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verdigris

Short Definition : green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather

Definition
(noun) a blue or green powder used as a paint pigment
Synonyms : cupric acetate
Definition
(noun) a green patina that forms on copper or brass or bronze that has been exposed to the air or water for long periods of time Definition
(verb) color verdigris
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for verdigris

verd means green and take gris as grease. So, a coating of a green colour on metal.

Verdigris- break into very + degree... they coloured the walls GREEN to a VERY mild DEGREE.

Verdigris = Verdi + Gris; There is a Gris in the Verdi means at the dress i.e a spot.

river stone dig & rinse will have green layer(paasi in tamil)

break it up to worthy+greese so basically if u forget that it is supposed to get a green colored effect after it has been exposed to air or water u can still make it out from greese that something has been too rusty

verge

Short Definition : border; edge, rim, or margin; Ex. on the verge of: very near to; V: border on

Definition
(noun) a region marking a boundary
Synonyms : brink threshold
Definition
(noun) the limit beyond which something happens or changes
Synonyms : brink
Example Sentence
  • on the verge of tears
  • on the brink of bankruptcy
Definition
(noun) a ceremonial or emblematic staff
Synonyms : scepter sceptre wand
Definition
(noun) a grass border along a road Definition
(verb) border on; come close to
Example Sentence
  • His behavior verges on the criminal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for verge

Assume VER(very)+ge(edge)= very edge means edge,border,margin,etc.,

VERGE...VERGED AND EMERGED. The cops verged in (came close) on the thieves as soon as they emerged (came out of) from their hideout.

verisimilar

Short Definition : having the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible

Definition
(adj) appearing to be true or real
Example Sentence
  • a verisimilar tale
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for verisimilar

veri - truth remember veriserum from Harry Potter which makes u tell the truth even if u drin a drop of it

verisimilar = very + similar. when two flowers (or any thing )look alike we ll tell that these two are very similar. so we cant find which one is real flower and which one is artificial. so the verisimilar flower looks alike

Verisimilar... facsimile (an exact copy of something) is the opposite of verisimilar ( a true picture).

versi= truth and attitude (apperance of thruth)

verisimilitude

Short Definition : appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth

Definition
(noun) the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for verisimilitude

ver + similar + tude; 'ver' means true and 'tude' means a state, so 'verisimilitude'means 'the state of being true'.

Verisimilitude..very + similar + attitude... she tried to put up a very similar attitude.... (verisimilitude..try to put up an appearance).

veri + simili + tude : very similar to truth. Therefore, quality of seeming truth.

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VERISIMILITUDE=VERITY+SIMILITUDE. In other words, VERITY confirmed by APPEARANCE.

ver (truth) + similitude >>> similar to truth..

very + simple + dude in party as real and truth appearance

veritable

Short Definition : being truly so; real or genuine; actual; not false or imaginary

Definition
(adj) often used as intensifiers
Synonyms : regular
Example Sentence
  • a regular morass of details
  • a regular nincompoop
  • he's a veritable swine
Definition
(adj) not counterfeit or copied
Example Sentence
  • an authentic signature
  • a bona fide manuscript
  • an unquestionable antique
  • photographs taken in a veritable bull ring
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for veritable

veritable--veri(verify)+table--something that is true can be verified.

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it is derived from the root word "ver" which means TRUTH.. hence veritable refers to BEING TRUE / GENUINE

veritable = verifiable... something verifiable shud be genuine and true..

veritable ... very true

This is the veri Table i showed you yesterday .. Not a counterfeit!

Veritable and literal sound the same and they both mean, exact..not an exaggerated form of something.

verified + table >> the tables sold in furniture malls is verified and certified teak wood tables, and not fake or duplicate...

Veritable : Vegetable -- Can you copy or make a counterfeit of Vegetable ?? no it is veritable...

verifying a math table is not required its genuine.

verity

Short Definition : quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities

Definition
(noun) conformity to reality or actuality
Synonyms : the true trueness truth
Example Sentence
  • they debated the truth of the proposition
  • the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat
  • he was famous for the truth of his portraits
  • he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities
Definition
(noun) an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for verity

Pronounce it as "Very T" i.e; very true.

Verity and reality have similar sounds. They both mean, the actual (true) fact not some kind of fantasy.

Same as verify.. truth can be verified...

vernacular

Short Definition : living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular

Definition
(noun) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Example Sentence
  • they don't speak our lingo
Definition
(noun) the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language) Definition
(adj) being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
Synonyms : common vulgar
Example Sentence
  • common parlance
  • a vernacular term
  • vernacular speakers
  • the vulgar tongue of the masses
  • the technical and vulgar names for an animal species
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vernacular

Vernacular- verna+cular---अपनी मातृभाषा में बात करो वरना(verna) तुम्हारे ऊपर कूलर(cular) पटक दिया जायेगा...:-)

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Vernacular and particular have the same sounds....each region has its particular vernacular.

vernacular - verna--> verma--> verma ji ki language (abstruse punjabi) verma ji hi jaanein!

rhymes with Binocular,with Binocular you can see but can't hear the native language of a place

Sounds like "ernaculam"..so local language of enraculam

vernacular:- Verna(letter) + cular(air conditioner):- The letter when you speaks give air conditioner like comfort that cools your body is only the everyone mother tongue.

vernal

Short Definition : pertaining to spring

Definition
(adj) suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
Synonyms : young youthful
Example Sentence
  • he is young for his age
Definition
(adj) of or characteristic of or occurring in spring
Example Sentence
  • the vernal equinox
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vernal

Ver (above) nal (tap of water) (in Marathi, Hindi) -- water falling from the tap which is above us like rain.

VERNA(l)...Hyundai VERNA has a very powerful engine and an excellent pick up. It SPRINGS when accelerated.

Vernal is the opposite of primal. Vernal means something fresh,new, young, whereas primal means, the primitive (old).

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This is for bio students, vernalisation is to do with flowering, so vernal can be connected to flowers and thus 'spring'

relate to Virginal mean fresh and pure reminds spring

vernal circle:spring summer autumn winter spring summer....

VERNAL also means pertaining to spring VER(up in marathi)...a thing that is pressed down and comes up is a SPRING

the new VERNA looks great... it has new features,fresh like "spring"

hundai verna launch new in spring season

Ver (fall, in punjabi) nal (tap of water) (in Hindi) -- water falling from the tap which is above us --so like a rain thus spring

Ver (true) nal (tap of water) -- water falling from the tap in reality(truly) like rain.

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