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vindicate
free from blame, exonerate, justify or support. (I am vindicated, I am selfish I am wrong...) Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional.
vindicate
out for revenge, malicious.
vintner
winemarker, seller of wine
viper
poisonous snake.
virile
manly. (John) I do not accept the premise that a man is virile only when he is belligerent.
virtual
in essence, for practical purposes. She is a virtual financial wizard when it comes to money mattters
virtue
goodness, moral excellence, good quality. A virtue carried to extremes can turn into something resembling vice; humility, for example, can degernate into sevility and spinelessness.
virtuoso
highly skilled artist. The child prodigy Yehudi Menuhin grew into a virtuoso whose virtuosity on the violin thrilled millions.
verbatim
word for word. He repeated the message verbatim
verbiage
pompous array of words, nonsense. After we had waded through all the verbiage, we discovered that the writer had said very little.
verbose
wordy. We had to make some major cuts in Senator Foghorn'sspeech because it was far too verbose.
verdant
green; lush in vegetation. Monet's paintings of the verdant meadows were symphonies in green
verdigris
green coating on copper that has been exposed to the weather.
verge
border, edge. Madame curie knew that she was on the verge of discovering the secres of radioactive elements.
versimilar
probably or liekly; having the appearance of trueth. Something verisimilar is very similar to the truth, or at least seems to be.
verisimilitude
appearance of truth; likelihood. Critics praised her for the verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth. She was completely believeable.
veritable
actual; being truly so; not false or imaginary. At his computer, Pavel is a veritable wizeard, creating graphic effects that seem magical to progammers less skilled than he.
verity
quality of being true; lasting truth or principle. Do you question the verity of Kato Kaelin's testimony about what he heard the night NIcole Brown Simpson was slain? The the skeptic, everything was relative: there were no eternal verities in which one could believe.
vernacular
living language; natural style. Cut out the old-fashioned "thee's' and 'thou's' and write in the vernacular.
vernal
pertaining to spring. We may expect showers all during the month of April.
versatile
having many talents; capable of working many fields. She was a versatile athelete, earning vasity letters in basketball, hockey, and track. (eg. Versatile Squad)
vertex
summit. Let us drop a perpendicular line from the vertex of the triangle to the base.
vertigo
severe dizziness. When you test potential plane pilots for susceptibility to spells of vertigo, be sure to hand out airsick bags.
verve
enthusiasm; liveliness. She approached her studies with such verve that it was impossible for her to do poorly.
vestige
trace, remains. We discovered vestiges of early Indian life in the cave.
vex
annoy; distress. Please try not to vex your mother; she is doing the best she can.
velocity
speed
venal
capable of being bribed. The venal policeman accepted the bribe offered him by the speeding motorist whom he had stopped.
vendetta
blood feud. the rival mobs engaged in a bitter vendetta.
vendor
seller. The fruit vendor sold her wares from a stall on the sidewalk
veneer
thin layer; cover. Casual acquaintances were deceived by his veneer of sophistication and failed to revognize his fundamental shallowness.
venerable
deserving high respect. We do not mean to be disrespectful when we refuse to follow the advice of our venerable leader.
venerate
revere, respect. In Tibet today, the common people still venerate their traditional spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama
venial
forgivable, trail. When Jean Valjean stole a loaf of bread to feed his starving sister, he committed a venial offense.
vension
the meat of a deer. The hunters dined on vension.
venom
poison; hatred. (Harry potter's Snape, black magic). Bitten by his ankle by a venomous snake, the cowboy contortionist curled up like a pretzel and sucked the venom out of the wound.
vent
small opening; outlet. The wine didnot flow because the air vent in the barrel was clogged.
vent
express; utter. He vented his wrath on his class
ventral
abdominal. We shall now examine the ventral plates of this serpent, not the dorsal side.
ventriloquist
someone who can make his or her voice seem to come from another person or thing. This ventriloquist does an act in which she has a conversation with a wooden dummy.
