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rabble

Short Definition : mob; noisy crowd

Definition
(noun) a disorderly crowd of people
Synonyms : mob rout
Definition
(noun) disparaging terms for the common people
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babble is related to sound or noise .....hence rabble is a noisy crowd.

the RABBLE went crazy when they found that the RAFFLE was a scam

rabble matlab shor sharaba

during a REBELlion Mob makes a lot of noise.. similarly RABBLE

RABBLE= rab + able; You are able to rab in between your friends i.e in between crowd you are able to grab the fruit.

rabid

Short Definition : of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia

Definition
(adj) of or infected by rabies Definition
(adj) marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
Example Sentence
  • rabid isolationist
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rabbit is extremely zealous about carrots

rap+it =Rabid those who enjoy rap are its extreme fanatic.

rab idd pe bakra halal hota hai.. (having and expressing extreme and unreasonable feelings)dont knw y?

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we can change rabid with habit. A thing that is your habit because you are fanatic of it

A dog suffering from rabies is violent...

rapid+bid..you'll bid like a fanatic if you want to buy something you like

rabid->rabbit->fast->fast and [furious].

southpark fanatically supports that st. peter was a rabit

rabies

Short Definition : disease passed on by the bite of an infected animal (causing madness and death)

Definition
(noun) an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
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My puppies are infected by rubies.

raconteur

Short Definition : story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill

Definition
(noun) a person skilled in telling anecdotes
Synonyms : anecdotist
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"reckon" means think. raconteur is one who thinks (writer/storyteller).

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one who recounts

rekha aunty tear means when rekha aunty tells astory we got tears

reckon means to imagine......raconteur means a person who make us able to imagine by telling stories

when we go on a TOUR in a new city, we take some travels bus and the guide tells stories of the city and places skillfully.

rac(rock)+on+teur(tour).... to rock on tour you should be story-teller.

divide it like re(means)+conte+ur(sounds like count)..so you are counting in how many minutes you can REmemeber this story again and tell to people.

Imagine Uncle Remus telling a cartoon RACOoN, "I RECkON I could tell you a story"

reckon+tour..think about the tour and give an account of it

sounds like Rekha aunty ...who narrates all juicy and interesting stories..

ra, go n tell her, you master story teller

raconteur - r-account-eur = one who gives an account of something - a story teller

sounds like rack on tour;a person who can say rack is on tour must be a great storyteller

raffle

Short Definition : lottery; V: award as a prize in a raffle; Ex. raffle off a new car

Definition
(noun) a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money Definition
(verb) dispose of in a lottery
Synonyms : raffle off
Example Sentence
  • We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas
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u get to meet RAFFLE (rafael)nadal if u win the lottery.. ;)

you @ daily raffle in farmville.....apply it here.....

raffle is derived from rafle a dice game, in which all the stakes can be won in a single throw..and you win a lottery in single chance or single opening at once.

you need to ''refill'' the lottery form to get the jackpot..

RAFFLE sounds like shuffle; It is the process to choose single one from many that are being shuffle.

rag

Short Definition : scrap of cloth; ADJ. ragged: old and torn; seeming unfinished and imperfect; Ex. ragged debut/performance

Definition
(noun) a small piece of cloth or paper
Synonyms : shred tag tag end tatter
Definition
(noun) a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
Synonyms : rag week
Definition
(noun) music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
Synonyms : ragtime
Definition
(noun) newspaper with half-size pages
Synonyms : sheet tabloid
Definition
(noun) a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students) Definition
(verb) treat cruelly
Example Sentence
  • The children tormented the stuttering teacher
Definition
(verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
Example Sentence
  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
Definition
(verb) play in ragtime
Example Sentence
  • rag that old tune
Definition
(verb) harass with persistent criticism or carping
Example Sentence
  • The children teased the new teacher
  • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
  • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie
Definition
(verb) censure severely or angrily
Example Sentence
  • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
  • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
  • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
Definition
(verb) break into lumps before sorting
Example Sentence
  • rag ore
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Rag....we all know this very commonly as RAGGING.....and during ragging clothes are often torn...and also, we play pranks.

Due to RAG (anger) my daddy converted the newly brought shirt into pieces which was not alike by me.

ragamuffin

Short Definition : dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes

Definition
(noun) a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
Synonyms : tatterdemalion
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RAG+muffin(muslin)......a GUY WHO is RAGGED because of that whose muslin cloths are torn apart and have become DIRTY.

divide it as ragged clothed+muffin which stands for bread so a beggar having a bread in his hands normally wears tattered clothes

MUFF means one who is unskilful in sports...people will tear muff's clothes because of his poor performance and he will become a RAGGED MUFFin

mothers have a habbit of calling their child "muffin". rag + muffin

rag is always dirty waste thing, muff means person, waste person having little value.

rail

Short Definition : complain bitterly; scold; rant; Ex. the weaker railing against injustices

Definition
(noun) a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
Synonyms : railing
Definition
(noun) short for railway
Example Sentence
  • he traveled by rail
  • he was concerned with rail safety
Definition
(noun) a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
Synonyms : rails runway track
Definition
(noun) a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal) Definition
(noun) any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud Definition
(verb) complain bitterly
Synonyms : inveigh
Definition
(verb) enclose with rails
Synonyms : rail in
Example Sentence
  • rail in the old graves
Definition
(verb) provide with rails
Example Sentence
  • The yard was railed
Definition
(verb) separate with a railing
Synonyms : rail off
Example Sentence
  • rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace
Definition
(verb) convey (goods etc.) by rails
Example Sentence
  • fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium
Definition
(verb) travel by rail or train
Synonyms : train
Example Sentence
  • They railed from Rome to Venice
  • She trained to Hamburg
Definition
(verb) lay with rails
Example Sentence
  • hundreds of miles were railed out here
Definition
(verb) fish with a handline over the rails of a boat
Example Sentence
  • They are railing for fresh fish
Definition
(verb) spread negative information about
Synonyms : revile vilify vituperate
Example Sentence
  • The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews
Definition
(verb) criticize severely
Synonyms : fulminate
Example Sentence
  • He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare
  • She railed against the bad social policies
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rail sounds like rail or train so when you missed your rail, your father scolded you for not reaching on time....

++Mahima There is no day on which I didn't complain bitterly about railways. (everything is far below the mark).

" he railed against the mismanagement of the rail authority."

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kisi ki RAIL nikalna - to scold sumbody

Rail(railway)...when we think about rail ways in India, we always complain in loud abusive language because of dirty r=things like SHIT falling on tracks, dirty toilets what else you want????

similar to GRILL; and literally grill (BBQ grill) and rail (train rail) have similar looks

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