Words starting with ” v ” for SAT, GRE, GMAT, CAT skmclasses Bangalore

vade mecum – [Latin, go-with-me] a ready-reference book; a manual. hence also: something regularly carried about by a person

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Vade Mecum is at

vadose – of or relating to water just above the phreatic water, in the zone of aeration

vagary – a wild or fanciful notion or act; a whim

vainglorious – boastful self-importance; “too big for his britches”; “having a swelled head”

swelled – Feeling self-importance – She had swelled with pride

vainglorious boastful self-importance by woman


valetudinarian – a sickly or weak person, esp. one constantly and morbidly concerned with his health

Valhalla – toponym (often ironic; often lower case): the place of honor for heroic combatants

validictorian – (North America) a student who delivers the valedictory at a graduation ceremony

vamoose – informal: to depart suddenly and hurriedly

vamp – 1. the upper front part of a shoe or boot 2. [eponym: abbreviation of vampire] a woman who uses sexual attraction to exploit men (verb: to so use)

van – the vanguard; the forefront

van dyke – eponym: a trim, pointed style of beard

vanity google – see Google

vaquero – a cowboy; a cattle-driver [esp. used in Texas] [from Spanish vaca cow]

varlet – a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

Trapping men to see something

vatic – of or about a prophet

velar – articulated with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate [velum – the soft palate]

vellicate – 1. to move with spasmodic convulsions; to twitch 2. to pull off; to pluck, as: Women villicate their eyelashes.]

vellum – fine parchment made from the skin of a young animal: lamb, calf, etc. (or paper resembling same)

velocipede – an early bicycle push by pedals on the front wheel, or by pushing feet along the ground

velodrome – an arena for bicycle racing or motorcycle racing

venal – corruptible; open to bribery (contrast venial, venery¹, venery²)

venery¹ – sexual love (adj. venereal) (contrast venal and items listed there)

venery² – the act or sport of hunting (adj. venatic; venatical) (contrast venal and items listed there)

venial (also here) – (of a fault or offence) forgivable; not heinous; slight and pardonable (contrast venal and items listed there)

ventifact – a stone that has been shaped, polished, or faceted by wind-driven sand

verbiage – two very different meanings: 1. derogatory: verbosity; wordiness 2. the manner of expressing something in words (“Messages and orders must use concise, military verbiage.” – G. S. Patton)

verdure – the lush greenness of flourishing vegetation; also, metaphorically: a fresh or flourishing condition: the verdure of childhood (see also link here)

Verfremdungseffekt – the ‘alienation effect’; the drama technique of keeping the audience aware that they are watching a drama, of not causing them to think of it as actual events unfolding before them

verge (noun) – 1. a rod or staff of authority, or the “penis” of certain invertebrates 2. something that borders (British: a paved or planted strip of land at the edge of a road; shoulder)

vermeologist – one who treats of worms; a helminthologist

vermiculturist – one who farms, breeds and cares for worms

vermilion – a bright red or scarlet

vernalagnia; vernorexia – a romantic mood brought on by spring (also known as spring fever)

vernier – eponym: a small auxiliary device to make fine adjustment in the main device

veronica – eponym: a bullfighting pass in which the cape passes slowly over the bull’s face

vertiginous – (lit. or fig.) dizzying, disorienting; the feeling of looking down from a frightening height

verwaltungsvereinfachungsmassnahmen – Austrian, for the government’s effort to simplify the language of its public documents (how ironic!)

vespertine – of, related to or happening in the evening

Vespertine related to happening in the evening

vexillology – the study of flags

viands – 1. foods, esp. very choice or delicious dishes (the singular form exists, but is very rare) 2. provisions, food

viatical agreement – investment in the life span of an old or dying person: a purchase, for a fee, of the right to their life insurance proceeds upon their death

Viatical agreement investment in the life span of an old or dying man

Victorian – eponym: exaggeratedly proper in manners

vig – [short for vigorish] 1. the interest paid to a loan shark 2. a charge taken by a bookie, on bets

vigesimation – the act of putting to death every twentieth man (note: may be a phony “word”.)

vigintillion – the number expressed as a 1 followed by sixty-three zeros

vilipend – 1. to view with contempt; despise. 2. to speak ill of; disparage

vilipend view with contemptdespise to speak ill of disparage

villain (etymology) – M.L. villanus “farmhand,” L. villa “country house”. (Why would folks from rural areas would be considered villainous? To answer, see pagan.)

villanelle – a 19 line poem of 5 tercets (3 lines) and a final quatrain, with a certain refrain pattern

vinaceous – wine-colored (the color of red wine). With rare exceptions, this word is used only in descriptions of birds.

vincible – capable of being overcome or defeated (contrast the familiar word invincible)

vindaloo – a hot Indian curry dish, Portuguese in origin

vindictive – seeking revenge

vinegaroon; vinegarroon – a whip scorpion, of the southwestern United States and Mexico, that emits a vinegary odor when aroused

viper – 1. a poisonous snake with large hinged fangs 2. a spiteful or treacherous person

25 Mom scolding the child

virago – a domineering, violent, or bad-tempered woman.

