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Short Definition : gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death

(adj) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
Synonyms : ghastly , grim , grisly , gruesome , sick
Example Sentence
  • ghastly wounds
  • the grim aftermath of the bombing
  • the grim task of burying the victims
  • a grisly murder
  • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
  • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
  • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for macabre

sounds like hindi word makbara....and its made over the place where people are either buried or burnt.....and for me its a ghastly place..that I would never like to go to....
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by aniruddha_chaudhari

Sounds like massacre..which means "excessive killing of many people"..and which also represents death
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by garrulous

makbara :to move around makbara in night is a horrified act
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by priyanshu.mittal

Sounds like Nakaab (Mask). So Imagine some one came in front of you wearing a frightening mask, then you will feel gruesome!
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by sanchit

ma+cabre...watching cabre is horrible,gruesome and disgusting.
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by sunny.agarwal

Maha + Kabre = Kabbars are gruesome Another mnemonic can be mocambo who gives horrifying deaths to innocents
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by friendofafriend

MACABRE = Ma went to cabre for money this is a horifying situation abt poverty.
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by shaktipada

look like ma + cabret. if you saw your mother doing cabret in old hindi move, it would be "horrifying" and would scar you for life :)
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by tonymontana


Short Definition : ceremonial staff used as a symbol of authority; clublike medieval weapon

(noun) (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization
Synonyms : chemical mace

(noun) an official who carries a mace of office
Synonyms : macebearer , macer

(noun) spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
(noun) a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mace

don't mess with me otherwise i will hit you with a mace
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by nileshdive

sounds like Case- The famous CASE wherein the ceremonial staff of the president killed the latter with a club-like weapon was resolved today.
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by pcsjith

suppose a person comes and is greeted by a group of mace who have no other work to do. This person says "kya choohey (MICE) paal rakhey hain"
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by friendofafriend

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by shubhendravyas51

mace on face
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by prudhvi0963


Short Definition : soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper

(verb) separate into constituents by soaking
(verb) become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
Example Sentence
  • the tissue macerated in the water

(verb) soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result
Example Sentence
  • macerate peaches
  • the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system

(verb) cause to grow thin or weak
Synonyms : emaciate , waste
Example Sentence
  • The treatment emaciated him

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for macerate

macerate sounds like marinate. Marinating chicken or paneer in spices and masala to make them tender. If you over do it , you will end up spoiling it !
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by khushi5

MACERATE is like MASTICATE - we chew food, allow the glands (liquid) to soak the food.
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by shwetarulzz

(Macerate = Mess + rate)Mess food is hard to eat, so mess owners are doing a tact. They are providing the soft food by keeping it in liquid that results in increase of mess rate.
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by satish L

macerate means mice is soaked in liquid to soften and then sold at a very wasteful(waste away) prices
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by shubhendravyas51

macerate badam and pista for making of kheer
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by swapna327

when u beat with mace,u will be weakened.or cut into parts,which is done when soaked..
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by Insane

MICE ka RATE ghatane ke liye soft paneer lagana padta hai trap mein - sookhi roti se kuch nhi hota !!
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by achilles

mace(make) increase the making rate of rajma, chole we first soft these by soaking in water
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by er.amit.1jan

mac + rates...........mac(apple laptop) are just SOAKING my pocket....and also the liquid of my body.
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by simranjeet

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by biotechlover


Short Definition : crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power

(noun) a follower of Machiavelli's principles
(adj) of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended
Example Sentence
  • Machiavellian thinking

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for Machiavellian

sounds like mafia villain. A villain is always crafty and double dealing.
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by saikiran

this word sounds like "macchi vali" means women who sell fish... and they are very crafty in doing double-dealing with people.
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by preetisoni2411

machilavellian(machia+vel+lian)machia=fish,vel=well,lian=lion. lion is thinking very cunningly to get the fish in the well. machia+vel+lian
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by NarenSuri

Typical old hindi film 'villain' with a cigarette in his mouth and who demands 'machis' from you !
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by hmpai


Short Definition : pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments

(noun) an unaccompanied partsong for 2 or 3 voices; follows a strict poetic form
(verb) sing madrigals
Example Sentence
  • The group was madrigaling beautifully

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for madrigal

MADRIGAL rhymes with married a PASTORAL SONG was sung for the married girl.
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by imajeeth

Mad girl's will sing a song in regal theater.
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by erndgupta

all sisters singing for married girl
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by arshnagpal

Madrid + gal (Skt) Gal refers to voice/throat. Madrid has a lot of population. So, Madrigal means many people singing together
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by garrulous

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by audipuff

Sounds like MARRIAGE GIRL....I wrote a short love poem to my girl and she became a marriage girl
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by nileshdive

madrigal: ma + d + ri + ga are swaras in music. so it's related to singing. L stands for a LOT of people. so, its a lot of people singing.
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by tonymontana

madrigal = madri (married) + gal (girl); The song sang at marriage of a girl.
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by shaktipada


Short Definition : violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream

(noun) a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
Synonyms : vortex , whirlpool

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for maelstrom

mal(= bad) strom (storm) bad storm like a whirpool
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by hiraditya

MAEL(MALE)+STROM(MEANS..stromy..violence) a male who brings strom into his family
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by preetisoni2411

a "mail storm" shot out of Harry Potters fireplace
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by karenrw

think of a storm(comes along with rain) which destroys everything leaving confusion,destruction making it look it means a situation in which there is a great confusion,violence and destruction
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by royalnaveen

mael(male..poerful)trom(storm).....A powerful storm...whirlpool
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by thommichhan

maelstorm:(mail+storm): mails coming heavily/continiously like a storm (a flood/whirl/cyclone)
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by NarenSuri

mael(male..powerful ) strom(storm)...Apowerful storm ..whirlpool
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by thommichhan

mayala(telugu) storm
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by prudhvi0963

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