Fear and fearless

craven
(adj)
CRAY-vǝn
Meaning

cowardly

1st Sample Sentence

What? The captain abandoned his sinking ship before the passengers had been safely evacuated? What a craven act!

Root

crepare (to crack, creak) (Latin)

Synonyms

craven, pusillanimous, timorous

Antonyms

audacious, intrepid

Mnemonics

one who keeps craving but doesn't do anything craven - relate with cave + in. You hide in cave if your are coward (in a jungle) 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.

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