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Wax

v; to assume a (specified) characteristic, quality, or state

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Waylay

v., stop or interrupt (someone) and detain them in conversation or trouble them in some other way

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Wayward

adj., following no clear principle of law

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Wean

v. To detach from a source of dependence

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Wheedle

v; to flatter

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Whet

v, to excite, stimulate, or sharpen

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Wily

adj. crafty, cunning

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Windfall

n; an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage

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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, dull

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Varieagated

adj.; exhibiting different colors, especially 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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Waft

v; to cause to move or go lightly by or as if by the impulse of wind or waves

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Waggish

adj.; humorous in a playful or mischevious manner

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Waif

n; a stray person or animal, especially a homeless child

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Wanderlust

n. a strong desire to travel

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Wane

v; to decrease in size, extent or degree

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Wanton

adj., being without check or limitation

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Watershed

n; turning point

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Waver

v; fluctuate in opinion, allegiance, or direction

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Yeomen

n; an attendant or officer in a royal or noble household

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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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Wry

adj; cleverly and often ironically or grimly humorous

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Vaunted

adjective: 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 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 organs of the body

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Winsome

adj; generally pleasing and engaging often because of a childlike charm and innocence

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Wispy

adj; fine; feathery

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Wistful

adj; full of yearning or desire tinged with melancholy

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Witticism

n; a cleverly witty and often biting or ironic remark

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Xenophobia

n; fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign

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Xanthic

adj; of, relating to, or tending toward a yellow color

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Xenial

adj; of, relating to, or constituting hospitality or relations between host and guest

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Yen

v; to have an intense desire

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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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