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verve

Short Definition : enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor

Definition
(noun) an energetic style
Synonyms : vitality

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for verve

Opposite is nerve (nervous)
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by garrulous

verve ... sounds life river which flow with enthusiasm
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by SHAKAL

there is a magazine called "verve"...we often use the term vervy..
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by aditibehl

serve is an enthusiast art learn from literature
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by sansecretcp

some1 who has a nerve to do lively and rich things
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by friendofafriend

verve origin is from vigor... so vigor to serve is verve
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by nancy.yadav

vestige

Short Definition : trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion

Definition
(noun) an indication that something has been present
Synonyms : shadow , tincture , trace
Example Sentence
  • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
  • a tincture of condescension

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vestige

think of in + vestigate, where we look for traces or remains of something.
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by gremadness

sounds like wastage which is the remains of something.
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by cp.jethani

think of prestige... the historical monuments that are still there are a vestige
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by 1.6k

Think if Investigation. While investigating, one traces truth
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by aravindhbaskaran

sound like wastage....appendix in human beings is a wastage coz its of no use....hence VESTIGE
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by nileshdive

like vestigial organs are trace elements of evolution
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by asthete01

Vestige ... make it vestigial and compare it to journal. They both refer to a record or trace of something.
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by pushpa_edit

veto

Short Definition : vested power to reject a bill; exercise of this right; V: prevent or forbid by exercising the power of veto

Definition
(noun) a vote that blocks a decision
Definition
(noun) the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)
Definition
(verb) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
Synonyms : blackball , negative
Example Sentence
  • The President vetoed the bill

Definition
(verb) command against
Example Sentence
  • I forbid you to call me late at night
  • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
  • Dad nixed our plans

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for veto

Veto and vote are opposites. Veto is to prohibit,disallow, while vote means, to approve, give consent.
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by pushpa_edit

in Indian idol2010 judges used their VETO power to save one of the contestants from being kicked out
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by nikhilparasher

pota act in india - power to arrest terrorist
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by sansecretcp

vex

Short Definition : annoy; distress

Definition
(verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
Synonyms : annoy , bother , chafe , devil , get at , get to , gravel , irritate , nark , nettle , rag , rile
Example Sentence
  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Definition
(verb) disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
Synonyms : worry
Example Sentence
  • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me

Definition
(verb) change the arrangement or position of
Definition
(verb) subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation
Example Sentence
  • vex the subject of the death penalty

Definition
(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to
Example Sentence
  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vex

very similar to wax....and LADIES go for waxing, even though it is a very painful and annoying process.
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by preetisoni2411

Vex and perplex both mean, to confuse.
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by pushpa_edit

Vex and sex..both are confusing :p
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by Reasat

vex : v = very , ex = extrime. anything very extreme is annoying.
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by noyon

V think of our EX, it makes us disturb, irritated and annoys us
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by nikhilparasher

viable

Short Definition : capable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable; Ex. viable scheme

Definition
(adj) capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
Definition
(adj) capable of life or normal growth and development
Example Sentence
  • viable seeds
  • a viable fetus

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for viable

SURVIVABLE ! got it?
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by gatz_funky

vi(VIV=LIFE) + ABLE....so some one who is ABLE to live his LIFE.
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by preetisoni2411

via = through or way.... , able = possible..... so its something possible by a certain way or not! :)
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by ravinderonchopper

via-way : so there is a way, so possible..
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by annn21984

vi+able—vi(we) are able to do this, i.e., feasible
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by nikhilparasher

Viable (to survive)and reviveable (to give new life or strength).
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by pushpa_edit

vi: vision able: capable of able to see means able to live.
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by hn15

viand

Short Definition : food; CF. live

Definition
(noun) a choice or delicious dish
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for viand

"Vindu" in Telugu means "feast". Viand sounds close to "vindu"
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by garrulous

sounds like via hand..wat goes to stomach via hand is food..
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by nandeesht

Y - AND : If it's a CHOICE OR DELICIOUS DISH, you wont ask yourself "Y" "AND" wont wait before eating
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by tanay

Viand and mind... If you do not eat good food (viand), you will not have a healthy mind.
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by pushpa_edit

well sorry for this.. but relate it to gand.. jo khana(food)khate ho,vo gand se nikalta hai..
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by saif_mohmd

Viyanthu means to get awe inspired. Astonished looking at the great food.
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by pradepkumar

viand....why+anda(egg)...why do we eat egg because it's delicious
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by nileshdive

viand ~ band (band in hindi means Strike) ... so when there is a strike(because of communal tensions/politics etc..) in your city ...you should have enough viand to survive for that period to survive :)
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by khushi5

viand = y end? WE CAN STILL EAT FOOD AND LIVE ON........
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by gurinderwazir

Vi(Wine) and......
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by 937256

viand : vi = very , and d = delicious that is food.
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by noyon

Bindu ... aacha khanna banati hai kon hai ye bindu
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by SHAKAL

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