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tJse'lesSj a. being of no use ; worthless.

tJsh'er, n. an under-teacher.

tJsh'er, V. a. to introduce ; to forerun.

tj'^u-al, (yu'zhu-al) a. common. [ly.

U'§u-al-ly, (yu'zhu-al-le) ad. commou-

C'su-friict, 77. right of enjoying.

U'|u-rer, (yii'zhu-rer) 77. one who re-

_ ceives usury. [of, usury.

U-§u'ri-ous, a. relating to, or partaking

U-§iirp', V. a. to seize without right.

U-§Lir-pa'tion^7i. illegal seizure.

U-^urp'er, 77. one who usurps.

U'^u-ry, (yu'zhii-re) 77. illegal interest.

tj-ten'sil, or tj'ten-sil, 7?. an instrument

_ for any usej a vessel; a tool.

U'ter-ine, or U'ter-ine, a. belonging ta

_ the womb ; born of the same mother.

U-tll-i-ta'ri-an, a. relating to utilitari-
anism, [general utility.

U-til-i-ta'ri-an<lsm, v. the systejn of

U-til'i-ty, 77. usefulness ; profit.

tJt'most, a. extreme; furthest.

trt'most, 77. greatest quantity or degree

tj-to'pi-an, a. fanciful ; chimerical.

tr'tri-cle, 77. a little bag, bladder, or cell.

tSt'ter, a. extreme ; excessive.

tit'ter, V. a. to speak ; to pronounce ;
to publish : — to vend ; to sell.

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Ct'ter-si-ble, a. that may be uttered.
t5t'ter-?nce, n. act of uttering ; pro-
nunciation ; delivery ; elocution.
Ot'ter-ly, ad. completely ; perfectly.

■Ct'ter-most, a. extreme ; most remote
trt'ter-most, n. the greatest degree.
U've-oiis, a. resembling a grape.
tJj-o'rj-oiis, a. very fond of a wife


T/'a'CAN-CY, n. empty space j vacu-
V ity ; a chasm.

Va'cjnt, a. empty ; void ; free.

Va'cate, r. a. to annul, make vacant.

Vj-ca'tion, n. intermission ; a recess

Vac'^i-nate, v. a. to inoculate with vac-
cine matter or the cow-pox.

Vag-^i-na'tion, n. act of vaccinating.

Vag'^i-na-tor, n. one who vaccinates.

Vag'^ine, or Vag'cjine, a. relating to
vaccination or the cow-pox. [tion.

Va£'(ji-nist, ?t. one versed in vaccina-

VSL9'il-lan-cy,?i.a wavering; vacillation.

Va^'il-late, v. n, to waver, fluctuate.

Va^-il-la'tion, n. act of vacillating.

Va-cu'i-ty, n. emptiness ; inanity.

Vac'u-iim, n. space void of matter.

Vag'a-bond,_n. a vagrant ; a wanderer.

Va-ga'ry, n. a wild freak or fancy ; a
whim. [a sheath.

Va-^i'nal, or VS^'i-nal, a. relating to

Va'gr?n-cy, n. act or state of a vagrant.

Va'grant, a. wandering; unsettled.

Va'grant, n. a wanderer ; a vagabond.

Vague, (vag) a. unfixed ; unsettled.

Vague' ly, ad. in a vague manner.

Vail, n. a curtain ; a cover. See Veil.

Vain, a. fruitless ; unreal ; conceited.

Vain-glo'ri-ous, a. vain without merit.

Vain-glo'ry, n. empty pride or boasting.

Vain'ly, ad. without effect; idly.

Val'ance,w. drapery round a bed-tester.

Vale, n. a low ground ; a valley, [well.

Val-e-dlc'tion, n. act of bidding fare-

Val-e-dic'tQ-ry, a. bidding farewell.

Va-l5'ri-an, n. a genus of plants.

Val'et, n. a waiting servant.

Viil-e-tu-di-na'ri-an, n. a sickly person.

