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■On-iSt'ter-a-ble, a. That cannot be uttered
or expre^ed ; ineffable.

On- vail', v. a. Same as unveil.

On-var'nished, a. Not varnished : — not em-
bellished ; plain ; candid.

On-veil' (un-val'), v. a. To remove the veil
from : — to reveal.

On-war'rant-a-ble (un-w6r'rant-j-bl), a.
Unjustifiable ; indefensible.

On-wept', a. Unmourned ; not lamented.

On-wield'x, a. Bulky ; clumsy ; not easily

On-wind', v. To wind off: — to untwine.




iJn-'Wig'doTn, n. Folly ; lack of wisdom.

.T&n-wi§e',"a. Not wise ; foolish; weak.

©n-wit'ting, a. Not perceiving or know-
ing ; ignorant.

itn-wont'ed, a. Unusual ; unaccustomed.

tJn- wound', p. from unwind.

^n-wrap' (un-rap'), v. a. To unfold from

ttn-wreatfie' ( tin-re t&'), v. a. To untwine,
as something wreathed.

tJn-yoke', v. a. To loose from the yoke : —
to disjoin.

ttp, ad. Opposite to down : — to a higher place
or degree ; aloft : — abreast : — out of bed :
— above the horizon, as the sun : — ^aside ;
away : — completely : — over : at an end. —
2, prep. From a lower to a higher place :
— farther along : — at the top of. — 3, a. Up-

"DTp-. Anglo-Saxon prefix, signifying vp — as

'&p-beir', v. a. To sustain aloft ; to raise.

■©p-braid', v. a. To chide ; to reproach.

"&p-braid'ingr, n. Reproach ; chiding.

Up-cast', or up'cast, p. a. Thrown upward.

■©p-heav'al, n. Act of upheaving ; state of
being upheaved : — elevation of the earth's
crust by internal action.

ttp-heave', v. a. To heave or lift up.

■Op'hill, a. Ascending : — diificult ; laborious.

■&p-hold', V. a. [i. & p. upheld.] To sup-
port ; to sustain ; to countenance.

"Op-hol'ster, v. a. To fit, as rooms or furni-
ture, with hangings or cushions : — to re-
pair or make furniture.

ttp-hol'ster-er, n. One who upholsters.

ttp-hol'st^r-j:, n. Business or goods of an

ttp'land, a. High in situation ; mountain-
ous. — 2, n. Upland tract of country.

■&p-lift', V. a. To raise aloft ; to elevate. —
2, n. (up'lift). Elevation; upheaval.

ttp'most, a. Highest ; topmost ; uppermost.

ttp-on', prep. On ; on top of : — relating to.

tJp'per, a. Higher in place, rank, or power.

■©■p-per-hand', n. Superiority ; advantage.

'&p'per-mo3t, a. Same as vpmost.

tJp'pish, a. Proud ; arrogant : — pettish.

'6p-rai§e', v. a. To raise up ; to exalt.

ttp-rear', v. a. To rear or raise up.

Cp'rlght (-rit), a. Vertical; erect: — hon-
«st ; just. — 2, n. Something standing erect,
as a timber of a building.

Up-ri§e', V. n. To rise up ; to arise.

'C'p-ri§'ing', n. Act of rising ; ascent : — in-

ttp'roar, n. Tumult ; confusion.

iJp-roar i-ous, a. Tumultuous ; full of up-

ttp-r83t', V. a. To tear up by the roots.

tJp-roflge', v. a. To waken from sleep ; to

"Op-set', V. a. To overturn ; to overthrow :
— to disturb or confuse.

tJp'set, a. Fixed upon ; determined before-
nand. — 2, n. Overturn.

■©p'shot, n. Conclusion ; end ; final event.

■ftp' side, n. Upper side or part.

■©p-side-db-^n', ad. With the upper side
undermost : — in complete disorder.

ttp' start, n. One suddenly raised to honor
or notice : — pretender. — 2, a. Suddenly
elevated : — insolent.

Op-tiirn', v. a. To turn up : — to furrow.

"&p'-ward, a. Directed to a higher part.

■&p'ward, ) ad. Toward a higher place :

■©p'ward?, j — more than.

■&p-well'ing-, a. Welling up as from a spring.

