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carafe

Definition
(noun) a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water
Synonyms : decanter
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try to remember it as coffee + cafe .....

the word resembles cafe which is brewed in a carafe.

Glass water bottle is in car safe while driving

careen

Definition
(noun) pitching dangerously to one side
Synonyms : rock sway tilt
Definition
(verb) walk as if unable to control one's movements
Synonyms : keel lurch reel stagger swag
Example Sentence
  • The drunken man staggered into the room
Definition
(verb) move sideways or in an unsteady way
Synonyms : shift tilt wobble
Example Sentence
  • The ship careened out of control
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for careen

careen sounds like car in rain...car will MOVE IN AN UNSTEADY manner in the rain.

Careen <==> Karenna Kapoor (Bollywood Actress) swaying(lurching) her body while dancing

Its like career.In every persons life career will have ups and down

careen is derived from the word career- "to rush" so its To lurch or swerve while in rush

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remember hindi superstar Kareena and her boyfriends Saif and Shahid Kapoor, so she sways away side to side "kabhi shahid, kabhi saifu"

Associate with career : our career keeps swinging from one side to the other

car + lean -> car eans frm one side to another like its swaying!

remember bollywood actress kareena, who keeps swaying from one actor to another :-)

The sport car beside us started to CAREEN as soon as the light turned to GREEN, we were worried about the safety of the passengers in that car

to clean the rear part of the cab(tilted ship). We move side by side to tilt it.

carousal

Definition
(noun) revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for carousal

wen u see a car driven unusual than the driver could b drunken -carousal : car unusual

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maybe you can see it this way... arous = arousal and al = alcohol....somehow you can try and relate it to drinking

Carnal+Arouse...most of the noisy drinking parties arouse your carnal desires....carnal desire arousal i.e carousal

rous- this word itself brings to the meaning problem,drunken problem.

carnivorous(is wild) + arousal=wild drinking party

carousal sounds like karachal which in tamil means noise which occurs at drinking party

carousal => cafe + arousal => drinking revel

c+arouse+al where arouse is group of people in excitement here it is like DRUNKEN REVEL.

castigation

Definition
(noun) a severe scolding Definition
(noun) verbal punishment
Synonyms : chastisement
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for castigation

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In olden days lower CAST people were severely criticized...

Castigated sounds similar to castrated, which would be a harsh punishment for any guy.

due to the CASTe system there is so much agitATION....therefore it is under severe criticism

If you have to throw a criminal out of the GATES of society, CAST him out the GATE - CASTiGATion...

u criticize severely and punish those who ask ur CASTE at the GATE

one who follws CASTEism is thrown out of the GATE

castigation sounds like rustication.

In Iran, if you break your chastity you will suffer chastisement. In USA, if you do caste discrimination, you will suffer castigation.

Inter caste Marriage will result in punishment; severe criticism or disapproval. (castigation -> gate for love using caste)

castigation -> gate for love using caste, if broken punishment & disapproval

CASTIGATION we cast gold to get its finest level same way we SCOLD or PUNISH to make them proper.

"Castigation" sounds like "caste at every gate of the nation" which acts as a punishment and severe disapproval due to the use of caste quota..

catechism

Definition
(noun) a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views Definition
(noun) an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for catechism

Catechism (Break it like CAT + MECHISM) Where CAT reminds us of CAT (the exam) and CAT(HOLIC) so Christianity funda... MECHISM reminds us of MECHANISM (Question Answer Pattern of the Exam).

catechism -> cat(holic) + techism. The technique of understanding catholism.

The "cataclysm" (major disaster or war) resulted in a "cataclasm" (disruption) of the "catechism" (instruction in Christian beliefs given in a question-and-answer format) classes.

catharsis

Definition
(noun) (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
Synonyms : abreaction katharsis
Definition
(noun) purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
Synonyms : katharsis purgation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for catharsis

CATHA sounds like KATHA(a religious story in hindi)..KATHA leads to the purging(means release) of emotional tensions.

Lets put it this way: the INDIAN KATHA was so inpiring that it led to the gettin rid of emotions!! meaning2:cath+arse...ARSE means the part of body where u get rid of sumthing

cath + 'arse' : so its used for evacuation of the bowels

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kaththu + archesi (after all the shouting you feel relaxed, giving up all emotions)

CATHER....A TUBE that is used in some chemical test(related to abdominan) where it is inserted into the body for cleansing .so doing a test with cather is catharsis.

CATHAR+sis : Kathe +sis. By teling u r daily kathe(stories) to u r sis, u will feel relaxed and thus cleansing of emotion is also done

Catharsis=Cut hairs.To remove licks and clean.

From "katha rus" u can relieve ur mind n pure your soul

Kasaav(a Hindi word meaning tension) ke recess

Catharsis = cat (cut) + har (hair) + sis (sister); Cut hair sister i.e purging hair.

cut hair of sis in movie made him feel for his dead sister

CATHARSIS = KATH (KATTU)+ARSE = You feel relieved

caucus

Definition
(noun) a closed political meeting Definition
(verb) meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for caucus

cau + cus sounds like can collector come to discuss..... lets get together in a group and discuss about who will be elected ...

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A meeting where COWS+disCUS therefore caucus is closed political(cows) meeting

caucus + sense = consensus

think of "RUCKUS" our politicians create in the parliament... sounds similar to CAUCUS

cavvukuni discuss

discussions of politicians are heard as 'cau-cau' as they discuss like crows..

Caucus like chokas in hindi. Means alert and watchful. All alert people in a group meet each other to determine policy

cus sounds like "cush" of cigarette. You smoke with a group to decide something.

Sound like RAUCOUS which means harsh noise..MEETINGS AND DISCUSSIONS are generally NOISY.

caucus:cau cu is the sound of small dogs...

sounds like KYA+KISE .we arrange private meetings to discuss KYA kare+KISE select kare in election.

in the party campus private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers

cauterize

Definition
(verb) burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
Synonyms : burn cauterise
Example Sentence
  • The surgeon cauterized the wart
Definition
(verb) make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
Synonyms : callous cauterise
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cauterize

caught the rise of wound by burn wid hot iron

sounds like cotton ...which we use to heal and stop bleeding from burns

rise to think of caustic...

when you are raising the cot and it falls on your feet, u get wounded which burns.

Caustic Sterilize i.e. Sterilize(rhymes with cauterize) using caustic substance

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Charr(Burning) treatment, to be precise

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