Val-e-tu-dj-na'ri-rin, ) a. weakly : sick-

Val-e-tu'di-na-ry, i^jly; infirm.

Viil-e-tu'di-na-ry, n. a valetudinarian.

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

V^al'idjfl.having legal force; efficacious.

Va-lld'i-ty, w. legal force; strength.

Va-li^e', or Va-lise', n. a portmanteau.

Val-la'tion, n. an intrenchment.

VaI'ley, 7/. ; pi. val'ley? ; a hollow be-
tween hills ; a low ground ; a vale.

Val'or, n. bravery ; prowess ; couraga

Val'or-ous, a. brave ; stout ; valiant.

Val'u-9-ble, (val'yu-a-bl) a. having val-
ue ; of much value ; precious.

Val-u-a'ti9n, n. appraisement; value.

Val'ue, (val'yu) n. price ; worth ; rate.

Val'ue, V. a. to rate highly; to appraise j
to estimate ; to esteem ; to prize.

Val' vate, a. relating to, or like, a valve.

Valve, n. a folding door ; a lid.

Val'vet, n. a little valve ; a valvule.

Val'vu-lar, a. relating to a valve.

Val'vule, n. a small valve ; a valvet.

Vamp, re. the upper leather of a shoe.

Vamp, V. a. to piece or mend.

Vam^'pire, n. a fabled demon : — a bat.

Van , re. the front of an army : — a fan.

Van'd^il, n. a barbarian.

Van'dal-if m, re. barbarity ; ferocity.

Van-dyke', re. a kind of handkerchief
for the neck.

Vane, n. a plate to show the direction
of the wind ; a weathercock.

Vang, n. the web of a feather.

Van'guard, re. the first line of an army

Va-nil'la, n. a genus of plants, [away.

Van'jsh, v. n. to disappear ; to pass

Van'i-ty, re. inanity; empty pride.

Van'qujsh, (vang'kwish) v. a. to con-
quer ; to overcome ; to subdue.

Van'quish-a-ble, a. conquerable.

Van'quish-er, re. a conqueror.

Van'tage, re. superiority. Ration.

Van't?*e-ground, re. superiority of situ-.

Vap'id, a. dead ; spiritless ; flat.

Va'p9r, n. elastic fluid ; fume ; steam.

Va'por, V. n. to emit vapor : — to boast.

Vap'or-a-ble,a. that may become vapor.

Vap-o-ra'tion, n. evaporation.

Va'por-bath,?t.a bath of vapor or steam

Va'ri-^-ble, a. changeable ; mutable.

Va'rj-a-ble-ness, re. mutability.

Va'ri-a-bly, ad. changeably.

Va'ri-ance, re. discord ; difference.

Va-rj-a'tion, re. a change ; difference.

Va'ri-e-gate, v. a. to vary ; to diversify

Va-ri-e-ga'tion, re. act of variegating.

V^-rl'e-ty, n. change ; diversity.

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, Va'rl-o-lbid, n. a disease resembling

the small-pox. [pox.

Va-rl'o-lous, a. relating to the small-
Va'ri-ous, e. different; manifold.
Va'rj-oiiS-Iy, ad. in a various manner.
Var'iet, n. a page : — a scoundrel.
Var'nish,7i. a shinin^iquid substance.
Var'nish, v. a. to cover with varnish.
Va'ry, v, a. to change ; to diversify.
Va'ry, v. n. to be unlike ; to differ.
"VSs'cu-lar, a. relating to vessels.
Va§e, or Vase, n. a large ornamental

vessel, cup, or pitcher.
Vas'sjl, 71. a dependant ; a slave.
Vae'sal-a|e, n. servitude ; slavery.
VSst, o. very large ; great ; enormous.
Vas-ta'tion, 71. waste; devastation.
VSst'ly, ad. greatly ; to a great degree.
Vat, n. a cistern of tanners, &c. ; fat.
Vat'j-cide, n. the murder or murderer

