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SAT Vocabulary Week 2 V&W

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vacillate
to sway;unable to decide;waffle
vacuous
empty; spacious
vagabond
a wanderer
vagary
an odd idea
vainglorious
boastful
valedictory
saying farewell
vanguard
in the front
vapid
uninteresting
variegated
having different colors
vaunt
to brag
vehement
forceful;urgent
venal
corrupt
veneer
an outward show or covering
venerable
worthy of respect
venial
excusable
veracious
honest
verbatim
word for word
verbiage
words
verbose
wordy; talkative
verdant
green
verisimilitude
the appearance of truth
veritable
true; genuine
verity
truth
vernal
pertaining to spring
vertex
highest point
vertiginous
unstable
verve
enthusiasm
vestige
a trace; visible evidence that is no longer present
vex
to irritate
viaduct
a bridge
viands
various foods
vicarious
acting for another person
viceroy
a representative or a deputy
vicissitudes
unpredictable changes
victuals
food
vignette
a short literary work
vilify
to speak evil of
vindicate
to clear of guilt
virago
a bad tempered woman
virile
masculine
virulent
deadly; harmful
visage
appearance
vista
a wide view
vitiate
to weaken
vitreous
clear or glass-like
vitriolic
sharp or bitter
vituperate
criticize
vivify
to enliven
vociferous
shouting; talkative
volant
capable of flying
volatile
unstable; explosive; changeable
volition
free will
voluble
talkative
voracious
extremely hungry or greedy
votary
a loyal follower
vulpine
clever, wolf-like
waif
a homeless person
waive
to give up
wan
weak; tired
wane
to gradually decrease
wangle
to manipulate
wanton
reckless
warble
to sing
wastrel
one who wastes; a spendthrift
waver
to be uncertain
wax
to grow in size or intensity
weighty
of great importance
wend
to direct one's way
wheedle
to persuade
whet
to stimulate or to sharpen
willful
stubborn or intentional
wily
tricky; sly
windfall
unexpected gift
winsome
pleasing
wizened
withered; shriveled
wolfish
ferocious
wont
accustomed
workaday
ordinary
wraith
a ghost or shadowed
wrest
to take away
wroth
angry
wrought
produced or shaped
wry
ironic