Virago 3 domineering, violent, or bad-tempered woman


virescent – the light green of a newly-budded leaf

virga – scientific name for snow or rain which evaporates before reaching the ground

virgule – the / sign (also known as the diagonal, the separatrix, the slant, the slash, and the solidus)

virid – bright green [Latin viridis ‘green’]

viridian – a bluish-green color

virus – something which infects your computer [see malware]

vis et armis – by force [The usual term seems to be vi et armis.]

visagiste – a make-up artist

viscera – (plural noun; sing. viscus) the internal organs in the main cavities of the body, especially those in the abdomen

viticulture – grape-growing [Latin vitis ‘vine’]

vitiligo – a skin condition, characterized by patches of unpigmented skin

vituperation – sustained, harshly abusive language; invective

Abusive Naughty fighting dominating woman

vixen – 1. a shrewish ill-tempered woman 2. a female fox

vlog – video Web log

16 Its all on my blog

vlogger – blogger with video camera

vol-au-vent – a small light puff pastry filled with a meat or fish ragout

volpone – eponym: a cunning schemer; a miser

volte face – a complete and abrupt reversal of policy, position, etc.; an about-face

voluble – characterized by ready or rapid speech talkative

voluble – characterized by ready or rapid speech; talkative (stressing fluency or glibness)

voluble characterized by ready or rapid speech talkative

voluptuary – a sensualist; one addicted to gratifying sensual appetites

voluptuous – 1. regarding unrestrained pleasure to the senses; a voluptuous ripe fruit; a full, voluptuous figure. 2. devoted to sensual pleasures;

directed toward or arising from same

vomeronasal organ – a specialized part of the olfactory (smell) system, whose primary function appears to be in sensing pheromones. Has been thought absent in higher primate adults, but data now suggest it may be present in adult humans.

voodoo – characterized by deceptively simple, almost magical, solutions or ideas; deceptive or delusive nonsense

votary – a devoted [almost religiously so] follower, adherent, or advocate

vox populi (also here) – the opinions or beliefs of the people. Short for vox populi vox Dei, “the voice of the people is the voice of God”, meaning that

popular opinion of ordinary people reveals God’s will, and should be obeyed. The full version first appeared in a letter to Charlemagne, from his adviser Alcuin.

vug – a small unfilled cavity in a lode or in rock [Cornish dialect vooga underground chamber]

vulcanization – eponym: a treatment giving rubber strength, stretch, etc.

vulgar – etymologically, meaning common, from the Latin word vulgus. As in the Vulgate translation of the Bible, so-called because that translation, into everyday Latin, made the book accessible to the common people of ancient Rome

vulgarian – an unrefined person, especially one flaunting newly-acquired power or wealth

vulpine – fox-related

vaalhaai South African shark
vaaljapie inferior wine
vacatur annulment
vaccary dairy or cow pasture
vaccimulgence cow milking
vaccinal relating to vaccination
vaccine of, like or pertaining to cows; preparation conferring immunity to disease
vaccinia cow-pox
vacciniform resembling cow-pox
vaccinogenic producing vaccine
vacherin sweet mixture of meringue and whipped cream

vacillate fluctuate in opinion or resolution

vacillate fluctuate in opinion 1

vacillate fluctuate in opinion not of husband

vacillate fluctuate in opinion or resolution

vacive empty
vacky evacuee
vacuefy to produce a vacuum

Roboni Vacuum cleaning
vacuist one who holds that an absolute vacuum is possible in nature
vacuity emptiness
vacuole fluid-bearing cavity in organic tissue
vadable able to be forded

vadelect servant; serving-man

vadelect servant  serving-man 1

vadelect servant  serving-man 2

vade-mecum ready reference manual regularly carried about
vadimony bond or pledge given before a judge
vadose of, like or pertaining to underground water above the water table

vafrous cunning; sly

Vafrous Woman cunning sly

vagant roaming, wandering
vagantes wandering monk-scholars
vagarian whimsical person
vagarish of the eyes, tending to roam
vagation act of roaming or wandering
vagient crying like a baby
vagile having the ability to move about
vagility ability to succeed in the struggle for existence
vaginate sheathed; having a sheath
vaginula little sheath
vagitus baby’s cry or wail
vagous irregular, unsettled
vagulate to wander; to waver
vahana mount or vehicle of an Indian deity
vahine Tahitian adult woman or wife

vainglory idle boastfulness
vainglory – 1. boastful, unwarranted pride in personal abilities or accomplishments: “Dad went on to repeat the story of how he reeled in his 20 pound

fish with customary vainglory.”

