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Short Definition : sad; solemn; suitable for a funeral

(adj) suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial
Synonyms : sepulchral
Example Sentence
  • funereal gloom
  • hollow sepulchral tones

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for funereal

funereal funeral
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by rajib205


Short Definition : frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury

(noun) an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
Synonyms : craze , cult , fad , furore , rage
Example Sentence
  • he always follows the latest fads
  • it was all the rage that season

(noun) a sudden outburst (as of protest)
Synonyms : furore

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for furor

fu + ror as roar...when does a person roar..when he is immensely angry or very excited
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by nehaMD

FAST and FURIOUS furor came from furious...
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by pankajgoyal

remember Hitler.. Fuhrer.. it was madness, commotion during his time
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by namaskar

sorry for slang: Fu=Fuck, ror=ruby on rails, so furor means I am very angry with ror programming
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by barek2k2

Fury+Roar.He in a great Fury hence roaring.
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by tapobratabag

Furor = Uproar is synonyms
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by onno manush


Short Definition : long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.

(noun) a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
(noun) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
Synonyms : crease , crinkle , line , seam , wrinkle
Example Sentence
  • his face has many lines
  • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

(verb) hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove
Synonyms : groove , rut
Example Sentence
  • furrow soil

(verb) make wrinkled or creased
Synonyms : crease , wrinkle
Example Sentence
  • furrow one's brow

(verb) cut a furrow into a columns
Synonyms : chamfer , chase

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for furrow

sounds like BURROW
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by bin

The rowed fur
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by ksameer_coep

sounds like faro(Tear) in hindi.its like taking a plough and tearing the earth.
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by tonymontana

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by deepak222


Short Definition : stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance

(adj) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
Synonyms : sneak , sneaky , stealthy , surreptitious
Example Sentence
  • a furtive manner
  • a sneak attack
  • stealthy footsteps
  • a surreptitious glance at his watch

(adj) secret and sly or sordid
Synonyms : backstair , backstairs
Example Sentence
  • backstairs gossip
  • his low backstairs cunning
  • backstairs intimacies
  • furtive behavior

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for furtive

One who is FARTive has to expel farts stealthily.
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by userdce

FURTIVE ..very close to FERTILE...SO when you are infertile you go for fertility treatment, which you keep SECRET from others, as you dont want people to know about your infertility.
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by preetisoni2411

FURtive.. cats have fur..they're stealthy
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by redeye

a fugitive has to leave furitively
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by jay_gandhi

Furtive sounds like 'FLIRT'ive.. So a flirtly look is always SNEAKY...!!! ;)
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by jammy4u

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by Rodeokinney

A furrow is a place for a fugitive to hide and be stealthy.
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by Rodeokinney

A fugitive (a person in hiding sought by law) is always furtive. Relate furtive with fugitive.
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by Srividya Srikumar

for thieves :so in order to steal thieves need to be stealthy and sneaky
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by laaptu


Short Definition : simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)

(noun) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
Synonyms : burst , salvo , volley
Example Sentence
  • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

(verb) attack with fusillade
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fusillade

'Fusion' bomb, a kind of nuclear bomb. So 'fusillade' is discharge of bombs.
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by jahidmasud

FUSE+LED - you may have seen FUSE used in household wiring made of LED, exploding like lightening.
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by userdce

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by sasi_711

Fussilade > Fussi(Phansi,atakna) + lade(lady) > So imagine a lady stuck in a suddenn simultaneous outbirst of missiles from two sides!
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by avinav

Fusillade = Fusil + lade
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by rizvi

fussilade ==> fasad In a fasad there is a lot of firing
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by jay_gandhi

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by sukhraj

FUSI(ll)ADE:fuse + parade.its a parade of fuses.
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by gre_10

"Fusion"+"Raid"->an atomic raid against somebody, outburst or firing of missiles,questions,etc.
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by melancholica

Fusillade=fire brigade ,incessant jets of water poured.
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by rakei

• Fusillade = fus (to pour) + ill+ ade ( as in lemonade) => To pour something rapidly that causes illness. Here it is the rapid discharge of firearms.
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by karthickv2006


Short Definition : union; coalition; V. fuse

(noun) an occurrence that involves the production of a union
Synonyms : merger , unification

(noun) the state of being combined into one body
Synonyms : coalition

(noun) the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words
(noun) a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
(noun) the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept
Synonyms : optical fusion

(noun) correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization
Synonyms : spinal fusion

(noun) the act of fusing (or melting) together
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fusion

Having problem with fission & fusion reaction? Fusion is the one with 'U' which stands for unite.
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by shadip

fusion = fuse is going to connect many circuit i.e come together.
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by shaktipada

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