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will-o'-the-wisp a false or unattainable hope or goal that leads one on. [2 definitions]
willow any of various deciduous trees and shrubs that have narrow leaves, some of whose long flexible twigs are used in weaving baskets, making furniture, and the like. [2 definitions]
willow-wild (poetic) frail and thin, as coined by the poet and author Langston Hughes.
willowy thin and flexible; pliant. [3 definitions]
will power one's strength of will, mind, or determination; self-control.
willy-nilly whether one agrees or not; without having a choice; perforce. [2 definitions]
wilt to lose freshness and become limp, as plant matter. [5 definitions]
Wilton a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom, having a velvety surface made by the cut loops of its pile.
wily cleverly deceitful; tricky; cunning.
wimble any of various hand implements used for boring holes.
Wimbledon a grand slam tournament in professional tennis, also known as the Wimbledon Tennis Championship. [2 definitions]
wimp (informal) a timid, ineffectual person.
wimple a woman's head covering of cloth that frames the face and is drawn in folds about the neck and chin, worn in medieval times and, at present, by some nuns.
wimp out to be timid or ineffectual in a particular instance.
win to be victorious in a competition. [9 definitions]
wince to shrink suddenly back or away, as from pain or distress; flinch. [2 definitions]
winch a mechanical device, powered by motor or hand, that pulls or lifts objects by a rope or cable wound around its revolving drum. [3 definitions]
wind1 air as it moves naturally, esp. over the surface of the earth. [14 definitions]
wind2 to follow or constitute a bending or turning course. [11 definitions]
windage the influence, or amount of influence, of wind on the course of a projectile, or an adjustment in aiming to counteract this influence. [3 definitions]
windbag one who talks lengthily or pretentiously.