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n foppish
vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
conceit
vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
n multifarious
varied; greatly diversified; Ex. multifarious activities
diverge
vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
isotope
varying from of an element
conveyance
vehicle; transfer; act of conveying; Ex. public conveyance
n tarantula
venomous spider
s hazard
venture; put in danger; risk; Ex. hazard a guess; N: possible source of danger
mammal
vertebrate animal whose female suckles its young
s foul
very bad or disagreeable; very dirty; Ex. foul smell/flavor/temper/language/air/deed/weather/means; N. act against the rules; V. make or become foul; commit a foul
n execrable
very bad; detestable
n gingerly
very carefully; ADJ.
wary
very cautious; watchful
corpulent
very fat; N. corpulence
n munificent
very generous in giving; Ex. munificent benefactor; N. munificience
n pernicious
very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
lofty
very high
momentous
very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
n myriad
very large number; ADJ. CF. ten thousand
pauper
very poor person
infinitesimal
very small
n mite
very small object or insect-like creature; small coin
iota
very small quantity
n taper
very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
n shaving
very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
n crass
very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
n nefarious
very wicked
s mortar
vessel in which substances are crushed with a pestle
s veto
vested power to reject a bill; exercise of this right; V: prevent or forbid by exercising the power of veto
n exasperate
vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
oscillate
vibrate pendulumlike; waver
n vise
vice; tool for holding work in place; clamping device
onslaught
vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
n acetic
vinegary
infringe
violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
profane
violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
infraction
violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
transgression
violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
throes
violent anguish
n ruffian
violent scoundrel; bully
s convulsion
violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
n maelstrom
violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
impetuous
violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
boisterous
violent; rough; noisy
n unbridled
violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
n rapacious
voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
s blackball
vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
s constituency
voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
s swear
vow; promise; use profane oaths; use offensive words
s notch
V-shaped cut in a surface; V.
insomnia
wakefulness; inability to sleep
s limp
walk lamely; ADJ: lacking firmness; weak
s swagger
walk or behave with an over-confident manner
s wade
walk through a substance, such as water, that impedes movement
s tramp
walk with a heavy step; travel on foot; N: vagrant; one who travels aimlessly about; long walk; sound of heavy walking
s tread
walk; trample; N: grooved face of a tire; horizontal part of a step
n peripatetic
walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
amble
walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
n mural
wall painting
n welter
wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
ramble
wander aimlessly (physically or mentally); digress
vagabond
wanderer (without a permanent home); tramp
n errant
wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
digression
wandering away from the subject; V. digress
vagrant
wandering from place to place; roving; stray; moving in a random fashion; Ex. vagrant thoughts; N. vagrancy
nomadic
wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
n itinerant
wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher
migratory
wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
parry
ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF. ¸·´Â´Ù´Â °³³äÀÌ ¾Æ´Ô
bellicose
warlike
martial
warlike; of war; Ex. martial art/law
n chafe
warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
cordial
warmly friendly; gracious; heartfelt; Ex. cordial welcome
admonish
warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
n dire
warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
ablution
washing
n fritter
waste (time or money on unimportant things)
s litter
waste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily); V: cover untidily with scattered litter
n dross
waste matter; worthless impurities
squander
waste; spend foolishly
n haggard
wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
n profligate
wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
prodigal
wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
n wastrel
waster; profligate
atrophy
wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
s oversee
watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
vigilant
watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
gargoyle
waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
n brandish
wave around (a weapon); flourish
n vacillate
waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
fluctuate
waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
s decrepit
weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
impotent
weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
frail
weak; N. frailty
debilitate
weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
undermine
weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
s emasculate
weaken; castrate
invalidate
weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
n extenuate
weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
enervate
weaken; take away energy from