TT'ra-nus, n. One of the primary planets.

tjr'ban, a. Of, or pertaining to, a city.

tjr-bane', a. Civil ; courteous ; elegant. —
TJr-ban'i-tx, n.

tjr'chin, n. Hedgehog : — small boy : — elf.

TTrf'e, V. To force onward ; to drive ; to
press : — to insist upon : — to incite by argu-

ijr'i-ent, a. Cogent ; pressing : — importu-
nate. — tjr'i-en-cx, n.

■u'ri-nal, n. fleceptacle for urine.

ir'rine, n. Fluid excreted
by animals.

tjrn, n. Vase ; vessel for
various purposes : — the

tj'rus, n. Extinct species
of wild ox.

Us, pron. pi. Objective
case of we.

■&' §a-ble (yu'za-bl), a.
That may be used. jj^.^

■U'gage (yii'zaj),«. Man-
ner of using ; treatment : — habitual use ;

Use (yns), n. Act of using; state of being
used ; employment ; application : — bene-
fit ; advantage : — ^usage.

U§e (yuz), V. a. To make use of; to em-
ploy : — to treat : — to accustom. — 2, v. n.
To be accustomed. [tageous.

Use'flil, a. Serviceable ; profitable ; advan-

Use'less, a. Worthless ; unserviceable ; un-

©sh'er, n. Subordinate teacher : — intro-
ducer : — person appointed to seat people,
as in a hall.

Us-que-baug-h' (us-kwe-baw'), n. Whiskey :
— strong spiced liquor. [nary.

u'§u-al, a. Common ; customary ; ordi-

U'§ii-rer, n. One who practises usury.

U-§ii'ri-ous, a. Partaking of, or practising,
usury. [right.

U-§iirp', V. a. To seize or possess without

U-§iir-pa'ti9n, n. Unlawful seizure.

U-§iirp'er, n. One who usurps.

u'§ii-r3i;, n. Illegal or exorbitant interest ;
the taking or exacting of such.

U-ten'sil, ) n. Implement, vessel, or tool,

u'ten-sil, j for common use.

U-til'i-ty, n. State or quality of being use-
ful ; something useful ; convenience.

u'til-ize, V. a. To render useful ; to put to




tJt'most, a. Extreme ; farthest ; to the last
degree. — 2, n. Greatest quantity or de-

U-to'pi-a, n. Imaginary island common-
wealth, of ideal perfection : — state of ideal

U-to'pi-an, a. Relating to, or like, Utopia ;
ideal : fanciful.

ttt'ter, a. Extreme : — complete. — 2, v. a.
To speak : — to declare ; to publish ; to dis-
close : — to vend ; to issue.

Ut'ter-ance, it. Act or manner of uttering t
— opinion uttered.

"at'ter-ljr, ud. Fully ; completely ; perfectly.

■Ut'ter-most, «• & n. Same as utmost.

U?-o'ri-ous, a. Excessively fond of a vdfe.


ya'can-cy, n. State of being vacant ; that
which is vacant: — empty space: —
mental emptiness.
Va'cant, a. Empty ; unoccupied : — unem-
ployed : — inattentive : — vacuous.
Va'cate, v. a. To quit possession of; to

leave empty.
Va-ca'tion, n. Intermission ; recess.
Vac'ci-nate, v. a. To inoculate with cow-
pox, as a preventive of small-pox, or with
any contagious disease in a modified
Vac-ci-na'tion, n. Act of vaccinating ; inoc-

Pertaining to, or derived

3, ) a. I
;, j from,

cows. — 2, n. Virus of cow-



Vaf'il-late, v. n. To waver ; to fluctuate.

Vag-il-la'ti^n, n. Act of vacillating ; fluct-

Vac'u-oiis, a. Empty ; void : — without in-
telligence. — Va-cii'i-tj:, "•

Vac'u-um, n. Space unoccupied by matter.

Vag'a-bond, a. Wandering ; vagrant. — 2,
n. Vagrant ; wanderer.

Va-gfa'rj:, n. Wild freak or fancy.

Va'grant, a. Wandering ; roving. — 2, n.
Wanderer; strolling beggar. — Va'gran-

"Vague (vag), a. Indeflnite ; uncertain ;

Vail, n. & V. a. Same as veil.

