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caliber

Short Definition : ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber

Definition
(noun) a degree or grade of excellence or worth
Synonyms : calibre quality
Example Sentence
  • the quality of students has risen
  • an executive of low caliber
Definition
(noun) diameter of a tube or gun barrel
Synonyms : bore calibre gauge
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you must remember a moter bike brand BAJAJ KALIBER, which is a good QUALITY MOTER BIKE.

25mm pistol caliber - inner diameter of pistol

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caliber = capability

the one who live near expensive california river

calligraphy

Short Definition : beautiful writing; excellent penmanship

Definition
(noun) beautiful handwriting
Synonyms : chirography penmanship
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calli is the term for beauty and is opposite to caco, and graph is something that is written to project yuor ideas........so calligraphy is beautiful handwriting

Kaligadh (workers for art) and kaligadhi(fine art). Calligraphy=kaligadhi in writing

remember Kalidaas?? His handwriting was very good excellent

calli-kali bariyodu ? yenake ? sundaravada handwritting ge..

callcenter + girl -> have beautiful writing

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Calli is Kala.. handwriting is an art.

callous

Short Definition : hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind

Definition
(verb) make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
Synonyms : cauterise cauterize
Definition
(adj) emotionally hardened
Example Sentence
  • a callous indifference to suffering
  • cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion
Definition
(adj) having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear
Synonyms : calloused thickened
Example Sentence
  • calloused skin
  • with a workman's callous hands
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callous sounds like khallas so jiski sub kuch khallas ho gayi hai..that person becomes hard, insensitive and unfeeling.

call(CALL)o(OH)US(U.S)..Oh U.S Please Call Us for MS and dont be so unkind,hardened and unfeeling..!!!

callous - call out,someone who pretends didn't listen when you call his name,callous

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callous sounds like KHALLAS(Hindi)....so jiski sensitivity khallas ho gayi hai

Kallis (Jacques Kallis, SA) is such an insensitive (callous)batsman. He would beat Indian bowlers like anything.

read it like CARELESS so when a person is pinched or pierced if he doesn't react its bcuz his skin is insensitive may be due to some anesthesia (Just imagine)

police says call-o-us if somebody is callous towards you

KHAROOS

Man, how insensitive you are, just tell are you going to CALL-US or not......?

callous- hell on us. he was so heartless.he thought " hell on us"

remember colosseum in italy were barbaric cruel fights were fought(gladiator mvie)

police says call-o-us if somebody is callous towards you

it's sounds like south african batsman KALLIS who has no emotion for indian bowler

call ous(aswath) who is hardened unfeeling for others.

Engineering students become callous to education after graduation because that is teh maximum any human brain can handle lol

sounds like "kaala" in hindi.so,"dil se kaala" means insensitive,unkind

sounds like carlos ... so you can imagine the unkind and unfeeling villian ;)

Callous comes from Callum means skin or Khaal in Indian languages. Any one who has hard rough khaal is unfeeling even in emotion...

doctor call us to say that we had insensitive thick skin

callow

Short Definition : youthful; immature; inexperienced

Definition
(adj) young and inexperienced
Synonyms : fledgling unfledged
Example Sentence
  • a fledgling enterprise
  • a fledgling skier
  • an unfledged lawyer
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for callow

Callow = Cal + low; caliber is low. (madness) as well as cal-low= YOUTH N IMMATURE PPL DO THAT!

callow-->cow--->milk Paal vadiyum mugam unakku means naive, inexperienced, immature.

callow - c+allow : immature person can not allow to do this

callow - call low, NO i can't call them, they are just to low,immature, to be invited to the party.

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Childish + shALLOW = CALLOW

CALLOW also means immature....SHALLOW rhymes with CALLOW...callow people are shallow(immature) from within....

callow is similar to~kalou who is a player of Chelsea who is one of the inexperienced player in the side..

callow == c + allow == cidds(kids)+ allow == kids r not allowed here because they r so immatured.

CAL(calories)+LOW(less).If we have less calories we look young and then we are YOUTH.

c-allo(allu)-w: allu in kannada means milk.so kids drink milk..kids are immature and inexperienced

My servant Kaloo (callow here) is very immature.

call+low....Inexperienced employee gets low(less) calls from companies...

A callow sparrow alway flies low! How is it ;)

opposite to mellow

Callow rhymes with shallow. Imagine a scuba diver diving with his gear, because it is his first time swimming. He is immature, as he does not know the basics of swimming. You do not need a scuba suit to jump into a shallow pool.

all are allowed in the pub. P.s-Immatures and inexperienced youth are prohibited.

callow resemble to COW like which do not where to go

Callow: Calf: who is a immature.

callow= KAL + LO . A guy saying the other guy k ye saman mere se KAL LO, because today i m unsexperienced an immature..

when she saw me getting a call she made a sound OWW>> how callow she is

callow rhyms with shallow.. a shallow sea has got nothing in it..

