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

(adj) (of liquids) clouded as with sediment
Synonyms : cloudy , mirky , muddy , turbid
Example Sentence
  • a cloudy liquid
  • muddy coffee
  • murky waters

(adj) dark or gloomy
Synonyms : mirky
Example Sentence
  • a murky dungeon
  • murky rooms lit by smoke-blackened lamps

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for murky

in telugu "murki" means dirty,so dirty is obviously dark
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by dvk_2005

look for the hindi word mur..murtyu..means death when someone who is on his /her death him/her life will appear DARK AND GLOOMY. there all means of living have ended. basically taken from myrkr means dark, darkness
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by preetisoni2411

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

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

sounds like "darky"
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by cp.jethani

murky = mu(munsoon)+r(rainy)+ ky (sky) = which is dark and gloomy
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by rajpt_007

sounds like nark(hell)-dark n gloomy
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by ashleyswift

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

sound like dirty and blurry, which it is!
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by Enigmaticguitar

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

sounds milky .. which is hazy, unclear or vague
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murky - if some1 in ure lie dies, ure life becomes dark and gloomy
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by friendofafriend

u generally lurk in dark places
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by friendofafriend


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

(noun) a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
(noun) a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
Synonyms : murmur vowel

(noun) an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves
(noun) a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
(verb) speak softly or indistinctly
Example Sentence
  • She murmured softly to the baby in her arms

(verb) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
Synonyms : croak , gnarl , grumble , mutter
Example Sentence
  • she grumbles when she feels overworked


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

(noun) in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science
(noun) the source of an artist's inspiration
Example Sentence
  • Euterpe was his muse

(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
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by sherykhann

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

I am aMUSEd by his poem, they are inspirational
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by raman_dec

chocolate mouse makes us muse
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by elixir

Because of MUSE people get inspired and build lavish AMUSEMENT parks
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by nileshdive

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

MUSE about the NEWS!
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by ali_aj


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

(adj) resembling the smell of musk


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

(noun) a gathering of military personnel for duty
Example Sentence
  • he was thrown in the brig for missing muster

(noun) compulsory military service
(verb) gather or bring together
Synonyms : come up , muster up , rally , summon
Example Sentence
  • muster the courage to do something
  • she rallied her intellect
  • Summon all your courage

(verb) call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for muster

try rhyming it with "cluster" almost means the same..
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by muffisoni

muster : students assemble in class for "MASTER"
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by nsajan

Muster the seeds to get the mustard oil.
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by nupur10000

muster - every1 must come ie, gather through order forcefully
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by nikhilnitc

We must muster the courage to speak against the music master.
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by nupur10000


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

(adj) covered with or smelling of mold
Synonyms : moldy , mouldy
Example Sentence
  • moldy bread
  • a moldy (or musty) odor

(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..
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by muffisoni

we MUST EAT the food before it becomes MUSTY
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by usairforce1985

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

musty ~= mustard-y :Smelling badly like mustard
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by bugmenot

Musty smell from dusty basti.
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by nupur10000

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