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the lengthening pow.r of the succeeding vow-i VASTIDITY, vås-ud'è-td. s. Widenen, ihmen
els, continues long and slender as in varios. sity.
The same may be ouserved of variegation. Mr. VASTLY, vast'lė. ad. Greatly, to a great degree.
Sheridan has given a in these two words the VASTNESS, våst'nės. 8. Immensity, enormous
Dáturt sound of the Italian a, but contrary to the

analogy of English pronunciation.-See Princi-|VÅSTY, vast'è. a. Large.
ples, No. 534.

VAT, våt. s. A vessel in which liquors are kept
TO VÁRIEJATE, vá'ré-é gáte. v. a. To diver in an immature state.
sify; to stain with different colours.

VATICIDE, våt'è-side. s. 143. A murderer of tel 0 All our orthoepists are uniform in placing poets.

the accent on the first syllable of this word, and||TO VATICINATE, vå-tis'se-ndta, v. n. Tu pro all sound the a as in vary, except Mr. Elphin. phesy, to practise prediction.

stune, Mr. Perry, and Buchanan, who give it | VAULT, våwlt, or våwt. 8. A continued arch: stigen , the short sound as in carry. That so great a a cellar; a cave, a cavern ; A repository for

master of English analogy as Mr. Elphinstone the dead.
should here overlook the lengthening power of or Mr. Sheridan leaves out sel in this words
the vocal assemblage ie, is not a livile surpri in the word vuult, to leap, and all their com.
sing.–See Principles, No. 196,

pounds; but my ear grossly deceives me if this VARIEGATION, vd-ré-e-gå'shon, s. Diversity I is ever suppresserl, except in the sense of a of colours.

celler for wine, &c. la this I am supported by VARIETY, vå-r'e-tè. 8. Change, succession of all our orthoepists, from whom the sounds of one thing to another, intermixture; one thin; ne letter can be gathered ; and Mr. Scott and of many by which variety is made ; diference, Mr. Perry preserve the l in every word of this dissimilitude ; rariation, deviaiton, change form. This, I think, is not agreeable to geuefrom a former state.

ral usage with respect to the excepurion I have VARIOUS, vá're-ås. a. 314. Diferen!, several, ma given ; though I think it might be dispensed nisold; changeable, uncertain, unfixed; unlike with for the sake of uniformity, especially as each other; variegated, diversified

the old French roulle, the Italian volia, and the VARIOUSLY, vá're-as-lè. ad. In a various lower Latin woluta, from which the word is de

rived, have all of them thel ; cor do I think the VARLET, vårʻlēt. 8. Anciently a servant or foot preservation of it in the word in question would man; a scoundrel, a rascal.

incur the least imputation of pedantry. VARLÉTRY, vår'lēt-tr. 8. Rabble, crowd, po- || TO VAULT, viwlt. v. a. To arch, to shape as a pulace.

vault ; to cover with an arch.
VÅRNISH, vår'nish. s. A matter laid upon To VAULT, vàwlt. v. n. To leap, to jump ; 10

wood, metal, or other bodies, to make them play the tumbler or posture-master.
shine; cover, palliation.

VAULT, våwlt. s. A leap, a jump: To VARNISH, vår'nish. v. a. To cover with | VAULTAGE, våwlt'ldje. s. 90. "Arched cellar something shining; to cover, to conceal with VAULTED, våwlt'éd. a. Arched, concave. something ornamental ; to palliate, to hide with VAULTER, våwltår. s. 98. A leaper, a jumper, colour of rhetorick.

a tumbler:
VARNISHER, vår'nish-år. s. One whose trade | VAULTY, våwl'tė. a. Arched, concave.
is to varnish; a disguiser, an adorner.

TO VAUNT, våwnt. v, a. 215. To boast, to dis-
To VÅRY, vá'rè. v. a. To change, to make un play with ostentation.

like itself ; to change to something else; to Mr. Nares is the only orthoepist who gives make of different kinds; to diversify, to varie

the diphthong in this word and avant the samo gate.

sound as in aunt ; but a few more such respecTO VARY, va'rè. v. n. To be changeable, to ap table judges, by setting the example, would repear in different forms ; to be unlike each duce these words to their proper class; till other; to alter, to become unlike itself; to de then the whole army of lexicographers and viate, to depart; to succeed each other; to dis. speakers, particularly on the stage, must be agree, to be at variance; to shift colours. submitted to. 214. VARY, vá'rė. s. Change, alteration. Obsolete. To AUNT, våwnt. v. n. To play the braggart, VASCULAR, vâs'kú-lår. a. 88. Consisting of to alk wiih ostentation. vessels, full of vessels.