2. vain, ostentatious display

Approximately 1300; from Old French, ‘vaine glorie’; from Latin, ‘vana gloria’: empty glory.

vair blue-grey squirrel fur; heraldic representation of blue and white rows
vaivode local ruler of multiple communities in southeastern Europe
valance drapery hung along the edge of a bed, table or canopy
valence linen helmet-cover for armour
valenki warm Russian felt boots
valentia device for drawing wine or beer out of a cask
valentine of birds, to sing to a mate
valetaille group of valets
valetudinarian of, like or pertaining to ill-health; anxious about health
valgus club-footed; bow-legged
valienton bully, braggard
valiha bamboo tubular zither used in Madagascar
vallate having a raised rim or rampart; ringed
vallation ridge or bank of earth used as fortification
vallecula groove or furrow
vallidom worth, value
vallum rampart; wall of earth thrown up from a ditch
valorise to set a fixed arbitrary price
valse dance in triple time; waltz
valuative expressing a value or evaluation
valuta comparative value of a currency
valvar of or relating to a valve
valviform shaped like a valve
vambrace armour for the forearm
vamplate plate fixed to spear or lance to guard the hand
vandelas strong coarse canvas

vandola stringed lute-like Spanish instrument

2 vandola stringed lute-like Spanish instrument

vandyke to cut deep angled indentations into
vang rope used to steady the gaff of the fore-and-aft sail
vangee device for working the pumps of a ship

vaniloquence vain or foolish talk

Vaniloquence vain or foolish talk


vanitarianism pursuit of vain things
vanner one who tests ore by washing it on a shovel
vansire carnivorous South African ferret
vapography effect of physical emanations on photographic plates
vaporary collection of herbs used in a steam-bath
vaporetto motorboat used in Venetian canals
vaporiferous making steam or vapour
vaporiform having the appearance of vapour
vaporimeter instrument for measuring vapour pressure
vaporose vaporizing easily
vappa sour wine
vapulate to flog; to be flogged
vapulatory of, like or pertaining to flogging
vaquita small Pacific porpoise
vaquita small porpoise living in the Gulf of California
vara unit of linear measure of between 33 and 43 inches
varan monitor lizard
vardingale framework of hoops for a woman’s skirts
vardle bottom hinge of a gate
vardo gypsy caravan
varec seaweed; kelp
varia miscellany
varicella chicken pox
variegated diverse and varied; having multi-coloured patches
varietal of, like or pertaining to a variety
varietist unorthodox person
varifocal of a camera, having a variable focal length
variform of various forms
varimax method of statistical factor analysis
variola smallpox
variometer instrument for measuring magnetic declination
variorum including the notes of earlier scholars or editors
variphone one of two or more sounds used interchangeably by speakers of a language
varix unusual dilation of an artery or vein
varna caste system of Hindu society
varsal whole; entire; universal
varsovienne polka-like Polish dance
vartabed Armenian clergyman

varus pigeon-toed

3 varus pigeon-toed

varvel metal ring attached to hawk’s jess that connects to a leash
vas hollow organ or tube that conveys liquid within the body

vasa parrot variety native to Madagascar

4 vasa parrot variety native to Madagascar

vascular of, like or pertaining to fluid-carrying vessels
vasculature arrangement of blood vessels
vasculiform shaped like a small vase or flowerpot
vasculum botanist’s collecting case
vasifactive producing small vessels in tissue
vasiferous bearing a vessel or vas
vasiform shaped like a duct or vase
vasotribe instrument formerly used to stop bleeding
vastate to make immune

vastation purification through destroying evil elements ( Jhadphunkh )

5 vastation purification through destroying evil elements

vastidity vastness; a vast extent

vastrap quick South African folk dance

vastrap quick South African folk dance dancers

vasy slimy
vatic prophetic; oracular; inspired
vaticide killing or killer of a prophet
vaticinal of or characterized by prophecy; prophetic
vaticinate prophesy; predict
vaticiny a prophecy
vau sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet
vauclusian of a spring in which water is expelled by artesian pressure
vaulty having the form of a vault

vaunt – 1. to boast about something such as achievements or possessions; to boast about: “I had to listen to Yael vaunt about her promotion for a full hour


intransitive verb

2. to speak boastfully


3. a boastful remark or display

additional noun form: vaunter
adverb form: vauntingly
Approximately 1340; from Late Latin, ‘vanitare’: to be vain; frequentative of Latin, ‘vanare’: to utter empty words, from ‘vanus’: idle, empty.

vauntage bragging; boasting
vauntiness boastfulness
vauntlay in hunting, release of a lead set of hounds before a following pack can catch up
vauqueline strychnine

