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hackneyed

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Example Sentence
  • bromidic sermons
  • his remarks were trite and commonplace
  • hackneyed phrases
  • a stock answer
  • repeating threadbare jokes
  • parroting some timeworn axiom
  • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hackneyed

concentrate on hack !!! once a hacker is ALWAYS a hacker.. he overuses his techniques.
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by spirit

when a software is hacked, it becomes hackneyed because then all people are able to use that program without paying for
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by ayca

Think hack-knee which is what happens to athletes after many years of practice. Their knees go out
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by Yank

hackneyed:hacking the knee problems of elders has become a common thing for doctors...
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by SANICECUBE

Hacking of personal info occurs if censored web sites are overused/ visited too often.
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by paula_3004

New hacks become old very soon.
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by rakei

Hack+neyed .once an executioner hacks a person he has to continue hacking for the rest of his life as he will become socially unacceptable
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by hridheek

horror movie cliche; stale, unoriginal: a blonde cheerleader is HACKed at the kNEYs by the social outcast psychokiller.
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by maha4

halcyon

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
Synonyms : alcyone

Definition
(noun) a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
Synonyms : genus halcyon

Definition
(noun) a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
Definition
(adj) idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity
Example Sentence
  • a halcyon atmosphere

Definition
(adj) marked by peace and prosperity
Synonyms : golden , prosperous
Example Sentence
  • a golden era
  • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for halcyon

halycon can be considered as opposite of cyclone...just imagine a cyclone...you will understand what I mean
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by jay_gandhi

halcyon sounds like "halka"...in hindi this word is used 4 "soothing or peaceful"...like in song "halka-halka sa ye nasha"...
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by studyabroad.us

HAL(solution)+CYON(kyon or why)...WHY we cannot find SOLUTION to kashmir issue in a CALM/PEACEFUL way
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by lebshah

HALcyOn = HAL can represent a HALO, which is symbolic of peace and harmony
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by itspossible

he was very tensed.I suggested him HALKA ho ke aa (go to the toilet),,He asked KYON??I replied u wud be CALM then.
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by mit006

hal+cyon = hell kyun meaning hell kyun jaana hai when u r succesful and happy
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by 1.6k

halcyon: It comes close to sound like "alsi"+ian...alsi people are peaceful
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by manojative

imagine as ,a wild bird taking u to in its beek to make u see hell.
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by tarun.sharma.magnate

halcyon..sounds like ceylon,once peaceful peaceful lanka is now devoid of it due to terrorism
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by yastej

halcyon sounds like HULk.In that movie the hero trys to bring Peace for da world
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by arunprakash

(reading) HALL cyon means reading hall jaisa calm,peaceful....
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by nileshdive

Remember 'hale' in 'hale and hearty'. Hale means strong and healthy. When you are hale it is calm and peaceful. Remember ,'hale' and you can remember the meaning of halcyon.
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by pathirana

halcyon - It was calm and peaceful before the hall ac on
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by sansecretcp

like Falcon which reminds of the bird who is peaceful
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by Yank

It was peaceful on Caprica before some genius from hell created the Cylons. Before the Cylons Caprica was halcyon.
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by memory man

war ka hal kyon chahiey?? for peace
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by friendofafriend

hal:word similar to hell, cyon: prounounced seon: so like seal,so if we seal the hell,peaceful,serenity,calmness is found
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by laaptu

harangue

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
Synonyms : rant , ranting

Definition
(verb) deliver a harangue to; address forcefully
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for harangue

HARANGUE can be split as har + ang + u + e....so when YOU are ANGry with HAR(her), she is subjected to a long or intensive verbal attack.
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by imajeeth

HAR (her) + ANGUE (anger) = she VERBALLY ATTACKED me because of HER ANGER at me.
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by findktk

split it to HAR + LANGUE . HAR = harrass and LANG = language .. hence harangue is harassing language
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by kaavya_3000

sounds like HARAYENGE(we will beat them)....Imagine that our leaders are giving earnest speech on how we are going to beat terrorism....
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by nileshdive

Har angle se anger hai us harangue bhasan me to.
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by sanjeev

it sounds like hang.. when some1 hangs, he/she remains in the same state for long..
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by 1.6k

HAR - RANG ... her angry voice RANG in my ears.
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by itspossible

Harangue like an Orang-it-ange while giving a pompous speech.
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by Yank

its sounds like,her ring.imagine u in a gathering and u r expressing ur feelings and emotions loudly and boldly to ur gf.
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by tarun.sharma.magnate

usne itna lamba speech diya ki mai HARANGUE(amazed) ho gaya.
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by d.singh

harangue = har (her) + angue(angry); when she is in angry mode scroll everyone harshly.
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by shaktipada

harbinger

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
Definition
(verb) foreshadow or presage
Synonyms : announce , annunciate , foretell , herald

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for harbinger

sounds like HER + FINGER, she shows me what is about to happen by gesturing with her finger.
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by userdce

Harbinger - Imagine Harbhajan announcing the arrival of the Indian Team into the ground, because he is the frontline spinner.. a frontrunner
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by shaamcs

An SINGING angel with a HARP is a sign of the afterlife to come.
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by dshefman

When the ship arrives it will enter the HARBOR IN the JAR
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by Jackery

harbhajan finger got broken and i portend india's loss
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by friendofafriend

horror bringer..wd bad omen
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by fannasster

hearsay

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
Synonyms : rumor , rumour

Definition
(adj) heard through another rather than directly
Example Sentence
  • hearsay information

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hearsay

HEARSAY=HEAR+SAY,so when u say something without hearing,the information ll NOT be DEPENDABLE
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by imajeeth

HEARSAY=HEAR+SAY...so just hear and pass it on by saying to another.....
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by b_viswanth

heckler

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections
Synonyms : badgerer

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for heckler

rhymes with Hitler...so the meaning goes as one who verbally assaults Jews
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by imajeeth

generally a abusive person shouts at most of the people "WHAT THE HECK?" so a person who is abusive uses this statement, hence a HECKLER!
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by dornap

Mr. Heckles of FRIENDS always harasses everyone verbally.
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by elfascinating

"Hakle" are often hecklers ..... no offense guys....just a mnemonic...
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by shavarna.jiit

paresh rawal in judaai movie was a heckler :D
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by rasika

a heckler should become hackla( in hindi a person who can't speak fluently)
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by souravkhanna

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