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macabre

Definition
(adj) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
Example Sentence
  • ghastly wounds
  • the grim aftermath of the bombing
  • the grim task of burying the victims
  • a grisly murder
  • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
  • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
  • macabre tortures conceived by madmen
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for macabre

sounds like hindi word makbara....and its made over the place where people are either buried or burnt.....and for me its a ghastly place..that I would never like to go to....

Sounds like massacre..which means "excessive killing of many people"..and which also represents death

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makbara :to move around makbara in night is a horrified act

Sounds like Nakaab (Mask). So Imagine some one came in front of you wearing a frightening mask, then you will feel gruesome!

ma+cabre...watching cabre is horrible,gruesome and disgusting.

Maha + Kabre = Kabbars are gruesome Another mnemonic can be mocambo who gives horrifying deaths to innocents

MACABRE = Ma went to cabre for money this is a horifying situation abt poverty.

look like ma + cabret. if you saw your mother doing cabret in old hindi move, it would be "horrifying" and would scar you for life :)

macerate

Definition
(verb) separate into constituents by soaking Definition
(verb) become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
Example Sentence
  • the tissue macerated in the water
Definition
(verb) soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result
Example Sentence
  • macerate peaches
  • the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system
Definition
(verb) cause to grow thin or weak
Synonyms : emaciate waste
Example Sentence
  • The treatment emaciated him
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for macerate

macerate sounds like marinate. Marinating chicken or paneer in spices and masala to make them tender. If you over do it , you will end up spoiling it !

MACERATE is like MASTICATE - we chew food, allow the glands (liquid) to soak the food.

(Macerate = Mess + rate)Mess food is hard to eat, so mess owners are doing a tact. They are providing the soft food by keeping it in liquid that results in increase of mess rate.

macerate means mice is soaked in liquid to soften and then sold at a very wasteful(waste away) prices

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macerate badam and pista for making of kheer

when u beat with mace,u will be weakened.or cut into parts,which is done when soaked..

MICE ka RATE ghatane ke liye soft paneer lagana padta hai trap mein - sookhi roti se kuch nhi hota !!

mace(make)+rate......to increase the making rate of rajma, chole we first soft these by soaking in water

mac + rates...........mac(apple laptop) are just SOAKING my pocket....and also the liquid of my body.

MASCIRATE = MAS-CI-R-ATE = MASS REDUCED. HOW?? SOAKING OR THROUGH EMASCIATION

madrigal

Definition
(noun) an unaccompanied partsong for 2 or 3 voices; follows a strict poetic form Definition
(verb) sing madrigals
Example Sentence
  • The group was madrigaling beautifully
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for madrigal

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MADRIGAL rhymes with married girl..so a PASTORAL SONG was sung for the married girl.

Mad girl's will sing a song in regal theater.

all sisters singing for married girl

Madrid + gal (Skt) Gal refers to voice/throat. Madrid has a lot of population. So, Madrigal means many people singing together

Sounds like MARRIAGE GIRL....I wrote a short love poem to my girl and she became a marriage girl

madrigal: ma + d + ri + ga are swaras in music. so it's related to singing. L stands for a LOT of people. so, its a lot of people singing.

madrigal = madri (married) + gal (girl); The song sang at marriage of a girl.

maladroit

Definition
(adj) not adroit
Example Sentence
  • a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve
  • a maladroit translation
  • maladroit propaganda
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for maladroit

mal(means bad at doing something)+adroit(it means skillful ).......and someone who is bad at skills in his known area ,considered a maladroit person

maladroit== mal (bad) + adroit(skillful) therefore maladroit means person having no skill, he musta be clumsy.

this mnemonic is in hindi....as this word sound like..mala+ad(aaj)+roi+t........mala aaj roi thi because her boss scolded her for not working skillfully and carefully

mala +droit( its a french word for right hand ...)and right hand people are considered as skillful and clever........so mala is droit girl.

ADROIT means skilful but if a person is not skilled he is a MALADROIT.

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mal(means bad at doing something)+adroit(means skilled) = Not skilled.

malaise

Definition
(noun) physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
Synonyms : unease uneasiness
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malaise

mal(means bad, not good (of condition)+aise(sounds like ease)....and someone who is not at ease is one who is feeling ill

Think of malaria

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mal hai tu... always making me uneasy. Mal hai tu!!!

I ate a jar of MAYONNAISE. Now I feel sick.

Malai - se; you go to a function and eat a lot of malai dar things and then u feel uneasiness and vague feeling of ill health!

Malaise in mind when wearing maile(dirty) se clothes.

Malaise- AALAS aalas lagta hai means dull dul whn some one is feel ill. so malaise = uneasiness or vague feeling of ill health.

malapropism

Definition
(noun) the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
Synonyms : malaprop
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malapropism

mal (negative) + prop (proper usage) .. improper usage of words

Mrs Malaprop was a very famous character of an english play "The Rivals" where she misuses words, creating a comical effect.

malediction

Definition
(noun) the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
Synonyms : imprecation
Example Sentence
  • he suffered the imprecations of the mob
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malediction

MALEDICTION=MAL+DICTION. MAL means 'evil or ill' and DICTUM is 'saying'. So to say something evil is to CURSE.

male+(edict..sounds simillar to addict)....and imagine a situation where there is only one male in family who earns and if he becomes addicted to all bad habits like gambling,robbery,and alcoholism......he is curse on the family and society

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Slang :: To see sheMALE(Chakka's) DICK(penis) is a CURSE for many of us.

living in a male dominated country is like a curse

male+dictionary has curses is in it. similarly, 1) malefactor=male has criminal factor in him 2) malevolent=male is voilent(evil) sry!It was just to remember

mal(bad)+ediction(addiction)...hence any bad addiction is a CURSE by god..or some1

MAL means evil & DICTION means to speak, thus evil speak = MALEDICTION

Opposite of BENEDICTION (i.e blessing) .....so this MALEDICTION is curse.

malediction

malfeasance

Definition
(noun) wrongful conduct by a public official
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malfeasance

Sounds like MAL FEES ANCE What do we mean by it if we say MAL FEES?? Certainly its a bribe. So Malfeasance means officials indulged in taking bribes, a misconduct.

feasance=performance of an act (or feasibility=possible) mal = bad so, overall meaning is "wrong doing" or "possibly wrong"

malfeasance = male+ feast. i.e in the FEAST OF MAN ONLY,they will surely do SOMETHING WRONG.

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