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vegetate

v. live in a monotonous way

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vehement

adj. impetuous; with marked vigor

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vellum

n. parchment

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veneer

n. thin layer; cover

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venerable

adj. deserving high respect

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venerate

v. revere

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venial

adj. forgivable; trivial

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ventral

v. abdominal

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veracious

adj. truthful

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verbiage

n. pompous array of words

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verbose

adj. wordy

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verdant

adj. green' fresh

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verdigris

n. a green coating on copper which has been exposed to the weather

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verity

n. truth; reality

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vernal

adj. pertaining to spring

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vestige

n. trace; remains

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viand

n. food

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vicarious

adj. acting as a substitute

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vicissitude

n. change of fortune

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victuals

n. food

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vie

v. contend; compete

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vigilance

n. watchfulness

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vilify

v. slander

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vindicate

v. clear of charges

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vindictive

adj. revengeful

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virago

n. shrew; a loud-voiced, ill-tempered, scolding woman

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virile

adj. manly

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virulent

adj. extremely poisonous

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visage

n. face; appearance

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viscid

adj. sticky; adhesive

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viscous

adj. sticky; gluey

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visionary

adj. produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical

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vitiate

v. spoil the effect of; make inoperative

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vitriolic

adj. corrosive; sarcastic

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vituperative

adj. abusive; scolding

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vociferous

adj. clamorous; noisy

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vogue

n. popular fashion

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volatile

adj. evaporating rapidly; lighthearted; mercurial

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volition

n. act of making a conscious choice

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voluble

adj. fluent; glib

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voluptuous

adj. gratifying the senses; pleasuring (sensuously)

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voracious

adj. ravenous

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votary

n. follower of a cult

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vouchsafe

v. grant condescendingly; guarantee

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vying

v. contending

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waggish

adj. mischievous; humorous; tricky

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waive

v. give up temporarily; yield

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wanton

adj. unruly; unchaste; excessive

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wheedle

v. cajole; coax; deceive by flattery

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whet

v. sharpen; stimulate

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whit

n. smallest speck

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wily

adj. cunning; artful

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winsome

adj. agreeable; gracious; engaging

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witless

adj. foolish; idiotic

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witticism

n. witty saying; facetious remark

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wizened

adj. withered; shriveled

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wont

n. custom; habitual procedure

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worldly

adj. engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual

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wraith

n. ghost; phantom o fa living person

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wrest

v. pull away; take by violence

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zealot

n. fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal

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zenith

n. point directly overhead in the sky; summit

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zephyr

n. gentle breeze; west wind

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venal

adj. capable of being bribed