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centaur

Short Definition : mythical figure, half man and half horse

Definition
(noun) (classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse Definition
(noun) a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross
Synonyms : centaurus
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the word when pronounced, gives a pronouncation of centre..which means half..

In the game DotA, there is a hero called Centaur Warchief whose upper body is like human and the remaining part is like animal.

people who have watched NARNIA - The lion,witch and the wardrobe can remember centaur.. The lions troop will have lot of centaurs with human face and horse body which is a centaur

centigrade

Short Definition : denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)

Definition
(adj) of or relating to a temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point of water is 100 degrees

centrifugal

Short Definition : radiating; departing from the center

Definition
(adj) tending to move away from a center
Example Sentence
  • centrifugal force
Definition
(adj) tending away from centralization, as of authority
Example Sentence
  • the division of Europe into warring blocs produces ever-increasing centrifugal stress
Definition
(adj) conveying information to the muscles from the CNS
Synonyms : motor
Example Sentence
  • motor nerves
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Centrifugal = Central (CBI) + fugitive -- A fugitive always runs away from the CBI

center of the few girl

centrifuge

Short Definition : machine that separates substances by whirling them

Definition
(noun) an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
Synonyms : extractor separator
Definition
(verb) rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids from the solids
Synonyms : centrifugate
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sounds like refugee.....so refugees are seperated

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stop central fusion, separate from whirling

centripetal

Short Definition : tending toward the center

Definition
(adj) tending to move toward a center
Example Sentence
  • centripetal force
Definition
(adj) tending to unify
Synonyms : unifying
Definition
(adj) of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
Synonyms : receptive sensory
Example Sentence
  • sensory neurons
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The petals of a flower are bound by a bud in the center, thus bending towards the center..Unifying

pedaling towards center. ie towards center

centurion

Short Definition : Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)

Definition
(noun) (ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers
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centurion -> century -> 100; thus it means a leader of 100 soldiers.

Sachin(Indian Cricket's army man) scored a blistering century @ the centurion to become a centurion watched by hundreds of spectators. Put all these together to get the meaning of the word

Centurion mattress remember one add is there... It leads all mattress...

Centurion sounds similar to centuries. Sachin leads the table with the most number of centuries scored.

saikia assamese surnames means having 100 soldiers under him. Same as centurion. There is one more assamese surname hazarika(bupen hazarika) who has 1000 soldiers under him.

cerebral

Short Definition : pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum

Definition
(adj) involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
Synonyms : intellectual
Example Sentence
  • a cerebral approach to the problem
  • cerebral drama
Definition
(adj) of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
Example Sentence
  • cerebral hemisphere
  • cerebral activity
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cereBRAINal

CEREBRAL ASSASIN

cerebration

Short Definition : thought; working of the brain

Definition
(noun) the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
Example Sentence
  • thinking always made him frown
  • she paused for thought
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cerebral refers to the brain ..so cerebration is the functioning of thoughts.

ceremonious

Short Definition : marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy

Definition
(adj) characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display
Synonyms : pompous
Definition
(adj) rigidly formal or bound by convention
Synonyms : conventional
Example Sentence
  • their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt
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in ceremony we often be formal

certitude

Short Definition : certainty

Definition
(noun) total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant
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certain in attitude.

Break the word as: CERTI-TUDE : thus attitude to get 1st position certificate i.e ; OVERCONFIDENCE ..

Certitude = Certain Attitude

certainly dude!!!

certitude - sari(ok in tamil) dude 100% true.

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