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construe

Short Definition :

Definition
(verb) make sense of; assign a meaning to
Synonyms : interpret , see
Example Sentence
  • What message do you see in this letter?
  • How do you interpret his behavior?

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for construe

e.g. if i construe your message correctly...
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by ksubbian

you need to CONcentrate to decode TRUe messages.
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by ashay.ut

KAUN+TRUE- let me know WHO is truely speaking.- judge said
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by userdce

construe = (cons)ider it is (true)...so we interpret something by ourselves
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by atiffva

Concentrate true to decide her feelings.
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by lakshmihs

Construe the abstruse concept.
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by shadip

cons.+true....concentrate on all of your friends action, because you need to give A TRUE EXPLANATION.........TO the monitor.
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by preetisoni2411

'const'rue->if a constant appears while doing maths IT IS UNDERSTOOD that it doesnt change the value
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by Ani

contentious

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
Example Sentence
  • a style described as abrasive and contentious
  • a disputatious lawyer
  • a litigious and acrimonious spirit

Definition
(adj) involving or likely to cause controversy
Example Sentence
  • a central and contentious element of the book

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contentious

Contentious- (Contender+Serious) One who takes competition too serious always fights and quarrels)
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by Oooops

Remember as non-contented. One who is not contented is always quarrelsome.
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by viren

contentious=content+tious(relate with malicious)..i.e. malicious content which pertains to argumentive or contravercial content..its so easy...right..?:)
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by sandeep4386

Sounds like (Contagious)-The person/people/group who is causing controversy/ quarrelsome is contagious to our society
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by NandhakishoreChitturi

If everyone around you is content and you are not, you might start thinking of something to make them less happy.
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by Kelli0688

Content+ious(ewww!U.S) If the "content" in an article is aimed at making the "U.S" look "eww" or bad, then that article will be controversial.
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by solracselbor

Crying in front of everybody can cause conspiracy!
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by Anji27

Sounds like (Contagious)-The person/people/group who is causing controversy/ quarrelsome is contagious to our society
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by NandhakishoreChitturi

Contentious can be broken in content+chi(Hindi meaning shit).So if you call someone's project content as chi he will be argumentative and ready to fight with you because he disagrees with you.
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by tuubow

If a contender is serious then they are always ready to fight.
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by Rodeokinney

con+tent+us:con is quarreling with us for the tent
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by laaptu

CONTENTIOUS: CON(who)+TEN people+ THE (where)+VO(there)- he is such a Querulous person, he was asking for all 10 hoodlums who where involved in fighting.
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by apoorvadubey

CONTENT + VICOUS(deliberately harmful) - Hence controvertial
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by vocabIsFun

A person who contains more money , name and fame will be in controversy, dispute and has the tendency to argue.
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by lakshmihs

Think "contender"--> One who is a competitor. A very competitive contender might become quarrelsome and argumentative.
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by KOGrad

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by Anji27

With tensions
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by karenrw

the one who doesnt have any CONTENT (matter) with him tries to QUERREL and win the arguments
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by ysrinivas2k

Content with bad intentions
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by omgblueex3

"Derived from CONTEND" Ye jantey huay ke khud ghalti per ho CONTEND kartey jao ge to CONTENTIOUS ban jao ge :)
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by smkrali

contrite

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
Synonyms : remorseful , rueful , ruthful

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contrite

SPLIT AS cont (COUNT) - rite (RIGHT). COUNT THE CASH RIGHT, ELSE YOU WILL REGRET IT.
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by viren

for being a conTRITE i.e lacking originality ,i REGRET
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by imajeeth

can't(CONT) I did it right(RITE)... so regretful
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by Pushkar_Tripathi

CON ( a convict or con artist ) TRITE ( hackneyed ) ... A con starts to regret things only if he is being caught again and again !
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by adi0989

I feel contrite because I didn't do it right...
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by Yank

