Friday, April 25, 2014

V is for Verruca: Win Words With Friends Using these 5 Uncommon V-Words

Isn't it funny how when you get to the end of a tube of toothpaste, there always seems to be one last drop left? You think to yourself, "This is it. The last squeeze of toothpaste." You've emotionally prepared yourself to say goodbye and open a new tube, and yet the next day there's just enough left for one more brushing session. This goes on for days, weeks even, depending on how efficient you are with your toothpaste. (Toothpaste efficiency experts are a special kind of hero in my book.)

I mention this toothpaste phenomenon because I AM that tube of toothpaste right now, but I'm not giving up the A to Z Challenge. I'm too close! Must... keep... blogging. Today (because this is seriously the best I can do) I'm listing 5 uncommon V-words you can use the next time you get in a jam while playing Words With Friends. Or Scrabble. Do people still play Scrabble? Or is that just me?

Your v-words await, blog friends! Links to Merrium Webster definitions and point values are below. And if you're going around using these words in your everyday speech, please leave a comment so I can give you a virtual high five for paying super-close attention in your SAT prep courses.

Vatu (noun)
1. the basic monetary unit of Vanuatu

Verruca (noun)
1. a wart or warty skin lesion (Um... ew.)
2. a warty elevation on a plant or animal surface

Vexillum (noun)
1. a square flag of the ancient Roman cavalry
2. the web or vane of a feather

Vilipend (verb)
1. to hold or treat as of little worth or account
2. to express a low opinion of

Vug (noun)
1. a small unfilled cavity in a lode or in rock

And there you have it. Take that, A to Z Challenge! See you tomorrow, when we'll see what's left in the old toothpaste tube for the letter W.


  1. You can do it Courtney!!! :-) Loved the V words and yes, I play Scrabble. Although I refuse to with MR N because he kicks my butt every time (genius and all that). ;-) MRS N

  2. I'd say Veruca Salt was a pretty warty character! :)