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talisman

Short Definition : charm; object believed to give supernatural powers to or protect its bearer

Definition
(noun) a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
Synonyms : amulet
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Talisman sounds like Tilism(hindi word), which also refers to a magical charm (most probably a locket or an amulet) that helps protect its bearer.

It sounds similar to tulsi(a Holy Plant).whenever we go for certain exam it is given hoping that luck would be with us .bcoz it is pure and holy and this plant holds extreme importance to indians

tal(l)+is+man; if a man is tall he is lucky as girls get attracted towards him.

Remember Gandhiji talisman when unhappy ,u have think of poor person.

there is a word in telugu called "talittu" which will be hanged in the necks of small childern which prtects them from some harm..........

"tali" a jewel which usually hangs in the neck of married woman as a sign of holy ness and it is also loke a kind of jewel

talon

Short Definition : claw of bird

Definition
(noun) a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey
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Falcon depends upon its Talon (claw of a Bird), while on hunting

talon sounds like talvo(hindi) ...downside of feets...

talon ~ laton ~ legs. claws are in legs only. ;)

its my hobbie to make soft toys in free time....so when i was making a falcon soft toy , i had forgot to put his TAIL ON the backside of his body and also forgot to put his sharp TALON....i m too forgetful!!!.........:D

bird ke talwe meaning panjey

In talon,peer at "t" it resembles claw of a bird

talon - the 'taal' of a 'lion'.. like the claws of a lion but in a bird

tan

Short Definition : convert (hide) into leather; make brown by exposure to the sun

Definition
(noun) a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
Synonyms : burn sunburn suntan
Definition
(noun) a light brown the color of topaz
Synonyms : topaz
Definition
(noun) ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
Synonyms : tangent
Definition
(verb) treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather Definition
(verb) get a tan, from wind or sun
Synonyms : bronze
Definition
(adj) of a light yellowish-brown color
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A Tan is a Sun Burn which you get when you expose yourself to the sun.

tanneries are places where animal skin is changed to leather...as in KANPUR

tanner (tan+er) - a person who tans a skin till the skin becomes jet black/brown ! Generally we see leather of jet black/brown color (in shoes, purse etc.) ... you can get da hint !

tangential

Short Definition : only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent

Definition
(adj) of superficial relevance if any
Synonyms : digressive
Example Sentence
  • a digressive allusion to the day of the week
  • a tangential remark
Definition
(adj) of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent
Example Sentence
  • tangential forces
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Word Tangent(ial) taken from maths. A tangent is a line that touches a circle with a 90`degree angle. So the meaning comes from there only slightly connected, not central, preipheral.

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Tangential - Take it as Tangent which is Divergent, meaning, scattered or dispersed.

: a TANGENT touches a circle at exactly 1 pt, so meaning is SLIGHTLY CONNECTED, after touching circle it moves AWAY FROM NORMAL(PERPENDICULER i.e., radius), so AWAY FORM NORMAL OR CORRECT PATH

tangent also deviates from centre point of circle

recluse sounds like reckless. because of reckless character withdrawn from society

tangible

Short Definition : able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof

Definition
(adj) perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch
Synonyms : touchable
Example Sentence
  • skin with a tangible roughness
Definition
(adj) capable of being treated as fact
Synonyms : real
Example Sentence
  • tangible evidence
  • his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor
Definition
(adj) (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value
Example Sentence
  • tangible property like real estate
  • tangible assets such as machinery
Definition
(adj) capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt
Synonyms : palpable
Example Sentence
  • a barely palpable dust
  • felt sudden anger in a palpable wave
  • the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton
  • a palpable lie
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related to tangent, touching

Tangible or say Physical - something that can be sensed or felt by touch.

tangible ~ touchable Thing which can be touch and sense. ex tangible result

TANned Skin, Looks Good, wanna be aBLE to touch..

tanner

Short Definition : person who turns animal hides into leather

Definition
(noun) a small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970
Synonyms : sixpence
Definition
(noun) a craftsman who tans skins and hides
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tanner

A Tanner knows the Manner in which to convert a hide (animal skin) into leather.

TAN+LEATHER:Person who makes Tan into leather

For science student its so easy: Tanner use tannins to precipitates the protein so leather removed easily from the aminals

tantalize

Short Definition : tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure

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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tantalize

Tanta-> Taunt Tont Taunting someone... It means harassing... easy to remem.Tantalize=taunt+entice

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tanta rhymes with Santa, imagine a rich kid tantalizing a poor kid, Santa gave me a car, Santa gave me new clothes, what did he give you?

u tease somebody like tan-tane-tan-ten.....tantalize

TAUNTalize...to harass persistently by taunting

Tantalize or Entice - You entice or tempt somebody with something.

tent + lie = a girl calls you in a tent, but she was lying. so u c she tantalized you

tantrik keeps the good results in view and keeps extracting money -he's harassing- tantalizing

tease, tease.. tease !!! tantalize . harassment teasing ..tanta in telgu.. Teasing is tantalizing .. so please dont harass those gals

TENANT+PENALIZE=Teasing a Tenant continuously in 2 ways 1.by penalizing him 2.decreasing and increasing the rent(offering and taking away)

Tantalize(chanchale or chakchake in nepali)and be harrassed we have to face criticism for being chanchale

tantamount

Short Definition : equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount

Definition
(adj) being essentially equal to something
Synonyms : equivalent
Example Sentence
  • it was as good as gold
  • a wish that was equivalent to a command
  • his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tantamount

ta-n-ta; an equal amount of 'ta' on both sides of 'n'.

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Tantamount and Paramount are similar in sound but have different meanings. While tantamount means, equivalent, paramount means chief in importance.

Paramount means superior. Tantamount means equal.

tantamount is like tan tan amount i.e. just equal to the price.

tantamount: t+(ant)+t=amount ... so the deed is 'equivalent' or 'equal to'(=) something...

Tantamount -seems like tent amount .For buying the tent you have to pay the amount that equals the tent amount

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