vaurien – good-for-nothing; worthless woman

vaurien good-for-nothing worthless Woman


vavasour feudal noble who is both a liege and a vassal

vecordy madness, folly

vecordy crazy stupid mad naughty woman

vectible able to be carried
vectigal of, like or pertaining to the paying of tribute or rent
vectis obstetrical instrument used as lever to free infant’s head
vectitation act of carrying or conveying
vectitory carrying or conveying
vectorscope oscilloscope used to analyze television signals
vedalia Australian pest-eating ladybug
vedette mounted sentry stationed to watch for enemy
vedro Russian unit of liquid measure equal to 2.7 gallons
veduta panoramic view of a town
veena Indian seven-stringed lyre
veepstakes competition to become vice-presidential candidate
veery North American thrush
vees soft earth in a crack or mining fissure
vega tract of fertile meadowland
veganic of agriculture, not relying on animal products
vegete vigorous
vegetivorous eating vegetables
vehiculation conveyance by a vehicle
veilleuse shaded night-lamp
veitchberry hybrid of a blackberry and raspberry
velamentous of, like or pertaining to or like a membrane or sail
velar of sounds, produced using the soft palate
velar dome terminated by four or more walls
velarium awning over an auditorium
velary pertaining to the sails of a ship
velate having a veil; veiled
velation act of veiling; secrecy
veleta dance for couples in triple time
veliferous bearing a sail or membrane
velitation skirmish
velivolant flying with sails
velleity lowest degree of volition; slight wish without any impulse to action
vellicate to twitch; to tickle or pinch
vellicative causing twitching
vellon copper used in Spanish coins
velociman hand-propelled tricycle
velocimeter instrument for measuring velocity
velocious with great speed
velocipede swift-footed; swift-footed person; old-fashioned bicycle
velodrome building for bicycle races
velodyne device to keep rotational speed of a shaft proportional to voltage applied
velometer instrument for measuring speed of air
velour piled velvety cotton
velouté white sauce made with stock
veloutine velvety corded wool
velum soft palate
velutinous velvety; having a downy covering
velveret soft velvety cotton and silk blend
velvetine cotton with silk pile
venal of a type that may be bribed
venatic of, like or pertaining to hunting
venation arrangement of veins on a leaf or an insect’s wing
venator huntsman; hunter
vendace small freshwater fish native to Scotland
vendange grape harvest
vendee purchaser
vendemmia grape harvest
vendible capable of being sold
vendicate to claim for oneself
venditation offering for sale
vendition sale
vendue public sale
venefic acting by poison or potions or by sorcery
venenation poisoning
venencia instrument used to sample sherry from a cask
veneniferous carrying poison
venepuncture puncturing of a vein
venerance venerability
venerative disposed to veneration
venereology study of venereal disease
venerer gamekeeper; hunter

venerous lustful woman naughty
venerous lustful

venerous lustful woman

venery pursuit of sexual gratification; hunting; pursuit of game
venesect to open a vein for blood-letting
vengolina Angola finch
venial pardonable; excusable
venigenous containing veins of metal or quartz
venireman juror
venoclysis introduction of liquid into the body by an intravenous drip
venography injecting radioactive material into veins for medical examination
venose veiny; veined
venostasis reduction in flow of blood to a part of the body
venous of, like or pertaining to veins
ventage finger-hole; small hole
ventail armour for the neck, attached to the helmet
vental of or pertaining to the wind
ventana window
venter one of two or more wives who are mother to the same man’s offspring
ventiduct ventilating pipe or passage
ventifact stone polished by wind-blown sand
ventil valve controlling the air supply of organ stops
ventilabral pertaining to fans
ventorious characterized by venturesomeness
ventose windy; flatulent; puffed up with conceit
ventrad towards the front
ventral of, like or pertaining to the underside or the belly
ventricose having a swollen or protuberant belly
ventricular of or pertaining to the stomach
ventriculose paunch-bellied
ventricumbent lying on one’s front or one’s belly
ventriduct to turn towards the belly
ventripotent with great capacity or appetite for food; big-bellied
ventrotomy incision into the abdomen; surgery upon the abdomen
venule small vein
venville land tenure system in Dartmoor granting privileges over forested lands
veracious truthful; exact
verbalism undue attention to words alone
verbarian coiner of words
verbatim word for word
verberate to beat
verbicide destroying the meaning of a word
verbid non-finite part of a verb
verbigeration morbid and purposeless repetition of certain words
verbile one whose mental processes are stimulated by words
verbomania craze for words
verd in heraldry, the colour green
verd-azure blue-green or sea-green
verderer officer in charge of royal forests

verdigris greenish copper coating, as on copper
verdigris – 1. a green deposit patina of copper carbonates that forms on copper, brass, and bronze exposed to air or sea-water for long periods of time:

“The verdigris on the statues, the thick algae on the ponds, the musty humid air all seemed to be the enchantment of some green magic, now regnant over the

abandoned estate.”

2. a green or blue powder consisting of basic cupric acetate, used as a paint pigment and fungicide
Approximately 1300; from Old French, ‘vert de Grece’: literally, green of Greece (reason unknown).

verdin small yellow-headed grey titmouse
verdure greenness; health and vigour
verecund modest; shy
vergaloo variety of white pear
vergée measure of land area equal to two-fifths of an acre
vergence simultaneous movement of eyes toward or away from one another
vergency state of bordering something
verger church usher and attendant
vergiform shaped like a rod
verglas film of ice on rock

veridical veracious; genuine; truthful
veridicous truthful

Veridicous truthful

verificationism doctrine that emphasizes empirical verification of theoretical principles
veriloquent speaking truthfully; truthful
verily truly; certainly; confidently
verism artistic preference of the everyday to the legendary
verjuice sour juice of unripe fruit
vermeil bright red or vermilion colour; gilded silver
vermeology study of worms

