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truculence

Short Definition : aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce

Definition
(noun) obstreperous and defiant aggressiveness
Synonyms : truculency

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for truculence

truc(sound like truck) + cull(means to kill animals) + ance(hence).. the truck driver culled some of the animal while driving, hence the villagers are angry with him and are agressively barring him from entering the village.
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by preetisoni2411

sounds like turbulent means property of being wild i.e. showing aggressiveness.
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by sagarbudavi

A truculent person will tell you to "TRUCK" off
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by tymothy

sounds very similar to DRACULA which is damn aggressive
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by jammy4u

TRUCULENCE = desTRUCtive defiANCE.
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by dshefman

TRUCULENCE -> TRUCK. A TRUCK is difficult to move like a TRUCULENT person is difficult to change.
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by dshefman

focus on first part.....relate it to trout.......an old lady who fights.....and hence she is very aggresive.
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by preetisoni2411

divide into...t+ruc(sounds like ruck....means group of people fighting....only when used as noun)+lence...(sounds like lens)now
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by preetisoni2411

TRUCULENCE and DEFIANCE are rhyming words with a similar meaning. Both the words mean - to be defiant (someone who does not listen to others and does what pleases him) and aggressive.
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by pushpa_edit

Truculence ==> Truck + Fence . imagine a truck hitting a fence of a farm and the farm owner getting very aggressive on truck driver. :P
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by chandu24

truculence - True - Cool - lency = nowadays teenagers things it is truly cool to just be defiant and aggressive
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by shalnew

if u play SSBBrawl, you will know that Ike is a "truck" and that his attacks are quite aggressive
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by Suikurai

because of the driver's truculence, a crash between a TRUCK & an AMBULANCE happened.
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by shbf

truism

Short Definition : self-evident truth

Definition
(noun) an obvious truth
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for truism

TRUISM = TRUI(TRUE) + SM(SELF MADE) => self evident truth
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by rsakthivelece

TRUISM and AXIOM have a similar sound and meaning. The words describe a statement or a principle that is generally taken to be true.
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by pushpa_edit

truncate

Short Definition : cut the top off; shorten

Definition
(verb) replace a corner by a plane
Definition
(verb) approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one
Example Sentence
  • truncate a series

Definition
(verb) make shorter as if by cutting off
Synonyms : cut short
Example Sentence
  • truncate a word
  • Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains

Definition
(adj) terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off
Synonyms : truncated
Example Sentence
  • a truncate leaf
  • truncated volcanic mountains
  • a truncated pyramid

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for truncate

trunc(TRUNK) + cate(CUT).....when you CUT the TRUNK OF THE tree, by cutting the top off, you make it SHORT.
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by preetisoni2411

trunCAT(NEAR TO CUT)+E.......and when you CUT something ,YOU SHORTEN things.
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by preetisoni2411

TRUNK+ATE-shorten
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by userdce

TRUNCATE or ABBREVIATE which are rhyming words, mean, to cut something short, to make precise or shorten.
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by pushpa_edit

Cut short to fit in a trunk(Box)= Trunk+Cut
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by shadip

trunk

Short Definition : main wooden stem of a tree; human body excluding the head and limbs; torso; prehensile nose of an elephant

Definition
(noun) the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
Synonyms : bole , tree trunk

Definition
(noun) luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage
Definition
(noun) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
Synonyms : body , torso
Example Sentence
  • they moved their arms and legs and bodies

Definition
(noun) compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools
Example Sentence
  • he put his golf bag in the trunk

Definition
(noun) a long flexible snout as of an elephant
Synonyms : proboscis

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trunk

TRUNK and STUMP...Only the Stump (a part of the Trunk and the roots) of the tree remained after the rest of it had been chopped down.
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by pushpa_edit

trunk we know is the main part of a tree, and hence it is also the main part of our body
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by friendofafriend

tryst

Short Definition : meeting arranged by lovers; arrangement between lovers to meet

Definition
(noun) a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex
Synonyms : rendezvous

Definition
(noun) a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)
Synonyms : assignation

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tryst

TRY TO MEET SECRETLY the girl told her boyfriend. TRYST = try to meet secretly.
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by arulmozhi

TRYST-->TRUST. You TRUST ur lover & so u make a TRYST (secret meeting)with him or her.
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by Saquib

lovers need to trust each other
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

try+st(something);Lovers meet in the evening to try something interesting!!!:P
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by 0m3gA

TRYST(people who try in my sense).... TRYST is a place where lovers come and they try all possible things to satisfy their carnal desires....
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by nileshdive

tryst with destiny is are the famous word by jawaharalal nehru. "Meet with destiny" it means
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by prabhukaranki

TRYST an ASSENT (to say yes, to agree) - Agree to an arrangement of meeting ( a rendezvous) between lovers.
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by pushpa_edit

tumid

Short Definition : (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous

Definition
(adj) ostentatiously lofty in style
Example Sentence
  • a man given to large talk
  • tumid political prose

Definition
(adj) abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
Synonyms : intumescent , puffy , tumescent , turgid
Example Sentence
  • hungry children with bloated stomachs
  • he had a grossly distended stomach
  • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
  • swollen hands
  • tumescent tissue
  • puffy tumid flesh

Definition
(adj) of sexual organs; stiff and rigid
Synonyms : erect

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tumid

tumid has the first three letters common with TUMOUR, which is a swollen mass or ball of cells. So tumid is swollen, or distended.
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by tenzingocha

i go with tenzingocha..but u get confused with other words starting with TUM..so consider TUMID= TUMMY(stomach)+EXPANDED
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by ajitvarma

tum(y)is bulged in id(festival)
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by u.roopesh

TUMID and EXPANDED refer to something swollen or bulging out.
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by pushpa_edit

tummy....is swollen.
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by ritu1018

TUMID= Tummy + Increasing + Daily so swollen or distended
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by mathrushree

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