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. nn-meaii'lng, a. Meaningless, -ly, adv.

un-mer^ci-ful, a. 1. Cruel; pitiless.
2. [Colloq.] Exorbitant, -ly, adv,
•nesfl. n.

un^iiiis-ta^a-bl(e, a. That can not
be mistaken. uii'^iiils-take^a-bl(et*
— un^'mis-ta^ka-bly, adv.

on-nat^n-ral, a. 1 . Contrary to nature;
monstrous. 2. Lacking naturalness: arti-
ficial. 3. Destitute of natural affection.
•ly, adv. -ness. n.

«n- nerve', vt. To deprive of strength or

nn-par^al-leled, a. Without parallel;
unmatched; unprecedented. .

un-pleas'ant, a. Failing to give pleas-
ure; disagreeable, -ly, adv. -nem, n.

an-pop^n-lar, a. Having no popular!-
ty; generally disliked, -ly, adv.— vai^-
pop-n-larM-ty, n. l-Iy, adv,

un-pree'e-dent^ed, a. Unexampled.

un-prej^n-dlced, a. 1. Free from

}>rejudice; impartiaJ. 2* Not injured or
mpaired. [wicked.

un-prln'ci-pled, a. Unscrupulous;

nnn^ro-dnc'tivCe, a. Barren; yield-
ing no return.

un^pro-voked', a. Having received
no provocation; not due to provocation.

an-qnal'i-fled, a. 1. Lacking qualifi-
cation; unfit. 2. Given or done without
limitation; absolute, -ly, adv.

nii-qaes'tioii-a-bl(e, a. Being beyond
a question or doubt.
— nn-qnes'tion-a-bly, adv.

un-qnFet, a. 1. Not at rest; disturbed*
2. Causing unrest, -ly, adv. -new, n.

nn-rav'el, un-rav'l or -rav'el, vt. Ta
separate the threads of; disentangle; un-
fold; explain.

nn-rea'son-a-bl(e, a. Acting without
or contrary to reason; irrational ; immoder-
ate. — un-rea'80ii-a-bl(e-ne8s, n.— im-
rea'son-a-bly, adv.

u n"re-ser ved', a. 1 • Given without ro«
serve. 2* Free from reserve; frank;
open.— un'>'re-ierv'ed-ly, adv,

nIl-rest^n. Restlessness. [wicked.

nn-riglit'eoas, a. Not righteous;

un-ri'^valed, a. Having no rival; un-
equaled; matchless. an-rFvalled$.

nn-rolF. vt. To spread or open (some>
thing rolled up); exhibit to view.

nn-ru'ly, un-rQ'li, a. Disposed to resist
control; ungovernable. [uninjured.

a n-scatlft ed', vn-sl^ §dhd', a. Unharmed ;

nn-scru'pu-lons, a. Having no scru-
ples of conscience; unprincipled.

uii-sea'soii-a-bl(e, a. Not being in the
proper season; inappropriate, -biy, adv

nii-seat''<', vt. To remove from a seat;
unhorse; deprive of ofilcial position.

nn-set'tle, vt. 1. To move from a
settled condition. 2. To confuse; disturb.

un-sb lp'^ vt. 1 . To unload from a ship^
2. To move out of place, as a rudder.

un-slgbtay, a. Offensive to the sight;

a n'^so-ph Is'tl-ca'^t ed, un'so-fls'ti-kg*-
tfd, a. 1. Genuine; pure. 2* Artless;
simple; inexperienced.