CONT+RITE= Cant + right= I regret that I cant do anything rite.
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by KshitijKhurana

count right otherwise contrite
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by mmi

one who counts right feels pain for wrong thing done by him
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by dhiru

This is for Spanish speakers. CON is with, and TRITE sounds like the Spanish word triste, meaning sad. So "with sadness" is contrite.
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by viciousvegetable

Contrite = Coulnd't right or couldn't be righteous
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by swang012

if u do not regret ur mistake i will pull ur "kaan(con)" tight(trite)
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by sandeep10au

he said i cant do it right..he is very remorseful,sad now
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by t3rmin4t0r

Contrite -- co + nitrite conversion of nitrite... He filled with a sense of guilt for not able to perform nitrite conversions
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by Administrator

contrite sounds like CAN WRITE..I'm so Sorry(expressing pain for offenses)that i CAN even WRITE it down on a paper.
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by paula_3004

contrived

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) showing effects of planning or manipulation
Example Sentence
  • a novel with a contrived ending

Definition
(adj) artificially formal
Synonyms : artificial , hokey , stilted
Example Sentence
  • that artificial humility that her husband hated
  • contrived coyness
  • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
  • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contrived

Contrived=Derived
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by ria_anu123

recollecting the game contra as in it was artificial
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by ashu6191

contrived = cont. (continue) + tried; After continue try the artificial format of human logis come with artificial Intelligence.
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by shaktipada

Con+trived=cant+tried i.e.one cant try to cheat
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by pp

contumacious

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient
Example Sentence
  • a contumaceous witness is subject to punishment

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contumacious

(In Hindi language) Break the word as CON - TU - MA - CI- OUS n tat can be read as Kaun Tu Ma Ki one who says this is disobedient
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by puranik

kaun(CON) hai tu (TU) , jiski mein (MA) sunu (cious),,, thus the persion is disobideint and obstinate
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by saurabhkumar87

contumacious..taking the tum(my) part..generally police people having big tummy doesn't work
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by sai dasika

CONTUMACIOUS=CONTRARY+REBELLIOUS. (Rebelliously disobedient)
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by dshefman

Contumacious = one hardass contaminates all fun
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by cheesefries

contu(contrary to,stubbornly disobedient) + macious (malicious)
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by sainareen

continue to make a racous as an insubordinate rebel
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by Marise

with (con) tumult and viciousness they overthrew the city
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by karenrw

con(tradiction)+ tu(to) + macious(mission)malicous, as a person (aspersion) who is rebellious, insubordinate
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by pacdee

contumacious,can be split as KAUN TUMHARI MA,when someone fingers towards ur mother u become disobident towards then and starts resisting them.
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by gdabli

CON + tu + MALICIOUS >>> CON yane CRIMINAL and MALACIOUS.. both break authority and are disobedient..
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by RajeshBorkar

contumacious : cont(continous) + um(umpire) + aci (acid) + o(on) + us; i.e continously umpire giving wrong decision against us he is morally corrupt.
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by shaktipada

CONTUMACEOUS = CONDOM + USE = WHEN SHE SAID, HE IS RECALCITRANT NOT TO USE.
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by biotechlover

con+to+Mac+ious.. No windows.. only MAc!!
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by zj44j

contusion

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
Synonyms : bruise

Definition
(noun) the action of bruising
Example Sentence
  • the bruise resulted from a contusion

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contusion

contusion - in TUITION i got several hits(BRUISES) beccause i din do homework
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by rhasan

Con+ tuition = going to tuitions in the childhood was hidden pain.
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by lakshmihs

while i was going to conTUTION i got myself hurt i.e BRUISED
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by imajeeth

contusion = cont (cant ) + us (ooz)when your bruised
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by sat_jag

tusion sounds like tution...so in tution teacher hurt/injure a child as he doesn't complete his homework
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by er.amit.1jan

contusion = con (who) + tusion ( tution); As your teacher felt accident yesterday who will teach for the next one month.
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by shaktipada

Contusion sounds like the sound you make when you hit the ground.
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by ImaniOU

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