VACNT, vàwnt, 8. Brag, boast, vain ostentaVASE, vaze. 8. A vessel rather for ornament inn. de.

VAUNT, và wnt. s. 214. The first part. Nol in use o Mr. Sheridan has pronounced this word so VAONTER, vàwni'dr. s.

Boastei braggart. as to rhyme with base, case, &c. 1 hare uni. | VAUNIFUL, våwnt'fal. a. Boastsul, ostenta. formly heard it pronounced with the s like ?, tious. and sometimes, by people o frefinement, with VAUNTINGLY, våwnı'Ing-Id. ad. Boastfully, the a like aw; but this being 100 refined for the ostentatiously. general ear, is now but seldom heard.

VAWARI), va'ward. s. 88. Fore part, Mr. Sheridan, Mr. Scott, Dr. Kenrick, W. John-UBERTY, yu'bêr-te. 8. Abundance, fruitfulnose.

ston, Mr. Smith, Mr. Perry, and Buchanan, UBIETY: yà-bl'a-te. s. Local relation, whereness pronounce the a long and slender as I have UBIQUITÁRY, yd-bik'we-lå-rè.

Existing done, but with the s as in case : Mr. Smith and

every where. W. Johnston give the a the same sound, and UBIQUITY, yo-hik'we-tė. . Omnipresence, es the : the sound of 2; and Mr. Eiphinstone

istence at the same time in all places. sounds it as if written rauz: but this, as Mr.UDDER, dd'dår. 8. 98. The breast or dugt of Nares justly observes, is an affected pronuncia a cow, or other large animal. tion.

VEAL, véle. &. The flesh of a call killed for the VASSAL, vås sål. s. 88. One who holds by the table. will of a superiour lörd; a subject, a depen- VECTION, råk'shån. a -td'shion. }

s. The another; a slave, a low wretch.

act of carrying or being carried. VASSALLAGE, vás sål-Agr. 8. 40. ? he state of VECTURE,' vék'tshůre. s. 461. Carriage.

a vassal; tenure at will, servitude, slavery. To VEER, vère. s. n. To turn about. VAST, vast, a 79. Large, great; viciously To VEER, vére. v. a.

To let out ; to tur, lo great, enormously extensive.

VIST, våst.
An einpiy waste.
VEGETABILITY, véd: je-lä-bileto.

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of marquetry or inlaid work. VEGETABLE, védj-tå-bl. a. Belonging to all or This word is, hy cabinetmakers, pronounce plant; haring the nature of plants.

fineer; but here, as in similar cases, the schake TÓ VEGETATE, ved je-tare.' v. n. To grow as will lose no credit br pronouncing the word u

plants, lo shoot out, to grow without sensation. it is written.-See BOATSWAIN. VEGETATION, véd-je-ta'shån. 8. The powerVENEFICE, vēn'é-fis. s. 142. The practice

of producing the growth of plants ; the power poisoning. of growth without sensation.

VENEFICIAL, ven-e-fish'al. a. Acting by po VEGETATIVE, véd'jè-ta-liv. a. 512. Having son, bewitching.

the quality of growing without life; baving the VENÉFICIOUSLY, vén-e-Ish'ds-id. ad. B power to prodlice growth in plants.

poison. VEGETATIVENESS, vēd'ja-ta-tiv-nes, s. The VENEMOUS, vén'e-mås. a. Poisonous. quality of producing growth.

TO VENENATE, vén'é-nate. v. a. To poisce, ta VEGETE, ve-jéte'. s. Vigorous, active, sprightly. infect with poison. VEGETIVE, vēd'je-tiv. a. Vegetable.

o In the first edition of this Dictionary le VEGETIVE, védjetiv. s. A vegetable.

cented this word on the first syllable, contrar VEHEMENCE, vè'he-mense. VEHEMENCY, veohe-men-gb.

