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verbatim
word for word; in the same words; repeating the actual words exactly
verbiage
pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
verbose
wordy
verdant
fresh and green
verdigris
green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
verge
border; edge, rim, or margin; ex. on the verge of: very near to
verisimilar
having the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
verisimilitude
appearing true or real
veritable
real, rightly named
verity
quality of being true; lasting truth or principle
vernacular
living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style
vernal
pertaining to spring
versatile
having many talents; capable of working in many fields; having many uses or functions
vertex
summit; highest point
vertigo
severe dizziness; giddiness
verve
spirit, vigor, enthusiasm
vestige
trace or sign
veto
vested power to reject a bill; exercise of this right
vex
annoy, distress, trouble
viable
capable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable
viand
food
vibrant
full of vigor or energy; vibrating
vicarious
experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute
vicar
parish priest; representative
vicissitude
change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune
victuals
food; provisions
vie
contend; compete
vigilance
watchfulness, self-appointed group who maintain order
vigilant
watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger
vigil
keeping watch (during normal sleeping hours)
vigilante
one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
vigor
active strength; energy; enthusiasm
vigorous
strong, energetic
vignette
small drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene
vilify
slander, say evil things
vindicate
clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge
vindictive
having a desire to revenge
vintner
wine merchant; winemaker; seller of wine
viper
poisonous snake
virago
a loud, domineering woman; a scold or nag
virile
manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
virtual
in essence; existing in essence though not in actual form; for practical purposes
virtue
goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage
virtuoso
highly skilled artist (esp. in music)
virulent
(of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter
virus
disease communicator
visage
face; appearance
visceral
of the internal organs of the body
viscid
adhesive; gluey
viscous
sticky/semi-fluid