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61 Cards in this Set

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volitive adj
Exercising the will
voluble adj
Having great fluency in speaking
voluptuous adj
having fullness of beautiful form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or sensual quality
voracious adj
Eating with greediness or in very large quantities
vortex n
A mass of rotating or whirling fluid, especially when sucked spirally toward the center
votary adj
Consecrated by a vow or promise
votive adj
Dedicated by a vow
vulgarity n
Lack of refinement in conduct or speech
vulnerable adj
Capable of receiving injuries
waif n
A homeless, neglected wanderer
waistcoat n
A vest
waive v
To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim
wampum n
Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency
wane v
To diminish in size and brilliancy
wantonness n
warlike adj
wavelet n
A ripple
weak-kneed adj
Without resolute purpose or energy
weal n
wean v
To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment
wearisome adj
wee adj
Very small
well-bred adj
Of good ancestry
well-doer n
A performer of moral and social duties
well-to-do adj
In prosperous circumstances
whereabouts n
The place in or near which a person or thing is
whereupon adv
After which
wherever adv
In or at whatever place
wherewith n
The necessary means or resources
whet v
To make more keen or eager
whimsical adj
whine v
To utter with complaining tone
wholly adv
wield v
To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command
wile n
An act or a means of cunning deception
winsome adj
wintry adj
Lacking warmth of manner
wiry adj
Thin, but tough and sinewy
witchcraft n
witless adj
Foolish, indiscreet, or silly
witling n
A person who has little understanding
witticism n
A witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment
wittingly adv
With knowledge and by design
wizen v
To become or cause to become withered or dry
wizen-faced adj
Having a shriveled face
working-man n
One who earns his bread by manual labor
workmanlike adj
Like or befitting a skilled workman
workmanship n
The art or skill of a workman
wrangle v
To maintain by noisy argument or dispute
wreak v
To inflict, as a revenge or punishment
wrest v
To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing
wretchedness n
Extreme misery or unhappiness
writhe v
To twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress
writing n
The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs
wry adj
Deviating from that which is proper or right
yearling n
A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old
zealot n
One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner
zeitgeist n
The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch
zenith n
The culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness
zephyr n
Any soft, gentle wind
zodiac n
An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets