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cunning

Short Definition : clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit

Definition
(noun) shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
Definition
(noun) crafty artfulness (especially in deception)
Definition
(adj) attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
Synonyms : cute
Example Sentence
  • a cute kid with pigtails
  • a cute little apartment
  • cunning kittens
  • a cunning baby

Definition
(adj) marked by skill in deception
Synonyms : crafty , dodgy , foxy , guileful , knavish , slick , sly , tricksy , tricky , wily
Example Sentence
  • cunning men often pass for wise
  • deep political machinations
  • a foxy scheme
  • a slick evasive answer
  • sly as a fox
  • tricky Dick
  • a wily old attorney

Definition
(adj) showing inventiveness and skill
Synonyms : clever , ingenious
Example Sentence
  • a clever gadget
  • the cunning maneuvers leading to his success
  • an ingenious solution to the problem

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cunning

cunning
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by lush01

cunning = cu(copper) + n(and) + ni (nickel) + n(and) + gas has trickery property for building up several agents.
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by shaktipada

cunning = cu(copper) + n(and) + ni (nickel) + n(and) + gas has trickery property for building up several agents.
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by shaktipada

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by shaktipada

cloven:-In cooker left(cl means cooker left) in oven the eggs are broken.
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by shaktipada

cupidity

Short Definition : greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid

Definition
(noun) extreme greed for material wealth
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cupidity

cupidity:look for CUPID HERE..cupid is the god of love. so cupidity means having an desire or greed for wealth. cupid-wealth-cupidity...greed for wealth.
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by preetisoni2411

CUP+IDLI+TEA....a person who wants cup full of wine,IDLI to eat and TEA is too GREEDY.............................
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by nileshdive

imagine a Cupid who makes up the matches earning a lot of money by doing so...
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by jay_gandhi

Cupidity is stupidity...
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by srinpraveen

cupidity = cup + hidi hidi means catch.. so greed
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by sat_jag

Salman Khan Movie Partner or Will Smith starrer Hitch They both, were "Cupid" earning money of it..
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by jack5432109

CUP(Prize) KA GREEDY
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by vocabIsFun

My cup runneth over with desire for wealth.
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by thebookie3

cupidity = cup + i + dity; have to give him more cups of sugar i.e he is greedy for wealth.
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by shaktipada

so what we thought about cupid as god or angel of Love, it turns out he was just a hoax fraud, he is really just greedy about money and wealth, his eyes are on money and no love
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by fahad18g

curator

Short Definition : superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)

Definition
(noun) the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)
Synonyms : conservator

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for curator

Curator ==> Rhymes like Care Taker. Some one who takes care of a collection.
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by arunzingh

cura(cure..here it means handling and solving several issues and problems of a organization , which the managers and suprintendent can do.like a doctor cure or solve the problem of a patient.
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by preetisoni2411

In cricket, we often hear about Pitch Curator, i.e. a person who manages or looks for cricket pitches.
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by hitsgits

cuRATER, Mangers is a person who rates the subordinates,so cuRATER is the Manager
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by arunk2000

curator,cure for art,someone who cure for art and collection is a curator.
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by gdabli

the middle three letters can be slightly modified to spell "art" and the rest of the whole word rhymes with "care taker". So care taker of art
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by fahad18g

curb

Short Definition : chain or strap used with a bit to restrain a horse; something that checks; V: check; restrain

Definition
(noun) an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
Synonyms : curbing , kerb

Definition
(noun) a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
Synonyms : curb bit

Definition
(noun) a stock exchange in New York
Definition
(noun) the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
Synonyms : bridle , check
Example Sentence
  • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

Definition
(verb) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
Synonyms : check , contain , control , hold , hold in , moderate
Example Sentence
  • moderate your alcohol intake
  • hold your tongue
  • hold your temper
  • control your anger

Definition
(verb) to put down by force or authority
Example Sentence
  • suppress a nascent uprising
  • stamp down on littering
  • conquer one's desires

Definition
(verb) keep to the curb
Example Sentence
  • curb your dogs

Definition
(verb) place restrictions on
Synonyms : curtail , cut back , restrict
Example Sentence
  • curtail drinking in school

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for curb

It was very difficult to CURB(control/restrain) myself after seeing those luscious CURVEs in her body. ;)
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by ratonahat

curfew

Short Definition : regulation requiring all people to leave the streets at stated times; signal (as a bell) announcing the hour of a curfew

Definition
(noun) the time that the curfew signal is sounded
Definition
(noun) a signal (usually a bell) announcing the start of curfew restrictions
Definition
(noun) an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for curfew

CUR cover few fuel = cover fire fuel at night to prevent the disaster of out of control burning
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by meno13

curmudgeon

Short Definition : churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person

Definition
(noun) a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for curmudgeon

Cur-mud-geon Car mud main gone... to driver went bad tempered... i.e. curmudgeon..
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by shadab.mit

(sir+mut+jiyo) means sir u have already become OLD so now ab mat jiyo.....
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by userdce

like karamjali(old cantankerous lady)
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by harneet_9

think of a thick layer of mud on car... nothing affect it..stubborn
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by iet.saket@gmail.com

like Harbhajan, a bad tempered person
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by lokhandeomkar

In telugu this guy is chadastapu musalodu. His wife will always say na kharma em jeevitham ra nayna
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by fanatic

cur + mud + geon = kar + mud + g-one. recall g one from movie ra-one. he is a bad guy and we are asking him to kar mud (gandagi failao)
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by smile.pulkit

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