a. free of guilt; not subject to blame; completely acceptable
E.g. Her conduct in office was unimpeachable and her record is spotless.
a. difficult or impossible to discipline, control, or rule; not according to rule; irregularly
E.g. The only way to curb this unruly mob is to use tear gas.
a. unprincipled; lacking honesty
E.g. Some asylum-seekers give their papers to unscrupulous people-smugglers to help them across borders and never get them back again.
a. contrary to your interests or welfare; inconvenient; troublesome
E.g. You're obviously pretty confident nothing untoward is going to be happening in front of your webcam at these intervals!
a. difficult to use or handle because of size or weight or shape; lacking grace in movement or posture
E.g. The large carton was so unwieldy that the movers had trouble getting it up the stairs.
a. not intended; not knowing; unaware; ignorant
E.g. Pierce said criminals, such as unwitting gang members, will sometimes post information that can help with an investigation.
n. violent disturbance; sudden, violent disruption or upset
E.g. However, if a compromise cannot be found soon, political upheaval is unavoidable.
v. seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority
E.g. The revolution ended when the victorious rebel general succeeded in his attempt to usurp the throne.
v. put into service; take advantage of
E.g. How do you utilize this tool?
n. person without permanent home who moves from place to place; wanderer; tramp
E.g. A vagabond is at home nowhere because he wanders: a child should wander because it ought to be at home everywhere.
a. dull and unimaginative; lacking taste or flavor
E.g. "Boring!" said Jessica, as she suffered through yet another vapid lecture about Dead White Male Poets.
n. an event that departs from expectations; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value
E.g. The variance and the closely-related standard deviation are measures of how spread out a distribution is; in other words, they are measures of variability.
n. deceptively attractive external appearance; paint to coat a surface with a hard, glossy, transparent film
E.g. When she arrives at the north London studio for her interview and photo-shoot, she is so clean and shiny it is as though she has been freshly dipped in varnish.
v. shift to clockwise direction; turn sharply; change direction abruptly
E.g. After what seemed an eternity, the wind might veer to the east and the storm abated.
n. plants of an area or a region; plant life
E.g. Cardiff Hill, beyond the village and above it, was green with vegetation.
n. thin layer; coating consisting of thin layer; ornamental coating to a building
E.g. Casual acquaintances were deceived by his veneer of sophistication and failed to recognize his fundamental shallowness.
n. beasts of the chase; flesh of any of the edible beasts of the chase
E.g. The hunter entertained us with venison which was very delicious.
v. freshen; circulate through and freshen
E.g. He said the disagreement over how to ventilate the mine showed just why the agency should have open hearings on the accident.
n. truthfulness; unwillingness to tell lies
E.g. Asserting his veracity, young George Washington proclaimed, "Father, I cannot tell a lie!"
n. everyday speech of people, as distinguished from literary language; natural style; standard native language of a country or locality
E.g. So he has a certain vernacular, and a certain way he needs to talk right now, Nagin said.
a. acquainted through study or experience; knowledgeable or skilled
E.g. She is well versed in classical languages.
n. severe dizziness; reeling sensation; feeling about to fall
E.g. When you test potential airplane pilots, my vertigo is at a point where the highs and the lows are varying a lot.
n. enthusiasm or liveliness; energetic style
E.g. She approached her studies with such verve that it was impossible for her to do poorly.
a. of or pertaining to the art of healing or treating the diseases of domestic animals
E.g. Below is a direct quote from a veterinarian who is involved in veterinary ethics.
a. acting as substitute; done by deputy; experienced at secondhand
E.g. Many people get a vicarious thrill at the movies by imagining they are the characters on the screen.
n. act of vindicating, or state of being vindicated; defense; evidence or statements that justify a claim or belief
E.g. It's so easy to criticize someone else's culture when there is no chance of vindication from the other party.
a. marked by energy and vigor; manly; able to copulate, as for male
E.g. They are always on the brink of victory and must be confronted with a virile aggression.
n. highly skilled artist, as musician; one who is dazzlingly skilled in his field
E.g. The child prodigy Yehudi Menuhin grew into a virtuoso whose violin performances thrilled millions.
a. extremely poisonous; hostile; bitter
E.g. Laid up with a virulent case of measles, Vera blamed her doctors because her recovery took so long.
n. face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal
E.g. She is always wimpled that no man can see her visage.
a. sticky; gluey; having high resistance to flow
E.g. Melted tar is a viscous substance.
a. animated; lively; vigorous and active
E.g. Two-time Emmy nominee, she is most well-known as the vivacious beauty who dishes the latest in celebrity news, style and entertainment.
n. singer, as opposed to an instrumental performer; vocal musician
E.g. Basically, one guy wrote all the music and the instruments are played by the same crew, but the vocalist is different on each track.
n. popular fashion; current state or style of general acceptance and use
E.g. Jeans became the vogue on many college campuses.
n. act of making conscious choice; power or faculty of choosing
E.g. The claim that volition is and should be based on cognition is not particularly controversial.
a. giving pleasure or satisfaction of the senses; having strong sexual appeal
E.g. The nobility during the Renaissance led voluptuous lives.
n. viewer who enjoys seeing sex acts or sex organs of others
E.g. Every night he was at the window, and felt like some kind of voyeur,
v. grieve or protest loudly and bitterly; express sorrow by a mournful vocal sound; moan; cry
E.g. When they get in an extramarital jam, they cry and wail and ask for forgiveness.
n. hard or severe blow; ability to strike a powerful blow; capacity to create a forceful effect
E.g. Zee Avi is a celebrated singer from Malaysia who packs an emotional wallop with her cool writing.
a. unrestrained; willfully malicious; immoral or unchaste
E.g. Pointing to the stack of bills, Sheldon criticized Sarah for her wanton expenditures.