Vain, a. Useless ; inefi"ectual : — conceited.

Vain-glo'ri-oiis, a. Boastful ; conceited.

Vain-glo'rx, n. Empty pride ; vain boast-

Vale, n. Low ground ; valley.

Val-e-dic'tion, n. Farewell.

Val-e-dic-to'ri-an, n. One who delivers a

Val-e-die'to-rjj, a. Bidding farewell. — 2, n.
Valedictory speech or oration.

Val'en-tine, n. Sweetheart chosen, or love-
letter sent, on St. Valentine's Day, Feb-
ruary 14.

Va-le'ri-an, n. Plant with a medicinal
root. '

Val'et {or v51'la), «. Male servant to attend
on the person.

Val-e-tii-di-na'ri-9,n, ) a. Sickly ; feeble. —

Val-e-tii'di-n^-rx, J2, n. Sickly or feeble


prowess ; courage,

a. Precious ;

Something of

Val'iant (val'yant), a. Heroic ; brave.

Val'id, a. Sotind ; efficacious : — having le-
gal force. — Va-lid'-
i-tx, n.

Va-li§e',ln. Port-

Va-llse', J m a nteau ;
t ra ve 1 li ng-bag ;

Val'ley, n. ; pi. Val'-
ley§. Low ground
between hills or

Val'gr, n. Bravery ;

Val'or-ous, a. Brave ;

Val'6-a-ble (val'yu-a-bl),
costly : — estimable. — 2, n.

Val-ii-a'tipn, n. Act of valuing or ap-
praising ; appraisement.

Val'Ae (val'yu), n. Worth; degree of
worth : — import : — cost ; price. — 2, v. a.
To appraise : — to appreciate fully ; to

Val'iie-less, a. Without value ; worthless.

Valve, n. Folding door : — lid or door of an
aperture, constructed to open in one direc-
tion for the pasi^ge of liquid or vapor : —
one part of a bivalve or multivalve

V3,l'vA-l^r, a. Relating to, or like, a valve.

Vamp, V. Upper leather of a shoe, next
above the sole. — 2, v. a. To piece or mend
an old thing.

Vam'pire, v. Fabulous demon, said to suck
human blood : — species of large bat.

Van, n. Front : — front part of an army or
fleet : — wiuuowing-fan : — large covered

Van'dal, n. One of an ancient marauding
people of northeastern Germany : — ruth-
less destroyer ; barbarian.

Van'dal, \a. Relating to the Vandals : —

Van-dal'ic, J barbarous ; destructive.

VS.n'dal-i§m, n. Barbarity ; wanton de-

Vane, n. Device placed on buildings to
show direction of the wind : — ^blade of a
windmill, propeller, &c.

Van' guard, w. First line of an army.

Va-nil'la, n. Tropical climbing plant, and
its pod, used for flavoring.

VSn'ish, V. n. To disappear ; to pass away.




Swelled, as a vein.

VSn'i-ty, n. State or quality of being vain ;
conceit : — tliat which is ineffecti've or vain ;

Van'quish (vang'kwTsh), v. a. To conqaer ;
to overcome ; to subdue.

Van'tafe, n. Same as advantage,

Van'ta^e-grbiind, m. Superior position.

Vap'id, a. Spiritless ; insipid ; dull. — V^-
pid'i-tXi «•

Va'p9r, n. Any substance in the gaseous
state ; steam ; fog : — any thing fleeting or
unsubstantial : — ^l. hysteria ; melancholy.
— 2, V. n. To pass into vapor : — to brag.

Vap-or-i-za'tipn, n. Conversion into vapor.

Vap'or-ize, v. To convert or be converted
into vapor.

Va'ri-a-ble, a. That may be varied ; change-
able ': — fickle ; inconstant. — Va-ri-a-bil'-
i-tj, n.

Va'ri-ance, n. Disagreement ; difference.

Va-ri-a'tion, n. Act or extent of varying ;
thing that varies or differs.

Va'ri-col-ored, a. Diversified.

Var-i-c6se', )

Var'i-cous, J '

Va'ri-e-grate, v. a. To diversify ; to mark
with different colors.

