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babble

Short Definition : chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.

Definition
(noun) gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
Synonyms : babbling lallation
Definition
(verb) utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
Example Sentence
  • The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention
Definition
(verb) to talk foolishly
Example Sentence
  • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby
Definition
(verb) flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
Example Sentence
  • babbling brooks
Definition
(verb) divulge confidential information or secrets
Example Sentence
  • Be careful--his secretary talks
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babble = bab - ble bla bla bla ( ble) which means to chatter foolishly

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babble sounds like blabber(Speak (about unimportant matters)).so bla bla bla

imagine a babby in bathtub playing with bubbles and saying Bla Bla Blabble....

babble ~ ba bb bl; just imagine a baby saying Ba ba ba ba .. (making meaningless sounds)

BE BOL

babble = babe always do bla bla mean womens are talking continuously

Sounds like mother asking his boy baba bol(talk) then the little boy spelling the words which are confusing to understand.

bacchanal

Short Definition : noisy party with a lot of drinking

Definition
(noun) someone who engages in drinking bouts Definition
(noun) a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
Synonyms : bacchant
Definition
(noun) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity Definition
(adj) used of riotously drunken merrymaking
Example Sentence
  • a night of bacchanalian revelry
  • carousing bands of drunken soldiers
  • orgiastic festivity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bacchanal

Bachchan acted well in movie SHARABI -hope it helps

bachelors + all. if many bachelors (college hostel) join they will have a party with drinks. so warden shouting at them for creating noise. bacchanal = bachelors party= drinking and making noise

Baccha(Child)+nal(noise). in punjabi, baccha nal noise karnde hai drinking party which.

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it seems like bachhalan (charater less fellow) and we can imagine as he is an drunken fellow....

bac-chanal- this reminds us of a pub cald back(ward) channel.Pub is a place ,where music and lots of noise is made.

Bacchaus is Roman God, is happy with dance and drink and forbidden sex in the back. Bacch+anal

bacha pi k nali me gir gaya..

Imagine: a BACHelor party in Amsterdam. It was quite a BASH. The groom got drunk and fell into a CANAL.

bacchanalia

Short Definition : the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus

Definition
(noun) an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)
Synonyms : dionysia
Definition
(noun) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bacchanalia

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Bachalan(characterless) log hamesha daaru pee ke party karte hain-toshitrules

bacchan the bewada alia mean.. party karayega hi daru ki

bacchanalian

Short Definition : drunken

Definition
(adj) used of riotously drunken merrymaking
Example Sentence
  • a night of bacchanalian revelry
  • carousing bands of drunken soldiers
  • orgiastic festivity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bacchanalian

(in hindi langauge) Baccha nali mein pada hai kyon ki vo drunken hai.

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bacchanalian contains Bachchan (hence Amitabh Bachchan) who is famous for his drunken persons role in bollywood movie Shraabi. (Amitabh bachchan is a famous bollywood actor.)

Bacchus is the Roman god of wine and revelry.

Everyone drank vodca at Amitabh Bacchan's party

if you remember in Amithab bacchan movie "satte pe satha"(spelling is not exact), after drinking, his dialogue "dharu peeney mein liver karab ho jaatha hai"

bacchanalian = Baccha(Bakasura) + nalian (Nalige/Nalai) sounds like tongue of Bakasura

bacchalan kalmuhi...sharaab pi kar ghar aati hai!!!!

Bacchanla ladki pi karr aayi hai.. DRUNKEN..

backslide

Short Definition : revert (to bad habits); N. reverter

Definition
(verb) drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
Synonyms : lapse
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back(means...to turn to your original place or habit) + slide(means to come down)............and anyone who comes back to his bad habits again after having given up is said to be in a backslideing situation.

the situation is said to be backsliding.

backwards

Short Definition : and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights

Definition
(adv) at or to or toward the back or rear
Example Sentence
  • he moved back
  • tripped when he stepped backward
  • she looked rearward out the window of the car
Definition
(adv) in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
Synonyms : backward
Example Sentence
  • it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'
  • the child put her jersey on backward
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for backwards

somebody who takes care of you (not your father/mother, but someone like a WARDen) and accepts responsibility for you, accepts you as his/her WARD. You reciprocate this after a few years with money, gifts or love in return.

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