of a prophet or poet.
Va-ti^'i-nal, a. containing predictions.
Va-ti^'i-nate, v. n. to prophesy.
Va-ti^-i-na'tion, n. a prediction.
Vault, 71. an arch ; a cellar ; a cave.
Vjlult, V. a. to arch ; to shape to a vault.
Vault, V. n. to leap ; to jump.
Viult'ed, a, arched ; concave.
||V§lunt, or Vaunt, v. a. &. n. to boast ;

to display ostentatiously ; to vapor.
||Vaunt, 71. a brag ; a vain boast.
Veal, (vel) n. the flesh of a calf.
Ve-dette', n. a sentinel on horseback.
Veer, v. a. &. n. to turn ; to change ; to

turn aside. [plant or root.

Ve^'e-ta-ble, n. a plant ; an esculent
Veg'e-tate, v. n. to grow, as plants.
Ve*-e-ta'tion, n. growth of plants.
Veg'e-ta-tive, a. growing as plants.
Ve'hc-mence, n. violence; force; ardor.
Ve'he-mSnt, a. violent ; ardent ; eager.
Ve'he-ment-ly, ad. eagerly ; ardently.
Ve'hi-cle, (ve'he-kl) n. a carriage.
Veil, (val) n. a thin cover for the face ;

a mask ; a curtain ; a disguise.
Veil, (val) v. a. to cover ; to conceal.
Vein, (van) n. a tube in animal bodies

that conveys the blood ; a current.
Vein, (van) v. a. to mark with veins.
Veined, (vand) ) a. streaked; full of
Vein'y, (va'ne) \ veins.
Vel-le'i-ty, n. lowest degree of desire.
Vel'li-cate, v. a. to twitch ; to pluck.
A'el'lum, n. a fine kind of parchment.
Ve-lo^'i-pede, 7i. a vehicle moved by the

impulse given to it by the rider's feet.
Ve-16^'i-ty, n. speed ; swiftness.
Vel'vet, H. a silk stuff with nap or pile.

Vel'vet, a. made of velvet ; soft.

Vel'vet-een, n. a stuff like velvet.

Ve'nal, a. mercenary; base: — relal
ing to the veins ; veiny.

Ve-nal'j-ty, n. mercenariness.

Ven'9-ry, a. relating to hunting.

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

Vend'i-ble, a, that may be sold.

Vend'i-ble, n. any thing to be sold.

Ven-di"tion, n. sale ; act of selling.

Ven-due', n. a public sale ; auction.

Ve-ne5r',r. a. to inlay with thin wood.

Ve-neer', n. thin wood for inlaying.

Ven'er-a-ble, a. worthy of veneration.

Ven'er-a-bly, ad. with veneration.

Ven'er-ate, v. a. to reverence.

Ven-er-a'tion, n. reverence ; awe.

Ve-ne're-9il, a. relating to Venus; libid-

Ve-ne-sec'tion,7i. blood-letting. I inous.

Ven'^eance, (ven'jans) n. penal retri-
bution ; revenge.

Ven*e'ful, a. vindictive; reven<ieful.

Ve'ni-al, a. pardonable ; excusable.

Ven'i^on, (ven'zn or ven'e-zn) n. the
flesh of deer, &c.

Ven'om, n. poison : — malice ; spite.

Ven'om-ous, a. poisonous ; malignant.

Ve'nous, a. relating to the veins.

Vent, n. an aperture ; emission.

Vent, V. a. to let out ; to emit.

Vent'-hole, n, small hole to let out air

Vent'i-duct, n, a passage for the air.

Ven'ti-late, w. a. to fan with wind.

Ven-ti-la'tion, n. act of ventilating.

Ven'ti-la-tor, n. he or that which ven-
tilates ; a ventilating machine.

Ven'tral, a. belonging to the belly.

Ven'trj-cle, n. a small cavity in a body.

Ven-tril'o-qui^m, n. the act of speak-
ing inwardly, so that the voice seems
not to issue from the speaker.

Ven-tril'o-quist, n. one who practises

Ven-tril'o-QUous, a ventriloquist.

VSnt'urej (vent'yur) 72. a hazard; a risk.

