Shakespeare Glossary: V
VACANCY: empty space; unoccupied time.
VACANT: devoid of.
VADE: to fade.
VAGABOND: moving to and fro.
VAIL (1): going down.
VAIL (2): to let fall, lower; to pay homage.
VAIN: foolish; false; for nothing.
VALANCED: hidden in a beard.
VALIDITY: value; strength.
VANTBRACE: armour for the front of the arm.
VARLET: a servant, valet.
VASSAL: base, wretched fellow.
VASSALAGE: vassals (collective).
VAST: properly a waste-place, metaphorically, the dead.
VASTLY: far and wide.
VASTY: vast, waste.
VAUNT: the van, that which precedes.
VEIN: disposition, humor; lifestyle.
VELVET-GUARDS: wearers of velvet trimmings.
VENEW: a thrust in fencing.
VENEY: a thrust in fencing.
VENGE: to avenge.
VENTAGES: vent-holes in a flute.
VERBATIM: by word of mouth.
VERY: true, real; complete.
VEX: to annoy, disturbe, agitate.
VIAL: bottle or flask.
VICE (1): to screw.
VICE (2): sinful act.
VIE: to challenge; to compete.
VILLAIN: a serf, servant; evil person.
VIOL-DE-GAMBOYS: a bass viol.
VIRGINALLING: playing as on the virginals (from harp family).
VIRTUE: bravery, merit; essence, essential part.
VIRTUOUS: excellent; essential.
VOTARIST: votary, one who has taken a vow.
VULGAR (1): common people; vulgar tongue.
VULGAR (2): of the common people.