S. Violence,

to the esainple o. Dr. Johnson, Dr. Ash, s

Mr. Sheridan; but, upon a revisal of the variou force : ardour, mental violence, fervour.

analogies of accentuation, was inclined to this VEHEMENT, ve-he'mat. a. Violent, forcible; this accentuation somewhat douinful. The ardent, eager, fervent.

word veneno, from which this is formed, has the VEHEMENTLY, vé'he-inènt-lè. ad. Forcibiy ; penultimate long; and in verbs of this terms pathetically, urgently,

tion, derived from the Latin, and presenta VEHICLE, ré'he-kl. s. 405. That in which any the same number of syllables. we often present

thing is carried ; that part of a medicine which the same accent, as in arieta., coacerate, serves to make the principal ingredient pota grale, &c.; but this is so often neglected in a ble; that by means of which any thing is con vour of the antepenultimate accent, as in der veyed.

rale, defatigule, delegule, desolate, &c. dat geuera 1o VEIL, vále. v. n. 249. To cover with a usage seems evidently leaning to this side

veil, or any thing which conceals de face; to and as ir: perpetrate and emigrale, from perpetes corer, invest; to hide, to conceal.

and emigro, where the penultimate vowels VEIL, vále. 6. A cover to conceal the face ; a doubtful, we always place the accent on the af cover, a disguise.

terenultimate; so in uis and similar words. VEIN, vàne. s. 249. The veins are only a con. where custom does not decide, I would alvai

tinuation of the extreme capillary arteries re recommend a similar accentuation. See Price lected back again towards the heart, and uni ples, No.503, n. ting their channels as they approach it; hollow, VENENATION, vèn-e-na'shån. s. Poison, remar cavity ; course of metal in the mine ; tenden-VENENE, vė-péne'. cy or turn of the mind or genius ; favourable | VENENOSE, vén-e-nose'. 427.

a. Poisonas moment : humour, temper;

continued disposition; current, continued productiou ; strain, VENERABLE, vèn êr-a-51. a. 405, 555. To quality ; streak, variegation.

regarded with awe, to be treated with reve VEINED, van'd. 369. VEINY, vá'nė.

a. Full of veins ; || VENERABLY, vén ér--blè. ad. In a banda streaked, variegated.

that excites reverence. VELLEITY, vėl-lè'e-tè. . The lowest degree To VENERATE, vén'èr-áte. v. a. To reference of desire.

to treat with veneration, to regard with awe. fo VELLICATE, vel'le-kåte. v. a. To twitch, || VENERATION, věn-er-a'shdn. š. Reverend re to pluck, to act by stiinulation.

gard, awful respect. VELLICATION, vēl-le-ke'sbån. s. Twitching, I VENERATOR, ven-ér-8"tår. s. 521. Reverencer stiinulation.

VENEREAL, ve-ne're-al, a. Relating to love VELLUM, vel·låm. s. The skin of a calf dressed to a certain disorder; consisting of copper, cal ? for the writer.

ed Venus by chymists. VELOCITY, vé-18s'è-td. s. Speed, swiftness, | VENEREOUS, vė-né're-ds. a. Libidinous, lusti quick niotion.

ful. VELVET, vélvit. s. 99. Silk with a short fur or VENERY, vénèr-. s. 555. The sport or hunting pile upon it.

Little used in this sense. The commerce of the VELVET, vēl'ołt. 6. Made of velvet : sust; delicate.

VENEY, ve'nė. s. A bout, a turn. Out of rese. VELURE, ve-ldre'. s. Velvet. An oll word. VENESECTION, vė-ne-sék'shån. s. Biood-letVENAL, vė’nål. &. 88. Mercenary, prostitute ; ting, the act of opening a vein, phlebotomy. contained in the veins.

TO VENGE, vênje. v. a. To avenge, to punish. VENALITY, ve-nål'e-ie. Mercenariness,||VENGEANCE, ven'jånse. s. 24. Punishment

, prostitution.

penal retribution, avengement: it is used in sa VENATICK, ve-nåt'ik. a. 509. Used in hunting. miliar language. To do with a vengeance, s VENATION, vé-na'shản. s. The act or prac

to do with vehemence. What a vengeance; tice of huoting:

emphatically what? To VEND, vêud. v. a. To sell, to offer to sale. VENGEFUL, v nje'fal. a. Vindictive, revengefa VENDEE, vén-dée'. &. Ore to whom any thing||VENIBLE, ve'ne-å-bl. is sold.