Vent'ure, v. to dare ; to hazard ; to risk.

Vent'iire-some, (-yur-sum) ) a. daring^;

Vent'ur-ous, (vent'yur-iis) ) bold.

Ve'nus, n. goddess of love ; a planet.

Ve-ra'cious,(-shus)a.observant of truth.

Ve-ra^'i-ty, n. observance of truth.

Ve-ran'da, n. a kind of open portico.

verb, n. a part of speech which signi-
fies to be, to do, or to suffer.

Ver'bal, a. relating to words ; oral.

Ver'bal-ly, ml. in or by words ; orally

Ver-bi'tim, ad. word for word.

VSr'bj-a^e, n. profusion of words.

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Ver-bose', a. abounding in words.
Ver-bos'i-ty, n. exuberance of words.
Ver'dan-cy, n. greenness.
Ver'dant, a. green ; fresh ; flourishing.
Ver'dict, n. the decision of a jury.
Ver'di-gris, rust of copper.
Verd'ure, (verd'yur) n. green ; the

green color or freshness of grass.
Ver*e,7i. a rod : — brink ; edge ; border.
Ver^e, v. n. to tend ; to incline.
Verg'er, ii. a inace-bearer.
Ver'i-f i-a-ble, a. that may be verified.
Ver-i-f i-ca'tion, n. act of verifying.
Ver'i-f y, v, a. to prove true ; to fulfil.
Ver'i-ly,ad. in truth ; certainly ; really.
Ver-i-sim'i-lar, a. apparently true.
Ver-i-sj-mil'i-tude, n. resemblance.
Ver'i-ta-ble, a. true ; agreeable to fact.
Ver'i-ta-bly, ad. in a true manner.
Ver'i-ty, n. truth ; reality ; certainty.
Ver'juice, n. liquor expressed from

green grapes, or from green apples.
Ver-mic'u-lar, a. like a worm •, spiral.
Ver-mic'ii-late, v. a. to inlay wood, so

as to imitate worms ; to inlay.
Ver'mi-cule, n. a little grub or worm.
Ver-m!c'u-loiis, a. resembling grubs.
Vgr'mi-fd^e, n. a medicine to expel

worms. [tiful red color.

Ver-mil'ion, (ver-mil'yun) n. a beau-
V6r'min,ri. any small, noxious animal.
Ver-mip'a-rous, a. producing worms.
Ver-miv'o-rous, a. feeding on worms.
Ver-nac'u-lar, a. of one's own country.
V^i'nal, a. belonging to the spring.
Ver'sa-tlle, a. variable ; ready ; apt.
Ver-sa-til'i-ty,?i. variableness ; aptness.
Verse, n. a measured line ; a stanza ;

poetry : — a short passage ; text.
Versed, (verst) p. a. skilled /knowing.
Ver-si-f i-ca'tion, n. act of versifying.
Ver'si-f i-er, n. one who versifies.
Ver's!-fy,'u. tomake or relate in verse.
Ver'sion, n. a translation.
Vet'te-bra, n. a joint 5 vertebre.
Ver'te-bral, a. relating to the spine.
Ver'te-brate, n. a vertebrated animal.
Ver'te-brat-ed, a. having a spine.
Ver'te-bre, (-ber) n. a joint of the back.
Ver'tgx, n. the top ; the crown.
Ver'fl'cal, a. placed in the zenith;

perpendicular to the horizon.
Ver'tj-cal-ly, ad. in a vertical manner.
Ver-ti9'!-ty", n. the power of turning.
Ver-t)g'i-nous, a. turning round; giddy.
Viir'ti-go, Ver-ti'go, or Ver-ti'g5, n. a

giddiness in the head.
Ver'vain, or Ver'vain, 71. a shrub.

Ver'y, a. true ; real ; complete ; exact.

Ver'y, ad. in a great degree, eminently.

Ves'j-cate, v. a. to blister ; to pufF up.

Ves-i-ca'tion, re. the act of blistering.

