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hackneyed

Definition
(adj) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Example Sentence
  • bromidic sermons
  • his remarks were trite and commonplace
  • hackneyed phrases
  • a stock answer
  • repeating threadbare jokes
  • parroting some timeworn axiom
  • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hackneyed

concentrate on hack !!! once a hacker is ALWAYS a hacker.. he overuses his techniques.

when a software is hacked, it becomes hackneyed because then all people are able to use that program without paying for

Think hack-knee which is what happens to athletes after many years of practice. Their knees go out

hackneyed:hacking the knee problems of elders has become a common thing for doctors...

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Hacking of personal info occurs if censored web sites are overused/ visited too often.

New hacks become old very soon.

Hack+neyed .once an executioner hacks a person he has to continue hacking for the rest of his life as he will become socially unacceptable

horror movie cliche; stale, unoriginal: a blonde cheerleader is HACKed at the kNEYs by the social outcast psychokiller.

halcyon

Definition
(noun) (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
Synonyms : alcyone
Definition
(noun) a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
Synonyms : genus halcyon
Definition
(noun) a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves Definition
(adj) idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity
Example Sentence
  • a halcyon atmosphere
Definition
(adj) marked by peace and prosperity
Synonyms : golden prosperous
Example Sentence
  • a golden era
  • the halcyon days of the clipper trade
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for halcyon

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halycon can be considered as opposite of cyclone...just imagine a cyclone...you will understand what I mean

halcyon sounds like "halka"...in hindi this word is used 4 "soothing or peaceful"...like in song "halka-halka sa ye nasha"...

HAL(solution)+CYON(kyon or why)...WHY we cannot find SOLUTION to kashmir issue in a CALM/PEACEFUL way

HALcyOn = HAL can represent a HALO, which is symbolic of peace and harmony

he was very tensed.I suggested him HALKA ho ke aa (go to the toilet),,He asked KYON??I replied u wud be CALM then.

hal+cyon = hell kyun meaning hell kyun jaana hai when u r succesful and happy

halcyon: It comes close to sound like "alsi"+ian...alsi people are peaceful

imagine as ,a wild bird taking u to in its beek to make u see hell.

halcyon..sounds like ceylon,once peaceful peaceful lanka is now devoid of it due to terrorism

halcyon sounds like HULk.In that movie the hero trys to bring Peace for da world

(reading) HALL cyon means reading hall jaisa calm,peaceful....

Remember 'hale' in 'hale and hearty'. Hale means strong and healthy. When you are hale it is calm and peaceful. Remember ,'hale' and you can remember the meaning of halcyon.

halcyon - It was calm and peaceful before the hall ac on

like Falcon which reminds of the bird who is peaceful

It was peaceful on Caprica before some genius from hell created the Cylons. Before the Cylons Caprica was halcyon.

war ka hal kyon chahiey?? for peace

hal:word similar to hell, cyon: prounounced seon: so like seal,so if we seal the hell,peaceful,serenity,calmness is found

harangue

Definition
(noun) a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
Synonyms : rant ranting
Definition
(verb) deliver a harangue to; address forcefully
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for harangue

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HARANGUE can be split as har + ang + u + e....so when YOU are ANGry with HAR(her), she is subjected to a long or intensive verbal attack.

HAR (her) + ANGUE (anger) = she VERBALLY ATTACKED me because of HER ANGER at me.

split it to HAR + LANGUE . HAR = harrass and LANG = language .. hence harangue is harassing language

sounds like HARAYENGE(we will beat them)....Imagine that our leaders are giving earnest speech on how we are going to beat terrorism....

Har angle se anger hai us harangue bhasan me to.

it sounds like hang.. when some1 hangs, he/she remains in the same state for long..

HAR - RANG ... her angry voice RANG in my ears.

Harangue like an Orang-it-ange while giving a pompous speech.

its sounds like,her ring.imagine u in a gathering and u r expressing ur feelings and emotions loudly and boldly to ur gf.

usne itna lamba speech diya ki mai HARANGUE(amazed) ho gaya.

harangue = har (her) + angue(angry); when she is in angry mode scroll everyone harshly.

harbinger

Definition
(noun) something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone Definition
(verb) foreshadow or presage
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for harbinger

sounds like HER + FINGER, she shows me what is about to happen by gesturing with her finger.

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Harbinger - Imagine Harbhajan announcing the arrival of the Indian Team into the ground, because he is the frontline spinner.. a frontrunner

An SINGING angel with a HARP is a sign of the afterlife to come.

When the ship arrives it will enter the HARBOR IN the JAR

harbhajan finger got broken and i portend india's loss

horror bringer..wd bad omen

hearsay

Definition
(noun) gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
Synonyms : rumor rumour
Definition
(adj) heard through another rather than directly
Example Sentence
  • hearsay information
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hearsay

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HEARSAY=HEAR+SAY,so when u say something without hearing,the information ll NOT be DEPENDABLE

HEARSAY=HEAR+SAY...so just hear and pass it on by saying to another.....

heckler

Definition
(noun) someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections
Synonyms : badgerer
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rhymes with Hitler...so the meaning goes as one who verbally assaults Jews

generally a abusive person shouts at most of the people "WHAT THE HECK?" so a person who is abusive uses this statement, hence a HECKLER!

Mr. Heckles of FRIENDS always harasses everyone verbally.

"Hakle" are often hecklers ..... no offense guys....just a mnemonic...

paresh rawal in judaai movie was a heckler :D

a heckler should become hackla( in hindi a person who can't speak fluently)

hedonist

Definition
(noun) someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
Synonyms : pagan pleasure seeker
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hedonist

hey..don... is.. hedonist...don enjoys all the pleasures of life so he believes in pleasure as the aim of life

hedonist="He"(reference to God)+"Don't" +"Exist"->someone who doesn't believe in the existence of God and is only interested in the pleasures as the sole aimof life

I dont heed GOd.

hedonist = head + on + his; i.e. some one taking pleasure by putting head on his arm.

hegemony

Definition
(noun) the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
Example Sentence
  • the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation
  • to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony
  • the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hegemony

hegemony:he's got money,so he's domineering in the society and he control others.

hegemony sounds like he-germany. Germany's hegemony over Belgium was the spark of the WWI

hege(to have in punjabi)+ mony(sounds like MONEY)....a nation which has money is powerful and wealthy nations always dominate the poorer nations.

can b taken as "huge money".if someone has huge money they ll naturally dominate others..

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HUGE+MONEY....countries having huge money always dominate

Hegemony - 'he' who has 'gem'(gems, jewels)and mony (money) has 'dominance' over others

h-ege(egg)-mony(money)-if u hav an egg n lots of money in front of you n u r told to choose one...definitely u'll take money...so money dominates the egg...

hegemony - heg (beg) mony (money) ... when a poor country begs for money to a rich country ... the rich country starts dominating w.r.t terms, relations and other issues ,on the poor country ...

hegemony~he+germany(gemony)..the person who came from germany will try to dominate the indians..

Some rowdy asking hey ji Money kahan hai??

HEGEMONY = he + ge + mony; he is the ge (general electric) money so he dominates other ppls in the company.

Age + money - Normally, rich & elderly people will possess leadership and dominance over their group & family

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