VENIAL, vé'ne-ål. 68.

} a. Pardonable, sas VENDER, vend'år. 8. 98. A seller.

ceptive of pardon, excusable; permitted, a' VEND!BLE, vend'é-bl. a. 405. Saleable, mar lowed. ketable.

VENIALNESS, vè'né-ål-nès. s. State of being ?ENDIBLENESS, vend's-bl-nes. B. The state excusanle. of hetng kaleable.

YENISOV, vèn'z'n, or ven' --z'n. 8. Game, beat VENDITATION, veo-de-tà'shin. S. Boastful of chase, the flesh of deer. display.

D A shameful corruption of this word by a VENDITION, vén-dish'da. &. Sale, the act of tirely sinking the i, has reduced it to two sylls seling.

bles. Mr. Sheridan pronounces it in three; Dos VENDOE, seo-chele I. vale of moods, or war. Kenrick gives it in three, but tells us it is vendi slauadista

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Elphinstune supposes the i in this word, as much

run hazard.

To venture at; to venture op or lost as in brisiness.

upon, to engage in, or make attempt without It is highly probable this corruption is of long aoy security of success. standing ; 'for though Shakspeare, in fis You To VENTUŘE, ven't shůre. v. a. To expose to

hazard ; to put or send on a venture. Come, shall' we go and kill us renison *" VENTURER, ven'tsbdr-dr. s. 555. He who ver Yet Chaprnan pronounces this word in two syllables.

VENTUROUS, ven'tshar-ds. 4. 314. Daring " To our renson's store

bold, fearless, ready to run hazards. We added wine till we could wish no more." VENTUROUSLY, véu'tshår ås-lè. ad. Daringly And Dryden after him,

Searlessly, boldly.
i He for the feast prepar'd,

VENTUROUSNESS, vén'tshd-ds-nes. e. Bold.
In equal portions with the ven'son shar'd." ness, willingness to hazard.
To these instances we may add an excellent VERACITY, ve-rås'e-te. s. Moral truth, honesty
poet of our own time :

of report; physical truth, cousistency of ro. Gorgonius sits abdominous and wan,

port with fact. “ Like a fat squab upon a Chinese fan;

VERACIOUS, ve-ra'ehås. a. 357. Obscrvant of " He snuffs far off than:icipated joy ;

truth. " Turtle and ven'son all his thoughts employ." VERB, verb. s. A part of speech signifying er. Poetry will ever consider this word like many istence, or some modification thereof, as action, others either as of two or three syllables; but

passion. solemp prose, such as the language of Scripture,||VERBAL, vêrb'ål. a. 88. Spoken, not written ; will always give the word its due length. For oral, uttered by mouth; consisting in mire however we inay be accustomed to hear ven’son words ; literal, having word answering to work. in common conversation, what disgust would A verbal noun, is a noun derived from a verb, it not give us to hear this word in the pulpit, || To VERBALIZĖ, véróbál-ize. v. n. To use mawhen Isaac says to liis son:

hy words to protract a discourse. Now therefore take I pray thee, thy weapons, or This word' is certainly useful in this sensc, " thy quiver, and thy' buw, and go out to the

as we have no other active or neuter vert, to "field, and take me sorne ven'son!".

express being verbose; but there is another In short, my opinion is, that this word, in spite of sense in which it may be no less useful, and the genera! corruption, ought always to be

that is when we want to express the forining of pronounced in three symables by correct speak a noun into a verb, as from arm, to arm, &c. ers, and that the contraction should be left to VERBALITY, vér-bál e-tè. s. Mere bare worde.

VERBALLY, vér'bål-é. ad. In words, orally, VENOM, věn'ånn. 8. 166. Poison.

word for word. VENOMOUS, vên’äm-ås. a. Poisonous; malig-||VERBATIM, vēr-bá'tiin. ad. Word for word. nant ; mischievous.

To VERBERATE, vêr'bêr-ate. V. a. 94. To VENOMOUSLY, vên'am-s-lè. ad. Poisonously,

beat, in strike. mischievously, malignantly.

