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Voting Rights Act law enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1965 designed to protect the right to vote for all citizens regardless of race or color.
votive offered, expressed, or dedicated in order to fulfill a vow or pledge. [2 definitions]
vouch to affirm or certify someone or something to be true, truthful, genuine, or correct (usu. fol. by "for"). [3 definitions]
voucher a document that serves to prove, certify, or authorize, such as a receipt or an authorization to pay. [2 definitions]
vouchsafe to grant or give with condescension or as a special favor.
voussoir in architecture, any of the wedge-shaped pieces of stone found in an arch or vault.
Vouvray (sometimes l.c.) a medium-dry, sometimes sparkling white wine produced esp. in the province of Lorraine, in France.
vow a solemn oath, commitment, or undertaking that binds one to a particular act, service, or condition. [5 definitions]
vowel a sound in a language produced without constricting or diverting the flow of air through the mouth. [3 definitions]
vox (Latin) voice.
vox populi (Latin) the voice of the people; popular opinion or sentiment.
voyage an extensive journey by air, land, or sea, or through outer space. [4 definitions]
voyageur formerly, a person hired by fur companies to transport goods and supplies between trading posts in the Canadian territories. [2 definitions]
voyeur one who obtains sexual gratification by looking at sex-associated objects or by observing the sexual acts of others, esp. secretly.
VP abbreviation of "Vice President."
vroom the roaring noise a motor vehicle makes when accelerating. [2 definitions]
vs. abbreviation of "versus," in opposition to; against.
V-shaped having the shape of the letter "V".
VT abbreviation of "Vermont," a U.S. state in New England between New Hampshire and New York.
VTOL abbreviation of "vertical takeoff and landing."
V-type engine an automobile engine in which the cylinders are lined up in two rows that are set at an angle to each other, forming a V.