Or; flut||^re(fatare); aisle; an (out); oil; c (k); ehat; db (the); go; sliiff, i^; tbixw

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'nn-speak'a-bl(e, a. 1. Inexpressible;
unutterable. 2. Extremely bad.

nn-spot'ted, a. Not marked with spots;
free from blemishes; immaculate.

un-sta^ble, a. Lacking firmness.

un-stud^ied, a. Unpremeditated; easy;

nn-tlilnk^iiiff, a. Not having the
power of thought; thoughtless; heedless.
— an-thinkMnff-ly, adv.

un-tle', v^ To loosen, as a knot: hence,
to free from any fastening.— uu-tled^, a.

un-tiF, un-til'. 1. prep. Unto the time
of; up to; till. II. conj. To the time
when; to the place or degree that.

un-tlme'lj, a. Coming before time or
not in proper time; unseasonable: ill-
timed, [al, or archaic form.

un'to, an'ttt, jwep. To: a formal, poetic-

un-told^ a. 1. That can not be de-
scribed. 2« That can not be estimated.

ua-t onward, un-to'ard, a. Vexatious;
unfavorable; perverse.

uii-trae^, a. Lacking truth; not true;
false.— un-truth^ n. 1. The character
of being untrue. 2. A falsehood; He.

un-u'su-al, a. Not usual; uncommon;
rare; infrequent. — un-u^su-al-ly, adv.

un-nt'ter-a-bl(e, a. That can not be
uttered; inexpressible; unspeal^able.

un-vell't vt. To remove the veil from;
uncover; disclose; unfold.

nn-ivar^rant-a-bl(e, a. That can not
be warranted; unjustifiable; indefensible.

iin-war^rant-ed, a. 1. Unwarranta-
Dle. 2. Being without warranty.

un-MTa'ry, mi-wd'ri, a. Not being on
one's guard; incautious.

un-MTelF, a. Somewhat ill; indisposed.

un-MTliole'soiiie, a. 1. Injurious to
health. 2. Unsound.

un-ivleld'j, un-wTld'i, a. Moved with
difficulty; bulky; clumsy.

un-MTilrln^, a. Not willing; reluctant.
•ly. adv. -ness, n.

un-MTlse^, a. Lacking wisdom; injudi-
cious; foolish, -ly, adv.

un-i^lt^tlns, a. Having no knowledge
of the thing in question, -ly, adv.

un-MTont'ed, a. Not according to wont
or custom; unusual, -ly, adv.

un-MTor'tDy, a. Not worthy; not be-
coming; wrong.- im-woi/tlii-ly, adv. —
un-wor^thi-nens* n.

up, up. I. a. Moving or sloping upward.
II. n. That which is up, chiefly in the

Phrase ups and downs. III. a^v. 1 .
'oward a higher place or level. 2. In or
on a higher place. 3. Standing. 4. So

as to be level (to) or even (with) in space,
degree, etc. 6. Aroused; astir. 6. in or
into prominence. IV. p7'ep. 1. From a
lower to a higher point or place. 2. At,
on, or near a higher place or part of.— np-
heave^ v. I. t. To heave up; raise or
lift with effort. II. i. To be raised or
Ufted. — up-heav^al, n. — np-held^
imp. & pp. of UPHOLD, tj.— II p'shill'', a.
Going up a hill; extending upward; difficult;
laborious.— up-hold^ vt. To hold up;
support; encourage.— np-lift^^, vt. To
lift up or raise aloft; elevate.— np^Itft, n.
A movement upward; upheaval.

u'pati, yG'pas, n. A tall tree, of the IsUdcI
of Java, with an
acrid milky, poison-
ous Juice.

up- braid'**, up-
brgd', vt. & vi. To
reproach; accuse.

up-liol^fe»ter, np-
hol'stgr, vt. 1 . To
fit. as furniture,
with coverings,
cushioning, etc. 2.
To provide or adorn
with hangings, cur-
tains, etc., as an
apartment.— up«
hol'8ter*er, «.—
up-hoFster-y, n.
!• Goods used In up-
holstering. 2. The Upas-tree or Sack-tree.
act or business of up- „ - an«.v of !«»▼«.
bolstering. o. a spray of leares.

up'Iand, up'land. I. a. Pertaining to an
upland: elevated. II. «. The higher por-
tions of a region, district, etc.

up-on', up-on', adv. &prep. On.

