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vernacular

Short Definition : living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular

Definition
(noun) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Example Sentence
  • they don't speak our lingo
Definition
(noun) the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language) Definition
(adj) being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
Synonyms : common vulgar
Example Sentence
  • common parlance
  • a vernacular term
  • vernacular speakers
  • the vulgar tongue of the masses
  • the technical and vulgar names for an animal species
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vernacular

Vernacular- verna+cular---अपनी मातृभाषा में बात करो वरना(verna) तुम्हारे ऊपर कूलर(cular) पटक दिया जायेगा...:-)

Vernacular and particular have the same sounds....each region has its particular vernacular.

vernacular - verna--> verma--> verma ji ki language (abstruse punjabi) verma ji hi jaanein!

rhymes with Binocular,with Binocular you can see but can't hear the native language of a place

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Sounds like "ernaculam"..so local language of enraculam

vernacular:- Verna(letter) + cular(air conditioner):- The letter when you speaks give air conditioner like comfort that cools your body is only the everyone mother tongue.

vernal

Short Definition : pertaining to spring

Definition
(adj) suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
Synonyms : young youthful
Example Sentence
  • he is young for his age
Definition
(adj) of or characteristic of or occurring in spring
Example Sentence
  • the vernal equinox
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vernal

Ver (above) nal (tap of water) (in Marathi, Hindi) -- water falling from the tap which is above us like rain.

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VERNA(l)...Hyundai VERNA has a very powerful engine and an excellent pick up. It SPRINGS when accelerated.

Vernal is the opposite of primal. Vernal means something fresh,new, young, whereas primal means, the primitive (old).

This is for bio students, vernalisation is to do with flowering, so vernal can be connected to flowers and thus 'spring'

relate to Virginal mean fresh and pure reminds spring

vernal circle:spring summer autumn winter spring summer....

VERNAL also means pertaining to spring VER(up in marathi)...a thing that is pressed down and comes up is a SPRING

the new VERNA looks great... it has new features,fresh like "spring"

hundai verna launch new in spring season

Ver (fall, in punjabi) nal (tap of water) (in Hindi) -- water falling from the tap which is above us --so like a rain thus spring

Ver (true) nal (tap of water) -- water falling from the tap in reality(truly) like rain.

versatile

Short Definition : having many talents; capable of working in many fields; having many uses or functions; N. versatility

Definition
(adj) having great diversity or variety
Synonyms : various
Example Sentence
  • his various achievements are impressive
  • his vast and versatile erudition
Definition
(adj) changeable or inconstant
Example Sentence
  • versatile moods
Definition
(adj) competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another
Example Sentence
  • a versatile writer
Definition
(adj) able to move freely in all directions
Example Sentence
  • an owl's versatile toe can move backward and forward
  • an insect's versatile antennae can move up and down or laterally
  • a versatile anther of a flower moves freely in the wind
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for versatile

"Various Attires" or "Various Styles" ...means many forms

Versatile and mobile sound the same and they both mean, mobility (to be able to move).

Many talented working at NASA in various + satellite

vertebrate

Short Definition : having a backbone or spinal column; N: group of animals having a segmented spinal column

Definition
(noun) animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
Synonyms : craniate
Definition
(adj) having a backbone or spinal column
Example Sentence
  • fishes and amphibians and reptiles and birds and mammals are verbetrate animals
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vertebrate

Vertebrate (having a backbone) is the opposite of invertebrate (without a backbone).

vertex

Short Definition : summit; highest point; PL. vertices

Definition
(noun) the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure Definition
(noun) the highest point (of something)
Synonyms : acme apex peak
Example Sentence
  • at the peak of the pyramid
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vertex

vertex ..v er t X(cross) X = intersection of two lines.

VER+TEX- VADte(increasing) hue TAX have gone to highest point this year.

The upper vertex(corner) of the pyramid is its highest point.

vertigo

Short Definition : severe dizziness; giddiness

Definition
(noun) a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vertigo

sounds like WHERE-2-GO.. so when you dont know where to go, u feel a SEVERE DIZZINESS out of confusion

Vert represents height. When you look down from a great height, you tend to get dizzy.

VERT(vertical)GO(to go) u get dizziness

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Vertigo and tornado have something in common... they both, twirl. Vertigo twirls in your head, making you feel dizzy while a tornado comes like a twirling storm.

When u VERTIcally GO up to some height...u feel, head spinning round and unable to balance i.e DIZZINESS

travelling in vErtigo car in height will make you feel giddiness

vertigo: vert = vertcal , go = fall , so it is fear from falling vertically.

vertex+go.. that u are falling from a vertex .. means u r dizz..

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