Vermian – like a worm

Vermian woman naughty woman acting like a worm


vermicide killing of worms
vermicular of, like or pertaining to worms
vermiculated worm-eaten; having sinuous lines giving appearance of being worm-eaten
vermiculous wormy
vermiculture cultivation of worms
vermiferous bearing or producing worms
vermiform shaped like a worm
vermifugal expelling worms
vermigerous bearing, containing or infested with worms
vermigrade creeping like a worm
vermilion bright red
verminicide something that kills vermin
verminology science of vermin
vermiparous bearing young in the form of maggots or worms
vermivorous eating worms
vernaculate to give a name in the vernacular; to use vernacular language
vernal of, like or pertaining to spring
vernality early days or ‘springtime’ of some thing
vernalization to artificially chill seeds to hasten flowering in spring
vernalize to make springlike; to freshen
vernation arrangement or formation of leaves in the bud
vernicle cloth with image of Christ’s face impressed upon it
vernicose brightly polished or varnished
vernier small movable scale for finely adjusting divisions of a measuring instrument
vernissage varnishing-day or preparation day prior to an art showing
vernition varnishing
vernix greasy substance covering infant at its birth
verricule tuft of hairs or bristles
verruca wart
verruciform shaped like a wart; wartlike
verrucose warty
versability aptness to be turned around
versal ornamental letter at beginning of section
versant general slope of a mountain
versative flexible; adaptable
verselet a little poem
versemonger writer of mediocre poetry
versicle short verse in church service normally followed by response
versicoloured diversely or changeably coloured
versicular of or in verse
versiform changing in form
verst unit of distance equal to approximately 2/3 of a mile
versus against; in contrast to
versute crafty; wily

versutiloquent speaking craftily

Versutiloquent speaking craftily

vert the heraldic colour green
vert to convert religions; a religious convert
vertant in heraldry, curving or bending
vertebral of or pertaining to the vertebrae; spinal
vertebriform shaped like a vertebra
verticil whorl
verticillated whorled
verticity power of turning, especially of a magnet
vertiginate dizzy; giddy
vertiginous of, like or pertaining to vertigo; dizzy; giddy
vervecine of or pertaining to a sheep
vervel ring for a hawk’s jess
vervelle decorated connector between helmet and mail of suit of armour
vesania derangement of mental and moral faculties
vesica a bladder
vesical of, like or pertaining to the bladder
vesicant blistering
vesicate to blister
vesicle small bladder or cavity
vespacide substance or person who kills wasps
vespal of, like or pertaining to wasps
vespasienne public lavatory
vesper evening; the evening star
vespering flying westward towards the sunset
vespers prayer service held in early evening
vespertilian bat-like
vespertilionize to turn into a bat
vespertinal of, like or pertaining to the evening
vespiary wasp’s nest
vespiform having the shape of a wasp
vespine of, like or pertaining to hornets or wasps
vespoid wasp-like
vesta wax-stemmed match
vestiarian relating to ecclesiastical vestments
vestiary robing-room; cloakroom; of, like or pertaining to clothes
vestibule entrance-hall
vestiture clothes; covering; coat
vestock clerical stock that extends to the waist
vestry priest’s dressing room
vesturer keeper of vestments
vesuvian smoker’s slow-burning match
vesuviate to erupt; to burst with heat
vetanda forbidden things
vetch plant bearing bean-like fruit
vetitive having the power to veto
vetoism use of the power of veto
vettura carriage, cab or car
vetust very ancient
vexillary standard-bearer; pertaining to regimental colours or flags
vexillology study of flags
via by way of; by means of
viaggiatory traveling frequently
vial serving as a road
viameter instrument for measuring revolutions of a wheel
viatecture construction of roads and bridges

viatical of, like or pertaining to roads or travel

viaticum money or provisions for journey; Eucharist for a dying person
viator traveller; wayfarer
vibraphone percussion instrument like xylophone whose bars have variable vibrato
vibraslap modern percussion instrument with rod and ball
vibratile capable of vibratory motion
vibratiuncle minute vibration
vibrissa tactile bristle such as cat’s whisker; bristly hair
vibrissation quavering or shaking in the voice
vibrograph instrument for recording vibrations
vibrometer instrument for measuring vibrations
vibronic of or caused by electronic vibration
vicarial of, like or pertaining to a vicar or delegate
vicariant of or pertaining to a deputy
vicariant involving species or varieties that evolved in discrete habitats from one another
vice spiral staircase
vice in place of; rather than
vicegerent acting in place of another; having delegated authority
vicegod hostile appellation applied to the Pope
vicenary based on the number twenty
vicennial occurring every twenty years
vicereine wife of a viceroy
vichyssoise chilled cream of potato and leek soup
vicinage neighbourhood; residents in a neighbourhood
vicinal neighboring; local
vicinism acquisition of a trait of a neighboring variety of a species through crossbreeding
victimology study of victims
victoria light open two-seated four-wheeled carriage
victoria cry of triumph
victorine fur scarf or stole fastened at the neck
victrix female victor
victualler one who operates a pub or eatery
vicuna fabric made from wool of the vicuna, a small ruminant
vicuna soft-fleeced Andean ruminant
vidame one who holds lands on behalf of a French bishop
videlicet to wit; namely
videndum thing to be seen
videtur it seems
vidimus attested copy; inspection of accounts
viduage widowhood; widows collectively
viduity widowhood
viduous widowed; empty
vielle four-stringed instrument played with a small wheel
viertel liquid measure of one-quarter litre of alcoholic beverage
viff of an aircraft, to change direction abruptly
viga rough-hewn roofing timber
vigesimal based on the number twenty
vigia danger warning on a chart
vigilous of or pertaining to watching
vigintiquintuple result of multiplying by twenty-five
vigneron vine-grower
vignoble vineyard
vigonia wool of the vicuna
vigorish percentage of gambler’s winnings taken by bookkeeper
vigoro team sport combining cricket and baseball
viguier one of two administrative delegates in Andorra
vihuela early Spanish guitar
vila Eastern European fairy or nymph
vilayet former Ottoman province

