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Short Definition : thick-skinned animal

(noun) any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pachyderm

derm means skin(dermatologist is a skin specialist) and eg for pachderm animals are elephants,hippopotomus,etc ..the word pachy sounds like pack.. so the skin is so packed that is becomes thick.. thus pachyderm is thick-skinned
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by mangadonga

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by userdce

Pachy(Paanch,5) + Derm(Skin)...Five layers of Skin...thick skinned
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by chetanbpl

Packed derm(skin)...hence thick skinned animals.
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by saikiran

pachy a greek root means thick + dermwich means skin
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by ermanishyadav

pachyderm-derm means skin and pachy means hardly packed like the skin of the elephant,hippopotamus
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by santosh pokhrel


Short Definition : one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes

(noun) someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
Synonyms : disarmer , pacificist

(adj) opposed to war
Synonyms : dovish , pacifistic

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pacifist

pacify means to make calm or soothe.. and a person who pacifies.. is opposed to war and force..
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by muffisoni

One who wants Peace(paci)+first(fist)
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by ghuchu01

pacifist is one who denies to use his fist so antimilitarist.
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by mdhineshm

a pacifier is a baby's dummy or teething ring..which soothes him..just like that a pacifist is a person who soothes you
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by nishtha1988

Pacifist.....Pac(Peace) from Fist(Fight)..who seek peace from fight is ANTI-MILITARIST.
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by KSahoo


Short Definition : soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to

(verb) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
Example Sentence
  • She managed to mollify the angry customer

(verb) fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)
Example Sentence
  • The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pacify

pacific ocean is calm in its way....=pacify =calm or quiet
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by amitarora

a passive person is always calm,so calm down
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by nikhilparasher


Short Definition : chaplain (in the armed forces)

(noun) a chaplain in one of the military services
(noun) `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
Synonyms : father

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for padre

padh-re padh-re mainly done by all the fathers in home
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by saurabh82del

padre sounds like "Father" - in fact, it is father in Spanish and Italian. Father is the military chaplain of a home :)
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by garrulous

(Mallus)Pathiri Malayalam word for Priest comes from Padre
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by puliyanuketto

speak the way Russians do.. it sounds like father
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by pradyumnadoddala


Short Definition : song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory

(noun) a formal expression of praise
Synonyms : encomium , eulogy , panegyric , pean

(noun) (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
Synonyms : pean

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paean

it is pronounced exactly as P.N. remember it by 'Priase Number'=praise song.
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by amit251285

Paean sounds like "pian+o" which is used in praise songs
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by gardenforhealth

(paean sounds like pain) If you take pains and achieve something, then you will hear paeans about you.
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by garrulous

Pagan worship(Worshipping natural forces) involve Paen(songs)
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by puliyanuketto

take it as peon....he always praises
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by elixir

paEAn...EA sports have taken lots of PAIN to make comp games...hence ppl paean them for playing cricket and fifa..EA SPORTS
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by verbal800

paean is pronounced like pee-un == unpee.. you are not going to pee ... on da contrary, you'd praise them... so paean = praise/ eulogy
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by adyaener

PAEAN = PA + EAN ;PA means personal assistant always wants to earn praise from bosses.
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by shaktipada

peon ban gaya G.M. so gane laga paean
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by mansoor110

PAAN SINGH TOMAR movie: their PAAN SINGH did the work with gr8 effort, so their was a song of praise for him in the movie
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by deepakranamech


Short Definition : taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through

(adj) characterized by extreme care and great effort
Synonyms : conscientious , scrupulous
Example Sentence
  • conscientious application to the work at hand
  • painstaking research
  • scrupulous attention to details

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for painstaking

ohh..pretty easy...divide it someone WHO is TAKING A LOT OF PAIN to complete his work.
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by preetisoni2411

Divide this way "King" takes great care of his kingdom by taking pain as well.
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by pradyumnadoddala

o no preeti it also means being careful. some suggest a mnemonic for that
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by friendofafriend

PAINSTAKING = My backborn feeling pain due to hard work done for stacking of bricks.
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by shaktipada

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