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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)
Synonyms : argot , cant , jargon , lingo , patois , slang
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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by yogendra.rai.UJJAIN

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

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

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

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

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.
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by shaktipada

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.
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by bandalkaran

VERNA(l)...Hyundai VERNA has a very powerful engine and an excellent pick up. It SPRINGS when accelerated.
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by nikki123

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

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

relate to Virginal mean fresh and pure reminds spring
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by zabed.akbar

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

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

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

hundai verna launch new in spring season
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by sansecretcp

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
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by userdce

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by friendofafriend

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

versatile

Short Definition : having many talents; capable of working in many fields; having many uses or functions; N. versatility

Definition
(adj) having great diversity or variety
Synonyms : various
Example Sentence
  • his various achievements are impressive
  • his vast and versatile erudition

Definition
(adj) changeable or inconstant
Example Sentence
  • versatile moods

Definition
(adj) competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another
Example Sentence
  • a versatile writer

Definition
(adj) able to move freely in all directions
Example Sentence
  • an owl's versatile toe can move backward and forward
  • an insect's versatile antennae can move up and down or laterally
  • a versatile anther of a flower moves freely in the wind

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for versatile

"Various Attires" or "Various Styles" ...means many forms
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by Thisisnotme

Versatile and mobile sound the same and they both mean, mobility (to be able to move).
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by pushpa_edit

Many talented working at NASA in various + satellite
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by sansecretcp

vertebrate

Short Definition : having a backbone or spinal column; N: group of animals having a segmented spinal column

Definition
(noun) animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
Synonyms : craniate

Definition
(adj) having a backbone or spinal column
Example Sentence
  • fishes and amphibians and reptiles and birds and mammals are verbetrate animals

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vertebrate

Vertebrate (having a backbone) is the opposite of invertebrate (without a backbone).
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by pushpa_edit

vertex

Short Definition : summit; highest point; PL. vertices

Definition
(noun) the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure
Definition
(noun) the highest point (of something)
Synonyms : acme , apex , peak
Example Sentence
  • at the peak of the pyramid

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vertex

vertex ..v er t X(cross) X = intersection of two lines.
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by pushpa_edit

VER+TEX- VADte(increasing) hue TAX have gone to highest point this year.
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by userdce

The upper vertex(corner) of the pyramid is its highest point.
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by pcsjith

vertigo

Short Definition : severe dizziness; giddiness

Definition
(noun) a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vertigo

sounds like WHERE-2-GO.. so when you dont know where to go, u feel a SEVERE DIZZINESS out of confusion
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by jahnavi89

Vert represents height. When you look down from a great height, you tend to get dizzy.
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by garrulous

VERT(vertical)GO(to go) u get dizziness
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by yastej

Vertigo and tornado have something in common... they both, twirl. Vertigo twirls in your head, making you feel dizzy while a tornado comes like a twirling storm.
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by pushpa_edit

When u VERTIcally GO up to some height...u feel, head spinning round and unable to balance i.e DIZZINESS
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by KSahoo

travelling in vErtigo car in height will make you feel giddiness
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by sansecretcp

vertigo: vert = vertcal , go = fall , so it is fear from falling vertically.
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by noyon

vertex+go.. that u are falling from a vertex .. means u r dizz..
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