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English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Total Gadha - Friday, 13 April 2007, 11:26 AM
 

CAT MBA English vocabulary

Will Turner: We're gonna steal a ship. That ship?
Jack Sparrow: Commandeer. We're gonna commandeer that ship. Nautical term.

While you are looking for answers to your MBA preparation towards the education industry here are some vocabulary delights from the entertainment industry. It is surprising how a movie endears itself to you through its cleverly-crafted dialogues and well-thought-out characters. The above dialogue, taken from the movie "The Pirates of the Caribbean" featured a dirty-looking well-spoken pirate named Jack Sparrow (brilliantly played by Johnny Depp) who spoke precise and vocabulary-rich English, better than any other character in the movie:

Murtogg: What's your name?
Jack Sparrow: Smith or Smithy.
Mullroy: What's your purpose in Port Royal, Mr. Smith?
Jack Sparrow: Well, then, I confess. It's my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder, and otherwise pilfer my weasly black guts out.

As a connoisseur of movies, I am used to paying strict attention to their dialogues. I can even sort movie dialogues in many categories and one of my favorite categories is the "vocabulary dialogues". If you thought Jack Sparrow had a good vocabulary, know that he is nothing but protoplasm compared with the masked character "V" (magnificently played by Hugo Weaving) in the movie "V for Vendetta". Here it is, V at his best:

CAT MBA English Vocabulary

Evey: Who are you?
V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of "what", and what I am is a man in a mask.
Evey: Well I can see that.
V: Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation, I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
Evey: Oh...right.
V: But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis personæ.
V: Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honour to meet you, and you may call me V.
Evey: Are you like.. a crazy person?

No he wasn't crazy. I bet he was a walking Webster's dictionary. But the movie is worth watching for anyone who loves the language or wants to develop a taste for it. Watching movies is a great way to develop your skills in the language. First, you subconsciously get used to many words. Second, you develop a feel for the language- tongue and ears. Third, if you're a person looking forward to enhancing your conversational skills, you cannot escape English movies. They give you the biggest skill required to become master of the language- thinking in English. And many a times, great movies have really thought-provoking dialogues. Here is one from the movie "The Incredible Shrinking Man"

CAT MBA English Vocabulary

Scott Carey: So close, the infinitesimal and the infinite. But suddenly, I knew they were really the two ends of the same concept. The unbelievably small and the unbelievably vast eventually meet, like the closing of a gigantic circle. I looked up, as if somehow I would grasp the heavens ... the universe ... worlds beyond number ... God's silver tapestry spread across the night. And in that moment, I knew the answer to the riddle of the infinite. I had thought in terms of Man's own limited dimension. I had presumed upon Nature. That existence begins and ends is Man's conception, not Nature's. And I felt my body dwindling, melting, becoming nothing. My fears melted away, and in their place came -- acceptance. All this vast majesty of creation -- it had to mean something. And then I meant something too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something too. To God, there is no zero. I STILL EXIST!
 

And if you are still with me, here is my final offering in the dialogue category, an exchange of words from "The Matrix Reloaded"-

CAT MBA English Vocabulary

The Architect: Hello, Neo.

Neo: Who are you?

The Architect: I am the Architect. I created the matrix. I've been waiting for you. You have many questions, and although the process has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably human. Ergo, some of my answers you will understand, and some of them you will not. Concordantly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realize it is also irrelevant.

Neo: Why am I here?

The Architect: Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden to sedulously avoid it, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here.

Neo: You haven't answered my question.

The Architect: Quite right. Interesting. That was quicker than the others.

The Architect: The matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the sixth version.

Neo: There are only two possible explanations: either no one told me, or no one knows.

The Architect: Precisely. As you are undoubtedly gathering, the anomaly's systemic, creating fluctuations in even the most simplistic equations.

Neo: Choice. The problem is choice.

The Architect: The first matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect, it was a work of art, flawless, sublime. A triumph equaled only by its monumental failure. The inevitability of its doom is as apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every human being, thus I redesigned it based on your history to more accurately reflect the varying grotesqueries of your nature. However, I was again frustrated by failure. I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind, or perhaps a mind less bound by the parameters of perfection. Thus, the answer was stumbled upon by another, an intuitive program, initially created to investigate certain aspects of the human psyche. If I am the father of the matrix, she would undoubtedly be its mother.

