Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Ubiquitous: being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time, omnipresent
Ultramarine: intense bluish-purple
Umbrage: offense, affront, the shade beneath a tree, shade, suspicion, reason for doubt
Umbrella: apparatus used as a personal rain repellant
Vaccinate: to inoculate with a vaccine of prepared medicine
Vacillate: to waver between actions or decisions, to hesitate
Vacivity: vacuity, emptiness, absence, space with a lack of matter
Vacuity: emptiness, vacivity, absence, lack of matter in a space, vacuum
Valance: an ornamental drapery hung across a top edge, as of a bed, table, or canopy
Vale: the world, life, mortal or earthly life
Valiant: possessing valor, brave, marked by or done with valor
Vanilla: ordinary, conventional, flavored with vanilla, flavor extracted from vanilla bean
Vaticinate: prophesy, prognosticate, augur, foretell
Vaudeville: bygone slapstick era
Vavasor: superior vassal with other vassals beneath
Velleity: flimsy wish or desire, perfunctory hope or dream
Vellum: mammal skin prepared for writing or printing on
Velvet: soft type of material used in clothing
Veneer: thin surface layer, superficial layer as an enhancement to inferior material
Venial: pardonable, easily excused or pardoned, trivial
Ventriloquist: puppeteer utilizing vocal techniques and manipulations
Veracity: truth, state of being true, trueness
Veranda: open, roofed porch or portico on the outside of a building
Verisimilitude: the appearance or semblance of truth or reality in a fictional medium
Vernal: pertaining to spring
Verve: energy, brio, élan, vigor, joie de vivre
Vespertine: crepuscular, pertaining to, of, or related to the evening
Vestibule: a small entryway between the outer door and the interior of a building
Vestigial: of, relating to, or constituting a vestige (trace, mark, or sign left by something)
Vesuviate: to erupt, explode, fulminate
Vetanda: taboo or forbidden things or topics
Vexation: the act of annoying, irritating, or vexing, quality or condition of being vexed
Vicennial: happening every twenty years
Viceroy: governor, representative of a sovereign
Vicious: having the nature of vice, evil, immoral, or depraved
Vicissitudes: changes of circumstances of fortune
Victuals: food to be eaten, provisions, food cache, pabulum, comestibles, nutrients
Videlicet: to wit, that is, namely
Vigesimal: based on, pertaining to or related to 20
Vignette: a sketch, brief literary or visual event, description, tableau
Villain: dramatic or fictional character who is typically at odds with the hero
Vincible: able to be harmed, vulnerable, susceptible, vulnerable
Vinyl: type of multi-use plastic resin
Viola: like a violin, but with a lower pitch
Violet: shade of deep purple
Violin: stringed instrument played with a bow
Viridian: blue-green pigment
Virtuoso: ace, someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field, especially music
Vis-à-vis: “face to face” opposite to, in relation to, in regard to, a meeting
Visceral: pertaining to the viscera, relating to deep feelings as opposed to the intellect
Vista: view, prospect, perspective, spectrum of peripheral boundaries
Visurient: hungry for visual stimuli, pertaining to the desire evoked from vision
Vitiate: impair, spoil, to the reduce quality of, to make worse
Vivacity: brio, esprit, alacrity
Vivify: to invigorate, revive, energize, galvanize
Vivisepulture: the act of being buried alive or burying alive
Vociferous: loud, stentorian, vehement, angrily impassioned
Voluminous: having great volume, fullness, size, or number, large

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