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Visceral

Visceral [ VIS-er-uhl ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. deep or affecting or felt in the viscera
2. unreasoning or instinctive
3. earthy or dealing with emotions that are crudeUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :I had a visceral feeling that my wish would come true, but it didn't.

Veracity

Veracity [ vuh-RAS-i-tee ][ noun ]MEANING :1. honesty or truthfulness
2. precision or accuracy
3. a fact or truthUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :He was detested by his colleagues to such an extent that his veracity was in question every time something went missing from the office.

Indistinct

Indistinct [ in-di-STINGKT ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. not explicit
2. unclearUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :His blasphemous words were indistinct to the people standing a mile away from him.

Incorrigibility

Incorrigibility [ in-KAWR-i-juh'-buh'l-i-tee ][ noun ]MEANING :a situation where correction or reform is not possibleUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :He was fired by his bosses for his incorrigibility when his miscalculation cost the company 5 million dollars.

Veritable

Veritable [ VER-i-tuh'-buh'l ][ adjective ]MEANING :genuine, real or not imaginaryUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :It took him two hours to prove to the police that he was a veritable actor from the Indian film industry.

Vanquish

Vanquish [ VANG-kwish ][ transitive verb ]MEANING :1. to conquer or overcome in battle
2. to defeat in a conquest, competition or conflict
3. to overpowerUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The English vanquished the Indian rebellion during the war of 1857.

Valorous

Valorous [ VAL-er-uh's ][ adjective ]MEANING :brave, courageous or valiantUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :Their valorous defence ultimately came to an end with the demise of their leader.

Waft

Waft [ waft, wahft  ][ noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]MEANING :1. (tr.v.) to propel or cause to move gently on a buoyant medium
2. (intr.v.) to float or drift gently esp. on the air
3. (n.) one, like sound or odour, that can be perceived faintlyUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :We got the waft of the cake even through the closed door.

Vigorous

Vigorous [ VIG-er-uhs ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. energetic, robust or strong
2. done energetically and forcefullyUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :A vigorous shaking of the reactants is often required to bring about a chemical reaction.

Undermine

Undermine [ uhn-der-MAHYN, UHN-der-mahyn ][ transitive verb ]MEANING :1. to weaken or attack by indirect or underhand means
2. dig or tunnel beneathUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :During the debate the speaker’s confidence was undermined by jeering from the back of the hall.

Foil

Foil [ foil  ][ noun, transitive verb ]MEANING :1. (tr.v.) to frustrate, thwart or prevent from succeeding
2. (n.) a defeat
3. (n.) a thin sheet of metal that can be used to wrap foodUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The police were unable to foil the robbery, which resulted in the demands for the resignation of the police inspector.