And here's an exercise for you guys- find out the meaning of all the difficult words in this article. Maybe you will realize that the entertainment industry has something to offer after all. While you are sweating it out for your CAT preparation, do go and watch some great movies. It will do you good.

 

Total Gadha

 

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Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by December Year - Friday, 13 April 2007, 11:38 AM
  Only one word for this article "Class"
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Die Hard - Friday, 13 April 2007, 01:18 PM
  tg=total genius
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Total Gadha - Friday, 13 April 2007, 01:29 PM
  Thanks Bharat,

You made my day blush

Total Gadha
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Nitya S - Friday, 13 April 2007, 01:43 PM
 

Hail TG!!

Nitya.

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Total Gadha - Friday, 13 April 2007, 01:46 PM
  Ahh well, TG is the name given to me by my mom. She always said, "ye to poora gadha hai." And moms are always right. smile
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Chhavi Kalani - Friday, 13 April 2007, 02:04 PM
  one word for it : Awesome!!!
Oh my God
by Vivek Singh - Friday, 13 April 2007, 03:01 PM
 

Hey! Who are you?

I might be wrong calling you TOTAL GADHA, but sincerely and seriously speaking you are total genious. You know one thing that i am not that good in English but still thinking of getting into some best MBA school in India. Every now and then i read your posting and developed an impression in my mind that MBA schools are not meant for fools like me. These are meant to the people like you.

Regards

Vivek Singh

Re: Oh my God
by Total Gadha - Friday, 13 April 2007, 04:28 PM
  Hi Vivek,

All sorts of people go to Top MBA Colleges, genius and not-so-genius alike. And the beauty of an exam like CAT is that everyone has a chance to get in. And I have seen many whose English or Quant was not good but still they got through. There are no rules except one: you should have the belief that come hell or high water, you will crack your CAT. Belief is not such an easy thing mind you, I see hundreds of students preparing for CAT every year but not believing in their hearts that they can really get into an IIM.
Unfortunately, I can teach Quant and Verbal to my students but I can't teach them attitude. And attitude is only what matters. Sad but true..

Total Gadha
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by kunal giani - Monday, 16 April 2007, 12:29 AM
  Hey TG
The first thing i noticed about u was ur sheer brilliance through witty humor.If I am not wrong u must be in ur third or fourt term , and i want to tell u that u have created an outstanding website with a blithesome feel to it even when  time is a luxury. Ur lessons  in quant & the RC article were amazing and very lucidly explained. I am benefiting a lot and its all thanks to ur ardent efforts (sometimes maybe at the cost of ur love life wink), but i would want u to take this to the next level coz this website has something very unique i.e u get everything under one roof and most importantly u can connect and understand each aspirant far better than anyone else coz u ve been there done that. N  one last thing, if u could update this site more frequently it ll be an icing on the cake..
Cheerz
kunal
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Total Gadha - Monday, 16 April 2007, 05:09 AM
  Hi Kunal,

I did not join an IIM. After I scored 770 in GMAT, joining an IIM makes no sense when I can join Harvard or Wharton with my 5 years of work ex and an IIT degree. But then I wanted to start something like TG and launched my own education company. So there!

You may not realize but TG hasn't even completed 5 months since its inception. I had NOT expected this kind of response. I was hoping that I would be secretly piling up material, at leisure, and the site would be 'discovered' one day. wink But suddenly, I have students coming from every country in the world and asking for more and more stuff. My lazy bones are already creaking because of overwork and pressure to upload more material sad

I am trying to upload stuff on the site as fast as I can but I don't want to do it at the cost of "quality" and "originality." If I get into mad rush of putting material on the site, I would just be copying older stuff and TG would become similar to any other mediocre sites you find on the net; they do not add any value at all. Do you know I scrapped my Simple Interest and Compount Interest chapter 6 times? (i'm not happy with it yet, btw).

In the end, if YOU don't get into an IIM this year after all my hard work and sacrifice of my love life, I'll personally come and break your neck. big grin

Cheers!

Total Gadha
Re: Oh my God
by Vivek Singh - Monday, 16 April 2007, 08:56 AM
 

Thank you sir, i will try my best and put in my effort to get excel in everything i want and also try to get as much as i can with this site.

