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Short Definition : unpredictable; fickle

(adj) changeable
Synonyms : freakish
Example Sentence
  • a capricious summer breeze
  • freakish weather

(adj) determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
Synonyms : impulsive , whimsical
Example Sentence
  • a capricious refusal
  • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
  • the victim of whimsical persecutions

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for capricious

ca(CAR) + PRIC(PRICE)...PRICE OF cars nowadays is becoming unpredictable with the launch of Tata's 1 lakh car.
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by preetisoni2411

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by viren

Capricorn the goat(zodiac symbol) is capricious
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by machinist

if u wear Capri(a dress, also called 3/4th) in place of formal dress, it will be UNPREDICTABLE, ERRATIC.
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by Administrator

Wearing a ricious cap (cap full of cooked rice=capricious)? Angry?
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by sanjeev

CAPricious- CAP rounds (for entrance of medical or engg. courses) are so impredictable
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by rohan88

cap of himesh reshammiya is very PRECIOUS he would be unpredictable when its stolen
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by leontk.ltk

A cowboy rides into town. He goes into the general store to buy a new pair of jeans. He impulsively changes mind and buys CAPRI-Pants instead. Now that's capricious!
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by logintel

part of this word is "Capri".. usually capri's are low waist... its very unpredictable when it may fall of ur waist.. its so loose..
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by RajeshBorkar

CA(calcium)is precious is not predictable when our teeth weakens
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by joxeusindia

It sounds like cap-riches. Imagine a guy at a casino with his cap under where the money comes out of a slot machine. You never know the outcome of the slot machine. He might not get anything or he might get riches.
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by singha

Being Capricious is not facetious because it happens on a whim.
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by Yank


Short Definition : (of a boat) turn over

(verb) overturn accidentally
Synonyms : turn turtle , turtle
Example Sentence
  • Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for capsize

if u want to know the size of a cap (which is generally present inside the cap), we need to overturn it to see the size
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by namaskar

what is ur cap size. Matlab teri pagdi mein kitna dam hai means how much is the turn over.
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by cp.jethani

If you want to see the size of Cappal(Ship in tamil) the u need to turn it over
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by xecutive


Short Definition : title; chapter heading; text under illustration

(noun) taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument
Example Sentence
  • a mere caption unworthy of a reply

(noun) translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
Synonyms : subtitle

(noun) brief description accompanying an illustration
Synonyms : legend

(verb) provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for caption

Interesting Caption all the time captures our attention
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by Liliya


Short Definition : faultfinding; too critical

(adj) tending to find and call attention to faults
Synonyms : faultfinding
Example Sentence
  • a captious pedant
  • an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for captious

First word that comes to mind -Captain, who will always find and call attention to Faults which must be altered.
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by sriharisharma

simiar to CAUTIOUS...cautious people FIND FAULTS in things
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by findktk

CAPTION--ppl who supervise and copyright the CAPTIONs of good TV Ads ae particularly perfectionist and fault finding
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by soumen

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by madness

CAPTION+ous so caption is one which is catchy. so a captious person always tries to pick faults in others,FAULTFINDING.
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by daringdavin

Captured by her attack on my character, I was trapped in an argument with her.
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by Marise

Captions...when you give too many CAPTIONS(comments) on you friend's photos, you try to find faults
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by nileshdive

we generally give captions or names to people if we find fault with Mr. stupidity etc.,
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by sai dasika

Imagine a ships CAPTAIN yelling, "Swab the decks ye scurvy scum!"
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by dshefman

if ur CAUTIOUS U will not do faults.
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by gdabli

CAPPI TEA polirikunnu ennu objection paranju athu ozhivakki CAPTIOUS = tending to find silly faults
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by biotechlover

its sort of like keere nikaalna. A captious person makes you cautious forcibly.
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by fahad18g

capture your faults to make you cautious
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by fahad18g


Short Definition : glass water bottle; decanter

(noun) a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water
Synonyms : decanter

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for carafe

try to remember it as coffee + cafe .....
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by saisujithreddy

the word resembles cafe which is brewed in a carafe.
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by sriharisharma

Glass water bottle is in car safe while driving
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by sansecretcp


Short Definition : shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)

(noun) hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
Synonyms : cuticle , shell , shield

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for carapace

car + space....where do you have space in the car, at the back which is always the meaning is a shell covering the back.
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by imajeeth

CARRY-PACE - the PACE of the turtule (animal with a hard shell) is slow because it has to CARRY its HARD SHELL
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by prasad.sharath

kada + peeth which means "hard back"
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by mercenary

The hard outer covering (CARAPACE) of billiard balls is what allows them to CAROM off of one another.
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by dshefman

carapace - a carapace is meant to care for the base
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by shalnew

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