"Halo"wed....Put a "halo" over something - Halo belongs to angels!
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by drquadros54

Hallowed place is consecrated, because god himself has said "hello" to the people of that place.
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by KM2009

Everyone of you may have said the prayers in school that starts with "hallowed be thy name, thou kingdom come..i.e..blessed,sacred is your name..
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by jc

Hallowed would make you remember the hindi movie "Hello" in whick Katrina Kaif was GOD ....
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by prashant_616

Hallowed: rememeber highy allowed. Highly allowed places are sacred places and good places.
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by sanjeev

halloween is the festival in which consecration and blessing of people
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by yastej

halloween is related to witches and bad spirits. So remember hallowed as opposite of halloween i.e., something blessed or consecrated
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by coolgal82

Deathly HALLOW in harry potter was sacred too
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by t3rmin4t0r

In halloween festival people used to get blessing and mercy of god after chasing the evil
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by sansecretcp

"Halo"wed....Put a "halo" over something - Halo belongs to angels! or The rich charitable person hallowed(blessed) upon the poor children and distributed books for their education..
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by RajeshBorkar

hallowed = halo + allowed. I.e. allowed with high veneration.
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by shaktipada

hallucination

Short Definition : delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory

Definition
(noun) illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
Definition
(noun) a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
Synonyms : delusion
Example Sentence
  • he has delusions of competence
  • his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination

Definition
(noun) an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode
Example Sentence
  • he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hallucination

Concentrate on 'LLU' which is a part of 'iLLUsion'
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by gunjanshah

brahmanandam in aarya 2 says hallucination i.e,brama
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by satishvudaru

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