Va-ri-e-ga'tion, n. Act of variegating;
state of being variegated.

V^-ri'e-tjc, «• Diversity : — that which is
varied, as a collection of different things :
— thing which differs from its class.

Va'ri-o-loid, ) n. Small-pox modified by

Va-ri'o-loid, J previous vaccination.

Va'ri-oiia, a. Different ; diverse ; manifold.

Var'iet, ji. Servant : — knave.

Var'nish, w. Liquid preparation of resin
for giving a glossy finish : — gloss ; pallia-
tion. — 2, V. a. To cover with varnish : —
to gloss over.

Va'rj, V. a. To change : — to diversify ; to
variegate. — 2, v. n. To be changeable : —
to differ ; to deviate.

Vas'cA-lar, <i. Relating to the vessels of an
animal' or vegetable body : — containing

Vage, ) n. Vessel of various shapes and

Vase, J materials, for ornament or use.

Vas'sal, n. Subject : — slave.

Vas'sal-a^-e, n. State of a vassal ; servitude.

VSst, a. Large ; enormous ; huge.

Vast'x, a. Very large ; enormously great.

Vat, n. Large tank, as for brewers' or tan-
ners' use.

Vaude'ville (vod'vTl), n. Topical song: —
play interspersed with songs and dances.

vault, w. Arched roof : — cellar : — tomb : —
jump. — 2, V. To arch ; to shape like a
vault: — to leap over ; tt) jump.

V&ult'ed, a. Arched ; concave.

VSult'er, n. Leaper ; jumper.

VSunt, I n. Brag ; boast ; ostentation. — 2,

Vaunt, / V. To boast ; to brag ; to display

Veal (vel), n. Flesh of a calf.

V§-dette', n. Sentinel on horseback.

VeSr. V. To change direction ; to shift.

Veer jr, n. Tawny thrush of North America.

Ve&'e-ta-ble, n. Plant : — esculent plant or
root. — 2, a. Belonging to plants.

Ve§-e-ta'ri-an, n. One who lives on vege-

VSl'-e-ta'ri-an-ism, n. Habit, doctrine, or
system of living on vegetables.

Vef'e-tate, v. n. To grow, as plants : — to
have a usele,ss or inactive life.

VS|'-e-ta'tion, n. Process or state of vege-
tating : — growing plants.

Ve'he-m2nt, a. Violent ; ardent ; impet-
uous. — Ve'he-mence, Ve'he-mSn-cjr, n.

Ve'hi-cle (ve'hg-kl), n. Carriage ; convey-

Veil (val), n. Thin cover, as for the face :
— cover ; disguise ; mask. — 2, v. a. To
cover : — to hide ; to conceal.

Veiling (val'jng), w. Material for veils.

Vein (van), n. Tube that returns the blood
to the heart : — small rib of a leaf: — de-
posit of metal in rock : — stripe or streak in
wood or marble : — humor ; disposition : —
train of thought. — 2, v. a. To form or
mark with veins.

Vel'lum, n. Fine kind of parchment.

Ve-lof'i-pede, n. Vehicle moved by the
rider's feet acting upon pedals.

Vf-lSg'i-tx, W' Swiftness of motion : — rate
of speed,

Vel'vet, n. Silk stuff with a thick nap. — 2,
a. Made of velvet ; velvety.

Vel-vet-een', «. Cotton velvet.

Vel'vet-x, a. Made of, or like, velvet.

Ve'nal, a. Purchasable ; mercenary ; base :
— venous. — V^-nal'i-tjr, n.

Vend, V. a. To sell ; to offer for sale.

V^°^"!} I "• One who vends or sells.

Ven-diie', n. Public auction.

Ve-neer', v. a. To overlay with more valu-
able material, as a piece of furniture with
superior wood : — to coat thinly, for pre-
tence or display. — 2, n. Wood or other
material for veneering : — superficial

Ve-neer'ing, n. Art or act of overlaying
with veneer ; veneer.

Ven'er-a-ble, a. Worthy of veneration-,
sacred : — aged.

Ven'er-ate, v. a. To regard with veneration.

Ven-er-a'tign, n. Act of venerating ; state
of 6eing venerated ; reverential regard cf

Ve-ne-sec'tion, n. The letting of blood
from the veins.

