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velocity

Short Definition : speed

Definition
(noun) distance travelled per unit time
Synonyms : speed
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for velocity

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Velocity and rapidity are both significant of speed.

venal

Short Definition : capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal

Definition
(adj) capable of being corrupted
Example Sentence
  • corruptible judges
  • dishonest politicians
  • a purchasable senator
  • a venal police officer
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for venal

ve + nal = we null ....we can be easily bribed when we are null in terms of money ...

venal & penal are rhyming words..as penal is something related to crime..in that way we can remember venal as a crime(corruption).

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venal is somewhat related to veins that carries blood.a person taking bribes from poor is nothing but their blood sucker

The guy is venal because he has to pay dowry for her sister "menal's" marriage.

Venal can be related to vain which carries impure or bad blood ... corruption is also bad

venal sound like binash, from binash---> binosto (corrupted)

v(we)+ en(enable) + al(all)by means of money i.e making dishonest.

sounds like villain which is corrupt person..behen ke lodo.........

venal: ve = we(wealth) is like Nal(hindi : means the tool inserted in horse nose to control him) for him i.e u can control him by money : corruptable

VENAL: Combination of two words. Very pENAL. PENAL relates to bad crimes that are punishable. Corruption is a good representation of such Very pENAL or VENAL deed.

(LiL bit Abusing)venal=Chinal.Chinal is always corrupted

Venal and disloyal are similar in sound and both mean... dishonesty.

NAL=(National aeronautic limited) V.E(like VP) of NAL is easily corruptable

Rhymes with LEND I CAN'T. A mendicant is unable to lend money.

you have destroyed your life in venal i.e without doing anything.

venal - ve(we)+al(all) being bribe and corrupted

Kings of corruption often end up dead or imprisoned- eVEN AL capone.

vendetta

Short Definition : blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams

Definition
(noun) a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other
Synonyms : blood feud
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vendetta

Ven (when)- d (the)- etta (attack)....when they attack each other they are in vendetta.

'v for vendetta' :) ~ vengeance

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vendetta = when + death + accurs (occurs). so ask urself a question that WHEN -------- OCCURS DEATH OCCURS. u ll answer when a fight or conflict occurs death occurs. VEN conflict occurs DEath (A)occurs.

think of vendetaa which sounds like cassata filed with blood instead of stwawberiies

ven koi kuch detta hai to ladai hota hai

vann + devata >>> vann devata ka jabb prakop hota hai taab saab jagli janwarr tumhe maarne ke liye aate hai,, aur tumm kitana bhi unako maaro woh tumhe maar karr hi rehate hai..

vendetta - ven(vendam in tamil)+detta(cut him in tamil). So dont take revenge

vendor

Short Definition : seller

Definition
(noun) someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
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Vendor and peddler are both sellers who sell their products.

veneer

Short Definition : thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fac{c}ade; V.

Definition
(noun) coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood
Synonyms : veneering
Definition
(noun) an ornamental coating to a building
Synonyms : facing
Definition
(verb) cover with veneer
Example Sentence
  • veneer the furniture to protect it
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for veneer

veneer .. in hindi neer means water .. so ve-neer seems like Be Neer .. Be water .. thin layer like that of water .. hence the meaning

surface of PANEER is very VANEER

veneer sounds like elaneer (tender coconut). and inside elaneer there ll be a thin layer of white edible coconut. so veneer = thin layer

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Your friend saw your furniture and was awed. He asked "when" it was bought, to which you replied " a year" ago. It looks new because of the "veneer"

: when VE(we) travel in train, VE(we) get railNEER, which has a thin covering outside to decorate

veneer:ven(when)+eer(beer).so my mother caught me and asked me when did u drink beer as i could not COVER it before her.

ve=we + neer (pani=water in hindi),we have coated thin layer of water on wall to test this water proof paint.

(looking) very new because of outer layer

sounds like thiner for paint..........which is usually creats a thin layer if used solo

venerate - vener(hot water in tamil). So will cover hand with a thin layer of cloth for safety

venerable

Short Definition : deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get

Definition
(adj) impressive by reason of age
Example Sentence
  • a venerable sage with white hair and beard
Definition
(adj) profoundly honored
Synonyms : august revered
Example Sentence
  • revered holy men
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for venerable

venerable==honourable

VANAR(monkeys in the Ramayana ) were ABLE to respect HANUMAN because he was the strongest of them all.

Venerable politicians are vulnerable to attacks because they are savory.

VULNERABLE innocent tigers must be made venerable to protect them

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its similar to vunerable in the sense that it stands for old which is somewhat vunerable.its opposite to vunerable in the sense that it is respectful as opposite to vuneramle which is generally not respected

when + able >>> when u r an ABLE, people will HONOR U and RESPECT U...

venerate - vener(hot water in tamil). Give high respect or else will pour hot

venerate

Short Definition : revere; treat with great respect

Definition
(verb) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
Synonyms : fear revere reverence
Example Sentence
  • Fear God as your father
  • We venerate genius
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for venerate

ven(..when)U RATE someone higher.. you TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT .

vanar who ate the mountain - hanuman - we revere him

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venerate is like( V RATE) u know if channel v rates somebody it would be idolized, adorable or respected personality

venerate - vener(hot water in tamil). Give high respect or pour hot water

venial

Short Definition : (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial

Definition
(adj) warranting only temporal punishment
Synonyms : minor
Example Sentence
  • venial sin
Definition
(adj) easily excused or forgiven
Synonyms : excusable forgivable
Example Sentence
  • a venial error
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for venial

key word is menial. We forgive someone for menial mistakes.

ven + ial (ill) when child is ill, his mischievousness is forgiveable

replace the first word with d and the word "denial" means to deny something or give excuse to something

Remember "venal" - it is pertaining to sin. This is also pertaining to sin.

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Venial--replace v with d..ie denial means rejecting the request ..so contradictory to denial means venial means accepting (forgiving) someone

the ability to forgive runs through our VEINS

venial == i + venal (i.e only difference is an 'i'), which u can expand as ignore+ venal (crime)== forgive

a menial job at the start of your career is venial enough.. but a menial job after years of experience is worth a rebuke

VEIN is very thin....when you see a VENIAL(very thin like vein) person, you will pardon him

Someone Genial will consider an offense as Venial.

if you hit someone in an artery- OH MY GOD BLOOD EVERYWHERE. But in the VEIN? Well, that's venial.

venial comes from Venus which is all about sexual desire.. It is a trivial thing and also someone indulging in such crimes cannot be forgiven

venial - ve+nial-> we people nailed Jesus but he readily forgived,pardon all

sounds like DENIAL which means refusing to comply and VENIAL is opposite of it..

venial->lenial->lenient. U can be lenient with a person who has committed venial error

Venial = ven + i + al; ven comes so let i have to left the all people.

(ven)When (ial)ill you are pardoned of your mistakes

Venial and pardonable both refer to forgiveable, excuseable.h

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