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Short Definition : casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight

(noun) a gallant or courtly gentleman
Synonyms : chevalier
(noun) a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War
Synonyms : royalist
(adj) given to haughty disregard of others
Synonyms : high-handed
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cavalier

CAVALIER sounds like cavalry, which is the part of the army which serve on the horse back and they are definitely more arrogant than the soldier on feet

ca+vali+er link it with "Vali" of Ramayan..he was arrogant

cavalier -> cava(name of a person) + liar; cava is a liar. he makes instant(offhand) lie and also arrogant in nature.

CAVALary+hIER=knights or people of high rank(hier) these people are generally ARROGANT to poor people

it sounds like kavali .. kavali gane wala mast rehta hai..

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think of lebron james of the cleveland cavaliers who his really arrogant and does not bother passing the ball to any of his teammates!!

King Ravan was angered on his cavalier(sarathi) careless attitude when he got him out of battlefield during on-going war.

cavalier -> caval(security), knight security casual,offhand but arrogant.

cavalier ~ kav-va-li (singing activity) all person who sing kav-vali dress up royal

cava+lier...CAVA(crow)and crow is always arrogant

Cavalier - Like Kavali While doing kavali, people move their hand ,so offhand

cavalier = ca-valor = caval-lier both together, a valorous person who lies i.e he is arrogant and haughty more than true valor

Cavalry: Horse Riders(ier) are always arrogant

Asking arrogantly, CAVALI + ER??


Short Definition : quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily

(noun) an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
Synonyms : quibble quiddity
(verb) raise trivial objections
Synonyms : carp chicane
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cavil

sounds like evil.. evil people always find unnecessary faults in the good..

'cavil' transformed as 'vakil', who used to put "objections" on each point of the opposition.

cavil has same meaning as calumny which means making false objections or remarks....i.e bahu is so KABIL (cavil) but saas caals her KALMUHI(calumny)

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c+avi+l avi relates to video extension..u unnecessarily find fault with some video

looks like KAABIL(potent in hindi) u dont make FRIVOLOUS OBJECTIONS to what KAABIL people say

cAVIL : AVIL is close to AVAIL and the meaning of cavil is to no avail, pointless arguments

c+avil..avil is a tablet which is banned...so govt has objections with avil

c+avil..avil is a tablet which is banned...so govt has objections with avil

(cava + vil= sewage in tamil)cleaning pipe line blocked only by ur bike tyre. Find faulty.

In BSG, "brother" Cavil (Dean Stockwell's charector) found fault with humanity for no good reason. To Cavil is to find fault without good reason.

cavil = ca+vile : vile is an adjective for acts which should be objected to. cavil is to make minor ojections for less vile acts

sounds like kaabil.. kaabil aadmi can find fault in others.

cavil has evil in it.so evil ppl makes unnecessary comments about somebody's will.

Namukku cavil pokam ennu paranjappol, orukaranavumillathe object cheythu. CAVIL = petty objection without a reason.


Short Definition : yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession

(verb) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
Synonyms : concede grant yield
(verb) relinquish possession or control over
Example Sentence
  • The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cede

cede sounds like seed which yields a good crop.

subcede (kam hona). So cede is surrender.

Sania surrended against top CEDED serna

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CEDE sounds CD which is surrendered now days due to popular use of flashdrive.

u heard of federer conCEDE ing a point to nadal in tennis cede which means yield

Seeds germinate rhyming scheme cede means terminate

cede=yield same as in concede and accede

CONTROL + DI(HINDI means give)


Short Definition : speed; rapidity

(noun) a rate that is rapid
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for celerity

Relate to: Accelerate = Ac (celerity) = which means speed up something or doing something rapidly.

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celerity sounds like celebrity, and a celebrity like salman khan who always drive his car in maximum speed and do the accidents.

Celerity...Celebrity Celebrities, such as Michael Jordan and Jerry Rice, usually like driving fast and expensive sports cars such as the Porsche.

celer(ity) ~ cereal>>> if you eat cereals, you can be agile and quick

celerity -> celebrity get famous at rapid rate and speed.