Ve-ne'tian, a. Relating to Venice. — 2, n.
Inhabitant of Venice.

Ven'teance (ven'jans), n. Retribution :
— revenge.

Veni-e'fQl, a. Vindictive ; revengeful.

Ve'ni-al, a. Pardonable ; excusable. — Ve-
ni-al'i-tjr, w.

Vgn'i^on (ven'zn or v6n'g-zn), n. Flesh of
deer, used as food.




VSn'om, n. Poison, especially that secreted
by certain animals : — bitter hatred ; spite.

VSn'9m-oiis, a. Poisonous : — malignant.

Ve'nous, a. Relating to the veins.

Vent, M. Passage for the escape of air, &c. ;
aperture : — discharge. — 2, v. a. To emit ;
to discharge : — to publish.

Vent'-h51e, n. Same as vent.

Ven'ti-late, v. a. To supply with fresh air :
— to winnow ; — to make public ; to discuss

Vgn-ti-la'ti^n, n. A ventilating.

Ven'ti-la-tor, n. Apparatus for admitting
pure air and expelling the foul.

VSn'tral, a. Belonging to the belly.

Ven'tri-cle, n. Small cavity of an animal
body, as in the heart.

Ven-tril'^-quigm, \ n. Act or art of speak-

■V^n-tril'9-qu5:, j ing inwardly, so that
the voice seems not to issue from the

Ven-tril'p-quist, n. One who practises ven-

VSnt'ire, n. Hazardous undertaking : —
commercial scheme. — 2, v. To dare ; to
hazard ; to risk.

Vgnt'ire-sSme, \ a. Bold ; daring ; fear-
Vent' ir-ous, / less.

Ven'ie, n. Neighborhood or location in-
volved in a suit at law, as the scene of
the event.

Ve'nijs, n. Heathen goddess of love and
beauty : — most brilliant of the primary

V^-ra'cious, a. Truthful. — Ve-rSj'i-tx, n.

Ve-ran'da, n. Kind of open portico!

Verb, M. Part of speech which expresses
action, being, or state of being.

Ver'bal, a. Eelatiug to words :— oral : —
pertaining to verbs.

V^r-ba'tim, ad. Word for word.

Ver-be'na, n. Genus of flowering plants.

Ver'bi-a^e, n. Profusion of words ; empty

V^r-bose', a. Wordy; tedious; prolix. —
V^r-boa'i-tj:, n.

Ver'dant, a. Green ; fresh : — inexperienced.
— Ver'dan-cy, n. [nieut.

Ver'dict, n. Decision, as of a jury ; judg-

Ver'di-grls, n. Rust of copper.

Verd'Are (verd'yur), n. Green ; greenness
of fresh vegetation.

Verfe, n. Rod ; mace :— edge ; border. — 2,
V. n. To tend ; to incline : — to bend down-
ward : — to border.

Ver§'er, n. Mace-bearer or beadle in ca-
thedrals and churches.

Ver-i-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of verifying ; proof.

Ver'i-fy, v. a. To prove true : — to fulfil.

Ver'i-ljr, ad. In truth ; certainly ; really.

Ver-i-si-mil'i-tiide, n. Appearance of truth.

Ver'i-ta-ble, a. True ; actual ; real.

VSr'i-tJ:, n. Truth ; reality : — true assertion
or tenet.

Ver'juice, n. Liquor expressed from unripe

Ver-mi-cSl'U (ver-m$-ch6l'f ), n. Wheaten
paste dried in slender, worm-like sticks.

Ver'mi-fii^e, n. Medicine that expels

V?r-mil'ion (vpr-mil'yun), n. Brilliant red

Ver'min, n. Name for any small noxious
quadruped or insect.

Ver'mSuth, n. Kind of liqueur.

V?r-nac'A-lar, a. Of one's own country ;
native, — 2, n. Language of any country.

Ver'nal, a. Belonging to the spring.

Ver'sa-tile, a. Changeable ; fickle : — hav-
ing "many abilities.— Ver-sa-til'j-tjr, «•

Verse, n. Line of poetry ; stanza : — poetry :
— short passage.

Versed (verst), a. Skilled ; practised.

