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36 terms

vocab 17

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venerate
to regard with respect and reverece, to honor
verbose
wordy, tedious
viable
able to live or exis, practicable
vicarious
taking the place of another
vilify
to defame, to slander, to cause a person to become vile
vindictive
revengeful, unforgiving, bitter, spiteful
virtuoso
one interested in the pursuit of knowledge, one with mastery skilld in any field, especially the arts
vitriolic
extremely biting or caustic, sharp and bitter
volatile
evaporating readily at normal temperatures, changeable, explosive
voluminous
large, bulky, enough to fill volumes
voracious
ravenous, greedy, gluttonous
waive
to dispense with, to relinquish, to postpone
wanton
immoral, senseless, deliberately malicious, excessive
whet
to sharpen, to hone, to make stronger
wither
to dry up, shrivel
writhe
to twist or squirm, as in pain, to suffer from shame or shyness
zany
clownish, foolish, funny, absurd
zealot
a person who shows great enthusiasm for a cause
zenith
the point in the sky directly aboe, the highest point
nadir
the lowest point
apocalypse
vision of the future, revelation
dour
sullen, gloomy,sour
augment
to increase, make or become larger
forage
to search for, ravage, plunder
laudable
praiseworthy, commendable
exultant
joyful, jubilant
insolence
insulting behavior, impudence
repose
rest, quiet
succor
aid, help
renounce
give help, cast off, deny a claim
indote
make up, compose, write down
banal
trite, commonplace
bellow
to make a sound characteristic of a ball, to shout in a deep voice
provocation
the act of provoking, something that provokes or arouses
heinous
hatefully or shockingly evil
colossal
of a bulk, extent, power or effect approaching the incredible, stupendous