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clout

Definition
(noun) a target used in archery Definition
(noun) special advantage or influence
Synonyms : pull
Example Sentence
  • the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull
Definition
(noun) a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
Synonyms : clout nail
Definition
(noun) (boxing) a blow with the fist
Synonyms : biff lick poke punch slug
Example Sentence
  • I gave him a clout on his nose
Definition
(verb) strike hard, especially with the fist
Example Sentence
  • He clouted his attacker
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clout sounds like cloud. cloud have gr8 influence over a region.

call out(=clout) your ex girlfriend/boyfriend 's name on the crossroad. You will get a blow from his/her spouse.

~call+out: whenever a umpire calls out for a wrong decision it has a great influence and the batsman get's a hard blow

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lout-l@#d@--resembles this argot,which is easily learned ,when u are influenced by social or political people.so wen u tell this to someone,u would get a hard blow ,with there fist..

cl(call) + out.In cricket match umpire will give out(decision). So they have great influence.

clout -> tout; tout has great influence to persuade some thing

Scout has great influence on school students so as clout has influence over something.

When a bowler "Calls out" by saying Howzzat it has a"Great influence "on the umpire.

clout=cl(ear)+out u hv enof influence to ask all to clear out!!

cloying

Definition
(adj) overly sweet
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remember CLOVE--excessive addition of clove in the food makes the food distasteful..

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sounds like toying means playing with someone like a toy. It is very sweet to that person but distasteful to the society.

cloy is like clay...which is distasteful

cloying sounds very close to annoying

cloying-loy- loy, a gr8 musician, his songs were gr8 to hear in the starting,but now,,its him everywhere,cz of which the true taste of his good music,has been lost..

cloying== coying we know coy means shy or excessively modest, if someone is too shy or modest than its distasteful!!!!!!

The cloying scent of popcorn at the fair is a PLOY to get you to buy more popcorn.

cloying,loyal ppl used to play with girls.which is unpleasent

cloying sounds like 'clawing' something to your mouth and then its sickening sweetness puts you off

closing the restaurant due to cloying food

coagulate

Definition
(verb) change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
Synonyms : clot
Example Sentence
  • coagulated blood
Definition
(verb) cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
Synonyms : clot
Definition
(adj) transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
Example Sentence
  • coagulated blood
  • curdled milk
  • grumous blood
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for coagulate

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Colgate - think about the "thick" paste

congeal- geal resembles gel,,ie this gel is a coagulant.

the use of colgate toothpaste strengthens oue teeth without germs

coddle

Definition
(verb) treat with excessive indulgence
Example Sentence
  • grandparents often pamper the children
  • Let's not mollycoddle our students!
Definition
(verb) cook in nearly boiling water
Example Sentence
  • coddle eggs
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for coddle

Coddle - sounds like cuddle - cuddling is pampering kids, showing excessive love, indulge in excess of cuddling that is mollycoddle, which will spoil kids.

coddle ~ Noodle noodle are cooked in boiled water.

coddle sounds like CODDALU(Daughter in law in TELUGU) so generally a bridegrooms parents show a lot of care for their daughter in law just after marriage

CODDLE SOUNDS SIMILAR TO CUDDLE

like cuddle

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coodle sounds like toodlers(kids) who r treated gently without taste of disicpline

c+oddle(adollu)...we see adavallu with indulgence,we pamper them...

coeval

Definition
(noun) a person of nearly the same age as another
Synonyms : contemporary
Definition
(adj) of the same period
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sounds similar to co-evolve meaning EVOLVED OR BORN AT THE SAME TIME

co-eval; eval means age. coeval means same age

COEVAL=CO+EVOLUTION so two things evolved at the same time

co(together)+eval(evolution) born together

CO+EVAL(evaluation = exam) someone who takes up exams with you, is of same age as you

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coeval-co eval(oval) having the same centre--means same age