 

 

Regards

Vivek Singh

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by scooby doooo - Monday, 16 April 2007, 08:54 PM
  thoughtfulhi tg..i know u have got an amazing vocabulory,its very clear from your posts.But i want to know that how to develop listening skills.I'm quite comfortable with rock music but when it comes to rap its very difficult to understand.please suggest a way to develop listening skills..
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Total Gadha - Monday, 16 April 2007, 11:28 PM
  Hi Puneet,

I must confess, I don't understand rap either. And I have a suspicion that even the rappers don't understand half of the things they say wink

What do you listen to in rock music? I'm a Zepplin, Hendrix and Floyd fan by the way. Was the guitarist of my band in IIT. But that has nothing to do with my listening skills. smile

I don't know how you develop it, I developed it through reading. See if that works for you.

Total Gadha
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by kunal giani - Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 01:27 AM
  Hi TG
This is the precise reason y i love this site..i can connect with u directly, n speak to u like i do with my frnds...anywys about tht IIM thing ill tell u in a years time how the air smells there and i sure love my neck smile..Thnks buddy for everythn i would be in touch always and would keep on pestering u with my queries.
kunal
p.s :- you can open a thread where all of us can mail to u exclusively..
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Total Gadha - Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 09:56 AM
  Hi Kunal,

Thank you. smile And yes, you can pester me with all your queries. This site can do with a lot of pestering smile

Let me find a way to implement your suggestion. Although, I make it a point even on TG that I talk to everyone. smile Maybe on weekends we can have a chat session on TG. smile

Keep Rocking!

Total Gadha
Please Help Me TG... :-(
by ramasubrahmanyam setti - Monday, 18 June 2007, 01:17 AM
 

Hi,

This is awesome.I want to thank you for your effort.I need your help.

I have all the time in this world(though I am working).IIM is the word that is alluring me from 2 years.I want to crack it this time at any cost.

I am resonable good in quant and I think with persistence I can do well in DI.I am not good in RC rather bad.I scored 87% in Verbal last time without touching RC at all.I am now concentrating on RC.I am now working on 1000 RC questions dialy.But I think I lack something... sad.

This is how I follow RC...please correct and suggest me some points I should follow...

1.I will first read the questions and then the passage.

2.I read the passage...firstly i will not understand...I will try to recollect but I fail in due course...

3.I will write diifficult words and will try to learn them.

My reading speed is 180 wpm

I read news paper(The Hindu) also.

I will be pleased If you can answer this problem..(I hope you can make out from the time I am posting this mail)

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by vamsi palem - Tuesday, 24 July 2007, 12:36 PM
  Well I swore to myself I won't watch any movies till I gave my CAT.............But reading this article gave my a convinient excuse(escape the guilt by the conscience) to watch Die hard 4.Not very sure if the move did any good for my vocablary .but movie was gr8
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Shilpy Pandey - Friday, 27 July 2007, 05:11 PM
 

Hello sir,

    I have recently joined this site, and I am really so lucky, because this is such a fabulous site. I am not good in english and I think you will be really helpful to me.

Thank you so much.

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Shilpy Pandey - Friday, 27 July 2007, 05:13 PM
 

Hello sir,

    I have recently joined this site, and I am really so lucky, because this is such a fabulous site. I am not good in english and I think you will be really helpful to me.

Thank you so much.

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by ravi teja - Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 04:51 PM
 

then what about english songs sir.why cant u discuss vocabulary in english songs too.

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by anushri patidar - Sunday, 7 October 2007, 01:18 AM
 

hey tg

can u help me with vocab i mean i have heard somewhere that mnemonics is one of the best way to develop

and rather i have gone some of the mnemonics from some site here n there and they really prove to be gud one

and plz can u do us a favour of putting a mnemonics vocab dictionary sort of thng i guess that wud be gr8 help for so many people like me out here puhlizzzzzzzz try n do that for u

anushri

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Kavita Chauhan - Sunday, 25 November 2007, 09:31 PM
 

advice takensmile

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by S P - Monday, 3 December 2007, 01:10 PM
  Hello TG,

While I was a total fan of V's dialogue, I didn't notice the one's in the other movies you've given!!

 Kudos to u!

And while i am pretty new to this site I have heard my friends rave about TG!!

Cheers ..
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Ankur Sharma - Saturday, 31 May 2008, 12:24 AM
 

wow..it reminded me my old days when me and my freind in hostel used to sit all night long in front the computer, repeatedly rewinding the scences to understand what he just spoke. We had never ending conversation and arguements on what's the meaning and theme of the movie.

And one more thing...one just can't get bored of any of the damn stuff on this site .. with loads of knowledgs nuggets undoubtedly.smile

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Gaurav Saxena - Thursday, 26 June 2008, 01:45 PM
 

hello TG,

You are the One Neo "Mr. Anderson"

Great .Totally Great Gadha.

