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vermouth a white wine that has been flavored with roots, herbs, bitters, or the like, used esp. in cocktails.
vernacular spoken by the native or common people of a region or country. [3 definitions]
vernal of, relating to, or happening in the spring season. [2 definitions]
vernalize to stimulate the growth of (a plant) by chilling the seed or bulb in order to shorten the dormant stage.
vernation the arrangement of leaves in a bud.
vernier a small scale that slides along a larger, fixed scale, used to measure fractional parts of the fixed scale's divisions. [2 definitions]
veronica1 a perennial plant that bears small blue flowers; speedwell. [2 definitions]
veronica2 a bullfighting maneuver in which the matador stands still and slowly swings an open cape in front of the charging bull.
versatile having numerous skills or abilities, usu. being able to turn easily from one type of thing engaged in to another. [2 definitions]
versatility the ability or skill to do a variety of things, usually accompanied by the ability to turn easily from one thing to another. [2 definitions]
verse1 poetry, or a poem, esp. in metrical form. [4 definitions]
verse2 to make knowledgeable or skilled; train; school (usu. fol. by "in").
versed skilled; knowledgeable (usu. fol. by "in").
versicle a short verse. [2 definitions]
versicolor changeable in color. [2 definitions]
versification the act or art of making verse. [4 definitions]
versify to write about (a subject) in verse form. [3 definitions]
version a description or report in a particular style or from one point of view. [3 definitions]
vers libre see "free verse."
verso the reverse side of a manuscript leaf or page, or the left-hand page of an open book. (Cf. recto.)
verst a Russian unit of length equivalent to 3,500 feet or about two-thirds of a mile (1.067 kilometers).