Usurp v to take possession of by force usury n the

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usurp v. To take possession of by force.usury n. The demanding for the use of money as a loan, a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law.utilitarianism n. The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are usefulor of beneficial tendency.utility n. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose.utmost n. The greatest possible extent.vacillate v. To waver.vacuous adj. Empty.vacuum n. A space entirely devoid of matter.vagabond n. A wanderer.vagrant n. An idle wanderer.vainglory n. Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.vale n. Level or low land between hills.valediction n. A bidding farewell.valorous adj. Courageous.vapid adj. Having lost sparkling quality and flavor.variegate v. To mark with different shades or colors.vassal n. A slave or bondman.vaudeville n. A variety show.vegetal adj. Of or pertaining to plants.vegetate v. To live in a monotonous, passive way without exercise of the mental faculties. 118
vehement adj. Very eager or urgent.velocity n. Rapid motion.velvety adj. Marked by lightness and softness.venal adj. Mercenary, corrupt.vendible adj. Marketable.vendition n. The act of selling.vendor n. A seller.veneer n. Outside show or elegance.venerable adj. Meriting or commanding high esteem. venerate v. To cherish reverentially.venereal adj. Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse.venial adj. That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin.venison n. The flesh of deer.venom n. The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete.venous adj. Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.veracious adj. Habitually disposed to speak the truth.veracity n. Truthfulness.verbatim adv. Word for word.verbiage n. Use of many words without necessity.verbose adj. Wordy.verdant adj. Green with vegetation.vermin n. A noxious or troublesome animal.vernacular n. The language of one's country.vernal adj. Belonging to or suggestive of the spring.versatile adj. Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or tovarious subjects.version n. A description or report of something as modified by one's character or opinion. 119
vertex n. Apex.vertical adj. Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon.vertigo n. Dizziness.vestige n. A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone. vicarious adj. Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another.viceroy n. A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony orprovince.vicissitude n. A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune. vie v. To contend.vigilance n. Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.vigilant adj. Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.vignette n. A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually.vincible adj. Conquerable.vindicate v. To prove true, right, or real.vindicatory adj. Punitive.vindicative adj. Revengeful.vinery n. A greenhouse for grapes.

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