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verve

Short Definition : enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor

Definition
(noun) an energetic style
Synonyms : vitality
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Opposite is nerve (nervous)

verve ... sounds life river which flow with enthusiasm

there is a magazine called "verve"...we often use the term vervy..

serve is an enthusiast art learn from literature

some1 who has a nerve to do lively and rich things

verve origin is from vigor... so vigor to serve is verve

vestige

Short Definition : trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion

Definition
(noun) an indication that something has been present
Synonyms : shadow tincture trace
Example Sentence
  • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
  • a tincture of condescension
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think of in + vestigate, where we look for traces or remains of something.

sounds like wastage which is the remains of something.

think of prestige... the historical monuments that are still there are a vestige

Think if Investigation. While investigating, one traces truth

sound like wastage....appendix in human beings is a wastage coz its of no use....hence VESTIGE

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like vestigial organs are trace elements of evolution

Vestige ... make it vestigial and compare it to journal. They both refer to a record or trace of something.

veto

Short Definition : vested power to reject a bill; exercise of this right; V: prevent or forbid by exercising the power of veto

Definition
(noun) a vote that blocks a decision Definition
(noun) the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature) Definition
(verb) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
Synonyms : blackball negative
Example Sentence
  • The President vetoed the bill
Definition
(verb) command against
Example Sentence
  • I forbid you to call me late at night
  • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
  • Dad nixed our plans
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Veto and vote are opposites. Veto is to prohibit,disallow, while vote means, to approve, give consent.

in Indian idol2010 judges used their VETO power to save one of the contestants from being kicked out

pota act in india - power to arrest terrorist

vex

Short Definition : annoy; distress

Definition
(verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
Example Sentence
  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
Definition
(verb) disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
Synonyms : worry
Example Sentence
  • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me
Definition
(verb) change the arrangement or position of Definition
(verb) subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation
Example Sentence
  • vex the subject of the death penalty
Definition
(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to
Example Sentence
  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vex

very similar to wax....and LADIES go for waxing, even though it is a very painful and annoying process.

Vex and perplex both mean, to confuse.

Vex and sex..both are confusing :p

vex : v = very , ex = extrime. anything very extreme is annoying.

V think of our EX, it makes us disturb, irritated and annoys us

viable

Short Definition : capable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable; Ex. viable scheme

Definition
(adj) capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are Definition
(adj) capable of life or normal growth and development
Example Sentence
  • viable seeds
  • a viable fetus
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SURVIVABLE ! got it?

vi(VIV=LIFE) + ABLE....so some one who is ABLE to live his LIFE.

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via = through or way.... , able = possible..... so its something possible by a certain way or not! :)

via-way : so there is a way, so possible..

vi+able—vi(we) are able to do this, i.e., feasible

Viable (to survive)and reviveable (to give new life or strength).

vi: vision able: capable of able to see means able to live.

viand

Short Definition : food; CF. live

Definition
(noun) a choice or delicious dish
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for viand

"Vindu" in Telugu means "feast". Viand sounds close to "vindu"

sounds like via hand..wat goes to stomach via hand is food..

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Y - AND : If it's a CHOICE OR DELICIOUS DISH, you wont ask yourself "Y" "AND" wont wait before eating

Viand and mind... If you do not eat good food (viand), you will not have a healthy mind.

well sorry for this.. but relate it to gand.. jo khana(food)khate ho,vo gand se nikalta hai..

Viyanthu means to get awe inspired. Astonished looking at the great food.

viand....why+anda(egg)...why do we eat egg because it's delicious

viand ~ band (band in hindi means Strike) ... so when there is a strike(because of communal tensions/politics etc..) in your city ...you should have enough viand to survive for that period to survive :)

viand = y end? WE CAN STILL EAT FOOD AND LIVE ON........

Vi(Wine) and......

viand : vi = very , and d = delicious that is food.

Bindu ... aacha khanna banati hai kon hai ye bindu

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