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husbandry

Short Definition : frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman

Definition
(noun) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
Synonyms : agriculture , farming

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for husbandry

husband+ry(TRY)...so husbands always try to be frugal, if they have a lavish spending wife.
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by preetisoni2411

in india the farmer husband has to "cultivate , agriculture" land for the betterment of his family
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by somabrata

agriculture - think of term animal husbandry which is often used. For the other meaning think of - husband+dry -> husband has to become dry(no money) to tackle his spendthrift wife.
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by nikhilnitc

hut

Short Definition : crude dwelling; shack

Definition
(noun) temporary military shelter
Synonyms : army hut , field hut

Definition
(noun) small crude shelter used as a dwelling
Synonyms : hovel , hutch , shack , shanty

hybrid

Short Definition : mongrel; mixed breed; V. hybridize

Definition
(noun) a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
Synonyms : loan-blend , loanblend

Definition
(noun) a composite of mixed origin
Example Sentence
  • the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices

Definition
(noun) (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species
Synonyms : cross , crossbreed
Example Sentence
  • a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey

Definition
(adj) produced by crossbreeding
Synonyms : intercrossed

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hybrid

Mahindra Scorpio hybrid Engine get mixed energy of Battery & Diesel.
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by sansecretcp

Tata Aria is a new mixed breed with a sedan and SUV.
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by sansecretcp

hydrophobia

Short Definition : fear of water; rabies

Definition
(noun) a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids
Definition
(noun) a morbid fear of water
Definition
(noun) an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
Synonyms : lyssa , madness , rabies

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hydrophobia

HYDRO refers to water and PHOBIA is a fear of something.... therefore a fear of water.
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by pushpa_edit

hygiene

Short Definition : science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition

Definition
(noun) a condition promoting sanitary practices
Example Sentence
  • personal hygiene

Definition
(noun) the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
Synonyms : hygienics

hyperbole

Short Definition : exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola

Definition
(noun) extravagant exaggeration
Synonyms : exaggeration

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hyperbole

hyper(beyond the limit)+bole(means speak)..so someone who gives the statement beyond his limit..overstating basically.
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by jananin

hyper-excessive;bole-means speaking on Hindi....So excessive speaking
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by mdhineshm

hyperbole = hyper means very more than normal, bol means talk i.e effective talking or something.
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by shaktipada

plane in a bowl - is a hyperbole statement.
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by sansecretcp

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