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vituperative
  • s  marked by harshly abusive criticism
    her vituperative railing
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viva-voce
  • s  expressed orally
    a viva-voce report
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vivace
  • s  (of tempo) very fast and lively
  • r  lively, in music
    play this section vivace!
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vivacious
  • s  vigorous and animated
    a charming and vivacious hostess
    a vivacious folk dance
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vivid
  • s  evoking lifelike images within the mind
    a vivid description
  • s  having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience
    a vivid recollection
  • s  having striking color
    a bird with vivid plumage
  • s  (of color) having the highest saturation
    vivid green
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vixenish
  • s  shrewish and malicious
    a vixenish old woman
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vocal
  • n  music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
  • n  a short musical composition with words
  • a  relating to or designed for or using the singing voice
    vocal technique
    the vocal repertoire
    organized a vocal group to sing his compositions
  • a  having or using the power to produce speech or sound
    vocal organs
    all vocal beings hymned their praise
  • s  given to expressing yourself freely or insistently
    a vocal assembly
  • s  full of the sound of voices
    a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children
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vocalic
  • a  being or containing or characterized by vowels
    vocalic sounds
    the Gaelic language being uncommonly vocalic"- Walter Scott
  • a  relating to or associated with or containing a vowel
    vocalic segments
    the vocalic ablaut
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vocational
  • a  of or relating to a vocation or occupation; especially providing or undergoing training in special skills
    vocational school
    vocational students learning to repair a motor
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vocative
  • n  the case (in some inflected languages) used when the referent of the noun is being addressed
  • a  relating to a case used in some languages
    vocative verb endings
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vociferous
  • s  conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    a vociferous mob
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voguish
  • s  elegant and stylish
    a suit of voguish cut
  • s  in accord with the latest fad
    voguish terminology
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voiced
  • v  give voice to
    He voiced his concern
  • v  utter with vibrating vocal chords
  • a  produced with vibration of the vocal cords;
    a frequently voiced opinion
    voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'
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voiceless
  • a  produced without vibration of the vocal cords
  • a  deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote
    labor was voiceless
  • s  uttered without voice
    voiceless whispers
  • s  being without sound through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech
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void
  • n  the state of nonexistence
  • n  an empty area or space
    the huge desert voids
  • v  declare invalid
    void a plea
  • v  clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something
    The chemist voided the glass bottle
    The concert hall was voided of the audience
  • v  take away the legal force of or render ineffective
  • v  excrete or discharge from the body
  • s  lacking any legal or binding force
    null and void
  • s  containing nothing
    the earth was without form, and void
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voidable
  • s  capable of being rescinded or voided
    voidable contracts
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volar
  • a  relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot
    the volar surface
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volatile
  • n  a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
    it was heated to evaporate the volatiles
  • a  evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
    volatile oils
    volatile solvents
  • s  liable to lead to sudden change or violence
    a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation
  • s  marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments
    a flirt's volatile affections
  • s  tending to vary often or widely
    volatile stocks
    volatile emotions
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