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vaporize

Short Definition : turn into vapor (steam, gas, fog, etc.)

Definition
(verb) kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting
Synonyms : zap
Example Sentence
  • in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens
Definition
(verb) turn into gas
Synonyms : aerify gasify vaporise
Example Sentence
  • The substance gasified
Definition
(verb) lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
Synonyms : evaporate vaporise
Example Sentence
  • evaporate milk
Definition
(verb) decrease rapidly and disappear
Synonyms : fly vanish
Example Sentence
  • the money vanished in las Vegas
  • all my stock assets have vaporized
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vaporize

Materialise is the opposite of vaporize. Vaporize is to diappear whereas materialise is to come into existence.

variegate

Short Definition : change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)

Definition
(verb) change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors Definition
(verb) make something more diverse and varied
Synonyms : motley vary
Example Sentence
  • Vary the menu
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for variegate

variegate: add variety to an object by making it in many colours. variegate==variety

If we drop the letter 'g' and take the word as varied+ate...they ATE from a VARIED range of foodstuff.

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variety at the gate:i.e changing appearance

variegated

Short Definition : (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored

Definition
(adj) having a variety of colors
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for variegated

varie(various)-gated(gates)... the gates are of various colors..

variety+ate=variegated.our meal consists variety[chappatis,vegetables etc]...alll are of different colour

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VARY+ATED...when we eat different type of food,our shit is variegated

varnish

Short Definition : paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.

Definition
(noun) a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface Definition
(verb) cover with varnish
Synonyms : seal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for varnish

we paint to va(r)nish impurity

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Tarnish is the opposite of Varnish. Varnish gives lustre to something (mainly woodwork) and tarnish (dull) is the lack of lustre.

garnish means to decorate; varnish means to decorate by POLISHING

u warnish something thats tarnished

vassal

Short Definition : in feudalism, one who held land of a superior lord; subordinate or dependent

Definition
(noun) a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vassal

Sounds like vasool. One who has to give a vasool is a vassal.

sounds like fasal(hindi anaz).. so a person in feudal system who can cultivate under him and reprent them to king

Vassal and vessel are similar in sound. A vassal (slave) carries the vessels (utensils) to the kitchen.

The King gifted vessels to his vassals

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Simply relate it to vasool which is taken from ordinary public.

veer

Short Definition : change in direction; swerve

Definition
(verb) turn sharply; change direction abruptly
Example Sentence
  • The car cut to the left at the intersection
  • The motorbike veered to the right
Definition
(verb) shift to a clockwise direction
Example Sentence
  • the wind veered
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for veer

Veer and steer are rhyming words. Veer means to change direction and steer means to direct the course of, guide.

veer yodha ne HAR DIRECTION CHANGE kar kar ke apne enemy ko maara

After taking BEER all directions change!!!

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veer means hill which is frightening hence when u saw it u change the direction

VEER ne aisa TEER mara DIRECTION HI CHANGE HO GAYA ! LOLA

VEER hindi movie...when you think of the movie, you think of Salman whose behaviour, course,opinion always change

VEER is similar to BEER ... after drinking beer you swerve and change direction rapidly

vegetate

Short Definition : live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan

Definition
(verb) lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind Definition
(verb) establish vegetation on
Example Sentence
  • They vegetated the hills behind their house
Definition
(verb) produce vegetation
Example Sentence
  • The fields vegetate vigorously
Definition
(verb) grow like a plant
Example Sentence
  • This fungus usually vegetates vigorously
Definition
(verb) grow or spread abnormally
Example Sentence
  • warts and polyps can vegetate if not removed
Definition
(verb) propagate asexually
Example Sentence
  • The bacterial growth vegetated along
Definition
(verb) engage in passive relaxation
Synonyms : vege out
Example Sentence
  • After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vegetate

relate it to vegetarian = one who never takes meat or any of its products but only vegetables therefore has a monotonous taste of food.

Vegetate and hibernate are similar in sound. Vegetate means, to live an uneventful life, while hibernate (animals do this) means to go to sleep for a period of time. Therefore both words show inactivity.

grow (verb suffix ate ) like a vegeta-BLE

vehement

Short Definition : forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor; strong; N. vehemence

Definition
(adj) marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
Example Sentence
  • fierce loyalty
  • in a tearing rage
  • vehement dislike
  • violent passions
Definition
(adj) characterized by great force or energy
Example Sentence
  • vehement deluges of rain
  • vehement clapping
  • a vehement defense
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vehement

Vehement resembles cement i.e. strong, forceful (cement expands inwards with immense pressure and force) vehement == cement.

ve(very)+he+men; try to remember as very manly; full of energy

Vehement and turbulent are the same as they both mean- violent, fierce.

VEHEMENT=VE+HE+MENT...when Imran Hashmi saw a Angelina Jolie he bcame INTENSELY EMOTIONAL and WITH MARKED VIGOR he said .."I wanna kiss u in front of the camera...!"...HE MENT (VEHEMENT)..."i wanna do a film with u"........;)

Ve+Heman: Villain+Heman->Villain fought wid Heman violently, forcefully and intensely

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1st part is like vim - character of mahabharat. so its forceful and vigorous.

vehement: heman is strong and violent against devil & creates turbulance.

{a vehicle stuck in cement vehemently accelerates to flee}

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