vicious circle

  1. one trouble leads to another that aggravates the first

    Synonyms : vicious cycle
    Type Of : positive feedback, regeneration
  2. an argument that assumes that which is to be proved

    Type Of : specious argument

vow

  1. dedicate to a deity by a vow

    Synonyms : consecrate
    Type Of : devote, commit, consecrate, dedicate, give
  2. a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner

    Type Of : assurance, pledge
    Examples :
    • they took vows of poverty
  3. make a vow; promise

    Type Of : plight, pledge
    Examples :
    • He vowed never to drink alcohol again

vomers

  1. thin trapezoidal bone of the skull forming the posterior and inferior parts of the nasal septum

    Type Of : bone, os

vistas

  1. the visual percept of a region

    Synonyms : aspect, panorama, prospect, scene, view
    Type Of : visual image, visual percept

vain

  1. unproductive of success

    Synonyms : bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless
    Examples :
    • a vain attempt
  2. characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

    Synonyms : conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed
    Examples :
    • vain about her clothes

viper

  1. venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw

    Type Of : ophidian, snake, serpent

verse

  1. a piece of poetry

    Synonyms : rhyme
    Type Of : poem, verse form
  2. a line of metrical text

    Synonyms : verse line
    Type Of : line
  3. literature in metrical form

    Synonyms : poesy, poetry
    Type Of : genre, writing style, literary genre
  4. compose verses or put into verse

    Synonyms : poetise, poetize, versify
    Type Of : indite, pen, write, compose
  5. familiarize through thorough study or experience

    Type Of : familiarize, acquaint, familiarise
    Examples :
    • She versed herself in Roman archeology

vessel

  1. a craft designed for water transportation

    Synonyms : watercraft
    Type Of : craft
  2. a tube in which a body fluid circulates

    Synonyms : vas
    Type Of : tube-shaped structure, tube
  3. an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

    Type Of : container

vested

  1. fixed and absolute and without contingency

    Examples :
    • a vested right

vaporize

  1. decrease rapidly and disappear

    Synonyms : fly, vanish
    Type Of : fall, lessen, decrease, diminish
    Examples :
    • all my stock assets have vaporized
  2. turn into gas

    Synonyms : aerify, gasify, vaporise
    Type Of : change integrity
  3. lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue

    Synonyms : evaporate, vaporise
    Type Of : change integrity
  4. kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting

    Synonyms : zap
    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens