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vacillate
* waver; fluctuate
vagary
caprice; whim
vagrant
stray; random
vagrant
homeless wanderer
vainglorious
boastful; excessively conceited
valedictory
pertaining to farewell
vanguard
forerunners; advance forces
vapid
dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless
vassal
in feudalism, one who held land of a superior lord
vaunted
boasted; bragged; highly publicized
vegetate
live in a monotonous way
vehement
forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor
venal
capable of being bribed
vendetta
blood feud
veneer
thin layer; cover
venerate
* revere
venial
forgivable; trivial
venison
the mear of a deer
venom
poison; hatred
vent
small opening; outlet
ventral
abdominal
venture
risk; dare; undertake a risk
venturesome
bold
veracious
* truthful
veracity
truthfulness
verbiage
pompous array of words
verbose
* wordy
verdant
green; lush in vegetation
verdigris
gree coating on copper that has been exposed to the weather
verge
border; edge
verisimilar
probably or likely; having the appearance of truth
verisimilitude
appearance of truth; likelihood
veritable
actual; being truly so; not false or imaginary
verity
quality of being true; lasting truth or principle
vernacular
living language; natural style
vernal
pertaining to spring
vertex
summit
verve
enthusiasm; liveliness
vestige
trace; remains
viable
* practical or workable; capable of maintaining life
viand
food
vicarious
acting as a substitute; done by a deputy
vicissitude
change of fortune
victuals
food
vintner
winemaker; seller of wine
vignette
picture; short literary sketch
virile
manly
virulent
extremely poisonous; hostile; bitter
visceral
felt in one's innter organs
viscid
adhesive; gluey
viscous
* sticky; gluey
vise
tool for holding work in place
visionary
produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical
vital
vibrant and lively; critical; living; breathing
vitiate
spoil the effect of; make inoperative
vitreous
pertaining to or resembling glass
vitriolic
corrosive; sarcastic
vituperative
* abusive; scolding
vivisection
act of dissecting living animals
vixen
female fox; ill-tempered woman
vociferous
clamorous; noisy
volatile
* changeable; explosive; evaporating rapidly
volition
act of making a conscious choice
voluble
fluent; glib; talkative
vortex
whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence
vouchsafe
grant condescendingly; guarantee
vulpine
like a fox