Ves'i-ca-to-ry, n. a blistering medicine.

Ves'i-cle,n. a little air-bladder; blister

Ve-sic'u-lar, a. full of vesicles.

Ves'per, n. evening star ; evening.

Yes'per§,n.pL Romish evening service.

Ves'sel, n. a cask ; a dish : — a ship,
brig, or sloop : — a tube ; a pipe.

Vest, re. a garment : — a waistcoat.

Vest, V. a. to dress ; clothe :— to invest.

Ves'tal, n. virgin consecrated to Vesta.

Ves'tal, a. relating to Vesta ; chaste.

Vest'ed, p. a, established by law; fixed.

Ves'ti-bule, re. the entrance of a house.

Ves'ti*e, re. a footstep ; trace ; track.

Vest'ment, re. a garment ; part of dress.

Ves'try, re. a room in a church for vest-
ments : — a parochial assembly.

Vest'ure,(vest'yur) re. a garment; dress.

Vetch, re. a plant ; a leguminous plant.

Vet'er-an, re. an old soldier.

Vet'er-an, a. old in practice, as in war.

Vet-er-i-na'rj-an, re. one skilled in the
diseases of cattle.

Vet'er-i-na-ry, a. pertaining to farriery,
or to the healing of diseases of cattle.

Ve'to, re. a prohibition.

Vex, V. a. to harass ; to tease ; to fret.

Vex-a'tion, n. act of vexing ; trouble.

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

Vex-a'tious-ly, ad. troublesomely.

Vi'a-ble, a. capable of living.

Vl'a-duct, re. a bridge for a railroad.

Vl'al, re. a small bottle ; a phial.

Vi'and, re. meat dressed ; victuals.

Vi'brate, v. a. & n. to brandish; to move
to and fro ; to oscillate ; to quiver.

Vl-bra'tion, re. act of vibrating ; oscil-
lation ; a vibratory motion.

Vi'bra-to-ry, a. vibrating ; oscillating.

Vl-biir'rium, re. a plant ; a shrub.

Vic'ar, re. a priest : — a substitute.

Vic'ar-a*e, re. residence of a vicar.

Vi-ca'ri-al, a. belonging to a vicar.

Vj-ca'ri-oiis, a. delegated ; substituted.

Vice, re. a fault ; depravity ; off'ence.

Vice, a prefix used in composition, to
denote one who is in a second or
subordinate station ; as, tjicc-presi-

Vice-con'sul, re. a subordinate consul.

Vice-ge'reat, re. a lieutenant ; deputy

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

Vice'rby, re. one who governs in place
of a king.

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Vice-rby'al-ty, n. the office of a viceroy.

Vl^'i-na*e, 71. neighborhood ; vicinity.

Vi<;'i-n9l, or Vj-cl'nal, a. neighboring.

Vi-cin'j-ty, n. nearness ; neighborhood.

Vi"ciou3, (vish'us) a. addicted to vice ;
wicked .••corrupt ; bad ; mischievous.

Vi"cious-ly, ad. corruptly.

Vi-cis's'i-tude, n. a regular change ;
revolution. [stroyed.

Vic'tim, n. a sacrifice ; something de-

Vlc tgr, n. a conqueror.

Vjc-to'ri-ous, a. conquering ; trium-
phant, [ner.

Yic-to'rj-ous-ly,arf. in a victorious man-

\ ic'to-ry, 71. superiority in a battle or
contest ; conquest ; success.

Vict'ual, (vit'tl) V. a. to store with food.

Vict'ual-ler, (vit'tl-er) n. a provider of
victuals. [vision ; meat.

Vlct'ualf, (vit'tlz) n. pL food ; pro-
Vie, 77. 71. to contest ; to contend.

View, (vu) V. cu to survey ; to look on.

View, (vu) 71. prospect ; sight ; survey.

View'er, (vu'er) n. one who views.

View'iess, (vii'les) a. not discernible.

Vig'il, n. a watch ; devotion ; a fast.

Vi^'i-l5^nce, n. watchfulness ; care.

