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cabal

Short Definition : small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

Definition
(noun) a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
Synonyms : camarilla faction junto
Definition
(noun) a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
Synonyms : conspiracy
Definition
(verb) engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
Example Sentence
  • They conspired to overthrow the government
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cabal (Kabul), remember this place....Bin Laden and his men secretly united in kabul(cabal) to promote their interest, i.e. 9/11 attack...

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Cabal--- kabila in Hindi u know (must have seen in bollywood movies) ....imagine them when u read cabal you will automatically recall the meaning i.e secret group of persons secretly united to promote their interests.

cabal sounds like cannibal to me. so the cannibals join unite to promote their interest i.e. kill and eat people.

STORY : Imagine a group of bald people planing to attack a barbar shop for bal(hairs)

cabal.it seems like cabar(kabristan--burrial ground)meeting secretly at this place..means some conspiracy is going on!!

cabal : cap + all means "put a cap" means to cheat in indian language and all - means group - so it means to come together to cheat

cache

Short Definition : hiding place; V.

Definition
(noun) a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons) Definition
(noun) a secret store of valuables or money
Synonyms : hoard stash
Definition
(noun) (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics
Synonyms : memory cache
Definition
(verb) save up as for future use
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sounds like cash.. So, hide your cash somewhere..

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cache is a computer term where latest binary data are stored near the cpu, it hides it.

remember that the cashier is the one who works on the cache(as a place to hide or keep money)

i'm hiding in my cache...can u catch me huh??

Sounds like cache and stash. You can stash your cash away for safe keeping.

cacophonous

Short Definition : discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds

Definition
(adj) having an unpleasant sound
Synonyms : cacophonic
Example Sentence
  • as cacophonous as a henyard
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caco sounds like cactus and phonous like phone. So kindly try to remember it like this...a phone with a cactus makes irritating sounds.

Caco + phone – phones sometimes cause irritating sound (some ringtones etc).

phonus is sound.and kako is bad or harsh..so cacophonous is bad sound or harsh sound.

lots of COCK making noise in a PHONE... "KUKDEKU.."

symphony is pleasing music of well tuned. cacophony is opposite to it made up uneven rhythm and it should be called as noise not song

cactus + phonus ~ cactus = unpleasant phonus = sound => unpleasant sound !!

poem frog and the nightingale->frog's voice crass cacophany

ke ko sound in phone while talking irritates us

cacophony: it sounds like ' cat call phone' ---- discordant.

cacophony: cat + cock + phone --- it is obviously discordant.

"caco" stands for chaos , phonous means sound. If you read science fiction or read cosmology you know what chaos means. So caco+phonous means "chaos sound"

cadaver

Short Definition : corpse; dead human body

Definition
(noun) the dead body of a human being
Synonyms : clay corpse remains stiff
Example Sentence
  • the cadaver was intended for dissection
  • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
  • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
  • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay
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Cadaver = CADET (kada = ganda) + WAR...a cadet killed at war...hence his corpse and his corpse was flowwing in a river (cada+ver)

in harry potter, the strongest spell,, abra ka daver,,,(cadever),,, kills the person, leaving the body dead

caDAVER- daver in this word,brings us to mind,devru(god).after death,people who are lucky will reach god

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कद्दावर आदमी की लाश

CAD:computer aided design,aversion:hatred.AVERsion towards CAD made him penniless hence died of hunger i.e. lying as a corpse

sounds like kadevar( kadevar in marathi)...Vikram-Vetal ka comics mein vetal hamesha vikram ke kadevar tha and vetal was a corpse

Cadet died in war and he became VEER...VEER MARAN

(Kannada) - devva means ghost, cadaver is ca-devva-er

cadaver rhymes with kalebar which means dead body skeleton.so cadaver means dead body

cadaver in marathi v can portray it as cade var lash gheun chala ahai.

aver people studying CAD will be like dead body

cadaverous

Short Definition : like a corpse; pale

Definition
(adj) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Example Sentence
  • emaciated bony hands
  • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
  • eyes were haggard and cavernous
  • small pinched faces
  • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
Definition
(adj) of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
Synonyms : cadaveric
Example Sentence
  • we had long anticipated his cadaverous end
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the presence of a carnivorous(feeding on flesh) makes you cadaverous.

