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Vacillate

To be indecisive; to waver

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Vapid

Without liveliness; dull; spiritless

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Vehement

Intense; forceful; violent

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Venal

Capable of being bribed; willing to do anything for money; corrupt

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Venerate

To revere; to treat as holy, especially because of great age

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Veracity

Truthfulness

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Verisimilitude

Similarity to reality; the appearance of truth; looking like the real thing

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Vernacular

Every day speech; slang

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Vestige

A remaining bit of something

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Vex

To annoy; to confuse

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Viable

Capable of living

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Vicarious

Experienced through someone else

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Vicissitude

Upheaval; natural change

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Vilify

To say vile things about; to defame

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Vindicate

To clear from all blame or suspicion; to justify

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Vindictive

Seeking revenge

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Virulent

Extremely poisonous; malignant; full of hate

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Visionary

A dreamer; someone with impractical goals or ideas about the future

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Vitiate

To make impure; to pollute

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Vitriolic

Caustic; full of bitterness

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Vocation

An occupation; a job

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Vociferous

Loud; noisy

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Volatile

Quick to evaporate; highly unstable; explosive

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Volition

Will; conscious choice

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Wanton

Malicious; unjustifiable; unprovoked; egregious

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Willful

Deliberate; obstinate

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Wistful

Yearning; sadly longing

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Zealous

Enthusiastically devoted to something; fervent