Vi^'i-lant, a. watchful ; attentive.

Vi^'i-lant-ly, ad. watchfully.

Vign'ette, (vin'yet or vin-yet') n. a
print on the title-page of a book.

Vlg'or, n. force ; strength ; energy.

Vig'or-oiis, a. strong ; full of strength.

Vile, a. base ; meanj worthless; sordid.

Vlle'ly, ad. basely ; shamefully.

Vlle'ness, n. baseness ; meanness.

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

Vil'la, 71. a country seat or mansion.

Vil'Iage, 71. a small collection of houses.

Vil'la-|er, 71. an inhabitant of a village.

Vll'lajn, (vil'Iin) lu a servant; a vas-
sal : — a vile person ; a knave.

VU'la-nage, n. servitude ; baseness,

Vil'l^-nous, a. base ; vile ; very bad.

Vil'lj-nous-ly, ad. wickedly; basely.

Vil'la-ny, n. wickedness ; baseness.

Vil-lose', a. covered with hairs; villous.

Vil'loiis, a. shaggy ; furry ; hairy.

Vi-min'e-oiis, a. made of twigs.

Vi-na'ceous,(-shus) a. relating to wine.

Vin'ci-ble, a. conquerable ; superable,

Vin-de'mi-al, a. belonging to a vintage.

Vin'dj-cate, v. a. to justify ; to defend.

Vin-di-ca'tion, n. a defence ; support.

Vin'di-ca-tive, a. tending to justify.

Vin'di-ca-t9r, n. one who vindicates.

Vin'di-ca-to-ry, a. defensory.

Vin-dlc'tive, a. revengeful ; malignant.

Vjn-dic'tive-ly, ad. revengefully.
Vine, n. the plant that bears the grap«
Vine'fret-ter, n. the plant-louse.
Vin'e-g^r, 71. an acid liquor.
Vi'ne-ry, n. a place for grape-vinea.
Vine'y?rd, n. a plantation of vines.
Vi'nous,a.having the qualities of wine.
Vin't^^e, n. the harvest of vines.
Vin't?i-*er, n. a gatherer of the vintage.
Vint'ner, ti. one who sells wine.
Vi'ny, a. relating to, or yielding, vines.
Vi'ol ,71. a stringed instrument of music.
Vi'o-la-ble, a. that may be violated.
Vl-o-la'ceous, (-shus) a. like violets.
Vl'o-late, V. a, to transgress ; to injure ;

to infringe ; to break ; to ravish.
Vl-o-la'tion, n. act of violating ; breach.
Vl'o-la-tor, n. one who violates.
Vi'o-lence, n. a violent act ; unjust

force ; outrage ; vehemence ; injury
Vi'o-lent, a. partaking of violence ;

not natural ; forcible ; vehement.
Vi'o-lent-ly, ad. with violence.
Vi'o-let, 71. a plant and flower : — color.
Vl-o-lin', 71. a stringed instrument; a
Vi'per, 7i. a venomous serpent [fiddle.
Vi'per-ine, a. belonging to a viper.
Vl'per-oiis, a. resembling a viper.
Vl-ra'g5, n. a masculine woman.
Vir'^in, n. a maid ; a young maiden.
Vir'liii, a. befitting a virgin; maidenly.
Vir'^in-al, a. maidenly; pure.
Vir-gin'i-ty, ti. the state of a virgin.
Vir'go, n. the Virgin ; the 6th sign in
Vi-rld'j-ty, n. greenness, [the zodiac.
Vi'rile, or Vir'ile, a. belonging to man
Vi-ril'i-ty, n. manhood.
Vir-tii', n. a love of the fine arts.
Virt'u-al, (virt'yu-al) a. being in effect,

though not in fact ; effectual.
Virt'u-^l-ly, ad. in efiect ; efficaciously.
Virt'ue, (virt'yy) n. moral goodness ;

excellence ; efficacy ; valor.
Vir-tu-o'sojTi. one skilled in curiosities.
Vi'rt'u-oiis, (vi'rt'yu-us) a. partaking of

