GRE Word List-V

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vacillate: waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro
vacuous: empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression
vagabond :wanderer (without a permanent home); tramp
vagary: capricious happening; caprice; whim
vagrant: homeless wanderer
vain :full of self-admiration; conceited; without result; unsuccessful
vainglorious: boastful; excessively conceited
valediction: saying farewell; expression of leave-taking
valedictory: pertaining to farewell; N: farewell address (esp. at graduation exercises)
valid :logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective
validate: make valid; confirm; ratify
valor: bravery
valiant: possessing valor; brave
vampire: ghostly being that sucks the blood of the living
vanguard: forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces
vantage :position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point)
vapid: lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless
vaporize: turn into vapor (steam, gas, fog, etc.)
variegate: change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
variegated: (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
varnish: paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film
vassal :in feudalism, one who held land of a superior lord
vaunted: boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
veer :change in direction; swerve
vegetate:live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity)
vehement: forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor; strong
velocity :speed
venal: capable of being bribed; corrupt
vendetta: blood feud (esp. between two families)
vendor: seller
veneer :thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material)
venerable: deserving high respect; commanding respect
venerate :revere; treat with great respect
venial : (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
venison :meat of a deer
venom: poison (of an animal); hatred; Ex. remarks full of venom
vent :release or discharge through a vent; express (esp. unfairly); utter; Ex. He vented his wrath on his family.
ventilate: admit fresh air into to replace stale air
ventral :abdominal
ventriloquist :someone who can make his or her voice seem to come from another person or thing
venture: risk; expose to risk; dare; undertake a risk
venturesome: (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
venue :location; place (of a crime, trial, gathering)

veracious : (of a person) truthful
veracity: truthfulness; adherence to the truth
verbalize: put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb
verbatim: word for word; in the same words; repeating the actual words exactly
verbiage: pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
verbose: wordy; N. verbosity
verdant :green; covered with green plants or grass; lush in vegetation; Ex. verdant meadows
verdigris: green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
verge:border; edge, rim, or margin; Ex. on the verge of: very near to; V: border on
verisimilar: having the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
verisimilitude: appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood
veritable :being truly so; real or genuine; actual; not false or imaginary
verity: quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony
vernacular :living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region
vernal:pertaining to spring
versatile: having many talents; capable of working in many fields; having many uses or functions; N. versatility
vertebrate: having a backbone or spinal column; N: group of animals having a segmented spinal column
vertex :summit; highest point; PL. vertices
vertigo :severe dizziness; giddiness
verve: enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
vestige: trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
veto: vested power to reject a bill; exercise of this right; V: prevent or forbid by exercising the power of veto
vex :annoy; distress
viable :capable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable; Ex. viable scheme
viand :food
vibrant: full of vigor or energy; vibrating
vicar :parish priest; representative
vicarious:experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people
vicissitude :change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune
victuals :food; provisions
vie :contend; compete
vigil :keeping watch (during normal sleeping hours)
vigilant: watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
vigilante :one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
vignette: small drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch
vigor: active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
vile: despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
vilify :slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
vindicate: clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof)
vindictive: disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious
vintner :wine merchant; winemaker; seller of wine
violate: break (a law); defile; desecrate; assault sexually; Ex. violate graves
viper :poisonous snake
virile: manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
virtual: in essence; existing in essence though not in actual form; for practical purposes
virtue: goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage
virtuoso: highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
virulent : (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter
virus: disease communicator
visage: face; appearance
visceral: felt in one’s inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs
viscid: adhesive; gluey
viscous: (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid
vise vice: tool for holding work in place; clamping device
vision: eyesight; foresight; mental image produced by the imagination; experience of seeing the supernatural
visionary :produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight
vital :full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life
vitiate :spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
vitreous: of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass
vitriolic :causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol
vituperative : abusive; scolding
vivacious: lively or animated; sprightly, lively
vivid: (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images
vivisection: act of dissecting living animals
vixen: female fox; ill-tempered woman
vociferous: clamorous; noisy
vogue: popular fashion
volatile: changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence
volition: act of using one’s will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
volley: simultaneous discharge of a number of shots
voluble: fluent; talkative; glib
voluminous: having great volume (as of a garment or container); bulky; large
voluptuous: sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures
voodoo: religion practiced chiefly in Haiti
voracious: ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable
vortex: whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
vouch: give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
vouchsafe: grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
voyeur: Peeping Tom; person who derives sexual gratification from observing the sexual acts of others
vulgar: of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse vulgarity; crudely indecent word
vulnerable: susceptible to wounds or attack; N. vulnerability
vulpine :like a fox; crafty
vulture :carrion-eating birds
vying :contending; CF. vie

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