Words whose 9th letter is V
Astructive (a.) Building up; constructive; -- opposed to destructive.
Cumulative (a.) Given by same testator to the same legatee; -- said of a legacy.
Curvinerved (a.) Having the ribs or the veins of the leaves curved; -- called also curvinervate and curve-veined.
Disapprove (v. t.) To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to decDiscussive (a.) Doubt-dispelling; decisive.
Disimprove (v. t.) To make worse; -- the opposite of improve.
Expressive (a.) Serving to express, utter, or represent; indicative; communicative; -- followed by of; as, words expressive of his gratitude.
Figurative (a.) Used in a sense that is tropical, as a metaphor; not literal; -- applied to words and expressions.
Initiative (n.) The right or procedure by which legislation may be introduced or enacted directly by the people, as in the Swiss Confederation and in many of the States of the United States; -- chiefly used with the. The procedure of the initiative is essentially as follows: Upon the filing of a petition signed by a required number or percentage of qualified voters the desired measure must be submitted to a popular vote, and upon receiving the required majority (commonly a >
Locomotive (n.) A locomotive engine; a self-propelling wheel carriage, especially one which bears a steam boiler and one or more steam engines which communicate motion to the wheels and thus propel the carriage, -- used to convey goods or passengers, or to draw wagons, railroad cars, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
Multivalvular (a.) Many-valved; having more than two valves; -- said of certain shells, as the chitons.
Nominative (a.) Giving a name; naming; designating; -- said of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb.
Perfective (a.) Tending or conducing to make perfect, or to bring to perfection; -- usually followed by of.
Photogalvanography (n.) The art or process of making photo-electrotypes.
Presentive (a.) Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination; -- distinguished from symbolic.
Pseudonavicula (n.) One of the minute spindle-shaped embryos of Gregarinae and some other Protozoa.
Quicksilver (a.) The metal mercury; -- so called from its resemblance to liquid silver.
Quicksilvering (n.) The mercury and foil on the back of a looking-glass.
Recitative (n.) A species of musical recitation in which the words are delivered in a manner resembling that of ordinary declamation; also, a piece of music intended for such recitation; -- opposed to melisma.
Rectinerved (a.) Having the veins or nerves straight; -- said of leaves.
Sempervivum (n.) A genus of fleshy-leaved plants, of which the houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) is the commonest species.
Supraclavicle (n.) A bone which usually connects the clavicle with the post-temporal in the pectorial arch of fishes.
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