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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: V (Vacillate - Vulpine)

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vacillate
to sway back and forth; to hesitate in making a decision
vagabond
a wanderer
vagary
an odd notion; an unpredictable action
vagrant
a homeless person; a wanderer
vain
conceited; excessively proud about one's appearance
vainglorious
boastfully proud
valedictory
saying farewell
valiant
courageous; brave
valid
true; logical; sound
validate
to approve; to confirm
valor
courage; bravery
vanguard
the front part
vanity
excessive pride; conceit
vanquish
to defeat
vapid
uninteresting; tasteless; tedious
variegated
having different colors; diversified
vaunt
to brag or boast
veer
to change direction
vegetate
to lead a dull, inactive life
vehement
forceful; furious
velocity
speed
venal
corrupt; able to be bribed
vendetta
bitter quarrel or feud
veneer
an outward show that misrepresents
venerable
worthy of respect
venerate
to regard with respect
venial
excusable; minor
venomous
poisonous; spiteful; malicious
vent
to give release to; to be relieved of a feeling
venturesome
daring; adventurous; risky
veracious
truthful; honest
verbatim
word for word
verbiage
overabundance of words
verbose
wordy
verdant
green; flourishing
verisimilitude
the appearance of truth
veritable
true; actual; genuine
verity
truth
vernacular
native language; informal speech
vernal
pertaining to spring
versatile
good at many things; serving many purposes
vertex
top; highest point
vertiginous
whirling; dizzy; unstable
verve
energy; enthusiasm
vestige
a trace; visible evidence of something that is no longer present
veteran
an experienced person
vex
to irritate; to annoy
viable
capable of living; workable; practicable
viaduct
a bridge
viands
various foods
vicarious
taking the place of another person or thing; substituted
viceroy
a representative; a deputy appointed by a sovereign to rule a province
vicissitudes
unpredictable changes; ups and downs
victimize
to make a victim of; to swindle or cheat
victuals
food
vie
to compete
vigilant
watchful
vignette
a short literary sketch; a decorative design
vilify
to speak evil of; to defame
vindicate
to clear of guilt or blame
vindictive
spiteful; seeking revenge
vintage
representative of the best (especially of wines)
viper
a poisonous snake; a malignant or spiteful person
virago
a loud, bad-tempered woman; a shrew
virile
masculine; manly
virtuoso
an expert; a skilled person
virulent
deadly; poisonous; harmful
visage
the face; appearance
visceral
pertaining to instinctive rather than intellectual motivation
viscous
sticky
vista
a distant view
vitiate
to weaken; to impair
vitreous
of or like glass
vitriolic
biting; sharp; bitter
vituperate
to scold; to criticize
vivify
to give life to; to enliven
vixen
female fox; ill-tempered woman
vociferous
loud; shouting
vogue
fashion; style
volant
capable of flying
volatile
unstable; explosive
volition
free will
voluble
talkative; fluent
voluminous
large; copious
voluptuous
sensual; shapely
voracious
extremely hungry; greedy
votary
loyal follower
vulgar
showing poor taste or manners
vulnerable
defenseless; open to attack
vulpine
like a fox; clever

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