vilipend to despise; to make light of; to disparage mockingly

vilipend to view with contempt despise to speak ill of disparage

villancico Spanish musical form consisting of short verses and a refrain

villanelle poem consisting of five tercets and a quatrain
villar of, like or pertaining to a manor or village
villatic rural; of, like or pertaining to a villa
villeggiatura a stay in the country
villiform of the form or shape of velvet
villose velvety
villus soft velvety hair or fur
vimen long thin branch or twig
viminal pertaining to twigs
vimineous with long flexible shoots
vinaceous wine-coloured
vinal of or due to wine
vinaya rules of Buddhist monastic life
vinca periwinkle
vincible that may be overcome
vincture something that binds
vincular connective
vinculum line drawn above numbers to indicate multiplication by some value
vindemial of, like or pertaining to the vintage
vindemiate to gather grapes or other fruit
vindictivolence desire to take vengeance
vinea protective frame for siege weaponry
vineal living on vines; consisting of wine
vineatic of, like or pertaining to vines
vinegaroon large scorpion that emits foul vinegar-like secretion
vinew to make or become mouldy
vinewed mouldy; musty
vinic obtained from wine or alcohol
viniculture cultivation of grapes for wine
viniferous producing wine
vinification process of fermenting wine
vinipote wine-drinker
vinolent addicted to wine
vinology scientific study of vines and winemaking
vinomadefied soaked with wine
vinometer instrument for measuring strength of wine
vinous like wine; pertaining to wine; deep red or wine-coloured
vint to make or sell wine
vintry wine shop
vinyasa movement between different yoga poses
violaceous violet-coloured
violatic flying about
violative causing violation of something
violone double-bass violin
viparious life-producing
viperiform shaped like a snake or viper
viperine of, like or pertaining to vipers
viperous of, like, or pertaining to vipers; treacherous; venomous
virage sharp bend in a hill or path winding up a road
viraginous suggestive of a loud overbearing woman
virago manlike or heroic woman
virason sea breeze
virelay old French poem with refrain and unusual rhyming scheme
virement process of transferring public funds between accounts
vireo olive-gray insectivorous American bird
virescent becoming green or greenish; of a greenish colour
virga streaks of precipitation particles attached to the bottom of a cloud
virgal composed of twigs
virgate old unit of land area usually equal to 30 acres or 1/4 hide
virgate rodlike; twiggy
virgation system of geological faults branching out like twigs
virginal small keyed instrument like a harpsichord
virgular having letters of the alphabet shaped like twigs or thin strokes
virgule forward slash
virgultum young slender branch
virguncule young virgin
viricide killing of viruses; killing of men or of husbands
virid green
viridarium Roman garden
viridian chrome green
viridigenous producing greenness
viridity greenness; freshness

virific poisonous

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virilescence development of male character in the female
virilia male reproductive organs
virilism outdated name for a form of hermaphroditism
virilocal of a system of residence of a woman with her husband’s kin after marriage
viripotent fit for a husband; marriageable
virology study of viruses
virose poisonous; foul
virtu love or taste for fine art
virtualism doctrine that Christ is virtually present in the Eucharist
virucide killing of viruses
viruliferous bearing or containing a virus
vis force; power
visagist expert in facial make-up
visard mask or visor
vis-a-vis light carriage with seats facing one another
viscacha large burrowing South American rodent
viscacha South American burrowing rodent
visceral of the organs of the body
visceration distribution of raw flesh among dogs or men
viscerotonic having a comfort-loving, easygoing personality
viscid semi-fluid; sticky; glutinous; viscous
viscometer instrument for measuring viscosity
viscontial reminiscent of a viscount
visibilia things that are seen
visile of, like or pertaining to sight; learning easily by sight
visiogenic suitable for transmission by television
visionic having the character of a vision

