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veal |viːl| — meat from a calf
vealy — Resembling veal.
vector |ˈvektər| — a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
Veda |ˈveɪdə| — (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads
vedette |vəˈdet| — A sentinel, usually on horseback, stationed on the outpost of an army, to watch an enemy and give notice of danger.
veep |viːp| — (informal) The Vice President of the United States; the office of Vice President of the United States, especially during an election cycle where several are in the running for the nomination.
veer |vɪr| — turn sharply; change direction abruptly
veering |ˈvɪrɪŋ| — the act of turning aside suddenly
vegan |ˈviːɡən| — a strict vegetarian; someone who eats no animal or dairy products at all
vegetable |ˈvedʒtəbl| — edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
vegetables |ˈvedʒtəbəlz| — plural form of vegetable
vegetal |ˈvedʒətl| — (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes
vegetarian |ˌvedʒəˈterɪən| — eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products
vegetarianism |ˌvedʒəˈterɪəˌnɪzəm| — a diet excluding all meat and fish
vegetate |ˈvedʒəteɪt| — lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
vegetating |ˈvedʒɪteɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of vegetate.
vegetation |ˌvedʒəˈteɪʃn| — all the plant life in a particular region or period
vegetative |ˈvedʒɪteɪtɪv| — relating to involuntary bodily functions
veggie |ˈvedʒɪ| — edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
veggies |ˈvedʒɪz| — plural form of veggie
vegies — Alternative spelling of veggies.
vehemence |ˈviːəməns| — intensity or forcefulness of expression
vehement |ˈviːəmənt| — marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
vehemently |ˈviːəməntlɪ| — in a vehement manner
vehicle |ˈviːəkl| — a conveyance that transports people or objects
vehicular |vɪˈhɪkjələr| — of or relating to or intended for (motor) vehicles
veil |veɪl| — a garment that covers the head and face
veiled |veɪld| — muted or unclear
veiling |ˈveɪlɪŋ| — a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
vein |veɪn| — a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
veined |veɪnd| — having or showing markings that resemble veins
veinstone |ˈveɪnˌstəʊn| — gangue
veiny |ˈveɪniː| — Having prominent veins.
vela |ˈvelə| — a constellation in the southern hemisphere between Carina and Pyxis
velar |ˈviːlər| — a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate
velarium |vəˈleriːəm| — (zoology) The marginal membrane of certain medusae belonging to the Discophora.
veld |velt| — elevated open grassland in southern Africa
veldt |veldt| — elevated open grassland in southern Africa
vellum |ˈveləm| — a heavy creamy-colored paper resembling parchment
velocipede |vəˈlɒsɪpiːd| — any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel
velocity |vəˈlɑːsətɪ| — distance travelled per unit time
velodrome |ˈvelədrəʊm| — a banked oval track for bicycle or motorcycle racing
velour |vəˈlʊr| — heavy fabric that resembles velvet
velours |vəˈlʊr| — heavy fabric that resembles velvet
velum |ˈviːləm| — a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms
velvet |ˈvelvɪt| — a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
velveteen |ˌvelvəˈtiːn| — a usually cotton fabric with a short pile imitating velvet
velveting |ˈvelvɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of velvet.
velvety |ˈvelvətɪ| — smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
vena |ˈviːnə| — a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
venal |ˈviːnl| — capable of being corrupted
venality |vəˈnælətɪ| — prostitution of talents or offices or services for reward
venation |vɪˈneɪʃən| — (botany) the arrangement of veins in a leaf
vend |vend| — sell or offer for sale from place to place
vendee |ˈvenˈdiː| — a person who buys
vender |ˈvendər| — someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
vendetta |venˈdetə| — a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other
vendible |ˈvendəbəl| — fit to be offered for sale
vendor |ˈvendər| — someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
veneer |vəˈnɪr| — coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood
venerability — the quality of deserving veneration
venerable |ˈvenərəbl| — impressive by reason of age
venerate |ˈvenəreɪt| — regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
veneration |ˌvenəˈreɪʃn| — a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
venerator |ˈvenəreɪtə| — someone who regards with deep respect or reverence
venereal |vəˈnɪrɪəl| — of or relating to the external sex organs
venereologist |vɪˌnɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪst| — One who works in venereology.
