Thursday, June 24, 2010


Carafe - glass water bottle
Usage - Sarah was terribly upset as she had accidentally broken the expensive glass carafe that they use for the Christmas party.
Link - For my car's cafe, I bought a carafe.

Cardinal - chief, most important
Usage - Cardinal flowers are named after its bright red color.
Link - Cardiac muscles are cardinal.

Careen - stagger, move in an unsteady way as if one is drunk
Usage - The careen put them in great danger.
Link -careen sounds like car in will MOVE IN AN UNSTEADY manner in the rain.
Link2 - I careened towards Kareena Kapoor's house when she called me and agreed to do with me.

Caricature - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect, distortion
Usage -  The drawing caricatured the President
Link - Jim Carry is famous for his facial caricatures because he shows all kinds of distorted faces.

Carnage - destruction of life
Usage - Thousands were killed in the horrific carnage caused by the attacking enemy.
Link 1 - If under aged people drive the car, there is a possibility that he may kill people on the road.
Link 2 - Carnage = car + rage(remove n). A car coming in rage may result in mass killing or mass destruction.

Carnal - connected with body or sexual desires
Usage - Men is taught and trained to suppress his intimate carnal desires.
Link 1 - Nowadays cars are used to satisfy carnal desires.
Link 2 - Karnal had carnal desires and fulfilled with her wife in a car(also rhymes with anal).

Carping - petty criticism, fault-finding, fretful complaining 
Usage - Some newspapers thrive on indecent coverage and carping on celebrities. 
Link - If you will ping with your car horn, people will shout at you...they will complain... carping... 
Link2 - Car owner carping that his car petrol pi ri hai...

Castigate - to punish, severe criticism
Usage - The child behaved even more badly after the castigation.
Link - I castigated a low caste person at my gate.
Link2 - In olden days lower CAST people were severely criticized...

Catcall - shout of displeasure
Usage - He was catcalling throughout the movie.
Link - Cat was calling rats but there was catcall from rats...
Link2 -  if someone CALL girl, a CAT there will be a shout of disapproval from her side n she would boo at them back...

Catharsis - releasing strong feelings from anger, purging of emotional tensions
Usage - Aristotle says that the aim of tragedy is catharsis of emotions.
Link - I went with my mom to a Katha(religious story in hindi) which was a catharsis experience.

Caucus - meeting to discuss somrthing private
Usage - Prior to the meeting in which the candidates for the next election were nominated, the senior members of the party organized a caucus.
Link 1 - Coke was distributed to every member during caucus of congress members with Coke CEO.
Link 2 - A meeting where COWS+disCUS therefore caucus is closed political(cows) meeting.

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