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Short Definition : dominance especially of one nation over others

(noun) the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
Example Sentence
  • the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation
  • to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony
  • the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hegemony

hegemony:he's got money,so he's domineering in the society and he control others.
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hegemony sounds like he-germany. Germany's hegemony over Belgium was the spark of the WWI
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by town2020

hege(to have in punjabi)+ mony(sounds like MONEY)....a nation which has money is powerful and wealthy nations always dominate the poorer nations.
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by preetisoni2411

can b taken as "huge money".if someone has huge money they ll naturally dominate others..
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by astepahead87

HUGE+MONEY....countries having huge money always dominate
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by nileshdive

Hegemony - 'he' who has 'gem'(gems, jewels)and mony (money) has 'dominance' over others
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by carbonmonoxide

h-ege(egg)-mony(money)-if u hav an egg n lots of money in front of you n u r told to choose one...definitely u'll take money dominates the egg...
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hegemony - heg (beg) mony (money) ... when a poor country begs for money to a rich country ... the rich country starts dominating w.r.t terms, relations and other issues ,on the poor country ...
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by khushi5

hegemony~he+germany(gemony)..the person who came from germany will try to dominate the indians..
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by pramodkalvala

Some rowdy asking hey ji Money kahan hai??
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by vivekharin

HEGEMONY = he + ge + mony; he is the ge (general electric) money so he dominates other ppls in the company.
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by shaktipada

Age + money - Normally, rich & elderly people will possess leadership and dominance over their group & family
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by ganbab89


Short Definition : atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime

(adj) extremely wicked, deeply criminal
Synonyms : flagitious
Example Sentence
  • a flagitious crime
  • heinous accusations

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for heinous

heinous sounds like hyena (a wild animal which are mostly found in asian & african continents) these animals are very cunning & wicked)
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by rkavvy29

heinous -> hey + anus, you call someone that if you hate him or if he's atrocious.
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by deepster89

Sounds like Highness - as we call a king. Imagine that he is a Wicked king, thinks only money and power and kills people, hence he is hatefully bad, atrocious
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by varunrocks

sounds similar to HEEN in hindi..i.e jo heen bhavna se dusron ko dekhta hai wo wicked hota hai.
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by Manjeet Kaur

he in anus ---> if some gets in ure anus he is definitely hateful
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by friendofafriend

calling someone hideous is bad and hateful
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by friendofafriend

hei is the black in Chinese,so black means evil.
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by falselife

person in a bus says he(the pickpocket) is in(among) ous
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by sansecretcp


Short Definition : steering wheel of a ship; position of control

(noun) steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
(noun) a position of leadership
Example Sentence
  • the President is at the helm of the Ship of State

(verb) be at or take the helm of
Example Sentence
  • helm the ship

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for helm

Better take the 'HELM' in your hands or else this dumbhead is going to make us cry 'HELP HELP!'
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by avinav

helmet---head(protects the head) helm-----head(leader)
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by adityasree

Helm~help..pls helm dem 2 take d control of d ship as dey r naive2 handle such situation..
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by jaiganesh

if you don't helm the ship, you will go to hell.
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by sanjeev


Short Definition : surround tightly so that movement is impossible; Ex. hem in; N.

(noun) the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down
Example Sentence
  • the hem of her dress was stained
  • let down the hem
  • he stitched weights into the curtain's hem
  • it seeped along the hem of his jacket

(noun) the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.
Synonyms : ahem

(verb) fold over and sew together to provide with a hem
Example Sentence
  • hem my skirt

(verb) utter `hem' or `ahem'
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hem

Wat if hema malini suddenly appears in our colony? she will be surrounded by her fans restricting her movement
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by ArDoR

Sala HAM-burger chura raha tha! HEM him! :D
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by avinav


Short Definition : messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher

(noun) (formal) a person who announces important news
Synonyms : trumpeter
Example Sentence
  • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet

(noun) something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
(verb) foreshadow or presage
(verb) praise vociferously
Synonyms : acclaim , hail
Example Sentence
  • The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein

(verb) greet enthusiastically or joyfully
Synonyms : hail

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for herald

it can be split into hear + all but convey message to some.
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by gopikrish2000

deccan herald a famous news paper is a messenger for sth that is going to happen.
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by souravkhanna


Short Definition : grain-eating; CF. herbivore

(adj) feeding only on plants
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for herbivorous

herb (herb) + i + vorous (boars). Imagine a boar eating herbs (plants).
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by Pipppi

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