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vainglorious

Short Definition : boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity

Definition
(adj) feeling self-importance
Synonyms : big , swelled
Example Sentence
  • too big for his britches
  • had a swelled head
  • he was swelled with pride

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vainglorious

all your glorious achievements are in vain if you boast about them.
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by ashay.ut

'vain' means thinking too highly of oneself; so 'vainglorious' means one feeling glorious about oneself
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by Born2GRE

vainglorious : BOASTFUL jab se Yuvraj Singh ne 20-20 me glorious kamgiri ki hai tab se woh bahut zyada vain [extra]glorious ho gaya hai.
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by sybarite

vain= unsuccessful. glorious=magnificent, greatness. making false glory. meaning boosting and self concieted
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by wordsmania

valediction

Short Definition : saying farewell; expression of leave-taking

Definition
(noun) a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
Definition
(noun) the act of saying farewell
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for valediction

Valediction comes from validity i.e. expiry of something...which is the end or pertaining to a farewell of something.
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by nikhilgirdhar

valediction is similar to validation, which means following appropriate formalities.
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by it's_me

vanidiction=benediction (Means bestowing good words on someone)
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by LokeshM

Reception (the act of receiving) is the opposite of valediction (farewell).
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by pushpa_edit

He cried out "Vamoose!" at his valediction.
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by melstra

valedictory

Short Definition : pertaining to farewell; N: farewell address (esp. at graduation exercises)

Definition
(noun) a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
Definition
(adj) of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell
Example Sentence
  • a valedictory address
  • valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course
  • a suitable valedictory gesture

Definition
(adj) of a speech expressing leave-taking
Example Sentence
  • a valedictory address

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for valedictory

vale= be well (as in goodbye take care)+ dictory= words, so farewell speech
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by omganesh

valid

Short Definition : logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport

Definition
(adj) well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
Example Sentence
  • a valid inference
  • a valid argument
  • a valid contract

Definition
(adj) still legally acceptable
Example Sentence
  • the license is still valid

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for valid

Valid (logical) is like solid (strong)... give me one solid reason to prove, that, what you are saying is valid.
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by pushpa_edit

validate

Short Definition : make valid; confirm; ratify

Definition
(verb) declare or make legally valid
Synonyms : formalise , formalize

Definition
(verb) prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something
Definition
(verb) give evidence for
Synonyms : corroborate

Definition
(verb) make valid or confirm the validity of
Example Sentence
  • validate a ticket

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for validate

Validate and generate have the same rhyming sound...validate is to check the validity of and generate is, to bring into existence.
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by pushpa_edit

valor

Short Definition : bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave

Definition
(noun) the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
Example Sentence
  • he showed great heroism in battle
  • he received a medal for valor

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for valor

valor resembles "jailer" who is very brave as he has to deal with notorious criminals. valor==jailer
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by nikhilgirdhar

valor rhymes with sailor, who are used by kings to fight from sea side & they are very courageous.
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by omganesh

Valor sounds like vellore university.... its really courageous decision to take drop and to study for its entrance.......
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by rahulbest

Change valor into vallant. Vallant=Gallant, both meaning courageous, brave.
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by pushpa_edit

valor :: warrior so he must sow bravery
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by akshi

Seinfeld: Remember when george saved a whales life? just to show that he is marine biologist.... that was vailor or vailant
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by friendofafriend

Sergeant VALERI of this TV show is a brave woman
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by NelsonNishanth

Valor=Rathore.Sounds similar.In Rowdy Rathore Akshay Kumar is BRAVE(VALOR)
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by LokeshM

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