Ver'si-cle, n. Short verse.

Ver-si-fi-ca'tion, n. Act or art of versify-
ing : — metrical construction.

Ver'si-f y, v. a. To relate in verse. — 2, v. n.
To iuake verses.

Ver'sion, «. Translation: — account; ren-

Ver'sus, prep. Against.

Ver'te-bra, n. ; pi. Ver'te-brae. Bony seg-
ment of the spinal column : — pi. spinal

Ver'te-bral, a. Relating to the spine.

Ver-te-bra'ta, n. pi. Animals which have
an internal skeleton, supported by a

Ver'te-brate, n. Vertebrated animal.

Ver'te-brate, "I _ w-j^ir,^ o ■^t^Jt,^

Ver'te-brit-§d, | ""■ ^-"^'"S ^ ^'''^-

Ver'tex, n. Top ; summit ; apex.

Ver'ti-cal, a. Pertaining to, or situated at,
the vertex : — perpendicular to the hori-
zon : — overhead.

Ver'ti-go, Ver-ti'go, or Ver-ti'go, n. Giddi-
ness in the head.

VSr'jr, a. True ; real : — complete ; exact : —
the same, with emphasis. — 2, ad. In a
great degree ; extremely.

Ves'i-cle, n. Small cell or bladder, contain-
ing liquid or air.

Ve-sic'u-lar, a. Relating to, or like,

Ves'per, n. The planet Venus, the evening

Ves'per?, n. pL Evening service.

Ves'sel, n. Concave utensil for holding
liquids or solids; dish: — tube for the cir-
culation of blood and otlier fluids: — ship
or boat : — agent ; instrument.

Vest, )i. Giirment ; waistcoat. — 2, v. a. To
clothe : — to invest ; to put in possession ®f.

Ves'tal, a. Chaste.

Vest'ed, p. a. Established by law ; fixed :
—clothed ; wearing veistments.

Vgs'ti-biile, n. Aute-chamber of a house ;

Ves'ti|:e, n. Footprint : — trace ; indication.

Vest'ing, n. Covering : — material for vests.

Vest'ment, n. Garment : — garment worn
by the clergy.




7es'try, n. Room in a church for vest-
ments : — committee or assembly to manage
the affairs of a parish.

Ves'try-man, n. Member of a vestry.

Ves'trx-room, n. Koom in which the vestry

Vest'iire (vest'yur), n. Garment ; apparel ;

Vetch, n. Leguminous climbing plant,
cultivated for fodder ; tare.

Vet'er-an, n. One long pi-actised, as in war.
— 2, a. Old in practice, especially in war.

Vet-er-i-na'ri-an, n. Veterinary surgeon.

Vet'er-i-na-rj:, a. Of, or pertaining to, dis-
eases of animals.

Ve'to, n. Prohibition ; act of stopping the
enactment of a law. — 2, v. a. To prohibit
by veto.

Vex, V. a. To irritate ; to tease.

Vex-a'tion, n. Irritation ; annoyance ; that
which Vexes.

Vex-a'tious, a. Vexing ; troublesome.

Vexed (vekst or veks'ed),^. a. Irritated;
disquieted : — much disputed, as a question.

Vi'a, pri'p. By the way of. [river.

Vl'a-duct, n. Koadwaj' over a valley or

Vi'al, «. Small glass bottle ; phial.

Vi'and, ?i. ; jj/. Vi'and§. Food; victuals —
commonly used in the plural.

Vi'brate, v. To move to and fro ; to oscil-
late ; to quiver.

Vi-bra'tion, n. Act of vibrating ; state of
being vibrated ; oscillation.

Vi'bra-to-rx, «• Vibrating : — causing vibra-

Vl-biir'num, n. Genus of flowering shrubs
and small trees.

Vic'ar, n. Deputy ; substitute : — clergyman
who is the incumbent of a benefice.

Vic'ar-a§'e, n. Benefice or house of a vicar.

Vi-ca'ri-ous, a. Delegated : — done or suf-
fered for another.

Vice, n. Moral defect ; wickedness : — in-
strument used to hold objects firmly.

Vi'c§, ijrep. In place of ; instead of.

