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ragamuffin

Short Definition : dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes

Definition
(noun) a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
Synonyms : tatterdemalion

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ragamuffin

RAG+muffin(muslin)......a GUY WHO is RAGGED because of that whose muslin cloths are torn apart and have become DIRTY.
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by preetisoni2411

divide it as ragged clothed+muffin which stands for bread so a beggar having a bread in his hands normally wears tattered clothes
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by vivekkarumudi

MUFF means one who is unskilful in sports...people will tear muff's clothes because of his poor performance and he will become a RAGGED MUFFin
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by nileshdive

mothers have a habbit of calling their child "muffin". rag + muffin
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by friendofafriend

rag is always dirty waste thing, muff means person, waste person having little value.
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by shaktipada

rail

Short Definition : complain bitterly; scold; rant; Ex. the weaker railing against injustices

Definition
(noun) a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
Synonyms : railing

Definition
(noun) short for railway
Example Sentence
  • he traveled by rail
  • he was concerned with rail safety

Definition
(noun) a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
Synonyms : rails , runway , track

Definition
(noun) a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
Definition
(noun) any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
Definition
(verb) complain bitterly
Synonyms : inveigh

Definition
(verb) enclose with rails
Synonyms : rail in
Example Sentence
  • rail in the old graves

Definition
(verb) provide with rails
Example Sentence
  • The yard was railed

Definition
(verb) separate with a railing
Synonyms : rail off
Example Sentence
  • rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace

Definition
(verb) convey (goods etc.) by rails
Example Sentence
  • fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium

Definition
(verb) travel by rail or train
Synonyms : train
Example Sentence
  • They railed from Rome to Venice
  • She trained to Hamburg

Definition
(verb) lay with rails
Example Sentence
  • hundreds of miles were railed out here

Definition
(verb) fish with a handline over the rails of a boat
Example Sentence
  • They are railing for fresh fish

Definition
(verb) spread negative information about
Synonyms : revile , vilify , vituperate
Example Sentence
  • The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews

Definition
(verb) criticize severely
Synonyms : fulminate
Example Sentence
  • He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare
  • She railed against the bad social policies

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rail

rail sounds like rail or train so when you missed your rail, your father scolded you for not reaching on time....
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by MAHIMA

++Mahima There is no day on which I didn't complain bitterly about railways. (everything is far below the mark).
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by garrulous

" he railed against the mismanagement of the rail authority."
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by nasri

kisi ki RAIL nikalna - to scold sumbody
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by rajatjain14

Rail(railway)...when we think about rail ways in India, we always complain in loud abusive language because of dirty r=things like SHIT falling on tracks, dirty toilets what else you want????
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by nileshdive

similar to GRILL; and literally grill (BBQ grill) and rail (train rail) have similar looks
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by usairforce1985

raiment

Short Definition : clothing; garments; Ex. I have no raiment fit to wear.

Definition
(noun) especially fine or decorative clothing
Synonyms : array , regalia

Definition
(verb) provide with clothes or put clothes on
Example Sentence
  • Parents must feed and dress their child

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for raiment

sounds like the Raymond brand which is famous for its garments.
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by max22

rai reminds us of aishwarya rai...who wears beautiful clothes..
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by askforajy

raiment sounds lyk raymond,CLOTHING mankind since 1965
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by RJ21

raiment snds like garment....so clothings
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by mdhineshm

Raiment sounds like Bollywood heroine Raima Sen... She represents lack of clothing.. just the opposite of Raiment
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by vishaljgosalia

rake

Short Definition : immoral or dissolute person

Definition
(noun) a dissolute man in fashionable society
Synonyms : blood , profligate , rakehell , rip , roue

Definition
(noun) degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
Synonyms : pitch , slant
Example Sentence
  • the roof had a steep pitch

Definition
(noun) a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil
Definition
(verb) move through with or as if with a rake
Example Sentence
  • She raked her fingers through her hair

Definition
(verb) level or smooth with a rake
Example Sentence
  • rake gravel

Definition
(verb) sweep the length of
Example Sentence
  • The gunfire raked the coast

Definition
(verb) examine hastily
Synonyms : glance over , run down , scan , skim
Example Sentence
  • She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi

Definition
(verb) gather with a rake
Example Sentence
  • rake leaves

Definition
(verb) scrape gently
Synonyms : crease , graze
Example Sentence
  • graze the skin

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rake

Raki ... rakhi sawant is morally degraded
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by SHAKAL

rake...its a name given to person..who host a POKER game in casino.....HE IS CALLED RAKE because he takes commision for hosting a game....any one who takes commision is considered a IMMORAL person. the word used is rake off
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by preetisoni2411

rake sounds like fake.. So a rake person is a fake or immoral and dissolute person..!!
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by jammy4u

Rake sounds like Rakesh Roshan (A dissolute man in fashionable society)
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by carbonmonoxide

Rak (crayfish) sit as mafia boss in brothel with five nice hot human girls.
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by czarny_pan

rakish

Short Definition : jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.

Definition
(adj) marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
Synonyms : dapper , dashing , jaunty , natty , raffish , snappy , spiffy , spruce
Example Sentence
  • a dapper young man
  • a jaunty red hat

Definition
(adj) marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
Synonyms : devil-may-care , raffish
Example Sentence
  • a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rakish

rakish=reebok+stylish sporty and stylish
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by shubhabrata

raki(rakhi)+sh( sawant)
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by blahblah

for "rak" in rakish think of rakesh roshan(hrithik roshan) and for "ish" think of aishwarya rai......both are stylish
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by roark

rakish~rekiss suppose man rekiss woman that manner disturb woman hence man is dissolute (rakish) according to woman
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by Tural

rakesh roshan ka launda hritik roshan bohot style maarta hai
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by friendofafriend

rak(rake)..and a rake is dissolute person.
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by preetisoni2411

rakesh roshan meeta jaunty rodes roshan....jaunty(animated and carefree).
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by kmr.akhil

jackish shroff.......who is very stylish
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by rahulkhadse

I am stylish like jaunty rhodes, vote for me.
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by rakei

rally

Short Definition : come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering

Definition
(noun) a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
Synonyms : mass meeting

Definition
(noun) the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
Synonyms : rallying
Example Sentence
  • he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
  • he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

Definition
(noun) a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness
Definition
(noun) an automobile race run over public roads
Definition
(noun) (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
Synonyms : exchange
Example Sentence
  • after a short rally Connors won the point

Definition
(verb) gather
Synonyms : beat up , drum up
Example Sentence
  • drum up support

Definition
(verb) call to arms; of military personnel
Synonyms : call up , mobilise , mobilize

Definition
(verb) gather or bring together
Synonyms : come up , muster , muster up , summon
Example Sentence
  • muster the courage to do something
  • she rallied her intellect
  • Summon all your courage

Definition
(verb) return to a former condition
Synonyms : rebound
Example Sentence
  • The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends
  • The stock market rallied

Definition
(verb) harass with persistent criticism or carping
Synonyms : bait , cod , rag , razz , ride , tantalise , tantalize , taunt , tease , twit
Example Sentence
  • The children teased the new teacher
  • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
  • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rally

For rally political parities "call up" many people
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by harishankam

In the game UNREAL TOURNAMENT we have a mutator called RELIC which rhymes with RALLY...the relic in game give us extra energy..or it makes us stronger..!!
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by bugmenot

And if somebody else takes our relic...we rally at him..!!
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by bugmenot

Many players fight or gather to collect a relic in the game!! hence they rally to collect the relic!
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by bugmenot

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