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vanward moving, directed toward, or in the van or front.
vapid lacking spirit, life, or flavor; dull; uninteresting.
vapor tiny particles of a liquid or solid suspended in or diffused through air or gas, such as smoke or mist. [7 definitions]
vaporing boastful; bombastic; high-flown. [4 definitions]
vaporize to cause to become or diffuse as a vapor or gas; atomize; evaporate. [2 definitions]
vapor lock a partial or complete interruption of the flow of liquid fuel in an internal combustion engine that is caused by the formation of bubbles of vapor or air in the fuel line.
vaporous diffused as small particles in air, as smoke or mist. [5 definitions]
vapor pressure the pressure of vapor, esp. in contact with its liquid form; vapor tension.
vaquero in the southwestern United States, a man who herds cattle; cowboy.
variable likely to change; not constant. [3 definitions]
variable star a star that varies considerably in brightness and apparent magnitude because of internal pulsations, or because eclipsed by another star.
variance the act, quality, or state of being different, divergent, or variable, or something having this quality. [7 definitions]
variant differing from something considered normal or from most others of the same type; deviant. [3 definitions]
variation the act or process of varying, or the state or condition of being varied; change; changeability. [3 definitions]
varicella see "chicken pox."
varicolored having several different colors; variegated.
varicose abnormally swollen or enlarged. [3 definitions]
varicosity a pathological condition of abnormal swelling and enlargement, usu. of the veins of the legs. [2 definitions]
varied marked by diversity; having many different forms or types. [3 definitions]
variegate to make varied or give variety to, esp. by making multicolored.
variegated showing variety or diversity, esp. in having patches, spots, streaks, or the like of various colors.