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SAT Reading Book 3 2901-2969

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vindictive
Adj disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful
violate
v to break a law, rule, agreement, promise, etc.
virtue
n a good or admirable quality or property
viscous
Adj of a glutinous nature or consistency; sticky; thick; adhesive
vitally
Adv of or pertaining to life
vitiate
v to impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil
vividly
Adv full of life; lively; animated
vocalist
n a singer
vocation
n the work in which a person is employed
vociferous
Adj crying out noisily; clamorous
void
n an empty space; emptiness
volatile
Adj tending or threatening to break out into open violence; explosive
vole
n any of several small mouselike or ratlike rodents of the genus Microtus and related genera, having short limbs and a short tail
voluble
Adj characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative
volume
n the degree of sound intensity or audibility; loudness
voluminous
Adj of ample size, extent, or fullness
voluptuous
Adj full of, characterized by, or ministering to indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment
vulgar
Adj indecent; obscene; lewd
vulgarity
n the quality or state of being characterized by ignorance of or lack of good breeding or taste
vulnerability
n the ability to be susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon
vulture
n any of several large, primarily carrion-eating birds of prey, often having a naked head and less powerful feet than those of the related hawks and eagles
waft
v to carry lightly and smoothly through the air or over water
wage
n money that is paid or received for work or services, as by the hour, day, or week
wagging
v moving from side to side or one way and the other, especially rapidly and repeatedly
wake
n the path or course of anything that has passed or preceded
wallow
n to flounder about; move along or proceed clumsily or with difficulty
waning
Adj to decrease in size, extent, or degree
ware
n articles of merchandise or manufacture; goods
warped
Adj to turn or twist out of or as if out of shape; especially: to twist or bend out of a plane
warring
Adj involved in a struggle
wary
Adj watchful; being on one's guard against danger
waterborne
Adj supported, carried, or transmitted by water
waterfront
n a part of a city or town on such land; wharf or dock section
watershed
Adj a crucial dividing point, line, or factor
waver
v to shake or tremble, as the hands or voice
waxed milk
n milk held in a container made with wax paper
weasel
n any of various small slender active carnivorous mammals
weather-eye
n sensitivity and alertness to signs of change in the weather
wedge
n something (as a policy) causing a breach or separation
weir
n a fence, as of brush or narrow boards, or a net set in a stream, channel, etc, for catching fish
wheat
n the grain of any cereal grass of the genus Triticum, used in the form of flour for making bread, cakes, etc, and for other culinary and nutritional purposes
whet
v to make keen or eager; stimulate
whim
n an odd or capricious notion or desire
whimsical
Adj given to fanciful notions; capricious
whimsy
n an odd or fanciful notion
whine
v to utter a low, usually nasal, complaining cry or sound, as from uneasiness, discontent, peevishness, etc
whisk
v a rapid, sweeping stroke; light, rapid movement
whisker
n a beard
white-collar
Adj of, relating to, or constituting the class of salaried employees whose duties do not call for the wearing of work clothes or protective clothing
wholly
Adv entirely; totally; altogether; quite
wildlife
n undomesticated animals living in the wild
winnow
v to subject to some process of separating or distinguishing; analyze critically
wintry
Adj of, relating to, or characteristic of winter
wire-puller
n a person who uses secret means to direct and control the actions of others, especially for selfish ends; intriguer
wistful
Adj characterized by melancholy; longing; yearning
wordplay
n playful use of words, wit
worthwhile
Adj being worth the time or effort spent
wrack
v to wreck
wrath
n strong vengeful anger or indignation
wreak
v to inflict or execute (punishment, vengeance, etc)
wrenching
Adj twisting suddenly and forcibly
wretchedly
Adv characterized by or attended with misery and sorrow
wrinkled
Adj to be marked by a small furrow or crease in the skin, especially of the face, as from aging or frowning
yammering
n whines and complaints
yearn
v to have an earnest or strong desire; long
yearning
n a tender or urgent longing
yelp
n a sharp shrill bark or cry
zeal
n eagerness and enthusiastic interest in pursuit of something
zombie
n a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, listless, or seemingly rote; automaton