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proximity

Short Definition : nearness; ADJ. proximate

Definition
(noun) the property of being close together
Synonyms : propinquity
Definition
(noun) the region close around a person or thing Definition
(noun) a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit
Synonyms : law of proximity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for proximity

remember approximate (close to result) ap(to towards)+ proximity (close)..

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proxim root word meaning closeness,nearness. it is also found in word approximate that is closest value

proxy

Short Definition : authorized agent; authority to act for another

Definition
(noun) a person authorized to act for another
Synonyms : placeholder procurator
Definition
(noun) a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for proxy

heard of proxy servers? ..they act for other servers, to connect us to the desired website...

sorry, i have made a wrong analogy before...proxy servers act as a proxy for connecting to the websites we need..they act as proxies for the desired websites(not servers)

prude

Short Definition : excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety

Definition
(noun) a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
Synonyms : puritan
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prude

Can be thought as an antonym of CRUDE. Also, when crude oil is refined we get PURE oil and hence it can be called PURITAN also.

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p+rude -> jo peekar rude ho jaaye but he is actually not rude but prude

a person who is easily shocked by rude things esp those of sexual type

p+rude....Phelay RUDE tha , ab bahut PRUDE hogaya hai...kaisay?...malum nahi.............:D

p+rude=rude because he is a excessively moderate and proper.

prudent

Short Definition : cautious; careful; prudential

Definition
(adj) careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
Example Sentence
  • a prudent manager
  • prudent rulers
  • prudent hesitation
  • more prudent to hide than to fight
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prudent

sounds like president; a president is always a wise or just person

we all know ICICI Prudential insurance.. so we can think of thoughtful decision taken by having a insurance policy...

germs are careful (prudent) of pepsodent(tooth paste)

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sounds like student who should always be cautious about assignments and projects.

Prude people are very prudent .. They do not want to sound offensive to anybody ..

A student who is prudent will always be successful.

prudent sound like pepsodent toothpaste which protect teeth carefully

prudent sounds like "proud student".... so very wise and caefull

prudent toothpaste carefully protects the teeth

prudential sound like credential so when u give ur credential to anyone ur very cautious and careful...

pepsodant- sensible toothbrush

prudent-you must choose pepsodent as a toothpaste because your teeths are sensible and u must be careful

we need a prudent President. _ i.e. someone who show care and thought for our future

prune

Short Definition : cut away; trim

Definition
(noun) dried plum Definition
(verb) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
Example Sentence
  • dress the plants in the garden
Definition
(verb) weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
Example Sentence
  • We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prune

Rhymes with SALOON, where barber CUT(TRIM) our hair...

prone to a cut

prune >> pony Girls have a pony because they cant cut their hair

prurient

Short Definition : having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire

Definition
(adj) characterized by lust
Example Sentence
  • eluding the lubricious embraces of her employer
  • her sensuous grace roused his lustful nature
  • prurient literature
  • prurient thoughts
  • a salacious rooster of a little man
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prurient

pure i aint

Prurient--Pure??I am not (ent). pure-eh??-nt

opposite of being prude

Puri the ENT doc is more interested in his female patient's boobs .. His eyes always show his lust ..

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poori ant = i will have sex with poori ant. just to learn the word....

bayezid is a prurient

having not PURE thoughts...lustful thoughts

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