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visage

Short Definition : face; appearance

Definition
(noun) the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British) Definition
(noun) the appearance conveyed by a person's face
Synonyms : countenance
Example Sentence
  • a pleasant countenance
  • a stern visage
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for visage

VISion of AGE. How can you visualise someone's age? By his/her face.

VISA-AGE - your VISA has everything,your photo(FACE), your AGE... all the details.

Visage and mirage - an image

visage..vi(WE)+sage...we consider somebody to b a sage by looking at his FACE N APPEARANCE..

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Nivea "Visage" cream (if u remember the ad)makes your "face" look beautiful.

visceral

Short Definition : felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate

Definition
(adj) relating to or affecting the viscera
Synonyms : splanchnic
Example Sentence
  • visceral bleeding
  • a splanchnic nerve
Definition
(adj) obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
Synonyms : intuitive nonrational
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for visceral

Visceral = wise cereal, which is good for health and internal organs.

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divide it like visce+ral.focus..on viscuS...VISCUS...mean heart..so you felt something in your heart.

He got so used to eating cereal in the morning that it became a visceral desicion. It was an instinct instead of intellectual. So, basically he WISHed for CEREAL (VISCERAL)

Visceral means gut or gut instinct.

Visceral sounds like" ghisela" which means a person with problems with internal organs.This way it can be remembered

Visceral and internal are similar and mean - inside.

viscid

Short Definition : adhesive; gluey

Definition
(adj) having the sticky properties of an adhesive
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for viscid

viscous + liquid = viscid

whisky ,once if we addicted to it,it is adhesive and gluey .we cannot leave it

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A jumble of the word is "vicks|" which is very sticky.

Viscid - a sticky liquid.

VISCID=VIS(WISE)+CID....one of the WISE(VIS) CID members applied an ADHESIVE to the handle of the locker so that when the thief tries to break open it his palms get stuck to it................:D

almost like Viscous(honey, glue...) they're sticky as well

viscid sounds like viscous..viscous fluids are thick n sticky in general..like oil,glue etc

viscous

Short Definition : (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency

Definition
(adj) having a relatively high resistance to flow
Synonyms : syrupy
Definition
(adj) having the sticky properties of an adhesive
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for viscous

Viscous is like mucus - both mean something sticky or gooey.

realate to vicks...vicks is sticky

vise

Short Definition : vice; tool for holding work in place; clamping device

Definition
(noun) a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place
Synonyms : bench vise
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vise

We know that a "vice" is a "device" - a tool.

vice->we + seige -> clamping tool

vision

Short Definition : eyesight; foresight; mental image produced by the imagination; experience of seeing the supernatural

Definition
(noun) a vivid mental image
Example Sentence
  • he had a vision of his own death
Definition
(noun) the ability to see; the visual faculty Definition
(noun) the perceptual experience of seeing
Synonyms : visual sensation
Example Sentence
  • the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision
  • he had a visual sensation of intense light
Definition
(noun) the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
Example Sentence
  • popular imagination created a world of demons
  • imagination reveals what the world could be
Definition
(noun) a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance
Example Sentence
  • he had a vision of the Virgin Mary
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vision

Vision (sight) is similar to optician, a person who checks the sight.

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Bijan(proper N) have a good vision

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