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40 41 Vitality is in words which relate to the Latin vita life, vis force and vigor. In English are vim and vigour, vitality and velocity. The effect of V can be described as very vivacious. Like several other sounds V has a second, opposite meaning. In accordance with its relationship to the sounds W and F, it is sometimes weak and flustered German verwirrt, as in the words vain, vacuous, vapid, vague, vacillate, vagrant, vaporous, vertigo, veer and vary. Weakness leads to vice, and so to a vile, vicious, depraved, evil, vindictive, violent, virulent, vexacious, vengeful, voracious villain, virago, vermin, viper, vampire and devil. Venomous is best descriptive of the malevolent aspect of V. V R avished, violently defiled, Savaged, chivvied, vexed, reviled, Vows of love I rive and sever. Vicious vamp Forgive Ill never. vital and vigorous but vain and vicious
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