up'per, np'gr. I. a. Higher than some-
thing else. II. n. 1. That part of a
boot or shoe above the sole and welt 2.
joh Gaiter-tops for wearing above the
shoe.— up^per-most, a. Highest in place,
rank, etc.; first thought of.

up^riglit, up'rait. I. a. 1. Vertical;
erect. 2. Just and honest. II. n. Some-
thing having a vertical position.

up-rPslng, up-roi'zing, n. The act of
rising; revolt; insurrection.

up^roar, trp'rOr, n. Violent disturbance
and noise; tumult.— up-roart-ous, up-
rOr'l-us, a. Accompanied by uproar, wpe-
daily convivial uproar.

up-root'**, up-rfit', vt. To tear up by the
roots; eradicate; destroy utterly.

up-set^, up-set'. I. vt. To overturn:
discompose; confiise. II. n. The act t»
upsettine, or state of being upset.

papd, gsk; at, air; element, thdy, us^ge; it, g, t (ee); o, oh; eratf^r, er; full, rllle; but.

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np'sliot, up'shet, n. The final outcome
or result.

up'slde", up'soid", n. The upper side.

up'start*, up'stflrt". 1. a. Suddenly
raised to wealth or prominence; preten-
tious. II. n. One who has risen sud-
denly to consequence.

up'urard, up' word, a. Turned or di-
rected toward a higher place.

up'ivarclt (adv, 1. Toward a higher

up^ «¥ards, i place or price. 2 . In excess ;
more. 3. Toward that which is better or

ur^an, ur'ban^.a. Pertaining to or like
a city; situated or dwelling in a city.

ur-bane^ 0r-bdn', a. Civil; refined; po-
lite: suave.— nr-ban'I-ty, n.

nr^cnln, ur'chin, «. 1. A mischievous
boy. 2. A hedgehog. 3. A sea-urchin.

urge, fiij, vt. [ubged; ur'ging.] To
press earnestly; drive; impel; hasten;
hurry. — ur' gen- cy, n.— nr'gentf a.
Pressing; Imperative; importunate.

n'rine, yli'rin, n. The fluid secreted from
the blood by the kidneys. — u'rl-na-ry, a.

urn, 0m, n. A vase having a foot.

us, us, proji. The objective case plural of
the personal pronoun of the first person.

use, yliz, V. [used; u'sino.] I. L To
make use of; put into practise; treat; ac-
custom. II. i. To be accustomed.

— u^fla-bKe, yfi'za-bl, a. Such as can be
used.— n^save, ytl'zgj, n. 1, The manner
of using or o-eatlng a person or thing. 2.
A custom.— n'ser, n.

use, yfis, n. 1 . The act of using; applica-
tion to an end. 2. Serviceableness. 3.
Necessity. 4. Custom.— aae^ful, yfls'ful,
a. Serving a use or purpose; beneflciaL -ly.

adv. -ness, n.— use^Iess, ytis'les.o. Be.

Ing of no use. -ly, adv. -ness, n.
ush'er, ush'er. I. vt. To attend as an

usher; introduce. II. n. 1. One who

acts as doorkeeper, conducts persons to

seats, etc. 2. An under teacher.
u^su-al, yfl'zhu-ol, a. Ordinary; frequent;

common, -ly, adv.
u-surp^S yu-zurp', vt. Toseize and hold

without right; assume arrogantly.

— u^'^sur-pa^tion, n.— n-snrp^er. n.
u'su-ry, yfl'zhu-n, n. [-ribs*,/?/!] Illegal

interest; originally, interest in general.

— u'«u-rer, n.— n-sn'ri-ons, yu-zhfl'-
rI-U8, a. Of the nature of usury.

u-ten^sil, yn-ten'sil, n. An implement or
ves$>el, as for domestic or farming use.

u-tiFI-ty, yu-tU'i-U, n. [-tiesM?/.] Fit-
ness for some practical use; serviceable-
ness: usefulness.— u - tll'^ - ta ' ri - an, a-
Relating to mere utility.— n^til-lzet vt,
[-IZSD; -I'ziNG.] To make useful.

ut'most, ut'most. I. a. 1. Of the high-
est degree or the lareest amount. 2. ^st
remote; last. II. «." The greatest possible
extent; farthest boundary.