Coeval (Sounds like Co + Eve + All).. So if we all have to cooperate "EVE", we all have to sit together in TIME MACHINE and go back to EDEN GARDEN to become contemporary to EVE.

co-eval .. In the same age as Eve from the genesis of Man- And I'm the lucky adam who gets to fornicate

coeval-> co+eval means co-same eval-arrival so coeval means same arrival or of same age/time

it sounds like medieval..which was a time period long ago. so therefore during the same time...:)

cogent

Definition
(adj) powerfully persuasive
Synonyms : telling weighty
Example Sentence
  • a cogent argument
  • a telling presentation
  • a weighty argument
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cogent - gent - a gentle person is always the right person to convince others.

co+agent...cooperative agents make congent suggestions.

CO & GENT, two men (gents) joining together (co) in a team to persuade you, will be more 'powerfully persuasive' than just one gent.

Cogent - Gent - Gentleman - Gentleman always uses fine-toned words to convince others. Gentleman's convincing manners convinces anybody.

Co-operative bank agents are generally pursuasive.

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COGENT=CO.+AGENT.. I find my Company's Agents more convincing than others

Cogent like cognizant or appealing to the mind with reason.

CO(company)+GENTleman...company of gentleman are always convincing.....they don't need to use force to convince people....

<B>Cognitive Enchantment</B>

co(converse)+gent(gently)...wen u r conversed gently u r well argued

Sounds like coherent...

if u r in a grp and if u want ur idea to b implemented,den u need to b coagent i.e., b able to convince ur COAGENT

cogent can be thought of as co(vert)+ agent. who is a covert agent? Sam fisher is. he grabs you in a choke hold and persuades you to do things.

cognos means to be aware of. so when we are aware of a subject then we can easily persuade people on that subject

My parents will give consent if my argument is cogent.

it has 'cause' in it

cogitate

Definition
(verb) consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind Definition
(verb) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
Synonyms : cerebrate think
Example Sentence
  • I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cogitate

Agitate the mind = cogitates.

Cogitate = Khoji-tate: One who uses reason and brain to find some thing (or some inference).

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Cogitate also means meditate....Cogitate=Meditate and they rhyme

cogitate ~ agitate : one should to get agitated and angry over any issue unless he/she has cogitated over it throughly.

Actually people are lazy to use their brain. So they hesitate to cogitate?

excogitate:invent; so Cogitate is think over to invent new things.

cogitate sounds like--kaunsi date choose karu..u hv to think over it

COGITATE=CO(SO)+GIT(GITA)=+ATE(HATE)....SO GITA HATE YOU..ASK HER TO THINK OVER...

gitate- if u can see the spelling of this, u will find git,,which u can resemble it with wit, and eating(ate) ur wit ,is similar to thinking over and over again,ie ponder over..

cognate

Definition
(noun) one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another Definition
(noun) a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language
Synonyms : cognate word
Definition
(adj) related in nature
Synonyms : connate
Example Sentence
  • connate qualities
Definition
(adj) having the same ancestral language
Example Sentence
  • cognate languages
Definition
(adj) related by blood
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cognate

or co(together) + nate(born), so those who are born together (like twins) have the same origin.

cognate=co-originate

cognate-nate- this is the one to rememebr ,if u can resemble this nate ,with native,then it brings us to the answer,native people are related linguistically,probly similar in akin and also origin an may be blood...!!

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cognate -> co - generate => generated together i.e. having common origin

cognates=co(2GEATHER)+gna(DNA)+te(test)....WHEN DNA TEST IS DONE...ALL CAME TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE RELATED BY BLOOD

its lik co-originate

cognate= co originate

CO(together)+NATES(nates means buttocks)....buttocks are of the same person and hence they have the same origin....

cognate = cog ( connected together) + nate; connected together in a net i.e same origin.

In Electrical machine cogging term means stator & rotor is interlock & rotating together.

co(common) + gnate(originate). Or, Blood coagulates or clots so blood relatives.

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