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Upend

To set on an end
To affect or upset drastically

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Upstanding

Honest, respectable
Standing up, erect

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Urbane

Suave, courteous, and refined in manner

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Utilitarian

Designed to be useful or practical rather than attractive

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Utility

Being useful, profitable, or beneficial
Being functional rather than attractive

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Vapid

Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging; uninteresting, dull, boring

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Vice

Immoral or wicked behavior

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Vitreous

Like glass in appearance or physical properties

9

Volley

Number of bullets, arrows, projectiles discharged at one time
Series of utterances directed at someone in quick succession

10

Wanderlust

Strong desire to travel

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Wax (v.)

Moon: progressively larger part of surface illuminated
Become larger or stronger
Begin to speak/write about something in specified way

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Well-heeled

Wealthy

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Wend

Go in a specified direction, typically slowly or by an indirect route

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Wracked

Cause extreme physical or mental pain to; subject to extreme stress

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Wry

Using dry, mocking humor
(Of a person's face) twisted into expression of disgust, disappointment, or annoyance

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"Accepted as Gospel"

To believe something is completely true

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"At loggerheads"

Engaged in a head-on dispute

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"Fellow Feeling"

Sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

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"Flights of Fancy"

Ideas or thoughts that are full of imagination and not realistic

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"Gain currency"

Become current; become established