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vaunted(adj)

highly or widely praised or boasted about

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verbiage(n)

an excessive amount of words usually of little or obscure content

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veritable(adj)

used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor

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verity(n)

the quality or state of being true or real

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vilify(v)

to make abusive statements against, frequently in order to debase

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virtuoso(n)

one who excels in the technique of an art, especially a highly skilled musical performer

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virulent(adj)

bitterly hostile

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visceral(adj)

felt in or as if in the internal organ of the body

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vitriolic(adj)

filled with bitter criticism or malice

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vociferous(adj)

marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry

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voracious(adj)

having a very eager approach to an activity

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vacillate(v)

to waver in mind, will, or feeling: hesitate in choice of opinions or courses

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vacuous(adj)

emptied of or lacking content

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vagary(n)

an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behavior

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vain(adj)

marked by futility or ineffectualness

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vainglorious(adj)

boastful

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valedictory(adj)

Expressing or containing a farewell

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vanguard(n)

the forefront of an action or movement

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vapid(adj)

flat or dull

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variegated(adj)

exhibiting different colors, especially as irregular patches or streaks

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wizened(adj)

to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality

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wont(adj)

accustomed

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worldly(adj)

experienced and sophisticated

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writ(n)

a formal written document

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wry(adj)

cleverly and often ironically or grimly humorous

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