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Flashcards in Letter V Deck (92):
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vacillate

to sway back and forth; to hesitate in making a decision

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vagabond

a wanderer

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vagary

an odd notion; an unpredictable action

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vagrant

a homeless person; a wanderer

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vain

conceited; excessively proud about one.s appearance

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vainglorious

boastfully proud

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valedictory

saying farewell

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valiant

courageous; brave

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valid

true; logical; sound

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validate

to approve; to confirm

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valor

courage; bravery

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vanguard

the front part

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vanity

excessive pride; conceit

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vanquish

to defeat

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vapid

uninteresting; tasteless; tedious

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variegated

having different colors; diversified

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vaunt

to brag or boast

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veer

to change direction

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vegetate

lead a dull, inactive life

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vehement

forceful; furious

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velocity

speed

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venal

corrupt; able to be bribed

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vendetta

bitter quarrel or feud

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veneer

an outward show that misrepresents

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venerable

worthy of respect

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venerate

to regard with respect

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venial

excusable; minor

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venomous

poisonous; spiteful; malicious

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vent

to give release to; to be relieved of a feeling

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venturesome

daring; adventurous; risky

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veracious

truthful; honest

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verbatim

word for word

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verbiage

overabundance of words

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verbose

wordy

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verdant

green; flourishing

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verisimilitude

the appearance of truth

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veritable

true; actual; genuine

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verity

truth

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vernacular

native language; informal speech

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vernal

pertaining to spring

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versatile

good at many things; serving many purposes

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vertex

top; highest point

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vertiginous

whirling; dizzy; unstable

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verve

energy; enthusiasm

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vestige

a trace; visible evidence of something that is no longer present

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veteran

an experienced person

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vex

to irritate; to annoy

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viable

capable of living; workable; practicable

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viaduct

a bridge

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viands

various foods

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vicarious

taking the place of another person or thing; substituted

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viceroy

a representative; a deputy appointed by a

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sovereign

to rule a province

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vicissitudes

unpredictable changes; ups and downs

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victimize

to make a victim of; to swindle or cheat

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victuals

food

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vie

to compete

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vigilant

watchful

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vignette

a short literary sketch; a decorative design

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vilify

to speak evil of; to defame

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vindicate

to clear of guilt or blame

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vindictive

spiteful; seeking revenge

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vintage

representative of the best (especially of wines)

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viper

a poisonous snake; a malignant or spiteful person

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virago

a loud, bad-tempered woman; a shrew

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virile

masculine; manly

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virtuoso

an expert; a skilled person

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virulent

deadly; poisonous; harmful

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visage

the face; appearance

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visceral

pertaining to instinctive rather than intellectual motivation

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viscous

sticky

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vista

a distant view

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vitiate

to weaken; to impair

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vitreous

of or like glass

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vitriolic

biting; sharp; bitter

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vituperate

to scold; to criticize

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vivify

to give life to; to enliven

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vixen

female fox; ill-tempered woman

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vociferous

loud; shouting

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vogue

fashion; style

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volant

capable of flying

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volatile

unstable; explosive

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volition

free will

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voluble

talkative; fluent

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voluminous

large; copious

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voluptuous

sensual; shapely

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voracious

extremely hungry; greedy

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votary

loyal follower

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vouchsafe

to grant; to allow or permit

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vulgar

showing poor taste or manners

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vulnerable

defenseless; open to attack

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vulpine

like a fox; clever