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you may relate the word with kadha(a hindi word) (a yuck tasting drink you are forcefully made to drink if you are ill) cadaverous = kada + rus = sick looking person

Devar is cadaverous and may turn into a cadaver

Dave studying cad, iam aver he will look like dead body pale & dull

cadence

Short Definition : rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm

Definition
(noun) (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
Synonyms : beat measure meter metre
Definition
(noun) the close of a musical section Definition
(noun) a recurrent rhythmical series
Synonyms : cadency
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cadence -> dance- replace e with a...and it turns out to be dance. People dance to the rythmic rise and fall of the sound beats.

ca(n) dance only on the songs with BEATS.. :-)

kya dance hain.i started praising my friend coz his dance was RYTHMIC.....

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CADET DANCE imagine NCC cadets dancing, obviously they will dance with rising and falling beats, the same way they march.

Ca like Clay & Dence like Dense: a clay which is dense have shape up and down, like ripples (waves)

cadence: cat + dance --- cat dance with a rhythm.

cadence: it sounds like ' Cate (kate) dance' --- Cate dance with rhythm.

If u are a cadaver peolple will make cadences around u

car dance (cadence) -> rise and fall of rhythm.

cadet

Short Definition : student at a military school

Definition
(noun) a military trainee (as at a military academy)
Synonyms : plebe
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remember NCC = national cadet crops. students joined in NCC camp for serving nation. so they ll join military trainee they are called cadet

sounds like CADER...the comrades/active party members of a political party...meaning is similar too

It sounds like 'candidate',so by this remember it as student(candidate) at military school

in Hindi...daant means scolding...so ca-det(replace e by a)..in military cadets get a lot of scolding for being disciplined

You konw what cadre is! If so, You can easily remeber this!

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student at military is chosen as candidate.

cajole

Short Definition : persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle

Definition
(verb) influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
Example Sentence
  • He palavered her into going along
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Remember, our bollywood actress, KAJOL, she is one of the most talkative, candid and energetic actresses we have in the industry...why is she portraying that image??? Probably she is doing this to bag a film or two from KARAN JOHAR!!!

KAJOL(actress) managed to CAJOLE a role from Karan Johar...:-)

Cathy (ca) joked (jole) her way into the job by flirting with the boss.

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Ofcourse Kajol, but imagine her urging for Pulse Polio vaccination on doordarshan.

do u remember the song...maine tho manga tha...of kajol...the way she cajoles ajay devgan from the movie u me aur hum

JOSTLE = harsh force. CAJOLE = gentle force.

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cajole: caj(work) hone ke liya oil karna parta hai..

cajole: it sounds like ' Cat Joke' -- a good way to persuade by praising.

dar khasegari enqadr khodamo KAJOkoLE kardam ta aroos RAAZI beshe!!!

kajal lagake u deceive to luk bu8ful

Raj cajole raji saying her cajole is beautiful and ask her a kiss

Cajole rhymes with cage. You cajole a bird into a cage with persuasion.

Ajay Devagn CAJOLEd (persuaded) Kajol to marry him (by flattery).

calamity

Short Definition : disaster; misery

Definition
(noun) an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
Example Sentence
  • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
  • the earthquake was a disaster
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divide it as cal (call..)+ amity(almighty).. when you are in deep MISERY or when you face DISASTER .. you turn to the almighty..

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the meaning of amity is love..........and u call for love when you are in distress or misery.......so u call-amity....its calamity

cal(sounds similar to hindi word aakal means drought)and whenever akkal aata hai it brings disaster and misery with it.

Abthul Kalam's entry of politics ia a calamity for science.

calamity has "CAL".that means DISASTRE hence the meaning.

calculated

Short Definition : deliberately planned; likely

Definition
(adj) carefully thought out in advance
Synonyms : deliberate measured
Example Sentence
  • a calculated insult
  • with measured irony
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every calculation is well weighed n "planned"..n gives us a likely result

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