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

(noun) shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
(noun) crafty artfulness (especially in deception)
(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

(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

(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

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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


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

(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

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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


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

(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( it means handling and solving several issues and problems of a organization , which the managers and suprintendent can 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


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

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

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

(noun) a stock exchange in New York
(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

(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

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

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

(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


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

(noun) the time that the curfew signal is sounded
(noun) a signal (usually a bell) announcing the start of curfew restrictions
(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


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

(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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(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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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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