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 or province.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.viol n. A stringed instrument of the violin class.viola n. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.violator n. One who transgresses.violation n. Infringement.violoncello n. A stringed instrument held between the player's knees.virago n. A bold, impudent, turbulent woman.virile adj. Masculine.virtu n. Rare, curious, or beautiful quality.virtual adj. Being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance.virtuoso n. A master in the technique of some particular fine art.virulence n. Extreme poisonousness.virulent adj. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious.visage n. The face, countenance, or look of a person.viscount n. In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage.vista n. A view or prospect.visual adj. Perceptible by sight.visualize v. To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation.vitality n. The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance.vitalize v. To endow with life or energy.vitiate v. To contaminate.vituperable adj. Deserving of censure.vivacity n. Liveliness.vivify v. To endue with life.