visitador official visitor or inspector

soup food inspector
visitatorial connected with an official visitation
visive of, like or pertaining to sight; visual; able to see or be seen
visna fatal brain disease of sheep
visne neighbourhood from which an English jury was formerly drawn
visometer instrument for measuring focal length of the eye
viss South Indian measure of weight of around three and a half pounds
vitalism the doctrine that there is a vital force behind life
vitative concerned with the preservation of life
vitellary bright yellow
vitelligenous producing yolk
vitellus yolk of an egg
vitiate impair quality of; make invalid; spoil; make impure
viticetum plantation of vines; vineyard
viticolous living on vines
viticulture vine-growing
vitiferous bearing vines
vitilitigation vexatious wrangling
vitrage thin curtain for windows or glazed doors
vitrail stained glass
vitrescent tending to become glass
vitrescible able to be turned into glass
vitrics glassy materials; glassware; study of glassware
vitrifaction process of converting into glass
vitrifacture glassblowing
vitriform of the form or shape of glass
vitrine glass display case
vitriolic caustic or hostile
vitta band or stripe of colour on an animal or plant
vittate striped lengthwise
vitular of, like or pertaining to a calf or to calving
vituline of, like or pertaining to calves or veal

vituperation abuse; rejection

vituperation sustained harshly abusive language invective

Vivacious – Vigorous and animated. “a charming and vivacious hostess”; “a vivacious folk dance”

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vivandière female camp follower who supplies provisions
vivarium artificial enclosure for keeping live animals
vivat long live
vivency vitality
viverrine of, like or pertaining to civets and mongoose
vivers food; eatables
viviparous producing live young
vivisepulture practice of burying people alive
vizard mask
vocabularian of, like or pertaining to vocabulary
vocalion small organ whose reeds produce tone like a human voice
vocative indicating calling or personal address
vocicultural of, like or pertaining to voice training

vociferant clamorous

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vociferate to cry out with a loud voice; to bawl

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vocoid vowel-like
voicespondence correspondence by means of recorded oral messages
voided of a heraldic charge, having the inner part cut away
voile soft fine sheer fabric
voiturier driver of a carriage or coach
voivode leader of an army; provincial governor
volable nimble-witted
volacious apt or fit to fly
volage giddy; flighty; fickle
volant flying; able to fly; of a heraldic bird, with wings extended
volar of, like or pertaining to the palm or the sole; of, like or pertaining to flight
volary aviary
volation ability to fly
volcanology study of volcanoes
volens consenting to a course of action which requires risk
volery place for aircraft repair
volet short veil worn at the back of the head
volitant flying; flitting; fluttering; moving about
volitation flying; flight
volitient willing
volitive of, like or pertaining to the will; expressing desire or permission
volitorial able to fly
volplane to glide through the air
volta old leaping dance
voltameter instrument for measuring electrical current indirectly
voltigeur lightly armed skirmisher
voltinism breeding rhythm; brood frequency
voltmeter instrument for measuring electrical potential
voluble fluent in speech; too fluent or glib
volucrine of, like or pertaining to birds; bird-like
volumenometer instrument for measuring volume of a solid
volumeter instrument for measuring volume of a liquid or gas
voluminal of, like or pertaining to volume or cubic capacity
voluntarism belief that the will dominates the intellect
voluptuary sensualist; person fond of luxury
volupty sexual pleasure
volutation action of rolling; turning; wallowing
voluted in spiral form
volution revolving movement; convolution; whorl
volvelle instrument like an astrolabe used by doctors for astrology
vomiturition violent retching

voracious – 1. devouring or craving food in great quantities; ravenous: “That cat has a voracious appetite — he’ll eat the entire can if you let him.”

2. exceedingly or inordinately avid about an activity or pursuit: “The overstuffed bookshelves suggest to me that Jenny is a voracious reader.”

adverb form: voraciously
noun form: voracity
Approximately 1526; from Middle French, ‘voracite’, from Latin, ‘voracitatem’ (nominative ‘voracitas’): greediness; from ‘vorax’: (genetive ‘voracis’):

greedy; from ‘vorare’: to devour.

voraginous of, like or pertaining to a whirlpool; voracious
vorago gulf; chasm; abyss
vorant devouring
vorpal keen; deadly
vortical of, like or pertaining to a vortex; whirling
vorticist painter who expresses complexity of machinery through art
vorticity amount of vortical motion in a fluid
vortoscope device using mirrors to produce abstract photographs
votation action of voting
votive given by vow; consisting of a vow or wish
voussoir wedge-like stone forming part of an arch
vraisemblance verisimilitude
vug small cavity in a rock
vulcanology study of volcanoes
vulgo commonly; popularly
vulgus the common people; schoolboy Latin composition
vulnerary healing wounds
vulnerate to wound
vulnerose wounded
vulpecular of, like or pertaining to a young fox
vulpicide killing of a fox
vulpine of, like or pertaining to foxes; cunning
vulsella forceps with toothed blades

vulturine rapacious; of, like or pertaining to a vulture

Vulturine woman A woman who destroys the house and finance like a Vulture

vulvar of, like or pertaining to or resembling the vulva
vulviform shaped like an oval or a vulva

vacillate – (v.) to fluctuate, hesitate (I prefer a definite answer, but my boss kept vacillating between the distinct options available to us.)