U-to^pi-a, yu-tO'pi-a, n. An imaginary
island, the seat of an ideally perfect life;
any state of ideal perfection.— iJ-to'pi-an,
a. Pertaining to or like Utopia; Ideal.

ut'ter, ut<«r, vt. To speak; say publicly;
put in circulation; publish.

ut^ter, a. Absolute; total; unqualified.

— ut'ter-ly, adv.— ut^ter-moflt, a. &
n. Same as utmost.

ut^ter-ance, ut'er-ans, n. 1 . The act of
uttering. 2. A thing uttered; a word;
expression; statement.

u x-o'ri-o US, ux-0'ri-us, a. Extravagant-
ly devoted to one^s wife, -ly, adv. -neaci, n.

V, V, vt, n. [vEBS, Vs. or Fs, vtz, pi.]
The twenty-second letter in the English

ir&^cant, vd'cant, a. 1 . Containing noth-
ing; empty. 2. Not occupied; void of
thought or expression. — va'can-cy, n.
[-GiES>, pi.] Emptiness; empty space; a gap.
— va'canuly, adt?.— va-ca^tion, n. An
Intermission; period of recreation.

T-A'cate, v6'k§t, vt. & vi. [va'ca'tkd«>;
VA'CA'TING.] To make vacant; set aside;
annul; t|uit; leave.

frae'cin(e, vac'sin. I. a. Pertaining to

cows or to cowpox. II. n. The virus of
cowpox, for vaccination. — vac'cl-nate,
vt. T-NA'TKDd; -na'ting.] To subJect to
vaccination.— vac'^ci-na^tion, n. Inocu-
lation with cowpox as a preventive of

vac'll-late, vas'i-16t, vi. [-la'ted<*: -las-
ting.] To fluctuate in mind; be irreso-
lute; waver. — vac'^li-la'tlon, n.

va-cu^i-ty, va-kifl'i-ti, n. [-ties, pi.]
Emptiness; a void; vacuum.

Tac^u-um, vac'yu-um, n. [-um8» or -u-a,
pi.] Vacant space.

Or; flfitf^re (future); aisle; au (out); eil; c (k); cltat; db (the); go; slnff, I^k; Utin.

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vag'a-bond, vag'a-bond. I. a. Wan-
dering; homeless; vagrant. 11. n. A
tramp; vagrant. [wild fancy; whim.

va-ga^rj, va-ge'ri, n. [-rikss pi.] A

va'grant, vg'grant. I. a. Wandering
about as a vagrant. II, n. An idle wan-
derer; vagabond. — va'^gran-cy, n.

vague, vgg, -a. Indefinite; indistinct;
ambignoos. -ly, adv. -ness, n.

vail, V. & n. Same as vsil.

valii«v6n, a. 1. Conceited; ostentatious;
showy. 2. Empty; unreal; ineffectual;
fruitless, -ly, adv. -ness, n.— valn"-
fflo'rF, n. Unfounded pride; vain pomp.—
vain^jBrl<i^ri-oiis, a.

vale, vel, n. A valley.

val'-'e-dic'to-ry, val"g-dic'to-ri. I. a.
Farewell. II. n. [-ribs", pi.] A parting
address; address first in honor at gradua-
tion.— vaF'e-dio-to'ri-an, n. One who
delivers a valedictory.

vaFen-tine, varen-tain, n. 1 . A letter
or token sent on St. Valentine's day (Feb.
14). 2. A sweetheart. [servant.

val'et, val'et, n. A gentleman's body-

val'^e-t u"dl-iia'rl-an , val-g-tin'di-ng'.
ri-an. 1. a. Seeking to recover health;
infirm. II. n. A chronic invalid.

