Words whose 8th letter is V
Autoclave (n.) A kind of French stewpan with a steam-tight lid.
Collative (a.) Passing or held by collation; -- said of livings of which the bishop and the patron are the same person.
Curvative (a.) Having the margins only a little curved; -- said of leaves.
Defective (a.) Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; -- applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules.
Defensive (a.) Carried on by resisting attack or aggression; -- opposed to offensive; as, defensive war.
Effective (n.) Specie or coin, as distinguished from paper currency; -- a term used in many parts of Europe.
Exclusive (a.) Not taking into the account; excluding from consideration; -- opposed to inclusive; as, five thousand troops, exclusive of artillery.
Expansive (a.) Having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate; diffusive; of much expanse; wide-extending; as, the expansive force of heat; the expansive quality of air.
Explosive (n.) An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitro-glycerine.
Explosive (n.) A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the breath; (Phonetics) one of consonants p, b, t, d, k, g, which are sounded with a sort of explosive power of voice. [See Guide to Pronunciation, ? 155-7, 184.]
Fricative (a.) Produced by the friction or rustling of the breath, intonated or unintonated, through a narrow opening between two of the mouth organs; uttered through a close approach, but not with a complete closure, of the organs of articulation, and hence capable of being continued or prolonged; -- said of certain consonantal sounds, as f, v, s, z, etc.
Fricative (n.) A fricative consonant letter or sound. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 197-206, etc.
Graminivorous (a.) Feeding or subsisting on grass, and the like food; -- said of horses, cattle, and other animals.
Impulsive (a.) Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous; -- said of forces.
Inceptive (a.) Beginning; expressing or indicating beginning; as, an inceptive proposition; an inceptive verb, which expresses the beginning of action; -- called also inchoative.
Inclusive (a.) Comprehending the stated limit or extremes; as, from Monday to Saturday inclusive, that is, taking in both Monday and Saturday; -- opposed to exclusive.
Inductive (a.) Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; -- usually followed by to.
Insectivora (n. pl.) A division of the Cheiroptera, including the common or insect-eating bats.
Intuitive (a.) Received. reached, obtained, or perceived, by intuition; as, intuitive judgment or knowledge; -- opposed to deductive.
Invective (n.) An expression which inveighs or rails against a person; a severe or violent censure or reproach; something uttered or written, intended to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another; a harsh or reproachful accusation; -- followed by against, having reference to the person or thing affected; as an invective against tyranny.
Misbehave (v. t. & i.) To behave ill; to conduct one's self improperly; -- often used with a reciprocal pronoun.
Mischievous (a.) Causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; -- now often applied where the evil is done carelessly or in sport; as, a mischievous child.
Narrative (a.) Apt or inclined to relate stories, or to tell particulars of events; story-telling; garrulous.
Champleve (a.) Having the ground engraved or cut out in the parts to be enameled; inlaid in depressions made in the ground; -- said of a kind of enamel work in which depressions made in the surface are filled with enamel pastes, which are afterward fired; also, designating the process of making such enamel work.
Extrusive (a.) Forced out at the surface; as, extrusive rocks; -- contrasted with intrusive.
Intensive (a.) Designating, or pertaining to, any system of farming or horticulture, usually practiced on small pieces of land, in which the soil is thoroughly worked and fertilized so as to get as much return as possible; -- opposed to extensive.
Master vibrator () In an internal-combustion engine with two or more cylinders, an induction coil and vibrator placed in the circuit between the battery or magneto and the coils for the different cylinders, which are used without vibrators of their own.
Objective (a.) Of or pertaining to an object; contained in, or having the nature or position of, an object; outward; external; extrinsic; -- an epithet applied to whatever ir exterior to the mind, or which is simply an object of thought or feeling, and opposed to subjective.
Offensive (a.) Making the first attack; assailant; aggressive; hence, used in attacking; -- opposed to defensive; as, an offensive war; offensive weapons.
Offensive (n.) The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; -- opposed to defensive.
Parkleaves (n.) A European species of Saint John's-wort; the tutsan. See Tutsan.
Primitive (a.) Of or pertaining to a former time; old-fashioned; characterized by simplicity; as, a primitive style of dress.
Primitive (n.) An original or primary word; a word not derived from another; -- opposed to derivative.
Privative (a.) Implying privation or negation; giving a negative force to a word; as, alpha privative; privative particles; -- applied to such prefixes and suffixes as a- (Gr. /), un-, non-, -less.
Privative (n.) A term indicating the absence of any quality which might be naturally or rationally expected; -- called also privative term.
Reflexive (a.) Having for its direct object a pronoun which refers to the agent or subject as its antecedent; -- said of certain verbs; as, the witness perjured himself; I bethought myself. Applied also to pronouns of this class; reciprocal; reflective.
Semibreve (n.) A note of half the time or duration of the breve; -- now usually called a whole note. It is the longest note in general use. Semicrystalline (a.) Half crystalline; -- said of certain cruptive rocks composed partly of crystalline, partly of amorphous matter.
Semiquaver (n.) A note of half the duration of the quaver; -- now usually called a sixsteenth note.
Sensitivity (n.) The quality or state of being sensitive; -- used chiefly in science and the arts; as, the sensitivity of iodized silver.
Timeserver (n.) One who adapts his opinions and manners to the times; one who obsequiously compiles with the ruling power; -- now used only in a bad sense.
Upsyturvy (adv.) Upside down; topsy-turvy.
Writative (a.) Inclined to much writing; -- correlative to talkative.
Yestereve (n.) Alt. of Yester-evening Yestermorn (n.) Alt. of Yester-morning
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