vitreous

Feb. 21st, 2011 06:40 pm
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vit·re·ous 


[vi-tree-uhs]

–adjective
1. of the nature of or resembling glass, as in transparency, brittleness, hardness, glossiness, etc.: vitreous china
2. of or pertaining to glass
3. obtained from or containing glass

velutinous

Feb. 12th, 2011 05:22 pm
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ve·lu·ti·nous   


[vuh-loot-n-uhs]

–adjective
having a soft, velvety surface, as certain plants

venery

Jan. 20th, 2011 07:07 pm
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ven·er·y

   
[ven-uh-ree]

–noun
1. Indulgence in or pursuit of sexual activity
2. The act of sexual intercourse

–noun
1. the practice or sport of hunting; the chase

*This one is pretty archaic, I guess.

vespertine

Dec. 24th, 2010 10:56 am
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ves·per·tine 


[ves-per-tin, -tahyn]

–adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the evening: vespertine stillness
2. Botany . opening or expanding in the evening, as certain flowers
3. Zoology . appearing or flying in the early evening; crepuscular

variorum

Dec. 15th, 2010 10:32 pm
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var·i·o·rum

   
[vair-ee-awr-uhm, -ohr-]

–adjective
1. containing different versions of the text by various editors, e.g. a variorum edition of Shakespeare
2. containing many notes and commentaries by a number of scholars or critics, e.g. a variorum text of Cicero

–noun
3. a variorum edition or text

vitiate

Nov. 19th, 2010 10:03 pm
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vitiate

PRONUNCIATION:
(VISH-ee-ayt)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To impair or spoil the effectiveness of.
2. To corrupt.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vitiare (to spoil, injure), from vitium (blemish). Earliest recorded use: 1534.

verdigris

Nov. 7th, 2010 09:44 pm
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ver·di·gris


[vûrd-grs, -grs, -gr]

-noun

1. A blue or green powder consisting of basic cupric acetate used as a paint pigment and fungicide.
2. A green patina or crust of copper sulfate or copper chloride formed on copper, brass, and bronze exposed to air or seawater for long periods of time.

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