val^iant, val'yant, a. 1. Strong and

. brave. 2. Heroic. -ly, adv. -ness, n,

val^ld, val'id, a. Based on sound evidence;
sound; just.— va-lldl-ty, n.

va-llse^, va-lts', n. A traveling-bag.

vaFley, val'g, n. A depression between

val'or, val'er, n. Intrepid courage; per-
sonal bravery.— val'or-ous, val'gr-us, a.
Courageous; valiant, -ly, adv.

vaI'ae,val'yQ. 1. vt. [val'ued; val'u-
INQ.] To estimate; appraise; esteem;
prize. 11.71. 1. Intrinsic worth; utility.
2. The market price. 3. Esteem; regard.
— val'a-a-bl(e, val'yu-a-bl. I. a. Cost-
ly; worthy. II, n. A thing of value.—
val'^'n-aaion, varyu-^'shun, n. The act
of valuing or the value estimated.— val^ne-
^ess^ a. Worthless.

valv(e, valv, n. 1. An arrangement that
permits the flow of a fluid in one direction,
and closes against its return. 2§. One of
a pair of folding doors.— valv'u-lar, a.

vamp, vamp. It. vt. To provide with a
vamp; repair. II. n. The upper front
part of a boot or shoe.

vam^plre, vam'pair, n. 1. A ghostly
bein^ fabled to suck the blood of the liv-
ing during sleep. 2. A blood-sucking bat.

van^, van, n. A large covered wagon, as
for removing furniture.


van', van, n. A vanguard;thefront;advance.

Van^dal, vandal, n.l. One of arace that in
the 5th century ravaged
Gaul and pillaged
Rome. 2. [v-] Any
ruthless plunderer or |
destroyer. — van ' dal •
Ism, van'dal-lzm. n.
Wanton and wilful de- 1
struciion. '

vane, v§n, n. 1 . A thin plate,
pivoted out of center, on a
vertical rod, so as to turn its
shorter end toward the point
from which the wind blows, j
2. An arm or blade, as of a'
windmill, propeller, etc. 3. The shaft
and barbs of a feather.

van^gnard^, van'gOrd", «. The advance*
guard of an army; the van.

va-nll^la, va-niKa, n, A tall-climblDg
orchid or its fruit, ^ ^

known as the va- ^*"

nilla bean; also, a
flavoring extract
preparea from it.

van^isliS van'ish,
vt. To disappear;
fade away; depart.

van'i-ty, van'i-ti,
n. [-TIBS', pi.l The
condition of being
vain; something vain; con-
ceit; ostentation; show.

van'qulsliS vap'cwish, vt.
To subdue, as in battle; con-
quer; confute.

van^tag^e, van'tgj, n. Supe-
riority over a competitor; ad- . „,
vantage. ^SS^S^^S

vap'ld, vap'id, a. Having ^gt**'
lost sparkfing quality and „ ^^^
flavor; fiat; dull; insipid. o.»Pod.

va'por, ve'p§r, w. 1. Floating moistnre
in the air; the gaseous form of any sub-
stance. 2« Something fleeting and nnsnb-
stantial. va'pourt.— va'por-lze, v§'-
pgr-alz, vt. & vi. [-ized; -i'ztng.] To con-
vert or be converted Into vapor.

ra-qne'^ro. va-k6'r5, m. In Spanish-speak-
ing countries, a herdsman or cowboy.

va'rl-a-blCe, v§'ri-a-bl. I. a. Varying;
changeable. II. n. That which varies
or is liable to change.

va^rl-ant, vg'ri-ant. I. a. Varying;
variable; fickle. II. n. A variant form
of the same thing; in this Dictionary, a
word or phrase or the same meaning but
of different form: denoted by t- — va'ri-

papfi, gsk; at, air; elgm^nt, th6y, usfge; It, i, t (ee); o, oh; erat^r, er; fnll,rflle; but,

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ance* n. The act of varylns: dissension;
discord.— va'^ri-a'^tlon, vfinri-S'shun, n.
Tbe act or state of varying; modification;

Ta'rl-e-gate, vg'ri-§-g§t, vL [-ga'ted**;
-OA'TiNG.] To diversify with different
colors; spot; streak.— va^rl-e-ga'tion, n.

va-ri'et-y, va-rai'et-i, n. [-ie8», »;.] 1,
The state of being varied; diversity. 2.