venesection |venɪˈsekʃən| — surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
Venetian |vəˈniːʃən| — a resident of Venice
Venezuelan |ˌvenəˈzweɪlən| — a native or inhabitant of Venezuela
vengeance |ˈvendʒəns| — the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
vengeful |ˈvendʒfl| — disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
venial |ˈviːnɪəl| — warranting only temporal punishment
venire |vɪˈnaɪərɪ| — (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)
venison |ˈvenɪsn| — meat from a deer used as food
venom |ˈvenəm| — toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)
venomous |ˈvenəməs| — extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
venose |ˈviːnəʊs| — having or showing markings that resemble veins
venous |ˈviːnəs| — of or contained in or performing the function of the veins
vent |vent| — a hole for the escape of gas or air
vent-hole |ˈvent həʊl| — a hole for the escape of gas or air
ventage |ˈventɪdʒ| — a puff of air coming through a hole in a wind instrument
venter |ˈven(t)ər| — a speaker who expresses or gives vent to a personal opinion or grievance
ventiduct |ˈventɪˌdʌkt| — A ventilation duct
ventilate |ˈventɪleɪt| — expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
ventilation |ˌventɪˈleɪʃn| — the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
ventilator |ˈventɪleɪtər| — a device (such as a fan) that introduces fresh air or expels foul air
venting |ˈventɪŋ| — the act of venting
ventral |ˈventrəl| — toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal)
ventricle |ˈventrɪkl| — one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
ventricular |venˈtrɪkjuːlər| — of or relating to a ventricle (of the heart or brain)
ventriloquism |venˈtrɪləkwɪzəm| — the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)
ventriloquist |venˈtrɪləkwɪst| — a performer who projects the voice into a wooden dummy
ventriloquize |venˈtrɪləkwaɪz| — To speak the words of (another person), as though by ventriloquism.
ventripotent |venˈtrɪpət(ə)nt| — Having a big belly.
venture |ˈventʃər| — any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
venturer |ˈventʃərər| — a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
venturesome |ˈventʃərsəm| — disposed to venture or take risks
venturous |ˈventʃərəs| — disposed to venture or take risks
venue |ˈvenjuː| — the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
Venus |ˈviːnəs| — the second nearest planet to the sun; it is peculiar in that its rotation is slow and retrograde (in the opposite sense of the Earth and all other planets except Uranus); it is visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'
veracious |vəˈreɪʃəs| — habitually speaking the truth
veracity |vəˈræsətɪ| — unwillingness to tell lies
veranda |vəˈrændə| — a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
verandah |vəˈrændə| — a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
verb |vɜːrb| — the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
verbal |ˈvɜːrbl| — communicated in the form of words
verbalism |ˈvərbəˌlɪzəm| — the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
verbalist |ˈvɜːbəlɪst| — One who possesses verbal or oratorical skill.
verbalization — the words that are spoken in the activity of verbalization
verbalize |ˈvɜːrbəlaɪz| — be verbose
verbally |vərˈbælɪ| — as a verb
verbatim |vɜːrˈbeɪtɪm| — using exactly the same words
verbena |vɜːrˈbiːnə| — any of numerous tropical or subtropical American plants of the genus Verbena grown for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers
verbiage |ˈvɜːrbɪɪdʒ| — overabundance of words
verbification — the use of a noun as though it were a verb; conversion into a verb
verbify |ˈvɜːrbəˌfaɪ| — make into a verb
verbose |vɜːrˈbəʊs| — using or containing too many words
verbosity |vɜːrˈbɑːsətɪ| — an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
verdancy |ˈvɜːdnsɪ| — the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
verdant |ˈvɜːrdnt| — characterized by abundance of verdure
verdict |ˈvɜːrdɪkt| — (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
verdigris |ˈvɜːrdɪɡriː| — a blue or green powder used as a paint pigment
verdure |ˈvɜːrdjər| — green foliage
verdurous |ˈvɜːdʒərəs| — Freshly green; verdant; covered with verdure, or consisting of it.