VERBERATION, vér-bêr-d'shån. Blown, VENOMOUSNESS, vén'Um-as-nes. s. Poison beating; ousness, malignity.

VERBOŠE, vér-bdse'. a. 427. Exuberant in VENT, vânt. s. A swall aperture, a hole; a spi.

words, prolix, tedious by multiplicity of words. race; a passage out froin secrecy to publick VERBOSITY, vēr-bôs'e-ie. s. Exuberance of notice; the act of opening, emission, passage ; words, much empty talk. discharge, means of discharge ; sale.

VERDANT, vèr'dant. a. Green. To VENT, vent. v. a. To let out at a small aper-VERDERER, vêr'dèr-ür. 8. 555. An oficer in ture; to let out, to give way to; to utter, lo

the forest. report; to emit,' to pour out; tó publish; to VERDICT, vêr'dikt. 8. The determination of sell, to carry to sale.

the jury declared to the judge; declaration, VESTAGE, ven'tidje. x. 90. One of the small decision, judgment, opinion. holes of a flute.--Mason.

VERDIGRÍS, vér'de-gréés. 8. 112. The rust of VENTER, ven'tår. s. 98. Any cavity of the bo brass. dy; the abdomen ; womb; mother.

IF i tave in this word corrected Dr. Johnson, VENTIDUCT, ven'tė-dåkt. s

A passage for

by comparing bin with himself. If Ambergris the wind.

is spelled without the finale, this letter certainly TO VENTILATE, vēn'tè-låte. v. a. To fan with ought not to be in Verdigris, as both words do wind; to winnow, to fan; to examine, to dis

rive their last syllable ion exactly the same

VENTILATION, văn-te-14'shản. The act | VERDITURE, vér'de-tür. .

The faintest and
of fanning; the state of being faoned; vent, palest green.
utterance ; refrigeration.

VERDURE, vér'jure. s. 461, 376. Green, green VENTILATOR, vén'tė-Ja-tår. s. 521. Av instru colour.

ment contrived by Dr llale to supply close VERDUROUS, vér-ja-rds. a. 314. Green, coplaces with fresh air.

vered with green,
VENTOSITY, věn-18sid-tė. s. Windiness.-Mu-VERECUNT), vêr e-kảnd. a. Modest, bashful

VENTRICLE, vénitré.kl. s. 405. The stomach., VERGF., vérje. s. A tod or something in forma

any small cavity in an animal body, particu of a rod, carried is an emblem of air hority,
larly those of his teart.

the mace of a dean; the brink, the edge, the ENTRILOQUIST, rén-tril’18-kwist. 518. utmost border: in Law, verge is the compass One who speaks in such a manner as that the about the king's court, bounding the jurisdic. sound seems to issue from his belly.

tion of the lor 3 steward of the king's household. VENTRILOQUY, vén-trilo-kwe. s. 518. Speak To VERGE, vērje. v. n. To tend, in bend down. ing inwardly as from the belly.

VENTURE, vén'ishbre. s. 461. A hazard, an||VERGER, vēr'jár. s. 98. He that carries the

ndertaking of chance and danger; chance, mace before the dean.
hap; the thing put to hazard, a stake. At a VERIDICAL, vo.rid e-kål. a. Tellisg truth.
Venuire; at liazard, without much cousiueru-| VERIFICATION, vér-e-le-kårliin. e. Confis.
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tree VĒKILY, ver’é-lé. ad. In truth, certainly, with || VERSION, vér'shån. s: Change, transfarsit kreat confidence.

tion; change of direction, translation; the ci VERISIMILAR, vér-e-sim'è-lår. a. 88. Proba of translating. ble, likely.

VERT, vért. S. Every thing that gross sea! VERISIMILITUDE, pêr--sin-mil'e-tude.

d-tude.} bears a green leaf within the forest. IERISIMIL!TY, vér-e-sim-inil'e-re.

