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turpitude

depravity, base act

unctuous

unpleasantly flattering

undulating

wavelike motion

vastness

greatness in size

vaunt

to extol boastfully

venal

open to bribery or corruption

veneer

thin surface layer

venom

malice

vent

to let out

verdant

green

vicissitude

unpredictable change in life

vie

to contend or struggle with

villainous

like a wicked person

visceral

intuitive, emotional rather than intellectual

viscous

syrupy, resistant to flowing

voluble

speaking incessantly and loudly

voracious

greedy

wayward

headstrong, disobedient

weather

to pass through safely

whet

to sharpen by grinding

wink at

pretend not to see

winnow

to separate or get rid of

wistful

full of wishful yearning

wordmonger

person who deals with words, especially strange words

zenith

the highest point

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