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castrate

Short Definition : remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)

Definition
(noun) a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
Synonyms : eunuch
Example Sentence
  • eunuchs guarded the harem
Definition
(verb) deprive of strength or vigor
Synonyms : emasculate
Example Sentence
  • The Senate emasculated the law
Definition
(verb) edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
Example Sentence
  • bowdlerize a novel
Definition
(verb) remove the testicles of a male animal Definition
(verb) remove the ovaries of
Synonyms : alter neuter spay
Example Sentence
  • Is your cat spayed?
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for castrate

Pay CASH whose genetic organs cannot become STRAIGHT.(CAS+STRATE=CASH+STRAIGHT)

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u can try and rhyme castrate with prostate...which is part of male sex organ

CAST+RATE=People who have their cast+rate low ,their sex organ is removed.

more rape case rate remove the male organ as punishment

casual

Short Definition : happening by chance; irregular; occasional; informal; showing or feeling little interest; Ex. casual reader/labor/remark

Definition
(adj) marked by blithe unconcern
Synonyms : insouciant nonchalant
Example Sentence
  • an ability to interest casual students
  • showed a casual disregard for cold weather
  • an utterly insouciant financial policy
  • an elegantly insouciant manner
  • drove his car with nonchalant abandon
  • was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner
Definition
(adj) without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand
Example Sentence
  • a casual remark
  • information collected by casual methods and in their spare time
Definition
(adj) appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
Synonyms : daily everyday
Example Sentence
  • casual clothes
  • everyday clothes
Definition
(adj) occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
Synonyms : chance
Example Sentence
  • seek help from casual passers-by
  • a casual meeting
  • a chance occurrence
Definition
(adj) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
Example Sentence
  • a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
  • a passing glance
  • perfunctory courtesy
Definition
(adj) occurring from time to time
Synonyms : occasional
Example Sentence
  • casual employment
  • a casual correspondence with a former teacher
  • an occasional worker
Definition
(adj) characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility
Synonyms : fooling
Example Sentence
  • a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter
Definition
(adj) natural and unstudied
Synonyms : free-and-easy
Example Sentence
  • using their Christian names in a casual way
  • lectured in a free-and-easy style
Definition
(adj) not showing effort or strain
Synonyms : effortless
Example Sentence
  • a difficult feat performed with casual mastery
  • careless grace

casualty

Short Definition : serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle

Definition
(noun) someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement Definition
(noun) someone injured or killed in an accident
Synonyms : injured party
Definition
(noun) an accident that causes someone to die
Synonyms : fatal accident
Definition
(noun) a decrease of military personnel or equipment
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for casualty

imagine ur on the road and having CASUALLY a TEA and a car hits u causing a fatal accident

CAuSe yoU fatALiTY..

cataclysm

Short Definition : deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change

Definition
(noun) a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
Synonyms : catastrophe
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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cataclysm

it is a CATASTROPHE in the earth's surface.

KATHAKALI dance- usne itne jor se KATHAKALI dance kiya ki bhucal aa gaya and it led to great loss of jaan maal.

can be related to catalyst >> if we misuse catalyst, some danger reaction may occur which may lead to huge losses..

The "cataclysm" (major disaster or war) resulted in a "cataclasm" (disruption) of the "catechism" (instruction in Christian beliefs given in a question-and-answer format) classes.

can be related to CATALYST (accelerator,something that causes an important event to happen).....catalysts for cataclysms are almost impossible to predict well in advance...

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catalyst in atomic power station is wrong will result in earthquake; violent and sudden event or change

For VideoGame lovers : Cataclysm is the new expansion of the popular VideoGame 'World Of Warcraft'.

catalyst

Short Definition : agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis

Definition
(noun) (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
Synonyms : accelerator
Definition
(noun) something that causes an important event to happen
Example Sentence
  • the invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for catalyst

CATA(LOOK like CATION..ions which has positive charge)like mn+2 which is a cation ,and cations SPEED UP THE RATE OF REACTION,that is how they BRING A CHEMICAL CHANGE IN A REACTION.

