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vacillate

Definition
(verb) be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
Synonyms : hover oscillate vibrate
Example Sentence
  • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
Definition
(verb) move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
Synonyms : fluctuate waver
Example Sentence
  • the line on the monitor vacillated
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vacillate

sounds like OScillate..so something which moves from one position to another position.

vacillate=VACI bhi bahut LATE ho gaya hai.....now u dont VACILLATE between what you gonna wear for the party..........;)

things refers to oscillation where as feelings refers to VACILLATion

Vacillate sounds like agitate... vacillate means to be undecided and agitate is to worry... in both, you are in a sense of confusion.

vacillate: vaccine+late The later you get ur shot, the higher chance the fever, or disease will happen. (fluctuate)

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like OScillate but in place of 'OS' v(we)cillate i.e., we waver.

vacillate sounds like a ventilate which means cause air to circulate freely

vacuous

Definition
(adj) devoid of intelligence Definition
(adj) devoid of significance or point
Synonyms : empty hollow
Example Sentence
  • empty promises
  • a hollow victory
  • vacuous comments
Definition
(adj) devoid of matter
Example Sentence
  • a vacuous space
Definition
(adj) void of expression
Synonyms : blank
Example Sentence
  • a blank stare
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vacuous

vacuous can be seen as vacuum which means, a region empty of matter.

Latin "vacuous" means empty; similar to vacuum

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vACUOUS--is seems like(in Hindi) bACUOUS (bacvaas-->Lacking in ideas) lol

The space within a VACUUM tube is devoid of all matter.

vacuous sounds like vacant means emty

vainglorious

Definition
(adj) feeling self-importance
Synonyms : big swelled
Example Sentence
  • too big for his britches
  • had a swelled head
  • he was swelled with pride
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vainglorious

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all your glorious achievements are in vain if you boast about them.

'vain' means thinking too highly of oneself; so 'vainglorious' means one feeling glorious about oneself

vainglorious : BOASTFUL jab se Yuvraj Singh ne 20-20 me glorious kamgiri ki hai tab se woh bahut zyada vain [extra]glorious ho gaya hai.

vain= unsuccessful. glorious=magnificent, greatness. making false glory. meaning boosting and self concieted

valor

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.

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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

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)

vapid

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

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

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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

vehement

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}

venal

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).

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.

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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.

venerate

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

vanar who ate the mountain - hanuman - we revere him

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

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...:-)

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

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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

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).

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

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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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