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villein in the feudal system, one who was a serf to his lord but had the rights and legal status of a freeman otherwise.
villus any hairlike process on certain mucous membranes of the body that absorb nutrients, secrete mucus, or exchange materials, as in the small intestine or the mammalian placenta. [2 definitions]
Vilnius the capital of Lithuania.
vim liveliness and enthusiasm; vitality; energy.
vin (French) wine.
vinaceous of, relating to, or resembling wine or grapes. [2 definitions]
vinaigrette a small bottle or box with a perforated lid for holding smelling salts or the like. [3 definitions]
vinaigrette sauce a cold, savory sauce or dressing made from vinegar or lemon juice, oil, and seasonings such as mustard or herbs, and used esp. on salads; vinaigrette dressing.
Vincent's angina a bacterial disease characterized by ulceration of the mucous membranes of the mouth, tonsils, and pharynx; trench mouth.
Vincent Van Gogh a Dutch painter (b.1853--d.1890).
vincible capable of being defeated or vanquished.
vindicable able to be justified or vindicated.
vindicate to free from an accusation, suspicion, or doubt by indisputable proof. [2 definitions]
vindication the act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated. [2 definitions]
vindictive desirous of revenge; vengeful. [2 definitions]
vine a plant having a long, thin, flexible, and woody stem that climbs up a support or creeps along the ground. [3 definitions]
vinegar a dilute, sour-tasting solution of acetic acid, formed by the fermentation of wine, cider, or malt, and used primarily as flavoring for food or as a preservative.
vinegar eel a small nematode worm that feeds on organisms in unsterilized vinegar; vinegar worm.
vinegarroon a large, nonvenomous whip scorpion of the southern United States and Mexico that emits a strong odor of vinegar when disturbed.
vinegary resembling vinegar in taste or smell; sour or acidic. [2 definitions]
vinery an area or greenhouse where vines, esp. grapevines, are grown. [2 definitions]