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kleptomaniac

Short Definition : person who has a compulsive desire to steal

Definition
(noun) someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for kleptomaniac

maniac(means a strong desire to do something, a madness)+klepto(means steal)...so having a strong desire to steal...something

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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.

kept stealed old man chain

knack

Short Definition : special talent; art

Definition
(noun) a special way of doing something
Synonyms : bent hang
Example Sentence
  • he had a bent for it
  • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
  • he couldn't get the hang of it
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for knack

knack - knock out... u should have a special talent to knock out ur contender

TO KICK UR NECK...U NEED TALENT

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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

he has a special talent of knocking ppl out

knack = kn for karnataka acknowledge (ack) in It industry with super talents professionals from whole world.

knave

Short Definition : untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery

Definition
(noun) a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel Definition
(noun) one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
Synonyms : jack
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for knave

k+nave..naive(means trustworthy, innocent)....knave is just the opposite of naive.

knave=kondalu ani nave ani chepthadu okadu ie he is untrustworthy

in hindi u make antonym by addint k- riti- kuriti. so rem knaveas Not naive.

KNAVE = someone who CONNIVEs

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Knave=K(Kounter/Counter)+Naive

knave = kn for karnataka save(save for ave) from theiefs.

knave = k (who) + native; who is native everybody has false identity.

knead

Short Definition : mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough

Definition
(verb) make uniform
Synonyms : work
Example Sentence
  • knead dough
  • work the clay until it is soft
Definition
(verb) manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
Synonyms : massage rub down
Example Sentence
  • She rubbed down her child with a sponge
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for knead

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knead = k-nead(need)...what do you need? ..food? Then you will have to mix the dough

Knit- similar to knit, but knit is used of fabric.

knead= to make a cake u need dough hence knead=dough

knead = kn for karnataka reading (ead) industry is mixing of several courses other than engineering.

we will need to knead the bread dough.

kneel

Short Definition : go down on one's knee(s)

Definition
(noun) supporting yourself on your knees
Synonyms : kneeling
Definition
(verb) rest one's weight on one's knees
Example Sentence
  • In church you have to kneel during parts of the service
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for kneel

Kneel (go down on your knees) karte karte mere ghutnon (knees) mein NEEL pad gaye.

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kneel = katrina (k) neel down in front of salman for her mistake for mixing up with sharuk.

knell

Short Definition : tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.

Definition
(noun) the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something Definition
(verb) ring as in announcing death Definition
(verb) make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
Synonyms : ring
Example Sentence
  • Ring the bells
  • My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for knell

knell== k + (hell+bell) === when u die u wil be in hell... so knell means tolling of a bell to indicate funeral

Knell the Bell to indicate Hell.

when andrew nel(of south africa) comes ganguly thinks that today his death bell has been rung... uski fast bowlers se fat-ti hai

KNELL the BELL... ring a bell to give an alarm or signal.

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Nell is a grain which is generally said as Nell Mani. Mani is bell.

Knell of the bell sends his ass to hell!!!

knell....kali(black)+bell....so kali bell tolls especially to indicate funeral, disaster, etc.

Knell...funeral di bell

knit

Short Definition : contract into wrinkles; grow together; join together closely; make (a fabric or garment) by interwining yarn or thread; Ex. knit the brow; Ex. The bones should knit together in a few weeks.

Definition
(noun) a fabric made by knitting Definition
(noun) a basic knitting stitch Definition
(noun) needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
Synonyms : knitting knitwork
Definition
(verb) make (textiles) by knitting
Example Sentence
  • knit a scarf
Definition
(verb) tie or link together
Synonyms : entwine
Definition
(verb) to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
Example Sentence
  • She puckered her lips
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for knit

She wanted everything neat and when it wasnt she would knit her eyebrows in anger!!

knit = kn + IT; Information Technology in karnataka grow up many company together.

KNIT- in NIT (national institute of technologies)students grow together.

its like KIT

knoll

Short Definition : little round hill; hillock

Definition
(noun) a small natural hill
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for knoll

knoll: kno(know)+ll(all).so if u know everything u will feel as u r top, ur on a hill

KNOLL= KNOT + HILL, i.e-- its like a knot on a thread.... which is like a small aberration on the thread.. implying a small hill on the land

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here k is silent so read it as -- KNOting+HILL

it can be spit into no + owl ; in hilly areas due to coldness there will be no owls there.

imagine ureself rolling from a small hillock

bangalis say nal(=tap) as knoll. imagine a bengali bala (eg bipasha basu) on a hillock fetching water in a pitcher...typical old hindi movie scene

Nalappatta murganalaye mudila. Imagine muigan on palani. Palani is a hillock.

knoll - roll - rock and roll - rock - hillrock

Knoll(Knot+Roll)- In order to roll on a round hill a knot should be tied to u

knoll = kn + roll; Karnataka has many roll in its way.

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