This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF.
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"kaleidoscope" derives from (kalos)means "beautiful" + (eidos) means" shape"+(skopeÃ´) means "to look at or to examine"; So the total meaning is "observer of beautiful forms.
relate it to the microscope or telescope , we look through both of them to see things ,, or colors ,,whatever :)
"collide" oscope We look into the cylinder to see the peices collide together
are you keen to gain ken?
Short Definition : range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken
ken reminds us of Kennedy=John F Kennedy. What a great range of knowledge he had!!!
ken sounds like "can" (v: able, n: container). A combination of these is: "able to understand" i.e., range of knowledge.
In china, if you have ken you can earn a lot of yen (money)
ken is very similar to den which means place where wild animal live. So, if one having good ken (range of knowledge) won't go to the den.
the only knowledge kenny from southpark had was of sex
I cant understand this. This pepsi can business is beyond my ken.
pen - used to learn more knowledge
Short Definition : central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
kernel sounds similar to colonel. In an army the colonel has an importance of being the central authority.
"kernel" is the CENTRAL part of an operating system (computers)
Short Definition : grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
kill+joy....... kill here means spoil .+ others joy means.....to spoil others pleasure....
Short Definition : start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
kindle sounds like CANDLE..which when lighted can cause something to catch fire.
One had to be KIND in encouraging/inspiring KIDS , other meaning of kindle, inspiring, encourage
kindle sounds like CANDLE; We had a Valentine's Day dinner by candlelight, not to kindle romance but to save electricity.
Short Definition : related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship
all of them are 'kind' 'red' indians ..... so they belong to one community / group share kinship
focus on kind...so you are kind with your realatives...(blood relations -red )
there are different kinds of red indians but they all belong to the same group.
its like kindergarden school for small children of same age group
Short Definition : producing motion; of motion
active movement in the kindergarten
active genetic movement
Short Definition : fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
sounds like kismat..word in hindi..so kismet means kismat...luck...
By a twist of "FATE" they "MET" and "KISS"ed after 50 years of being apart
It's Islamic so get down on your knees and KISS the MAT (rug)Thank God the airplane landed safely, so you get on your knees and KISS the MAT.
it was fate and we were destined to kis+met
Short Definition : person who has a compulsive desire to steal
maniac(means a strong desire to do something, a madness)+klepto(means steal)...so having a strong desire to steal...something
it can be split into k(name some krishna)+ left + o(ornaments)+ maniac(desire). As per his desire he stole k's ornaments
Those who take your laptop without asking you are kleptomaniac.
Short Definition : special talent; art
knack - knock out... u should have a special talent to knock out ur contender
TO KICK UR NECK...U NEED TALENT
Knack sounds very close to 'NAP' < meaning to sleep. So you need special talent, skill to take nap in between office hours! ;) hehe
KNACK sounds similar as NECK-so u hv to do some special planning to get 2 ur enemy's neck
Knack means Special Talent in Tamil
knack = kn for karnataka acknowledge (ack) in It industry with super talents professionals from whole world.