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visage

Definition
(noun) the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British) Definition
(noun) the appearance conveyed by a person's face
Synonyms : countenance
Example Sentence
  • a pleasant countenance
  • a stern visage
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for visage

VISion of AGE. How can you visualise someone's age? By his/her face.

VISA-AGE - your VISA has everything,your photo(FACE), your AGE... all the details.

Visage and mirage - an image

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visage..vi(WE)+sage...we consider somebody to b a sage by looking at his FACE N APPEARANCE..

Nivea "Visage" cream (if u remember the ad)makes your "face" look beautiful.

vitiate

Definition
(verb) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
Example Sentence
  • debauch the young people with wine and women
  • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
  • Do school counselors subvert young children?
  • corrupt the morals
Definition
(verb) make imperfect
Synonyms : deflower impair mar spoil
Example Sentence
  • nothing marred her beauty
Definition
(verb) take away the legal force of or render ineffective
Synonyms : invalidate void
Example Sentence
  • invalidate a contract
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vitiate

vitiate is vish + ate, vish in the hindi language means poison..if you make anyone eat poison it's an IMMORAL ACT and the person will be in an IMPERFECT condition.

Sounds like ""mitigate" which means nearly the same.

The "fish he ate" was spoiled and made him sick.

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Vitiate is similar to contaminate and they both mean - to spoil, to pollute.

viti+ate = ate away the wits of a person to render him "imperfect"

vitiate...viti(girl name) ate the cake...and spoiled my party ..so simple

Vitiate: "Wheat" + "Ate" - Noble people do eat wheat because it is eaten by common people hence will make them impure.

vitiate is vish + ate, If someone eat food adulterated by vish(poison) effectiveness of food will be reduced

Vitiate : We ate public money, means to corrupt

vitiate= victimate= corrupted

: vish+ate--- if you ATE VISH, you are SPOILING yourself and IMPAIRING THE QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY of yourself

vituperative

Definition
(adj) marked by harshly abusive criticism
Synonyms : scathing
Example Sentence
  • his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists
  • her vituperative railing
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vitu (bite you) + perative (operator) => when you feel so pissed off on a unkind operator, you would say harshy abusive remarks like "I'll bite you operator" :-)

In older days H2SO4 was called oil of vitriol that is severly bitter and caustic.VITUPERATIVE appears as 'operating' vitriol on someone.Note that vtriolic and VITUPERATIVE have almost similar meaning.

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Remember the 'IT' (telephone) operator we always abuse and scold, for the internet connection being so slow

a small boy named Bittu (VITU-) ke upar (-PER-) hative (-[HATIVE) speech barsaana.

vit-operative...operative equals torturous so when 1 tortures using foul language,abusive language,the person is vitu(o)perative

VIT + operative >>> when we went in VIT for admission form filling, the operatives(office staff) there were very rude and were abusing and scolding students.. so we decided on it not to take admission in VIT..

With u(vitu) + per(but) rative(rate)....I will be with you if you take your regular rates....you r saying this to a female calling her a prostitute....kind of vituperative, abusive....

vituperative - abusive scolding will make wife vittu poiru va(leave and go in tamil)

Vituperative and invective (abusive remarks).

It has "VIPER" in it...a viper is a dangerous snake...snakes are harshly abusive in a way !

v+it+u+operative=> we always SCOLD IT(department) OPERATOR(h.o.d)

vivid

Definition
(adj) evoking lifelike images within the mind
Example Sentence
  • pictorial poetry and prose
  • graphic accounts of battle
  • a lifelike portrait
  • a vivid description
Definition
(adj) having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience
Example Sentence
  • a vivid recollection
Definition
(adj) having striking color
Synonyms : bright brilliant
Example Sentence
  • bright dress
  • brilliant tapestries
  • a bird with vivid plumage
Definition
(adj) (of color) having the highest saturation
Synonyms : intense
Example Sentence
  • vivid green
  • intense blue
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vivid

THIS word sound like hindi word VIVIDH, which means DISTINCT.

Vivid is the opposite of languid. Vivid is physical energy, whereas languid is physical inertness (dull).

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vivid- imagine in visual about video picture make us bright and lively

vociferous

Definition
(adj) conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
Example Sentence
  • blatant radios
  • a clamorous uproar
  • strident demands
  • a vociferous mob
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vociferous

VOICE + FURIOUS = noisy

take the second part of word --> FEROUS !!! it is oer of IRON .. so when iron peices collide with each other ... they make noise !! "" ferous --> iron --> collide to make noise ""

sounds like "voice of ferous(iron)" which is very noisy.

Vociferous (Voice(y) + Furs) Imagine a bird fluttering its wings rapidly in air. What kind of sound its FURS (of Wings) gonna make?? Very OFFENSIVELY LOUD SOUND.

Vociferous (loud)is the opposite of harmonious (peaceful).

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vocy or walky talky is quite noisy

do you remembr the cindrella's aunty had a cat called LUCIFER. its a rugged cat which never listens to what the aunt says and makes noises. the arrogant cat. so lucifer = vocifer(ous) = noisy , loud

voice furious

vociferous = Voice + ferous (cut something); sound is going to cut something i.e loud sound.

volition

Definition
(noun) the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
Synonyms : will
Example Sentence
  • the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt
Definition
(noun) the act of making a choice
Synonyms : willing
Example Sentence
  • followed my father of my own volition
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for volition

Volition: Voting- Politicion

voluntary action

Remember "violation". It means "act of not complying to one's will" (e.g., harassment etc.,). "volition" sounds pretty much like that but, opposite in meaning.

Volition (Volley + Shun):Act of making a conscious decision. Volley : Volley Ball Shun : To Stop Concerning his degrading grades Nikhil "MADE A CONSCIOUS DECISION" of holding his participation in VOLLEY BALL MATCHES.

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viola i found the right choice in gre question mcqs

BHOLI भोली(ingenue/gullible) SON has not volition as his parents take all desions.

volition sounds like volatile...n u sud me careful while handaling t volatile materials

vOli(P)TION v (we) want options for choosing...that is free will option of chosing

Volition is to be at one's discretion.

volichan: it mean choice

voting(VOLI)+Conduction(TION)

voluptuous

Definition
(adj) having strong sexual appeal
Example Sentence
  • juicy barmaids
  • a red-hot mama
  • a voluptuous woman
  • a toothsome blonde in a tight dress
Definition
(adj) (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
Example Sentence
  • Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes
  • a curvy young woman in a tight dress
Definition
(adj) displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
Example Sentence
  • an epicurean banquet
  • enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs
  • Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence
  • a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for voluptuous

Voluptuous and sensuous have the same sound and meaning.

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voluptuous (vol~ voltage +up+tuous).voltage of a body goes up, after seeing a girl who is VERY BEUATIFUL,or SEXUALLY APPEALING.(some thing that is very beautiful and attracting.. girl/object....)

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