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V Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Can you guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter V?
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Last updated: September 12, 2018
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First submittedDecember 21, 2012
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Definition
Word
Where grapes are grown
Vineyard
Toxin injected by a snake bite
Venom
Opposite of prose
Verse
Large tub
Vat
The graduate with the best grades
Valedictorian
Sexy and curvaceous
Voluptuous
Person who damages property
Vandal
Singer
Vocalist
One who owes fealty to a superior
in the the feudal system
Vassal
Term for animals
that are pests or nuisances
Vermin
Definition
Word
An occupation for one which one
is especially suited
Vocation
Overly proud, especially about appearance
Vain
The intersection of two edges on a polygon
Vertex
Unstable; potentially explosive
Volatile
Parish priest in the Church of England
Vicar
Those at the forefront of an army
or a social movement
Vanguard
Word for word
Verbatim
South African soccer game noisemaker
Vuvuzela
Instrument that is like a large violin
Viola
Thin, decorative layer over
a coarser material
Veneer
62 Comments
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Level 62
Jan 23, 2013
I only remembered vuvuzela because they make such a horrible noise- I guess I'm an old fart too!
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Level 79
Dec 9, 2020
What? I remember it and I'm 18
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Level 50
Jan 14, 2023
you don't get it man.. take it all in while you still can... trust me... the years fly by... and before you know it... its time to die...
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Level 43
Aug 21, 2013
valedictorian in Australia means anyone who passes out/says goodbye. Person with best grades is dux, medallist, top honours
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Level 72
Nov 8, 2017
Yeah, Brit here and i had never heard of Valedictorian either. It may be a US thing, or else it has just passed me by.
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Level 68
Oct 21, 2018
I have heard of valedictorian as an American term, but it is never used here in New Zealand. The top scholar is Dux.
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Level 75
Oct 22, 2018
That's where the US term comes from. The class valedictorian traditionally gives the valedictory, or farewell speech at graduation. The salutatorian ranks second in class and gives the salutatory speech. I know because our daughter was her high school class valedictorian and had to write the speech.
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Level 89
May 5, 2019
My sister's was a rambling hippie speech when she had dreadlocks.
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Level 66
Jan 7, 2023
Although I can hear 'the passing out parade at Puckapunyal' jingling in my head, the words 'passes out' only mean faints. Someone who faints is not called a valedictorian. But I agree, top of the class is the dux. I tried vixen long before I thought of voluptuous.
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Level 77
Jul 10, 2014
Kept thinking word for word meant a synonym for "word"
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Level 38
May 28, 2015
same. I was thinking of vocabulary. was scratching my head wondering why it wouldn't take it.
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Level 84
Feb 16, 2017
Same. Was trying vocabulary, verbiage, etc.
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Level 78
Jan 7, 2023
Yeah! I was thinking what V word means “word” for like two minutes!
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Level 76
Jul 10, 2014
Is verse really the opposite of prose?
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Level 75
Dec 10, 2020
I don't think so. Is singing the opposite of speaking, or just different?
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Level 42
Jan 26, 2015
Poetry is the opposite of prose, not verse.
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Level 82
May 28, 2015
I tried "voetry" but that didn't work.
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Level 83
Aug 17, 2016
That's like saying that big is the opposite of small, not large.
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Level 86
May 28, 2015
A viola is not "like" a large violin, it IS a large violin, an alto violin to be precise. As a matter of fact, that's how we call it in French.
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Level 82
Aug 29, 2019
How do you know this clue was not written in Valley girl speak?
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Level 78
May 28, 2015
Did anyone else think of va-va-va-voom for "sexy and curvaceous"?
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Level 69
Sep 4, 2016
I did! I'm glad to know I'm not the only weirdo :-)
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Level 86
May 27, 2018
Same, except my voom only had 2 vas.
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Level 69
Aug 20, 2019
Yes and I vote for va-va-voom to be accepted. :)

(I first tried vivacious, which isn't really about body shape, but neither is the origins of the word voluptuous)

