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Vacillate

V. waver; fluctuate.

Uncertain which suitor she ought to marry, the princess vacillated, saying now one, now the other.

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Vaporize

V. turn into vapor (steam, gas, fog, etc.)

"Zap!" went Super Mario's atomic ray gun as he vaporized another deadly foe.

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Venerate

V. revere.

In Tibet today, the common people still venerate their traditional spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

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Verbose

Adj. wordy.

Someone mute can't talk; someone verbose can hardly stop talking.

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Viable

Adj. practical or workable; capable of maintaining life.

That idea won't work. Let me see whether I can come up with a viable alternative.

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Vigor

N. active strength.

Although he was over seventy years old, Jack had the vigor of man in his prime.

Vigorous, Adj.

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Vilify

V. slander.

Waging a highly negative campaign, the candidate attempted to vilify his opponent's reputation.

Vilification, N.

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Vindicate

V. clear from blame; exonerate; justify or support.

The lawyer's goal was to vindicate her client and prove him innocent on all charges.

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Virtuoso

N. highly skilled artist.

The promising young cellist Yo-Yo Ma grew into a virtuoso whose performances thrilled audiences throughout the world.

Virtuousity, N.

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Virulent

Adj. extremely poisonous; hostile; bitter.

Laid up with a virulent case of measles, Vera blamed hr doctors because her recovery took so long.

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Volatile

Adj. changeable; explosive; evaporating rapidly.

The political climate today is extremely volatile: no one can predict what the electorate wil do next.

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Voluble

Adj. fluent; glib; talkative.

The excessively voluble speakers suffers from logorrhea; he runs off at the mouth a lot!