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Short Definition : gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
(adj) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
the grim aftermath of the bombing
the grim task of burying the victims
a grisly murder
gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
macabre tortures conceived by madmen
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for macabre
sounds like hindi word makbara....and its made over the place where people are either buried or burnt.....and for me its a ghastly place..that I would never like to go to....
Sounds like massacre..which means "excessive killing of many people"..and which also represents death
makbara :to move around makbara in night is a horrified act
Sounds like Nakaab (Mask). So Imagine some one came in front of you wearing a frightening mask, then you will feel gruesome!
ma+cabre...watching cabre is horrible,gruesome and disgusting.
Maha + Kabre = Kabbars are gruesome
Another mnemonic can be mocambo who gives horrifying deaths to innocents
MACABRE = Ma went to cabre for money this is a horifying situation abt poverty.
look like ma + cabret. if you saw your mother doing cabret in old hindi move, it would be "horrifying" and would scar you for life :)
Short Definition : ceremonial staff used as a symbol of authority; clublike medieval weapon
(noun) (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization
(noun) an official who carries a mace of office
(noun) spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
(noun) a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mace
don't mess with me otherwise i will hit you with a mace
sounds like Case- The famous CASE wherein the ceremonial staff of the president killed the latter with a club-like weapon was resolved today.
suppose a person comes and is greeted by a group of mace who have no other work to do. This person says "kya choohey (MICE) paal rakhey hain"
mace on face
Short Definition : soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
(verb) separate into constituents by soaking
(verb) become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
the tissue macerated in the water
(verb) soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result
the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system
(verb) cause to grow thin or weak
The treatment emaciated him
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for macerate
macerate sounds like marinate. Marinating chicken or paneer in spices and masala to make them tender. If you over do it , you will end up spoiling it !
MACERATE is like MASTICATE - we chew food, allow the glands (liquid) to soak the food.
(Macerate = Mess + rate)Mess food is hard to eat, so mess owners are doing a tact. They are providing the soft food by keeping it in liquid that results in increase of mess rate.
by satish L
macerate means mice is soaked in liquid to soften and then sold at a very wasteful(waste away) prices
macerate badam and pista for making of kheer
when u beat with mace,u will be weakened.or cut into parts,which is done when soaked..
MICE ka RATE ghatane ke liye soft paneer lagana padta hai trap mein - sookhi roti se kuch nhi hota !!
mace(make)+rate......to increase the making rate of rajma, chole we first soft these by soaking in water
mac + rates...........mac(apple laptop) are just SOAKING my pocket....and also the liquid of my body.
MASCIRATE = MAS-CI-R-ATE = MASS REDUCED. HOW?? SOAKING OR THROUGH EMASCIATION
Short Definition : crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
(noun) a follower of Machiavelli's principles
(adj) of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for Machiavellian
sounds like mafia villain.
A villain is always crafty and double dealing.
this word sounds like "macchi vali" means women who sell fish... and they are very crafty in doing double-dealing with people.
machilavellian(machia+vel+lian)machia=fish,vel=well,lian=lion. lion is thinking very cunningly to get the fish in the well. machia+vel+lian
Typical old hindi film 'villain' with a cigarette in his mouth and who demands 'machis' from you !
Short Definition : pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
(noun) an unaccompanied partsong for 2 or 3 voices; follows a strict poetic form
(verb) sing madrigals
The group was madrigaling beautifully
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for madrigal
MADRIGAL rhymes with married girl..so a PASTORAL SONG was sung for the married girl.
Mad girl's will sing a song in regal theater.
all sisters singing for married girl
Madrid + gal (Skt) Gal refers to voice/throat. Madrid has a lot of population. So, Madrigal means many people singing together
Sounds like MARRIAGE GIRL....I wrote a short love poem to my girl and she became a marriage girl
madrigal: ma + d + ri + ga are swaras in music. so it's related to singing. L stands for a LOT of people. so, its a lot of people singing.
madrigal = madri (married) + gal (girl); The song sang at marriage of a girl.
Short Definition : violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
(noun) a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for maelstrom
mal(= bad) strom (storm) bad storm like a whirpool
MAEL(MALE)+STROM(MEANS..stromy..violence)..so a male who brings strom into his family
a "mail storm" shot out of Harry Potters fireplace
think of a storm(comes along with rain) which destroys everything leaving confusion,destruction making it look violent...so it means a situation in which there is a great confusion,violence and destruction
mael(male..poerful)trom(storm).....A powerful storm...whirlpool
maelstorm:(mail+storm): mails coming heavily/continiously like a storm (a flood/whirl/cyclone)
mael(male..powerful ) strom(storm)...Apowerful storm ..whirlpool