verge |vɜːrdʒ| — a region marking a boundary
verger |ˈvɜːrdʒər| — a church officer who takes care of the interior of the building and acts as an attendant (carries the verge) during ceremonies
veridical |vəˈrɪdək(ə)l| — coinciding with reality
verifiable |ˈverəˌfaɪəbəl| — capable of being verified
verification |ˌverɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
verify |ˈverɪfaɪ| — confirm the truth of
verily |ˈverɪlɪ| — in truth; certainly
verisimilar |ˌverɪˈsɪmɪlə| — appearing to be true or real
verisimilitude |ˌverɪsɪˈmɪlɪtuːd| — the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true
veritable |ˈverɪtəbl| — often used as intensifiers
verity |ˈverətɪ| — conformity to reality or actuality
verjuice |ˈvərjəs| — A very acidic juice made by pressing unripe grapes.
vermeil |ˈvɜːrmɪl| — (poetic, now rare) Bright scarlet, vermilion.
vermicelli |ˌvɜːrmɪˈtʃelɪ| — pasta in strings thinner than spaghetti
vermicide |ˈvɜːrmɪsaɪd| — an agent that kills worms (especially those in the intestines)
vermicular |vɜːˈmɪkjʊlə| — decorated with wormlike tracery or markings
vermiform |ˈvɜːmɪfɔːrm| — resembling a worm; long and thin and cylindrical
vermifuge |ˈvɜːrməˌfjuːdʒ| — a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
vermilion |vərˈmɪlɪən| — a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
vermin |ˈvɜːrmɪn| — an irritating or obnoxious person
verminous |ˈvɜːmɪnəs| — of the nature of vermin; very offensive or repulsive
vermouth |vərˈmuːθ| — any of several white wines flavored with aromatic herbs; used as aperitifs or in mixed drinks
vermuth |ˈvɜːməθ| — Alternative spelling of vermouth.
vernacular |vərˈnækjələr| — a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
vernacularism |vərˈnækjʌləˌrɪzəm| — A vernacular idiom.
vernal |ˈvɜːrnl| — suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
vernalization |ˌvɜːrnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — The treatment of seeds or bulbs by exposure to low temperatures so as to decrease the vegetative period or to cause the plant to flower or bear fruit more quickly.
vernation |vərˈneɪʃən| — (botany) the arrangement of young leaves in a leaf bud before it opens
vernier |ˈvɜːnɪər| — French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)
vernissage |ˌvɜːrnɪˈsɑːʒ| — A private viewing of an art exhibition before it opens to the public.
Veronese |veɑːɔːˈneze| — Italian painter of the Venetian school (1528-1588)
veronica |vəˈrɑːnɪkə| — any plant of the genus Veronica
verruca |vəˈruːkə| — (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
versatile |ˈvɜːrsətl| — having great diversity or variety
versatility |ˌvərsəˈtɪlətɪ| — having a wide variety of skills
verse |vɜːrs| — literature in metrical form
versed |vɜːrst| — an injectable form of benzodiazepine (trade name Versed) useful for sedation and for reducing pain during uncomfortable medical procedures
versemaker — One who composes verses; a poet.
versemonger |ˈvɜːsˌmʌŋɡə| — (humorous or derogatory) A writer of verses or of commonplace poetry.
verses |ˈvɜːsəz| — plural form of 'verse
versicolored — Alternative spelling of versicoloured.
versicolour — (rare) Having changing or varied colours.
versicoloured |ˈvɜːsɪˌkʌləd| — Alternative spelling of versicolored.
versification |ˌvɜːsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən| — a metrical adaptation of something (e.g., of a prose text)
versifier |ˈvɜːsɪfaɪər| — a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
versify |ˈvɜːrsɪfaɪ| — compose verses or put into verse
version |ˈvɜːrʒn| — an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint
versionist — One who makes or favours a version of a text; a translator.
