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V Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter V.
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Last updated: September 12, 2018
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
One's profession or trade
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
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level 44
Jan 23, 2013
51% got vuvuzela right?!?!? I have never heard that word in my life (and I am an old fart).
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level 61
Feb 4, 2013
There are probably quite a few non-Americans who got it right. It is a popular item at football (soccer) games.
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level 73
Dec 18, 2013
Even though we Americans don't watch soccer, we DO tend to watch World Cup soccer when the USA is in it. Most of the 80+ people in my office we well aware of the United States' standings in the S.A. world cup in '10 and a few of us left work early to see the game against Algeria. Now, I rarely yell and cheer when watching sports by myself in my home, but when Landon Donovan made that goal against Algeria to stay alive i jumped out of my seat and ran around the living room like a moron yelling at the top of my lungs HOLY S***...HOLY S***. But the thing that made that Cup the most memorable were those damn Vuvuzuelas. When I tried watching a Premier League match the following season it just felt like something was missing...and it was...the constant droning of the vuvuzuela wasn't there, and i actually missed them.
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level 77
May 28, 2015
I think "tend to watch" is pretty strong language when you're talking about Americans watching soccer. Even world cup soccer.
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level 76
May 28, 2015
Its popularity is growing, however. Lots more kids playing it now - at least in our area.
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level 62
Oct 21, 2018
I'm with Buck on this. I don't watch soccer except for the World Cup, but those damn vuvuzelas were all anyone talked about during the 2010 World Cup. They were ubiquitous and insufferable. I will never forget them.
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level 63
Aug 20, 2019
From europe and i dont watch soccer, but those damn things were everywhere. Even in commercials. And I dont think you can say it is a popular item at soccer games, I think it was specifically for that world championship.

And the word popular is debatable I think most people detested them. The continuous honking everywhere,,,, blocks away it was annoying enough let alone if someone was a few feet away from you...

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level 75
May 5, 2019
The word vuvuzela looks obscene. I must be an old fart.
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level 53
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 32
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 67
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 62
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 76
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 75
May 5, 2019
My sister's was a rambling hippie speech when she had dreadlocks.
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level 68
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 77
Feb 16, 2017
Same. Was trying vocabulary, verbiage, etc.
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level 72
Jul 10, 2014
Is verse really the opposite of prose?
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level 44
Jan 26, 2015
Poetry is the opposite of prose, not verse.
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level 77
May 28, 2015
I tried "voetry" but that didn't work.
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level 76
Aug 17, 2016
That's like saying that big is the opposite of small, not large.
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level 78
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 77
Aug 29, 2019
How do you know this clue was not written in Valley girl speak?
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level 71
May 28, 2015
Did anyone else think of va-va-va-voom for "sexy and curvaceous"?
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level 71
Sep 4, 2016
I did! I'm glad to know I'm not the only weirdo :-)
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level 79
May 27, 2018
Same, except my voom only had 2 vas.
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level 63
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 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 71
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 69
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 63
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 36
May 28, 2015
What about vivacious for sexy and curvy
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level 71
Sep 4, 2016
Vivacious doesn't have to imply sexy OR curvy.
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level 58
May 30, 2015
For "large tub" I've tried Vessel and Vase.
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level 67
Oct 22, 2018
Wow, what sort of vase are you using that could be considered a tub?
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level 71
Mar 23, 2016
Vicar in a tutu.
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level 43
Dec 4, 2016
He just wants to live his life this way
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level 72
May 8, 2016
I couldn't remember how to spell voluptuous!
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level 51
Nov 14, 2016
I knew the answer was "Vermin" but I tried "Varmint" first just for fun. It was accepted.
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level 43
Dec 4, 2016
Please accept vertices, given its the plural of vertex.
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level 39
Aug 6, 2018
...a profession or trade is not a vocation, necessarily...
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level 72
Aug 26, 2018
its a hint and it works
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level 69
Oct 21, 2018
It's a bad one.
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level 40
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 63
Aug 20, 2019
I missed vanguard and voluptuous
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level 71
Oct 21, 2018
Sexy and curvaceous=va va voom!