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vilify

Short Definition : slander; speak evil of; N. vilification

Definition
(verb) spread negative information about
Synonyms : rail , revile , vituperate
Example Sentence
  • The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vilify

Vilify (to speak ill of) is to make someone out to be a villain
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by scotch

Vilify (to defame someone) is the opposite of glorify (to praise someone highly).
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by pushpa_edit

Just assume "vil(villain)+ify " who always slander or speaks evil against hero.
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by nataraj_mnemonic

vile + ify = vilify
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by SHAKAL

vindicate

Short Definition : clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator

Definition
(verb) show to be right by providing justification or proof
Synonyms : justify
Example Sentence
  • vindicate a claim

Definition
(verb) maintain, uphold, or defend
Example Sentence
  • vindicate the rights of the citizens

Definition
(verb) clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
Example Sentence
  • You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vindicate

vidicate....split it like vin(WIN) + di(the) + cate(case)....so when you win a case IN a COURT...it means you are freed FROM ACCUSATION AND CHARGES...you are freed from blame.
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by preetisoni2411

take it like WIN THE CASE=VINDICATE;and this means you are happy tht you won the case wn you are clear from blame
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by amitarora

basically this word is taken from vindicare means to lay claim ..so you lay claim that you have not done anything....so shd be freed from accusation.
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by preetisoni2411

Vindicate and authenticate are rhyming words meaning (prove genuineness, the truth).
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by pushpa_edit

win + advocate = vindicate
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by SHAKAL

split as Win + Addicted >>> when someone is win addictive, she/he gives proofs of his innocence anyhow, and finally wins in most cases and gets free from all claims..
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by RajeshBorkar

JUSTIFY by WIN
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by akshayakshay

vindictive

Short Definition : disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak

Definition
(adj) disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
Synonyms : revengeful , vengeful
Example Sentence
  • more vindictive than jealous love
  • punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature

Definition
(adj) showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite
Synonyms : despiteful , spiteful
Example Sentence
  • a despiteful fiend
  • a truly spiteful child
  • a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vindictive

vindictive=win+addictive obsessed about winning ...so always having ill will against others
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by menghwani

vin(win) a person is always wanting to win , if he loses he feels to seek revenge
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by rohitgupta9060

The vindictive one is likely to start vendetta(that is fight for revenge).
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by if only

vindicate sounds like indicating to win by taking revenge..
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by avinash001

vintner

Short Definition : wine merchant; winemaker; seller of wine

Definition
(noun) someone who sells wine
Synonyms : wine merchant

Definition
(noun) someone who makes wine
Synonyms : wine maker , winemaker

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vintner

the word is like winter,in winter making and selling of wine will be growing
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by yasaswi

Read the "vin" (wine) in the beginning of the word.
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by garrulous

A VINTNER is also a FARMER because he cultivates grapes.
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by pushpa_edit

Winter its cold, so u drink wine to feel warm
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by harsha00711

pint - beer vint - wine :)
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by phalgun007

violate

Short Definition : break (a law); defile; desecrate; assault sexually; Ex. violate graves

Definition
(verb) fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
Synonyms : break , go against
Example Sentence
  • This sentence violates the rules of syntax

Definition
(verb) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
Example Sentence
  • offend all laws of humanity
  • violate the basic laws or human civilization
  • break a law
  • break a promise

Definition
(verb) destroy
Example Sentence
  • Don't violate my garden
  • violate my privacy

Definition
(verb) violate the sacred character of a place or language
Synonyms : desecrate , outrage , profane
Example Sentence
  • desecrate a cemetery
  • violate the sanctity of the church
  • profane the name of God

Definition
(verb) force (someone) to have sex against their will
Synonyms : assault , dishonor , dishonour , outrage , rape , ravish
Example Sentence
  • The woman was raped on her way home at night

Definition
(verb) destroy and strip of its possession
Synonyms : despoil , plunder , rape , spoil
Example Sentence
  • The soldiers raped the beautiful country

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for violate

Violate and disobeyed have similar sounds and they mean - to defy.
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by pushpa_edit

viper

Short Definition : poisonous snake

Definition
(noun) venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for viper

A VIPER ia an ADDER (a snake). A VIPER can WIPE out your life.
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by pushpa_edit

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