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vivify to make livelier, sharper, more active, or the like. [2 definitions]
viviparous giving birth to live young, as opposed to laying eggs. [2 definitions]
vivisect to perform vivisection on (an animal). [2 definitions]
vivisection the act or procedure of operating on or dissecting a live animal, esp. for scientific or medical research.
vivisectionist one who practices or advocates operating on live animals for scientific or medical research.
vixen a female fox. [2 definitions]
viz. abbreviation of "videlicet" (Latin); that is; namely.
vizard a mask, esp. one for disguise or protection.
vizier a high state official in a Muslim government, esp. in the old Turkish Empire.
vizor variant of visor.
V-J Day the day the Allied Forces won victory over Japan in World War II, either August 15, 1945, the day the fighting stopped, or September 2, 1945, the day the surrender was officially signed (acronym for "victory in Japan").
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin a Russian Communist revolutionary leader and premier of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1924 (b.1870--d.1924).
VLF abbreviation of "very low frequency," any radio frequency between ten and thirty kilohertz.
V neck a neckline that is V-shaped in front, as on some sweaters.
vocable a word or term, esp. one considered for its combination of sounds or letters rather than its meaning. [2 definitions]
vocabulary the words of a language. [4 definitions]
vocal pertaining to or produced by the voice. [6 definitions]
vocal cords either of two pairs of membranous folds in the larynx, the lower of which vibrates when air passes over it, thus producing vocal sounds.
vocalic of, pertaining to, or involving vowels. [2 definitions]
vocalist one who sings, esp. a professional singer of popular music.
vocalization a sound made with the voice.