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vise versa

Visa_versa

When the opposite of something you say is also true.

Example::

When it is summer in Canada,  it is winter in Australia, and vise versa.

Andrew doesn’t like the sports Greg likes, and vise versa.

vile

/vaɪl/ (adj)

Very bad.

Example:

That drink is vile. It has a terrible taste.

vouch

/vaʊtʃ/ (v)

for something/someone

Say you know something is true.

Example:

I can vouch that Anna was at work on Monday. I had a meeting with her.

void

/vɔɪd/ (n)

A feeling of emptiness when something is gone, or someone dies.

Example:

I have had a void in my life since my husband died.

vaccine

/vækˈsin/ (n)

A drug that is used to protect people from a disease – it has a weak form of the virus.

Example:

In most countries, young children get a vaccine against smallpox.

vendor

/ˈvɛndər/ (n)

A person who sells things, usually in the street.

Example:

Street vendors are banned in Sydney.

vertigo

/vɜrtɪ,gəʊ/ (n)

The feeling of being dizzy when you look down from a high place.

Example:

I suffer from vertigo, so I could never skydive.

valet

/væˈleɪ/ (n)

The person who parks your car at a restaurant or hotel.

Example:

I usually give the valet a $2 tip when he returns my car if the service is good.

vacant

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Empty – someone can use it.

Examples:

The position of manager is vacant. Do you know someone who would be good for the job?

There are not many vacant apartments in Sydney right now. It is difficult to find a place to live.

vow

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A promise or commitment.

Examples:

We said our marriage vows in a wedding ceremony.

I vow to make this project a success with a lot of hard work!

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