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craven

Definition
(noun) an abject coward
Synonyms : poltroon recreant
Definition
(adj) lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
Synonyms : recreant
Example Sentence
  • the craven fellow turned and ran
  • a craven proposal to raise the white flag
  • this recreant knight
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craven -- is the opposite of 'brave'.

Craven sounds like Cita + RAVana => Ravana was a coward man!!! he proved it by taking away Cita/Sita in absence of Ram.

craven - relate with cave + in. You hide in cave if your are coward (in a jungle)

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one who keeps craving but doesn't do anything

cowards HAVE ALWAYS craven(LONGED FOR) FOR LOVE!

craven == crave sounds like grave .. grave makes you coward

c + raven (bird)...the craven cat was to afraid (coward) to chase the raven.

My friend Raven acts like she is confident and brave BUT she is just the opposite!

craven—crave+n CRAVE means to have a great desire for something, so CRAVEN means not having desire for something, so LACKING IN COURAGE, so CRAVEN, just take the N in opposite sense

c+ravan;see ravan acted cowardly by kidnapping seeta..

Craven with a c is opposite of brave with a b. Craven person too quickly starts thinking of grave.

credence

Definition
(noun) the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
Synonyms : acceptance
Example Sentence
  • he gave credence to the gossip
  • acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years
Definition
(noun) a kind of sideboard or buffet
Synonyms : credenza
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for credence

sounds like "confidence". If you have the confidence in someone, you have belief in him. People believe you after seeing your CREDENCE+tial = credential

CREDENCE: should be or is "cred"-ible

relate as Evidence : when u have evidence for something.then it has to be.."believable and should be accepted as true"

CRED means to believe so, credo, credible, credence, credit, credential, credulity, incredulous, creed, incredible all are associated with believe.

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credence is from credential...eg what are your credentials...i.e "trustworthiness"

sounds like credit...you give credit to some person when you have faith in him...or belief in him...credence means give credit by believing...

certain CREatures from forrest or outerspace DANCE well... that is supposed to be a BELIEF. :P

C(see)+REDance....I can see red flower even n a desert because I BELIEVE....

CREED+DANCE .... we creed in hrithik's dances, we know that he dance well...

C+re+dance Due to belief based on evidence Group C was asked to dance again. So they said C re dance

Credentials provide a basis for confidence of belief in someone. Credentials can help lend credibility and credence to a person's claims.

u give ur credentials to a person u BELIEVE in or have FAITH in.

crescendo

Definition
(noun) (music) a gradual increase in loudness Definition
(verb) grow louder
Example Sentence
  • The music crescendoes here
Definition
(adj) gradually increasing in volume
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for crescendo

divide it like cresc(sound like krish)+end..at the end of krish movie..when hrithik kills the villian..the intensity or the volume of music increses .which conveys the feeling.

crescent is moon...moon increases in size phase by phase..therefore crescendo is to increase in volume

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CRESCENDO - CR + ESCENDO (ASCEND) - ascend means a gradual rising...here it refers to an increase in volume.

do u know the organisation red crescent? the shape of curved moon in red crescent's symbol? so this moon's shape will be full in days step by step. And crescendo means gradual increase in the intensity

The crescent moon fills in more and more reaching a crescendo of being full.

another mnemonic:the climax or end of the krish movie is very good.

crescendo,sounds like"creep shadow", lets imagine, a shadow of a creepy person, saw it self in the mirror and started gradually screaming! " basically because he was scared from his own reflection" -creep shadow crescendo.

culpable

Definition
(adj) deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious
Example Sentence
  • blameworthy if not criminal behavior
  • censurable misconduct
  • culpable negligence
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culp( culprit)...so a culprit is always DESERVING OF BLAME FROM EVERYONE.

cal-p(e)-able, one who is "able" to postpone the work "kal-pe" or tomorrow , he "deserves blame" for the delay..!!

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culp-able [kalpna ki wajha] means who deserves the blame :: "Deserving Blame"

Culpable homicide = Punishable Offence

cupidity

Definition
(noun) extreme greed for material wealth
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cupidity

cupidity:look for CUPID HERE..cupid is the god of love. so cupidity means having an desire or greed for wealth. cupid-wealth-cupidity...greed for wealth.

CUP+IDLI+TEA....a person who wants cup full of wine,IDLI to eat and TEA is too GREEDY.............................

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imagine a Cupid who makes up the matches earning a lot of money by doing so...

Cupidity is stupidity...

cupidity = cup + hidi hidi means catch.. so greed

Salman Khan Movie Partner or Will Smith starrer Hitch They both, were "Cupid" earning money of it..

CUP(Prize) KA GREEDY

My cup runneth over with desire for wealth.

cupidity = cup + i + dity; have to give him more cups of sugar i.e he is greedy for wealth.

so what we thought about cupid as god or angel of Love, it turns out he was just a hoax fraud, he is really just greedy about money and wealth, his eyes are on money and no love

curmudgeon

Definition
(noun) a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas
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Cur-mud-geon Car mud main gone... to driver went bad tempered... i.e. curmudgeon..

(sir+mut+jiyo) means sir u have already become OLD so now ab mat jiyo.....

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like karamjali(old cantankerous lady)

think of a thick layer of mud on car... nothing affect it..stubborn

like Harbhajan, a bad tempered person

In telugu this guy is chadastapu musalodu. His wife will always say na kharma em jeevitham ra nayna

cur + mud + geon = kar + mud + g-one. recall g one from movie ra-one. he is a bad guy and we are asking him to kar mud (gandagi failao)

curtsy

Definition
(noun) bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
Synonyms : curtsey
Definition
(verb) bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting
Synonyms : curtsey
Definition
(verb) make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
Synonyms : bob
Example Sentence
  • She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand
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curtsy is the short form of COURTESY,meaning POLITENESS

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