verso |ˈvɜːrsəʊ| — left-hand page
versus |ˈvɜːrsəs| — Used to link two or more opposing or contrasting elements.
versute — crafty; wily; artful
vert |vərt| — (heraldry) A green colour, now only in heraldry; represented in engraving by diagonal parallel lines 45 degrees counter-clockwise.
vertebra |ˈvɜːrtɪbrə| — one of the bony segments of the spinal column
vertebrae |ˈvɜːtəˌbre| — plural form of vertebra; the bones that make up the spinal column.
vertebral |ˈvɜːtəbrəl| — of or relating to or constituting vertebrae
vertebrate |ˈvɜːrtɪbrət| — animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
vertex |ˈvɜːrteks| — the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure
vertical |ˈvɜːrtɪkl| — something that is oriented vertically
vertically |ˈvɜːtɪkəlɪ| — in a vertical direction
vertices |ˈvɜːtɪsiːz| — plural form of vertex
verticil |ˈvɜːrtɪsɪl| — a whorl of leaves growing around a stem
vertiginous |vɜːrˈtɪdʒɪnəs| — having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
vertigo |ˈvɜːrtɪɡəʊ| — a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
vervain |ˈvɜːrveɪn| — any of numerous tropical or subtropical American plants of the genus Verbena grown for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers
verve |vɜːrv| — an energetic style
very |ˈverɪ| — used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
vesicant |ˈvesəkənt| — a chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas)
vesicate |ˈvesəˌkeɪt| — get blistered
vesicle |ˈvesɪkl| — a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
vesicular |vəˈsɪkjələr| — of or relating to or involving vesicles
vesper |ˈvespər| — a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky
vespertine |ˈvespəˌtaɪn| — (poetic) Of or related to the evening; that occurs in the evening.
vespiary |ˈvespiːˌeriː| — A nest built by a social wasp species.
vessel |ˈvesl| — a tube in which a body fluid circulates
vessels |ˈvesəlz| — plural form of vessel
vest |vest| — a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
vest-pocket |ˈpɑːkɪt| — Alternative spelling of vest-pocket.
vesta |ˈvestə| — (Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia
vestal |ˈvestl| — a chaste woman
vested |ˈvestəd| — fixed and absolute and without contingency
vestiary |ˈvestiːˌeriː| — relating to clothing (especially vestments)
vestibular |veˈstɪbjʊlə| — relating to the sense of equilibrium
vestibule |ˈvestɪbjuːl| — a large entrance or reception room or area
vestige |ˈvestɪdʒ| — an indication that something has been present
vestigial |veˈstɪdʒɪəl| — not fully developed in mature animals
vestiture |ˈvestɪtʃə ˈvestɪtjə| — an archaic term for clothing
vestment |ˈvestmənt| — gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy
vestry |ˈvestrɪ| — in the Protestant Episcopal Church: a committee elected by the congregation to work with the churchwardens in managing the temporal affairs of the church
vestryman |ˈvestrɪmən| — a man who is a member of a church vestry
vesture |ˈvestʃər| — something that covers or cloaks like a garment
vestured |ˈvestʃəd| — simple past tense and past participle of vesture
vet |vet| — a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
vetch |vetʃ| — any of various climbing plants of the genus Vicia having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small variously colored flowers; includes valuable forage and soil-building plants
veteran |ˈvetərən| — a serviceman who has seen considerable active service
veterinarian |ˌvetərɪˈnerɪən| — a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
veterinary |ˈvetərənerɪ| — a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
veto |ˈviːtəʊ| — a vote that blocks a decision
vex |veks| — cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
vexation |vekˈseɪʃn| — anger produced by some annoying irritation
vexatious |vekˈseɪʃəs| — causing irritation or annoyance
vexed |vekst| — troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
vexillary — A standard-bearer.
vexing |ˈveksɪŋ| — extremely annoying or displeasing