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Vienna the capital of Austria.
Vientiane the capital of Laos.
Vietcong a nationalistic, communist guerrilla force in Vietnam that fought to overthrow the South Vietnamese government with the help and support of North Vietnam during 1954-75. [2 definitions]
Vietminh a Vietnamese organization, formed in 1941 by a coalition of nationalists and communists, that sought independence from domination by the Japanese and the French. [2 definitions]
Vietnam a Southeast Asian country in eastern Indochina on the South China Sea; Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Vietnamese a citizen or inhabitant of Vietnam, or a descendant thereof. [3 definitions]
Vietnam War a war (1954-1975) between the communist Viet Cong forces supported by North Vietnam, China, and Russia and the non-communist government forces supported by South Vietnam and the U.S., which ended with the unification of Vietnam under communist North Vietnam.
view the act of looking at or observing; visual inspection; survey. [7 definitions]
viewable combined form of view.
viewer one who views, esp. a spectator or person who watches television. [2 definitions]
viewfinder a device on a camera that indicates to the photographer what will appear in the photograph.
viewless having or providing no view. [2 definitions]
viewpoint a place or spot that allows a particular range of sight. [2 definitions]
vigesimal twentieth. [3 definitions]
vigil a watch or period of surveillance, esp. one kept during normal sleeping hours. [2 definitions]
vigilance a condition or quality of being alert and attentive; watchfulness.
vigilance committee a group of citizens that illegally assumes authority to punish crime because of dissatisfaction with or absence of the usual law-enforcement agencies.
vigilant keenly alert and attentive; watchful, esp. for danger.
vigilante one who seeks to avenge a crime or injury or to punish a suspected criminal without legal authority or due process.
vigilantism a set of attitudes characteristic of vigilantes, such as lawlessness, violence, and suspiciousness.
vignette a brief written or musical sketch, or brief film scene, that describes or characterizes a person, incident, situation, or the like. [5 definitions]