« A collection of diverse things: a sabdivi-
.' sion of a species.

[ va^rl-ons, vg'ri-us, a. 1 . Different from
) one another; diverse. 2. Several.
War'let, vdr'let, n, A low menial; for-
merly, a page.

var^nlslif vdr'nish. I», vt To cover, as
with varnish; polish; gloss over. II. n.
A solution of certain gums or resins: used
to produce a shining coat on a surface;
superficial polish. .

va'ry, vfi'n or vSr'i, vt. & vi. [va'ried;
va'ry-ing.] 1, To make different; di-
versify; differ. 2. To deviate; depart.

▼ase, vgs or vOz, n. An urn-like vessel.

Tas^iMU, vassal, n. A feudal retainer;
bondman; servant. — van'sal-age, n.

vast, vgst, a. Of great extent or degree;
immense; numerous, -ly, adv. -ness, n.

vat, vat, n. A large vessel for liquids.

vaude^Tllle, vod'vil, n. A miscellane-
ous theatrical entertainment.

vaults vSlt. I**, vt. To form with an
arched roof. II. n. An arched apart-
ment or chamber; subterranean compart-
ment; arched ceiling or roof.

vault'. I**, vt. & t^. To leap, as with the
aid of the hands. II. w. A springing
leap, as one made with the aid of a pole.

vaunt, vflnt or vSnt. I««. vt. & vi. To
boafit; exult; glorv. II. n. Boastful as-
sertion or ostentatious display.

veal, vtl, n. The flesh of a calf as food.

ve-dette', v§-det', n. A mounted sentinel.
vl-dette'f. [vary.

veer, vtr, vt. & vi. To shift, as the wind;

veg'e-ta-bl(e, vej'§-ta-bl. I. a. Pertain-

r ing to vegetables. II. n. 1 . The edible

part of a garden plant. 2. Any plant.

vegr'e-tate, vej'§-tet, vi. F-ta'ted*"; -ta'-
TiNG.l To grow, as a plant; live in a
monotonous, passive way. — veg'^e-ta'-
tloBf n. 1. The process of vegetatlni?. 2.
Plants collectively.— veff^e*ta-tiv(e» a.
Pertaining to or producing plaut«llf e.

ve^lte-ment, vt'[email protected], a. Impetuous;
ardent; energetic; violent; furious. -ly,
adr.— Te^lie-mencet vt'hg-mgns, n.

ve'lil-cl(e, vl'hi-cl, n. A conveyance, as
a carriage, wagon, car, or sled.

veil, v61. I. vt. To cover with a veil; bide;

disguise. II. n. A piece of thin fabric,

worn over the face; a screen; disguise.
vein, vdn. I. vt. To furnish, traverse, or

fill with vems. II. n. 1. One of the

vessels that convey blood to the heart;

loosely, any blood-vessel. 2. A rib, as of

an insect's wing, or of a leaf. 3. A

seam of ore. 4. A colored streak, aa in

wood. 5. A trait; humor; mood.
veFlum, vel'um, n. Fine parchment, or

a manuscript written on it.
ve-loe^i-pede, vg-les'i-ptd, n. An early

form of bicycle; a

child's tricycle.
ve-loc'1-ty, vfi-

les'l-tl. n. r-TiK8«,

pL] 1. Swiftness: i

speed. 2. Bate off

motion. I

Te^lo-drome, n. A

place where motor-

Sre heldl''^^^^ ^^"^^ Velocipede of 1817.