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by prajna mohapatra - Friday, 27 June 2008, 08:28 PM
  hi TG. i joined this site recently and instantly became a fan of urs. this topic was really fabulous. 
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by shashank rohatgi - Saturday, 28 June 2008, 11:43 PM
  simply amazin
and proves me again to be a a gadha,havin watched all these movies- not understood coz of my poor vocab and never cared to put an effort to find out what they said, untill today!

thanks.
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Shreyansh Lunia - Sunday, 29 June 2008, 10:24 AM
  Simply Gr8888888888888888!!!!!
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Vikram Rathi - Monday, 30 June 2008, 08:07 PM
  hii...
really an amusing way...i have seen those movies before....but just because of the flow of the movie, i skipped(preferred to) those difficult words.
thx
Vikram
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by saurabh nigam - Tuesday, 1 July 2008, 11:58 AM
 

Goes without sayin.. a very motivating article for aspirants/movie lovers. It would be more fruitful if u provide few more great movies names with such Vocabularies for us, to include in the wardrobe aside Oxford dictionary.

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Ranjan Singh - Wednesday, 2 July 2008, 07:18 PM
 

I think this article has given me a new attitude for watching english movies.

Although I am a complete movie buff but never thought of enriching my vocab through movies.

Thanks TG

Ranjan

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Nitin Bhat - Friday, 4 July 2008, 10:37 AM
  really a masterpeice...
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by navneet kumar - Friday, 4 July 2008, 04:12 PM
 

Hi TG

         Amazing article.........Only TG can come out with such superb ideas....fun while learn......I m gonna grab few of them today only.

Thanx. 

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Serial Sinner - Friday, 4 July 2008, 08:09 PM
  "pilfer my weasly black guts out."-----jack sparrow!!

Hey guys,
What does this mean exactly...i know wat pilfer means but wat about the entire sentence???
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Nayan Jain - Tuesday, 8 July 2008, 08:50 AM
  Truely amazing!!!
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by surea mohapa - Tuesday, 8 July 2008, 09:17 PM
  It is not so funny to quote the article "class". It has tremendous capability to villify the soberity of voracious readers. A owe the special tribute.
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by avienash shende - Wednesday, 9 July 2008, 08:46 PM
  Simply fabulous
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by vijay k - Thursday, 10 July 2008, 02:41 PM
 

Hey TG,

Gr8 post ....best was the dialouges from V  ...gr8 way of learning....

never in my life i cud have learned sooooooooo many words starting with V smile

Regards

VJ

 

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by seiminthang lenthang - Monday, 14 July 2008, 11:22 PM
  hey TG,

hav been a real gadha until i com along TG..

yea a new dimension to learnin attained..

thanx..

bem..
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Piyush p - Tuesday, 15 July 2008, 11:50 AM
  Ultimate......
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by prash raghav - Tuesday, 15 July 2008, 11:26 PM
  i never thought bout these movies ,i just took these movies as a source of entertainment, thanks sir u gave me a different outlook towards the movies 
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by vivek singh - Friday, 18 July 2008, 06:25 PM
 

Lovely...!!! I have also seen the movie " V for vendetta" many times ,just to get more & more inspired & fascinated by the way "V" delivers every dialogue of his .This is certainly a very good article as it has picked all those beautiful & powerful words in a Para . Nice to see that it is giving people an another cause (& a better one smile) for watching a movie .

Thanks !

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Floydian _iva - Monday, 11 August 2008, 05:43 PM
  TG...here is a die Floyd fan with almost 21 GB collection..you name it and I have it.
Pretty recently I started reading the CAT verbal section, and I found it absolutely amazing. Quant and DI is not a problem for me, but consistently I screw verbal section. Looking forward this year to get into any IIMS. I refer your Quant and DI to brush up my knowledge. And I am slowly but continuously improving in verbal section now
Regards
Avi
ps: Stairway to heaven is my favourite nonfloydian song.
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Dagny Taggart - Monday, 11 August 2008, 08:38 PM
  Zeppelin and Floyd fans make us biased.evil 
My little contribution..
by violet m - Monday, 11 August 2008, 10:15 PM
 
Commandeer- 1. to seize for military use
2. to take as if by right: he commandeered the one waiting taxi outside the station
 
Nautical- adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation on a body of water.
 