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Level 65
May 23, 2024
seconding vivacious, that was my first thought too
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Level 67
May 28, 2015
Vixen ("a sexually attractive woman") for sexy and curvaceous?
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Level 25
May 31, 2015
That's what I thought.
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Level 69
Sep 4, 2016
Vixens don't have to be curvaceous, but the answer to this clue does have to be an adjective.
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Level 78
May 28, 2015
I don't think "Profession or trade" is a good definition for "vocation". I would try "inclination or inner call"
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Level 69
Aug 20, 2019
yea your job isnt (synonymous to) your vocation. A vocation is a calling. For some it turns into their job (Like wanting to heal people and becoming a doctor). For others it is something to do besides your job (like volunteering at a homeless shelter or help build schools in africa). It is about something that is (spiritually) important to you and you feel like you need to do. And when someone dedicates their lives to it in some cases it becomes their profession
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Level 79
Oct 30, 2020
Agreed, a vocation is more specific than than just one's profession or trade. It's a calling to do something worthy or that requires personal dedication.
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Level ∞
Sep 4, 2022
This has been corrected, thank you.
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Level 30
May 28, 2015
What about vivacious for sexy and curvy
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Level 69
Sep 4, 2016
Vivacious doesn't have to imply sexy OR curvy.
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Level 55
May 30, 2015
For "large tub" I've tried Vessel and Vase.
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Level 77
Oct 22, 2018
Wow, what sort of vase are you using that could be considered a tub?
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Level 79
Dec 23, 2019
I thought van was a good guess
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Level 80
Mar 23, 2016
Vicar in a tutu.
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Level 38
Dec 4, 2016
He just wants to live his life this way
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Level 70
May 8, 2016
I couldn't remember how to spell voluptuous!
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Level 38
Dec 4, 2016
Please accept vertices, given its the plural of vertex.
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Level 34
Aug 6, 2018
...a profession or trade is not a vocation, necessarily...
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Level 74
Oct 21, 2018
14/20, not too shabby for a non native speaker. I didn't get Vanguard, the most difficult one, but funnily enough I did get the next 5 least guessed ones. All my misses were in the middle.
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Level 69
Aug 20, 2019
I missed vanguard and voluptuous
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Level 74
Oct 21, 2018
Sexy and curvaceous=va va voom!
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Level 67
Apr 1, 2020
Got vicar by accident and idk how I got voluptuous it autocorrected when I was just guessing around
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Level 26
Dec 21, 2020
Varnish should be added to the veneer option
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Level 81
May 29, 2022
I learned vicar from an episode of Friends
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Level 79
Jul 23, 2022
I wish they would moderate the spellings that are accepted vs not accepted on this site. It's ridiculous. So many stupid, non-sensical spellings are CONSTANTLY accepted on this site. So many "h"s not required that make you have to delete...but then this same site doesn't accept alternative spellings for a word as obscure and hard to spell to English speakers as "vuvuzela". I mean, I tried vevuzela, vavuzela, vuvuzala...come on!. I eventually got it right, but it's so inconsistent on this site.

If you all can't figure out how to spell freaking "Pittsburgh" and stop making it so that I have to delete that annoying "H" at the end, then I'm gonna need you to get real with words like "vuvuzela"!! Seriously, you can't have it both ways! Either be lenient/strict with the spelling of EVERYTHING, or don't.

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Level ∞
Jul 24, 2022
You are asking for your mistakes to be accepted, but other people's mistakes to not be accepted. How could we possibly do that?
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Level 76
Mar 2, 2023
No, they're asking for consistency, which in and of itself is a reasonable thing to ask. It's not hard to understand that, when you're not getting all defensive.
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Level 43
Jan 7, 2023
i thought "word for word" meant a synonym of 'word'...
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Level 70
Jan 7, 2023
"Word for word" sounds like a clever crossword clue. Intended or not, I liked the wordplay.
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Level 34
Jan 7, 2023
Great quiz! Should "varnish" be accepted for "thin, decorative layer over a coarser material"?
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Level 68
Jan 7, 2023
I got veneer, but could veil be accepted as well?
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Level 59
Jan 9, 2023
Can "violoncello" be accepted?
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Level 84
Jan 16, 2023
Couple of superfluous words:

a) occupation for one which one;

b) the the feudal system.

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Level 76
Mar 2, 2023
There's an extra "the" in the feudal one, and the occupation question sounds off. Maybe add a "for" at the end?
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2023
Maybe add hyphens to make it read "word-for-word" so people stop thinking it's asking for a word that means "word"?
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Level 77
Dec 13, 2023
To be fair, as much as a pedant it makes me to say so, not all parish priests in the Church of England are vicars. Many are rectors. It depends from where they were once entitled to draw their income.
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Level 78
Dec 17, 2023
It's been 13 years since the World Cup in South Africa - is it not time to forget the vuvuzela, remove from it history and move on to something less annoying? Please?
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Level 61
Feb 26, 2024
I think you should change the "word for word" question to "word-for-word" to distinguish it from asking for a word that means "word."