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taint

Short Definition : contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch

Definition
(noun) the state of being contaminated
Synonyms : contamination

Definition
(verb) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
Synonyms : cloud , corrupt , defile , sully
Example Sentence
  • sully someone's reputation

Definition
(verb) contaminate with a disease or microorganism
Synonyms : infect

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for taint

Stained PAINT
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by garrulous

taint is spelled same as stain where stain is one which causes to lose the purity.
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by daringdavin

Think of situation, where you are expelled from city because of u lost purity or bcoz of bad repute then u need to stay out of city, in a tent(taint).
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by abhims2

taint is similar to faint.. when u faint it means u have some thing impure.. ie taint is a getting impure,contaminate
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by sindu vaishnavi

Paint on sth is to increases beauty but TAINT on sth DAMAGES BEAUTY
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by kick_ass

takeoff

Short Definition : burlesque; act of leaving the ground

Definition
(noun) a departure; especially of airplanes
Definition
(noun) the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
Definition
(noun) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
Definition
(noun) humorous or satirical mimicry
Synonyms : mockery , parody

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for takeoff

we mostly hear the plane is ready to "takeoff" it means the plane is ready to leave the ground and fly
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by manasareddy

Take off is like Mock. The play was a take off on Bollywood's melodrama. It was a mock play.
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by pushpa_edit

talisman

Short Definition : charm; object believed to give supernatural powers to or protect its bearer

Definition
(noun) a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
Synonyms : amulet

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for talisman

Talisman sounds like Tilism(hindi word), which also refers to a magical charm (most probably a locket or an amulet) that helps protect its bearer.
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by abhims2

It sounds similar to tulsi(a Holy Plant).whenever we go for certain exam it is given hoping that luck would be with us .bcoz it is pure and holy and this plant holds extreme importance to indians
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by Yogendra Mishra

tal(l)+is+man; if a man is tall he is lucky as girls get attracted towards him.
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by Dhananjay Pahuja

Remember Gandhiji talisman when unhappy ,u have think of poor person.
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by rakei

there is a word in telugu called "talittu" which will be hanged in the necks of small childern which prtects them from some harm..........
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by SUNEELDATTA

"tali" a jewel which usually hangs in the neck of married woman as a sign of holy ness and it is also loke a kind of jewel
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by SUNEELDATTA

talon

Short Definition : claw of bird

Definition
(noun) a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for talon

Falcon depends upon its Talon (claw of a Bird), while on hunting
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by pushpa_edit

talon sounds like talvo(hindi) ...downside of feets...
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by tannu_acumen

talon ~ laton ~ legs. claws are in legs only. ;)
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by friendofafriend

its my hobbie to make soft toys in free time....so when i was making a falcon soft toy , i had forgot to put his TAIL ON the backside of his body and also forgot to put his sharp TALON....i m too forgetful!!!.........:D
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by verbal800

bird ke talwe meaning panjey
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by joeytrib

In talon,peer at "t" it resembles claw of a bird
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by animator

talon - the 'taal' of a 'lion'.. like the claws of a lion but in a bird
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by shalnew

tan

Short Definition : convert (hide) into leather; make brown by exposure to the sun

Definition
(noun) a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
Synonyms : burn , sunburn , suntan

Definition
(noun) a light brown the color of topaz
Synonyms : topaz

Definition
(noun) ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
Synonyms : tangent

Definition
(verb) treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
Definition
(verb) get a tan, from wind or sun
Synonyms : bronze

Definition
(adj) of a light yellowish-brown color
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tan

A Tan is a Sun Burn which you get when you expose yourself to the sun.
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by pushpa_edit

tanneries are places where animal skin is changed to leather...as in KANPUR
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by guswidgutts

tanner (tan+er) - a person who tans a skin till the skin becomes jet black/brown ! Generally we see leather of jet black/brown color (in shoes, purse etc.) ... you can get da hint !
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by khushi5

tangential

Short Definition : only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent

Definition
(adj) of superficial relevance if any
Synonyms : digressive
Example Sentence
  • a digressive allusion to the day of the week
  • a tangential remark

Definition
(adj) of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent
Example Sentence
  • tangential forces

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tangential

Word Tangent(ial) taken from maths. A tangent is a line that touches a circle with a 90`degree angle. So the meaning comes from there only slightly connected, not central, preipheral.
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by abhims2

Tangential - Take it as Tangent which is Divergent, meaning, scattered or dispersed.
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by pushpa_edit

: a TANGENT touches a circle at exactly 1 pt, so meaning is SLIGHTLY CONNECTED, after touching circle it moves AWAY FROM NORMAL(PERPENDICULER i.e., radius), so AWAY FORM NORMAL OR CORRECT PATH
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by nikhilparasher

tangent also deviates from centre point of circle
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by Thisisnotme

recluse sounds like reckless. because of reckless character withdrawn from society
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by kinabh

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