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Short Definition : extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil

(noun) a violent disturbance
Synonyms : convulsion , upheaval
Example Sentence
  • the convulsions of the stock market

(noun) violent agitation
Synonyms : tumult

(noun) disturbance usually in protest
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for turmoil

turmoil: turn + oil...when the government raises the price of creates turmoil among the public.
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by anshulnirvana

turn me into oil means state of confusion
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by naresh0291jod

turmoil: the term "oil" has always been a matter of great confusion for me to pronounce correctly.
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by saujan

turmoil-relate it to the incident in the East tumor where there has been disturbance due to the political protest
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by santosh pokhrel

An EMBROIL can cause a lot of TURMOIL.
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by pushpa_edit

oil is in gulf countries!!! and a "big agitation, unrest" is going on there!!!
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by anujmore

turmoil seems like boil.. remember how it looks like if something is boilibg.. high agitation
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by lokesh755


Short Definition : traitor

(noun) a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for turncoat

if you turn your coat then you show your back... and one who back stabs you is a traitor..
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by rsakthivelece

u have a coat with inside having indian colours and outside having pakistan colours. a traitor will possess such a coat
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by harsha00711

A TURNCOAT is someone who FLUCTUATES - A person who quickly changes sides in a dispute etc.
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by pushpa_edit

Read it as Changing the Coat or Uniform : A traitor changes the military uniform and wears the enemy uniform ( metaphorically)
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by 937256


Short Definition : depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude

(noun) a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
Synonyms : depravity
Example Sentence
  • the various turpitudes of modern society

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for turpitude

TAPORI ATTITUDE.....I hpe nw its easy
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by prateekspaw

turpitude = turbid attitude so a depraved act.
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by ranjan_thinker

TURPITUDE and RECTITUDE are rhyming words with opposite meanings. Turpitude refers to wickedness while Rectitude refers to correctness of behaviour, upright and honest.
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by pushpa_edit

turpitude...concentrate on "turp", now replace 't' with 's' becomes surp..which means snake in hindi..what can you expect from a snake..turpitude, or depraved act
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by anshulnirvana

The first word that comes with my association with TURPITUDE is TORPEDO..torpedo is similar as it is destructive too
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by wsquare

focus on the last part of the word turpITUDE...(SOUNDS SIMILAR TO ATTITUDE).....SO SOMEONE HAVING THE MEAN ATTITUDE.
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by preetisoni2411

notice the word PIT. a turpitude or turd + PIT + dude, or a turd dude will definately go to hell(pit of fire) if he is immoral
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by friendofafriend

When you do "TUR" (tor) and "PIT" (peet), u are being corrupt, or degenerate, or depraved - morally not correct !
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by aanchal1007

When you say something TURPITUDINOUS your mother washes your mouth out with TURPentine soap
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by dshefman

To punish the little boy for his turpitude, his mother put TERPENTINE on his TORPEDO.
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by Jackery

turks wre thrown in the pit by morgan black's invaders. in the pit they had to live in depravity to servive
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by harsha00711


Short Definition : guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction

(noun) teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)
Synonyms : tuition , tutorship

(noun) attention and management implying responsibility for safety
Synonyms : care , charge , guardianship
Example Sentence
  • he is in the care of a bodyguard

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tutelage

TUTELAGE, concentrate on the first part of the word TUTE meaning a kind of TUTOR, who KEEPS A WATCH ON YOU, a GUARDIAN.
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by imajeeth

TUTELAGE is KNOWLEDGE attained from learning.
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by pushpa_edit

Concentrate on tutelAGE..wat does AGED people do...they guardian us..
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by mohitunlimited

tutelage... tutel + age... tuttlane wali age is childhood.. and in the age of childhood we always have guardian...
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by chetanbpl

a guardian TUTORS you until you come of AGE... so tutelage is guardianship
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by saif_mohmd

khud tution lene ki age mein (tutelage) dusro ko GUARDIANSHIP aur TRAINING provide kar rahe ho?besharam......;)
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by verbal800


Short Definition : protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities

(adj) providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
Synonyms : custodial , tutelar
Example Sentence
  • daycare that is educational and not just custodial
  • a guardian angel
  • tutelary gods

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tutelary

"Tute Le Rahi" mam jab tutorials leti hain to v r in her custody... but she is very sweet like an angel.
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by guswidgutts

TUTELARY to be in CUSTODY of a guardian angel or god, a protector.
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by pushpa_edit

tutelary sounds similar to salary... so if we give good salary to our guard he will protect us (protective)
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by krishu8

it seems like tutor. who watches u whether you are reading or not..
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by lokesh755

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by biotechlover

tute la ry :tute hue tukde la join dos.mera kaam hai to protect
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by jai ho


Short Definition : wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon

(noun) a very wealthy or powerful businessman
Example Sentence
  • an oil baron

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tycoon

we generally say "he is a business tycoon"...u knw the rest...!!!
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by sravan1411

A TYCOON is a POWERFUL, wealthy business magnate. A person who ranks amongst the world's richest.
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by pushpa_edit

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