This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
(noun) a blue or green powder used as a paint pigment
(noun) a green patina that forms on copper or brass or bronze that has been exposed to the air or water for long periods of time
(verb) color verdigris
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for verdigris
verd means green and take gris as grease. So, a coating of a green colour on metal.
Verdigris- break into very + degree... they coloured the walls GREEN to a VERY mild DEGREE.
Verdigris = Verdi + Gris; There is a Gris in the Verdi means at the dress i.e a spot.
river stone dig & rinse will have green layer(paasi in tamil)
break it up to worthy+greese so basically if u forget that it is supposed to get a green colored effect after it has been exposed to air or water u can still make it out from greese that something has been too rusty
Short Definition : border; edge, rim, or margin; Ex. on the verge of: very near to; V: border on
(noun) a region marking a boundary
(noun) the limit beyond which something happens or changes
on the verge of tears
on the brink of bankruptcy
(noun) a ceremonial or emblematic staff
(noun) a grass border along a road
(verb) border on; come close to
His behavior verges on the criminal
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for verge
Assume VER(very)+ge(edge)= very edge means edge,border,margin,etc.,
VERGE...VERGED AND EMERGED. The cops verged in (came close) on the thieves as soon as they emerged (came out of) from their hideout.
Short Definition : having the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
(adj) appearing to be true or real
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for verisimilar
veri - truth
remember veriserum from Harry Potter which makes u tell the truth even if u drin a drop of it
verisimilar = very + similar. when two flowers (or any thing )look alike we ll tell that these two are very similar. so we cant find which one is real flower and which one is artificial. so the verisimilar flower looks alike
Verisimilar... facsimile (an exact copy of something) is the opposite of verisimilar ( a true picture).
versi= truth and attitude
(apperance of thruth)
Short Definition : appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
(noun) the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for verisimilitude
ver + similar + tude; 'ver' means true and 'tude' means a state, so 'verisimilitude'means 'the state of being true'.
Verisimilitude..very + similar + attitude... she tried to put up a very similar attitude.... (verisimilitude..try to put up an appearance).
veri + simili + tude : very similar to truth. Therefore, quality of seeming truth.
VERISIMILITUDE=VERITY+SIMILITUDE. In other words, VERITY confirmed by APPEARANCE.
ver (truth) + similitude >>> similar to truth..
very + simple + dude in party as real and truth appearance
Short Definition : being truly so; real or genuine; actual; not false or imaginary
(adj) often used as intensifiers
a regular morass of details
a regular nincompoop
he's a veritable swine
(adj) not counterfeit or copied
an authentic signature
a bona fide manuscript
an unquestionable antique
photographs taken in a veritable bull ring
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for veritable
veritable--veri(verify)+table--something that is true can be verified.
it is derived from the root word "ver" which means TRUTH.. hence veritable refers to BEING TRUE / GENUINE
veritable = verifiable... something verifiable shud be genuine and true..
veritable ... very true
This is the veri Table i showed you yesterday .. Not a counterfeit!
Veritable and literal sound the same and they both mean, exact..not an exaggerated form of something.
verified + table >> the tables sold in furniture malls is verified and certified teak wood tables, and not fake or duplicate...
Veritable : Vegetable -- Can you copy or make a counterfeit of Vegetable ?? no it is veritable...
verifying a math table is not required its genuine.
Short Definition : quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
(noun) conformity to reality or actuality
they debated the truth of the proposition
the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat
he was famous for the truth of his portraits
he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities
(noun) an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for verity
Pronounce it as "Very T" i.e; very true.
Verity and reality have similar sounds. They both mean, the actual (true) fact not some kind of fantasy.
Same as verify.. truth can be verified...