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vestige
smallest trace; relic
veto
right to refuse to admit/approve
vicissitude
1. change in circumstances/fortune
vignette
brief descriptive incident or scene
vilify
utter slander, defame
vim
robust energy and enthusiam
vindicate
free from blame
visceral
felt in, deep (visceral conviction), not intellectual, dealing with crude emotions; intuition
viscid
glutinous or sticky consistency
vista
pleasing view; mental view of imagined future
vitiate
impair, spoil quality or efficiency of
the comic impact is vitiated by obvious haste
vitrify
concert into glassy substance by heat and fusion
vitriolic
bitterly scathing, caustic
vituperate
abuse or censure severely, berate
vociferous
vehement insistent outcry
volition
free will, act of making a choice or decision
voluble
glib, fluent
voracious
insatiable, edacious, gluttonous, rapacious, ravenous
votary
a monk, nun, devotee, follower
waffle
talk/write foolishly, blather
waft
move gently through air
wag
person who makeds facetious jokes
warmonger
one who urges or attempts to stir up war
watershed
event marking a turning point in state of affairs
2. area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas
wax
increase in phase of intensity, become larger or stronger
waylay
wait for attack from ambush
welter
chaotic mass or jumble
wheedle
influence or entice by soft words or flattery; coax, banter, blandish,
whet
sharpen blade of, excite or stimulate
windbag
exhaustively talkative person
windy
bombastic
bombastic
high-sounding language with little meaning
winnow
1. blow air to remove chaff
2. examine in order to identigy most valuable elements
3. blowing
winsome
pleasing and engaging from childlike charm and innocence; sweet, dulcet, engaging
wistful
having a showing feeling f vague or regretful longing; nostalgic, yearning, longing, plaintive, regretful, rueful
wizen
becom dry, shrunken, and wrinkled; wither, shrivel, welter, wilt
worldly
of this world rather than spirtual
wrangler
ranch hand who takes care of the saddle horses
wrought
beaten out or shaped by hammering, made or fashioned
wry
1. using dry, mocking humor
2. twist face in disgust, disappointment
3. bending or twisted to one side
yoke
couple
yokel
naive or gullible inhabitant of rural area
zenith
highest point reached in heavens