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My new CAT caused A LIST (lyst) of things that suddenly changed in my life.

cat is a fast moving animal & we all know that catalyst is a chemistry word, v can assume that if we put catatalyst it will work as cat in chemistry..,.

catapult

Short Definition : slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult

Definition
(noun) a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
Synonyms : sling slingshot
Definition
(noun) a device that launches aircraft from a warship
Synonyms : launcher
Definition
(noun) an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles Definition
(verb) shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult
Example Sentence
  • the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort
Definition
(verb) hurl as if with a sling
Synonyms : sling
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for catapult

cata sound like Chata(Hindi) + Pult(pull) Khiche k chata marna or we can say stone or bomb Khiche k maarna .

CATA(KATTe ki) rubber katti PULL chestam...adhi CATAPULT

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ca-tap-ult--here tap seems like tope (old type of an artillery) which were used during wars for hurling huge stones and bombs on enemies..

relate it to siege weapon in age of emipires 2. which attacks from certain distance throwing fire

catapult -> In cart stone is pulled to attack

we know about the gulel neshana lagane ke liye.that is catapult.

cataract

Short Definition : great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)

Definition
(noun) an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye Definition
(noun) a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cataract

when you have any abnormality in ur eyes, you'll start crying as if a big waterfall comes out of ur eyes.

it sounds like cant + interact . If u r having eye disease u cant interact

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cataract..cat+rat..when you see a cat ,coz of the eye prob you will wonder if it is a cat or rat..

cataract=antonym of cascade

cat and rat fight u cannot see and if U see it, a large amount of tears roll out as waterfall

Cut of interact

chaata marne ke act ki vajah se ankho ki roshni kam ho gayi

catastrophe

Short Definition : calamity ; disaster

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
Definition
(noun) a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
Synonyms : disaster
Example Sentence
  • lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
  • his policies were a disaster
Definition
(noun) a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
Synonyms : cataclysm
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for catastrophe

Cut a trophy:: if we loss the trophy then that event will be big loss misfortune , so is the meaning --> event resulting in great loss and misfortune

jab kutte ne KATA on the "TROUGH" then disaster happens!!!

cat+as+trophy..imagine if u had writen cat u would had got a big trophy...bcos u r such an intelligent guy...but wat hapend u r dead bcos of catastrophe

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it would be a TRAGEDY if CAT + AS + TROPHY

After winning a game if CAT is given AS TROPHy. calamity and disaster between countries & teams.

cata s trophe----- cutting the top edge this generally happens when any disaster comes....

catcall

Short Definition : shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.

Definition
(noun) a cry expressing disapproval Definition
(verb) utter catcalls at
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for catcall

if someone CALLs me a CAT there will be a shout of disapproval from my side n i would boo at them back

all the cat were calling rats but rats made a "catcall"

If sexy catwoman calls you for sex, what will you do?

catcalls or booing from the crowd made Symo a cat on hot bricks...(cat on hot bricks means nervous..its an idiom which you s'd be knowing...and andrew symonds is a controversial cricketer..u s'd know this if u follow cricket

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if CATs start to CALL eachother in the night, u want them to STOP! so u catcall

even if its sachin tendulkar...he has to face CATCALLS when not in form...!!!

if someone about to deliberately step on to yout pet cat's call(kaalu-telugu)..wat u would do??definitely der wil b a shout of disaproval from u

if we cat(girl)call we will shout with disapproval.

cat+call --> When in circus, if tehy bring cat instead of a lion or tiger..people will say boo...they dont want cat and they disapprove

to call someone like a dog.means to disapprove someone.

catechism

Short Definition : book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize

Definition
(noun) a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views Definition
(noun) an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for catechism

Catechism (Break it like CAT + MECHISM) Where CAT reminds us of CAT (the exam) and CAT(HOLIC) so Christianity funda... MECHISM reminds us of MECHANISM (Question Answer Pattern of the Exam).

catechism -> cat(holic) + techism. The technique of understanding catholism.

The "cataclysm" (major disaster or war) resulted in a "cataclasm" (disruption) of the "catechism" (instruction in Christian beliefs given in a question-and-answer format) classes.

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