virtue; morally good; upright; honest
Virt'u-ous-ly, ad. in a virtuous manner
Vir'u-lence, n. malignity ; acrimony.
Vir'ii-lent, a. bitter ; malignant.
Vi'nis, 72. purulent matter ; poison.
Vi§'?|e, 71. the face ; the countenance.
Vis'ce-ra, n. pi. bowels or intestines.
Vis'ce-ral, a. relating to the viscera.
Vis'ci"d,'a. glutinous ; tenacious ; ropy.
Vis-cid'i-ty, n. glutinousness ; tenacity.
Vjs-cos'i-ty, n. glutinousness ; tenacity.
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Vis'cbGnt-es3, (vi'-) n. lady of a vis-

Vis'cous, a. glutinous; viscid, [count.

Vise, n. a. griping machine or press.

Vi§-i-bil'i-ty, n. state of being visible.

Vi§'}-ble, a. perceptible by the eye.

Vis'i-bly, ad. in a visible manner.

Vi''fi9n, (vizh'un) n. act of ^seeing;
faculty of sight : — phantom ; dream.

Vi"§ion-a-ry, (vizh'un-a-r?) a. affected
by phantoms ; fanciful ; imaginary.

Vi"§ion-5i-ry, n. a wild schemer.

Vi^'jt, V. a. to go to see ; to come to.

Vi^'jt, 71. act of going to see another.

Vi§'jt-a-b]e, a. liable to be visited.

Vi§'i-tant, n. one who visits.

Vi§-i-ta'tion, n. act of visiting.

Vi^'it-or, n. one who visits : — one who
directs or who regulates disorders.

Vi^'or, n. a mask ; a disguise.

Vis'ta, n. a view ; a prospect through
an avenue, as of trees. [sight.

Vis'u-5il, (vizh'u-al) a. relating to the

Vi'tal, a. relatirig to life ; essential.

Vi-tal'i-ty, n. power of subsisting in

Vi't5tl-iy, ad. so as to affect life. [life.

Vi'tal?, the parts essential to life.

Vi"ti-ate, (vish'e-at) v. a. to deprave ;
to spoil ; to corrupt ; to taint.

Vi-ti-a'tign, (vish-e-a'shun) n. depriva-

Vit're-oiis, a. glassy. [tion.

Vlt-n-f^c'tion, n. act of vitrifying.

Vit'ri-f i-fi-ble, a- that may be vitrified.

Vit'rj-fy, V. a. &, n. to change into glass.

Vit'r|-ol, n. a mineral salt ; copperas.

Vit-rj-ol'jc, a. containing vitriol.

Vj-tu'per-ate, v, a. to blame, censure.

Vj-tu-per-a'tiQn, n. blame ; censure.

Vj-tii'per-Ei-tive, a. containing censure.

Vi-va'cious, (-shus) a. gay ; lively.

Vj-vac'i-ty, 71. liveliness ; life.

Viv'jd, a. lively ; quick ; sprightly.

Viv'id-ly, ad. with life ; with spirit.

Viv'jd-ness, n. life ; vigor j quickness.

Vi-vif'ic,_a. giving life.

Vi-vif'i-cate, v. a. to make alive.

Viv-i-f }-ea'ti9n, n. act of giving life.

Viv'i-fy, V. a. to make alive, animate.

Vi-vip'ai-roiis, a. bringing forth young
alive. [a scold.

Vlx'en, (vik'sn) n. a turbulent "woman j

Viz'^ird, n. a mask. — v. a. to mask.

Viz'ier, (viz'yer or viz'yer) n, a Turk-
ish minister of state.

Vo'cgi-ble, n. a word ; a name ; a term.

V9-cSLb'u-l?i-ry, n. a list of "words in al-
phabetical order ; a nomenclature.

V5'c?il, a. having a voice : — oral.

Vo'cjil-ist, n. a vocal musician ; singer.

Vg-cal'i-ty, n. state of being vocal.

Vo'c^l-ize, V. a. to make vocal.

