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Vacancy, n. emptiness; space, vacuum, chasm, gap; leisure, vacation, intermission.

vacant, a. empty, unfilled, void, uninhabited, untenanted; leisure, unemployed. Antonyms: full, filled, occupied.

vacate, v. empty, evacuate, resign, abdicate; annul, abrogate, invalidate.

vacation, n. evacuation, resignation, abdication; invalidation, abrogation; intermission, holidays, recess.

vaccinate, v. inoculate.

vaccination, n. inoculation (with the cowpox).

vacillate, v. fluctuate, waver, veer, oscillate, whiffle.

vacillating, a. irresolute, changeable, wavering, undecided, inconstant.

vacillation, n. fluctuation, indecision, changeableness, oscillation, irresolution, inconstancy.

vagabond, n. vagrant, tramp, mendicant, beggar; rascal, rogue, scamp, knave.

vagabond, a. vagrant, wandering, nomadic, landloping.

vagabondage, n. vagrancy, vagabondism, nomadism.

vagary, n. whim, caprice, fancy, freak, whimsey, humor.

vagrancy, n. vagabondage.

vagrant, n. tramp; beggar, vagabond, rascal.—a. wandering, nomadic, vagabond.

vague, a. indefinite, ambiguous, obscure, uncertain, groundless, hazy, indistinct.

vagueness, n. indefiniteness, ambiguity, obscurity, uncertainty.

vain, a. conceited, arrogant, egotistical, overweening, vainglorious; nugatory, fruitless, ineffectual, frustrate, unavailing, bootless, futile, abortive, ineffective, empty; delusive, chimerical, unsatisfying, unsubstantial, deceitful.

vainglorious, a. boastful, pretentious, assuming, arrogant, conceited, overweening.

vainglory, n. vanity, boasting, gasconade.

vale, n. dell, valley, dale, dingle.

valiant, a. See brave.

valid, a. cogent, logical, justifiable, efficacious, well-grounded. Antonyms: See invalid.

validity, n. strength, cogency, soundness, force. Antonym: invalidity.

valise, n. portmanteau, satchel, gripsack.

valley, n. vale, hollow, bottom, dale, ravine, dingle, glen, clough, dell.

valor, n. See bravery.

valuable, a. costly, precious, rare, expensive; esteemed, worthy; serviceable, useful.

valuable, n. treasure.

valuation, n. appraisement, appraisal.

value, n. worth, excellence.

value, v. appraise; prize, esteem, appreciate.

vamose, v. (Slang) decamp, depart quickly, go.

vampire, n. extortioner, bloodsucker.

vandal, n. destroyer, iconoclast, hun.

vanish, v. See disappear.

vanishing, a. evanescent, disappearing, transient.—n. disappearance, evanescence.

vanity, n. unsubstantialness, unreality, inanity, delusiveness, emptiness, sham; conceit, self-admiration, egotism.

vanquish, v. overcome, defeat, subjugate, subdue, rout, overpower.

vanquishment, n. defeat, subjugation, routing, conquering.

vapid, a. lifeless, spiritless; insipid, stale, tasteless; prosy, tame.

vapidity, n. lifelessness; insipidity, tastelessness; prosiness, tameness.

vapor, n. gas, haze, fog, fume, effluvium, exhalation, reek, emanation, rack. Associated Words: atmology, atmolysis, atomize, atomization, exhale, emanate.

vaporize, v. evaporate.

vaporous, a. halituous, vapory, foggy.

variability, n. variableness, mutability, inconstancy, unsteadfastness.

variable, a. mutable, changeable. See changeable. Antonyms: invariable, unchangeable.

variance, n. change, alteration; dissension, disagreement, difference, nonconformity.

variation, n. mutation, change; deviation, diversity, discrepancy; diversification.

varied, a. various, diversified, different, motley.

variegated, a. mottled, diversified, motley, divers-colored, party-colored, polychrome.

variety, n. diversity, diversification, multiplicity, variousness; assortment, collection; kind, class, species.

various, a. manifold, diverse, sundry, numerous, multifarious.

varnish, v. lacquer, japan, enamel, glaze; gloss over, palliate, extenuate.

varnish, n. lacquer; gloss, palliation, extenuation.

vary, v. diversify, variegate, modify; deviate, depart, swerve; disagree; modify, alternate.

vassal, n. feudatory, beneficiary, subject, liege, liegeman.

vast, a. spacious, immense, monstrous, huge, extensive, immeasurable.

vault, n. crypt, tomb, catacomb, ossuarium.

vault, v. leap over, spring, bound, jump; tumble.

vaulted, a. arched, concave.

vaunt, v. See boast.

veal, n. Associated Word: vituline.

veering, n. shift, shifting; vacillation, tergiversation; temporizing, time-serving.

vegetable, n. plant, truck.

vegetable oyster. salsify.

vegetate, v. sprout, grow, germinate, pullulate; rusticate, hibernate.

vehemence, n. fervency, impetuosity, intensity, zeal. See ardor.

vehement, a. fervent, impetuous, ardent, passionate, eager.

vehicle, n. conveyance, carriage; medium, instrument; excipient.

veil, v. screen, cloak, disguise, shroud, mask, conceal.

veil, n. disguise, pretense, cloak, mask, mantilla.

veiled, a. hidden, disguised, incognito.

vein, n. Associated Word: venous. See blood vessel.

vein, n. seam, lode.

venal, a. purchasable, mercenary, hireling.

vend, v. See sell.

venerate, v. reverence, revere, honor, esteem.

veneration, n. reverence, honor.

venereal disease. gonorrhea, clap; syphilis.

venereal sore. chancre, chancroid (soft chancre).

venery, n. amorousness, amativeness; sexual intercourse, coition.

vengeance, n. retribution, avengement, revenge; Nemesis, retaliation. Associated Word: wreak.

venial, a. pardonable. Antonyms: See unpardonable.

vent, n. airhole, aperture, venthole; touchhole; spiracle blowhole; outlet, emission, escape.

vent, v. emit, utter, say, discharge.