Vice-. Prefix used in composition to denote
one who act« in place of another, or one
who is second in rank — as, ■yice-president.

Vice-ad'mi-ral, n. Naval officer next below
an admiral.

Vice-con'sul, n. Assistant consul.

Vice-|"e'rent, n. Lieutenant ; deputy. — 2, a.
Having a delegated power.

Vice-pre§'i-dent, n. Officer next below a

Vice-re'gal, a. Relating to a viceroy.

Vice'rby, n. One who governs in place of a

Vice-rby'al-tj:, n. Office or jurisdiction of
a viceroy.

-r^^ l"')*?^' \ n. Neighborhood : — nearness.

Vi"cious (vTsh'us), a. Given to vice ; cor-
rupt : — faulty : — refractory, as a horse.

Vi-cis'si-tiide, w. Regular change ; alterna-
tion : — revolution : mutiition.

Vic'tim, n. Living sacrifice : — person or
thing destroyed or injured : — dupe.

Vic'tim-ize, v. a. To make a victim of ; to

Vic' tor, n. Conqueror ; winner.

Vic-to'ri-oiis, a. Conquering ; triumphant ;

Vic'to-ry, n. Superiority in a battle or con-
test ; conquest ; success.

Vict'ual (vit'tl), v. a. To supply with

Vict'ual-ler (vit'tl-er), n. Provider of

Vict'ualg (vTt'tlz), w. jp?. Food for human
beings ; provisions ; viands.

Vi'de, V. imp. See — referring to a note or

Vi-del'i-cet, ad. To wit ; namely ; that is
— abbreviated to viz.

Vie (vl), V. 11. To contest ; to contend.

View (vu), V. a. To survey ; to behold : —
to consider. — 2, n. Survey: — prospect;
scene : — picture of a scene : — mental sur-
vey : — opinion : — object.

Vifil, n. Forbearance of sleep, especially
for devotion ; watch : — evening devotion
before a feast-day.

ViS-'il-ant, a. Watchful ; attentive.— Vif-
il-ance, n.

Vig-n-ette' (vin-yef or vin'yet), n. Decora-
tion, as of vines or flowers, on the pages
of a book : — any small print or decoration
in a book: — picture without a definite

Vig'or, n. Physical or mental strength ;

Vig-'or-ous, a. Full of vigor ; robust.

Vile, a. Base ; mean : — morally debased.

Vil-i-fi-ca'tion, n. Defamation ; abuse.

Vii'i-fy, V. a. To defame ; to abuse.

Vil'ia, 11. Country-seat; rural mansion.

Vil'lai-e, «. Small collection of houses in
the country.

Vil'la-|-er, n. Inhabitant of a village.

Vil'lain (vil'lin), n. One who held lands
by servile tenure under the feudal system :
— rascal ; scoundrel.

Vil'la-nous, o. Base ; vile ; wicked.

Vil'la-ny, n. State or conduct of a villain ;

Vim, n. Vigor ; force ; energy.

Vinaigrette (vin-a-gref), n. Bottle for
aromatic vinegar or smelling-salts.

Vin'di-cate, v. a. To defend with success ;
to justify.

Vin-di-ca'tion, n. Defence ; justification.

Vin'di-ca-tive, | ^ Tending to vindicate.

Vin-dic'a-tive, j '^

Vin'di-ca-to-rj:, a. Tending to vindicate:
— inflicting punishment.

Vin-dic'tive, a. Given to revenge ; revenge-

Vine. n. Climbing or trailing plant: —
climbing plant that bears grapes.

Vin'e-gar, n. Dilute acid, from fermenting
wine, &c. : — any thing sour.




Vi ne-rjr, ( ^ Plantation of grape-vines.

Vi'nous, a. Pertaining to, or having the
qualities of, wine.

Vin'tai-e, n. Gi-ape harvest : — wine made
from one harvest of grapes.

Vint'ner, n. One who sells wine.

Vi'ol, n. Stringed musical instrument
formerly used : — general name for instru-
ments of the violin kind.

Vi-o'la, n. Musical instrument like the
Violin, but larger and of lower compass.

Vi'o-late, v. a. To transgress ; to infringe ;
to' break : — to abuse.

Vi-o-la'tion, n. Abuse ; breach ; injury.

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