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meaning: wave, drift, waste

波止場 == hatoba == (noun) wharf, quay, landing-stage, jetty
波乱 == haran == (noun) troubles, ups and downs, stormy, uproarious [relationship]

Left radical is a radical form of 'water'. Right radical is 'good' (良). This character was originally the name of a specific river in ancient China. Its current meanings are the result of its use as a simplification of a more complicated character meaning 'wave'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: ''Drift on waves on stretch of good water.''

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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