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toga

Definition
(noun) a one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome
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as v know dat v know dat v r supposed to wear some special clothes to do yoga...nw lets supose dat v should wear TOGA to do YOGA...so its a kind of robe

baba ramdev teaches YOGA in the morning to all the ppl in the stadium and b4 leaving the platform wears a TOGA and leaves....bhahut shining marta hai!!!.........;)

TOGA sounds like CHOGA, a Hindi word for a garb or clothing.

torpor

Definition
(noun) a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
Synonyms : torpidity
Example Sentence
  • he fell into a deep torpor
Definition
(noun) inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
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Well its quite opposite to what is a topper who is naturally diligent

tor-por....TORRENT PAR..........TORRENT PAR most of the seeders were INACTIVE due to which downloading the movie becomes a SLUGGISH task....

RAJ THAKERY TO MNS PEOPLE.."aaj tum sab itne LATHARGIC,SLUGGISH kyu lag rahe ho? hume kal THOD PHOD karne jana hai...yaad hai na?",,,,,,,,:)

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Torpedo is fast and speedy...while torpor is opposite to torpedo

sounds like tapori, who is very lazy

Suppose you are very much disturbed with something and then you go back to your room and cause destruction i.e tod phod( in hindi language).. After you are finished with your desrtruction you feel tired and lack in energy,

Torpor and Torpid means almost the same. Lazy and inactive. Tor- tortoise which means slow. But be careful about torpedo, which means the exact opposite.

tor - phor means breaking everything.. OPPOSITE .. lack of energy - lethargy

As in " tar par latka hua ho.. aalsi hai "

sounds like tod-phod.. person who does tod-phod is very active..Opposite of that is lethargy

A TOPPER is never a TORPOR ....he studies with vigor

tor-por is tod- phod, in hindi, after you are finished with tod-phod, you get lazy and sluggish...

torpor = tor por; The ppl who are always saying after that is always lazy.

tortuous

Definition
(adj) highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
Example Sentence
  • the Byzantine tax structure
  • Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship
  • convoluted legal language
  • convoluted reasoning
  • the plot was too involved
  • a knotty problem
  • got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering
  • Oh, what a tangled web we weave
  • tortuous legal procedures
  • tortuous negotiations lasting for months
Definition
(adj) marked by repeated turns and bends
Example Sentence
  • a tortuous road up the mountain
  • winding roads are full of surprises
  • had to steer the car down a twisty track
Definition
(adj) not straightforward
Example Sentence
  • his tortuous reasoning
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tortuous

a tortoise does not move in straight line... it keeps twisting and turning making path complicated.

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tortuous - torque(twisting)uous: full of twisting

TORTUre fOr US to follow

tortoise mosquito coil will not be straight it is twisted and winded . Tortoise coil is in rhyming with tortuous.

The Tortuous Spiral Maze, which had a lot of twists and turns, had everyone perplexed.

The Tortuous Spiral Maze (which has a lot of twists and turns) had everynone perplexed.

if u remember contort it means to twist out shape. tortuous meaning is very close to that.

tortuous can be compared to circuitous.. And both means almost same

the pronunciation of this word is not simple, it twists the tongue

totter

Definition
(verb) move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
Example Sentence
  • The drunk man tottered over to our table
Definition
(verb) walk unsteadily
Example Sentence
  • small children toddle
Definition
(verb) move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
Synonyms : seesaw teeter
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cant believe no one thought abt it - TOT - is a baby - always moves unsteadily - abt to fall

Sounds Like Torture.therefore while someone is released after being tortured..he moves unsteadily.

TOTTER: to walk like a TODDLER

DO+TARAF(side)- people who are on both side are always swaying either side.

UNSTEADY SCOOTER

TOTTER and SAUNTER are rhyming words which mean, to walk with a limp.

Tod-tod kar chalna - means not walking smoothly.. Ladkhada kar chalna

Sounds like globetrotter who travels widely...likewise totter is also to move unsteadily..

DODDERING mean SHAKY or INFIRM.. which is same as tottering

tot means disconnected. ter means wire. Some wire is disconnected so it is in unstable state.

tout

Definition
(noun) someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
Synonyms : ticket tout
Definition
(noun) someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
Synonyms : touter
Definition
(noun) one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)
Synonyms : tipster
Definition
(verb) advertize in strongly positive terms
Example Sentence
  • This product was touted as a revolutionary invention
Definition
(verb) show off
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tout

tout: shout to promote (to publicly praise or promote)

improve the previous mnemonic...imagine a stout person praising his muscles

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tout= t + out tell it out...this process is called promoting or advertising

Imagine a person selling advise about when "Tendulkar" will be "OUT" for betting on how many runs he will score

tout=Tendulkar OUT!!!....according to the review system tendulkar was not out but the umpire gave him out....the indian media PUBLICISED this issue too much afterwards....:D

We have to bet on Stout persons in sumo, in order to win

An agent who annoy customers especially with persistent requests

if some1 pawns u wid scout. u must praise him

imagine a stout person who touts

A TOUT or an AGENT - someone who operates as a middleman or a negotiator.

tout - stout it up and shout it out

Shout and Tell it OUT.

the snout saleslady must tout her product in order to get it sold in an unfamiliar market.

You tout; I pout.

producers approach advertiser to tout their product...

traduce

Definition
(verb) speak unfavorably about
Example Sentence
  • She badmouths her husband everywhere
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for traduce

TRADUCE - TO + REDUCE someone's good image, to slander or defame.

He was crying again and again pointing towards me -TERA(ur) DOSH(fault)

to TRY to REDUCE someone's image with words.

t+raduce- raduce sounds like reduce ..so someone who is fond of tea traduces if t(ea) is reduced

TRADITION+INTRODUCE = introduce some1 to the tradition of slandering(speaking unfavourably about)

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source:Mnemonicsgurji traduce can be split as tennis + duece ( i know its farfetched but.. ) So a player on the wrong side of the decision swears at teh umpire Thus traduce=slander

traduce - TREAD + ABUSE = tread on one's good image and abuse it

Well u must all be familiar with transducer. Never converts energy. But always reduced in form of heat which is dissipated …hence reduced

traduce = try to reduce, i.e they are trying to reduce your position.

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