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Abridged from Barron's

venal

capable of being bribed

venerable

deserving high respect

venerate

revere

venial

forgivable; trivial

ventral

abdominal

veracious

truthful

verbiage

pompous array of words

verbose

wordy

verdigris

green coating on copper that has been exposed to the weather

verisimilar

probable or likely

verity

quality of being true; lasting truth

verve

enthusiasm

viable

practical; workable; capable of sustaining life

viand

food

vicissitude

change of fortune

vie

contend; compete

visceral

felt in one's inner organs

viscid

adhesive; gluey

viscous

sticky; gluey

vitiate

make inoperative

vitreous

pertaining to or resembling glass

vitriolic

corrosive; sarcastic

vituperative

abusive; scolding

vivisection

dissection of live animals

vociferous

noisy

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