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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 something holy, especially because of age

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Veracity

Truthfulness

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Verbose

Using too many words
Not succinct
Circumlocutory

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Verisimilitude

Similarity to reality
The appearance of truth
Looking like the real thing

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Vernacular

Everyday speech
Idiom
Slang

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Vestige

A remaining bit if something
A last trace

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Vex

To annoy
To pester
To confuse

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Viable

Capable of living
Workable

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Vicarious

Experienced, performed, or suffered through someone else
Living through the experiences of another as though they were one's own experiences

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Vicissitude

Upheaval
Natural change
Change in fortune

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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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Virtuoso

A masterful musician
A masterful practitioner in some other field.

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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
Insistent on having one's way

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Wistful

Yearning
Sadly longing

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Zealous

Enthusiastically devoted to something
Fervent