This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
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"+(skopeÃ´) means "to look at or to examine"; So the total meaning is "observer of beautiful forms.
relate it to the microscope or telescope , we look through both of them to see things ,, or colors ,,whatever :)
"collide" oscope We look into the cylinder to see the peices collide together
are you keen to gain ken?
Short Definition : range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken
(noun) range of what one can know or understand
(noun) the range of vision
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ken
ken reminds us of Kennedy=John F Kennedy. What a great range of knowledge he had!!!
ken sounds like "can" (v: able, n: container). A combination of these is: "able to understand" i.e., range of knowledge.
In china, if you have ken you can earn a lot of yen (money)
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.
the only knowledge kenny from southpark had was of sex
If someone is akin to you, you recognize, identify, have knowledge about him.
I cant understand this. This pepsi can business is beyond my ken.
pen - used to learn more knowledge
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
black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell
(noun) a single whole grain of a cereal
(noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
heart and soul
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.
by himanshu dhumash
Sounds like KERNEL DEBUGGER in the computer system which is the core
"kernel" is the CENTRAL part of an operating system (computers)
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 means.....to spoil others pleasure....
Short Definition : start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
(verb) catch fire
The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles
(verb) cause to start burning
The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds
(verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
raise a smile
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for kindle
kindle sounds like CANDLE..which when lighted can cause something to catch fire.
One had to be KIND in encouraging/inspiring KIDS , other meaning of kindle, inspiring, encourage
kindle sounds like CANDLE; We had a Valentine's Day dinner by candlelight, not to kindle romance but to save electricity.
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)
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
(adj) similar in quality or character
a feeling akin to terror
the amateur is closely related to the collector
(adj) related by blood or marriage
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for kindred
all of them are 'kind' 'red' indians ..... so they belong to one community / group share kinship
focus on kind...so you are kind with your realatives...(blood relations -red )
there are different kinds of red indians but they all belong to the same group.
this is simple kind + red (red means blooad) . people with blood of same kinds. kinda the meaning too.
its like kindergarden
school for small children of same age group