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KEN (N/V)-

[ken]

Meaning:

range of what one can know or understand

range of vision and comprehension

to know (v)

Verb Form:Ken

Kenned

Kenned

Origin:Word ken comes from Germanic origin Kennen means 'know, be acquainted with. In old
English ken was written as cennan "tell, make known".
Mind Tricks:-

Kan sounds like (wwe fighter Kane) ; Kane has great vision and comprehension in the art
of fight.

Only Ken man can earn Yen.

Only Ken man uses Pen .

Usages:-

1. His role as TV critic has made ken an icon.

2. Maths subject is beyond my ken.


Synonym:- acumen, apprehension, cognizance, knowledge, sense
Antonym:- misunderstanding, incomprehension, imperception, mistake

KERNEL (N)

[ kur-nl ]

Meaning:-

the inner part of a nut or seed

center or essential part of something

the central most important part of an idea or a subject

Origin:The word kernel comes from Old English word cyrnel related to corn.
Mind Trick:-

Kernel sound like Colonel. Colonel (kernel) plays main and important part of an army.

Usages:-

1. Unemployment is the kernel of her argument.


2. There may be a kernel of truth in what she said.
Synonym:- center, nut, root, grain, core, crux
Antonym:- border, boundary, edge, rim, surroundings, outside

KILLJOY (N)

[ kil-joi ]

Meaning:-

someone who spoils the pleasure of others

a person who likes to spoil other people's enjoyment

Origin:Killjoy formed from two words "kill + joy".


Sense:- The word Killjoy uses in Negative sense.
Mind Trick:-

A person who kills the joy of others.

Usages:-

1. It doesn't sound like the intention here is to be a killjoy.


2. We should not being a killjoy.
Synonym:- grouch, pessimist, dampener, grinch
Antonym:- optimist, happy, benevolence

KINDLE (V)

[ kin-dl ]

Meaning:-

to start burning

to make a fire start burning

to arouse interest or passion in somebody

Verb Form:Kindle

Kindled

Kindled

Noun:- Kindling
Adjective:- Kindled
Origin:This word comes from Middle English based on old Norse Kynda which influenced by
word Kindill meaning 'candle, torch'.
Mind Tricks:-

Kindle sounds like Candle; Candle is for burning.

Kin dull ne mera cloths ko burn kiya. (Hindi)

Usages:-

1. We watched as the fire slowly kindled.


2. It was her teacher who kindled her interest in music.
Synonym:- burn, fire, flame, flare, ignite, inflame
Antonym:- extinguish, discourage, kill, cal, quiet

KNELL (N/V)

[ nel ]

Meaning:-

the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or funeral or the end of something

ring as in announcing death (v)

Verb Form:Knell

Knelled Knelled

Word Origin:Knell origin influenced by bell. This word comes from Germanic and Dutchorigin knal (N)
and knallen(v) meaning 'bang, pop, crack'.
Mind Trick:-

Nel (a name) listened the sound of a bell rung for his death.

Usages:-

1. Apartments plan sounds death knell for Darwen's Cemetery Hotel.


2. Honesty is Knell policy.
Synonym:- ring, signal, proclaim, summon, warning
Antonym:- well, benediction