VERTEBRAL, vêr'tė-brål. a. 83. Relating Probability, likelihood, resemblance of truth. the joints of the spiue. VERITABLE, vêr'd-tå-bl. a. 405. True, agreea- VERTEBRE, vêr'té-bår. s. A joint of the back ble to fact.

o This word is perfectly anglicised, and there VERITY, vér'è-td. s. Truth, consonant to the fore ought to have its last syllable pronounced

reality of things; a true assertion; a true te. according to English analogy, like Centre, Som net ; moral truth, agreeinent of the words with tre, Mitre, &c.See Principles, No. 416. There the ibonights.

is a cominor mistake in the use of the Latin VERJUICE, sér'iås, s. Acid liquor expressed word from which this is derived, which it may froin crab-apples.

not be improper to rectify. Vertebra is not a VERMICELLI, véė. s. A paste roll frequently used to signify the whole collection ed and broken in the form of worms.

of joints which form the back bone, while ia D This word is perfectly Italian, aud may be reality it means only one of those joints; the pardoned in irregularity, because, like several plural is Vertebree, and this ougbt to be used other foreign words, being confined to a small for the whole spine, if we denominate it by a Arcle, they are like so many excrescences on Latin word; but if we speak English, it ought he surface of the language, which disfigure to be Vertebres, and pronounced as if written without corrupting it.-See Principles, No. 333. Vertebitrs. VERMICULAR, vér-mik'u-lår. a. 88. Acting VERTEX, vêr'tēks. s. Zenith, the point over

like a worm, continued from one part to ano head; the top of a hill. ther.

VERTICAL, sêr'te-kål. a. 88. Placed in the To VERMICULATE, vér-mik'd-låte. v, a. To zenith; placed in a direction perpendicular se inlay, to work in chequer work.

the horizon. VERMICULATION, vér-mik-i-La'shồn. s. Con-VERTICALITY, vēr-le-kål’d-tė. s. The state of

tinuation of motion from one part to another. being in the zenith. VERMICUI.E, vêr'me-köle. . A little grub.

VERTICALLY, vér'tė-kal-e. ad. In the zenith. VERMICULOUS, ver-mik'd-lis. a. Full of grubs.VERTICITY, vêr-lis'è-tė. s. The power of turs VERMIFORM, vèr’mé-förin. a. Having the ing, circumlocution, rotation. shape of a worin.

VERTIGINOUS, vêr-tid'jin-ds. a. Tuning VERMIFUGE, ver'me-fudje. s. Any medicine round, rotatory; giddy. that destroys or expels worms.

VERTIGO, vér-il'go, vér-te'go, or vêr'te-go..

112. A giddiness, a sense of turning in the VERMILION, vér-mil’vdn. 113. } s. The cuchi

head. neal, a grub of a particular plant ; fictitious or This word is exactly under the same predia native cinnabar; a pigment of a beautiful red ment as Serpigo and Lentigo. If we pronounce colour, being a combination of sulphur and it learnedly, we must place the accent in the mercury; any beautiful red colour.

first manner. 503. If we pronounce it modiskTO VERMILION, rêr-milyon. v. a. To dye red. ly, and wish to smack of the French or lialian, VERMIN, vêr'min. 8. 140. Any noxious ani. we must adopt the second ; but if we follow the mal.

genuing English analogy, we must pronounce VERMINOUS, vēr'min-As, A. Tending to ver it in the last manner.--See Principles, No. 112 min, chisposed to breed vermin.

The authorities for the first pronunciation are, VERMIPAROL'S, vér-mip'på-rds. a. Producing Mr. Elphinstone, Mr. Sheridan, Bailey, and

Entick; for the second, Dr. Kenrick, Mr VERNACULAR, vêr-nåk'd-lår. a. Nalive, or Nares, Mr. Scott, and W. Johnston ; and for one's own country.

the third, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Ash, Mr. Perry, VERNAL, vér'nal. a. 88. Belonging to the spring. Buchanan, Barclay, and Fenning. This too VERNANT, vér'nånt. s. Flourishing as in the was Swift's pronunciation, as we see by Di. spring.

Johnson's quotation: VERSABILITY, vér-sl-bil'e-tè.

" And that cd vertigo io's head, VERSABLENESS, vēr'sa-bl-nës.

$. Aptness ||« Will nerer leave him till he's dead." to he turned or wound any way.

