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catharsis

Short Definition : purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art

Definition
(noun) (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
Synonyms : abreaction katharsis
Definition
(noun) purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
Synonyms : katharsis purgation
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CATHA sounds like KATHA(a religious story in hindi)..KATHA leads to the purging(means release) of emotional tensions.

Lets put it this way: the INDIAN KATHA was so inpiring that it led to the gettin rid of emotions!! meaning2:cath+arse...ARSE means the part of body where u get rid of sumthing

cath + 'arse' : so its used for evacuation of the bowels

kaththu + archesi (after all the shouting you feel relaxed, giving up all emotions)

CATHER....A TUBE that is used in some chemical test(related to abdominan) where it is inserted into the body for cleansing .so doing a test with cather is catharsis.

CATHAR+sis : Kathe +sis. By teling u r daily kathe(stories) to u r sis, u will feel relaxed and thus cleansing of emotion is also done

Catharsis=Cut hairs.To remove licks and clean.

From "katha rus" u can relieve ur mind n pure your soul

Kasaav(a Hindi word meaning tension) ke recess

Catharsis = cat (cut) + har (hair) + sis (sister); Cut hair sister i.e purging hair.

cut hair of sis in movie made him feel for his dead sister

CATHARSIS = KATH (KATTU)+ARSE = You feel relieved

cathartic

Short Definition : purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.

Definition
(noun) a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels Definition
(adj) emotionally purging
Synonyms : psychotherapeutic
Definition
(adj) emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
Synonyms : releasing
Definition
(adj) strongly laxative
Synonyms : evacuant purgative
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cathartic

CATHARSIS is getting rid of emotions CATHARTIC is getting rid of DIRT from the bowels(intestine)

cut the hair for fathers death make sad, so we made him cry and forget it.

one cata(pin) is enter in ur foot

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sounds like katha+farting.i.e. katha of medicine which helps farting i.e to empty bowels...

catholic

Short Definition : (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes

Definition
(noun) a member of a Catholic church Definition
(adj) of or relating to or supporting Catholicism
Example Sentence
  • the Catholic Church
Definition
(adj) free from provincial prejudices or attachments
Example Sentence
  • catholic in one's tastes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for catholic

Catholic Christians are found everywhere in the world....so they are present universally.

cata+holo+ic where holo refers to the whole world so its UNIVERSAL

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CATs are wHOLe worldic.. That means cats are found everywhere, they are universal.

caucus

Short Definition : private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston

Definition
(noun) a closed political meeting Definition
(verb) meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
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cau + cus sounds like can collector come to discuss..... lets get together in a group and discuss about who will be elected ...

A meeting where COWS+disCUS therefore caucus is closed political(cows) meeting

caucus + sense = consensus

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think of "RUCKUS" our politicians create in the parliament... sounds similar to CAUCUS

cavvukuni discuss

discussions of politicians are heard as 'cau-cau' as they discuss like crows..

Caucus like chokas in hindi. Means alert and watchful. All alert people in a group meet each other to determine policy

cus sounds like "cush" of cigarette. You smoke with a group to decide something.

Sound like RAUCOUS which means harsh noise..MEETINGS AND DISCUSSIONS are generally NOISY.

caucus:cau cu is the sound of small dogs...

sounds like KYA+KISE .we arrange private meetings to discuss KYA kare+KISE select kare in election.

in the party campus private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers

causal

Short Definition : implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality

Definition
(adj) involving or constituting a cause; causing
Example Sentence
  • a causal relationship between scarcity and higher prices
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Causal == cause; i.e; something relating to cause

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all casualties have a causal

No current in TN cause + all prob in the state

caustic

Short Definition : burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless

Definition
(noun) any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue Definition
(adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
Example Sentence
  • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
  • a barrage of acid comments
  • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
  • bitter words
  • blistering criticism
  • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
  • a sulfurous denunciation
  • a vitriolic critique
Definition
(adj) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for caustic

caustic soda is very common and its "harmful " for health if taken in large quantity....therefore caustic means harmful or burning. Since its a soda its somehow related with chemistry as well..

sounds like 'caution'... meaning, be careful, there is something..... that is corrosive... or... 'can cause corrosion'.

In medical terms 'cauterize' is burning or sealing the ends of blood vessels/nerves similar to destroying; As far as speech, talking about the holoCAUST can be harsh

caustic=it CAUSes your TIssues destroy!

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The stinging sunburn I got CAUSed an involuntary TICk in my arm.

cauterize

Short Definition : burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection

Definition
(verb) burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
Synonyms : burn cauterise
Example Sentence
  • The surgeon cauterized the wart
Definition
(verb) make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
Synonyms : callous cauterise
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caught the rise of wound by burn wid hot iron

sounds like cotton ...which we use to heal and stop bleeding from burns

rise to think of caustic...

when you are raising the cot and it falls on your feet, u get wounded which burns.

Caustic Sterilize i.e. Sterilize(rhymes with cauterize) using caustic substance

Charr(Burning) treatment, to be precise

cavalcade

Short Definition : procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry

Definition
(noun) a procession of people traveling on horseback
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caval(ry) (horses) + parade = parade on horses.

this word resembles the word,cavalry, ie horses..

CAVALry+parADE=cavalcade

cavalcade -> cabal + parade; parade of group of people

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camel ki parade => horses ki parade

caval(security in tamil) cade (cage) like wife sitting behind or security in horse carriage -> succession,procession of riders

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