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congeal

Definition
(verb) become gelatinous
Synonyms : jell set
Example Sentence
  • the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme
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con + geal..geal...gelatinous..means to coagulate

con geal here geal sounds like jelly so congeal = co + jelly

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CON(contract in size)+GELLY.....contract a substance which is in gelly(semisolid) form i.e to FREEZE it......hence congeal.....

coagulance!

con(together)+geal(jell)...jell together..nothing but solidify

eal(eel)- eel is generally found in the frozen area,water that is coagulated..

congeal=con(become)+geal(gelly)...g=becoming thicker(gelatin type)....

SOUNDS LIKE ANGEER , which is a dry fruit so its thick

conjecture

Definition
(noun) a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
Synonyms : speculation
Example Sentence
  • speculations about the outcome of the election
  • he dismissed it as mere conjecture
Definition
(noun) a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence Definition
(noun) reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence Definition
(verb) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
Example Sentence
  • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps
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sounds like 'lecture' ..assume you guess an answer for a question asked during a lecture

conclusion drawn on base of junk... conjuction

Con+jector (Kon (who in hindi)+ actor): It is hard to infer on the basis of insufficient data, Ki KON ACTOR hai aur kon saccha hai.

conjecture:con(kon) hai jec(jack)...chal GUESS mar..

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Abe! Kya? Kaun-jack-tour jaayega? Kabhi nai.. woh darpok hai. --- concluding without facts- con-jec-ture.:-)

almost looks like "conjure" (to make something up)

Sally did a conjecture and had to receive a lecture because of her guesswork

I object! Your lecture is pure conjecture.

c+on+jec+ture--- ON JUC(joke) of someone saying I haven’t studied, we cant deduce whethere he is saying truth or lie.. so we have to GUESS

conjugal

Definition
(adj) of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
Synonyms : connubial
Example Sentence
  • connubial bliss
  • conjugal visits
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in Indian music we have JUGALbandi, which is harmony of 2 different intruments...can imply marriage frm it

con = together,and u+ur gal=u and ur girl want to stay together forever,you get married!!

in certain bacteria and algae, conjugation tube is a structure through which sperm is transfered to female body.

con+jugal.jugal bandi---> couple--->marriage

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CONCERNING + YUGAL(HINDI word meaning couple or pair)

Con<together> + jugal.read it as hindi word yugal (couple)..so conjugal means the event in which the couple meet...i.e. ''MARRIGE''

ConJugal : you see a girl and you like her and wanna marry her.. then you say I wanna CON-U -GAL .. ( ask her for marriage- so conjugal: Pertaining to marriage arrangement)

connivance

Definition
(noun) agreement on a secret plot
Synonyms : collusion
Definition
(noun) (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
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Sounds like "convenience"...today everybody is convenient in ignoring the wrong thing...

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cunning assistance!!!

can relate it with "cunning glance"

split the word conn+ ivance Con-to decieve ivance reminds us of ignorance so connivance=ignoring something deceiving/wrong

Con+naïve = cons (cheats) and acts naïve, inturn pretends to ignore, in a way, conspiring to commit the crime...

connivance can be conni,vans...in telugu konni means few.so few vans are taken to do a dangerous deed.especially maruthi van..

CONNIVANCE: CONN(kaun,WHICH);IVANCE(events)...so it basically means which events are u talkin abt..pretending u were not there when those evnts occured

Konnuduvein ( i'll kill you) if you tell some one abt this incident... villan threatening common man to approve his wrong doing

connivance: cooperation+cunning +in advance or secretly approving wrongdoing

con+jure con means kannu in telugu and jure sounds like jerripothu. If u don't eat food i will turn your eye into jerripothu.

In the centre of the word connivance is -niv- which stands for knife or backstabbing. Co stands for cooperation , so cooperation for backstabbing or a secret conspiring. Vance stands for advance plot. Con also stands for condone

connoisseur

Definition
(noun) an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts
Synonyms : cognoscente
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for connoisseur

(In Hindi Language) Connoisseur sounds like kaun inse sure nahi hoga, kaun nahi sure.. Ye to expert hai. He is connoisseur. He is EXPERT.

in connoisseur take "nn" and "ss" as two persons. theres a tie between them. so who is the winner? connoisseur should decide who is the winner. so he is a judge.

Connoisseur is always SURE as he is an expert or a good judge

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connoisseur,is like noise ur..so imagine a situation of a singing competition in which the judge says what a noise ur

Conozco from Spanish means to know. Connoisseur is someone with a lot of knowledge- an expert

read it as kon issue solve karega??? the answer is judge of art...

kaun+no/is+sure? => obviously an EXPERT says "not sure" or "is sure"

a wine connoisseur CONsiders the wine by smelling with his NOSE and becoming SURE about it

consolidation

Definition
(noun) combining into a solid mass Definition
(noun) the act of combining into an integral whole
Synonyms : integration
Example Sentence
  • a consolidation of two corporations
  • after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously
  • the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them
Definition
(noun) something that has consolidated into a compact mass
Example Sentence
  • he dropped the consolidation into the acid bath
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for consolidation

c on solid ation = on solid addition.

con-= together solid= becomes solid -tion= process

consort

Definition
(noun) the husband or wife of a reigning monarch Definition
(noun) a family of similar musical instrument playing together
Synonyms : choir
Definition
(verb) keep company with; hang out with
Example Sentence
  • He associates with strange people
  • She affiliates with her colleagues
Definition
(verb) go together
Example Sentence
  • The colors don't harmonize
  • Their ideas concorded
Definition
(verb) keep company
Synonyms : run
Example Sentence
  • the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for consort

in a musical consert (sounds like consert), many instruments play together

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consort=con+saut(another wife) in hindi saut means a 'step wife' .. so if we consider both ways it becomes husband or wife

if couple SORTs their problems, they go together and accompany each other(else they break off)

consort has a similar pronunciation as CONCERT. both mean a group of people..

Consort also means a wife, husband, or companion.....COME+SORT....when two people of opposite sex or even same sex COME together and SORT out the problems in between them, they become a wife, husband, or companion of each other.

consort - to be with the same sort, or to play with the same sort of instruments

Will u do me the honor of being my CONSORT for the CONCERT tonight?

con + sort >> the con's from a gang sort out the plan of robbery and now they are ASSISTING EACH OTHER for the robbery..

consternation

Definition
(noun) fear resulting from the awareness of danger
Synonyms : alarm dismay
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for consternation

conster(sounds like monster) + nation......and a monster creates fear in every one ....due to which we donot go out so as to avoid danger.

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divide it like con(conflicts)+ster(stir)+nation.. conflicts in gujrat stirred the whole nation..&people feared a lot from going out of their homes.

if ther is constant terror in nation u have to b alarmed at all times and it is a matter of great dismay

const+ter+nation—constant terror in nation will cause anxiety and distress

Everyone experiences CONSTERNATION when in the presence of a CONFLAGRATION(intense, uncontrolled fire).

CONSTERNATION -> CAN'T, STERN...When a big man acts STERN(harsh), you CAN't help but feel fearful.

sounds lik masturbation..every1 say not to masturbate so it will cultivate a fear within us:p

CONSTERNATION ~ (cons) continuous + ter (terror) + nation; continuous terrorist attacks on a nation can cause CONSTERNATION

When our conscious is stirred we feel fearful.

sound like constipation which causes anxiety and dismay

consternation: cons~constantly stern~expressive of severe displeasure tion~process...so you are showing consternation because of great shock / dismay

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