In this word we see the tendency of the accent VERSAL, vér'sål. a. 88. A cant word for Univer. to its true centre in its own language. Vertigo sal; total, whole.

with the accent on the i, and that pronounced VERSATILE, vér'så-til. a. 145. That may be long as in title, has so Larin a sound that we

turned mund; changeable, variable; easily ap scarcely think we are speaking English, this plied to a new task.

makes is the more readily give into the foreign VERSATILENESS, për så-til-nés.


sound of i, as in futigue. This sound a correri VERSATILITY, vér-så-tile-te.

English ear is soon weary of, and sertire al quality of being versatile.

last with the accent on the first syllable, with VERSE, vérse. 8. A line consisting of a certain the i sounded as in indigo, portico, &c.

poetry, lays,|| , 140. inetrital language; a piece of poetry:

VERY, vēr'è. a. True, rea?; having any quali to be VERSED, vêrst. v. 0. .359. Tó be skilled ties, comincnly bad, in an eminent degree, to in, to be acquainted with.

note the emphatically, or eminends. VERSEMAN, vèrs mån. s. 88. A poet, a wri ter in verse.

VERY, vêr'è. ad. In a great degree, in an emi VERSIFICATION, vér-se.fe-kåshån. 8. The

nent degree. art or practice of making verses.

To VESICATE, vēs'sė-kåte. V. a. 91 To blis. VERSIFICATOR, vêr se-ie-ka'tår. VERSIFIER, vēr'se-11-0r. 183.

} 8. A ver. || VESICATION, vas e-ka'shồn. s. Blistering, sifier, a inaker of verses with or without the paration of the cuticle.

VESICATORY, ve-sik'a-tår d. s. 512 A blister F VERSIFY, dried r1 ,0. To wako versen. ing medicine.See DOMESTICK




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to quiver VESICULAR, vé-słk'd-lår. a 88. Hollow, full To VIBRATE. vibráte. v. n. To play up and Change, imagkapan of small interstices.

down, or to and fro; to qriver. translatar ber VESPER, vės' pår. 8. 98. The evening star, the VIBRATION, vi-bra'show. s. le: The act us evening

moving, or being mored with quick recipnra. ing that a PESPERS, ves'pårz. $. The evening service. tions, or return.

VESPERTINE, vēs'pår-tine. a. 149. Happen- ||VIBRATORY, vibrå-tår-ė. a. Vibrating con. a su fasting ing or coining in the evening.

tinually.--Musun. SESSEL, vēs'sil. s. 99. Any thing in which li-o For the sound of the o, see DOMESTICK and quids or other things are put; the containing for the acceni, see Principles, No. 512.

parts of an animal body; any vehicle in which iVICAR, vik'ůr. 88, 133. The incumbent of an wable en men or are carried on the water any appropriated or impropriated benefice one capacity, any thing containing.

who performs the functions of another; a sabe VEST, vést. s. An outer garinent.

stitute. To VEST, vést v. a. To dress, to deck, to en- VICARAGE, vik'år-ldje. s. 90. The benefice of robe ; to dress in a long garnient; to make

a vicar.
possessor of, to invest with; to place in pos- VICARIAL, vl-ka're-il. a. Belonging to a vicas

VESTAL, vēs'tål. s. A pure virgin,

VICARIOUS, vl-kå're-ds. s. 138. Deputed, dele.
VESTAL, vēs'tål. a. 83. Denoting pure virginity, g: ted, acting in the place of another.
VESTIBULE, veste-bdle. 8. The porch or first VICARSHIP, vik'år-ship. s. The office of a vicar
entrance of a house.

VICE, vise. s. The course of action opposite to This is the bud of neing, the dim dawn,

virtue; a fault, an offence; the fool, or pon. “ The twilight of our day, the Vestibule."

chinello of oid shows; a kind of small irog

Young press with screws, used by workmen ; gripe, VESTIGE, vds'ıldje. s

Footstep, mark left be grasp. hind in passing.

VICE, vises. This word is the ablative case of VESTMENT, sēstmént. s. Garment, part of

The Latin word vicis, and is used in coinposition dress.

for ore who perforins in his stead, the office of VESTRY. ves'tre. 8.

A room appendant to the a superiour, or, who has the second rank in church, in which the sacerdotal garic.ents and command, as, a Viceroy, Vicechancellor. consecrated things are reposited a parochia' This word is somewhat similar to the prefix assembly coinmcnly convenied in the vestry,

male, in malecontent, malepractice, &c. and seems VESTURE, vēs'tshüre. s. 461. Garment, robe; to strengthen the reasons given under those dress; habit, exter nal form.

words for pronouncing the first vowel long. VETCH, vëlsh. s. A plant.