Vacuous Lack of content or ideas stupid

vacuous – (adj.) lack of content or ideas, stupid (Beyoncé realized that the lyrics she had just penned were completely vacuous and tried to add more substance.)

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vapid – (adj.) lacking liveliness, dull ( The professor’s comments about the poem were surprisingly vapid and dull. )

dreary – Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise. “a series of dreary dinner parties”. Causing dejection.

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drear – Causing dejection

variegated – (adj.) diversified, distinctly marked (Each wire in the engineering exam was variegated by color so that the students could figure out which one was which.)

venerate – (v.) to regard with respect or to honor (The tribute to John Lennon sought to venerate his music, his words, and his legend.)

Yoked to music at picnic

Yoked to music play

veracity – (n.) truthfulness, accuracy (With several agencies regulating the reports, it was difficult for Latifah to argue against its veracity.)
Veracity sounds like some kind of disease you don’t want to catch, but in fact, it means truthfulness. If you question the veracity of a statement or story, you wonder whether it is truthful or accurate.
Veracity is linked to the adjective veracious or “truthful.” But don’t confuse veracious with voracious. A voracious person eats very large amounts of food. If you were veracious, or “truthful,” you’d tell them they look fat.

verdant – (adj.) green in tint or color (The verdant leaves on the trees made the world look emerald.)

vestige – Vestige is an elegant word. It’s all about shadows, and gives us a way to talk about traces or reminders of something that has disappeared or is disappearing.

Vestige derives from the Latin vestigium “footprint,” and that is a good way to think of it––footprints in the sand. Sometimes vestige is used to emphasize the complete lack of something. She told me she took the money from my wallet without the least vestige of remorse in her voice or facial expression.

vex – (v.) to confuse or annoy (My little brother vexes me by poking me in the ribs for hours on end.)

vicarious – (adj.) experiencing through another (All of my lame friends learned to be social through vicarious involvement in my amazing experiences.)

vicissitude – (n.) event that occurs by chance (The vicissitudes of daily life prevent me from predicting what might happen from one day to the next.)
When you talk of the vicissitudes of life, you’re referring to the difficult times that we all go through: sickness, job loss, and other unwelcome

episodes. No one can escape the vicissitudes of life.

While vicissitude comes from the Latin vicis, which means “change” and technically can mean a change of any kind, you’ll find that vicissitude is almost always used to talk about an unfortunate event or circumstance. Losing a pet, crashing the car, being called in for jury duty: these are examples of vicissitudes — chapters in one’s life that one would rather avoid but must get through. Some lives have more vicissitudes than others, to be sure, but no life is without events that test and challenge us.

vicious – (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering. “vicious kicks”. Having the nature of vice.
Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure. Marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful. “vicious gossip”.

Vicious – Having the nature of vice. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering.

Vicious woman able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering


Vile – loathsome disgustful loathly nauseating nauseous queasy skanky

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vilify – (v.) to lower in importance, defame (After the Watergate scandal, almost any story written about President Nixon sought to vilify him and criticize his behavior.)
To vilify someone is to spread nasty stories about them, whether true or not.

The verb vilify comes from the same root as the word vile and is a negative word if ever there was one! One way to remember the word is to think about how it sounds — like the word villain (which is unrelated and comes from villa). This suggests that when you vilify someone, you make them sound villainous. So avoid spreading vile words that vilify another and make him or her seem like a villain.

virtuoso – A virtuoso is an incredibly talented musician. You can also be a virtuoso in non-musical fields.

A politician who helps pass a lot of bills might be called a legislative virtuoso. A baseball player who hits a lot of home runs is a slugging virtuoso.

Usually, this word applies to music. It’s very common for a talented pianist or guitarist to be called a virtuoso. Whatever your talent, it’s a huge compliment to be called a virtuoso.

(adj.) not free flowing, syrupy (The viscous syrup took three minutes to pour out of the bottle.)

(adj.) having a caustic quality (When angry, the woman would spew vitriolic insults.)
Mean, nasty, and caustic as the worst acid, vitriolic words can hurt feelings, break hearts, and even lead to violence.

Vitriolic is an adjective related to the noun vitriol — which means a metal sulphate. However, you will most likely NOT hear vitriolic used to describe a chemical reaction. You are more likely to hear vitriolic used to describe caustic words. We’ve seen some examples in recent political campaigns, and the results are always embarrassing. Avoid using vitriolic language whenever possible, and you will keep your friends — and your dignity.

vituperate – (v.) to berate (Jack ran away as soon as his father found out, knowing he would be vituperated for his unseemly behavior.)
To vituperate is to speak or write in an extremely negative way about someone.

Just as vituperation consists of negative, explosive, malicious outbursts, to vituperate is to communicate in this way. Negative political ads vituperate against opponents. When you insult someone and swear at them, you vituperate. People with a short temper tend to vituperate often — it’s similar to railing, vilifying, and reviling. The root word is the Latin vituperationem, “blame or censuring,” from vitium, “fault or defect.”

vituperation sustained, harshly abusive language invective

vain – unproductive of success. An attempt was made to ignore this brilliant and irregular book, but in vain; it was read all over Europe.