Pillage- Verb
[-laging, -laged]
to steal property violently, often in war
Noun
1. the act of pillaging
2. something obtained by pillaging; booty [Old French piller to despoil]
 
Plunder-v. plun·dered, plun·der·ing, plun·ders
v.tr.
1. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; pillage: plunder a village.
2. To seize wrongfully or by force; steal: plundered the supplies.
v.intr.
To take booty; rob.
n.
1. The act or practice of plundering.
2. Property stolen by fraud or force; booty
 
Pilfer- v. pil·fered, pil·fer·ing, pil·fers
v.tr.
To steal (a small amount or item).
 
Connoisseur- n.
1. A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts.
2. A person of informed and discriminating taste: a connoisseur of fine wines.
 
Lieu- n. Archaic
Place; stead.
Idiom:
in lieu of
In place of; instead of.
 
Sobriquet- n.
1. An affectionate or humorous nickname.
2. An assumed name.
 
Vaudevillian- n.
One, especially a performer, who works in vaudeville.

vaudeville
Noun
variety entertainment consisting of short acts such as song-and-dance routines and comic turns
vi·car·i·ous play_w2("V0085600")  
adj.
1. Felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another: read about mountain climbing and experienced vicarious thrills.
2. Endured or done by one person substituting for another: vicarious punishment.
3.
a. Acting or serving in place of someone or something else; substituted.
b. Committed or entrusted to another, as powers or authority; delegated.
4. Physiology Occurring in or performed by a part of the body not normally associated with a certain function.
 
Vicariously- indirectly, as, by, or through a substitute; "she enjoyed the wedding vicariously"
Vicissitudes- Noun, pl
changes in circumstance or fortune
 
Visage- n.
1. The face or facial expression of a person; countenance.
2. Appearance; aspect: the bleak visage of winter.
 
Veneer Noun
1. a thin layer of wood or plastic used to cover the surface of something made of cheaper material
2. a deceptive but convincing appearance: nobody penetrated his veneer of modest charm
 
Vestige n.
1. A visible trace, evidence, or sign of something that once existed but exists or appears no more.
2. Biology A rudimentary or degenerate, usually nonfunctioning, structure that is the remnant of an organ or part that was fully developed or functioning in a preceding generation or an earlier stage of development.
 
vox populi n.
Popular opinion or sentiment.
 
valorous adj.
Marked by or possessing great personal bravery; valiant.
 
visitation Noun
1. an official visit or inspection
2. a punishment or reward from heaven
3. an appearance of a supernatural being
 
bygone adj.
Gone by; past: bygone days.
n.
One, especially a grievance, that is past: Let bygones be bygones.
 
vexation n.
1. The act of annoying, irritating, or vexing.
2. The quality or condition of being vexed; annoyance.
3. A source of irritation or annoyance.
 
vivified 1. To give or bring life to; animate: vivify a puppet; vivifying the brown grasslands.
2. To make more lively, intense, or striking; enliven: A smile may vivify a face.
 
vowed 1. An earnest promise to perform a specified act or behave in a certain manner, especially a solemn promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order: take the vows of a nun.
2. A declaration or assertion.
 
vanquish 1.
a. To defeat or conquer in battle; subjugate.
b. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
2. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress: "She had had to wrench herself forcibly away from Katharine, and every step vanquished her desire" Virginia Woolf.
 
venal 1.
a. Open to bribery; mercenary: a venal police officer.
b. Capable of betraying honor, duty, or scruples for a price; corruptible.
2. Marked by corrupt dealings, especially bribery: a venal administration.
3. Obtainable for a price.
 
virulent 1.
a. Extremely infectious, malignant, or poisonous. Used of a disease or toxin.
b. Capable of causing disease by breaking down protective mechanisms of the host. Used of a pathogen.
2. Bitterly hostile or antagonistic; hateful: virulent criticism. See Synonyms at poisonous.
3. Intensely irritating, obnoxious, or harsh.
 
vermin 1. Various small animals or insects, such as rats or cockroaches, that are destructive, annoying, or injurious to health.
2. Animals that prey on game, such as foxes or weasels.
3.
a. A person considered loathsome or highly offensive.
b. Such people considered as a group
 
 vanguarding 1. The foremost position in an army or fleet advancing into battle.
2.
a. The foremost or leading position in a trend or movement.
b. Those occupying a foremost position.
 
 vice 1. an immoral or evil habit or action: greed is only one of their vices
2. a habit regarded as a weakness in someone's character: one of his few vices is cigars
3. criminal activities involving sex, drugs, or gambling
 
vouchsafing 1. Old-fashioned to give or grant: she has powers vouchsafed to few
2. to offer assurances about; guarantee: he absolutely vouchsafed your integrity
 
 volition 1. The act or an instance of making a conscious choice or decision.
2. A conscious choice or decision.
3. The power or faculty of choosing; the will.
 
