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vilify

Short Definition : slander; speak evil of; N. vilification

Definition
(verb) spread negative information about
Synonyms : rail revile vituperate
Example Sentence
  • The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vilify

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Vilify (to speak ill of) is to make someone out to be a villain

Vilify (to defame someone) is the opposite of glorify (to praise someone highly).

Just assume "vil(villain)+ify " who always slander or speaks evil against hero.

vile + ify = vilify

vindicate

Short Definition : clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator

Definition
(verb) show to be right by providing justification or proof
Synonyms : justify
Example Sentence
  • vindicate a claim
Definition
(verb) maintain, uphold, or defend
Example Sentence
  • vindicate the rights of the citizens
Definition
(verb) clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
Example Sentence
  • You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vindicate

vidicate....split it like vin(WIN) + di(the) + cate(case)....so when you win a case IN a COURT...it means you are freed FROM ACCUSATION AND CHARGES...you are freed from blame.

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take it like WIN THE CASE=VINDICATE;and this means you are happy tht you won the case wn you are clear from blame

basically this word is taken from vindicare means to lay claim ..so you lay claim that you have not done anything....so shd be freed from accusation.

Vindicate and authenticate are rhyming words meaning (prove genuineness, the truth).

win + advocate = vindicate

split as Win + Addicted >>> when someone is win addictive, she/he gives proofs of his innocence anyhow, and finally wins in most cases and gets free from all claims..

JUSTIFY by WIN

vindictive

Short Definition : disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak

Definition
(adj) disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
Synonyms : revengeful vengeful
Example Sentence
  • more vindictive than jealous love
  • punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature
Definition
(adj) showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite
Synonyms : despiteful spiteful
Example Sentence
  • a despiteful fiend
  • a truly spiteful child
  • a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vindictive

vindictive=win+addictive obsessed about winning ...so always having ill will against others

vin(win) a person is always wanting to win , if he loses he feels to seek revenge

The vindictive one is likely to start vendetta(that is fight for revenge).

vindicate sounds like indicating to win by taking revenge..

vintner

Short Definition : wine merchant; winemaker; seller of wine

Definition
(noun) someone who sells wine
Synonyms : wine merchant
Definition
(noun) someone who makes wine
Synonyms : wine maker winemaker
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vintner

the word is like winter,in winter making and selling of wine will be growing

Read the "vin" (wine) in the beginning of the word.

A VINTNER is also a FARMER because he cultivates grapes.

Winter its cold, so u drink wine to feel warm

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pint - beer vint - wine :)

violate

Short Definition : break (a law); defile; desecrate; assault sexually; Ex. violate graves

Definition
(verb) fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
Synonyms : break go against
Example Sentence
  • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
Definition
(verb) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
Example Sentence
  • offend all laws of humanity
  • violate the basic laws or human civilization
  • break a law
  • break a promise
Definition
(verb) destroy
Example Sentence
  • Don't violate my garden
  • violate my privacy
Definition
(verb) violate the sacred character of a place or language
Example Sentence
  • desecrate a cemetery
  • violate the sanctity of the church
  • profane the name of God
Definition
(verb) force (someone) to have sex against their will
Example Sentence
  • The woman was raped on her way home at night
Definition
(verb) destroy and strip of its possession
Synonyms : despoil plunder rape spoil
Example Sentence
  • The soldiers raped the beautiful country
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for violate

Violate and disobeyed have similar sounds and they mean - to defy.

viper

Short Definition : poisonous snake

Definition
(noun) venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for viper

A VIPER ia an ADDER (a snake). A VIPER can WIPE out your life.

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