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volatile
adj. changeable; explosive; evaporating rapidly
volition
n. act of making a conscious choice
voluble
adj. fluent; glib; talkative
voluminous
adj. bulky; large
voluptuous
adj. suggesting sensual delights; sensuously pleasing
voracious
adj. ravenous
vortex
n. whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; center of predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
vouchsafe
v. grant; choose to give in reply; permit
voyeur
n. Peeping Tom
vulnerable
adj. susceptible to wounds
waffle
v. speak equivocally about an issue
waft
v. move gently by wind or waves
waggish
adj. mischievous; humorous; tricky
waif
n. homeless child or animal
waive
v. give up a claim or right voluntarily; refrain from enforcing; postpone considering
wake
n. trail of ship or other object through water; path of sth that has gone before
wallow
v. roll in; indulge in; become helpless
wan
adj. having a pale or sickly color; pallid
wane
v. decrease in size or strength; draw gradually to an end
wanton
adj. unrestrained; willfully malicious; unchaste
warble
v. sing; babble
warrant
v. justify; authorize
warranty
n. guarantee; assurance by seller
wary
adj. very cautious
wastrel
n. profligate
watershed
n. crucial dividing point
wax
v. increase; grow
waylay
n. ambush; lie in wait
wean
v. accustom a baby to not nurse; give up a cherished activity
weather
v. endure the effects of weather or other forces
welter
n. turmoil; bewildering jumble
wheedle
v. cajole; coax; deceive by flattery
whelp
adj. young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
whet
v. sharpen; stimulate
whiff
n. puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); hint
whimsical
adj. capricious; fanciful
whinny
v. neigh like a horse
whittle
v. pare; cut off bits
willful
adj. intentional; headstrong
wily
adj. cunning; artful
wince
v. shrink back; flinch
windfall
n. unexpected lucky event
winnow
v. stiff; separate good parts from bad
winsome
adj. agreeable; gracious; engaging
wispy
adj. thin; slight; barely discernible
wistful
adj. vaguely longing; sadly thoughtful
withdrawn
adj. introverted; remote
wither
v. shrivel; decay
withhold
v. refuse to give; hold back
withstand
v. stand up against; successfully resist
witless
adj. foolish; idiotic
witticism
n. witty saying; wisecrack
wizardry
n. sorcery; magic
woe
n. deep, inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering
worldly
adj. engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual
wrath
n. anger; fury
wrench
v. pull; strain; twist
writhe
v. twist in coils; contort in pain
wry
adj. twisted; with a humorous twist
xenophobia
n. fear or hatred of foreigners
yen
n. longing; urge
yield
v. give in; surrender
yield
n. amount produced; crop; income or investment
yoke
v. join together; unite
yore
n. time past
zany
adj. crazy; comic
zeal
n. eager enthusiasm
zealot
n. fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
zenith
n. point directly overhead in the sky; summit
zephyr
n. gentle breeze; west wind