 Vengeance 1. the act of killing, injuring, or harming someone for revenge
2. with a vengeance to a much greater extent or with much greater force than expected: my career was beginning to take off with a vengeance
 
 vendetta  1. a long-lasting quarrel between people or organizations in which they attempt to harm each other: it's an inexplicable vendetta against the firm and its directors
2. a private feud between families in which members of one family kill members of the other family in revenge for earlier murders
 
 votive 1. Given or dedicated in fulfillment of a vow or pledge: a votive offering.
2. Expressing or symbolizing a wish, desire, or vow: a votive prayer; votive candles.
 
 Vain 1. To no avail; without success: Our labor was in vain.
2. In an irreverent or disrespectful manner: took the Lord's name in vain.
 
 Veracity 1. Adherence to the truth; truthfulness. See Synonyms at truth.
2. Conformity to fact or truth; accuracy or precision: a report of doubtful veracity.
3. Something that is true.
 
 Vindicate 1. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof: "Our society permits people to sue for libel so that they may vindicate their reputations" Irving R. Kaufman.
2. To provide justification or support for: vindicate one's claim.
 
 Vigilant On the alert; watchful.
Virtuous 1. Having or showing virtue, especially moral excellence: led a virtuous life.
2. Possessing or characterized by chastity; pure: a virtuous woman.
 
 Verily in truth; certainly; "I verily think so"; "trust in the Lord...and verily thou shalt be fed"
Vichyssoise A thick creamy potato soup flavored with leeks and onions, usually served cold.
 
 Verbiage   1. An excess of words for the purpose; wordiness.
2. The manner in which something is expressed in words: software verbiage.
 
 Veers  1. To alter the direction of; turn: veered the car sharply to the left.
2. Nautical To change the course of (a ship) by turning the stern windward.
 
 Verbose  Using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words
Irrevocably  Impossible to retract or revoke: an irrevocable decision.
Ergo conj.
Consequently; therefore.
adv.
Consequently; hence.
 
 
Concordantly Harmonious; agreeing.
Sedulously  Persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous.
Inexorably  Not capable of being persuaded by entreaty; relentless: an inexorable opponent; a feeling of inexorable doom.
Sublime  1. Characterized by nobility; majestic.
2.
a. Of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth.
b. Not to be excelled; supreme.
3. Inspiring awe; impressive.
4. Archaic Raised aloft; set high.
 
Triumph 1. To be victorious or successful; win.
2. To rejoice over a success or victory; exult.
 
Grotesqueries 1. Characterized by ludicrous or incongruous distortion, as of appearance or manner.
2. Outlandish or bizarre, as in character or appearance. See Synonyms at fantastic.
3. Of, relating to, or being the grotesque style in art or a work executed in this style.
 
Eluded 1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill: The suspect continues to elude the police.
2. To escape the understanding or grasp of: a name that has always eluded me; a metaphor that eluded them.
 
Psyche  1. The spirit or soul.
2. Psychiatry The mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior and consciously or unconsciously adjusting or mediating the body's responses to the social and physical environment.
 
 
Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Pravin Vaidya - Thursday, 4 September 2008, 12:48 PM
 

Hi TG,

I don't know how wise it would be to ask you about the preparation of CAT just before the 2 months of D day. It may be all because of my laziness that i was not able to concentarte . But still could you please put some thoughts for me to revive myself and riddance of this. I would really appreciate if you give some suggestion to me.

 

Pravin

 

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by prabjeet singh - Sunday, 21 June 2009, 12:19 PM
 

for me TG IS ,THROUGH GOD

       PLEASE TELL HOW CAN I PREPARE for maths , i am little bit poor in maths so please tell me how to start

Re: English Vocabulary in the Movies
by Netra Mehta - Wednesday, 2 September 2009, 03:16 AM
  Gr888 article TG approve
Simply superb!!!
Especially Mr.V smile cool
Re: My little contribution..
by lazy gadha - Tuesday, 5 October 2010, 03:19 PM
 

that's really legible V M

 

great many thanks for such a nice job....smile