call low. Low/less calls. Ppl with less experience get less calls

callow sounds like Kalilo i.e. they are young,immature and inexperienced

Callow - Hallow thats empty inside, lacking adult maturity, in experienced

callow- "kal aao...aaj inexperienced ho"

callus

Short Definition : area of thick hard skin

Definition
(noun) an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
Synonyms : callosity
Definition
(noun) bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone Definition
(noun) (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid Definition
(verb) cause a callus to form on
Example Sentence
  • The long march had callused his feet
Definition
(verb) form a callus or calluses
Example Sentence
  • His foot callused
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callous is hardened person callus is hardened skin !!

doctors(skin specialists) say call+us- in case of hardened skin

callus rhymes with kallis,the s.a cricketer..he is muscular n made up of thick hard skin:-)

cantankerous - focus on 'ankerous' sounds like angerous

Callus: cal = calcium. If we(us) are full of cal, we’re certainly hard --- hard skin.

calorific

Short Definition : heat-producing; N. calorie

Definition
(adj) heat-generating
Example Sentence
  • the calorific properties of fuels
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for calorific

calorie is the term used for energy.........and heat is a form of energy as well...so calorific is heat producing

calumny

Short Definition : malicious misrepresentation; slander

Definition
(noun) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions Definition
(noun) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for calumny

calumny, sounds like kalmuhi, which is a harsh remark given by a saas to her bahu. So its a kind of slander.

rhymes with ALUMNI--imagine urself slandering n defaming some of ur cllg ALUMNI

calu-muy: calu means legs in kannada and mny sounds like muri which means to break ...parents will tel i ll BERAK UR LEG(CALUMNY) which is a SLANDER

Calumny sounds like columns, imagine if some one write bad thind aboute you ll be defamed.

Cal (californians) talk shit about NY (new yorkers)...SLANDER!!!!

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Calumni = Calikh malna on somebody's character

A calumny can upset a calm discourse.

This is along similar lines as to one above... "I considered it a CALUMNY when someone said I was an ALUM of CAL State."

calumny-sounds like alumnia who is the goal keeper of arsenal..he abuses the opposition team mates..

cALUMNY : criticise alumni. critise/bad remarks

CALUMNY ...Call Um n e name...pronounced Kaa Luhm nee

Calumny printed in newspaper column

CALLUMNY= call+u+money,one can make wrong remarks on u for getting money,so its slandering.

Remember, how they used to tie people who were accusing in something bad to the COLUMN of shame?

Calumny - Think of a Column written about you that you are CALculating to steal MoNeY. Clearly a malicious lie.

friend calls u to ask (mny) sounds like money

camaraderie

Short Definition : good-fellowship; CF. comrade

Definition
(noun) the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for camaraderie

break it up.. Camara + de + rie.. you give or share your room with your friends with whom you have mutual trust.. good-fellowship..

You can use the casual statement in Hindi "CAMERA DEY REY"(Give me the Camera) with someone who are having a good relationship with/good friend.

camaraderie = you use camera and take pictures of people you have friendship and mutual trust

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While addressing any communist meetings or any strikes or raastaroko....the activists r addresses as comrades....comrades follow good fellow ship...

camera de rahi hai ..which is a mark of good fellowship!

camara(Kamara: Hindi)+derie(Darie: Hindi): With whom u share ur Kamara and Darie, means ur good friend.

camaraderie: Similar to comradeship

kamra+dari=>sharing of a room should involve camaraderie

Camara + der . Use the camera to capture there your best friend

break it up.. Camara + de + rie.. you give or share your room with your friends with whom you have mutual trust.. good-fellowship..

cameo

Short Definition : shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film

Definition
(noun) engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)
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in front of the cam(camera) u try to add a jewel to show yourself as a star for a special appearance in a movie..

cameo sounds like romeo .. so its related to star special appearance .. and also romeo adds jewellery...so

Apni kamiyo ko chupane ke liye pehno cameo(jewel carved in relief)

the role of salman khan in movie "hello" was very kam(hindi) hain.

Batsman plays very fast knock at the end of innings and Ravi Shastri says 'what a good cameo he played'

romeo ajith came like cameo in english vinglish

camp

Short Definition : group sharing a common cause or opinion

Definition
(noun) temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
Example Sentence
  • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
Definition
(noun) a group of people living together in a camp
Example Sentence
  • the whole camp laughed at his mistake
Definition
(noun) temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers
Example Sentence
  • level ground is best for parking and camp areas
Definition
(noun) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose Definition
(noun) a penal institution (often for forced labor)
Example Sentence
  • China has many camps for political prisoners
Definition
(noun) something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality
Example Sentence
  • the living room was pure camp
Definition
(noun) shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs
Synonyms : refugee camp
Definition
(noun) a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months
Synonyms : summer camp
Example Sentence
  • city kids get to see the country at a summer camp
Definition
(verb) live in or as if in a tent
Example Sentence
  • Can we go camping again this summer?
  • The circus tented near the town
  • The houseguests had to camp in the living room
Definition
(verb) establish or set up a camp
Synonyms : camp down
Definition
(verb) give an artificially banal or sexual quality to Definition
(adj) providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
Synonyms : campy
Example Sentence
  • they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect
  • campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's
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a camp is a place where people with common ideas and interests stay.

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