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visionary

Short Definition : produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas

Definition
(noun) a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible Definition
(noun) a person with unusual powers of foresight
Synonyms : illusionist seer
Definition
(adj) not practical or realizable; speculative
Example Sentence
  • airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
  • visionary schemes for getting rich
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for visionary

Visionary and imaginary sound alike and they both mean - something that is conceived, imagined.

vital

Short Definition : full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize

Definition
(adj) urgently needed; absolutely necessary
Synonyms : critical
Example Sentence
  • a critical element of the plan
  • critical medical supplies
  • vital for a healthy society
  • of vital interest
Definition
(adj) performing an essential function in the living body
Synonyms : life-sustaining
Example Sentence
  • vital organs
  • blood and other vital fluids
  • the loss of vital heat in shock
  • a vital spot
  • life-giving love and praise
Definition
(adj) full of spirit
Synonyms : full of life lively
Example Sentence
  • a dynamic full of life woman
  • a vital and charismatic leader
  • this whole lively world
Definition
(adj) manifesting or characteristic of life
Example Sentence
  • a vital, living organism
  • vital signs
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vital

when U take reVITAL ( produced by Ran Baxy) U will b full of life,,

Vital is the same as essential - something important.

vitiate

Short Definition : spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally

Definition
(verb) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
Example Sentence
  • debauch the young people with wine and women
  • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
  • Do school counselors subvert young children?
  • corrupt the morals
Definition
(verb) make imperfect
Synonyms : deflower impair mar spoil
Example Sentence
  • nothing marred her beauty
Definition
(verb) take away the legal force of or render ineffective
Synonyms : invalidate void
Example Sentence
  • invalidate a contract
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vitiate

vitiate is vish + ate, vish in the hindi language means poison..if you make anyone eat poison it's an IMMORAL ACT and the person will be in an IMPERFECT condition.

Sounds like ""mitigate" which means nearly the same.

The "fish he ate" was spoiled and made him sick.

Vitiate is similar to contaminate and they both mean - to spoil, to pollute.

viti+ate = ate away the wits of a person to render him "imperfect"

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vitiate...viti(girl name) ate the cake...and spoiled my party ..so simple

Vitiate: "Wheat" + "Ate" - Noble people do eat wheat because it is eaten by common people hence will make them impure.

vitiate is vish + ate, If someone eat food adulterated by vish(poison) effectiveness of food will be reduced

Vitiate : We ate public money, means to corrupt

vitiate= victimate= corrupted

: vish+ate--- if you ATE VISH, you are SPOILING yourself and IMPAIRING THE QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY of yourself

vitreous

Short Definition : of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify

Definition
(adj) of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye
Example Sentence
  • the vitreous chamber
Definition
(adj) relating to or resembling or derived from or containing glass
Example Sentence
  • vitreous rocks
  • vitreous silica
Definition
(adj) (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it
Synonyms : glassy vitrified
Example Sentence
  • glazed pottery
  • glassy porcelain
  • hard vitreous china used for plumbing fixtures
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vitreous

Remember the Ad of Kajaria VITRIFIED tiles - These tiles look GLASSY and decorative

after (vitre) a victory(ous) you get a prize of glasses.

Remember "Cera-vitreous".. the famous glass ware for wash basins and toilets.India's most selling.

Remember WHITE glass is usually white coloured so vitreous

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Vitreous and vaporous have opposite meanings. Vitreous stands for something that is crystal clear, while vaporous is something that is hazy, unclear.

vish+rous = poison ka juice hamesha glass mai milta hai..

Vitreous=we (vi) +t(see) re(again) us(urdself).WHere?In the mirror.

vitreous - vit(vitta - leaving it. in tamil) glass will break

vish + rous = poison ka juice hamesha glass mai milta hai..

remember vitreous humour, aqueous humour in eyes...10th std biology...it was a transparent liquid..i hope it helps

vitriolic

Short Definition : causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass

Definition
(adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
Example Sentence
  • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
  • a barrage of acid comments
  • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
  • bitter words
  • blistering criticism
  • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
  • a sulfurous denunciation
  • a vitriolic critique
Definition
(adj) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vitriolic

divide it like vitriolic..vitriol+ic...AND VITRIOL..IS ANOTHER NAME OF SULPHURIC ACID.. and we all know that acid is caustic, sharp and bitter...and when it falls on the skin it burns it, causing SHARP pain.

Tri+Alcoholic. Drinking three times the alcohol can produce a harsh, bitter drunk.

Vitriolic: Remember vi+TRI(dent)+olic Trident is very sharp. So meaning bitter and acerbic

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vitriolic thougths are sarcastic in nature. any metal combine with any hydrogen getcorroded...same wise oil of vitriol combine with any metal...corrodes the metal.....so corrosive in nature

vitrol ~ petrol

Vitriolic and volcanic are both destructive in nature.

blue vitriol : Cuso4 = copper SULPHATE (akin) acidic = acerbic = bitter = caustic = sharp

vituperative

Short Definition : abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively

Definition
(adj) marked by harshly abusive criticism
Synonyms : scathing
Example Sentence
  • his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists
  • her vituperative railing
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vituperative

vitu (bite you) + perative (operator) => when you feel so pissed off on a unkind operator, you would say harshy abusive remarks like "I'll bite you operator" :-)

In older days H2SO4 was called oil of vitriol that is severly bitter and caustic.VITUPERATIVE appears as 'operating' vitriol on someone.Note that vtriolic and VITUPERATIVE have almost similar meaning.

Remember the 'IT' (telephone) operator we always abuse and scold, for the internet connection being so slow

a small boy named Bittu (VITU-) ke upar (-PER-) hative (-[HATIVE) speech barsaana.

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vit-operative...operative equals torturous so when 1 tortures using foul language,abusive language,the person is vitu(o)perative

VIT + operative >>> when we went in VIT for admission form filling, the operatives(office staff) there were very rude and were abusing and scolding students.. so we decided on it not to take admission in VIT..

With u(vitu) + per(but) rative(rate)....I will be with you if you take your regular rates....you r saying this to a female calling her a prostitute....kind of vituperative, abusive....

vituperative - abusive scolding will make wife vittu poiru va(leave and go in tamil)

Vituperative and invective (abusive remarks).

It has "VIPER" in it...a viper is a dangerous snake...snakes are harshly abusive in a way !

v+it+u+operative=> we always SCOLD IT(department) OPERATOR(h.o.d)

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