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murky

Short Definition : dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom

Definition
(adj) (of liquids) clouded as with sediment
Synonyms : cloudy mirky muddy turbid
Example Sentence
  • a cloudy liquid
  • muddy coffee
  • murky waters
Definition
(adj) dark or gloomy
Synonyms : mirky
Example Sentence
  • a murky dungeon
  • murky rooms lit by smoke-blackened lamps
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in telugu "murki" means dirty,so dirty is obviously dark

look for the hindi word mur..murtyu..means death ..so when someone who is on his /her death bed..to him/her life will appear DARK AND GLOOMY. ..as there all means of living have ended. basically taken from myrkr means dark, darkness

murky - Nurky i.e. like a nurk (hell)

Murky > Murgi? Murgi bhaag gayi, couldn't catch it because it was > Dark, gloomy, vague, thick with fog! Actually visibility kum the yaar!

sounds like "darky"

murky = mu(munsoon)+r(rainy)+ ky (sky) = which is dark and gloomy

sounds like nark(hell)-dark n gloomy

murky=mur+ky -mud+key...if key of ur bike falls in mud n u lose it then it is definitely going depress u.

sound like dirty and blurry, which it is!

murky-> murgi, if you murgi dies you will be gloomy.

sounds milky .. which is hazy, unclear or vague

murky - if some1 in ure lie dies, ure life becomes dark and gloomy

u generally lurk in dark places

murmur

Short Definition : low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble

Definition
(noun) a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech Definition
(noun) a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
Synonyms : murmur vowel
Definition
(noun) an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves Definition
(noun) a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone Definition
(verb) speak softly or indistinctly
Example Sentence
  • She murmured softly to the baby in her arms
Definition
(verb) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
Synonyms : croak gnarl grumble mutter
Example Sentence
  • she grumbles when she feels overworked

muse

Short Definition : ponder at length; N: source of inspiration (esp. of a poet)

Definition
(noun) in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science Definition
(noun) the source of an artist's inspiration
Example Sentence
  • Euterpe was his muse
Definition
(verb) reflect deeply on a subject
Example Sentence
  • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
  • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
  • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for muse

Museums contain things which cause you to reflect deeply

MUSEum consist of historic things by seeing them, we think deeply

I am aMUSEd by his poem, they are inspirational

chocolate mouse makes us muse

Because of MUSE people get inspired and build lavish AMUSEMENT parks

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muse-The film Three Idiots apart from amusing us also inspires us

MUSE about the NEWS!

musky

Short Definition : having the odor of musk; N. musk: odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer

Definition
(adj) resembling the smell of musk

muster

Short Definition : gather; assemble (troops); Ex. muster up one's strength for the ordeal; N.

Definition
(noun) a gathering of military personnel for duty
Example Sentence
  • he was thrown in the brig for missing muster
Definition
(noun) compulsory military service Definition
(verb) gather or bring together
Example Sentence
  • muster the courage to do something
  • she rallied her intellect
  • Summon all your courage
Definition
(verb) call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.
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try rhyming it with "cluster" almost means the same..

muster : students assemble in class for "MASTER"

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Muster the seeds to get the mustard oil.

muster - every1 must come ie, gather through order forcefully

We must muster the courage to speak against the music master.

musty

Short Definition : stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist

Definition
(adj) covered with or smelling of mold
Synonyms : moldy mouldy
Example Sentence
  • moldy bread
  • a moldy (or musty) odor
Definition
(adj) stale and unclean smelling
Synonyms : frowsty fusty
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for musty

stale and old thing catch dust.. hence become "dusty".. it rhymes with musty..

we MUST EAT the food before it becomes MUSTY

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musty rhymes with musti(for begger): what do u give for musti stale food

musty ~= mustard-y :Smelling badly like mustard

Musty smell from dusty basti.

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