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Short Definition : produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas

(noun) a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
(noun) a person with unusual powers of foresight
Synonyms : illusionist , seer

(adj) not practical or realizable; speculative
Synonyms : airy , impractical , laputan , windy
Example Sentence
  • airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
  • visionary schemes for getting rich

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for visionary

Visionary and imaginary sound alike and they both mean - something that is conceived, imagined.
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by pushpa_edit


Short Definition : full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize

(adj) urgently needed; absolutely necessary
Synonyms : critical
Example Sentence
  • a critical element of the plan
  • critical medical supplies
  • vital for a healthy society
  • of vital interest

(adj) performing an essential function in the living body
Synonyms : life-sustaining
Example Sentence
  • vital organs
  • blood and other vital fluids
  • the loss of vital heat in shock
  • a vital spot
  • life-giving love and praise

(adj) full of spirit
Synonyms : full of life , lively
Example Sentence
  • a dynamic full of life woman
  • a vital and charismatic leader
  • this whole lively world

(adj) manifesting or characteristic of life
Example Sentence
  • a vital, living organism
  • vital signs

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vital

when U take reVITAL ( produced by Ran Baxy) U will b full of life,,
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by gatz_funky

Vital is the same as essential - something important.
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by pushpa_edit


Short Definition : spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally

(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

(verb) make imperfect
Synonyms : deflower , impair , mar , spoil
Example Sentence
  • nothing marred her beauty

(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.
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by Administrator

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

The "fish he ate" was spoiled and made him sick.
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by thebookie3

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

viti+ate = ate away the wits of a person to render him "imperfect"
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by gauravdce07

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

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

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

Vitiate : We ate public money, means to corrupt
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by animator

vitiate= victimate= corrupted
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by Tasmuna

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


Short Definition : of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify

(adj) of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye
Example Sentence
  • the vitreous chamber

(adj) relating to or resembling or derived from or containing glass
Example Sentence
  • vitreous rocks
  • vitreous silica

(adj) (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it
Synonyms : glassy , vitrified
Example Sentence
  • glazed pottery
  • glassy porcelain
  • hard vitreous china used for plumbing fixtures

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vitreous

Remember the Ad of Kajaria VITRIFIED tiles - These tiles look GLASSY and decorative
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by nikki123

after (vitre) a victory(ous) you get a prize of glasses.
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by vinit_wce

Remember "Cera-vitreous".. the famous glass ware for wash basins and toilets.India's most selling.
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by shyamb85

Remember WHITE glass is usually white coloured so vitreous
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by 1.6k

Vitreous and vaporous have opposite meanings. Vitreous stands for something that is crystal clear, while vaporous is something that is hazy, unclear.
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by pushpa_edit

vish+rous = poison ka juice hamesha glass mai milta hai..
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by vidhii.ce

Vitreous=we (vi) +t(see) re(again) us(urdself).WHere?In the mirror.
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by rakei

vitreous - vit(vitta - leaving it. in tamil) glass will break
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by sansecretcp

vish + rous = poison ka juice hamesha glass mai milta hai..
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by vidhii.ce

remember vitreous humour, aqueous humour in eyes...10th std was a transparent liquid..i hope it helps
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by aditibehl


Short Definition : causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass

(adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
Example Sentence
  • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
  • a barrage of acid comments
  • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
  • bitter words
  • blistering criticism
  • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
  • a sulfurous denunciation
  • a vitriolic critique

(adj) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
Synonyms : caustic , corrosive , erosive , mordant

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vitriolic

divide it like vitriolic..vitriol+ic...AND VITRIOL..IS ANOTHER NAME OF SULPHURIC ACID.. and we all know that acid is caustic, sharp and bitter...and when it falls on the skin it burns it, causing SHARP pain.
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by preetisoni2411

Tri+Alcoholic. Drinking three times the alcohol can produce a harsh, bitter drunk.
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by ksameer_coep

Vitriolic: Remember vi+TRI(dent)+olic Trident is very sharp. So meaning bitter and acerbic
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by animator

vitriolic thougths are sarcastic in nature. any metal combine with any hydrogen getcorroded...same wise oil of vitriol combine with any metal...corrodes the corrosive in nature
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by preetisoni2411

vitrol ~ petrol
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by friendofafriend

Vitriolic and volcanic are both destructive in nature.
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by pushpa_edit

blue vitriol : Cuso4 = copper SULPHATE (akin) acidic = acerbic = bitter = caustic = sharp
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by jay_gandhi


Short Definition : abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively

(adj) marked by harshly abusive criticism
Synonyms : scathing
Example Sentence
  • his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists
  • her vituperative railing

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vituperative

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" :-)
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by k3v1n

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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by kalyanjee

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

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

vit-operative...operative equals torturous so when 1 tortures using foul language,abusive language,the person is vitu(o)perative
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by coolmayuri222

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..
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by RajeshBorkar

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

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

Vituperative and invective (abusive remarks).
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by pushpa_edit

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

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

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