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Short Definition : tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF.

(noun) a complex pattern of constantly changing colors and shapes
(noun) an optical toy in a tube; it produces symmetrical patterns as bits of colored glass are reflected by mirrors
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for kaleidoscope

"kaleidoscope" derives from (kalos)means "beautiful" + (eidos) means" shape"+(skopeô) means "to look at or to examine"; So the total meaning is "observer of beautiful forms.
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by Born2GRE

relate it to the microscope or telescope , we look through both of them to see things ,, or colors ,,whatever :)
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by esraa

"collide" oscope We look into the cylinder to see the peices collide together
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by ebbhyen

are you keen to gain ken?
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by rfouda


Short Definition : range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken

(noun) range of what one can know or understand
Synonyms : cognizance
Example Sentence
  • beyond my ken

(noun) the range of vision
Synonyms : sight
Example Sentence
  • out of sight of land

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ken

ken reminds us of Kennedy=John F Kennedy. What a great range of knowledge he had!!!
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by yashasrai

ken sounds like "can" (v: able, n: container). A combination of these is: "able to understand" i.e., range of knowledge.
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by garrulous

In china, if you have ken you can earn a lot of yen (money)
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by gayathripm

ken is very similar to den which means place where wild animal live. So, if one having good ken (range of knowledge) won't go to the den.
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by prosun

the only knowledge kenny from southpark had was of sex
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by friendofafriend

If someone is akin to you, you recognize, identify, have knowledge about him.
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by fanatic

I cant understand this. This pepsi can business is beyond my ken.
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by nupur10000

pen - used to learn more knowledge
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by sansecretcp


Short Definition : central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)

(noun) the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
Synonyms : meat
Example Sentence
  • black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell

(noun) a single whole grain of a cereal
Example Sentence
  • a kernel of corn

(noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Example Sentence
  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for kernel

kernel sounds similar to colonel. In an army the colonel has an importance of being the central authority.
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by himanshu dhumash

Sounds like KERNEL DEBUGGER in the computer system which is the core
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by tapobratabag

"kernel" is the CENTRAL part of an operating system (computers)
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by littlemissankita


Short Definition : grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others

(noun) someone who spoils the pleasure of others
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for killjoy

kill+joy....... kill here means spoil .+ others joy spoil others pleasure....
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by preetisoni2411


Short Definition : start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse

(verb) catch fire
Synonyms : inflame
Example Sentence
  • The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles

(verb) cause to start burning
Synonyms : conflagrate , enkindle , inflame
Example Sentence
  • The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds

(verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
Synonyms : arouse , elicit , enkindle , evoke , fire , provoke , raise
Example Sentence
  • arouse pity
  • raise a smile
  • evoke sympathy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for kindle

kindle sounds like CANDLE..which when lighted can cause something to catch fire.
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by Administrator

One had to be KIND in encouraging/inspiring KIDS , other meaning of kindle, inspiring, encourage
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by nikhilparasher

kindle sounds like CANDLE; We had a Valentine's Day dinner by candlelight, not to kindle romance but to save electricity.
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by editor1

with the introduction of KINDLE, AMAZON "Kindled" a fire in the market for E-book Readers. (KINDLE is a trademark name for the popular Amazon's E-Book reader)
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by melancholica


Short Definition : related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship

(noun) group of people related by blood or marriage
Synonyms : clan , kin , kin group , kinship group , tribe

(adj) similar in quality or character
Synonyms : akin
Example Sentence
  • a feeling akin to terror
  • kindred souls
  • the amateur is closely related to the collector

(adj) related by blood or marriage
Example Sentence
  • kindred clans

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for kindred

all of them are 'kind' 'red' indians ..... so they belong to one community / group share kinship
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by reveeriee

focus on you are kind with your realatives...(blood relations -red )
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by preetisoni2411

there are different kinds of red indians but they all belong to the same group.
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by cp.jethani

this is simple kind + red (red means blooad) . people with blood of same kinds. kinda the meaning too.
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by friendofafriend

its like kindergarden school for small children of same age group
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