Short Definition : heavenly

(adj) of or relating to the sky
Synonyms : heavenly
Example Sentence
  • celestial map
  • a heavenly body
(adj) relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven
Synonyms : heavenly
Example Sentence
  • celestial beings
  • heavenly hosts
(adj) of heaven or the spirit
Synonyms : ethereal supernal
Example Sentence
  • celestial peace
  • ethereal melodies
  • the supernal happiness of a quiet death
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for celestial

Celestial sounding more like Galaxial

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celestial bodies is generally referred to planets or other objects in sky such as meteriods stars etc..since heaven is up there....celestial refers to heaven

bestial means beast like celestial means heavenly

celetial sounds like selective. and if given an option we would choose heaven instead of hell


Short Definition : abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy

(noun) an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity Definition
(adj) abstaining from sexual intercourse
Synonyms : continent
Example Sentence
  • celibate priests
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for celibate

CELEBRITY are all opposite to celibate as: they do sex and are polyandry/polygamy (having multiple wife/husband) as they take divorce and again get married.. !!

Celibate=celina+abate which means abating sex with Celina Jaitley (a popular bollywood actress)

sorry for this...Masterbate(to involve in sex)is the opposite of celibate

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celibRate because u r hanumanji ke bhakt...i.e baalbahmchari

remember masturbate.. someone who masterbates usually does so beacuse of a lack of a sex life!!

celib+ ate, Celebrity usually do more than one marriage have many sexual relationships ate means away or finish as we ate dinner its finished, so CELIBATE, so the meaning

celibate-->celebrity...Most of the celebrities lyk KATRINA r still "UNMARRIED"

ate + celebrity already, so no more sexual intercourse.(abstaining from sexual intercourse)

celibate = celebrity + mate. celebrities will have several marriage or mating. celibate is opposite to tat

celi + bate >>> Celina Jateley bate some celebrity as he tried to have sex with her and she is against sex and doesn wanna do it..


Short Definition : place for burying the dead

(noun) a tract of land used for burials
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cemetery

relate with crematery (cremation ground) in which the body is burnt. In cemetery body is buried.

a word come on mind is symmetry,,,which means to be equal,,,and when we all died we will be buried on the cemetery so we are all equal in that ...


Short Definition : (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.

(noun) someone who censures or condemns Definition
(noun) a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable Definition
(verb) forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
Synonyms : ban
(verb) subject to political, religious, or moral censorship
Example Sentence
  • This magazine is censored by the government
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for censor

censor board which removes inappropriate matters from movies

relate censor to parents who eliminate inapproriate things for their children,censorship...

lets remember sensors which alerts us when there is something wrong ,,(smoke detectors ,seat belt sensor in the cars)so it works like (censor)on this meaning :)

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they have a sensor to censor movie films

they have a sensor to censor movie films


Short Definition : severely critical

(adj) harshly critical or expressing censure
Example Sentence
  • was censorious of petty failings
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for censorious

overly serIOUS abt CENSORing---harshly critical or disapproving

censor-ious -> means like sensor; people like sensor always try to find fault of others and criticize them

CENSORship is a very CRITICAL issue

it can be read as ''CENSE(sense)+serIOUS''. Which implies that it senses like its getting serious or severely critical.

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censor board find it full of or(bad scenes) severely critical and disapproved it.

In ancient eastern Asia, a censor was a government official whose primary duty was to scrutinize the conduct of officials and rulers.

break it like censor+serious censor board is very srious on the director of the film


Short Definition : blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval

(noun) harsh criticism or disapproval
Synonyms : animadversion
(noun) the state of being excommunicated Definition
(verb) rebuke formally
Synonyms : criminate reprimand
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for censure

Try to link the meaning of this word with the censor board which always critisizes every inch of the film and also disapproves of some of the parts.

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the ppl who r very sure,they always criticise others..

censureā€¦sounds simillar to censorā€¦.and when is something censored? When people are disapprove of something,something which gets criticism from all over.

Cent-%-SURE: I was cent percent sure, but it got disapproved

someone is saying you have made a mess go ''C(see) and ensure'' whats the fault in this.

ensure energy drink is not good in taste, smell and disapprove to have it.(blame; criticize; express strong disapproval)

someone "CENt-per cent-SURE" of what he/she knows is likely to "express formal disapproval" when he/she sees something amiss

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