Oct 28, 2017

TOEFL vocabulary: Vacant-Vital (Part III) 6 of 9

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    • 485. Vacant
      V. A. C. A. N. T. — Empty. Unoccupied. Unfilled.
      The antonym for vacant is occupied.
      Note how the word is used in this sentence.
      ⇢      The vacant lot was filled with [wheat?].

      • 486. Vacillate
        V. A. C. I. L. L. A. T. E. — Waiver. Fluctuate. Alternate.
        The antonym for vacillate is to decide.
        For example.
        ⇢      The teacher vacillated between being too strict and too lenient.

        • 487. Vandal
          V. A. N. D. A. L. — Hooligan. Thug. Delinquent.
          The following sentence illustrates its usage.
          ⇢      The vandals broke the school windows and wrote graffiti on the walls.

          • 488. Veer
            V. E. E. R. — Turn. Swerve. Bend.
            Listen to its usage in this sentence.
            ⇢      The road veered to the left.

            • 489. Veneer
              V. E. N. E. E. R. — Surface. Layer. Coating.
              Note how the word is used in this sentence.
              ⇢      The dentist the plight of a veneer to cover the rotten tooth.

              • 490. Venerable
                V. E. N. E. R. A. B. L. E. — Honorable. Respected.
                For example.
                ⇢      The venerable politician was honored with a parade.

                • 491. Verbalize
                  V. E. R. B. A. L. I. Z. E. — Express. Articulate. Speak.
                  The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                  ⇢      Some feelings are difficult to verbalize.

                  • 492. Versatile
                    V. E. R. S. A. T. I. L. E. — Adaptable. Flexible.
                    The antonym for versatile is limited or inflexible.
                    Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                    ⇢      This room is versatile it can be used as an office or a nursery.

                    • 493. Verve
                      V. E. R. V. E. — Enthusiasm. Vitality. Energy.
                      The antonym for verve is lethargy.
                      Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                      ⇢      The director of the play had such verve that as actors always felt energized after rehearsal.

                      • 494. Vital
                        V. I. T. A. L. — Fundamental. Essential. Crucial.
                        The antonym for vital is unimportant.
                        For example.
                        ⇢      Good sleep is vital the night before you take an examination.

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