vel'vet, vel'v§t. I. a. Made of velvet;
smooth; velvety. II. ra. A fabric of silk
closely woven with thick, short, smooth
nap on one side.— vel"vet-een'',n. A fabric
Imitating silk velvet.— vel'Tet-y, a. Like

ve'nal, vt'nal, a. Eeady to sell honor or
principle; mercenary.— ve-naW-ty, n.

ve-na'tlon, n. Arrangement of veins.

vend<*, vend, vt. To dispose of; sell; carry
about for sale. — vend'er, n. One who
vends; a pedler. vend'ort* — vend'i-
bl(e. I. a. Marketable. II. n. A thing
exposed for sale.- ven -due', n. A public
sale at auction. [fare or feud.

ven-det'^ta, ven-det'a, n. Private war-

ve-neer', vg-nlr'. I. vt. To cover, as
with veneer. II. n. A thin layer as of
choice wood, upon a commoner surface;
mere outside show. — ve-neer^ing, n.

ven^er-a-bl(e, ven'^r-a-bl, a. Meriting or
commanding veneration.— ven'er-ate, vt.
[-A'TEDd; -a'ting.] To look upon or regard
with honor and reverence; revere.- ven'"-
er-a^t1on, n. Profound reverence.

venge'ance, venj'ans, n. The infliction
of punishment: retribution; revenge.
— veiige'fnl, a. Vindictive.

ve^nl-al, v!'ni-al, a. That mav be par-
doned; excusable. — ve'^nl-ari-ty, n.
▼e'ni-al-nesst.- ve'ni-al-ly, adv.

veu'^l-son, ven'zn, n. The flesh of deer.

ven^om, ven'um, n. 1. The poison of
serpents, scorpions, or the like. 2« Ma^
lignity; spite. — ven^om-ous, a.

ve^nous, vl'nus, a. 1 . Pertaining to the
veins. 2. Marked with or having veins.

fir; fiat||;^re (future); aisle; an (out); ell; c <k); ehat; dli (the); so; sing, iifk; thisL

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▼ent, vent I', vt. To let oat; emit; poor

forth; atter. II. n. 1. An opening;,
'^. Utterance.

W3MM- »m-mA»v>« vcu u-ich, VI,. [-LA*TED<*;

-LA'TiMG.J To admit fre«h air into; porlfy;

for saa or steam; outlet. 2c
ven^l-late, ven'ti-lgt, vt.

make public— ven'^tl-la'tfon, ».— ven'-
tl-Ia^or* n. An opening for supplying
freab air. [situated on the aoaomen.

ven^tral, ven'trol, a. Pertaining to or

ven'tH-clCe, ven'tri-cl, n. A cavity, as
of the brain or heart— ven-trlo'a-iar, a.

iren-tril'o-qulsm, ven-triPo-cwizm, n.
The act of speaking so that the sounds
seem to come from some source other than
the speaker.— ven-trtPo-qniat, n.

ven'ture, ven'chor or -ttQr. I. vL & vi.
[ven'turbd; vbn'tur-ing.1 To hazard;
risk; dare. II. n. 1. A nazard; risk;
speculation. 2* Property risked.- ven'-
tnre-some, a. 1. Bold: daring. ^Z,
Blsky.— ven'tur-ona, a. Adventurous.

Teniae, venMfi, n. The place where a crime
is committed or a trial held.

Ve'nas, vt'nvs, n. 1. Myth. The Roman
goddess of love. 2. The second planet
from the sun.

ve-ra'cious, vg-rfi'shus, a. Truthful:
true, -ly, orft?.- ve-rac'l-ty, n. Habitual
regard for truth; truthfulness; truth.

ve-ran'da, vg-ran'da, n. An open por-
tico. Te-ran'dab X .

verb, vgrb, n. That part of speech which
asserts, declares, or predicates something;.
— ver'bal, a. 1. Pertaining to words
rather than ideas; literal. *t. Spoken; not
written; oral. 3. Pertaining to or derived
from a verb.— ver'bal-ly. ado. — ver-
ba'tlm. adv. In the exact words; word
for word.— ▼er'bi-affet n. Use of unnec-
essary words; wordlnp«8. ▼er-bos'i-tyt*
— ver-boie'. a. Wordy; prolix.

ver-be^na, vgr-bt'na, n. An American
plant having dense terminal spikes of
showy flowers.