venture
risk; dare; undertake a risk. Fearing to ditress the actors, the timorous reviewer never ventured to criticise a performance in harsh terms
venturesome
bold. A group of venturesome women were the first to scale Mt. Annapurna.
venue
location
veracious
truthful. I can recommend him for this position because I have always found him veracious and reliable
veracity
truthfulness. Trying to prove HIll a liar, Senator Spector repeatedly questioned her veracity. Veracious
verbalize
put into words. I know you don't like to talk about these things. but please try to verbalize your feelings.
vapid
dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless. 'Boring' said Cher, as she suffered through yet another vapid lecture about Dead White Male Poets.
vaporize
turn into vapor (steam, gas, fog, etc_ "zap!" went Super Mario's atomic ray gun as he vaporized another deadly foe.
variegated
many-colored. Without her glasses. Gretchen saw the fields of tulips as a variegated blur
vassal
in feudalism, one who held land of a superior lord. The lord demanded that his vassals contributed more to his miliatry campaign.
vaunted
boasted; bragged; highly publizied. This much vaunted project proved a disappointment when it collaped.
veer
change in direction. After what seemed an enternity, the wind veered to the east and the storm abated.
vegetate
live in a monotonous way. I do not undertand how you can vegetate in this quiet village after the advefnturous life you have led.
vehement
forceful; intensity emotional; with marked vigor. Alred became so vehement in describing what was wrong with the Internal Revenue Service thta he began jumping up and down and gesticulating wildly. vehemence.
vantage
position giving an advantage. The fired upon the enemy from behind trees, walls and any other point of vantage they could find.
vagary
caprice, whim. She followed every vagary of fashion.
vagabond
wanderer; tamp. In summer, college students wander the roads of Europe like carefree vagabonds.
vacuous
empty, lacking in ideas; stupid. The cadidate's vacuous remarks annoyed the audience, who had hoped to hear more than empty platitudes.
vacillate
waver; fluctuate. Uncertain which suitor she ought to marry, the princess vacillated, saying now one, now the other.
uxorious
excessively devoted to one's wife. His friends laughed at him because he was so uxorious and submissive to his wife's desires.
untrammeled
without limits or restrictions, unrestrained. The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
untoward
unfortunately or unlucky; adverse; unexpected. Trying to sneak ou of the house, Huck had a most untoward encounter with Miss Watson, who thwarted his escape.
untenable
indefensible; not able to be maintained. Wayne is so contrary that, the more untenable a position is, the harder he'll try to defend it.
unsullied
untarnished, clean, pure. I am happy that my reputation is unsullied.
unsightly
ugly. Although James was an experienced emergency room nurse, he coccasionally became queasy when faced with a parcticularly unsightly injury.
unseemly
unbecoming; indecent; in poor taste. When Seymour put whoopee cushions on all the seats in the funeral parlor, his conduct was most unseemly.
unscathed
unharmed. They prayed he would come back from the war unscathed.
unsavory
distasteful; morally offensive. People with unsavory reputations should ont be allowed to work with young children
unruly
disobedient; lawless. The only way to curb this unruly mob is to use tear gas.
unrequited
not reciprocated. Suffering the pangs of unrequited love, Olivia rebukes Cesario for his hardheartedness
unravel
disentangel; solve. With equal ease Miss Marple unravelled tangle balls of yarn and baffling murder mysteries.
unprepossessing
unattractive. During adolescence many attractive young people somehow acquire the false notion that their appearance is unprepossessing.
unprecedented
novel; unparalled. For a first novel, Margaret Mitchell's book Gone with the Wind was an unprecedented success
unpalatable
distasteful; disagreeable. "I refuse to swallow your conclusion,' she said, finding his logic unpalatable.
unobtrusive
inconspicuous; not blatant. Reluctant to attract notice, the governess took a chair in a far corner of the room and tried to be as unobtrusive as possible.