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tablet

Short Definition : small round piece of medicine; flat piece of stone or metal bearing an inscription; Ex. stone tablet on the wall

Definition
(noun) a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription Definition
(noun) a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
Synonyms : pad pad of paper
Definition
(noun) a small flat compressed cake of some substance
Example Sentence
  • a tablet of soap
Definition
(noun) a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
Synonyms : lozenge pill tab
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A Gazzette (newspaper) is also a Tablet because it has a number of sheets folded into one place.

tab(computer) is to review files and let is to go in so tab+let will relate to allowing it to go into ur body to fight a disease

tab means decoration and let(letter) decorate with letters on a stone

tacit

Short Definition : understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement

Definition
(adj) implied by or inferred from actions or statements
Synonyms : silent understood
Example Sentence
  • gave silent consent
  • a tacit agreement
  • the understood provisos of a custody agreement
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tacit ~ take it; imagine you are giving permission to someone to take something from your room...but you didn't say it verbally but via your actions.

tacit= take + it or you will have to take something which is not expresssed...

Tacit - Change the word to Tact - You tactfully (with perfection)handled the situation even without expressing it in words (tacit).

break it as taci -t = taxi ..when u r waiting on road side . it implied, understood without being expressed that you need taxi

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Example for Tacit is Mr.Bean's Action,who used to laugh a lot with out speaking a word Mr.Bean is a tacit Actor :)

pushpaka vimanam is a movie in which kamalhasan acted,it is movie full of tacit no single word or dialogue,its full of actions

taciturn

Short Definition : habitually silent; talking little

Definition
(adj) habitually reserved and uncommunicative
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Taxi_turn Taxi Driver will be reserved or uncommunicative while "Driving".

meaning of tacit = silent. so meaning of tacit + urn = taciturn = silent person , untalkative

akin to tacit which means "without words".

Taciturn and Reticent are somewhat similar in sound and they also have the same meaning, which is, someone who uses words sparingly, is reserved.

taciturn is uncommunicative;1 who talks little its anotnym being garrulousness

Ben loves soccer and tennis. He also enthusiastically plays ping-pong and frisbee golf.

tact

Short Definition : skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence

Definition
(noun) consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
Synonyms : tactfulness
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tact= t(=talent)+ act ... so, if you want to show your talent, you need to have the tact to put your act together.

just one word we need for explanation "tactic"

tactful

Short Definition : careful no to cause offence; OP. tactless

Definition
(adj) having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
Example Sentence
  • she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion
  • a tactful remark eased her embarrassment
Definition
(adj) showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
Synonyms : kid-glove
Example Sentence
  • by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone
  • a tactful way of correcting someone
  • the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill
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tact+ful...one who know all the tact to persuade people will never cause any offense to any one .

Tactful - Tact + Full. Someone who knows how to handle a situation tactfully, is well mannered and tactful.

tactile

Short Definition : pertaining to the organs or sense of touch

Definition
(adj) of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
Synonyms : haptic tactual
Example Sentence
  • haptic data
  • a tactile reflex
Definition
(adj) producing a sensation of touch
Synonyms : tactual
Example Sentence
  • tactile qualities
  • the tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair
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CON-tact - If you are in contact with something, you are in touch with it and hence it is tactile.

It sounds similar to Reptile(class of animals e.g Snake).Now this animals e.g snake are quite sensitive or react suddenly when see something .thus quite sensitive and as we can't touch them so related to touch.

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tactile sounds like textile, we are in constant touch of clothes, it implies the meaning

come in-tact means come in touch. So, tact means: sense of touch.

taint

Short Definition : contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch

Definition
(noun) the state of being contaminated
Synonyms : contamination
Definition
(verb) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
Synonyms : cloud corrupt defile sully
Example Sentence
  • sully someone's reputation
Definition
(verb) contaminate with a disease or microorganism
Synonyms : infect
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Stained PAINT

taint is spelled same as stain where stain is one which causes to lose the purity.

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Think of situation, where you are expelled from city because of u lost purity or bcoz of bad repute then u need to stay out of city, in a tent(taint).

taint is similar to faint.. when u faint it means u have some thing impure.. ie taint is a getting impure,contaminate

Paint on sth is to increases beauty but TAINT on sth DAMAGES BEAUTY

takeoff

Short Definition : burlesque; act of leaving the ground

Definition
(noun) a departure; especially of airplanes Definition
(noun) the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne Definition
(noun) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way Definition
(noun) humorous or satirical mimicry
Synonyms : mockery parody
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for takeoff

we mostly hear the plane is ready to "takeoff" it means the plane is ready to leave the ground and fly

Take off is like Mock. The play was a take off on Bollywood's melodrama. It was a mock play.