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valedictory

Short Definition : pertaining to farewell; N: farewell address (esp. at graduation exercises)

Definition
(noun) a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class) Definition
(adj) of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell
Example Sentence
  • a valedictory address
  • valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course
  • a suitable valedictory gesture
Definition
(adj) of a speech expressing leave-taking
Example Sentence
  • a valedictory address
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vale= be well (as in goodbye take care)+ dictory= words, so farewell speech

valid

Short Definition : logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport

Definition
(adj) well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
Example Sentence
  • a valid inference
  • a valid argument
  • a valid contract
Definition
(adj) still legally acceptable
Example Sentence
  • the license is still valid
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for valid

Valid (logical) is like solid (strong)... give me one solid reason to prove, that, what you are saying is valid.

validate

Short Definition : make valid; confirm; ratify

Definition
(verb) declare or make legally valid
Synonyms : formalise formalize
Definition
(verb) prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something Definition
(verb) give evidence for
Synonyms : corroborate
Definition
(verb) make valid or confirm the validity of
Example Sentence
  • validate a ticket
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for validate

Validate and generate have the same rhyming sound...validate is to check the validity of and generate is, to bring into existence.

valor

Short Definition : bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave

Definition
(noun) the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
Example Sentence
  • he showed great heroism in battle
  • he received a medal for valor
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for valor

valor resembles "jailer" who is very brave as he has to deal with notorious criminals. valor==jailer

valor rhymes with sailor, who are used by kings to fight from sea side & they are very courageous.

Valor sounds like vellore university.... its really courageous decision to take drop and to study for its entrance.......

Change valor into vallant. Vallant=Gallant, both meaning courageous, brave.

valor :: warrior so he must sow bravery

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Seinfeld: Remember when george saved a whales life? just to show that he is marine biologist.... that was vailor or vailant

Sergeant VALERI of this TV show is a brave woman

Valor=Rathore.Sounds similar.In Rowdy Rathore Akshay Kumar is BRAVE(VALOR)

vampire

Short Definition : ghostly being that sucks the blood of the living

Definition
(noun) (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living
Synonyms : lamia
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vampire

Sharam nahi aati,mnemonic dhoondte hue!!!Doob Maro.[:P]

Empire (kingdom) sounds like Vampire (a blood sucking parasite)...a vampire that has a large empire.

vanguard

Short Definition : forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard

Definition
(noun) the leading units moving at the head of an army
Synonyms : van
Definition
(noun) any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
Synonyms : avant-garde new wave van
Definition
(noun) the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field
Synonyms : cutting edge forefront
Example Sentence
  • the Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England
  • the idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vanguard

Maruti A Maruti "VAN" needs to be guarded from the front as it doesnot have a bonnet.

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a guard is coming in a van in front of all the cars

For DOTA players, Vanguard is the foremost item to be made for heroes like Viper and all.

vanguard~ one guard which is generally fight before actual war in medieval time~ vanguard also fight before many of other

take only the word guard. we only guard those things which are in front or important

When a minister or dignitary person goes out, his VAN is GUARDED by ADVANCE FORCES.

Vanguard and foreground sound somewhat similar...vanguard is the foremost part of an army...foreground is something that is nearest to the observer...so both terms refer to something closeby

vantage

Short Definition : position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint

Definition
(noun) place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective) Definition
(noun) the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
Synonyms : advantage
Example Sentence
  • the experience gave him the advantage over me
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vantage

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In the movie "Vantage Point" the hero has an ad-vantage over the villain.

ad.vantage

From the movie VANTAGE POINT ... a place from where evrything can be seen...

van+advantage-van is a great advantage if its raining

vapid

Short Definition : lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture

Definition
(adj) lacking taste or flavor or tang
Example Sentence
  • a bland diet
  • insipid hospital food
  • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
  • vapid beer
  • vapid tea
Definition
(adj) lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest
Example Sentence
  • a vapid conversation
  • a vapid smile
  • a bunch of vapid schoolgirls
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vapid

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vapid sounds similar to rapid(~ very rapid)... If you cook in a rapid manner, you may spoil the taste of the food, or say, when you eat rapidly..you may not get the taste of the food.

Vapid is not Rapid and hence dull.....

antonym of rapid--vapid

VAPID....VAPour......vapour are vapid in nature as they does nt have any significance...... vap..VAPPA..WINE...which is insipid in taste,.....

Vapid sounds like 'Vaaipaadu' in tamil which means Numerical Tables. 5 tables, 6 tables etc. Which are btw boring .

rapids are not vapid, rapids are bumpy not flat.

Va-pid :vammo pidasa kattukupoyindiga pappu,Inkatha taste emuntundi.2.alaa pidasa kattukupoyinattuga koorchunnttunnav boring ga

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