Vo-ca'tion, n. a calling; employment.

Voc'si-tive, a. denoting a grammatical

Vo-cifer-ate, ». n. to cry out. [case.

Vo-cif-er-a'tion,n. a clamor; an outcry.

Vp-cifer-oiis, a. clamorous ; noisy.

Vogue,' (v5g) n. fashion ; mode ; re-
pute, [a vote ; suffrage.

Voice, 71. sound emitted by the mouth j

Void, a. empty ; vain ; null ; devoid.

Void, n. an empty space ; vacuum.

Void, V. a. to quit ; to emit ; to vacate.

Vbid'51-ble, a. that may be voided.

Vbid'ance, n. an emptying ; ejection.

Vbid'ness, n. emptiness; vacuity.

Vol'a-tile, a. flying ; lively ; fickle.

Vol'a-tile-ness, ) n. quality of being

Vol-Ei-tiFj-ty, \ volatile ; levity.

Vol'gi-tjl-Ize, V. a. to make volatile.

Vol-can'ic, a. relating to volcanoes.

Vol'ca-nist, n. one who is versed in
the science of volcanoes.

Vol-ca'no, n. a mountain having in-
ternal fire, and ejecting fire and lava.

V9-li"tion, (V9-lish'un) n. act of will-
ing; powerof willing ; choice.

Vol'ley, 7^. a flight of shot ; a burst.

Vol-u-bil'i-ty, 71. fluency of speech.

Vol'u-ble, a. rolling ; active ; fluent,

Vol'u-bly, ad. in a voluble manner.

Vol'ume, (vol'yum) n. a book ; a roll.

V9-lu'mi-noiis, a. consisting of many
volumes or rolls ; copious ; diffusive.

V9-lu'm}-noiis-ly,a<Z. in many volumes.

V51'un-tst-ri-ly, ad. willingly.

Vol'un-t^i-ty, a. acting by choice ; will-
ing; designed; spontaneous.

Vol'un-tj-jy, 71. an air played at will.

V61-un-teer', n. a soldier, or any one
who serves of his own accord.

Vol-un-teer', v, to offer voluntarily.

V9-lup'tu-^-ry, 71. a man of pleasure.

V9-liip'tu-ous, a. addicted to sensual
pleasures ; luxurious ; epicurean.

V9-lup'tu-oiis-ly, ad. luxuriously.

V9-liite', n. a scroll of a column.

Vom'it, V. to eject from the stomach.

Vom'jt, 71. matter ejected from the
stomach : — an emetic. [ous.

V9-ra'cious, (-shus) a. greedy ; raven-

V9-ra'cious-ly,arf.greedily; ravenously.

V9-ra9'i-ty, n. greediness; rapacious-

Vbr'tex, n. ; pi. vor'tj-cSf , or vbr'tex-
e? ; a whirlpool ; whirl.

Vbr'ti-c?l, a. having a whirling motion,

Vo'tai-ry, n. one devoted to any pursuit,

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Vote, n. a suffrage ; a ballot. [lot

V^ote, V. to choose by suffrage; to bal-

Vot'er, n, one who has a right to vote.

Vo'tive, a. given by vow ; devoted.

Vouch, V. a. to obtest ; to declare.

Vouch, V. n. to bear witness ; to testify.

Vduch'er, 71. he or that which vouches.

V^ouch-safe', v. to condescend to grant.

Vow, 71. a religious or solemn promise.

Vow, V. a. to consecrate ; to devote.

Vow, V. n. to make solemn promises.

Vdw'el, n. a letter which can be ut-
tered by itself or alone ; as, a, e, i,
o, u.

Vby'?*e, 7J. a passage or journey by sea,
Vby'age, v. to travel by sea ; to pass.
Voy'a-ger, n. one who travels by sea.
Vul'g^r, a. common ; mean ; low j
Viil'gar, re. the common people, [rude.
Viil'gjr-i^m, n. a vulgar expression.
Vul-gar'i-ty, n. quality of being vulgar.

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