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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 crude   USAGE 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 truth   USAGE 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. unclear   USAGE 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 possible   USAGE 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 imaginary   USAGE 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 overpower   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The English vanquished the Indian rebellion during the war of 1857.

Valorous

Valorous  [  VAL-er-uh's  ]   [  adjective  ]   MEANING :   brave, courageous or valiant   USAGE 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 faintly   USAGE 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 forcefully   USAGE 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 beneath   USAGE 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 food   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The police were unable to foil the robbery, which resulted in the demands for the resignation of the police inspector.
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