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voracious
ravenous, starving. Wolf is a voracious animal, its hunger never satisfied.
vortex
whirlwind, whirlpoor; center of turbulence; predicament into which one ois inexorably plunged. Sucked into the vortex of the normado, Dorothy and Toto were carried from Kansas to Oz.
vouchsafe
grant condescendingly, guarantee. I can safely vouchsafe you fair return on your investment.
voyeur
Peeping tom, pervert. Jill called Jack a voyeur when she caught him aiming his binoculars at a bedroom window of the house next door.
vulnerable
susceptible to wounds.
virulent
extremely poisonous, hostile, bitter. Laid up with a virulent case of measles, Vera blamed her doctors because her recovery took so long. In fact, she bcame quite virulent on the subject of the quality of modern medical care.
virus
disease communicator.
visage
face, appearance. The stern visage of the judge sensations she had whenever she rode the roller coaster.
visceral
felt in one inner organs. She disliked the visceral sensations she had whenever she rode the roller coaster.
viscid
adhesive, gluely. The trunk of the maple tree was vicid with sap.
vise
tool for holding work in place. Before filing its edges, the keysmith took the blank key and fixed it firmly between the jaws of a vise.
visionary
produced by imagination, fanciful, mystical. She was given to visionary schemes that never materialized.
vital
vibrant, lively, critical, living, breathing. The vital, highly energetic first aid instructor stressed that it was vital in examining accident victims to note their vital signs.
vitreous
pertaining to or resembling glass. Although this plastic has many vitreous qualities such as transparency, it is unbreakable.
vitriolic
corrosive, sarcastic. Such vitriolic criticism is uncalled for.
vituperative
abusive, scolding. He bcame more vituperative as he realized that we were not going to grant him his wish.
vivacious
act of dissecting living animals. The society of the prevention of cruelty to animals opposed vivisection and deplored the practice os using animals in scientific experiments.
vixen
female fox, ill tempered woman. Aware that she was rght once again, he lost his temper and called her a shrew and a vixen.
vociferous
clamorous, noisy. The crowd grew vociferous in its anger and threatened to take the law into its own hands.
vogue
popular fashion. Jeans became the vogue on many college campuses.
viable
practical or workable, capable of maintaining life. The plan to build a new baseball stadium, though missing a few details, is viable and stands a good chance of winning popilar support.
viand
food. There was a variety of viands at the feast.
vicarious
acting as a stbstitute (me, Tanaka).
vicissitude
change of fortune. Humbled by life's vicissitudes, the last emperor of China worked as a lowly gardener in the palace over which he had once ruled.
victuals
food. I am very happy to be able to provide you with these victuals. I know you are hungry. (Me)
vie
contend, complete. Politicians vie with one another, competing for donations and votes.
vigilant
watchfully awake; alert to spot danger. From the battlement, the vigilant sentry kept his eyes open for any sign of enemy troops approaching.
vigor
active strength. eg. vigorous exercise.
vignette
picture, short literary sketch. The New YOrker published her latest vignette.
vilify
slander. Wagining a highly negative campaign, the candidate attempted to vilify his opponnt's reputation.