Wabbit: Exhausted, tired, worn out. (See photo on left!)
Hmmmm . . . unusual words that begin with V and W. This ought to be good! So try adding these to your conversations this week! Of course, some of these are likely obsolete, but they are all real words.
vagient – Crying like a baby
vaticide – Killing of a prophet
venesect – To open a vein for blood-letting (hopefully obsolete?)
ventripotent – With great capacity or appetite for food (I can relate)
verbomania – Craze for words (I can relate to this one too. Guess you can as well!)
vernalagnia – Spring fever
versemonger – Writer of mediocre poetry
vespasienne – Public lavatory (how fancy!!)
vespertilionize – To turn into a bat (I don’t assume you will be using this one too often)
vigintiquintuple – Result of multiplying by twenty-five
vindemy – Taking honey from beehives
viripotent – Fit for a husband; marriageable
wawaskeesh – An American elk
whiskerando – A whiskered person (I love this one!)
widdershins – In a contrary or counterclockwise direction
widdiful – Someone who deserves to be hanged
windlestraw – A person who is tall, thin and unhealthy looking
winebibber – A person who habitually drinks a lot of alcohol. Today we just say this person is an alcoholic. (Try this one out at a holiday party!)
woofits – An unwell feeling, especially a headache; a moody depression.
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