To VICE, vise. v. a. To draw, Obsolete,
VETCEY, vétsh'd. a

Made of vetches, abound- VICEADMIRAL, vise-åd me-rål. s. The second ing in vetches.

commander of a fleet; a naval officer of the VETERAN, vétår-án. 8. 88. An old soldier, a

second rank. man long, practised.

VICEADMIRALTY, vise-åd'me-ral-td. s. The VETERAN, vét‘år-ån. a. Long prao


office of a viceadmiral. long experienced

IVICEAGENT, vise-a'jént. s. One who acts in
VETERINARY, vétér-é-na-rè. a. belonging to the place of another.

cattle, particularly horses ; from the Latin Ve- VICED, vist. a. 359. Vicious, corrupt.
terinarius ; a farrier, or horse-doctor.

VICEG CRENT, vise-jé'rint. 8. A lieutenant,
I have adopted this word from a prospect of

one who is intrusted with power of the supe its becoming a part of the language. As a col

riour, lege is founded in London for studying the dis- VICEGERENCY, vise-jè'ren-sd. s. The office of eases to which that useful animal is liable, the a vicegerent, lieutenancy, deputed power. name of Veterinary College must come into ge-! VICECHANCELLOR, vise-tshản'sėl-lår. s. The neral use, and ought therefore to have place in second magistrate of the universities. our Dictionarics. Ash is the only lexicographer VICEROY, vise'rðė. s. He who governs in place who has it.

of the king with regal authority. TO VEX, véks. V.2. To plague, to torment, to VICEROYALTY, vise-rð¢ ál-iė. 6. Dignity of. warass ; to disturb, to disquiet; to trouble with viceroy. slight provocations.

VICINITY, ve-stn'e-tè, or vi-sin'd.tė. 8. 138. Near VEXATION, vék-sá shồn. %. The act of troub ness, state of being near; neighbourhood. ling; the state of being troubled, uneasiness, VICINAGE, ris In-idje. s. 90. Neighbourhoods

sorrow; the cause of trouble or uneasiness ; an place adjoining. VEXATIOUS, 3d'shås. a314.

a. Near, neighbour. Å fictiveI vis'lne. troublesome, causing trouble ; fuil of trouble,

ing. full of uneasiness ; teaziug, slightly trouble-D For the propriety of placing the accent on

the first syllable or VICINAL, see MEDICINAL VEXATIOL'SLY, vêk-sd'shås-lè. ad. Trouble. i VICIOU S, vish'ås. a. See VITIOUS. Devoted to somely, uneasily.

vice, not addicted to virtue. VEXATIOUSNESS, vék-sá'shås-nês. 8. Trouble- ||VICISSITUDE, ye-sis e-tade, or vi-sis'é-ende. & someness, uneasiness.

138. Regular change, return of the same things VEXER, veks r. s. 93 He who vexes.

in the same successi07; re:olution, change. UCLILY, og'le lé. ad. Filthily, with deformity. VICTIN, viktim. $. A sacrifice, something slain L'GLINESS, og'le-nés, s. Deformity, contrarie.

for a sacritice; something destroyed. ty to beauty; turpitude, loathsomeness, nora! VICTOR, vík'tår. 5. 169. Conqueror, vanquish deprarity.

er, he that gains the advantage in any cou JGLY, Ogʻlè. a.

Deformed, offensive to the test, sight, contrary to beautiful.

VICTORIOUS, vik-to'rd-08. a. Conquering, han. VIAL, vial. %. 88. A sina!! bottle.

ing obtained conquest, superiour in contest;
VIANT), vldird. s. 83. Food, meat dressed. Jiroducing, conquesi, betokening conquest.
VIATICUM, v-ate-kön. 3. 1'16. Provision for a VICTORIOUSLY, vik-to'rd-ds-lė. ad. With comme
journey; the last rites used to prepare the pass quest, successfully, triumphantly.
ing, soul for its departure.

VICTORIOUSNE$3, vik-to'nt-ös-nés.
Tc PLBRATE, 'brate. 9. a. 91 To brandish, state or quality of being victorious

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