Ter'dant, vgr'dant, a. Green with vege-
tation; fresh; unsophisticated, -ly, aav.
— ver'dan-cy, n.

vrer^dlct, vgr'dict, n. The decision of a
jury: any decision or conclusion.

ver'dl-sris, vgr'di-grts, «, The green
rust of copper.

ver'dare, ver'jur or ver'ditJr, n. Fresh
green v^etation, or its bright hue.

verge, vgrj, vi. To approach; border.

verge, n. 1. The extreme edge; marerin.
2. A rod or stafl!.— ver^ger, n. An usher
In charge of a church.

ver'l-fy, ver'i-fai, vt. [-fikd; -fy'ino.]
To prove to be true; confirm; authenti-
cate.— ver"l-fl-ca'tlon, n.

ver^-ly, vcr'i-li, cuiv. In truth; beyond
all douDt; assuredly; really.

ver^l-si-min-Cude, veri-si-mil'i-tiQd,
n. Appearance of truth or reality.

ver'I-ty,. ver'i-tl, n. [-ties", pi.] The
quality of being correct or true; a truth.
— veWI-ta-bKe, a. Genuine; true; real.

ver'julee, vgr'jQs, n. The sour juice of
green fruit; sourness; acidity.

ver^ml-cel'li, vsr'mi-serl or ver'mi-
cheri, n. A paste made into slender pipes.

ver^mi-ftege, vgr'mi-fllij, n. Any remedy
that destroys intestinal worms.

ver-miFion, vgr-mil'ymi, n. A brilliant
durable red.

ver'min, vgr'min, n. Hng. & pi. A
troublesome small animal, as a rat, mouse,
roach, etc., or such animals collectively.

ver-nae^a-lar, vgr-nac'yu-lar. I. a.
Pertaining to one's native land; indige-
nous. II. n. One's mother'tongne.

veronal, y^r'nal, a. Belonging to spring;
also, pertaming to yonth.

ver^sa-tll(e, vgr'sa-til, a. 1. Having an
aptitude for new occupations. 2* Incon-
stant.— ver'>'sa-tU1-ty, n.

verse, vgrs, n. 1. A line of poetry;
loosely, a stanza. 2. Poetry. 3* A short
division of a chapter in the Bible. — vcr'-
ai-fy, vt. A vi. [-pied; -py'ino.] To put
Into or tell In verse; write verses.— ver^si-
fl -caption, n.

versed, vgrst, a. Thoroughly acquainted
with a subject or art; proficient.

ver'slon, vgr'shim, n. A translation;
description; statement.

ver^sas, vgr'sus, prep. Against.

ver'te-bra, vgr'te-bra, n. [-bilc, -brt or
-br§, pi.] One of the small bones that form
the spinal column or backbone.— vcr'le-
bral. a. 1, Pertaining to a vertebra. 2.
Vertebrate.— ver'te-brate. I. a. Hav-
ing a back-bone. II. n. An animal with a

ver'tex, vgr'tex, n. [ver'tex-es, -ez;
ver'ti-ces, -stz or -cSs, pi.] The h^hest
point of anything; apex; top.— ver'tf-cal,
a. 1, Being at the highest point; or directly
overhead. 2. Perpendicular: upright.

ver'tl-go, vgr'ti-gO or vgr-tai'[or -tl']g0,n.

ver'y, ver'i. I. a. [ver'i-er; ver'i-bst.]
Heal; actual; true; same. II. adv. In a
high degree; extremely.

ves'l-cl(e, ves'i-cl, n. Any small bladder-

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