The V makes your bottom lip scrape across your front teeth. Hold it for the briefest of moments then move on to the short E. The P should pop perfectly. Try to separate the P and the R with just a slight pause, imperceptible to everyone but your own loins. Another short E then that hard C that clicks in the back of your mouth. Long O, oh how we love long Os. That softest of Ss should be taken seriously. Just let it linger, baby.
adj. -- full of prickly shrubs or bushes