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IELTS Vocabulary List – V

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  1. vacate v. To leave.
  2. vaccinate v. To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox.
  3. vacillate v. To waver.
  4. vacuous adj. Empty.
  5. vacuum n. A space entirely devoid of matter.
  6. vagabond n. A wanderer.
  7. vagrant n. An idle wanderer.
  8. vainglory n. Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
  9. vale n. Level or low land between hills.
  10. valediction n. A bidding farewell.
  11. valedictorian n. Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution.
  12. valedictory n. A parting address.
  13. valid adj. Founded on truth.
  14. valorous adj. Courageous.
  15. vapid adj. Having lost sparkling quality and flavor.
  16. vaporizer n. An atomizer.
  17. variable adj. Having a tendency to change.
  18. variance n. Change.
  19. variant n. A thing that differs from another in form only, being the same in essence or substance.
  20. variation n. Modification.
  21. variegate v. To mark with different shades or colors.
  22. vassal n. A slave or bondman.
  23. vaudeville n. A variety show.
  24. vegetal adj. Of or pertaining to plants.
  25. vegetarian n. One who believes in the theory that man’s food should be exclusively vegetable.
  26. vegetate v. To live in a monotonous, passive way without exercise of the mental faculties.
  27. vegetation n. Plant-life in the aggregate.
  28. vegetative adj. Pertaining to the process of plant-life.
  29. vehement adj. Very eager or urgent.
  30. velocity n. Rapid motion.
  31. velvety adj. Marked by lightness and softness.
  32. venal adj. Mercenary, corrupt.
  33. vendible adj. Marketable.
  34. vendition n. The act of selling.
  35. vendor n. A seller.
  36. veneer n. Outside show or elegance.
  37. venerable adj. Meriting or commanding high esteem.
  38. venerate v. To cherish reverentially.
  39. venereal adj. Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse.
  40. venial adj. That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin.
  41. venison n. The flesh of deer.
  42. venom n. The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete.
  43. venous adj. Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.
  44. veracious adj. Habitually disposed to speak the truth.
  45. veracity n. Truthfulness.
  46. verbatim adv. Word for word.
  47. verbiage n. Use of many words without necessity.
  48. verbose adj. Wordy.
  49. verdant adj. Green with vegetation.
  50. verification n. The act of proving to be true, exact, or accurate.
  51. verify v. To prove to be true, exact, or accurate.
  52. verily adv. In truth.
  53. verity n. Truth.
  54. vermin n. A noxious or troublesome animal.
  55. vernacular n. The language of one’s country.
  56. vernal adj. Belonging to or suggestive of the spring.
  57. versatile adj. Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects.
  58. version n. A description or report of something as modified by one’s character or opinion.
  59. vertex n. Apex.
  60. vertical adj. Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon.
  61. vertigo n. Dizziness.
  62. vestige n. A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone.
  63. vestment n. Clothing or covering.
  64. veto n. The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment.
  65. vicarious adj. Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another.
  66. viceroy n. A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province.
  67. vicissitude n. A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune.
  68. vie v. To contend.
  69. vigilance n. Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.
  70. vigilant adj. Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
  71. vignette n. A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually.
  72. vincible adj. Conquerable.
  73. vindicate v. To prove true, right, or real.
  74. vindicatory adj. Punitive.
  75. vindicative adj. Revengeful.
  76. vinery n. A greenhouse for grapes.
  77. viol n. A stringed instrument of the violin class.
  78. viola n. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.
  79. violator n. One who transgresses.
  80. violation n. Infringement.
  81. violoncello n. A stringed instrument held between the player’s knees.
  82. virago n. A bold, impudent, turbulent woman.
  83. virile adj. Masculine.
  84. virtu n. Rare, curious, or beautiful quality.
  85. virtual adj. Being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance.
  86. virtuoso n. A master in the technique of some particular fine art.
  87. virulence n. Extreme poisonousness.
  88. virulent adj. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious.
  89. visage n. The face, countenance, or look of a person.
  90. viscount n. In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage.
  91. vista n. A view or prospect.
  92. visual adj. Perceptible by sight.
  93. visualize v. To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation.
  94. vitality n. The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance.
  95. vitalize v. To endow with life or energy.
  96. vitiate v. To contaminate.
  97. vituperable adj. Deserving of censure.
  98. vivacity n. Liveliness.
  99. vivify v. To endue with life.
  100. vivisection n. The dissection of a living animal.
  101. vocable n. a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound.
  102. vocative adj. Of or pertaining to the act of calling.
  103. vociferance n. The quality of making a clamor.
  104. vociferate v. To utter with a loud and vehement voice.
  105. vociferous adj. Making a loud outcry.
  106. vogue n. The prevalent way or fashion.
  107. volant adj. Flying or able to fly.
  108. volatile adj. Changeable.
  109. volition n. An act or exercise of will.
  110. volitive adj. Exercising the will.
  111. voluble adj. Having great fluency in speaking.
  112. voluptuous adj. having fullness of beautiful form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or sensual quality.
  113. voracious adj. Eating with greediness or in very large quantities.
  114. vortex n. A mass of rotating or whirling fluid, especially when sucked spirally toward the center.
  115. votary adj. Consecrated by a vow or promise.
  116. votive adj. Dedicated by a vow.
  117. vulgarity n. Lack of refinement in conduct or speech.
  118. vulnerable adj. Capable of receiving injuries.

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